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  • HP earnings show continued struggle

    Updated: Tue, Nov 25, 2014

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Hewlett-Packard Co.'s latest earnings report shows that despite three years of efforts to turn its business around, the venerable tech giant still has a lot more work ahead. CEO Meg Whitman has decided to split the pioneering Silicon Valley company in two. But she...

  • Twitter lets merchants offer deals to its users

    Updated: Tue, Nov 25, 2014

    NEW YORK (AP) — Twitter is expanding its reach into commerce with a new tool called "Offers." Advertisers can post promotions and discounts in users' Twitter feeds, whether or not the users follow those merchants on the short-messaging service. To redeem an offer, customers enter...

  • Canadian pleads guilty in NY rhino horns case

    Updated: Tue, Nov 25, 2014

    NEW YORK (AP) — A Canadian antiques dealer swept up in a U.S. crackdown on illegal trafficking in rhinoceros horns pleaded guilty Tuesday to a wildlife smuggling charge. Xiao Ju Guan, also known as Tony Guan, entered the plea to a count of attempted smuggling in federal court in...

  • Space station's 3-D printer pops out 1st creation

    Published: Tue, Nov 25, 2014

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — The first 3-D printer in space has popped out its first creation. The 3-D printer delivered to the International Space Station two months ago made a sample replacement part for itself this week. It churned out a new faceplate for the print head casing....

  • Canvassing board orders recount in statewide race

    Updated: Tue, Nov 25, 2014

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The certification of New Mexico's general election results is on holding pending a recount in the statewide race for land commissioner. The State Canvassing Board met Tuesday in Santa Fe and ordered a recount in the contest between incumbent Democrat Ray Powell...

  • In Seattle, tofu turkeys get Thanksgiving pardons

    Updated: Tue, Nov 25, 2014

    SEATTLE (AP) — As Thanksgiving approaches, Tofurkys in Seattle can breathe easy, even if real turkeys can't. Seattle Mayor Ed Murray pardoned a soybean-based roast Friday, The Seattle Times reported this week (http://bit.ly/1HEA5Uu ). Spokesman Jason Kelly says Murray posed with the...

  • Ferguson officer: 'I know I did my job right'

    Updated: Tue, Nov 25, 2014

    FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson says he couldn't have done anything differently in his confrontation with Michael Brown to have prevented the 18-year-old's shooting death. Wilson made his first public statements Tuesday during an interview with ABC News'...

  • Cleveland crowd protests over boy shot by police

    Updated: Tue, Nov 25, 2014

    CLEVELAND (AP) — Several hundred people marched down an exit ramp and temporarily blocked rush-hour traffic on a busy freeway on Tuesday while protesting a police officer's fatal shooting of a 12-year-old boy who had brandished a pellet gun. Police diverted traffic but didn't take...

  • Business Highlights

    Updated: Tue, Nov 25, 2014

    ___ US economy posts even stronger growth in Q3 WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. economy grew even faster in the third quarter than initially thought, posting the strongest six months of growth in more than a decade and pulling further ahead of other big economies of the world. The gross...

  • Brown family blasts prosecutor's handling of case

    Updated: Tue, Nov 25, 2014

    FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Attorneys for Michael Brown's family vowed Tuesday to push for federal charges against the police officer who killed the unarmed 18-year-old, and they renewed calls for peace following a night of violent protests in which several businesses burned to the ground....

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