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  • FCC head seeks to narrow ‘digital divide’ with new proposal

    NEW YORK (AP) — The head of the Federal Communications Commission is proposing that the government agency expand a phone subsidy program for the poor to include Internet access. The FCC chairman, Tom Wheeler, has…

  • Uber, Lyft push back against proposed NYC regulations

    NEW YORK (AP) — Uber and Lyft are pushing back against a New York City effort to regulate app-based ride-hailing services. The proposal before the city’s Taxi and Limousine Commission would require car services that…

  • Avago looks to grow with $37B deal for chipmaker Broadcom

    NEW YORK (AP) — Avago Technologies is buying rival chipmaker Broadcom in a cash and stock deal worth about $37 billion, vastly expanding its lineup of products for the rapidly growing wireless device market at…

  • GoPro gets real … virtually real

    NEW YORK (AP) — Shares of GoPro jumped to a five-month high Thursday after the company’s CEO said the company is getting into the drone and virtual reality business. The company already dominates the action…

  • Mysterious oil globs close 7 miles of Los Angeles-area beach

    MANHATTAN BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Nearly 7 miles of Los Angeles-area coastline was closed to beachgoers Thursday as scientists investigated mysterious balls of tar washing ashore. Officials said it appeared to be about a barrel…

  • Data Doctors: How to sniff out scam websites

    PHOENIX, Ariz.  — This week, a reader asks Data Doctor’s Ken Colburn about falling victim to scam sites and malware. I think I have fallen for a scam. My desktop said my computer was compromised with…

  • Amazon to offer free same-day delivery to Prime members

    NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon wants to make your impulse buys even more impulsive. The e-commerce powerhouse is offering free same-day delivery service in some cities to its Prime loyalty club members. Amazon says starting…

  • VRE launches ticket app, but many monthly riders have to wait

    WASHINGTON — Virginia Railway Express’ new electronic tickets are on a roll. The transit service’s new mobile app that allows riders to buy and use tickets on an iPhone or Android device was downloaded 3,400…

  • NIH: Major study finds earlier HIV treatment improves health

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A major international study sought to settle how soon is best to start HIV treatment — and the advice is don’t delay. People who started anti-AIDS drugs while their immune system was…

  • EPA plans temporary pesticide restrictions while bees feed

    WASHINGTON (AP) — If honeybees are busy pollinating large, blooming croplands, farmers wanting to spray toxic pesticides will soon have to buzz off, the Environmental Protection Agency is proposing. A federal rule to be proposed…

  • Jawbone files lawsuit against rival Fitbit

    NEW YORK (AP) — In a clash of rival makers of fitness trackers, Jawbone is suing Fitbit and a group of employees who quit Jawbone to work for Fitbit, saying they stole trade secrets, business…

  • FBI: Surveillance tools in jeopardy amid Patriot Act debate

    WASHINGTON (AP) — As Congress wrestles over renewing the bulk collection of Americans’ phone records, federal law enforcement officials are warning that legal authority is also at risk for lesser-known surveillance tools that are even…

  • FCC takes aim at annoying telemarketing calls

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Those automated phone calls during the dinner hour, late at night or to your wireless phone can be so frustrating — and the government is taking note. The head of the Federal…

  • US high court: California county drug disposal law stands

    OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court is letting a Northern California county’s drug disposal law stand, paving the way for similar ordinances elsewhere. The court refused to hear the pharmaceutical industry’s challenge to…

  • Lawyer: Confinement of chimps for research akin to slavery

    NEW YORK (AP) — A lawyer seeking to free two chimpanzees from a state university told a judge Wednesday that their confinement for research purposes is akin to slavery, the involuntary detention of people with…