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Technology has growing role in corralling US West wildfires

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SACRAMENTO, Calif. — As drought- and wind-driven wildfires have become more dangerous across the American West in recent years, firefighters have tried to become...

Police: Armed person stole ambulance with patient inside

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HOUSTON — An armed suspect stole an ambulance early Friday while a patient and a firefighter were inside, Houston police said. ...

Brief, widespread outage for numerous websites

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NEW YORK — Major websites went down Thursday in what appeared to be a brief but widespread outage. ...

Feds urge rental websites to warn of elevator dangers

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Days after the death of a child who got stuck in an elevator at a North Carolina vacation rental, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety...

Couple in eBay harassment case sues company, ex-officials

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BOSTON — A Massachusetts couple subjected to threats and other bizarre harassment from former eBay Inc. employees filed a civil lawsuit against the Silicon...

Macron among 14 heads of states on potential spyware list

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BOSTON — French President Emmanuel Macron leads a list of 14 current or former heads of state who may have been targeted for hacking...

Protesters seek help dealing with fish-killing red tide

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ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Amid the stench of dead fish, protesters marched Saturday along Florida's Tampa Bay to call for state assistance in dealing...

EXPLAINER: Are we going to need COVID-19 booster shots?

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Just because Pfizer wants to offer COVID-19 vaccine boosters doesn’t mean people will be lining up anytime soon -- U.S. and international health authorities...

Wildfires threaten homes, land across 10 Western states

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LOS ANGELES — Wildfires that torched homes and forced thousands to evacuate burned across 10 parched Western states on Tuesday, and the largest, in...

China tightens control over cybersecurity in data crackdown

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BEIJING — Tech experts in China who find a weakness in computer security would be required to tell the government and couldn’t sell that...