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Local police may be tracking your cell phone. But they’re regularly censoring information about how the technology’s used or how much it costs taxpayers. Police departments nationwide have released incomplete details about a phone-surveillance tool known as a Stingray, and have blacked out or denied contracts with the device’s maker.  (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh, File)

Police keep quiet about cell-tracking technology

WASHINGTON (AP) — Police across the country may be intercepting phone calls or text messages to find suspects using a technology tool known as Stingray. But they’re refusing to turn over details about its use […]

03/22/2014

Stephen Moyer as Captain Von Trapp and Carrie Underwood as Maria in "The Sound of Music Live!"  (AP Photo/NBC, Will Hart)

‘Sound of Music’ alive for 18.5 million viewers

NEW YORK (AP) — “The Sound of Music” has the sound of a hit for NBC. Nearly 18.5 million viewers tuned to Thursday night’s live telecast of the Rodgers and Hammerstein musical, according to the […]

12/06/2013

Maggie and Michael sound bite

Labor Day deals can be better than you might think

Shopping for deals is almost as much of a Labor Day tradition as barbecuing. This year, you can shop for deals without leaving your chaise lounge. USA Today’s bargain hunter Matt Granite explains why this […]

08/30/2013

Maggie and Michael sound bite

Facebook revises facial recognition

Facebook is making it a lot easier for you to be identified among your friends and even strangers. The social media giant has started including profile pictures to its existing facial recognition technology. Up until […]

08/30/2013

Actor Brad Pitt (AP Photo)

Pitt says it was important for Jolie to go public

NEW YORK (AP) — Brad Pitt says it was important for his partner, Angelina Jolie, to share her story about having her breasts removed to avoid cancer “and that others would understand it doesn’t have […]

05/15/2013

Al Neuharth (AP Photo)

USA Today founder Neuharth dies in Florida at 89

COCOA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — USA Today founder Al Neuharth died Friday in Cocoa Beach, Fla. He was 89. The news was announced by USA Today and by the Newseum, which he also founded.

04/19/2013

USA Today unveils page-turning digital revamp

By Ryan Nakashima, AP Business Writer USA Today, the nation’s second-largest newspaper, is unveiling an overhaul of its printed and digital editions for the second time in less than two years. USA Today’s print version […]

09/13/2012

Brain freeze light thanks to new summer Slurpee

You can now have brain freeze without as many calories. 7-Eleven is rolling out Slurpee Lite this week in anticipation of summer. USA Today reports the convenience chain has sold low-cal, saccharin-based Slurpees regionally, but […]

05/14/2012