Apple remains in dark on how FBI hacked iPhone without help

WASHINGTON (AP) — The FBI's announcement that it mysteriously hacked into an iPhone is a public setback for Apple Inc., as consumers learned that they can't keep the government out of even an encrypted device that U.S. officials had claimed was impossible to crack. Apple, meanwhile, remains in the dark about how to restore the security of its flagship product.

  • Written by TAMI ABDOLLAH, Associated Press

Study: Indonesia "hobbit" fossils older than first thought

NEW YORK (AP) — It was a spectacular discovery: Fossil remains in an Indonesian cave revealed a recent relative of modern humans that stood about 3 feet tall. The creatures were quickly nicknamed "hobbits."

  • Written by MALCOLM RITTER, AP Science Writer

60-foot hole opens in Florida trailer park

TARPON SPRINGS, Fla. (AP) — Authorities are evacuating a mobile home park along Florida's Gulf Coast after a 60-foot-wide, 35-foot-deep hole opened in the ground.

  • Written by THE BELLEFONTAINE EXAMINER STAFF

US stocks rise as Fed emphasizes slow interest rate pace

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are rising in afternoon trading Tuesday as Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said the central bank still expects interest rates in the U.S. to rise gradually. Big names including Apple and Microsoft are leading tech stocks higher, while energy companies are falling along with the price of oil.

  • Written by MARLEY JAY, AP Markets Writer