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  • Google's pivotal IPO launched a decade of big bets

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Google's IPO, a decade ago this week, launched the company on a trajectory that continues to reshape its business and much of the world in its orbit. And CEO Larry Page is determined to push even further. Page's vision is that Google's products and services will become the...

  • Madden ratings guru has the players' attention

    DENVER (AP) — Donny Moore can be the most reviled man in NFL locker rooms. He's not a coach, a referee or a drug tester. He has never played or coached a game. Still, NFL players — and millions of fans — can't wait to see what he has to say. Moore is the "ratings czar" for "Madden NFL," the...

  • Police: teen made school-shooting threats as prank

    A 15-year-old boy arrested Sunday on suspicion of posting online threats to shoot students at Southern California schools apparently did so as a prank, Los Angeles County sheriff's officials said.

  • Emerging solar plants scorch birds in midair

    Workers at a state-of-the-art solar plant in the Mojave Desert have a name for birds that fly through the plant's concentrated sun rays — "streamers," for the smoke plume that comes from birds that ignite in midair.

  • Maine woman sues GM after suffering burn

    A Maine woman who says she suffered a third-degree burn from a heated seat in Chevrolet Suburban has sued General Motors.

  • Turkey calls German ambassador over spying claims

    ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey on Monday summoned Germany's ambassador and demanded that Berlin provide a "formal and satisfactory explanation" over reports that said Germany's foreign intelligence agency had eavesdropped on conversations between officials in the U.S. and Turkey, both NATO allies....

  • Teen arrested in online school-shooting threat

    SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (AP) — A 15-year-old boy was arrested Sunday on suspicion of posting online threats to shoot students at Southern California schools, Los Angeles County sheriff's officials said. Deputies arrested the teen after serving a search warrant at his home, Lt. Tom Bryski said....

  • Premier FBI cybersquad in Pittsburgh to add agents

    PITTSBURGH (AP) — The FBI's premier cybersquad has focused attention on computer-based crime in recent months by helping prosecutors charge five Chinese army intelligence officials with stealing trade secrets from major companies and by snaring a Russian-led hacking ring that pilfered $100...

  • Iowa City online penny auction site closes down

    IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — A fledgling Iowa City company has shut down its auction website, upsetting some customers and prompting the state to take steps to recoup a $250,000 award. Dibzees, an online penny auction business that got its start five years ago from a University of Iowa class project,...

  • Michigan agriculture group launches mapping tool

    LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan has launched a mapping tool designed to help the state's agribusinesses improve their operations. The Michigan Agri-Business Association says the tool gives businesses access to information that will guide their decisions, allow them to seize opportunities for...

  • Sen. Ron Wyden calls for surveillance policy shift

    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — When it comes to searches by law enforcement, U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden believes people's online communication should have just as much protection as their homes and property. In a speech Friday at a Portland tech conference, the Oregon Democrat called for updates to the rules...

  • TracBeam sues Apple over wireless location technology

    TYLER, Texas (Legal Newsline) – A Colorado-based, inventor-owned company is suing Apple Inc. for patent infringement. TracBeam LLC, which, according to court documents is a “limited liability company organized and existing under the laws of the state of Colorado,” alleged in its Aug. 8...

  • App Watch: Foursquare vamps up

    NEW YORK (AP) — A loyal Foursquare user since 2010, I was annoyed to learn that my favorite "check-in" app was reinventing itself. The service has split into two and got rid of quirky features such as naming a mayor for each venue. Foursquare began five years ago as a tool for letting people...

  • Supervalu becomes latest to suffer data breach

    NEW YORK (AP) — A data breach at Supervalu may have impacted as many as 200 of its grocery and liquor stores and potentially affected retail chains recently sold by the company in two dozen states. The announcement lengthens the list of retailers that have had security walls breached in recent...

  • Lyft gets temporary OK to operate in Pittsburgh

    PITTSBURGH (AP) — Ride-sharing company Lyft has satisfied insurance and other requirements to begin operating temporarily in the Pittsburgh area. The Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission last month gave conditional approval for Lyft and its competitor, Uber, to obtain temporary licenses to...



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    Just before the start of the Labor Day holiday weekend, the reelection campaign for Mitch McConnell of Kentucky announced its campaign manager, Jesse Benton, was resigning. Benton was leaving the...

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