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Privacy groups take 2nd hit on license plate data

- Associated Press

A California judge’s initial ruling against a tech entrepreneur seeking access to records kept secret in government databases detailing the comings and goings of millions of cars in the San Diego area via license plate scans was the second legal setback within a month for privacy advocates.

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MNTC hearing-impaired students help train cadets

- Associated Press

Cadets training to become Norman police officers can gain insight to and exposure with a segment of their community's population that can be easily missed without the right level of awareness.

Maine event celebrates electric cars

Associated Press

Environmental advocates will give residents a chance to drive electric cars at Maine Drive Electric Day in South Portland.

Candidate: Technology needed, not more workers

- Associated Press

Secretary of State Al Jaeger's Democratic opponent said he's misguided in pleading for more staff to process increasing paperwork spurred by North Dakota's oil-driven economic prosperity.

Experts: Hearing loss a growing concern

- Associated Press

Part of Jim Jordan's job with the Houston County Road and Bridge Department used to include inspecting bridges under construction.

$70M grant for biofuels plant planned east of Reno

Associated Press

A California-based biofuel company building a plant east of Reno has been awarded a $70 million grant from the U.S. Department of Defense to help speed delivery of its high-tech process that converts household garbage into jet fuel.

FILE - In this March 19, 2014 file photo, Peter Mason tries the Oculus virtual reality headset at the Game Developers Conference 2014 in San Francisco. Oculus, the virtual reality company acquired by Facebook earlier this year for $2 billion, is holding its first-ever developers conference and is expected to discuss the much-anticipated release of its VR headset for consumers. The two-day Oculus Connect conference begins Friday, Sept. 19, 2014.  (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, file)

Oculus unveils new prototype VR headset

- Associated Press

Oculus has unveiled a new prototype of its virtual reality headset. However, the VR company still isn't ready to release a consumer edition.

Loveland sculptor creates a mastodon for museum

- Associated Press

Kent Ullberg has designed a shark for Nova Southeastern University in Florida; a 23-foot-tall elephant for the St. Louis Zoo; and 58 Canada geese taking flight for a venue in Omaha, Nebraska. He has designed more than 100 monumental sculptures, all originating in Loveland.

Vermont reminds drivers of Oct. 1 cellphone ban

- Associated Press

Drivers who use hand-held cellphones and other electronic devices while driving after a new law takes effect Oct. 1 should be prepared to be stopped and fined, according to the head of the Vermont State Police Traffic Safety Division.

Alibaba employees attend the opening bell ceremony during the company's IPO at the New York Stock Exchange, Friday, Sept. 19, 2014 in New York. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

With Alibaba's big debut, 10 things to know

- Associated Press

China's e-commerce giant Alibaba began trading its shares Friday on the New York Stock Exchange. Here are ten things to know about Alibaba, and why its initial public offering made history: