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Students create, explore new worlds through virtual reality

Jun. 19, 2019 6:22 PM EDT

GREENWICH, Conn. (AP) — Devyn Lyons wields the controller as if she grasps a wand, twirling it in the air and imagining sparks flying from it, as if she were a character in a Harry Potter movie. The device she holds emits no such spurts of light and color in the world of her art classroom at North Street...

Senators question FBI on Russian hack of voting firm

Jun. 12, 2019 2:26 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Two U.S. senators asked the FBI on Wednesday to explain what it has done to investigate the suspected hack by Russian intelligence of a Florida-based voting software company before the 2016 election. In a letter sent to FBI Director Christopher Wray, Democratic Sens. Ron Wyden of Oregon...

Correction: Election Security-North Carolina story

Jun. 7, 2019 5:53 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — In a story published June 5 about a federal forensic analysis of electronic poll books in Durham County, North Carolina, The Associated Press reported erroneously that paper ballots were issued after poll books malfunctioned in the county on Election Day in 2016. In fact, paper ballots...

Virtual reality helps police in dealing with autistic people

May. 24, 2019 10:50 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — An autistic man walks out of a store without paying for a toy he picked up. He's followed by a storekeeper demanding he come back inside. The situation quickly escalates, and police are called. Officers arrive, their patrol car's lights flashing and sirens blaring, to find the man in the...