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  • 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…

  • Avago to buy chipmaker Broadcom for about $37B

    NEW YORK (AP) — Avago Technologies is buying rival chipmaker Broadcom in a cash and stock deal worth about $37 billion. The deal, announced Thursday, comes at a time when technology stocks are booming and…

  • GoPro gets real … virtually real

    NEW YORK (AP) — Shares of GoPro’s are rising before the opening bell after the company’s CEO said the company is getting into the drone and virtual reality business. The company already dominates the action…

  • 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…