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APNewsBreak: New York eyes 'textalyzer' to bust drivers

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- New York state is set to study the use of a device known as the "textalyzer" that would allow police to determine whether a motorist involved in a serious crash was texting while driving....
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Scientists build DNA from scratch to alter life's blueprint

NEW YORK (AP) -- At Jef Boeke's lab, you can whiff an odor that seems out of place, as if they were baking bread here....
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Authorities warn virtual kidnapping scams are on the rise

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- The caller who rang Valerie Sobel's cellphone had a horrifying message: "We have Simone's finger. Do you want to see the rest of her in a body bag?"...
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Italian bank says 400,000 loan account details hacked

MILAN (AP) -- The accounts of some 400,000 customers at Italy's largest bank have been hacked, with the loss of data on personal loans, but not account passwords....
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AP Explains: Should you be worried about the rise of AI?

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Tech titans Mark Zuckerberg and Elon Musk recently slugged it out online over the possible threat artificial intelligence might one day pose to the human race, although you could be forgiven if you don't see why this seems like a pressing question....
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Russian wanted in US caught in Greece for money laundering

THESSALONIKI, Greece (AP) -- A Russian man wanted in the United States on suspicion of masterminding a money laundering operation involving at least $4 billion through bitcoin transactions was ordered held in custody in Greece on Wednesday until a U.S. extradition request can be examined....
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Concerns increase in Wisconsin over deal for Foxconn plant

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Concerns are increasing among lawmakers and others in Wisconsin over what incentives the state may offer to become the first U.S. home of Taiwanese electronics giant Foxconn....
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Nielsen tries to quantify the Hulu, YouTube effect

NEW YORK (AP) -- Nielsen, the ratings service, announced Tuesday that it will begin to tabulate how many people get their live TV from Hulu and YouTube, an effort to provide a more accurate picture of how many people now watch broadcast networks by streaming them, rather than watching them on traditional TV....
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Cyber staff: Wisconsin company offers to microchip employees

A Wisconsin company is offering to microchip its employees, enabling them to open doors, log onto their computers and purchase break room snacks with a simple swipe of the hand....
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Snopes meets $500K crowdfunding goal amid legal battle

SAN DIEGO (AP) -- Fact-checking website Snopes.com has quickly met a $500,000 goal set for an online fundraiser amid a legal battle with an outside vendor that Snopes says is holding it hostage....
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Should the courts be allowed to determine medical care against family wishes when patient's "best interest" is at stake? <More Info>

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Yesterday's Poll

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Do you agree with Pa. Supreme Court's decision not to apply tougher 2012 registry changes to prior sex offenders?

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64%
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36%
Total Votes: 11,232