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Kansas City airport officials promise better Wi-Fi

|Monday, Sep. 15, 2014

Kansas City International Airport officials have heard the complaints from travelers about spotty Wi-Fi service and they say they are working to make it better.

Software firm AvidXchange to add 600 jobs in NC

|Monday, Sep. 15, 2014

A Charlotte software company that automates how companies pay their bills is being offered nearly $9 million if it adds 600 new jobs.

'Minecraft' could boost Microsoft's mobile reach

| |Monday, Sep. 15, 2014

Microsoft's decision to spend $2.5 billion for the creator of the hit game "Minecraft" could help the Xbox maker grab attention on mobile phones, a new priority for the company.

One man trying to bring Broadway into 21st century

| |Monday, Sep. 15, 2014

When John Travolta shocked theater fans by mangling the pronunciation of Idina Menzel's name at the Oscars, one person saw a gift in the slip — Damian Bazadona.

Chinese city creates cellphone sidewalk lane

| |Monday, Sep. 15, 2014

Taking a cue from an American TV program, the Chinese city of Chongqing has created a smartphone sidewalk lane, offering a path for those too engrossed in messaging and tweeting to watch where they're going.

United Way to accept donations in bitcoin currency

|Monday, Sep. 15, 2014

One of the world's largest charities says it will begin accepting donations in the virtual currency bitcoin.

Coroner: Bitcoin exchange CEO committed suicide

|Monday, Sep. 15, 2014

A Singapore Coroner's Court has found that the American CEO of a virtual currency exchange committed suicide earlier this year in Singapore because of work and personal issues.

Cognizant buying TriZetto for $2.7 billion

|Monday, Sep. 15, 2014

Cognizant will buy the health care software company TriZetto for $2.7 billion in cash.

Danish TDC to buy Norway's Get for $2.2 billion

|Monday, Sep. 15, 2014

Danish TDC telecom group says it plans to acquire Norway's leading cable TV company Get AS, in a deal valued at 13.8 billion kroner ($2.2 billion).

UCO introduces new software engineering degree

|Monday, Sep. 15, 2014

The University of Central Oklahoma is offering students a new degree option in software engineering, making it the first program of its kind to be offered by a public university in the state.

Truett sermons digitized for the world to hear

| |Monday, Sep. 15, 2014

The Rev. George W. Truett, the namesake of Baylor University's seminary, was known for being an eloquent preacher with a knack for using everyday events to make Scripture more relatable for his congregation.

Gamers use police hoax to lash out at opponents

| |Sunday, Sep. 14, 2014

The calls to 911 raised an instant alarm: One caller said he shot his co-workers at a Colorado video game company and had hostages. Another in Florida said her father was drunk, wielding a machine gun and threatening their family.

Venezuela's newest shortage: breast implants

| |Sunday, Sep. 14, 2014

Venezuela's chronic shortages have begun to encroach on a cultural cornerstone: the boob job.

Samsung accuses LG execs of damaging its products

|Sunday, Sep. 14, 2014

Samsung Electronics Co. has accused senior executives from rival LG Electronics Inc. of vandalizing its washing machines at stores in Germany earlier this month and has asked for an official investigation.

Feds chase treasure hunter turned fugitive

| |Sunday, Sep. 14, 2014

One of the last times anyone ever saw Tommy Thompson, he was walking on the pool deck of a Florida mansion wearing nothing but eye glasses, leather shoes, black socks and underwear, his brown hair growing wild.

Fire chiefs seek probe of 'smart' meters in Nevada

|Sunday, Sep. 14, 2014

Two northern Nevada fire chiefs have asked the Public Utilities Commission to investigate the safety of NV Energy's residential "smart" meters, saying they believe the meters are associated with a string of recent fires.

Police: 6 hurt in shooting outside Alaska bar

|Sunday, Sep. 14, 2014

Police say six people were injured, one critically, in a shooting outside a bar in Alaska, and the suspects remain at large.

Boston group gets $158K grant for bankruptcy help

|Sunday, Sep. 14, 2014

The Volunteer Lawyers Project of the Boston Bar Association has received a $158,000 grant to develop new legal aid clinics and technology to help low-income clients with bankruptcy.

Hikers try to improve Pacific Crest Trail app

| |Sunday, Sep. 14, 2014

Hiking along the Pacific Crest Trail this summer, Lon Cooper looks like a human version of the Google Street View car.

State budgets $2 million for Cover Oregon lawsuit

|Sunday, Sep. 14, 2014

Oregon has budgeted $2 million for its legal fight with software giant Oracle over the state's failed health care exchange website.