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Tesla, Chinese firm plan 400 charging stations

| |Friday, Aug. 29, 2014

Tesla Motors Co. and a state-owned Chinese phone carrier announced plans Friday to build 400 charging stations for electric cars in a new bid to promote popular adoption of the technology in China.

Pregame film study shifts to phones, tablets

| |Friday, Aug. 29, 2014

Oklahoma cornerback Zack Sanchez had just found out the Sooners would be facing Alabama in the Sugar Bowl. Shortly thereafter, his game prep began. On his cell phone.

Houston police chief seeks body camera funding

|Friday, Aug. 29, 2014

The chief of the largest police force in Texas has moved to equip all of his officers with body cameras.

Ecuador heralds digital currency plans

| |Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014

Ecuador is planning to create what it calls the world's first digital currency issued by a central bank, which some analysts believe could be a first step toward abandoning the country's existing currency, the U.S. dollar.

Google building fleet of package-delivering drones

| |Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014

Google's secretive research laboratory is trying to build a fleet of drones designed to bypass earthbound traffic so packages can be delivered to people more quickly.

Attorney general hopeful Tolman releases new TV ad

|Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014

Democratic candidate for attorney general Warren Tolman has released a new television ad focusing on the issue of guns.

Clinton says frayed trust led to Ferguson violence

| |Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014

Hillary Rodham Clinton broke nearly three weeks of silence Thursday on the fatal police shooting of an unarmed 18-year-old in Missouri, saying his death and the violent protests that followed resulted from frayed bonds of trust in a racially divided community.

Egypt militants post beheading video

|Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014

An al-Qaida-inspired militant group in Egypt has posted an online video showing the beheading of four men in the Sinai Peninsula accused of spying for Israel, whose bodies were found earlier this month.

Auditors want more controls on UConn salaries

| |Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014

State auditors are recommending the University of Connecticut put more controls on the salaries the school pays professors and other professionals.

New Samsung smartwatch won't need companion phone

| |Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014

With the holiday shopping season coming, Samsung and LG unveiled small improvements to their computerized wristwatches to try to sway shoppers.

Panel backs $1.25M for drone research in Nevada

|Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014

Nevada lawmakers are kicking in $1.25 million to help get the state's fledgling drone testing industry off the ground.

Apple to unveil next products at Sept. 9 event

| |Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014

Apple's latest product launch will be in a setting that holds a special place in its history, signaling how big this event is for the company.

Visual search to shop: gimmick or game changing?

| |Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014

Imagine using your phone to snap a photo of the cool pair of sunglasses your friend is wearing and instantly receiving a slew of information about the shades along with a link to order them.

U of I plans to boost cell reception at stadium

|Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014

University of Illinois officials plan to make it easier for sports fans to use cellphones at Memorial Stadium.

Funeral home seeks to curb texting while driving

|Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014

A western Michigan funeral home is working to raise awareness about the dangers of texting while driving by launching a campaign highlighting the potentially fatal consequences involved.

Hillary Clinton returns to San Francisco Bay Area

|Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014

Hillary Clinton is back in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Fort Leavenworth to break ground on new center

|Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014

Fort Leavenworth is planning a groundbreaking ceremony next week for a $15.6 million battleground simulation training center.

Binghamton U builds $70M energy research hub

|Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014

A $70 million research hub for the development of energy-efficient technologies is under construction at Binghamton University.

Vivendi, Telefonica in talks over Brazil business

|Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014

French media conglomerate Vivendi said Thursday it would begin exclusive talks with Spanish telecoms company Telefonica for the sale of its Brazilian operator Global Village Telecom, or GVT, after the Spanish company raised its offer to 7.45 billion euros ($9.82 billion) from 6.7 billion euros.

Eastern Colorado VA resumes surgeries

|Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014

Surgeries are once again being done at the Denver VA after concerns were raised about its air-handling units.