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Google’s streaming music service adds mood to mix

- Associated Press

Google’s music-subscription service will try to anticipate its listeners’ mood swings as it amplifies its competition with Pandora, Spotify and other popular services that play tunes over the Internet.

In this Dec. 3, 2010, file image provided by the Vandenberg Air Force Base shows technicians examining the X-37B unmanned space plane shortly after landing at Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif.  (AP Photo/Vandenberg Air Force Base) ** FILE **

Conspiracy theorists on alert as X-37B plane returns from 674-day secret space mission

- The Washington Times

The U.S. Air Force’s unmanned X-37B space plane touched back down on Earth after a two-year mission — but conspiracy theorists are still wondering what the craft was doing all that time.The U.S. Air Force’s unmanned X-37B space plane touched back down on Earth after a two-year mission — but conspiracy theorists are still wondering what the craft was doing all that time.

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Forfeited funds will be used for NYPD technology

- Associated Press

Thousands of New York Police Department patrol officers will soon be armed with tablet computers that can give them instantaneous crime-fighting data, part of a $160 million program paid for with funds from a massive penalty against the French bank BNP Paribas, officials said Thursday.

US tech firm fined for underpaying Indian workers

- Associated Press

A Silicon Valley company is paying more than $43,000 in back wages and penalties after labor regulators found eight employees brought from India were grossly underpaid and overworked while assigned to a special project in the U.S.

A grocery store employee wipes down a soup bar with a display informing customers of organic, GMO-free oils, in Boulder, Colo., Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014. With ballot measures going to a vote in November, Colorado and Oregon could become the first states to adopt mandatory GMO (or Genetically Modified Organism) labels through public votes. GMOs now make up almost the entirety of many staple crops, such as corn and soybeans, which are used in many items on grocery-store shelves. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)

Food-label measure in Colorado sparks big spending

- Associated Press

Farms and fields dominate Colorado ads opposing a ballot measure to require labels on some foods that have been genetically modified, with farmers telling voters the labels will damage their businesses.

Lawyer urges judge to invalidate Big Isle GMO law

- Associated Press

A lawyer representing a group seeking to invalidate Hawaii County's law restricting the use of genetically engineered crops urged a judge Thursday to make the same decision he recently made invalidating Kauai's law.

Glass maker deals to exit Apple, Arizona plant

Associated Press

Nearly 2,000 furnaces installed in an Arizona factory to make synthetic sapphire glass for Apple Inc. will be removed and sold under a deal between the tech giant and the company that had been gearing up to produce huge amounts of the product for use in Apple's products.

In this June 5, 2014 photo, people walk in front of a Yahoo sign at the company's headquarters in Sunnyvale, Calif. Yahoo Inc. reports quarterly financial results on Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

Yahoo CEO defends strategy in face of criticism

- Associated Press

Signaling her reign has reached a pivotal juncture, Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer is trying to convince restless shareholders that the long-struggling Internet company is heading in the right direction.

America's Cup flyboys sign tech deal with Airbus

- Associated Press

Jimmy Spithill and his mates with Oracle Team USA became the ultimate nautical flyboys last year, using a wing sail and hydrofoils to speed above the waves on San Francisco Bay on their way to a stirring America's Cup victory.

Vermont firms gather for technology fair

Associated Press

Vermont officials, students and technology firms are heading to Burlington for an annual exposition devoted to Vermont's high-tech industry.

DeSoto Co. holds Household Hazardous Waste Day

Associated Press

DeSoto Environmental Services manager Ray Laughter and solid-waste officer Craig Howell are getting ready for Saturday's Household Hazardous Waste Day drop-off.

Paintings in national parks spark probe, furor

- Associated Press

A series of colorful, eerie faces painted on rocks in some of the West's most famously picturesque landscapes has sparked an investigation by the National Park Service and a furor online.