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Gamers use 'swatting' police hoax to lash out at opponents

SWAT teams found no violent criminals or wounded victims only video game players sitting at their computers.

A Closer Look: Your (online) life after death

Sure, you have a lot to do today — laundry, bills, dinner — but it's never too early to start planning for your digital afterlife, the fate of your numerous online accounts once you... Read more »

11 hours ago

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Self-driving cars now need a permit in California

Computer-driven cars have been testing their skills on California roads for more than four years — but until now, the Department of Motor Vehicles wasn't sure just how many were rolling around. Read more »

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Scientists' colossal squid exam a kraken good show

It was a calm morning in Antarctica's remote Ross Sea, during the season when the sun never sets, when Capt. John Bennett and his crew hauled up a creature with tentacles like fire hoses and eyes... Read more »

15 hours ago

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Researchers explore shipwrecks near San Francisco

Federal researchers are exploring several underwater sites where ships sank while navigating in the treacherous waters west of San Francisco in the decades following the Gold Rush. Read more »

16 hours ago

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Lava flows from Philippine volcano, thousands flee

The Philippines' most active volcano belched out huge lava fragments that rolled about a kilometer (half a mile) down its slope in an ongoing gentle eruption, prompting authorities to evacuate thousands of villagers, officials said... Read more »

16 hours ago

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Gamers use police hoax to lash out at opponents

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... Read more »

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British boy gets first proton treatment in Prague

British boy Ashya King underwent his first proton beam therapy session for a life-threatening brain tumor in Prague on Monday, a week after the 5-year-old boy was flown here from Spain. Read more »

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Chinese city creates cellphone sidewalk lane

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... Read more »

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Online attacks, real-life consequences

Widespread collection of personal data online frequently prompts debate about privacy, but there is one group of people that has largely managed to remain behind a wall of anonymity, says Danielle... Read more »

Sept. 14, 2014

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Conservation groups in Idaho eye lawsuit against predator control agency

Four conservation groups that contend that federal officials in Idaho are violating environmental laws by killing predators and other wildlife to protect livestock and crops have taken the first... Read more »

Sept. 14, 2014

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Reno air races draw new kind of aircraft: drones

A new kind of aircraft is competing for the first time at this week's National Championship Air Races in Reno: drones. Read more »

Sept. 13, 2014

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Will Apple's digital wallet kill the card swipe?

On Tuesday, the company announced Apple Pay, a digital payment system that lets people pay for retail store purchases using their phones rather than cash or credit cards. T Read more »

Sept. 13, 2014

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Large number of salmon return to Columbia River

Hundreds of thousands of salmon are making their way from the ocean up the Columbia River this month, a windfall for salmon eaters, and for tribal and recreational fishermen in the Pacific Northwest. Read more »

Sept. 12, 2014

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Tesla Q&A: Tesla's Nevada 'gigafactory' FAQs

Now that Gov. Brian Sandoval has signed into law a package of incentives for Tesla Motors worth up to $1.3 billion, the electric-car maker is moving ahead with plans to build a $5 billion lithium... Read more »

Sept. 12, 2014

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Lava approaches vacant lots in Hawaii subdivision

Lava from one of the world's most active volcanos soon could reach three state-owned vacant lots in a rural subdivision on Hawaii's Big Island, but officials are hopeful homes will be spared. Read more »

Sept. 12, 2014

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Solar storm arrives at Earth, but not a problem

A solar storm zapped Earth on Friday but it was causing few, if any, problems. It also may allow more people to see the colorful northern lights. Read more »

Sept. 12, 2014

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Justice Dept. seeks new tool against data fraud

Working to combat an increasingly lucrative crime that crosses national boundaries, Justice Department officials are pressing for a new law to help them prosecute criminals overseas who traffic in... Read more »

Sept. 12, 2014

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4 Reasons shoppers will shrug off Home Depot hack

Home Depot's data breach could wind up being among the largest ever for a retailer, but that may not matter to its millions of customers. Read more »

Sept. 11, 2014

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Salt Lake Astronomical Society hosting sun viewing party

The Salt Lake Astronomical Society will host a sun party this weekend. Read more »

Sept. 11, 2014

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NASA's newest human spacecraft on the move

NASA is one step closer to launching its newest spacecraft designed for humans. Read more »

Sept. 11, 2014

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Which new iPhone is right for your family members?

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Want to know which new iPhone you should have? Or if the iWatch is something to strap on? Here's a look at which of the new products is best suited for your family members. Read more »

Sept. 10, 2014

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Fall tourism rising: Fewer crowds, nice weather

Fall used to be off-peak for tourism everywhere except New England and other fall foliage destinations. But autumn tourism is rising, with traditional summer hotspots increasingly busy September... Read more »

Sept. 10, 2014

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Scientists say the ozone layer is recovering

Earth's protective but fragile ozone layer is beginning to recover, largely because of the phase-out since the 1980s of certain chemicals used in refrigerants and aerosol cans, a U.N. scientific... Read more »

Sept. 10, 2014

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USU researchers blazing trails with car fueled by algae, safflower seeds

Utah State University is blazing trails at the Bonneville Salt Flats with a race car fueled by algae and safflower seeds. Researchers are using the speedway to market what they believe is the fuel... Read more »

Sept. 10, 2014

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APPLE LIVE: Larger iPhones and smartwatch unveiled

Apple's larger iPhones won't just have bigger screens. They'll have a new, horizontal viewing mode to take advantage of the larger display. Read more »

Sept. 10, 2014

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