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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. ...

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...

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...

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...

“Cyber disruption” stops websites of the Iranian ministry

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TEHRAN, Iran — Websites of Iran’s transport and urbanization ministry Saturday went out of service after a “cyber disruption” in computer systems of its...

Futuristic railguns are out, hypersonic missiles are in

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BATH, Maine — The U.S. Navy pulled the plug, for now, on a futuristic weapon that fires projectiles at up to seven times the...

CNH Industrial acquires driverless ag vehicle company

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SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — CNH Industrial expects its $2.1 billion purchase of a South Dakota company will give it an edge in innovating autonomous...