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  • Gamers use police hoax to lash out at opponents

    Updated: 59 min ago

    DENVER (AP) — Authorities are increasingly concerned about a hoax in which video game players lash out at online opponents by making fake 911 calls that send SWAT teams to their homes. The practice, known as "swatting," originally targeted celebrities. Experts say it's now becoming more popular...

  • Venezuela's newest shortage: breast implants

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuela's chronic shortages have begun to encroach on a cultural cornerstone: the boob job. Beauty-obsessed Venezuelans face a scarcity of brand-name breast implants, and women are so desperate that they and their doctors are turning to devices that are the wrong...

  • Samsung accuses LG execs of damaging its products

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Samsung Electronics Co. has accused senior executives from rival LG Electronics Inc. of vandalizing its washing machines at stores in Germany earlier this month and has asked for an official investigation. In a statement Sunday, Samsung said it had asked the Seoul...

  • Police: 6 hurt in shooting outside Alaska bar

    Updated: 5 hr ago

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Police say six people were injured, one critically, in a shooting outside a bar in Alaska, and the suspects remain at large. A group of family members and friends was outside the Kodiak Bar and Grill in Anchorage at 4:25 a.m. Sunday when one of the family members and...

  • Reno air races draw new kind of aircraft: drones

    Updated: Sat, Sep 13, 2014

    RENO, Nev. (AP) — A new kind of aircraft is competing for the first time at this week's National Championship Air Races in Reno: drones. More than 200,000 people are expected to attend the annual air races, which ends a five-day run Sunday. The three-day drone competition, called the Small UAS...

  • Nappier: Home Depot data breach affects Conn.

    Updated: Sat, Sep 13, 2014

    HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut State Treasurer Denise Nappier is encouraging residents who may have used some of the state-issued prepaid debit cards at Home Depot to take steps to prevent unauthorized use of their accounts. The home-improvement chain has confirmed a theft that could have...

  • Will Apple's digital wallet kill the card swipe?

    Updated: Sat, Sep 13, 2014

    NEW YORK (AP) — Apple wants the plastic credit card to become as rare as the paper check. On Tuesday, the company announced Apple Pay, a digital payment system that lets people pay for retail store purchases using their phones rather than cash or credit cards. The service, which will work both...

  • Chemical tech center planned at college

    Updated: Sat, Sep 13, 2014

    GEISMAR, La. (AP) — Chemical-maker BASF has donated $100,000 to support construction of an advanced technology center on the new Burnside campus of River Parishes Community College. BASF and college officials say they will work together to design the facility and develop training programs for...

  • Tesla Q&A: Tesla's Nevada 'gigafactory' FAQs

    Updated: Fri, Sep 12, 2014

    SPARKS, Nev. (AP) — Now that Gov. Brian Sandoval has signed into law a package of incentives for Tesla Motors worth up to $1.3 billion, the electric-car maker is moving ahead with plans to build a $5 billion lithium battery factory expected to open in 2017 and employ 6,500 workers to make...

  • Prosecutors target credit card thieves overseas

    Updated: Fri, Sep 12, 2014

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Criminals from around the world buy and sell stolen credit card information with ease in today's digital age. But if they commit their crime entirely outside the United States, they may be beyond the reach of federal prosecutors. Justice Department officials are seeking a...

  • Fight over World War II-era tank goes to court

    Updated: Fri, Sep 12, 2014

    REDWOOD CITY, Calif. (AP) — A company headed by Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen has filed a lawsuit in the San Francisco Bay Area over a World War II-era German tank it says it paid $2.5 million for but never received. The Panzer IV tank was part of a fleet of military vehicles amassed by...

  • Correction: Hewlett-Packard-Russian Bribes story

    Updated: Fri, Sep 12, 2014

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — In a story Sept. 11 about a guilty plea in a Russian bribery case, The Associated Press reported erroneously the company involved. It was a Russian subsidiary of Hewlett-Packard, not Hewlett-Packard Co. A corrected version of the story is below: HP subsidiary fined $58.7M...

  • Stocks decline amid interest rate worries

    Updated: Fri, Sep 12, 2014

    NEW YORK (AP) — The prospect of rising interest rates sent the stock market to its first weekly loss since early August. The Standard & Poor's 500 index fell 11.91 points, or 0.6 percent, to end at 1,985.54 on Friday. The index was down 1.1 percent for the week. Declines were led by utility...

