Prosecutions turn online poker into a shaky bet

(AP) -- America's multibillion-dollar run at the online poker tables has been interrupted by what could be a killer hand: federal prosecutions of the three biggest websites.

Microclimates: Managing weather from street to street

Walk through a city and the weather may change from block to block, often in startling ways. Step into a canyon of tall buildings and sunlight disappears. Winds arise seemingly from nowhere. The air smells completely different ...

Believing in the pygmy bunny

Like the Easter Bunny, the Columbia Basin pygmy rabbit of Washington state may soon exist only in our imaginations. None have been seen in the wild since 2004. But a new breeding program is aiming to rebuild this endangered ...

Apple earnings strong, couldn't meet iPad demand

Apple Inc. is already the envy of the technology world. On Wednesday, it rubbed it in with quarterly results that had only one blemish: It couldn't make the new iPads fast enough.

Qualcomm results shine amid smartphone optimism

(AP) -- The rise of smartphones is leading to a profound shift in the semiconductor industry, as companies that focus on mobile chips have found themselves in computing's new sweet spot.

White House: First family to attend shuttle launch

(AP) -- President Barack Obama and his family will attend next week's launch of Endeavour, NASA's next-to-last space shuttle flight commanded by the husband of critically wounded Rep. Gabrielle Giffords.

Citizens United case unlikely to end corporate speech debate

The debate over the constitutionality of regulating corporate speech took a significant turn in the U.S. Supreme Court's Citizens United decision, but it's an issue that almost certainly won't die down in the aftermath of ...

GOES-13 sees an extraordinarily early Atlantic low in the tropics

Hurricane season doesn't start in the Northern Atlantic Ocean until June 1, but a low pressure system in doesn't seem to want to follow the calendar. There's a low pressure area with a small chance for development north-northeast ...

Hackers attack petition to free Chinese artist

Hackers based in China have disrupted an online petition signed by nearly 100,000 people which urges Beijing to free outspoken artist Ai Weiwei, the website operator said Wednesday.

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