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  • Google building fleet of package-delivering drones

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Google's secretive research laboratory is trying to build a fleet of drones designed to bypass earthbound traffic so packages can be delivered to people more quickly. The ambitious program announced Thursday escalates Google's technological arms race with rival Amazon.com,...

  • Nevada gambling revenue inches upward in July

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — Nevada gambling revenue rose less than 1 percent in July compared with the same month last year, with nearly a 5 percent gain on the Las Vegas Strip offsetting declines in Reno, Stateline on Lake Tahoe's south shore, and Wendover on the Utah line, the state Gambling Control...

  • Son of Tigers, Red Wings owner held on drug charge

    DETROIT (AP) — Authorities in Detroit say that a son of Detroit Tigers and Red Wings owner Mike Ilitch was caught with cocaine after a traffic stop. Fifty-seven-year-old Ronald Ilitch was released from jail Thursday after being arraigned on a charge of possessing less than 25 grams of a...

  • Shell files revised Arctic offshore drilling plan

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Royal Dutch Shell PLC has filed a revised Arctic offshore drilling plan with federal regulators but says the company hasn't decided whether to return to waters off the coast of northwest Alaska in 2015. The revised exploration plan submitted to the Bureau of Ocean...

  • Abercrombie name to shrink from clothing

    NEW YORK (AP) — The Abercrombie & Fitch logo has lost the power it once wielded. Shares of Abercrombie & Fitch Co. fell Thursday after the retailer reported weak sales as more teens shop elsewhere. The company is trying to stock trendier clothing — and it turns out that means stripping off the...

  • First Japanese flight kicks off aurora season

    FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) — The first aurora borealis seekers from Japan have arrived in Alaska's interior to launch the unofficial beginning of the northern lights viewing season. The first Japan Airlines flight of the season landed in Fairbanks on Wednesday with 174 passengers. The flight from...

  • Visual search to shop: gimmick or game changing?

    NEW YORK (AP) — Imagine using your phone to snap a photo of the cool pair of sunglasses your friend is wearing and instantly receiving a slew of information about the shades along with a link to order them. It's a great idea — but it doesn't quite work. Though many companies are trying to make...

  • US bank earnings up 5.2 percent in 2Q

    WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. banks' earnings rose 5.2 percent in the April-June quarter from a year earlier, as banks reduced their expenses and lending marked its fastest pace since 2007. The data issued Thursday by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. showed a robust picture as the banking industry...

  • Hawaii tourism officials expect slower growth

    HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii tourism officials said Thursday they were tempering their expectations, but they still anticipate continued growth for the state's biggest industry. The Hawaii Tourism Authority expects 8.2 million visitors to come to the islands this year, followed by 8.4 million next...

  • Official: Bidders compete for Uruguay pot business

    MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay (AP) — Uruguay's new market for legalized marijuana has attracted more than 20 companies bidding for the right to supply pot to the country's pharmacies, a government official said Thursday. An official from President Jose Mujica's office says cannabis regulators will review...

  • Clinton says frayed trust led to Ferguson violence

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton broke nearly three weeks of silence Thursday on the fatal police shooting of an unarmed 18-year-old in Missouri, saying his death and the violent protests that followed resulted from frayed bonds of trust in a racially divided community. The remarks...

  • Business Highlights

    ___ Visual search to shop: gimmick or game changing? NEW YORK (AP) — Imagine using your phone to snap a photo of the cool pair of sunglasses your friend is wearing and instantly receiving a slew of information about the shades along with a link to order them. It's a great idea — but it...

  • Future of 'Big Oil' suit at stake as panel meets

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — It will be next month before Gov. Bobby Jindal will likely get a chance to change the membership of a south Louisiana flood board that's suing dozens of oil, gas and pipeline companies. The panel that nominates members for the Southeast Louisiana Flood Protection...

  • Flight diverts to Boston over reclined-seat upset

    BOSTON (AP) — Authorities say an outburst over a reclined seat led an American Airlines flight to divert to Boston, at least the second such incident in the U.S. this week. Prosecutors say Paris resident Edmund Alexandre became upset after a woman reclined the seat in front of him on a...

  • Mass jobless filing for laid-off casino workers

    ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — One of the region's largest mass-filings for unemployment and other benefits will begin next week for newly laid-off Atlantic City casino workers in an outreach effort so large it had to book part of the city's convention center. The Showboat and Revel are shutting...



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