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

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

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.

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

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'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 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.

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

Without knowing what was in a box I recently received in the mail, one would think it was a brick.

AT&T plans to expand its 4G LTE cellular network in North Dakota by the end of the year.

Even as Microsoft prepares for a future dominated by touch-screen devices, it is steering its Windows system to embrace more of the past.

Minnesota's online health insurance marketplace announced Deloitte Consulting on Wednesday as the lead manager to overhaul its troubled website and computer systems, citing the company's record of success in other states.

Several smartphone apps are available to help patients take their medications as prescribed. Here's a sampling of several free apps, noting some of their special features:

The New York Daily News on the proposal to hold a parade in Manhattan for veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan.

Former News of the World editor Andy Coulson acknowledged for the first time Wednesday that he listened to hacked voicemail messages while he was editor of the tabloid.

A riverfront project for which the City of Natchez is hoping to enlist help of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to "complete" was finished nearly 20 years ago, a Corps spokesman said.

QUESTION: If a thief stole a smartphone that makes retail store payments, could he or she make store purchases with no questions asked? (The phone uses the Google Wallet software and a Near-Field Communication, or NFC, radio link.) And is Google pushing Wallet to Android operating system devices without asking the owners?

Officials say portions of Detroit's Belle Isle are expected to be closed to the public for several days in September for an event showcasing driverless vehicles.

The Mt. Gox bitcoin exchange in Tokyo is headed for liquidation after a court rejected its bankruptcy protection application.

Consumer advocates say scammers are using bogus U.S. Postal Service emails to steal personal information.

A Michigan civil rights organization has developed what it's calling the first mobile app to report discrimination, ethnic harassment and other forms of bigotry.

Ivy Tech's Kokomo Region will get a $3.3 million federal grant to expand a job-training program that serves industrial technology students.

A project to start a culinary hub and another to create a high-end digital fabric printing facility are the two winners of this year's $300,000 Rhode Island Innovation Fellowships.

The ex-technology chief for Detroit's public libraries has pleaded guilty to bribery and conspiracy to commit bribery.

A trade group for wireless providers said Tuesday that that nation's biggest mobile device manufacturers and carriers will soon put anti-theft tools on the gadgets to try to deter rampant smartphone theft.

GPS technology helped police link two convicted sex offenders to the rapes and killings of at least four women in California, but the mother of one victim said Tuesday that the monitoring system should have done more to prevent the crimes in the first place.

A federal judge has decided to allow four nonprofit organizations to join Kauai County in defending a new law regulating pesticides and genetically modified crops in court.

Yahoo is prospering from its lucrative investments in Asia while the Internet company's listless advertising sales are picking up, if ever so slightly, under CEO Marissa Mayer.



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