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China set to punish web giant Sina for pornography

| |Thursday, Apr. 24, 2014

China plans to revoke two crucial publication licenses for Sina.com, which might partially ban the web giant's operations, because obscene content was found during an anti-pornography crackdown, state media said Thursday.

Russia's Putin calls the Internet a 'CIA project'

| |Thursday, Apr. 24, 2014

President Vladimir Putin on Thursday called the Internet a CIA project and made comments about Russia's biggest search engine Yandex, sending the company's shares plummeting.

Verizon 1Q profit surges on Vodafone-related gains

| |Thursday, Apr. 24, 2014

Verizon's $130 billion deal to take over of all of Verizon Wireless is helping lift its profit.

New test glitches worry some Indiana schools

|Thursday, Apr. 24, 2014

Some Indiana school administrators say they're worried about a rerun of last year's computer troubles with online standardized tests as students have faced disruptions this week while taking practice tests.

WHITE HOUSE NOTEBOOK: Obama's robot summit

| |Thursday, Apr. 24, 2014

The voice was slightly halting, childlike. "Welcome to Miraikan, Mr. President, it is a pleasure to meet you."

Tokyo court starts Mt. Gox bankruptcy proceedings

|Thursday, Apr. 24, 2014

Bankruptcy proceedings began Thursday for the Mt. Gox bitcoin exchange, a move that was widely expected after the Tokyo District Court decided earlier this month that the company would not be able to resurrect itself.

China splurging on military as US pulls back

| |Thursday, Apr. 24, 2014

China's navy commissioned 17 new warships last year, the most of any nation. In a little more than a decade, it's expected to have three aircraft carriers, giving it more clout than ever in a region of contested seas and festering territorial disputes.

Fargo to host electronic recycling event May 3

|Thursday, Apr. 24, 2014

Fargo-area residents will be able to recycle their unwanted electronics next weekend.

Oregon moves to dump health exchange website

| |Thursday, Apr. 24, 2014

Oregon, once expected to be a national leader in the federal health care overhaul, on Thursday moved to become the first state to dump its troubled online health exchange and use the federal marketplace instead.

Vermont ups the ante on genetically modified foods

| |Thursday, Apr. 24, 2014

Vermont has raised the stakes in the debate over genetically modified foods by becoming the first state to pass a bill requiring that they be labeled as such in the grocery aisle, making the move despite the opposition of the powerful U.S. food industry.

Timeline of electronic cigarettes milestones

|Wednesday, Apr. 23, 2014

Late 2006: Electronic cigarettes first marketed in U.S. via kiosks in shopping malls and online.

FDA eases into regulating e-cigarettes

| |Wednesday, Apr. 23, 2014

The federal government's move to regulate e-cigarettes is a leap into the unknown.

FCC to propose pay-for-priority Internet standards

| |Wednesday, Apr. 23, 2014

The Federal Communications Commission is set to propose new open Internet rules that would allow content companies to pay for faster delivery over the so-called "last mile" connection to people's homes, but enhance scrutiny of such deals so they don't harm competition or limit free speech.

At a Glance: Electronic cigarettes

|Wednesday, Apr. 23, 2014

ELECTRONIC CIGARETTES: The battery-powered devices made of plastic or metal heat a liquid nicotine solution, creating vapor that users inhale. Some models are disposable, and some are designed to be refilled with cartridges or tanks containing what enthusiasts call "e-juice." Some e-cigarettes are made to look like a real cigarette with a tiny light on the tip that glows like the real thing.

AP News in Brief at 5:58 a.m. EDT

|Wednesday, Apr. 23, 2014

Obama warns Russia that more sanctions are 'teed up' but admits they may not stop Putin

Apple takes steps to lift sagging stock price

|Wednesday, Apr. 23, 2014

Apple upstaged Wednesday's release of its fiscal second-quarter earnings by announcing plans to send more cash to its shareholders and split its stock for the first time in nine years. This is what Apple is doing:

FCC to propose pay-for-priority Internet standards

| |Wednesday, Apr. 23, 2014

The Federal Communications Commission is set to propose new open Internet rules that would allow content companies to pay for faster delivery over the so-called "last mile" connection to people's homes, but enhance scrutiny of such deals so they don't harm competition or limit free speech.

Qualcomm 2Q net tops Street; faces bribery probe

|Wednesday, Apr. 23, 2014

Chipmaker Qualcomm Inc. on Wednesday reported second-quarter earnings that topped Wall Street expectations thanks to strong demand for mobile device chipsets, but said revenue rose less quickly than expected.

Analysis: Recent California newspaper editorials

|Wednesday, Apr. 23, 2014

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Zynga founder Pincus leaving operations role

|Wednesday, Apr. 23, 2014

Online game maker Zynga's founder Mark Pincus is stepping down as chief product officer, less than a year after he was replaced as the company's CEO, as the company's sales slide.