WASHINGTON (AP) - Hollywood studios have won a copyright case against Hotfile Corp. after a Florida judge on Tuesday ordered the file-hosting website to pay $80 million in damages.
The court also ordered Hotfile to shut down within 20 days unless the website uses "state-of-the-art content
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Wildlife rangers in Australia who set up a motion-sensor camera alongside a river in the hope of capturing footage of crocodiles ended up with a video of a sea eagle peering down the lens after the bird picked it up and flew with it across 70 miles of the country's
By SETH BORENSTEINAP Science Writer
WASHINGTON (AP) - Hard-to-predict sudden changes to Earth's environment are more worrisome than climate change's bigger but more gradual impacts, a panel of scientists advising the federal government concluded Tuesday.
The 200-page report by the National
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December is here again, meaning millions of kids around the world will soon be busy writing Christmas lists comprising items their parents couldn't possibly afford, but that's OK because Santa is footing the bill, right?
As it's been doing every year since
By JUSTIN PRITCHARDAssociated Press
LOS ANGELES (AP) - A California woman pleaded not guilty Tuesday to what is believed to be the first traffic citation alleging a motorist was using Google's computer-in-an-eyeglass.
The device, known as Google Glass, features a thumbnail-size transparent
MADRID (AP) - Spain will ban cellphone use by train drivers except in cases of emergency after a train crash that killed 79 people.
Public Works Minister Ana Pastor said Tuesday that Spain also planned to install 'black box' data recorders like those used on planes, which give a more
By LEANNE ITALIEAssociated Press
NEW YORK (AP) - Look alive, selfie. There's another word of the year that's not all about you.
While Oxford University Press, the British publisher of the Oxford dictionaries, declared those little smartphone self-portraits its winner last month, the folks
By KELLI KENNEDYAssociated Press
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) - Counselors helping people use the federal government's online health exchange are giving mixed reviews to the updated site, with some zipping through the application process while others are facing the same old sputters and even
By ALAN FRAMAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - Congress is racing toward renewing a 25-year-old prohibition against firearms that can evade metal detectors and X-ray machines, just days before the ban expires. But with 3-D printers increasingly able to produce plastic weapons, many Democrats, gun
By DANICA KIRKAAssociated Press
LONDON (AP) - Volkswagen turns off some employees' email 30 minutes after their shifts end. Goldman Sachs is urging junior staff to take weekends off. BMW is planning new rules that will keep workers from being contacted after hours.
This surge in corporate
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) - Apple wants Samsung Electronics to pay $22 million of the legal bills that the iPhone and iPad maker has rung up so far defending its mobile device patents in a courtroom battle.
The money sought in documents filed Thursday would be in addition to the $930 million in damages
BOISE, Idaho (AP) - A federal judge has ruled that a man convicted of murder and kidnapping two northern Idaho children in 2005 was mentally fit when he waived the right to appeal his death sentence. U.S. District Judge Edward Lodge issued the ruling Friday in the case of Joseph
By AMY CRAWFORDAssociated Press
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) - Italian classical singer Andrea Bocelli says he might one day get to use the tools that researchers around the world are developing with support from the foundation that bears his name.
Scientists and engineers working on high-tech hardware