How to keep your smartened-up home safe from hackers

NEW YORK (AP) — More people are getting voice-activated speakers and other smart devices for convenience and security. But doing so could also be giving hackers a key to their homes.


  • Written by By ANICK JESDANUN, AP Technology Writer

Universities face #MeToo movement over sexual harassment

WASHINGTON (AP) — When Celeste Kidd was a graduate student of neuroscience at the University of Rochester she says a professor supervising her made her life unbearable by stalking her, making demeaning comments about her weight and talking about sex.


  • Written by By MARIA DANILOVA, Associated Press

Brutal US cold snap highlights higher energy costs

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Plunging temperatures across half the country on Thursday underscored a stark reality for low-income Americans who rely on heating aid: Their dollars aren't going to go as far this winter because of rising energy costs.

  • Written by By DAVID SHARP , Associated Press