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  • SAN FRANCISCO, Dec 27- A previously undisclosed hacking campaign against military targets in Israel and Europe is probably backed by a country that misused security-testing software to cover its tracks and enhance its capability, researchers said. The attack program relied on software usually sold by Boston- based Core Security to companies and other...

  • BOSTON, Dec 27- Sony Corp worked for a third day on Saturday to restore services to its PlayStation online gaming network after a Christmas Day cyberattack shuttered access to some customers, including holiday recipients of new game consoles. "If you received a PlayStation console over the holidays and have been unable to log onto the network, know that this...

  • BOSTON, Dec 27- Sony Corp worked for a third day on Saturday to restore services to its PlayStation video gaming network after disruptions that a hacker group said it caused in a Christmas Day attack. It was Sony's second high-profile encounter with hackers this holiday season following the unprecedented attack on its Hollywood studio, which Washington has...

  • LOS ANGELES, Dec 26- "The Interview" took in more than $1 million in a limited Christmas Day release, a solid showing that could be quickly eclipsed by the money Sony Pictures makes with its groundbreaking online debut of the raunchy comedy. After large movie theater chains refused to screen the comedy following threats of violence from hackers who opposed the...

  • Founder of huge defense contractor SAIC dies Friday, 26 Dec 2014 | 5:28 PM ET

    SAN DIEGO, Calif.— J. Robert Beyster, a scientist-turned-entrepreneur who founded a small technology firm called Science Applications International Corp. and built it into one of the largest, most influential defense contractors in the country, has died at age 90.. Beyster died Monday of natural causes at his San Diego home, according to a statement from his...

  • SAN FRANCISCO— Sony's PlayStation network remained offline Friday on the second day of an outage that began roiling the online world just as eager video game players were unwrapping new consoles on Christmas morning. Microsoft's Xbox Live service, which also went down Thursday, was back online Friday although the company reported reported problems with...

  • LOS ANGELES, Dec 26- "The Interview" took in more than $1 million in a limited Christmas Day release, a decent start for the raunchy comedy that appeared dead after Sony Pictures pulled it from theaters last week following a devastating cyberattack blamed on North Korea. Sony Pictures also released the movie online via Google Inc's YouTube and Google Play,...

  • Dec 26- U.S. electric car maker Tesla Motors Inc will relaunch its Roadster model with a new battery pack that will increase the distance the car can travel on a single charge by nearly two-thirds to more than 400 miles. The company's shares rose 2.8 percent to $228.44 in late afternoon trading on the Nasdaq. Tesla will demonstrate the enhanced range for the new...

  • Tesla plans to demonstrate the higher range with a drive from San Francisco to Los Angeles— about a 400- mile trip— early next year. Tesla Motors Inc. CEO Elon Musk tweeted about the upgrade Thursday and Tesla posted more details on its website Friday. The larger battery has a range of 265 miles, according to EPA testing.

  • AUSTIN, Texas, Dec 26- With high-speed rail in the United States long on plans and short on construction, a Texas company is aiming to fast-track service between Dallas and Houston. The Texas Central Railway Company plans to use private investment and Central Japan Railway bullet train technology to run a line between two of the largest U.S. cities.

  • Sony is in uncharted waters now with the film, which earned $1.04 million from 331 locations on Thursday, according to studio estimates, in addition to the untold VOD grosses. "Considering the incredibly challenging circumstances, we are extremely grateful to the people all over the country who came out to experience" The Interview "on the first day of its...

  • Cellphones cut off, Ohio suburb weighs bankruptcy Friday, 26 Dec 2014 | 11:24 AM ET

    EAST CLEVELAND, Ohio— East Cleveland has long been one of the poorest cities in the state, a model for what urban decay looks like— streets filled with blighted and boarded-up homes and tired commercial districts. East Cleveland in recent years lost two of its biggest employers and the income taxes paid by those who worked there. East Cleveland has been there...

  • Things to know about the enduring Airstream Friday, 26 Dec 2014 | 11:00 AM ET

    The western Ohio plant that builds Airstream travel-trailers is seeing such hot demand that there's a three-month backlog on orders, and ground has been broken on a major expansion that will increase production capacity. An annual camping event at the Ohio factory sponsored by Airstream Life magazine draws 120 to 150 units. The first stop for Apollo 11...

  • Flying high: Airstream can't keep up with demand Friday, 26 Dec 2014 | 10:48 AM ET

    JACKSON CENTER, Ohio— Bob Wheeler still gets the question sometimes when people find out he runs the company that builds those shiny aluminum campers: "Airstreams? Not only are the retro-looking "silver bullet" travel-trailers still being built by hand at the same western Ohio site that has produced them for 60 years, but the company also can't roll them out of...

  • Sony film mess reflects gadgets-entertainment gap Friday, 26 Dec 2014 | 2:05 AM ET

    TOKYO— Sony's iconic gadgetry and the star appeal of Hollywood may have appeared to be a perfect match when the electronics giant bought Columbia Pictures in 1989. A quarter century later, it's apparent that Sony Corp. has not attained the magic synergy it was hoping for. The stolid silence of Sony's Tokyo headquarters over the hoopla surrounding Sony...

  • 5 things to know about Alamo Village Friday, 26 Dec 2014 | 1:50 AM ET

    BRACKETTVILLE, Texas— A Texas businessman wants to revive Alamo Village, the movie set built by John Wayne for his epic film about the historic Alamo siege. —Nearly a half-dozen Alamo- themed TV shows or movies were made there, as well as hundreds of other productions. One was the acclaimed 1989 TV miniseries "Lonesome Dove," where Alamo Village served as a stand-in for...

  • Texas movie set used by John Wayne fading away Friday, 26 Dec 2014 | 1:43 AM ET

    "It's not just something that represents history to a movie set— it is now history for sure," says Rich Curilla, the one-man curator and custodian of the now-closed Alamo Village. Alamo Village, a 400- acre plot of land about 120 miles west of San Antonio, was carved out of a large ranch in the late 1950 s for Wayne's directorial debut. Unlike the real Alamo, which is...

  • BEIJING, Dec 26- The Chinese government said on Friday that it will soon settle its antitrust investigation of U.S. mobile chipmaker Qualcomm Inc.. The NDRC also said it had completed its seventh round of discussions with Qualcomm President Derek Aberle and his team earlier this month. Qualcomm will continue to cooperate with the regulator to reach a...

  • BEIJING, Dec 26- The Chinese government said on Friday that it will soon settle its antitrust investigation of U.S. mobile chipmaker Qualcomm Inc.. The National Development and Reform Commission, the country's anti-monopoly regulator that launched its probe of the San Diego- based company 13 months ago, said the case would be settled according to the law,...

  • Michigan's population creeping up as autos recover Thursday, 25 Dec 2014 | 5:28 PM ET

    DETROIT— After years of declining population, industrial Michigan finally seems to be on track toward growth again, the state's demographer says. Despite the rise, Michigan dropped to the 10th most-populous state this year as North Carolina jumped to No. 9.. And the number of people moving to Michigan continues to trail the number migrating elsewhere, with...