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WASHINGTON (AP) — More than a year after federal regulators issued new privacy rules for kids' mobile apps, online stores are flooded with cute and silly software programs that quietly collect vast amounts of data on the youngest consumers, including a person's location and even...
GARDI SUGDUP, Panama (AP) — Solar panels glisten from every thatched hut on this crowded island, one of the largest in this remote chain off the Panamanian coast. But the tiny emblems of green energy offer no hope against climate change. They have helped the island's Guna people...
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Just a few years ago, early adopters of e-cigarettes got their fix by clumsily screwing together a small battery and a plastic cartridge containing cotton soaked with nicotine. Now, the battery-powered contraptions have computer chips to regulate puffs and...
NEW YORK (AP) — A New York City jail guard accused of ignoring the pleas of a dying Rikers Island inmate in 2012 after he swallowed a toxic soap ball in a now-closed solitary confinement cell for mentally ill inmates is set to go on trial in federal court. Jury selection is...
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A public transit system that still uses metal tokens and paper transfers — yes, in the 21st century — appears finally to be moving into the era of debit cards and pay-by-cellphone technology. Philadelphia riders can now see evidence of SEPTA Key, the long-...
CHICAGO (AP) — Once the lid was off the wood coffin holding the 2,500-year-old mummified remains of a 14-year-old Egyptian boy, scientist J.P. Brown could relax. The conservator at Chicago's Field Museum and three other scientists had just used clamps and pieces of metal to...
NEW YORK (AP) — After a police officer wasn't indicted in a fatal chokehold caught on video, some officials are reviving calls to entrust such cases to special prosecutors, rather than local district attorneys. The city's elected public advocate and some state lawmakers are...
MIAMI (AP) — A motorist's vehicle struck and killed a black bear on a road in the Florida Everglades and three others from another vehicle who had gotten out to help the woman where then struck and killed by a third vehicle, police said. Several others were reported injured in...
MIAMI (AP) — Police say a motorist's vehicle struck and killed a black bear on a road in the Florida Everglades and three others who had gone to the woman's aid where then struck and killed by another vehicle. He says several others were injured in the three-vehicle accident...