Judge Orders California To Release Papers Discussing Risk Of Cellphone Use

BERKELEY  — California could have to hand over some documents on cellphone use it tried to keep under wraps. On Friday, a Superior Court judge ordered the state to release papers discussing the possible risks of long-term cellphone use. The documents were written by the state’s Environmental Health Investigations branch and are believed to contain cellphone radiation warnings and recommendations for […]

Bomb-shelter builder stays busy as customers prep for ‘Trumpocalypse’ or “Trumpnado”

BY GORDON DICKSON MURCHISON, Texas – Inside his football field-size warehouse an hour’s drive southeast of Dallas, Gary Lynch is busy trying to keep up with orders for his solid-steel bomb shelters. He offers visitors a tour of a 600-square-foot model under construction for a Saudi customer. Right now, it’s just a steel shell, he […]

Greek ambassador to Brazil killed; widow and 2 men questioned over his murder

Brazilian police are questioning the widow of the Greek ambassador to that country, along with a military police officer described as her lover and another man in the death of the diplomat, authorities said Friday. Ambassador Kyriakos Amiridis, 59, had been missing since Monday, Evaristo Pontes Magalhaes, a police investigator in the Baixada Fluminense state, […]

“Marketing coup”: Amazon makes first drone delivery

Retail giant Amazon has made its first delivery using a drone, in the UK. The package arrived safely at its destination in Cambridge, 13 minutes after being ordered. A video showing the process details how the order was completed using an electrically powered drone flying at up to 400ft (122m). One sceptic questioned how much […]

John Glenn, America’s Space Hero, Dies at 95

John Glenn, a freckle-faced son of Ohio who was hailed as a national hero and a symbol of the space age as the first American to orbit Earth, then became a national political figure for 24 years in the Senate, died on Thursday in Columbus, Ohio. He was 95. Ohio State University announced his death. […]

Apple to fly drones to improve Maps data

Apple Inc. plans to use drones and new indoor navigation features to improve its Maps service and catch longtime leader Google, according to people familiar with the matter. The Cupertino, California-based company is assembling a team of robotics and data-collection experts that will use drones to capture and update map information faster than its existing […]

Apple Developing Car Operating System in Canada

Apple Inc. has dozens of software engineers in Canada building a car operating system, a rare move for a company that often houses research and development projects close to its Cupertino, California headquarters, according to people familiar with the matter. Many of the engineers working in Canada were hired over the past year and about […]