The University of Southern California is among 24 colleges and universities picked by the U.S. Education Department for a federal "First in the World" grant to foster innovation, officials said Tuesday.

Hollywood's carefully controlled system of movie rollouts is officially under siege.

The people behind an Arkansas museum dedicated to U.S. Marshals are working with the Army Corps of Engineers on officially securing land in Fort Smith for the building.

Idaho's top politicians pinned dreams and promises to an iPad pilot program at Paul Elementary School.

Gov. Steve Bullock's assertion that Montana can meet the Obama administration's climate goals without shutting down power plants is getting its first public test in the heart of coal country.

NASA engineers on Wednesday will crash a former military helicopter that's been retrofitted with various composite subfloors to see how the material affects the likelihood of injuries.

From research grants to travel junkets, drug and medical device companies paid doctors and leading hospitals billions of dollars last year, the government disclosed Tuesday in a new effort to spotlight potential ethical conflicts in medicine.

The next version of Microsoft's flagship operating system will be called Windows 10, as the company skips version 9 to emphasize advances it is making toward a world centered on mobile devices and Internet services.

The Education Department has awarded $75 million to 24 colleges and universities to foster innovation in college value and efficiency.

Two members of an international hacking ring that gained access to a U.S. Army computer network while targeting computer giant Microsoft and several video game developers pleaded guilty to conspiracy charges Tuesday in federal court in Delaware.

AOL will provide Microsoft's MSN with more video and additional news stories from popular sites such as The Huffington Post and TechCrunch in an expansion of a deal aimed at selling more digital advertising.

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The National Rifle Association is putting almost $218,000 toward ads opposing Democrat Natalie Tennant's bid for U.S. Senate.

NASA engineers will crash a former military helicopter on Wednesday that's been retrofitted with a variety of composite subfloors to see how the material affects the likelihood of injuries.

Students, faculty and visitors to Indiana's college campuses can now send text messages to 911 dispatchers during emergencies if they're unable to speak to those dispatchers.

E-commerce company eBay said Tuesday that it is spinning off its mobile payment service PayPal into a separate and publicly traded company next year.

Tim Pirowski remembers the fear that gripped him as a youngster as he prepared to ride a theme park roller coaster.

News Corp. will pay about $950 million to buy the online real estate business Move Inc. in a deal that aims to speed up the media company's digital expansion.

PayPal's impending split from long-time partner eBay Inc. will ratchet up its appeal to online retail competitors such as Amazon.com and give it the freedom to aggressively take on new mobile pay challenger Apple Pay. For eBay, the challenge will be how to drive revenue without its fastest-growing division.

Apple risks having to repay Ireland tax rebates worth billions of dollars after the European Union's competition watchdog said Tuesday the company appears to be benefiting from illegal tax deals there.

Ivy Tech Community College will receive a $2.5 million federal grant for job training in information technology and cybersecurity.

China's phone regulator said Tuesday it has approved Apple Inc.'s iPhone 6 for use on Chinese networks after the company promised never to install "backdoors" to give other governments access to users' information. Apple said sales start Oct. 17.

The Minnesota Office of Higher Education says state computer experts found no evidence of criminal activity when private student data was exposed on the website of a student loan program.

A Pakistani man has been indicted on charges of plotting to sell a spyware app that could monitor calls, texts and other communications on mobile phones without detection.

Card data of Supervalu and Albertsons shoppers may be at risk in another hack, the two supermarket companies said Monday.

Filmmakers and artists at Kauai Community College are getting a boost from new equipment that they can use to make documentaries about life on the island.

Eugene police are embracing the use of body cameras to record encounters with the public.

The Social Security Administration has a new national data center.

Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Tuesday on the New York Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq Stock Market:



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