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  • 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…

  • AP sources: IRS believes identity thieves from Russia

    WASHINGTON (AP) — IRS investigators believe the identity thieves who stole the personal tax information of more than 100,000 taxpayers from an IRS website are part of a sophisticated criminal operation based in Russia, two…

  • Study reveals flaws in gene testing; results often conflict

    The first report from a big public-private project to improve genetic testing reveals it is not as rock solid as many people believe, with flaws that result in some people wrongly advised to worry about…

  • As TV goes online, Suddenlink latest to hook up with Hulu

    NEW YORK (AP) — TV watchers are going online, and cable companies are following them there. Suddenlink, which has 1.1 million TV subscribers, is the latest to hook up with Hulu. It said Wednesday that…

  • Climate of change: The Catholic church’s dance with science

    From Galileo to genetics, the Roman Catholic Church has danced with science, sometimes in a high-tension tango but more often in a supportive waltz. Pope Francis is about to introduce a new twist: global warming.…

  • Love not war wins for small businesses and large companies

    NEW YORK (AP) — Imagine a world where David and Goliath are best buds. Well it’s becoming reality more frequently in the business world. Boston Beer Co., maker of Sam Adams, mentors and lends money…

  • iPhone bug crashes phones with just a text

    WASHINGTON — A text message that causes iPhone messaging apps to crash is the latest bug for users of Apple’s most popular mobile device. The text message, which consists of a string of nontraditional characters,…