Nearly a decade into a honeybee crisis, the idea was inevitable — a robotic bee.

Cameron County commissioners have agreed to waive 10 years of county taxes as part of an agreement bringing the world's first commercial site for orbital rocket launches to the southernmost tip of Texas.

A company that produces food ingredients for the industrial market plans to locate its headquarters and manufacturing plant in Atchison.

A Saginaw water-meter reader is back in action despite suffering the third dog bite of his 19-year career.

A consortium of West Virginia public libraries plans to upgrade its software in September.

Philippine police have arrested eight suspected members of an online syndicate accused of blackmailing more than 1,000 Hong Kong and Singapore residents after luring them into exposing themselves in front of webcam, an official said Friday.

First trucks in Russian aid convoy driven across border into eastern Ukraine

Gov. Robert Bentley says a country was behind the hacking of a state computer network in January.

Teenagers gathering at the Elm City library to take advantage of its free Internet are apparently doing more than accessing web sites.

Deep in the hilly grasslands of remote Inner Mongolia, twin smoke stacks rise more than 200 feet into the sky, their steam and sulfur billowing over herds of sheep and cattle. Both day and night, the rumble of this power plant echoes across the ancient steppe, and its acrid stench travels dozens of miles away.

What if Michael Brown's last moments had been recorded?

The couple whose selfie was snapped with a Southern California burglary victim's phone has been identified, authorities said Thursday.

An electric car-sharing program will cost customers of Indianapolis Power & Light Co. about 36 percent less than originally requested under a settlement the Indiana Office of Utility Consumer Counselor has reached with the utility, the agency said Thursday.

Two American aid workers have recovered from Ebola and left an Atlanta hospital, after weeks of intensive treatment in a special isolation unit.

Construction to upgrade North Korea's main rocket launch pad should be complete by this fall, allowing Pyongyang to conduct a launch by year's end if it decides to do so, a U.S. research institute said Thursday.

In revamping its prices and plans this week, Sprint is joining Verizon and AT&T in letting families share pools of data.

Arkansas coach Bret Bielema proudly posted a message on Twitter last spring that featured the Razorbacks' new helmets — a futuristic design by Riddell called the SpeedFlex that is supposed to be the latest in head protection.

The new Joplin High School and Franklin Technology Center will not open as scheduled on Monday.

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission is suing a former Colorado Springs woman for allegedly defrauding more than 40 investors in several states of nearly $800,000 through smartphone ventures.

Some educators in the Topeka school district had illegal access to data that identifies students from low-income families, which is federally protected as confidential.

SoundCloud said Thursday that it will start paying artists and record companies whose music is played on the popular streaming site, a move that will bring it in line with competitors such as YouTube and Spotify.

Ticketfly Inc., a San Francisco-based technology company among several posing a challenge to Ticketmaster, is acquiring WillCall Inc., a crosstown rival that turns your smartphone into a mobile wallet at live events.

The Islamic militant in a video showing the death of American journalist James Foley took great care to disguise his identity, dressing head-to-toe in black, with a mask leaving only his eyes visible.

A recent Indiana University graduate has won a $100,000 technology prize that will finance his new startup company devoted to improving hearing aids and prosthetics.

A blind mother whose three children attend Seattle Public Schools is suing the district, saying its website and math software aren't compatible with technology that blind people use to access the Internet.

Would burglars be dumb enough to post selfies on their victim's cloud account?

The National Park Service has banned drones from flying over the Appalachian Trail.

Some customers of The UPS Store may have had their credit and debit card information exposed by a computer virus found on systems at 51 stores in 24 states.

The Democratic Party of Oregon is giving its formal blessing to legal marijuana.

When I saw an email inviting me to test the Vaavud wind meter, I thought it was just another one of those gimmick smartphone accessories.



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