- Sliver of Clinton emails hint at lingering political trouble Updated: May-23-15 4:26 am
WASHINGTON - Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton received information on her private email account about the deadly attack on U.S. diplomatic facilities in Benghazi that was later classified "secret" at the request of the FBI, underscoring lingering questions about how responsibly she handled sensitive information on a home server.
- Some of the major bills approved by Oklahoma Legislature Updated: May-22-15 6:44 pm
OKLAHOMA CITY - The Oklahoma Legislature wrapped up the 2015 legislative session on Friday, one week before its constitutionally mandated deadline, by passing dozens of last-minute measures. Among them are several related to the $7.1 billion state budget.
- 2nd analysis paints less perilous image of Buckeye Lake dam Updated: May-22-15 6:23 pm
BUCKEYE LAKE, Ohio - An engineering firm that analyzed a deteriorated dam at Buckeye Lake suggested Friday that changes could be made to raise the water level and keep boats and surrounding businesses afloat without decreasing safety, though state officials have some concerns about the proposals.
- Rutland police part of nationwide transparency initiative Updated: May-22-15 6:09 pm
RUTLAND, Vermont - The Rutland City Police Department has joined 20 other police forces from around the country in a White House initiative to improve local policing and build community trust.
- Target settlement with MasterCard fails to get bank support Updated: May-22-15 5:43 pm
NEW YORK - A $19 million deal between Target and MasterCard to settle lawsuits stemming from the retailer's massive pre-Christmas 2013 data breach has been scrapped, because it failed to get enough support from the affected banks and credit unions.
- Adult dating site investigating breach of user data Updated: May-22-15 5:35 pm
PALO ALTO, California - The operator of a popular adult dating website said Friday it's investigating a data security breach following reports that hackers stole names, email addresses and information about the sexual orientation or habits of up to 4 million members.
- Public ed chief: Less time on testing to help state schools Updated: May-22-15 5:03 pm
ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico - New Mexico's top public school official said Friday that teachers will have more time to spend with children in the classroom rather on bureaucratic processes thanks to a decision to reduce the time students spend taking tests based on the Common Core standards.
- New York Gov. Cuomo's office ends email auto delete policy Updated: May-22-15 4:29 pm
ALBANY, New York - Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo's administration on Friday ended its practice of automatically deleting emails after 90 days following criticism that it was an affront to open government.
- White House: Offensive Twitter posts part of 'open society' Updated: May-22-15 3:15 pm
WASHINGTON - The White House says "offensive and disgusting" replies posted on President Barack Obama's new Twitter account are part of an open society.
- Toyota promises to help find cause of Takata airbag defects Updated: May-22-15 1:16 pm
TOKYO - Toyota vowed to help pinpoint the cause of a defect in air bags used in more than 50 million vehicles worldwide, saying the auto industry risks losing the trust of car buyers if the problem drags on unresolved.
- Data on thousands of patients stolen at New Jersey hospitals Updated: May-22-15 12:32 pm
HACKENSACK, New Jersey - Thousands of patients at three northern New Jersey hospitals have been alerted that their personal information was stolen in a data breach.
- Prosecutors: Professor offered China data on US-made device Updated: May-22-15 12:17 pm
PHILADELPHIA - The chairman of Temple University's physics department schemed to provide U.S. technology secrets to China in exchange for prestigious appointments for himself, federal authorities said in charging him with four counts of wire fraud.
- Tennessee restarting rebates for electric vehicles Updated: May-22-15 12:16 pm
NASHVILLE, Tennessee - The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation is restarting a rebate program for electric car buyers.
- French court rejects Uber's challenge to legal restrictions Updated: May-22-15 10:02 am
PARIS - France's highest court has rejected ride-sharing company Uber's bid to have much of a recent law banning its services declared unconstitutional.
- New Auburn lab dedicated to radio tracking used by retailers Updated: May-22-15 9:22 am
AUBURN, Alabama - It started with a single project and then a basement laboratory.
- Earmark hands Annandale $2 million in rural broadband money Updated: May-22-15 7:13 am
ST. PAUL, Minnesota - The central Minnesota city of Annandale would get one-fifth of the new money available statewide for broadband Internet build-outs in an earmark that passed the Legislature this week with no time to spare.
- Coal, medicine, trains top Tokyo's Asia infrastructure plan Updated: May-22-15 4:15 am
TOKYO - Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's offer of $110 billion in fresh infrastructure financing for Asia is as much about Japan's agenda for selling its clean coal know-how and other technologies as it is about keeping up with China.
- Alaska's popular walrus cam streams again after a decade Updated: May-22-15 1:09 am
ANCHORAGE, Alaska - A popular webcam showing large male Pacific walruses lying on the beach with a Hitchcockian number of seabirds flying overhead is once again streaming to the Internet.
- Bill allowing 3 Tesla car stores clears Connecticut House Updated: May-21-15 8:52 pm
HARTFORD, Connecticut - A bill that would allow car-maker Tesla Motors to sell its electric vehicles directly to Connecticut consumers, but in a limited fashion, passed the state House of Representatives on Thursday.
- La. motor vehicles offices expected to reopen day after fire Updated: May-21-15 7:52 pm
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - Office of Motor Vehicles locations across Louisiana were expected to reopen Friday, a day after being unable to process transactions because of a fire at the state police data center.
- Aviation agency unveils messaging system to reduce delays Updated: May-21-15 6:55 pm
NEWARK, New Jersey - A system that replaces verbal communication between pilots and air traffic controllers with computerized messages was unveiled Thursday by federal aviation officials, who said the system will reduce delays during weather events and cut down on errors that occur during routine voice transmissions.
- US State Dept. employee faces cyberstalking, hacking charges Updated: May-21-15 6:47 pm
ATLANTA - A U.S. State Department employee is accused of sending threatening emails to college-aged women in the U.S. from his computer at the U.S. Embassy in London, authorities said.
- Correction: Deepening The Mississippi story Updated: May-21-15 6:24 pm
NEW ORLEANS - In a story May 19 about deepening the Mississippi River, The Associated Press reported erroneously that the expanded Panama Canal scheduled to open in 2016 would be able to accommodate ships with a draft of 60 feet. The canal will accommodate ships with a draft of 50 feet.
- PayPal's new chief promises new services for a mobile world Updated: May-21-15 5:39 pm
SAN FRANCISCO - As PayPal prepares to split from its corporate parent, its new chief executive is promising to expand the popular online payment system, adding a variety of services for consumers to use when shopping on their phones or in traditional stores.
- Senate Democrats demand more money for Amtrak repair backlog Updated: May-21-15 5:25 pm
WASHINGTON - Senate Democrats on Thursday demanded that Republicans provide more money for Amtrak so the railroad can tackle a $21 billion maintenance and repair backlog, including replacing tunnels more than a century old.