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Robots, Rappelling, Rifles: Showcase of Special Ops Gadgets

Robots, Rappelling, Rifles: Showcase of Special Ops Gadgets

By Tamara Lush | May 22
It's like a supermarket for Navy SEALs. A grocery store for Green Berets. A Costco for commandoes.

China, Japan Extract Combustible Ice from Seafloor

China, Japan Extract Combustible Ice from Seafloor

By Matthew Brown | May 22
Commercial development of the globe's huge reserves of a frozen fossil fuel known as "combustible ice" has moved closer to reality after Japan and China successfully extracted the material from the seafloor.

Curtain Falls on 'Greatest Show On Earth' after 146 Years

Curtain Falls on 'Greatest Show On Earth' after 146 Years

By Tamara Lush | May 21
The Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus that has wowed crowds for 146 years with its "Greatest Show on Earth" is taking its final bow on Sunday.

Twitter Leader Laments Social Media Role In Trump's Election

Twitter Leader Laments Social Media Role In Trump's Election

May 21
A co-founder of Twitter says he's sorry if the popular social media platform helped put Donald Trump in the White House, as the president has suggested.

AP Exclusive: The Last Days of the Ringling Bros. Circus

AP Exclusive: The Last Days of the Ringling Bros. Circus

By Michelle R. Smith | May 20
An elephant stretches its trunk through a window to soothe a sick child. A woman gives birth and three months later is back performing on the high wire. A handler of big cats weeps as the beasts lope out of the ring for the last time.

Target Reimagines Itself and Wall Street Likes What It Sees

Target Reimagines Itself and Wall Street Likes What It Sees

By Anne D'Innocenzio | May 19
Target's first-quarter profits jumped almost 8 percent as attempts to turn its business around appear to be gaining some traction.

With Many Social Media Options, Small Businesses Need Focus

With Many Social Media Options, Small Businesses Need Focus

By Joyce M. Rosenberg | May 19
When Snapchat went public this year, it was a reminder to many small business owners that they need to be part of the social media evolution. But which network? Snapchat? Facebook? Instagram? All of the above?

Ford to Cut 1,400 Jobs, 10 Pct of White-Collar Work Force

Ford to Cut 1,400 Jobs, 10 Pct of White-Collar Work Force

May 18
Ford will cut 10 percent of its white-collar jobs in North America and Asia Pacific this year in an effort to boost profits.

U.S. Navy Wants Larger, Better Fleet, Says Cost Not Determined

U.S. Navy Wants Larger, Better Fleet, Says Cost Not Determined

By Jennifer McDermott | May 18
The U.S. Navy's senior officer wants a larger and better fleet sooner to compete with other countries, but says the cost is yet to be determined.

Pizza Delivery Man Takes Pie to Stalled Amtrak Train

Pizza Delivery Man Takes Pie to Stalled Amtrak Train

May 17
A veteran pizza delivery man in Delaware got an order from an unusual address: A stalled Amtrak train from New York on its way to Washington.

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