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Improved technology saves maple syrup producers time, energy
UNDERHILL, Vt. (AP) -- Maple syrup doesn't get that rich flavor and color in an instant. It's a long process from tree to bottle....

Appealing to millennials, Las Vegas gets e-sports arena
LAS VEGAS (AP) -- The arena has all the features that a professional sports venue needs: stands, warm-up areas for teams, massive screens for spectators and a broadcast platform for commentators. But what distinguishes this new Las Vegas arena is its dozens of video game consoles....

Sharp vision: New glasses help the legally blind see
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Jeff Regan was born with underdeveloped optic nerves and had spent most of his life in a blur. Then four years ago, he donned an unwieldy headset made by a Toronto company called eSight....

Supreme Court weighs law banning sex offenders from Facebook
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) -- Fresh from a trip to traffic court, Lester Packingham Jr. celebrated his turn of good fortune by announcing to friends on Facebook that his pending ticket was dismissed without him saying a word....

Google-bred company accuses Uber of self-driving car theft
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- A self-driving car company founded by Google is colliding with ride-haling service Uber in a court battle revolving around allegations of betrayal, high-tech espionage and greed....

When test-driving a new car, take the technology for a spin
DETROIT (AP) -- Car shopping isn't just about kicking the tires anymore. It's also about testing the technology....

INFLUENCE GAME: GM bill is self-driving and self-interested
WASHINGTON (AP) -- With states seizing the initiative on shaping the future of self-driving cars, General Motors is trying to persuade lawmakers across the country to approve rules that would benefit the automaker while potentially keeping its competitors off the road....

New Jersey OKs gas pipeline through protected Pinelands
CHERRY HILL, N.J. (AP) -- New Jersey environmental regulators on Friday approved a hotly contested plan to run a natural gas pipeline through a federally protected forest preserve amid raucous protests that included drums, tambourines and choruses of "This Land Is Your Land."...

New Apple headquarters to have theater named for Steve Jobs
CUPERTINO, Calif. (AP) -- Apple has announced that its new headquarters will open for employees in the spring and will include a theater named for its late co-founder, Steve Jobs....

Amazon resists request for Echo info in Arkansas slaying
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) -- Amazon is resisting an effort by Arkansas prosecutors to obtain potential recordings from a slaying suspect's Amazon Echo smart speaker, saying authorities haven't established that their investigation is more important than a customer's privacy rights....

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