A sprawling industrial park near Reno where wild mustangs roam among the sagebrush has become the focus of the secretive site selection process for Tesla's $5 billion battery factory, but the groundwork taking place is no guarantee the plant and its 6,500 jobs are coming.

Microsoft said Friday it is suing Samsung for threatening to stop paying Microsoft royalties for patents behind the Android operating system.

It just got a little easier to swap cellphone providers.

Construction is expected to start next month on an Energy Innovation Center in Milwaukee.

Officials in a south-central Kansas county are considering whether to require mandatory recycling of old computers and other electronic devices.

Sometimes the struggles of an industry can bring music to your ears. And your screens.

General Treasurer and gubernatorial candidate Gina Raimondo must give a deposition in a lawsuit over the deal that gave ex-Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling's video game company a $75 million state-backed loan, a Rhode Island judge said Friday.

FairPoint Communications and two unions representing 1,700 workers in Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont continued to negotiate Friday as the expiration of the existing contract looms this weekend.

Google Inc. is confirming that the barge it docked in Maine has been sold.

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Maine's state and federal courts have issued warnings about phone and email scams by those trying to trick people into giving them money or steal their identities.

New York state is expanding the definition of "revenge porn" punishable with fines and jail by adding another category of images that can't be posted online without the subject's consent.

Motorists travelling through New Hampshire are seeing electronic highway signs warning them about distracted driving — the first messages in what will become a full-blown public awareness campaign about a law that banning the use of all hand-held electronic devices while driving.

Yahoo says it has filed a complaint to Germany's highest court against a year-old law that broadened copyright protection for news material used on the Internet.

Scientific Games plans to pay about $3.3 billion to buy Bally Technologies in a deal that would combine makers of gambling equipment ranging from slot machines to instant-win lottery games.

Indianapolis International Airport has installed codes in shelters at parking lots to help people find where they parked their vehicles.

Bus riders in Kansas City now have access to free Wi-Fi.

For months, CIA Director John Brennan stood firm in his insistence that the CIA had little to be ashamed of after searching the computers of the Senate Intelligence Committee. His defiant posture quickly collapsed after a devastating report by his own inspector general sided against the CIA on each key point of the dispute with the Senate.

Federal court officials in North Dakota are warning of an email scam inviting people to fill out online forms for jury duty.

Former Westfield State University President Evan Dobelle racked up tens of thousands of dollars in personal expenses and travel costs on university credit cards and misrepresented much of the spending as university-related business, Massachusetts Inspector General Glenn Cunha's office said in a report released Thursday.

A northern Indiana prosecutor has harshly criticized other officials in his county for not adequately dealing with computer problems that have effectively brought some business to a halt.

The little girl squirmed in her mother's arms inside a lab at UNLV, her American flag-themed dress contrasting with the hammers, rulers and other engineering equipment that surrounded her.

Aug. 1 brings a gaggle of new laws for Minnesota, ranging from the little-discussed (such as establishing Cesar Chavez Day in Minnesota every March 31) to the hard-fought (raising the state's minimum wage). A quick rundown on a selection of the most notable:

NASA plans to make oxygen — a key ingredient of rocket fuel — on Mars early next decade.

A federal judge in the U.S. territory of Guam denied a motion Thursday to release a Russian lawmaker's son accused of hacking computers inside hundreds of U.S. businesses.

Tucson officials are hoping a pre-approved building permit will help persuade electric car company Tesla to build its planned battery plant in the city, the mayor said Thursday.

Electric car maker Tesla Motors said Thursday that it is preparing a site near Reno, Nevada, as a possible location for its new battery factory, but is still evaluating other sites.

Twitter said government requests for user data grew sharply in the past six months as more countries asked for a greater amount of information about users.

CIA officers improperly accessed Senate computers, read the emails of Senate staff, and exhibited a "lack of candor" when interviewed by agency investigators, according to a declassified CIA inspector general's report.

U.S. law enforcement can force Microsoft Corp. to turn over emails it stores in Ireland, a judge ruled in a case that technology companies have rallied around as they pursue billions of dollars in data storage business abroad.



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