• In this photo provided by Science Translational Medicine, PET scans taken at the Yale PET Center show the density of connections between nerve cells, called synapses, in a healthy living brain. Yale researchers developed a way to picture synapses in a living brain, something that until now has been studied mostly during autopsies. (Science Translational Medicine via AP)

    New technique opens window into how brain cells communicate

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The brain’s nerve cells communicate by firing messages to each other through junctions called synapses, and problems with those connections are linked to disorders like Alzheimer’s and epilepsy. Now Yale University researchers have developed a way to picture synapses in living brains.

  • Woman trying to catch Pokemon in cemetery gets stuck in tree

    CLARKSBORO, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say a New Jersey woman trying to catch Pokemon in a cemetery ended up stuck in a tree and had to call 911 to rescue her.

  • This Oct. 4, 2014, file photo, shows the facade of the New York Stock Exchange. Stock indexes crept higher in morning trading Wednesday, July 20, 2016, after companies reported profits that were stronger than expected, if not strong. Technology stocks led the way following an encouraging report from Microsoft, which helped offset weakness in the energy and raw-materials sectors. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)

    US stocks edge higher, led by gains in technology

    TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares were mostly higher Thursday as Japan’s benchmark rose on hopes of Japanese government stimulus spending and better-than-expected earnings lifted Wall Street.

  • In this Sunday, July 17, 2016 photo, members of Presidential Security Forces stand in attention during the changing of guard at Merdeka Palace in Jakarta, Indonesia. Indonesian authorities banned the playing of "Pokemon Go" from the presidential palace on Wednesday, July 20, 2016, as they voiced worries that the game could be a security risk. (AP Photo/Dita Alangkara)

    Indonesia’s presidential palace bans playing of ‘Pokemon Go’

    JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesian officials have banned the playing of “Pokemon Go” from the presidential palace.

  • North Korea confirms it test-fired ballistic rockets

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea said Wednesday it test-fired ballistic rockets as part of a simulated pre-emptive attack on ports and airfields in South Korea, in a likely reference to the three missile launches that Seoul says the North carried out a day earlier.

  • In this undated photo provided by Macy's Inc., the department store's new mobile tool is demonstrated. Macy’s is testing a new mobile tool that uses artificial intelligence to help customers navigate throughout the store. It comes as the nation’s largest department store chain tries to improve customer experience in the wake of sluggish sales and stiffer competition. (Tristan Fuge/Macy's Inc. via AP)

    Macy’s tests artificial intelligence tool to improve service

    NEW YORK (AP) — Macy’s is testing a mobile tool using artificial intelligence that lets shoppers get answers customized to the store they’re in — like where a particular brand is located or what’s in stock — that they would normally ask a sales associate face-to-face.

  • This July 3, 2014, file photo, shows the Microsoft Corp. logo outside the Microsoft Visitor Center in Redmond, Wash. Microsoft reports financial results Tuesday, July 19, 2016. (AP Photo Ted S. Warren, File)

    As PCs decline, Microsoft betting its future on the cloud

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — In a world where there’s a smartphone app for everything, one company __ Amazon.com Inc. — has long been the host for an outsized share of online software and computing services.

  • The Latest: VW declines to comment on new diesel lawsuits

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The Latest on lawsuits filed against Volkswagen over vehicles equipped with software that cheated on emissions tests (all times local):

  • University of New Hampshire student Kayla Aragona displays a device called Moocall with a pregnant cow named Magenta, Tuesday, July 19, 2016 in Durham, N.H. The sensor attached to their tails sends text alerts to help detect when they're in labor. (AP Photo/Jim Cole)

    Moo-ving out: Sensor sends text alerts from cows in labor

    DURHAM, N.H. (AP) — University of New Hampshire dairy researchers are more relaxed these days about monitoring pregnant cows: A sensor attached to their tails sends text alerts to help detect when they’re in labor.

  • Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey, right, joined by New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, discusses a lawsuit against Volkswagen, Tuesday, July 19, 2016, in New York. The states are suing Volkswagen and its affiliates Audi and Porsche over diesel emissions cheating, alleging that the German automakers defrauded customers by selling diesel vehicles equipped with software allowing them to cheat emissions testing. In response the company said, "The allegations in complaints filed by certain states today are essentially not new and we have been addressing them in our discussions with U.S. federal and state authorities." (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

    NY, Massachusetts sue Volkswagen over emissions cheating

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York, Massachusetts and Maryland are suing Volkswagen and its affiliates Audi and Porsche over diesel emissions cheating, accusing the German automakers of defrauding customers, misleading regulators and then seeking to cover up the deception.