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Investigators Say Tesla Car Was Speeding at Time of Crash

AUTO NEWS | By Joan Lowy | Jul 28
The driver killed when his Tesla sedan crashed while in self-driving mode was traveling at 9 mph above the speed limit just before hitting the side of a tractor-trailer, federal accident investigators said Tuesday.

As iPhone Sale Sag, Apple Touts Apps and Services Instead

CORPORATE | By Brandon Bailey | Jul 28
You can expect to hear a lot more from Apple about the virtues of mobile apps and online services in coming months. And for good reason: They're just about the only part of Apple's business that's growing right now.

Solar Plane's Arrival Highlights UAE's Clean-Energy Push

SCIENCE | By Adam Schreck | Jul 28
The United Arab Emirates might not seem like an obvious spot to begin and end a globe-spanning flight promoting renewable energy.

Farewell to VCRs: Japanese Maker to Shelve Once-Hit Product

PERSONAL TECH | By Yuri Kageyama | Jul 28
A company spokesman, who requested anonymity citing company practice, confirmed Monday that production will end sometime this month, although he would not give a date.

New Tests Show No Pot Chemicals in Colorado Town's Water

SCIENCE | By Steven K. Paulson | Jul 27
Authorities said Saturday that new tests show there is no evidence of a marijuana chemical in a Colorado community's tap water and they believe the initial tests were false.

What We Know About the DNC Email Hack

POLITICS | Jul 26
A new report says the DNC email hack also included some personal emails. CBS News senior political editor Steve Chaggaris and Michael Isikoff, chief investigative correspondent for Yahoo News, join CBSN to discuss the details of the leak.

Solar Projects Can't Save the Forest for the Trees?

SCIENCE | By Frank Eltman | Jul 26
Solar energy ordinarily wins praise from groups that want to cut greenhouse gases, but a proposed solar project at a defunct Long Island nuclear power plant has stirred outrage because it requires demolishing 350 acres of woodlands.

MH370 Mystery Spurred Efforts to Improve Aircraft Tracking

PERSONAL TECH | By Kelvin Chan | Jul 25
As investigators prepare to wind down the Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 search after more than two fruitless years, the airline industry is still working to raise safety standards to prevent another plane from going missing.

Colorado Town's Water May Be Tainted With Marijuana Chemical

SCIENCE | Jul 24
Officials told residents of a small Colorado community not to drink or shower in tap water Thursday because one of the town's wells may have been contaminated with THC, marijuana's intoxicating chemical.

How to Choose A Fitness Tracker When They all Sound the Same

PERSONAL TECH | By Anick Jesdanun | Jul 24
Most fitness trackers can measure a lot: steps taken, heart beats, sleep quality and workout performance. That's a lot of data, but are they useful?

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