• What’s in a billion? Facebook users hit milestone in 1 day

    NEW YORK (AP) — You, your mom, your grandma and elementary school buddy Lawrence might have been some of the billion people who logged in to Facebook on Monday — the first time that has happened in a single day. That’s right, one billion people, or one-seventh of the Earth’s population.

  • 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.

    Updated: 2:16 pm

  • Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter is briefed about a Marine exercise by Marine Major Quint Harris at Red Beach Thursday, Aug. 27, 2015, at Camp Pendleton, Calif.  Carter continues three-day, three-state trip to highlight some of his key priorities as secretary. (AP Photo/Lenny Ignelzi)

    Pentagon funding new high-tech venture

    MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. (AP) — Defense Secretary Ash Carter announced Friday that the Pentagon is funding a new venture to develop cutting-edge electronics and sensors that can flex and stretch and could be built into clothing or the skins of ships and aircraft.

    Updated: 3:18 pm

  • Theresa Sarea, of New York City, center, is helped to stand up on her prosthesis as she speaks to the Amputee Coalition during a protest against a change in Medicare payment policy for lower limb prosthetics including artificial feet, in Washington, Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2015. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

    Amputees decry Medicare payment overhaul for artificial feet

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration is trying to disentangle itself from another controversy over Medicare coverage. Amputees are protesting this time, fearing they’ll be denied the latest technology for artificial legs and feet.

  • AP sues over access to FBI records involving fake news story

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Associated Press sued the U.S. Department of Justice Thursday over the FBI’s failure to provide public records related to the creation of a fake news story used to plant surveillance software on a suspect’s computer.

  • This undated photo provided by WDBJ-TV, in Roanoke, Va., shows station reporter Alison Parker, left, and cameraman Adam Ward. Ward and Parker were fatally shot on-air Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2015, by a former staffer in Moneta, Va. (WDBJ-TV via AP)

    Restraint over retweeting urged in Virginia attack video

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The online reaction spread quickly as expected after a killer posted video of his attack on two former co-workers in the midst of a live news broadcast.

  • In this Aug. 13, 2015 file photo, a product expert demonstrates the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge Plus during a presentation at Lincoln Center in New York.  The new Galaxy devices come weeks before comparable updates from Apple are expected. In a sense, if Samsung can’t beat the competition in sales, it can beat it to store shelves. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

    Review: New phones, tablets keep Samsung at Android helm

    NEW YORK (AP) — Samsung’s new smartphones and tablets might not offer enough to entice current iPhone and iPad users to switch, but they keep Samsung at the head of the class among Android gadget makers.

  • Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton speaks at the Des Moines Area Community College, Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2015, in Ankeny, Iowa. The transmission of classified information across Hillary Clinton’s private email is consistent with a culture in which diplomats routinely sent secret material on unsecured email during the Obama and George W. Bush administrations, according to documents previously made public and reviewed by The Associated Press. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

    State Department officials routinely sent secrets over email

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The transmission of now-classified information across Hillary Rodham Clinton’s private email is consistent with a State Department culture in which diplomats routinely sent secret material on unsecured email during the past two administrations, according to documents reviewed by The Associated Press.

  • Dartmouth College Engineering graduate Quinn Connell, upper left, controls the movement of the team's “Mobile Virtual Player” during college football practice Wednesday Aug. 26, 2015, in Hanover, N.H. In an effort to avoid concussions, the team practices with its new “Mobile Virtual Player,” which the school says is the only powered device that simulates a real football player in size, weight, agility and speed. (AP Photo/Jim Cole)

    Tackling goes high-tech at Dartmouth

    HANOVER, N.H. (AP) — On the Ivy League campus of Dartmouth College, even the football tackling dummies are smart.

  • 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.