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AP Explains: Farm Runoff and the Worsening Algae Plague

AP Explains: Farm Runoff and the Worsening Algae Plague

By John Flesher | Nov 18
Federal and state programs have spent billions of dollars on cost-sharing payments to farmers to help prevent nutrient runoff, yet the problem is worsening in many places.

Rise in Teen Suicide, Social Media Coincide; Is There Link?

Rise in Teen Suicide, Social Media Coincide; Is There Link?

By Lindsey Tanner | Nov 18
An increase in suicide rates among U.S. teens occurred at the same time social media use surged and a new analysis suggests there may be a link.

Could Anyone Stop Trump from Launching Nukes? The Answer: No

Could Anyone Stop Trump from Launching Nukes? The Answer: No

By Robert Burns | Nov 17
Here's a question rarely raised before Donald Trump ran for the White House: If the president ordered a pre-emptive nuclear strike, could anyone stop him? The answer is no.

NYC Passes Bill to Make Revenge Porn a Crime

NYC Passes Bill to Make Revenge Porn a Crime

By Colleen Long | Nov 17
The City Council on Thursday passed legislation that would make it a crime to engage in revenge porn, sharing intimate images of people with an aim to embarrass or hurt them.

FDA Approves First Digital Ingestion Tracking System Med

FDA Approves First Digital Ingestion Tracking System Med

Nov 16
The Food and Drug Administration has approved the first drug in the United States with a digital ingestion tracking system, in an unprecedented move to ensure that patients with mental illness take the medicine prescribed for them.

U.S. Official: 15 Percent of Agencies Used Kaspersky Software

U.S. Official: 15 Percent of Agencies Used Kaspersky Software

By Deb Riechmann | Nov 15
Computer systems at 15 percent of U.S. government agencies were running Kaspersky Lab software that's been banned because of concerns about the company's ties to the Kremlin and Russian spy operations.

3Somer App Data Helps the LGBTQ Community Connect

3Somer App Data Helps the LGBTQ Community Connect

Nov 15
Looking for a threesome? Depending on your state, you might have more of a chance than others. Data from the 3Somer app shows how many gay members are signed up in each area of the U.S.

Cybercrimes Present Unique Challenges for Investigators

Cybercrimes Present Unique Challenges for Investigators

By Kate Brumback | Nov 15
The federal investigators looking into the breach that exposed personal information maintained by the Equifax credit report company are used to dealing with high-profile hacks and the challenges they present.

No One Satisfied with New Vermont Wind Power Sound Rules

No One Satisfied with New Vermont Wind Power Sound Rules

By Wilson Ring | Nov 14
An effort by Vermont utility regulators to settle the long-standing, contentious issue of how much noise neighbors of industrial wind projects should be subject to ended up upsetting both sides.

Water Wizards: Dutch Flood Expertise is Big Export Business

Water Wizards: Dutch Flood Expertise is Big Export Business

By Mike Corder | Nov 14
Ingenuity around climate change-worsened problems with water has led to new technology that is becoming a lucrative Dutch export.

Electronic Filing Coming to the Supreme Court

Electronic Filing Coming to the Supreme Court

By Mark Sherman | Nov 13
Surely but slowly, the Supreme Court is entering the 21st century. The court is making new legal filings available online starting Monday, years behind the rest of the federal court system.

EU Pushes Cut in Car Emissions, Boost for Electric Vehicles

EU Pushes Cut in Car Emissions, Boost for Electric Vehicles

By Frank Jordans and Angela Charlton | Nov 13
The European Commission said Wednesday it wants to cut emissions of carbon dioxide from cars by 30 percent by 2030, and boost the use of electric vehicles by making them cheaper and easier to charge.

Felix Gray: Computer Glasses for a New Generation

Felix Gray: Computer Glasses for a New Generation

By Matthew Wexler | Nov 13
Have you experienced eye fatigue, dry eyes, headaches or blurred vision? You might be suffering from the effects of overexposure to the artificial light emitted from your digital devices. Felix Gray has arrived with a stylish solution.

Watch: How Smart is Nest Cam IQ?

Watch: How Smart is Nest Cam IQ?

Nov 13
The Nest Cam IQ offers a glimpse at how deeply intelligent computers will be able to peer into our lives. The Associated Press San Francisco bureau put it to the test.

Las Vegas Shooting Victims Turn to Social Media to Find Heroes

Las Vegas Shooting Victims Turn to Social Media to Find Heroes

By Amanda Lee Myers | Nov 12
As soon as Chris Gilman knew she would survive the gunshot wound she sustained in the Las Vegas massacre, she wanted to find the two strangers who saved her life - a man and woman whose names she didn't even know.

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