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Report: Oversight lacking in NYC payroll project

|Friday, Jul. 25, 2014

Investigators say poor oversight allowed a New York City payroll-technology project to spiral into a $700 million tangle of contractor fraud, budget overruns and delays.

British man charged in government computer hacking

|Friday, Jul. 25, 2014

A British man has been charged with hacking into computers belonging to the Department of Health and Human Services, the U.S. Sentencing Commission and an FBI laboratory, among others.

Dozens of stolen school computers recovered

|Friday, Jul. 25, 2014

Police have recovered dozens of computers stolen from a west Phoenix school.

Amazon worker piloted drone around Space Needle

|Friday, Jul. 25, 2014

An Amazon.com employee from out of town was the operator of a drone that buzzed the Seattle Space Needle this week, police said.

Patient data on Greenwood hospital's stolen laptop

|Friday, Jul. 25, 2014

A Greenwood hospital is warning more than 500 patients that their personal and medical information could be at risk after a laptop was stolen during a break in.

Google to map Liberty and Ellis islands

|Friday, Jul. 25, 2014

Google had begun mapping Liberty Island in New York Harbor.

Scientists make love, war weapons in 'Manhattan'

|Friday, Jul. 25, 2014

Writer-producer Sam Shaw was grappling with how to craft a TV drama about the war on terror and the price it exacts from those who keep its secrets.

Mines students, others present research in Pierre

|Friday, Jul. 25, 2014

Undergraduate students who have conducted research in metallurgical engineering and other topics this summer are set to present their work at a symposium in Pierre.

Historic Civil War battle sites have a mobile app

|Friday, Jul. 25, 2014

This week marks the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Atlanta, one of the key conflicts of the Civil War, and researchers at Emory University's Center for Digital Scholarship have released a mobile app for the tour.

Report: China to declare Qualcomm a monopoly

| |Thursday, Jul. 24, 2014

Chinese regulators have concluded Qualcomm Inc., one of the biggest makers of chips used in mobile devices, has a monopoly, a government newspaper reported Friday.

Baidu profit up 34 percent as mobile service grows

|Thursday, Jul. 24, 2014

Baidu Inc., which operates China's most popular search engine, said Friday its quarterly profit rose 34 percent over a year earlier as its mobile business grew.

Former UNL student sentenced for computer hacking

|Thursday, Jul. 24, 2014

An Omaha man has been sentenced to six months in prison for computer fraud for breaking into databases of the University of Nebraska and the Nebraska State College System.

Proxy adviser says Sprint CEO was paid too much

| |Thursday, Jul. 24, 2014

Institutional Shareholder Services, a leading shareholder advisory firm, is telling shareholders to protest Sprint Corp. CEO Dan Hesse's $49 million 2013 pay package, saying it's excessive and not tied to performance.

Amazon shares fall on 2Q loss

|Thursday, Jul. 24, 2014

Shares of Amazon.com Inc. fell Thursday after the e-commerce retailer reported a deeper-than-expected second quarter loss as expenses outpaced a surge in revenue.

Tesla Motors move to Nevada would be lithium boon

| |Thursday, Jul. 24, 2014

Lithium-ion batteries are not exotic, complicated or big.

Wisconsin court backs police on cellphone data

|Thursday, Jul. 24, 2014

The Wisconsin Supreme Court sided with police in two separate cases Thursday where cellphone data was used to track suspects without obtaining a search warrant, drawing a sharply-worded dissent from the chief justice.

CareerTech board names Mack as interim director

|Thursday, Jul. 24, 2014

The Oklahoma State Board of Career and Technology Education has named CareerTech deputy state director and chief operating officer Marcie Mack as interim director.

Army: Patient IDs wrongly trashed at Ala base

|Thursday, Jul. 24, 2014

The military says as many as 2,300 patients are affected by a breach of personal information at the Lyster Army Health Clinic at Fort Rucker.

UK: Former reporter sentenced for phone hacking

| |Thursday, Jul. 24, 2014

A former British tabloid reporter was given a 10-month suspended prison sentence Thursday for his role in the long-running phone hacking scandal that shook Rupert Murdoch's media empire.

10 Things to Know for Friday

|Thursday, Jul. 24, 2014

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Friday: