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FILE--In this Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014 file photo, actor Matthew McConaughey poses for photographers upon arrival at the premiere of the film "Interstellar," in central London. In the sci-fi extravaganza out Nov. 5, 2014, a particularly acerbic robot named TARS (portrayed by Bill Irwin) accompanies a team of astronauts led by McConaughey's pilot Cooper to find humankind a new home after an ecological disaster wrecks earth. "If anything, he's the one Cooper gets along with the most out of anyone up there," said McConaughey. (Photo by Joel Ryan/Invision/AP, File)

Q&A: 'Interstellar' filmmaker Nolan on his robots

- Associated Press

In his secrecy-shrouded sci-fi extravaganza "Interstellar," filmmaker Christopher Nolan isn't just taking audiences to outer space. He's also sending a couple of robots along for the ride - and they're just not on board to sweep the floors.

Child rape suspect returning to Massachusetts

Associated Press

A child rape suspect who police say cut off a GPS monitoring device and went on a cross-country crime spree before being captured is being returned to Massachusetts.

La. shelves plans for computerized tests in spring

- Associated Press

Louisiana's new Common Core-aligned standardized tests won't be given on computers this year as had been planned for thousands of students, but will be given entirely on paper, Education Superintendent John White announced Friday.

Analysis: Research park makes $522 million impact

Associated Press

A new economic analysis has found that the Arkansas Research and Technology Park has had an economic impact of more than $522 million since construction began in 2003.

Estonia citizen extradited to NYC in cyber case

- Associated Press

A man portrayed as the ringleader in an international cyber scam pleaded not guilty Friday to leading several others to infect more than 4 million computers in over 100 countries with software that disabled anti-virus protections and steered users to websites they did not choose.

The opening page for the DidTheyVote app is shown as Owen Christofferson and others us the app to contact friends at Measure 91 pro-marijuana headquarters in Portland, Ore., Friday, Oct. 31, 2014.   When you use the DidTheyVote app, you can find out whether your friends have sent in their mail ballots yet. If not, you can send them Facebook messages reminding them to vote.  The pro-marijuana campaign is using this to try to bump up voter turnout in the Nov. 2 election.(AP Photo/Don Ryan)

Legal pot campaign uses Facebook app to nag voters

- Associated Press

The campaign to legalize marijuana in Oregon has more than simply "liked" a Facebook app that helps people nag their friends to be sure they cast their ballots.

This image from video by KABC TV Los Angeles shows wreckage of what is believed to be SpaceShipTwo in Southern California's Mojave Desert on Friday, Oct. 31, 2014. A Virgin Galactic space tourism rocket exploded after taking off on a test flight, a witness said Friday. (AP Photo/KABC TV)

Space tourism rocket crash stirs mixed emotions

- Associated Press

The explosion of Virgin Galactic's passenger rocket is stirring up mixed emotions as scientists and others involved in the space industry wait for more details on what happened over the Mojave Desert on Friday.

FILE - Apple chief executive and Alabama native Tim Cook laughs with a group before an Alabama Academy of Honor ceremony at the state Capitol in this Oct. 27, 2014 file photo taken in Montgomery, Ala. In an essay written for Bloomberg Businessweek, and published Thursday Oct. 30, 2014  Cook says that while he never denied his sexuality, he never publicly acknowledged it, either.  (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson, File)

Apple CEO publicly acknowledges that he's gay

- Associated Press

Apple CEO Tim Cook's declaration that he's "proud to be gay" wasn't exactly news in Silicon Valley, where his sexual orientation was no secret. But advocates say that given Apple's immense reach and visibility, his coming-out could help change attitudes in workplaces across America.

Want to buy a New Hampshire election ad? Good luck

- Associated Press

A Democratic super PAC wanted to run a 30-second ad during a Friday evening newscast on New Hampshire's one network station - and was even willing to shell out the $10,000 that the station demanded.

MCC expanding workforce training program

Associated Press

Meridian Community College is tripling its capacity of a workforce training program with the dedication Friday of a new welding technology center.

Graffiti found in 3 more national parks in West

Associated Press

The National Park Service says it has found more graffiti in some of the West's most scenic locations in a case that sparked an uproar on social media last week.

NV's push for 'kill switch' law alarms advocates

- Associated Press

Nevada is one of a handful of states pursuing legislation to require cellphone manufacturers to equip their devices with "kill switch" technology that would allow the phone to be remotely shut down and wiped of its information if it is stolen.

US turns up heat on Takata over air bag problem

- Associated Press

U.S. safety regulators are ordering Japanese auto supplier Takata Corp. to provide more information about air bags that can explode and shoot shrapnel toward drivers and passengers.