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  • Federal judge rules Maui County ban on GMO crops invalid

    HONOLULU (AP) — A federal judge ruled Tuesday that a Maui County ban on the cultivation of genetically engineered crops is pre-empted by federal and state law and invalid. The county’s ordinance creating the prohibition…

  • Endangered Mexican gray wolves born at suburban Chicago zoo

    BROOKFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Officials of a suburban Chicago zoo say the birth of a litter of Mexican gray wolves marks a major milestone in the conservation of an endangered species. The two pups emerged…

  • Drug and device firms paid $6.5B to care providers

    WASHINGTON (AP) — From research dollars to free lunches and junkets, drug and medical device companies paid doctors and leading hospitals nearly $6.5 billion last year, according to government data posted Tuesday. The latest update…

  • Disney picks McCarthy as CFO; names Mayer as strategy chief

    BURBANK, Calif. (AP) — Disney named its treasurer, Christine McCarthy, as its new chief financial officer, replacing Jay Rasulo, a longtime executive who announced he was resigning earlier this month after it became apparent he…

  • The top iPhone and iPad apps on App Store

    App Store Official Charts for the week ending June 29, 2015: Top Paid iPhone Apps: 1. Minecraft: Pocket Edition, Mojang 2. Heads Up!, Warner Bros. 3. Dark Sky — Weather Radar, Hyperlocal Forecasts, and Storm…

  • First lady: Career, technical studies offer students options

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A high school diploma is not enough to compete in the global economy, but a college degree is not the only option, first lady Michelle Obama told a group of students gathered…

  • Don’t blink or you might miss the leap second on Tuesday

    Tuesday lasts a wee bit longer — by a second. International timekeepers are tacking a second to the clock to compensate for a slightly slower Earth rotation. While a leap second is hardly enough time…

  • Update on the latest business

    FINANCIAL MARKETS US stocks hold steady as investors follow Greek debt drama NEW YORK (AP) —U.S. stocks are holding steady in afternoon trading as investors follow the latest attempts by the Greek government and its…

  • VMWare, Carahsoft pay $75.5M to settle overcharging claims

    ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — VMware Inc. and Carahsoft Technology Corporation have agreed to pay $75.5 million to settle claims they overcharged the government. The settlement announced Tuesday by U.S. Attorney Dana Boente of the Eastern…

  • Dubai plans to build 3-D printed office building

    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Fast-growing Dubai, where something new is always being added to the skyline, may have found a way to make construction move even faster. The Gulf commercial hub on Tuesday…

  • Game-changer: Vegas moves toward arcade-style video gambling

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — Bragging rights are usually the only reward at the end of a well-played video game. But what if high scores came with cash, too? Nevada is on the cusp of what…

  • Sprint offering unlimited talk, text, data plan for $80

    WASHINGTON — Sprint Tuesday introduced its “All-in” plan, which offers unlimited talk, text and data at $60, plus $20 to lease phones such as the iPhone 6 and Samsung’s Galaxy S6. “If you went to…

  • EU clinches deal to end mobile roaming charges

    BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union has agreed to end mobile roaming charges within two years and allow travelers to pay the same price for calls, text messages and data anywhere in the 28 EU…

  • How long can the ISS crew last without new supplies?

    WASHINGTON — A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket that lifted off from Cape Canaveral, Florida, on Sunday was supposed to deliver 4,000 pounds of supplies and payload to the International Space Station. It never made it,…

  • Update on the latest in business:

    FIANCIAL MARKETS Asia stocks bounce back but Greece uncertainty still looms TOKYO (AP) — Asian stock markets bounced back today, recouping some of the previous day’s sharp losses, but investors remained worried the crisis in…