John Wayne’s hat, Disney’s Mickey Mouse ears up for auction
Business / Celebrities

John Wayne’s hat, Disney’s Mickey Mouse ears up for auction

BIDDEFORD, Maine (AP) — A collection of memorabilia including Babe Ruth’s baseball glove and Walt Disney’s Mickey Mouse ears is coming up for auction off the beaten path in Maine, far from the Big Apple where Ruth smacked home runs and the theme park and studio Disney created in California. The items that once belonged … Continue reading

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Apple, FBI stake out conflicting positions before Congress
Business / National / U.S. News

Apple, FBI stake out conflicting positions before Congress

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. government calls it a “vicious guard dog” that hurts national security. Apple says it’s critical to protecting consumer privacy against increasingly sophisticated hackers. As the debate over built-in iPhone encryption has deadlocked in the courts, law enforcement and the world’s second-largest cellphone maker agreed on one point Tuesday: It’s now … Continue reading

Government will consider Google computer to be car’s driver
Business / Technology

Government will consider Google computer to be car’s driver

DETROIT (AP) — Computers that control cars of the future can be considered drivers just like humans, the federal government’s highway safety agency has found. The redefinition of “driver” by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is an important break for Google, taking it a step closer to its goal of self-driving cars without steering … Continue reading