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Navy: Wind Farm Opposed by GOP Lawmakers Won't Harm Radar

By Michael Biesecker | Jan 22
The Pentagon says it disagrees with Republicans in North Carolina who claim a $400 million clean energy project slated to power data centers for Amazon.com Inc. poses a threat to national security.

Hawaii Bill Aims for 100 Percent Renewable Transportation

By Cathy Bussewitz | Jan 22
Hawaii has the most aggressive renewable energy targets in the nation, aiming for its utilities to get 100 percent of their electricity from renewable sources by 2045.

Freeze-Dried Food and 1 Bathroom: 6 Simulate Mars in Dome

By Caleb Jones | Jan 22
Crammed into a dome with one bathroom, six scientists will spend eight months munching on mostly freeze-dried foods - with a rare treat of Spam - and have only their small sleeping quarters to retreat to for solace.

Breast Cancer Tattoo Photos Lead to Facebook Expulsion

Jan 21
A woman who aids breast cancer survivors in the St. Louis area by creating tattoos of the nipple and areola after reconstructive surgery has been booted from Facebook for showing examples of her work.

CIA Publishes Guidelines for Handling Americans' Info

By Eileen Sullivan | Jan 21
Two days before Donald Trump takes office, the CIA on Wednesday published for the first time its guidelines for how it collects, stores, searches and shares information about Americans.

Mississippi Sues Google, Saying It Violates Student Privacy

By Jeff Amy | Jan 20
Mississippi's Democratic attorney general is once again tangling with Google, alleging in a lawsuit that the company is illegally violating student privacy, even as some Republicans seek to muzzle his ability to file such civil suits.

For Driverless Cars, A Moral Dilemma: Who Lives or Dies?

By Matt O'Brien | Jan 20
Imagine you're behind the wheel when your brakes fail. As you speed toward a crowded crosswalk, you're confronted with an impossible choice: Veer right and mow down a large group of elderly people or veer left into a woman pushing a stroller.

Home Security Tips: 5 Social Media Do's and Don'ts

By Justine Lavelle | Jan 19
Are you in the process of planning your winter getaway? People can't wait to share their travel destinations and photos with their friends on social media. However, this is a critical time to step away from social media to protect your family and home.

Baidu Hires Microsoft Expert in Artificial Intelligence Push

Jan 19
Baidu Inc., which operates China's most popular Internet search engine, said Tuesday it has hired a former Microsoft executive and artificial intelligence specialist to improve its competitiveness in the field.

Facebook Introduces Measures to Tackle Fake News in Germany

Jan 18
Facebook says it's introducing measures to tackle the spread of fake news in Germany, months before the country holds a national election.

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