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  • SC Police stations act as havens for online buyers, sellers
    Some law enforcement agencies in South Carolina are offering up their parking lots as a well-lit, secure place to finalize deals made on Craigslist and other online marketplaces.
  • Google embeds engineers as professors
    Howard University freshman Alanna Walton knew something was different about the professor teaching her introduction to computer science course.
  • GM cuts 2016 Volt plug-in hybrid car price by almost $1,200
    General Motors is knocking nearly $1,200 off the price of the 2016 Chevrolet Volt plug-in hybrid car.
  • Pilot to fly solar plane across Pacific for 5 days, 5 nights
    A pilot said Sunday that he is anxious but excited about flying a solar plane solo from China to Hawaii on the longest leg of the first attempt to fly around the world without a drop of fuel.
  • David Goldberg, tech exec married to 'Lean In' author, dies
    David Goldberg, a popular Silicon Valley executive and husband of Facebook second-in-command and "Lean In" author Sheryl Sandberg, has died suddenly at age 47, his company and family members said Saturday.
  • Summer camps with a mission: To create cybersecurity experts
    Summer camps with a mission: To create cybersecurity experts
    At Vermont's Norwich University, 20 high school students will build computers they'll be able to take home. At Dakota State University in South Dakota, about 200 students will learn about programming. In Southern California, 250 middle school Girl Scouts will be given tiny computers, the chance to fly drones and earn special patches.
  • Bird flu virus raises questions scientists working to answer
    Bird flu virus raises questions scientists working to answer
    It's been five months since the H5N2 bird flu virus was discovered in the United States, and producers have lost 21 million birds in the Midwest alone. Yet, researchers acknowledge they still know little about a bird flu virus that's endangered turkey and egg-laying chicken populations that supply much of the nation.
  • AP-GfK Poll: Favorable views of Clinton top her GOP rivals
    AP-GfK Poll: Favorable views of Clinton top her GOP rivals
    Americans are more likely to have a favorable view of Hillary Rodham Clinton than any of her potential Republican rivals in 2016's race for the presidency, even though few see the former secretary of state as honest, according to a new Associated Press-GfK poll.
  • Nepal quake could have been much worse: Here's why
    Nepal quake could have been much worse: Here's why
    The structural engineer strides through Kathmandu's old city, past buildings reduced to rubble, buildings whose facades are cracked in dozens of places, like the fractured shell of a hardboiled egg. But it's the many buildings that made it unscathed through the earthquake that amaze Kit Miyamoto.
  • Inked and irked: Apple Watch users report tattoo problems
    It's an annoying problem for the unlucky few: the Apple Watch's heart rate monitor and even some other features might not work if you have a tattoo on your wrist.
  • Japan prime minister touts economic synergy with US in visit
    Japan prime minister touts economic synergy with US in visit
    The United States and Japan will work toward strengthened economic ties, including promoting more direct investment in each other's markets and approval of a Pacific trade agreement, officials said Friday.
  • Comcast must show what's next after collapse of deal
    Comcast, which reports financial results on Monday, faces some tough questions about what's next for the country's biggest cable company after its dreams of a far-reaching network collapsed with the death of its $45 billion Time Warner Cable deal.
  • Auditors: National Science Foundation suspends UConn grants
    The National Science Foundation has frozen more than $2 million in grants to the University of Connecticut after a foundation investigation found two professors used grant money to buy products from their own company, Connecticut state auditors disclosed Friday.
  • SeaWorld cited over safety of trainers who work with orcas
    SeaWorld -- whose safety practices have been under scrutiny since an animal trainer was killed in 2010 by an orca at its Orlando, Florida, park -- has now been cited for not adequately protecting its killer-whale trainers at its park in San Diego.
  • New site, app, links celebrities, charities and donors
    New site, app, links celebrities, charities and donors
    Chatting on the red carpet with Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence; recording a country song with Clint Black; working a relief mission with Patricia Arquette; receiving a serenade from Michael Bolton on a Caribbean island. These are just some of the WOW! moments possible for everyday donors through a new online charity service that combines star power with digital marketing savvy to contribute millions to celebrity causes worldwide.

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