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3 weeks ago

Facebook’s next frontier: Chatbots, live video

Facebook Inc said on Tuesday it will begin allowing developers to build chatbots inside its Messsenger app that will enable users to communicate with businesses one-on-one in its latest efforts to dominate enterprise transactions and customer service.

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3 weeks ago

Record number of hackers exploited software flaws

The number of previously unknown software flaws used by hackers more than doubled last year, a new report says, in another sign of the increasing sophistication of cybercrime and online espionage.

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3 weeks ago

Craft beer fans face squeeze with hops in short supply

Fans of craft beers could soon face higher bar bills as small, independent brewers face a potentially serious shortage of a vital ingredient: hops.

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4 weeks ago

Pay your taxes, buy a Slurpee at the 7-Eleven

It may sound like a strange idea — but it's part of an IRS effort to provide new ways to pay taxes for those who don't have a bank account or credit card.

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4 weeks ago

Big apple chill: Cold snap could nip fruit in bud

The late-season Arctic blast in the East could take a big bite from their budding crops.

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4 weeks ago

FBI director says unlocking method won’t work on newer iPhones

The Federal Bureau of Investigation's secret method for unlocking the iPhone 5c used by one of the San Bernardino shooters will not work on newer models, FBI Director James Comey said.

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4 weeks ago

Last chance for 2015 tax deductions

If you are in the process of preparing your 2015 tax return and find yourself horrified by the amount you owe or disappointed by the paucity of your refund, you have one last chance to cut the bill by paying yourself instead of Uncle Sam.

Local Headlines

7 hours ago in Local

Shayla Bee 111th Family Member

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The Shayla Bee Foundation is welcoming another member to their family.

12 hours ago in Local

Storm Lake Child Abuse

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A Storm Lake man was arrested after a report of sexual abuse to a child.

14 hours ago in Local

MaxYield Cooperative Completes Purchase

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MaxYield Cooperative has announced it has completed the purchase of The Andersons, Inc. northwest Iowa assets.

14 hours ago in Local

Storm Lake St Mary’s Principal

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A new 6-12 principal has been hired at Storm Lake St. Mary's School.

15 hours ago in Local

Walleye Season Opening

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The 140th walleye fishing season starts May 7th, on the Iowa Great Lakes.