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Jeff Holland takes a picture of some of the 300,000 computer-controlled mirrors that reflect sunlight to boilers that sit on 459-foot towers Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014 in Primm, Nev. The Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating System, sprawling across roughly 5 square miles of federal land near the California-Nevada border, will be opened formally Thursday after years of regulatory and legal tangles. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)

Huge thermal plant opens as solar industry grows

PRIMM, Nev. (AP) — A windy stretch of the Mojave Desert once roamed by tortoises and coyotes has been transformed by hundreds of thousands of mirrors into the largest solar power plant of its type […]

02/12/2014

French President Francois Hollande takes reporter’s question as he and President Barack Obama hold a joint news conference in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Feb. 11, 2014. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

French leader heads to Silicon Valley to talk tech

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — France’s president was visiting San Francisco on Wednesday and meeting with Silicon Valley technology leaders, just days after a French regulator hit Google with an embarrassing regulatory slap and after years […]

02/12/2014

In this Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2013, file photo, two men fish in the water in front of a barge on Treasure Island in San Francisco. Google is erecting a four-story structure in the heart of the San Francisco Bay but is managing to conceal its purpose by constructing it on docked barges instead of on land, where city building permits and public plans are mandatory. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

Google must move San Francisco ‘mystery’ barge

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Google must move its mystery barge from a construction site on an island in the middle of the San Francisco Bay because the permits are not in order, a state official […]

02/03/2014

Eric Schmidt, Google's chairman, speaks during a Sept. 5, 2012 press conference in New York. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews, File)

Google’s Motorola misstep could be Lenovo’s boon

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — An expensive mistake by Google could turn into a golden opportunity for China’s Lenovo Group as it expands beyond its success in the personal computer industry. Google is ridding itself of […]

01/30/2014

Abortion opponents (AP Photo)

Anti-abortion activists march in San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Thousands of abortion opponents marched Saturday through downtown San Francisco for the 10th annual “Walk for Life West Coast.” The protesters rallied at Civic Center Plaza in front of City Hall […]

01/25/2014

Obama Google Hangout

First-ever presidential virtual road trip to be held on Google+

Google has announced on its blog that President Barack Obama will log into Google+ Hangouts in a first-ever presidential virtual whistle stop tour. The “Presidential Hangout Road Trip” on Friday, January 31, will have the […]

01/23/2014

From left, FBI Director James Comey, CIA Director John Brennan, and Director of National Intelligence James Clapper sit together in the front row before President Barack Obama spoke about National Security Agency (NSA) surveillance, Friday, Jan. 17, 2014, at the Justice Department in Washington. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Lawmakers say Obama surveillance idea won’t work

WASHINGTON (AP) — A chief element of President Barack Obama’s attempt to overhaul U.S. surveillance will not work, leaders of Congress’ intelligence committees said Sunday, pushing back against the idea that the government should cede […]

01/19/2014

A contact lens Google is testing to explore tear glucose. (AP Photo/Google)

Google contact lens could be option for diabetics

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. (AP) — Brian Otis gingerly holds what looks like a typical contact lens on his index finger. Look closer. Sandwiched in this lens are two twinkling glitter-specks loaded with tens of thousands […]

01/17/2014

Marissa Mayer, CEO of Yahoo Inc

Yahoo CEO lets go top lieutenant in surprise move

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer is cutting loose her top lieutenant in a possible sign that the Internet company’s efforts to revive its long-slumping advertising sales aren’t paying off. Wednesday’s surprise announcement […]

01/15/2014

Incoming General Motors CEO Mary Barra introduces the 2015 GMC Canyon at media previews for the North American International Auto Show, Sunday, Jan. 12, 2014, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

New GM CEO hopes to inspire science students

DETROIT (AP) — The incoming CEO of General Motors hopes her appointment as the first woman to lead a global automaker will inspire young women and men to pursue careers in science. Mary Barra’s first […]

01/12/2014

This March 19, 2013 file photo shows Canadian singer Justin Bieber performing during a concert at Bercy arena in Paris. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)

Neighbor accuses Justin Bieber of egging home

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Sheriff’s deputies are investigating Justin Bieber for yet another dispute with a neighbor that could land him in court. Los Angeles County Sheriff’s spokesman Steve Whitmore says Bieber has been named […]

01/12/2014

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Tyson Foods recalls 33K pounds of chicken product

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Tyson Foods is recalling nearly 34,000 pounds of mechanically separated chicken products that may be contaminated with a strain of salmonella. The U.S. Department of Agriculture said Friday in a […]

01/12/2014

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