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Hull-aballoo: New Navy destroyer’s seaworthiness questioned

FILE - In this Oct. 31, 2013 file photo the Navy's stealthy Zumwalt destroyer is built at Bath Iron Works, in Bath, Maine. The Navy's largest destroyer cuts an imposing figure: massive in size, with an angular shape, hidden weapons, and an unusual hull that fell out of favor a century ago in part because it can be unstable. How this unusual hull shape works in rough seas will be answered when the ship heads to sea in December.  (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty, file)

BATH, Maine (AP) – The largest destroyer built for the U.S. Navy cuts an imposing figure: massive, with an angular shape, hidden weapons and antennas, and electric-drive propulsion. But underneath the stealthy exterior resides a style of hull that fell out of favor a century ago in part because it …

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Facebook makes paid time off for baby leave a global benefit

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SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Less than a week after Facebook Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg said he would take two months of paternity leave, the social media company announced it is extending its parental leave policy to full-time employees outside the United States. The policy, which provides four months of paid …

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Yahoo’s CEO is running out of time to turn things around

FILE - In this Jan. 7, 2014, file photo, Yahoo President and CEO Marissa Mayer speaks during the International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. Mayer’s nearly four-year attempt to turn around Yahoo needs a turnaround itself, repeating a pattern of futility that has hobbled one of the Internet’s best-known companies for the past decade. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson, File)

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – Marissa Mayer’s nearly four-year attempt to turn around Yahoo needs a turnaround itself, repeating a pattern of futility that has hobbled one of the Internet’s best-known companies for the past decade. Like her predecessors as Yahoo CEO, Mayer has been unable to snap the company out …

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Growth _ but not expansion _ in US Internet gambling market

In this Nov. 26, 2013 photo, Jon Hernandez chooses from several games of online poker from his home in Roselle Park, N.J., the day after New Jersey began offering Internet gambling statewide. In its first two years, the industry has been growing in two of the three states that offer it nationwide, but a wave of hoped-for expansion has not occurred as many states watch the progress of the nascent industry and weigh its costs. (AP Photo/Wayne Parry)

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) – Internet gambling is slowly growing – but not expanding – after 2 1/2 years of online betting in the United States. Online gambling revenue is increasing in at least two of the three states that currently offer it – New Jersey and Delaware. The third, …

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Why government and tech can’t agree about encryption

FILE - In this July 30, 2014, file photo, Silicon Valley pioneer and Silent Circle co-founder Jon Callas holds up Blackphone with encryption apps displayed on it at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, Calif. The Paris terrorist attacks have renewed the debate between law-enforcement officials and privacy advocates over whether there should be limits to encryption technology. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg, File)

NEW YORK (AP) – Your phone is getting better and better at protecting your privacy. But Uncle Sam isn’t totally comfortable with that, because it’s also complicating the work of tracking criminals and potential national-security threats. For decades, tech companies have steadily expanded the use of encryption – a data-scrambling …

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Better batteries to beat global warming: A race against time

FILE - In this April 30, 2015 file photo, Tesla Motors Inc. CEO Elon Musk unveils the company’s newest product, Powerpack in Hawthorne, Calif. Musk is trying to steer his electric car company's battery technology into homes and businesses as part of an elaborate plan to reshape the power grid with millions of small power plants made of solar panels on roofs and batteries in garages. One of the key technologies that could help wean the globe off fossil fuel is probably at your fingertips or in your pocket right now: the battery.  If batteries can get better, cheaper and store more power safely, then electric cars and solar- or wind- powered homes become more viable _ even on cloudy days or when the wind isn’t blowing. These types of technological solutions will be one of the more hopeful aspects of United Nations climate talks that begin next week in Paris. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu, File)

WASHINGTON (AP) – One of the key technologies that could help wean the globe off fossil fuel is probably at your fingertips or in your pocket right now: the battery. If batteries can get better, cheaper and store more power safely, then electric cars and solar- or wind- powered homes …

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Social media helps drive historic Cuban exodus to US

In this Saturday, Nov. 21, 2015 photo, Cuban migrants line up for breakfast given to them by an evangelical church, outside of the border control building in Penas Blancas, Costa Rica, on the border with Nicaragua. Thousands of Cuban migrants have been able to make the trip to the U.S. thanks to a constant flow of information between migrants starting the journey and those who have just completed it. (AP Photo/Esteban Felix)

PENAS BLANCAS, Costa Rica (AP) – As summer began to bake the central Cuban city of Sancti Spiritus, Elio Alvarez and Lideisy Hernandez sold their tiny apartment and everything in it for $5,000 and joined the largest migration from their homeland in decades. Buying two smartphones for $160 apiece on …

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Yahoo stops some users accessing emails in ad-blockers row

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Yahoo has confirmed that it is preventing some people from accessing their email if they are using ad-blocking software in their browser. Some users in the US reported that Yahoo Mail was displaying a message asking them to disable their ad-blocker before they could access their inbox. Yahoo said it …

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