DOJ looks into how AT&T, Verizon handle defecting customers

The Justice Department has opened an antitrust investigation into whether AT&T and Verizon and a standards-setting group worked together to hinder consumers from easily switching wireless carriers

Science Says: Amount of straws, plastic pollution is huge

Cities and even countries now such as Great Britain are looking at banning straws because plastic pollution is a huge global problem

UK teen gets 2 years for targeting CIA chief’s phone, email

A British teenager has been jailed for two years for compromising the email and phone accounts of senior U.S. government officials in what a judge called acts of “cyber-terrorism.”

WATCH: Netflix may be expanding to the big screen

Reports say Netflix is considering buying and owning movie theaters.

Officials eye ways to protect squirrels near Idaho dam

Officials are eyeing ways to protect a threatened squirrel species amid plans to expand a dam in western Idaho

WATCH: Man accused of millions of robocalls grilled on Capitol Hill

Adrian Abramovich is accused of making nearly 100 million fake calls in three months and faces a proposed $120 million fine by the Federal Communications Commission.

WATCH: Amazon reveals it now has more than 100 million Prime members

Founder and CEO Jeff Bezos revealed for the first time a specific number of Prime memberships.

Brain science institute at Brown receives $100M gift

Brown University’s brain science institute has been given $100 million to advance the understanding of the brain and what causes Lou Gehrig’s disease, Alzheimer’s and other neurodegenerative diseases

WATCH: Google ready to take action against apps that violate safety policies

A University of California study finds that 57 percent of popular Android apps may be illegally tracking children.

Iran bans government bodies from using foreign message apps

Iranian state TV says government bodies have been barred from using foreign messaging apps

Going deep to study exercise’s molecular nitty-gritty

About 120 scientists from around the country are in Louisiana as part of a six-year, $170 million program to study the down-deep molecular nitty-gritty of exercise

Suspect in Iceland’s ‘Big Bitcoin Heist’ escapes prison

A prisoner in Iceland suspected of masterminding the theft of about 600 computers used to mine bitcoin has managed to escape custody and flee the remote North Atlantic nation on a passenger plane

Zookeepers use puppet to raise endangered magpie

Zookeepers in Prague have turned into puppeteers in an effort to save the critically endangered Javan green magpie

Tracking the river: Mississippi model may help save coast

Scientists working on new ways to battle the erosion that threatens Louisiana’s coastline have a dramatic new tool

WATCH: T-Mobile fined $40 million over false ring tones

The company admitted to misleading customers into thinking their calls were going through in rural areas by broadcasting false ring tones.

US, UK say Russia targets internet hardware for espionage

US, UK accuse Russia of planting malware on internet equipment for espionage, possible attacks

Parasite transmitted by ticks found in Canada lynx

University of New Hampshire scientists have discovered a previously undiagnosed parasite transmitted by ticks and a virus in the Canada lynx

WATCH: NASA to send its newest satellite into orbit

The space agency says its mission is to discover dozens of planets relatively close to Earth.

Russia begins blocking messaging app Telegram

Russia’s communications watchdog has begun enforcing a nationwide ban for a popular messaging app

IT issue causes outage at supermarket chain in Australia

Cash registers are working again at Woolworths Supermarkets in Australia

Researchers to keep working to free whale from fishing line

Researchers off the coast of Provincetown say they will keep trying to free an entangled North Atlantic right whale from fishing line wrapped around her jaw

WATCH: Vero social network app is taking on Facebook

Vero CEO and co-founder Ayman Hariri discusses his growing, ad-free, subscription-based social network and why he thinks it could be the next Facebook, on “Real Biz With Rebecca Jarvis.”

WATCH: Japanese engineer builds giant robot to fulfill anime dream

Masaaki Nagumo always dreamed of riding inside a giant robot just like his favorite anime, “Gundam.” So he built his own!

WATCH: TESS, a NASA Explorer mission, to scan universe

The Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite will study planets orbiting beyond our solar system.

WATCH: NTSB says Tesla is not cooperating in self-driving crash

Family of driver speaks out and says they’ll sue the carmaker.

WATCH: Gmail redesign in the works

Google is planning an updated design with a “snooze” feature that allows users to remove an email from their inbox until a later date.

Apple becomes latest company to go 100 percent green

Apple is now among tech companies run off 100 percent renewable energy.

WATCH: Uber expanding transportation offerings

The company is launching “Uber Rent” in San Francisco, which will allow users to rent someone else’s car for as little as an hour.

Zuckerberg: regulation of social media firms is ‘inevitable’

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg told a House oversight panel that he believes it is “inevitable” there will be regulation of the social media industry but he cautioned that any rules be thought carefully through so smaller businesses aren’t undercut by them