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Disaster Plan Developed in Case Fire Reaches Nuclear Waste

By Jim Salter | Oct 9
A 15-year-old Florida boy is recovering from burns after he asked a friend to ignite his clothes in a social media stunt called "the fire challenge."

New Roku Streaming TV Device Has 4K Resolution

Oct 9
Streaming TV device maker Roku on Tuesday unveiled a new model that offers video in Ultra HD, or 4K, resolution, matching what's available with Amazon's new Fire TV device.

Clinton Subject to Hack Attempts From China, Korea, Germany

By Ken Dilanian, Jack Gillum and Stephen Braun | Oct 8
Hillary Rodham Clinton's private email server, which stored some 55,000 pages of emails from her time as secretary of state, was the subject of attempted cyberattacks originating in China, South Korea and Germany after she left office in early 2013.

Kremlin Sets Out to Extend Control Over the Russian Internet

By Albina Kovalyova | Oct 8
Galina Timchenko recalls how proud she felt when the Russian news website she edited reached 3 million users per day. When she reported the figures to the website's owner, he was horrified.

US Experts Warn Plutonium Stocks Could Soar in East Asia

By Matthew Pennington and Mari Yamaguchi | Oct 8
Experts warn that Northeast Asia could see a dangerous growth in stocks of weapons-usable plutonium - and U.S. lawmakers say Obama administration policies could be making matters worse.

Colorado Man Gets Probation in Fossil Importation Case

Oct 7
A federal judge on Tuesday sentenced a Colorado man to one year of probation for understating the value of unspecified fossils imported from China to the United States.

Federal Investigators Hope to Find Cargo Ship's Recorder

By Curt Anderson and Jason Dearen | Oct 7
Federal investigators looking into the ill-fated voyage of a 790-foot freighter believed to have sunk in the Atlantic during Hurricane Joaquin say they still hope to recover a data recorder from the ship.

Woman Found After Actor Tweets About Her Lost Student ID

Oct 7
Tom Hank's tweet worked. A woman named Lauren who lost her Fordham student ID has been found.

Is Recycling A Waste?

Oct 7
Americans recycle nearly 90 million tons of trash a year, but it may not be worth the trouble.

Neutrino Research Nets Nobel Prize

By Karl Ritter and Malin Rising | Oct 7
Takaaki Kajita of Japan and Arthur McDonald of Canada won the Nobel Prize in physics on Tuesday for discovering that tiny particles called neutrinos change identities as they whiz through the universe, proving that they have mass.

Microsoft Unveils New Surface Laptop, Other Updates

Oct 6
Microsoft is doubling down on its Surface devices business, unveiling a new laptop Tuesday alongside an updated tablet.

Study Cites Cybercrime's Rising Costs to Corporations

By Bree Fowler | Oct 6
Cybercrime costs are climbing for companies both in the U.S. and overseas amid a slew of high-profile breaches, according to research released Tuesday.

Data Hack at 7 Trump Hotels Confirmed

Oct 6
Customer credit and debit card numbers may have been stolen at seven Trump hotels after its payment systems were hacked for over a year.

Top EU Court Rules Data Sharing Pact With US Invalid

By Pan Pylas | Oct 6
The European Union's highest court struck a big blow Tuesday against Facebook and other companies by ruling that a long-running pact allowing the free transfer of data to the U.S. is invalid as it does not adequately protect consumers.

Earthquakes, Elections and More Dissected at New Yorker Fest

By Jocelyn Noveck | Oct 6
The New Yorker festival, said Kathryn Schulz, is the "nerd holiday of New York City." But the festival also touches on the more urgent questions of the day, including the upcoming presidential election and the earthquake risk in the Pacific Northwest.

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