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ADVANCED FOR RELEASE MONDAY, AUGUST 31, 2015 Three-year-old Jada Strusz plays on a swingset near her house on July 10, 2015. Jada was born deaf and received cochlear implants when she was about 15 months old. (John Cross/The Mankato Free Press via AP)

Mankato hospital helps kids experience hearing

- Associated Press

Three-year-old Jada Strusz bounced around her parents' laps on a recent morning, playing Legos with her 6-year-old brother, Jaxon. The smiling toddler wore a brightly colored polka-dot dress and Mickey Mouse shoes that were a few sizes too big.

Loophole in state electric car tax law

Associated Press

A new state law requiring owners of electric cars to pay a fee has an unintended loophole that one lawmaker says should be fixed.

All state turkey farms hit by bird flu restocked, recovering

- Associated Press

All nine of the turkey farms in South Dakota that were affected by the deadly bird flu virus during the spring have restocked and are raising birds again, though the lone chicken farm has yet to recover.

Dr. Kirpal Singh teaches robotic sphincteroplasty surgery at St. Vincent Hospital, on Aug. 19, 2015 in Indianapolis. This is a part of the Indianapolis hospital's role as one of about 25 epicenters nationwide for training in robotics-assisted surgery. The only hospital in the state with this designation, St. Vincent has trained about 10 to 15 physicians in the past year since it became an epicenter. (Kelly Wilkinson /The Indianapolis Star via AP)  NO SALES; MANDATORY CREDIT

Indianapolis surgeon trains peers in robot surgery

- Associated Press

Michael Jackson croons over the speakers. The lights are dim. All three students and their teacher, Dr. Kirpal Singh, wear masks. A multi-armed robot completes their circle. In the center, lies an unconscious patient, upon whom everyone, including the robot, is concentrating.

At a virtual reality expo, VR comes in many forms

- Associated Press

A few inches above the floor, a man is suspended from a swing-like apparatus pretending he's flying over a mountain. Around the corner, a woman is defending herself against a horde of zombies with a make-believe gun. Several feet away, two guys are seemingly racing in cars over 100 mph while both sit still.

Hackers strike at data of thousands of Catholic workers

Associated Press

Hackers cracked a computer network and got access to Social Security numbers and other personal information of more than 10,000 people who work for Roman Catholic churches or church affiliates around Michigan.

FILE - In this April 17, 2015, file photo, Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval sits in his office at the Capitol in Carson City. Sandoval is back from his trade mission to Europe. What can Nevada expect to see in a year as a result?(AP Photo/Cathleen Allison, File)

Sandoval's back from European trade mission. What's next?

- Associated Press

Gov. Brian Sandoval and more than 60 business, government and education officials recently returned from a three-week trade mission to England, Ireland, Germany, Poland and Italy. The visit included meetings with dignitaries, tours of car factories and receptions bringing together Nevada and European tourism officials.

Students easy targets for data miners

- Associated Press

What kid wouldn't want to be able to create an electronic science fair poster, with photos and embedded video, using their smartphone - all on the morning bus ride on the day it's due?

Correction: High-Tech Practice story

- Associated Press

In a story Aug. 20 about professional sports teams using GPS devices to track player performance, The Associated Press reported, based on information provided by StatSports, that the New York Knicks were using the technology. The Knicks are not clients of StatSports.

FILE - In this Nov. 4, 2013, file photo, pedestrians cross the street in front of Twitter headquarters in San Francisco. Twitter is setting modest goals to diversify its workforce while it fights a proposed class-action lawsuit that says the online messaging service discriminates against its female employees. The hiring targets were released Friday, Aug. 28, 2015, along with data showing that Twitter primarily employs white and Asian men in high-paying technology jobs, like most of its industry peers. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)

Twitter sets modest goals to diversity its workforce

Associated Press

Twitter is setting modest goals to diversify its workforce while it fights a proposed class-action lawsuit that says the online messaging service discriminates against its female employees.