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In this Jan. 4, 2015, photo, Rafael Antonio Broche Moreno talks during an interview with The Associated Press, next to his computer, modem and intranet network cabling at his home in Havana. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)

Cuban youths build secret computer network despite Wi-Fi ban

- Associated Press

Cut off from the Internet, young Cubans have quietly linked thousands of computers into a hidden network that stretches miles across Havana, letting them chat with friends, play games and download hit movies in a mini-replica of the online world that most can’t access.

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Kansas City area to get 1,001 electric car chargers

Associated Press

Kansas City Power & Light plans to spend about $20 million to install 1,001 public electric car chargers in an effort to make the Kansas City region one of the most convenient areas in the country to drive an electric car.

Drones may change search for gas field hazards

- Associated Press

A helicopter equipped with magnetic sensors flew over three plots of Pennsylvania state lands hunting for signs of forgotten oil and gas wells last summer at a cost of about $2,000 an hour.

Inslee's cap-and-trade plan makes polluters pay

- Associated Press

Gov. Jay Inslee's sweeping proposal to rein in greenhouse gases with a charge on polluters is being heard Tuesday in the House Environment Committee. The plan would cap the overall amount of carbon emissions in the state and require major polluters to pay for each metric ton of carbon released.

Dayton budget funds early learning, broadband, tax relief

- Associated Press

Gov. Mark Dayton proposed a $42 billion budget Tuesday that would expand early-learning programs for Minnesota 4-year-olds, ramp up spending on a broadband buildout and provide modest new property tax relief.

This image made with an iPhone shows emergency vehicles surrounding the southeast corner of the White House complex, near the main Treasury building, right, after a device, possibly an unmanned aerial drone, was found on the lawn early in the morning Monday, Jan. 26, 2015.  (AP Photo/Nedra Pickler)

Obama sees need to move on drone rules now

- Associated Press

President Barack Obama says the wayward quadcopter that crashed harmlessly on the White House grounds shows that the U.S. must update its laws to manage the expanding frontier of commercial and consumer drones and ensure only good things come in these small packages.

A U.S. Customs and Border Protection Black Hawk helicopter flies above University of Phoenix Stadium, site of the NFL Super Bowl XLIX football game, for a security demonstration for the media Monday, Jan. 26, 2015, in Glendale, Ariz. The Black Hawk helicopters and truck-sized X-ray machines have been brought to the Super Bowl venue to assist with the security effort. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

Border Protection lends a hand for Super Bowl security

- Associated Press

Black Hawk helicopters and truck-sized X-ray machines that are typically deployed along the U.S.-Mexico border have been brought to the Super Bowl venue to assist with the security effort.

FILE - In this Monday, Jan. 5, 2015, file photo, Sling TV CEO Roger Lynch demonstrates Sling TV, a live television streaming service, at the Dish Network's news conference at the International CES, in Las Vegas. The Sling TV option, an online alternative with fewer channels and a lower price tag than Dish Network's regular service, is aimed at people who have dropped their cable or satellite packages or never had either. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

Review: Good price, limited functions with online Sling TV

- Associated Press

Satellite TV provider Dish Network made a splash this month when it unveiled an online alternative with fewer channels and a lower price tag than its regular service. The Sling TV option is aimed at people who have dropped their cable or satellite packages or never had either.

Uber caps surge pricing during winter storm

Associated Press

Want a ride home from car service Uber during the major snowstorm descending on the Northeast on Monday? Expect to pay more than the usual fare.