Banks, dam targeted by Iranian hackers, US says; 7 charged

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. charged seven hackers linked to the Iranian government with executing large-scale cyberattacks on dozens of banks as well as a small dam outside New York City — intrusions that law enforcement officials said reached into America's infrastructure and disrupted the nation's financial system.

  • Written by TAMI ABDOLLAH, Associated Press ERIC TUCKER, Associated Press

Microbe with stripped-down DNA may hint at secrets of life

NEW YORK (AP) — Scientists have deleted nearly half the genes of a microbe, creating a stripped-down version that still functions, an achievement that might reveal secrets of how life works.

  • Written by MALCOLM RITTER, AP Science Writer