Celeb hacking scandal shows digital vulnerability

| |Tuesday, Sep. 02, 2014

To keep private pictures private, never upload them online.

Workforce growing at GE’s Fort Worth locomotive plant

| |Tuesday, Sep. 02, 2014

General Electric’s plant in far north Fort Worth recently added a second shift to meet the growing demand for new locomotives by railroads.

11 Colorado stores affected by Goodwill data theft

|Tuesday, Sep. 02, 2014

Goodwill Industries says 11 stores in southern and southwestern Colorado were affected by the theft of customers' credit card and debit card numbers.

EPA OKs FutureGen plan for CO2 storage

| |Tuesday, Sep. 02, 2014

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Tuesday said it has approved permits for the FutureGen clean coal project to store carbon dioxide underground, a key step in the longstanding plan to build the project.

AP News in Brief at 10:58 p.m. EDT

|Tuesday, Sep. 02, 2014

Internet video purports to show beheading of US reporter Steven Sotloff by Islamic State group

Home Depot probes possible credit card data breach

| |Tuesday, Sep. 02, 2014

Home Depot may be the latest retailer to suffer a major credit card data breach.

Excerpts of editorials from Illinois newspapers

|Tuesday, Sep. 02, 2014

August 28, 2014

In light of celebrity hacks, how to protect data

| |Tuesday, Sep. 02, 2014

The theft of nude photographs from celebrities' online accounts has thrown a spotlight on the security of cloud computing, a system used by a growing number of Americans to store personal information over the Internet.

The top iPhone and iPad apps on App Store

|Tuesday, Sep. 02, 2014

App Store Official Charts for the week ending September 1, 2014:

Apple: Some nude shots taken from stars' accounts

| |Tuesday, Sep. 02, 2014

Apple said Tuesday that hackers obtained nude photos of Jennifer Lawrence and other female celebrities by pilfering images from individual accounts rather than through a broader attack on the company's services.

US court hears debate in NSA phone records case

| |Tuesday, Sep. 02, 2014

A lawyer defending the government's bulk collection of millions of Americans' telephone records found himself facing tough questions Tuesday from appeals judges wanting to know whether the program will inevitably lead to, as one judge put it, the government's study of "every American's everything."

Home Depot probes possible credit card data breach

| |Tuesday, Sep. 02, 2014

Home Depot may be the latest retailer to suffer a credit card data breach.

Google's corporate products division changes name

|Tuesday, Sep. 02, 2014

Google is hoping a new brand will help sell more of its services to other companies.

Report: Alternative energy to grow in Maine

|Tuesday, Sep. 02, 2014

An unreleased Maine state report says alternative energy is among the industries with the best potential for job growth in the state.

Netflix unveils new way to share recommendations

| |Tuesday, Sep. 02, 2014

Netflix is giving its Internet video subscribers a more discreet way to recommend movies and TV shows to their Facebook friends after realizing most people don't want to share their viewing habits with large audiences.

Court halts ridesharing service Uber in Germany

|Tuesday, Sep. 02, 2014

A court has barred ridesharing service Uber from operating in Germany, the latest shot in the popular app's fight with taxi drivers worldwide.

Iran unveils new surface-to-air missile, radars

|Tuesday, Sep. 02, 2014

Iran on Tuesday unveiled a new surface-to-air missile and two radar systems it claims will boost the country's defense capabilities.

50-state look at how Common Core playing out in US

|Tuesday, Sep. 02, 2014

A state-by-state look at the Common Core standards:

Buyer's remorse on Common Core for policymakers?

| |Tuesday, Sep. 02, 2014

Millions of students will sit down at computers this year to take new tests rooted in the Common Core standards for math and reading, but policymakers in many states are having buyer's remorse.

Girl Scout group creates LEGO robot-making team

| |Tuesday, Sep. 02, 2014

To spark an interest in science, technology, engineering and math among girls, Girl Scouts of Louisiana East has created a new First LEGO League in Houma for fourth- through eighth-grade girls.