Searchers shovel Northwest dirt seeking giant worm

(AP) -- The giant Palouse earthworm has taken on mythic qualities in this vast agricultural region that stretches from eastern Washington into the Idaho panhandle - its very name evoking the fictional sandworms from "Dune" ...

Chips in official IDs raise privacy fears

Climbing into his Volvo, outfitted with a Matrics antenna and a Motorola reader he'd bought on eBay for $190, Chris Paget cruised the streets of San Francisco with this objective: To read the identity cards of strangers, ...

Low-cost online computer gaming surges in US

US videogame lovers are adapting to tough economic times by turning to low-cost online play, according to figures released Friday by industry tracker comScore.