  • iPhone 6 pre-orders: Frustrations, futility, success

    Published: Fri, Sep 12, 2014

    Would-be iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus owners expressed super-human patience and willpower in trying to pre-order their new phones , USA Today reports. They stayed up late. They kept refreshing pages. They ultimately persevered, according to USA Today.

  • Options abound for selling used mobile phones

    Updated: Fri, Sep 12, 2014

    Apple's latest iPhones begin shipping later this month, a move bound to inspire many fans of the popular smartphone to ditch their current models in favor of the bigger, sleeker iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus. It's a ritual familiar by now to most smartphone users. Every couple of years, new models...

  • Atmos, company reach $3.5 million settlement

    Updated: Fri, Sep 12, 2014

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A Texas energy company will get $3.5 million as part of a settlement reached on Friday with a Kentucky company to end long-running litigation over a dispute about oil and gas royalties. Under the terms of the agreement, Resource Energy Technologies, which filed for...

  • Amanda Todd suspect linked to dozens of cases

    Updated: Fri, Sep 12, 2014

    AMSTERDAM (AP) — A prosecutor says a Dutch man suspected of possessing child pornography and blackmailing and harassing victims over the Internet with naked images of themselves may have victimized up to 40 people in the Netherlands and several dozen in other countries, including the United...

  • Ford recalls hybrid SUVs to fix stalling problem

    Updated: Fri, Sep 12, 2014

    DETROIT (AP) — Ford is recalling about 74,000 older-model gas-electric hybrid SUVs in the U.S. and Canada to fix a stalling problem. The recall covers Ford Escapes from the 2005 through 2008 model years and Mercury Mariners from 2006 through 2008. The company says the coolant pump for the...

  • Nevada governor enacts Tesla tax break package

    Updated: Fri, Sep 12, 2014

    CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Calling it one of the most important pieces of legislation in Nevada history, Gov. Brian Sandoval signed into law Thursday night an unprecedented package of incentives to seal a deal to bring Tesla Motors' $5 billion battery factory to the Silver State. The...

  • Western Kentucky student develops Ebola tracker

    Updated: Fri, Sep 12, 2014

    BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP) — A Western Kentucky University student has developed a way to track the Ebola virus outbreak. Armin Smailhodzic developed a smartphone app that uses Twitter data to track the virus. Western says the app could predict the spread of the virus. Smailhodzic began working...

  • Index ranks Japan Asia's most efficient innovator

    Updated: Fri, Sep 12, 2014

    MANILA, Philippines (AP) — A new index ranks Japan and South Korea as most efficient among Asian countries in turning the building blocks of creativity into tangible innovations that benefit industry and the public while Myanmar, Pakistan and Cambodia are least efficient. The Asian Development...

  • Asia stocks muted; Tokyo rises as yen extends fall

    Updated: Thu, Sep 11, 2014

    HONG KONG (AP) — Japanese stocks pushed higher on Thursday as the yen sank further against the dollar while other Asian benchmarks struggled for direction after a mixed close on Wall Street. KEEPING SCORE: Japan's Nikkei 225 rose 0.4 percent to 15,966.71, underpinned by the weakening yen which...

  • GreenTech Automotive says Miss. factory built

    Updated: Thu, Sep 11, 2014

    JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — GreenTech Automotive has announced it has completed a factory in Mississippi's Tunica County for the manufacture of small electric vehicles. But it's unclear how many employees the company has in Mississippi or if it has sold any vehicles from its temporary factory in...

  • Alliance Data to buy Conversant for $2.3 billion

    Updated: Thu, Sep 11, 2014

    NEW YORK (AP) — Alliance Data said it plans to boost its digital marketing business by buying Conversant for about $2.3 billion The deal is expected to close by the end of the year, the companies said Thursday. Dallas-based Alliance Data manages credit cards and loyalty programs for retailers...

  • 4 Reasons shoppers will shrug off Home Depot hack

    Updated: Thu, Sep 11, 2014

    NEW YORK (AP) — Home Depot's data breach could wind up being among the largest ever for a retailer, but that may not matter to its millions of customers. The nation's largest home-improvement chain on Monday confirmed a theft that could have gone back as far as April and affected customers who...



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