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  • Amazon debuts new e-readers, kid-friendly Fire

    Published: Wed, Sep 17, 2014

    NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon keeps rolling out the devices. The largest U.S. e-commerce company is introducing two new e-readers and new styles of its Kindle Fire HD tablet as part of a fall lineup of Kindle devices. The new and updated devices come on the heels of Amazon's Fire smartphone...

  • Orman business tie part of Kansas Senate race

    Updated: Wed, Sep 17, 2014

    TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Independent candidate Greg Orman's business dealings faced new scrutiny Wednesday in in Kansas' unexpectedly competitive U.S. Senate race, as he acknowledged his friendship with a former Goldman Sachs board member sentenced to federal prison for insider trading....

  • Drag queens dress down Facebook over names

    Updated: Wed, Sep 17, 2014

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco drag queens are sparring with Facebook over its policy requiring people to use their real names, rather than drag names such as Pollo Del Mar and Heklina. But the world's biggest social network is not budging from its rules. In recent weeks, Facebook...

  • Journalists criticize White House for 'secrecy'

    Updated: Wed, Sep 17, 2014

    CHICAGO (AP) — Editors and reporters meeting in Chicago raised concerns Wednesday about what they described as lack of access and transparency undermining journalists' work, several blaming the current White House for setting standards for secrecy that are spreading nationwide....

  • Suffolk Downs notifies workers it will close

    Updated: Wed, Sep 17, 2014

    BOSTON (AP) — New England's only thoroughbred horse racing track has told its workers it will close by year's end because Mohegan Sun did not win a Massachusetts license for a resort casino at Suffolk Downs in Boston. Suffolk Downs' chief operating officer Chip Tuttle says workers...

  • USDA approves new modified corn, soybean seeds

    Updated: Wed, Sep 17, 2014

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Agriculture Department has approved the use of genetically modified corn and soybean seeds that are resistant to a popular weed killer. However, farmers won't be able to take full advantage of the seeds until the Environmental Protection Agency issues a second...

  • Production of Lincoln Logs toy returning to US

    Updated: Wed, Sep 17, 2014

    BURNHAM, Maine (AP) — Lincoln Logs, the popular toy created nearly a century ago by a son of Frank Lloyd Wright, is coming home to the U.S.A. Maine Gov. Paul LePage announced Wednesday the toy logs, created by John Lloyd Wright and used to create miniature toy buildings, will be made...

  • Group levels abuse allegations against NM dairy

    Updated: 53 min ago

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The New Mexico Livestock Board has launched an investigation into a southern New Mexico dairy after an activist working with an animal welfare group recorded secret video showing workers whipping cows with chains and wire cables, kicking and punching the...

  • Drugstores, retailers dive deeper into vaccines

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    Walgreen provided enough flu shots last season to protect a population roughly twice the size of Los Angeles. CVS doled out more than 5 million, or double its total from a few years ago. And Wal-Mart, the world's largest retailer, offers flu shots at more than 4,200 of its U.S. stores...

  • Apple iOS 8 software bug affects health apps

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — A bug in Apple's new iOS 8 software for mobile devices is prompting the company to withhold apps that use a highly touted feature for keeping track of fitness and health data. Apple says it hopes to have HealthKit apps restored to its app store by the end of the month....

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