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FDA warns of cancer risk with fibroid procedure

| |Thursday, Apr. 17, 2014

The Food and Drug Administration is warning women that a surgical procedure to remove noncancerous growths from the uterus could inadvertently spread cancer to other parts of the body.

Senate approves hand-held cellphone ban in NH

| |Thursday, Apr. 17, 2014

Hand-held cellphone use would be banned while driving in New Hampshire in mid-2015 under a bill passed Thursday by the Senate.

Rice students work to bring deft touch to amputees

| |Thursday, Apr. 17, 2014

People with prosthetic hands have to handle everything with care.

Ex-Google CEO to advise on NY school tech spending

|Thursday, Apr. 17, 2014

Former Google CEO Eric Schmidt has been appointed to advise New York on how to spend a proposed $2 billion for technology upgrades in schools.

Facebook rolls out location-sharing feature

| |Thursday, Apr. 17, 2014

Facebook users in the U.S. will soon be able to see which of their friends are nearby using a new feature the company is launching on Thursday.

Weibo shares jump in market debut

|Thursday, Apr. 17, 2014

Chinese social media company Weibo Corp.'s shares soared in their U.S. market debut Thursday.

Cyber cops: Target hackers may take years to find

| |Thursday, Apr. 17, 2014

Secret Service investigators say they are close to gaining a full understanding of the methods hackers used to breach Target's computer systems last December.

2 students to represent state in auto contest

|Thursday, Apr. 17, 2014

Two students from Winston County will represent Alabama in the national finals of a competition for aspiring auto technicians.

Researcher finds flaw in Samsung fingerprint check

|Thursday, Apr. 17, 2014

A Berlin-based researcher says he has managed to fool the fingerprint-based security system on Samsung's new Galaxy S5 smartphone using wood glue and a picture of the original print.

Tiny power plants hold promise for nuclear energy

| |Thursday, Apr. 17, 2014

Small underground nuclear power plants that could be cheaper to build than their behemoth counterparts may herald the future for an energy industry under intense scrutiny since the Fukushima disaster, the incoming head of the Nuclear Energy Agency told The Associated Press.

Column: Fuel-careful F1 less of a guilty pleasure

| |Thursday, Apr. 17, 2014

As Earth's atmosphere warms alarmingly and fills with heat-trapping gases, and the writing on the wall — "People, we're in trouble!" — looms ever larger, Formula One has steadily become a guilty pleasure, the motorsport equivalent of blue whale burger or wearing panda fur.

New Hampshire hospitals share innovations

|Thursday, Apr. 17, 2014

New Hampshire hospitals trying to both improve quality and lower costs are sharing their strategies at a luncheon in Manchester.

Police charge Canadian in Internet privacy breach

|Wednesday, Apr. 16, 2014

Police have charged a 19-year-old Canadian man in connection with the loss of taxpayer data from Canada's tax agency website.

State Senate leader seeks review of GPS tracking

| |Wednesday, Apr. 16, 2014

The leader of the state Senate is seeking an independent review of how parole officers tracked a sex offender charged with four Southern California slayings, a spokesman said Wednesday.

Fired Yahoo exec gets $58M for 15 months of work

| |Wednesday, Apr. 16, 2014

Yahoo's recently fired chief operating officer, Henrique de Castro, left the Internet company with a severance package of $58 million even though he lasted just 15 months on the job.

Yahoo nominates co-founder, 2 others to join board

|Wednesday, Apr. 16, 2014

Yahoo co-founder David Filo is vying to rejoin the Internet company's board after an 18-year absence.

Freight train industry to miss safety deadline

| |Wednesday, Apr. 16, 2014

Only one-fifth of its track will be equipped with mandatory safety technology to prevent the most catastrophic kinds of collisions and derailments by the deadline set by Congress, the freight railroad industry said Wednesday.

IBM posts lower 1Q earnings amid hardware slump

| |Wednesday, Apr. 16, 2014

IBM's first-quarter earnings fell and revenue came in below Wall Street's expectations amid an ongoing decline in its hardware business, one that was exacerbated by weaker demand in China and emerging markets.

Google's 1Q earnings disappoint as ad prices slip

| |Wednesday, Apr. 16, 2014

Google's first-quarter earnings growth faltered as the Internet's most influential company grappled with a persistent downturn in advertising prices while spending more money to hire employees and invest in daring ideas.

Fermi 2 nuclear plant shuts for fix to transformer

|Wednesday, Apr. 16, 2014

DTE Energy Co. says it's shut down the Fermi 2 nuclear power plant to replace one of the two main transformers.