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  • UK prosecutors mull charges for News Corp. over hacking

    LONDON (AP) — British prosecutors say they are considering corporate charges against Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp. over phone hacking at the now-defunct News of the World tabloid. The news comes amid reports that former editor…

  • Twitter sets modest goals to diversity its workforce

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Twitter is setting modest goals to diversify its workforce while it fights a proposed class-action lawsuit that says the online messaging service discriminates against its female employees. The hiring targets were…

  • Pentagon funding new high-tech venture

    MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. (AP) — Defense Secretary Ash Carter announced Friday that the Pentagon is funding a new venture to develop cutting-edge electronics and sensors that can flex and stretch and could be built into…

  • AP National News Calendar

    Eds: Major scheduled events for the week of August 30 – September 5. Note that many events are subject to change at the last minute. The following economic reports will be issued in Washington (all…

  • Ashley Madison CEO steps down in wake of hacking

    NEW YORK (AP) — The CEO of the company that runs adultery website Ashley Madison is stepping down in the wake of the massive breach of the company’s computer systems and outing of millions of…

  • Feds win fight for access to indicted Paul aide’s Gmail

    DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Federal prosecutors prevailed Friday in their yearlong fight to force Google Inc. to turn over the emails of an indicted Republican consultant with close ties to Ron and Rand Paul.…

  • USDA to approve Simplot’s genetically engineered potato

    BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The U.S. Department of Agriculture has approved a potato genetically engineered by Idaho-based J.R. Simplot Co. to resist the pathogen that caused the Irish potato famine and that still damages crops…

  • Apple’s music service losing key player as exec resigns

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Apple’s online music subscription service is losing a key player as millions of listeners near the end of a free three-month trial period that has drawn mixed reviews. Ian Rogers, part…

  • What’s in a billion? Facebook users hit milestone in 1 day

    NEW YORK (AP) — A billion people logged in to Facebook on a single day this week, marking the first time that many members used the world’s largest online social network in a 24-hour period.…

  • Update on the latest business

    FINANCIAL MARKETS US stocks edge down after 2-day surge NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks are drifting between small gains and losses in midday trading as Wall Street closes out a volatile week. Stocks fell heavily…

  • New app could shake up your nightlife routine

    WASHINGTON — The bar where everybody knows your name can be a good thing. But if you’d like to inject a little mystery into your nightlife, try a new cocktail and meet new people, a new…

  • Google Chrome to block auto-playing Flash ads Sept. 1

    WASHINGTON — The blast of sound when an auto-play video unexpectedly rolls on a newly-opened web page will soon be silenced, at least on one popular Web browser. Google Chrome will block all Adobe Flash…

  • 4 Essential apps for airfare savings

    I used to set my alarm for the middle of the night on Tuesdays to cash in on the so called “golden hour” of airfare savings. Surely my dedication to searching “best time to buy…

  • Scientists, tribe study shrinking Washington state glacier

    MOUNT BAKER, Wash. (AP) — Mauri Pelto digs his crampons into the steep icy slope on Mount Baker in Washington state and watches as streams of water cascade off the thick mass of bare, bluish…

  • Leading stem cell scientist cleared of misconduct charges

    LONDON (AP) — Sweden’s Karolinska Institute says a leading stem cell scientist accused of unethical behavior has been cleared of scientific misconduct though he sometimes acted without due care. In a statement released on Friday,…