UN nature meeting agrees on land, ocean protection

(AP) -- Representatives to a U.N. conference on biodiversity agreed early Saturday to expand protected areas on land and at sea in the hopes of slowing the rate of extinction of the world's animals and plants and preventing ...

China assures Clinton on rare earth exports

(AP) -- U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton on Saturday sought and received assurances from China's foreign minister about the country's export of exotic metals key to the global high-tech industry, a U.S. official ...

Facebook tightens grip on user ID data

Facebook took more steps to stop third-party applications from sharing identifying information about users with advertising and Internet tracking companies.