• In this Tuesday, April 1, 2014, file photo, Noel Biderman, chief executive of Avid Life Media Inc., which operates AshleyMadison.com., poses by a hotel room window overlooking the Imperial Palace grounds during a photo session in Tokyo. Biderman is stepping down in the wake of the massive breach of the company’s computer systems and outing of millions of its members, Avid Life Media announced, Friday, Aug. 28, 2015. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko, File)

    Ashley Madison CEO steps down in wake of hacking

    NEW YORK (AP) — The CEO of the company that runs adultery website Ashley Madison is stepping down in the wake of the massive breach of the company’s computer systems and outing of millions of its members.

  • Los Angeles Marathon gets new sponsor

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles Marathon has a new sponsor.

  • PRC approves utility’s deal with environmental groups

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The Public Regulation Commission has accepted an agreement between Public Service Company of New Mexico and three environmental groups about the utility’s proposal for a coal plant.

  • In this Aug. 14, 2015 file photo, water flows through a series of sediment retention ponds built to reduce heavy metal and chemical contaminants from the Gold King Mine wastewater accident, in the spillway about a quarter mile downstream from the mine outside Silverton, Colo. Federal and state regulators underestimated the potential for a toxic blowout from the Colorado mine, despite warnings more than a year earlier that a large-volume spill of wastewater was possible, an internal government investigation released Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2015 found. The massive spill occurred on Aug. 5 when a government cleanup crew doing excavation work triggered the release of an estimated 3 million gallons of sludge that fouled hundreds of miles of rivers in Colorado, New Mexico and Utah.  (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley, File)

    Investigation: EPA, state missed potential for mine blowout

    BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Members of a federal cleanup crew were initially trapped and unable to warn downstream communities that they had accidentally unleashed toxic waste water from a Colorado gold mine, according to government documents released Thursday.

  • Microsoft says Windows 10 now on 75 million devices

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Microsoft said Wednesday that its new Windows 10 software is running on more than 75 million computers, tablets and other devices — in just under a month since the operating system was released.

  • A man holds a child near the logo for Citic Securities in Beijing on Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2015. Employees of state-owned Citic Securities Ltd, one of China's biggest securities firms and one current and one former employee of its market regulator are under investigation on suspicion of illegal stock trading, state media reported Wednesday, amid the collapse of a stock price boom.(AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)

    China probing brokers, regulators for possible stock crimes

    BEIJING (AP) — Employees of one of China’s biggest securities firms and one current and one former employee of its market regulator are under investigation on suspicion of illegal stock trading, state media reported Wednesday, amid the collapse of a stock price boom.

  • In this Aug 7, 2015 photo released by the University of Tennessee Athletics Department, offensive lineman Jashon Robertson, right, sits on a bed and works with a Sports Science Sleep Coach in a sleep study for the players in Knoxville, Tenn., at the university. Tennessee is studying its players’ sleep habits to make sure they don’t get caught napping when a game’s on the line. (Donald Page/Tennessee Athletics via AP)

    Tennessee experiments with high-tech sleep monitors

    KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — About an hour before a Tennessee football player’s scheduled bedtime, he gets a reminder via an app on his phone or a text message. That’s when he puts on orange glasses that block out the glow of smartphones or computer screens, making it easier to fall asleep.

  • New trial date set business databases theft case

    GULFPORT, Miss. (AP) — The federal trial of a Mississippi man charged with stealing the databases of two companies after he was fired from a credit card-processing job has been moved to November.

  • A Chinese investor monitors stock prices at a brokerage house in Beijing, Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2015.  China's main stock market index has fallen for a fourth day, plunging 7.6 percent to an eight-month low.  (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)

    Beijing appears to wind down share-buying _ now what?

    BEIJING (AP) — China’s leaders are winding down a strategy of trying to push up slumping stock prices by spending billions of dollars to buy shares.

  • In this Monday, July 29, 2013 photo, the Terrafugia "roadable plane" flies during the Experimental Aircraft Association's AirVenture in Oshkosh, Wis.  Terrafugia, a privately backed startup in Woburn, Massachusetts, admits on its website that flying cars have become a pop-culture symbol for dreams that don't come true. CEO Carl Dietrich wants to change that. (Joe Sienkiewicz/The Oshkosh Northwestern via AP) NO SALES; MANDATORY CREDIT

    Tech startups want to change the way you drive

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A veteran computer scientist hates sitting in his car at stop lights, so he creates software that makes the experience less annoying. A former engineering professor wants to double the range of today’s electric vehicles. And an aeronautics expert believes flying cars shouldn’t be science fiction.