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  • new storyThe Latest: Congressman harmed by VW cheat story has photos
    Updated: Oct-08-15 1:27 pm

    WASHINGTON - The latest on the congressional hearing on Volkswagen's emissions-rigging (all times local):

  • Tokyo auto show to highlight 'smart' green cars 
    Updated: Oct-08-15 12:44 am

    TOKYO - The Tokyo Motor Show, opening to the public Oct. 30 at Tokyo Big Sight convention hall, will be packed with futuristic eye-catching vehicles that drive themselves, offer online information in dazzling ways and are so green they are zero-emissions. Taking part with their latest offerings are 160 companies, including automakers, suppliers and motorcycle manufacturers from around the world, but the biggest stars of the Tokyo show are usually the Japanese. There will be 42 "world premiere" vehicles, being unveiled for the first time.

  • US official: Ending embargo of Cuba will take time story has photos
    Updated: Oct-07-15 11:10 pm

    HAVANA - U.S. Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker wrapped up her visit to Cuba on Wednesday by saying both sides need to learn more about each other as they work to improve relations.

  • Clinton subject to hack attempts from China, Korea, Germany story has photosstory has video
    Updated: Oct-07-15 10:44 pm

    WASHINGTON - Hillary Rodham Clinton's private email server, which stored some 55,000 pages of emails from her time as secretary of state, was the subject of attempted cyberattacks originating in China, South Korea and Germany after she left office in early 2013, according to a congressional document obtained by The Associated Press.

  • For 1st time, MIT's free online classes can lead to degree story has photos
    Updated: Oct-07-15 5:15 pm

    CAMBRIDGE, Massachusetts - The Massachusetts Institute of Technology has offered free online courses for the last four years with one major downside: They didn't count toward a degree. That's about to change.

  • Google is latest tech giant to claim space in mobile news 
    Updated: Oct-07-15 2:31 pm

    NEW YORK - Technology giants including Apple, Facebook, Snapchat and now Google want to take charge of how we get and see news on our phones.

  • A guide to watching sports if you don't have cable story has photos
    Updated: Oct-07-15 11:49 am

    NEW YORK - It's football season, and baseball playoffs are starting. Don't have cable? You can still watch.

  • European data sharing pact with US ruled invalid story has photos
    Updated: Oct-06-15 2:29 pm

    LUXEMBOURG - Facebook and thousands of other companies could find it vastly more complicated to do business in Europe after a court ruled that personal data sent to U.S. servers is potentially unsafe from government spying.

  • NH attorney general offers guidance after data breach 
    Updated: Oct-06-15 7:35 am

    CONCORD, New Hampshire - The state attorney general says about 21,000 New Hampshire residents who are T-Mobile wireless customers may have had personal data exposed in the recent breach at the Experian credit reporting agency.

  • NY attorney general offers guidance after data breach 
    Updated: Oct-06-15 3:01 am

    ALBANY, New York - The state attorney general says more than 1 million New Yorkers who are T-Mobile wireless customers may have had personal data exposed in the recent breach at the Experian credit reporting agency, suggesting steps to protect against identity theft.

  • Data hack at 7 Trump hotels confirmed 
    Updated: Oct-05-15 6:22 pm

    NEW YORK - Customer credit and debit card numbers may have been stolen at seven Trump hotels after its payment systems were hacked for over a year.

  • Lawmakers continue studying broadband options for Idaho 
    Updated: Oct-05-15 5:44 pm

    BOISE, Idaho - School districts in Idaho should continue securing their own Internet rather than relying on a statewide system, an Internet provider told lawmakers Monday.

  • Data hack at 7 Trump hotels confirmed 
    Updated: Oct-05-15 5:10 pm

    NEW YORK - Customer credit and debit card numbers may have been stolen at seven Trump hotels after its payment systems were hacked for over a year.

  • As cities prune email archives, transparency advocates worry 
    Updated: Oct-05-15 10:11 am

    ST. PAUL, Minnesota - Local governments around Minnesota are slimming email archives by setting strict limits on how long employees can keep messages.

  • At Asian film fest, new etiquette shows rise of mobile app 
    Updated: Oct-05-15 8:23 am

    BUSAN, South Korea - Kakao Talk, a popular mobile messaging app in South Korea, must have annoyed its share of moviegoers.

  • Spanish police probe garages offering emission cheating 
    Updated: Oct-03-15 10:36 am

    MADRID - Spanish police have cracked down on a string of garages that allegedly provided customers with mechanical and software services that enabled their cars to cheat emission checks in a scam similar to that which has engulfed Volkswagen, a statement said Saturday.

  • Scottrade says hack may have affected 4.6M customers 
    Updated: Oct-02-15 6:59 pm

    NEW YORK - Online stock brokerage company Scottrade said that the names and addresses of about 4.6 million of its customers may have been stolen by hackers.

  • The Latest: Justice says he'll cooperate in email inquiry 
    Updated: Oct-02-15 3:40 pm

    HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania - The latest developments in the Pennsylvania attorney general's allegations that a state Supreme Court justice may have violated conduct rules because of racially offensive or misogynistic emails that were sent to him. All times local.

  • VW, Audi offer online check if vehicle has trick software 
    Updated: Oct-02-15 12:02 pm

    BERLIN - Volkswagen and its Audi subsidiary said Friday that customers in Germany can now go to their websites to see if their vehicles are among those installed with software that the company says was used to manipulate U.S. emissions testing.

  • Experian says 15M have info stolen in hack of T-Mobile data story has photos
    Updated: Oct-01-15 7:06 pm

    NEW YORK - Hackers have stolen personal information belonging to about 15 million T-Mobile wireless customers and potential customers in the U.S., including Social Security numbers, home addresses, birthdates and other personal information.

  • Honda recalling 143,000 Civics, Fits to fix faulty software 
    Updated: Oct-01-15 6:53 pm

    TORRANCE, California - Honda is recalling 143,000 Civic and Fit vehicles in the U.S. to fix a software problem that could cause the front wheels to lock up.

  • Questions, answers about effort to hack Clinton's emails 
    Updated: Oct-01-15 7:43 am

    WASHINGTON - Russia-linked hackers tried at least five times in August 2011 to trick Hillary Rodham Clinton into infecting her computer systems while she was secretary of state, according to newly released emails from the State Department.

  • Atlanta's Fernbank Museum to stage 'Robots Day' 
    Updated: Oct-01-15 3:01 am

    ATLANTA - Atlanta's Fernbank Museum of Natural History is preparing for a day focused on robot-related activities and demonstrations.

  • Maryland county promotes disaster preparedness through app 
    Updated: Oct-01-15 3:01 am

    WESTMINSTER, Maryland - Carroll County officials have introduced a mobile app that sends emergency alerts to residents.

  • States competing for data centers extend $1.5B in tax breaks 
    Updated: Sep-30-15 12:51 pm

    KANSAS CITY, Missouri - The former limestone mine seemed perfect for a large computer data center. The air was cool. The rock walls provided a defense against natural disasters. And the tunnels bored into a Kansas City hillside had access to abundant electricity and fiber-optic cables.