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Apple: Some nude shots taken from stars' accounts

4 hours 18 min ago
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Apple said Tuesday that hackers obtained nude photos of Jennifer Lawrence and other female celebrities by pilfering images from individual accounts rather than through a broader attack on the company's services....

PG&E penalized $1.4B for deadly pipeline blast

5 hours 3 min ago
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- California regulatory judges have recommended a $1.4 billion penalty against the state's largest utility for a 2010 gas pipeline explosion that engulfed a suburban San Francisco neighborhood in fire, killing eight people and prompting national alerts about aging pipelines....

In light of celebrity hacks, how to protect data

5 hours 48 min ago
NEW YORK (AP) -- The theft of nude photographs from celebrities' online accounts has thrown a spotlight on the security of cloud computing, a system used by a growing number of Americans to store personal information over the Internet....

Home Depot probes possible credit card data breach

6 hours 35 min ago
NEW YORK (AP) -- Home Depot may be the latest retailer to suffer a major credit card data breach....

Revel casino follows Showboat, closes its doors

7 hours 6 min ago
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) -- Atlantic City's newest casino - and its biggest, costliest flop - went out with barely a whimper....

Top South America hackers rattle Peru's Cabinet

7 hours 18 min ago
LIMA, Peru (AP) -- The Peruvian hackers have broken into military, police, and other sensitive government networks in Argentina, Colombia, Chile, Venezuela, defacing websites and extracting sensitive data to strut their programming prowess and make political points....

US stock market ends slightly lower

7 hours 41 min ago
NEW YORK (AP) -- Concerns over weaker global growth appeared to overshadow strong reports about the U.S. economy Tuesday, nudging the stock market to a tiny loss....

It's no longer safe to recline your airplane seat

9 hours 18 min ago
NEW YORK (AP) -- Squeezed into tighter and tighter spaces, airline passengers appear to be rebelling, taking their frustrations out on other fliers....

Some fear auto industry returning to bad habits

12 hours 35 min ago
DETROIT (AP) -- Big discounts. Six- or seven-year loans, in some cases to buyers who would have been turned down in the past....

Dominion, Duke propose $5B natural gas pipeline

13 hours 17 min ago
NEW YORK (AP) -- Dominion Resources, Duke Energy and other partners are proposing a $5 billion natural gas pipeline to connect the Southeast with the prodigious supplies of natural gas being produced in Pennsylvania, Ohio and West Virginia....

Civil disobedience expected in fast-food pay fight

Mon, 2014-09-01 16:53
NEW YORK (AP) -- McDonald's, Wendy's and other fast-food restaurants are expected to be targeted with acts of civil disobedience that could lead to arrests Thursday as labor organizers escalate their campaign to unionize the industry's workers....

Austerity debate flares as Europe recovery fades

Mon, 2014-09-01 15:33
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) -- Europe's economic recovery is in danger. Governments are under pressure to save it, but struggling with political obstacles and disagreement among themselves over what to do....

Obama: 'Revving' economy calls for higher wages

Mon, 2014-09-01 14:50
MILWAUKEE (AP) -- President Barack Obama renewed his push for Congress to raise the minimum wage Monday in a buoyant accounting of the economy's "revving" performance, delivered on behalf of Democrats opening their fall campaigns for the midterm congressional elections....

Cuba cracks down on goods in travelers' luggage

Mon, 2014-09-01 14:08
HAVANA (AP) -- Lugging duffel bags crammed with soap, socks, toys and other hard-to-obtain consumer goods, travelers arriving in Cuba on Monday complained that new government restrictions on their imports would leave their families wanting....

Sandy-hit towns wrestle with eminent-domain choice

Mon, 2014-09-01 11:50
ASHAROKEN, N.Y. (AP) -- On a tiny spit of land off Long Island, the wealthy village of Asharoken faces a dilemma borne of Superstorm Sandy....

Modi visit draws pledges of support from Japan

Mon, 2014-09-01 10:32
TOKYO (AP) -- Japan and India agreed Monday to step up their economic and security cooperation as visiting Prime Minister Narendra Modi won pledges of support for his effort to revitalize the lagging Indian economy....

Alibaba IPO comes with unusual structure

Mon, 2014-09-01 01:44
BEIJING (AP) -- Foreigners who want to buy Alibaba Group shares in the Chinese e-commerce giant's U.S. public offering will need to get comfortable with an unusual business structure....

Showboat closes after 27 years in Atlantic City

Sun, 2014-08-31 14:58
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) -- The show is over for the Showboat Casino Hotel....

German anti-euro party enters 1st state assembly

Sun, 2014-08-31 14:39
BERLIN (AP) -- A party that wants to ditch the euro currency in its current form was elected to one of Germany's state assemblies for the first time Sunday....

Incentives states can offer to get Tesla factory

Sun, 2014-08-31 12:12
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Five states are on the short list for a $5 billion factory that Tesla Motors plans to build so it can crank out batteries for a new generation of electric cars....