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Autonomous cars head for the Big Apple

Associated Press

Autonomous vehicles are already navigating the verdant hills of Pittsburgh and cruising the pitched avenues of San Francisco. They may soon be tested by the chaos of downtown Manhattan, where pedestrians, taxis, buses and bikes embark daily on an eternal quest to avoid impact.

Wisconsin board talks about Foxconn deal, no vote

Associated Press

The leaders of Gov. Scott Walker's job creation agency met behind closed doors again to discuss contract negotiations with Foxconn Technology Group but didn't take any action.

Self-driving cars could ease traffic, but increase sprawl

- Associated Press

A new study inspired by Boston's early experiments with self-driving cars finds that the technology could ease congestion, but might also lead to more cars on the road and further encourage urban sprawl.

In this photo distributed by Roscosmos Space Agency Press Service, Russian cargo ship Souz 2,1A launches from Russia's main space facility in Baikonur, Kazakhstan, Saturday, Oct. 14, 2017. A Russian cargo ship has been launched to take supplies to the six astronauts aboard the International Space Station. (Roscosmos Space Agency Press Service photo via AP)

Parts of unmanned Russian spaceship burn up over Dubai

- Associated Press

Parts of an unmanned Russian cargo spaceship burned across the night sky of the Arabian Peninsula, drawing gasps from Dubai to Riyadh before breaking up in the Earth's atmosphere and scattering in the Indian Ocean.

File-This Oct. 13, 2017, file photo shows Memphis Grizzlies center Marc Gasol (33) controlling  the ball against New Orleans Pelicans forward Anthony Davis during the first half of an NBA basketball preseason game in Memphis, Tenn. Gasol wanted a boat before the Memphis Grizzlies center settled for a Tesla. (AP Photo/Brandon Dill, File)

Electric cars, diapers among items bought with NBA raises

- Associated Press

Marc Gasol wanted a boat before the Memphis Grizzlies center settled for a Tesla. Shaun Livingston has been buying diapers - lots and lots of diapers - with his new contract from the Golden State Warriors.

New grant supports WVU recovery of rare earth elements

Associated Press

The National Energy Technology Laboratory has announced a $644,000 research grant to West Virginia University to continue its research on recovering rare earth elements from coal and its byproducts.

FILE - In this, Monday, Dec. 12, 2016, file photo illustration, a person types on a laptop, in Miami. Security researchers have discovered a Wi-Fi network vulnerability that could allow attackers to steal sensitive information or inject malicious code while someone is logged into a computer or mobile device. A report published Monday, Oct. 16, 2017, said the breach could only happen if an attacker is within range of the potential victim, but the weakness could affect anyone using a Wi-Fi network. An industry group says it can be resolved through software updates. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)

Researchers discover vulnerability affecting Wi-Fi security

- Associated Press

Security researchers have discovered a Wi-Fi network vulnerability that could allow attackers to steal sensitive information or spread malicious software while someone is logged into a computer or mobile device.

FILE - In this Friday, Jan. 17, 2014, file photo, a person displays Netflix on a tablet in North Andover, Mass. Netflix is taking on increasing amounts of debt in order to fund its $6 billion annual commitment to original programming. Investors so far aren't fazed by the spending given continued growth in subscribers, but some analysts warn that the company could be on the verge of overextending itself. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola, File)

Netflix sinking deeper into debt to fuel subscriber growth

- Associated Press

Netflix is sinking deeper into debt in its relentless pursuit of more viewers, leaving the company little margin for error as it tries to build the world's biggest video subscription service.

Audit: State's computer system hampers payroll for employees

Associated Press

West Virginia's new $150 million supercomputer lacks the payroll functions of prior state computers and has caused the Division of Personnel to hire additional employees to process payroll transactions, an audit has concluded.

The Supreme Court is intervening in a digital-age privacy dispute between the Trump administration and Microsoft over emails stored abroad.  The justices say Monday they will hear the administration's appeal of a lower court ruling in favor of Microsoft. The court held the emails sought in a drug trafficking investigation were beyond the reach of a search warrant because they were kept on a Microsoft server in Ireland. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

Court agrees to take on US-Microsoft dispute over emails

- Associated Press

The Supreme Court agreed Monday to take on a major dispute over the government's authority to force American technology companies to hand over emails and other digital information sought in criminal probes but stored outside the U.S.