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NYC man gets prison for role in cybercrime ring

Associated Press

A New York City man was sentenced Friday to more than three years in prison for his role in an international cybercrime ring that prosecutors say hacked into the computers of more than a dozen financial institutions and the U.S. military's payroll service.

Man pleads guilty in New York cybercrime case

Associated Press

A California man has pleaded guilty in New York City for his role marketing malware that federal authorities say infected more than a half-million computers worldwide.

Aereo files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection

Associated Press

Online streaming service Aereo says that it has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, saying an unfavorable ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court was too difficult to overcome.

Marine Capt. Derek Herrera, wears his Bronze Star during his retirement ceremony at Camp Pendleton, Calif., Friday, Nov. 21, 2014. Herrera, who was left paralyzed by a sniper's bullet in Afghanistan, fulfilled a promise to himself on Friday and walked using robotic leg braces during the ceremony at Camp Pendleton where he received a Bronze Star. (AP Photo/U-T San Diego, Nelvin C. Cepeda)  NO SALES; COMMERCIAL INTERNET OUT

Marine with robotic leg braces gets Bronze Star

- Associated Press

A Marine who was left paralyzed by a sniper's bullet in Afghanistan fulfilled a promise to himself on Friday and walked using robotic leg braces in a ceremony at Camp Pendleton, where he was awarded a Bronze Star.

Michael Brown's dad urges peace in online video

Associated Press

The father of Michael Brown is making a plea for peace, regardless of whether the grand jury decides to charge the Ferguson police officer who fatally shot his unarmed son.

TV-over-Internet service Aereo seeks Chapter 11

Associated Press

Aereo, an online startup that tried to offer a cheaper alternative to cable TV, has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection less than five months after an unfavorable ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court.

A look at how FDA-approved robotic leg braces work

- Associated Press

Marine Capt. Derek Herrera, who was paralyzed by a sniper's bullet two years ago in southern Afghanistan, is walking again thanks to a set of robotic leg braces known as the ReWalk system. Herrera is the first in the United States to own the device that was recently approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Several competing products are being used and tested at U.S. rehabilitation hospitals.

State Board of Education members, from left, Barbara Cargill, Thomas Ratliff and Marty Rowley talk during a recess as board members discussed issues related to their votes on prior to approving textbooks in Austin, Texas on Friday, Nov. 21, 2014. In a 10-5 vote, with all Republican members voting yes and all five Democrats voting no, the elected education board approved nearly 100 new social studies instructional materials for the first time in a dozen years. The board took separate votes on social studies instructional materials by two other publishers, rejecting six items by WorldView Software and approving one sixth grade social studies e-book by Discovery Education Inc. (AP Photo/Austin American-Statesman, Deborah Cannon)

Texas OKs most new history textbooks amid outcry

- Associated Press

Texas' school board approved new history textbooks Friday for use across the nation's second-largest state, but only after defeating six and seeing a top publisher withdraw a seventh - capping months of outcry over lessons some academics say exaggerate the influence of Moses in American democracy and negatively portray Muslims.

Hiroshi Shimizu, senior vice president of global quality assurance at Japanese airbag maker Takata, apologizes for the failure of the defective devices,  as he testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014, before the Senate Commerce Committee hearing about the airbags linked to multiple deaths and injuries in cars driven in the US. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Senators get no clear answers on air bag safety

- Associated Press

There were apologies and long-winded explanations, but after nearly four hours of testimony about exploding air bags, senators never got a clear answer to the question most people have: whether or not their cars are safe.

NJ: No proof that Pala CEO knew of cheating

- Associated Press

New Jersey's chief gambling regulator says a preliminary investigation has found no proof that the CEO of a tribal Internet gambling company was involved in or knew of an online cheating scandal at a previous job.

Ex-NHL player Hedican easing life for club teams

- Associated Press

Logistics are tough enough for the professionals, a daily struggle to get everyone and everything in line, whether you are the Stanley Cup champion Los Angeles Kings or the rest of the NHL teams.

ADEQ launches mobile complaints application

Associated Press

The Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality has launched a mobile app that allows users anywhere in the state to report environmental hazards directly from some smartphones.

Experts: Home, baby cameras not secure worldwide

- Associated Press

A child playing in Bucheon, South Korea. An empty crib in Absecon, New Jersey. Cattle feeding in Behamberg, Austria. Footage from more than 100 countries is being streamed from bedrooms, office buildings, shops, laundromats, stables and barns.

Sheriff's office warns of hit man email scam

Associated Press

Officials in the Florida Keys are warning of an email scam that that claims to be from a "professional hit man" hired by a friend to kill the person receiving the document.