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A year of Alphabet: Great for Google, less so for moonshots


SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Reorganizing itself under the umbrella company Alphabet has done wonders for Google - but less so for a grab bag of eclectic projects ranging from robotic cars to internet-beaming balloons, which are suffering costly growing pains....

5 decisions that made the Nobel Prizes look bad


STOCKHOLM (AP) -- Nobel Prizes cannot be revoked, so the judges must put a lot of thought into their selections for the six awards, which will be announced in the next two weeks....

California opens pathway for cars that lack steering wheel


California regulators have changed course and opened a pathway for the public to get self-driving cars of the future that lack a steering wheel or pedals....

AP EXPLAINS: What's at stake as US cedes internet control


NEW YORK (AP) -- On Saturday, the U.S. government plans to cede control of some of the internet's core systems - namely, the directories that help web browsers and apps know where to find the latest weather, maps and Facebook musings....

FCC delays vote on much-disputed rules on cable boxes


NEW YORK (AP) -- Federal regulators delayed a decision Thursday on requiring cable and satellite TV companies to make free apps to eliminate the need for cable boxes....

FCC beefs up emergency cellphone alerts


NEW YORK (AP) -- The federal government is beefing up emergency cellphone alerts like the one used in New York to advertise a search for a bombing suspect earlier in September....

Q&A: The data your car collects and who can use it


DETROIT (AP) -- Your car knows more about you than you think....

Study: Police using body cameras see huge drop in complaints


LONDON (AP) -- A Cambridge University study of British and U.S. police shows a 93 percent decrease in the number of complaints made against officers when they are using body cameras - pivotal findings that suggest the simple devices could reduce conflicts between police and the public....

China, Britain, France sign pact for new UK nuclear plant


LONDON (AP) -- Officials from China, Britain and France have attended a signing ceremony to mark the final approval for the construction of the new Hinkley Point nuclear power station in southwest England....

Clinton vows to retaliate against foreign hackers


WASHINGTON (AP) -- Hillary Clinton is vowing anew to respond to foreign hacking the same as any other attack against the United States. When she openly blamed Russia for recent U.S. cyber break-ins, Donald Trump wondered whether to blame overseas governments or overweight hackers working from home....