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Internet safety training set for Minot school

|Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014

U.S. Sen. John Hoeven and Google representatives are hosting an Internet training safety session at a Minot middle school today.

Kansas governor uses EPA rule to tie foe to Obama

| |Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014

A protest by Kansas regulators against federal efforts to limit carbon emissions is giving Republican Gov. Sam Brownback an opportunity in the final days of his close re-election race to tie his Democratic rival to President Barack Obama.

Baidu profit up 27 percent as mobile grows

|Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014

Chinese search engine Baidu Inc. said Thursday its quarterly profit rose 27 percent as user traffic for its mobile operation surpassed passed its desktop computer-based search business.

Samsung vows changes after mobile profit plunges

| |Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014

Samsung Electronics Co. admitted erring in its smartphone strategy and vowed Thursday to overhaul its handset lineup after profit from those devices tumbled last quarter to the lowest in more than three years.

WhatsApp founders own nearly $9B in Facebook stock

|Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014

WhatsApp founders Jan Koum and Brian Acton received 116 million shares of Facebook stock currently worth nearly $9 billion when they sold their unprofitable messaging service to the social networking leader earlier this month.

Oracle tells lawmakers lawsuit is a waste of money

| |Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014

Oracle Corp. is appealing to Oregon legislative leaders in the legal fight over the failed Cover Oregon health insurance website.

Judge denies order to stop Uber in Nevada

| |Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014

A judge has denied a request from Nevada's attorney general to temporarily shut down the ride-sharing company Uber's operations in the state.

Apple Pay rival defends service, exclusivity

| |Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014

A mobile payment service backed by Wal-Mart, Best Buy and other leading retailers is defending its practice of prohibiting its members from accepting alternatives such as Apple Pay.

Identity theft victims lose more than money

| |Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014

Personal data was stolen from 100 million Americans this year in cyber-attacks and thefts from retailers, banks and hospitals. Many of them will become victims of identity theft. While the financial hit to people and companies is real, the emotional impact can be "life-altering," says Terrell McSweeny, a member of the Federal Trade Commission, at a conference Wednesday.

Education hot topic in New York as election nears

| |Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014

With the Common Core taking a hit during an education-heavy campaign season, a coalition supporting the learning standards has released an analysis that concludes repealing them would be a costly mistake.

Sex offenders plead not guilty to serial killings

|Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014

Two convicted sex offenders have pleaded not guilty to the rape and murder of four California women while the men were wearing GPS tracking monitors.

Rocket explosion setback for commercial space

| |Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014

Crews searched for scorched wreckage along the Virginia coast Wednesday in hopes of figuring out why an unmanned commercial rocket exploded in a blow to NASA's strategy of using private companies to fly supplies and, eventually, astronauts to the International Space Station.

Gadgets: Bedside speaker creates relaxing environment

| |Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014

With the press of a button, the Tranquil Moments Bluetooth speaker brings the ocean, woods and other quieting environments to your bedside.

Tech Q&A: Apple's new OS update causes iPhone, iPad glitches

| |Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014

Q: After Apple recently upgraded the iOS operating software for its mobile devices, my iPad 2 began having trouble connecting to my favorite websites via Wi-Fi. What can I do?

Review: CBS streaming not worth cutting cord, yet

| |Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014

I dropped my cable TV service more than a year ago and have been relying on Netflix, Hulu and other services to fill my television needs. But I get my shows at least a day late. With CBS' new All Access streaming service, I can watch shows right when they air.

Sole ND abortion clinic halts medication abortions

| |Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014

North Dakota's sole abortion provider stopped providing medication abortions Wednesday in the wake of a state Supreme Court ruling that blocked the use of pregnancy-terminating drugs, though surgical abortions were still being provided, the clinic's director said.

Market sought for tree-thinning wood in Washington

| |Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014

Scientists are searching for the fuels of the future in high-tech laboratories around the world, but last week one research team debuted its new technology at a wood-chipping plant tucked in the forest outside Cle Elum.

Attorneys: GPS clears man of 2009 Md. Shooting

| |Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014

Lamont Davis has a seemingly ironclad alibi for why he can't have been the triggerman in a Baltimore shooting that left a 5-year-old girl paralyzed. A GPS tracking device he'd been ordered to wear puts him in his home half a mile away at the time. Yet Davis sits in a Maryland prison serving life plus 30 years in the case, which was front page news in the city when it happened in 2009.

Group likely to have fire ceremony in Oklahoma

|Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014

A Native American group that was told it couldn't build a small fire for a religious ceremony in Oklahoma may get to after all.

Cops: Child-rape suspect vowed to kill his accuser

| |Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014

A man suspected of child-rape and committing crimes across the country after snipping off his court-ordered ankle bracelet had an "ultimate goal" of returning to Massachusetts to kill his 13-year-old accuser, state police said Wednesday, hours after he was captured in New York.