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Gadget mountain rising in Asia threatens health, environment
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) -- The waste from discarded electronic gadgets and electrical appliances has reached severe levels in East Asia, posing a growing threat to health and the environment unless safe disposal becomes the norm....



SpaceX launches first rocket since explosion in Florida
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket blasted off from California on Saturday and placed a constellation of satellites in orbit, marking the company's first launch since a fireball engulfed a similar rocket on a Florida launch pad more than four months ago....



Facebook introduces measures to tackle fake news in Germany
BERLIN (AP) -- Facebook says it's introducing measures to tackle the spread of fake news in Germany, months before the country holds a national election....



Cuba sees explosion in internet access as ties with US grow
HAVANA (AP) -- Two days before Christmas, Luis Gonzalez received a little Chinese modem from Cuba's state-owned telecommunications company....



China aircraft carrier capabilities tested on latest mission
BEIJING (AP) -- China's sole aircraft carrier has returned home following a far-ranging three-week training mission during which its combat capabilities were closely scrutinized and speculation soared over what future role the flat-top will play amid China's growing military ambitions....



2 years after the hack, Sony CEO Lynton exits for Snap Inc.
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Two years after guiding the company through an unprecedented email hack, Sony Entertainment CEO Michael Lynton is leaving the company to become the chairman of the board for Snap Inc., the company behind Snapchat....



Military's shift away from oil clashes with Trump's promises
TWENTYNINE PALMS, Calif. (AP) -- At a sprawling desert base, a Marine recharged his radio's batteries simply by walking, while nearby fellow troops examined a rocket artillery system and a drone - both powered by the sun....



Nintendo debuts hotly anticipated Nintendo Switch console
TOKYO (AP) -- Nintendo is trying to Switch it up....



Court revives suit alleging Apple monopoly on iPhone apps
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- A federal appeals court has revived a lawsuit accusing Apple of having an illegal monopoly on the sale of iPhone apps....



Driverless electric shuttle being tested in downtown Vegas
LAS VEGAS (AP) -- There's a new thrill on the streets of downtown Las Vegas, where high- and low-rollers alike are climbing aboard what officials call the first driverless electric shuttle operating on a public U.S. street....