WASHINGTON (AP) - The Transportation Security Administration says all 197 airlines that fly to the U.S. are now collecting names, genders and birth dates of passengers so the government can check them against terror watch lists before they fly.
Getting all air carriers that travel to or through the... more »
A company that provides electronic monitoring to track sex offenders, parolees and others says its system shut down after unexpectedly hitting its data storage limit. That left authorities across 49 states unaware of offenders' movement for about 12 hours.
BI Incorporated spokesman Jock Waldo says that prisons and other... more »
Job openings rose in July after two months of declines, a positive sign that companies could step up hiring in the coming months.
The Labor Department says the number of jobs advertised rose by 6.2 percent to 3.04 million. That's the highest total since April, when temporary census hiring... more »
Google representatives say they're working with authorities to address privacy concerns over its mapping service.
Last month, Google acknowledged it had mistakenly collected data over public Wi-Fi networks in more than 30 countries. Authorities fear the collection may violate privacy laws. Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal held a news... more »
A new NASA satellite designed to help predict disruptive solar storms has begun transmitting data to Earth about five weeks after launch. University of Colorado scientists say they began getting information from the Solar Dynamics Observatory on Friday. Controllers have been adjusting the satellite's Earth orbit since the Feb. 11... more »
Gov. Bill Ritter's deputy chief of staff has withdrawn from consideration to be the next U.S. attorney in Colorado amid questions raised during Ritter's gubernatorial campaign. Stephanie Villafuerte said Monday that a "needless and extraneous political fight" has overshadowed an independent assessment of her qualifications. During Ritter's 2006 campaign, the... more »
Less than 10 percent of U.S. high school students are eating the combined recommended daily amount of fruits and vegetables, a finding that the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention called "poor" in a report Tuesday.
The report based on 2007 data found that only 13 percent of... more »