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Auto, technology industries clash over talking cars

Joan Lowy, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 11:20am

Cars that wirelessly talk to each other are finally ready for the road, creating the potential to dramatically reduce traffic deaths, improve the safety of self-driving cars and someday maybe even help solve traffic jams, automakers and government officials say.

Dollar General, Dollar Tree report weak sales growth

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 11:11am

Discount-store rivals Dollar General and Dollar Tree reported weaker-than-expected sales figures Thursday, as struggling lower-income shoppers spent less at their stores.

Manchin to review Mylan response to criticism over EpiPens

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 11:11am

U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin says he's concerned about skyrocketing prices for life-saving allergy injection pens made by a company headed by his daughter.

The Latest: Some Louisiana sugarcane fields still flooded

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 11:10am

The Latest on Louisiana flooding (all times local):

Apple issues security update following discovery of iPhone spyware circulating in Middle East

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 11:10am

Apple issues security update following discovery of iPhone spyware circulating in Middle East.

Apple boosts iPhone security after Mideast spyware discovery

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 11:10am

Apple says it is issuing a security update after powerful espionage software was found targeting an activist's iPhone in the Middle East.

ICE, Homeland Security investigate Leslie Jones website hack

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 11:03am

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement and Homeland Security investigators are looking into the hack of actress-comedian Leslie Jones' website.

Miami, Fort Lauderdale airports reopen after brief shutdown

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 11:00am

The Miami and Fort Lauderdale airports are reopened after power was restored to the air traffic control center that monitors arriving and departing flights in the area.

Yosemite, and President Obama, head into virtual reality

Anick Jesdanun, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 11:00am

In a new project with National Geographic, Barack Obama becomes the first sitting U.S. president to project himself into virtual reality — in this case, a 360-degree representation of Yosemite National Park.

Idaho Fish and Game halts online sales after computer breach

Keith Ridler, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 10:50am

The Idaho Department of Fish and Game says there's been a computer breach and it has suspended online sales of hunting and fishing licenses.

Can Tokyo avoid the curse of the Olympics?

Jethro Mullen, CNN  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 10:46am

Rio has handed over the Olympic flag to Tokyo, but Japan has a tough job on its hands to make an economic success of the 2020 Games.

Brazil Senate starts impeachment trial of President Rousseff

Peter Prengaman, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 10:30am

Brazil's Senate on Thursday began deliberating whether to permanently remove President Dilma Rousseff from office, the final step in a leadership fight that has paralyzed Congress and cast a pall over a nation in the midst of a severe recession.

Indian textile maker Welspun under scrutiny over sheets

Anne D'Innocenzio, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 10:10am

U.S. retailers including J.C. Penney and Wal-Mart are scrutinizing whether sheets Welspun India Ltd. had said were high-end Egyptian cotton were actually cheaper knock-offs, questions that have sent the textile company's shares plunging more than 40 percent.

Markets Right Now: Stocks waver in late morning trade

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 10:03am

The latest on developments in global financial markets (all times local):

WhatsApp is going to share your phone number with Facebook

Brandon Bailey, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 9:52am

Global messaging service WhatsApp says it will start sharing the phone numbers of its users with Facebook, its parent company. That means WhatsApp users could soon start seeing more targeted ads and Facebook friend suggestions on Facebook based on WhatsApp information — although not on the messaging service itself.

Tax credit awarded for Direct Supply expansion

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 9:51am

A Milwaukee company that supplies and runs senior living facilities will receive up to $22.5 million in state economic development tax credits to expand its campus on the city's northwest side.

Prison company fights to seal documents about strip searches

Travis Loller, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 9:50am

Private prison operator Corrections Corporation of America is trying to seal from public view documents in a lawsuit that claim female visitors to a Tennessee prison were forced to undergo strip searches to prove they were menstruating.

Why the EU's tax probe of multinationals is raising US ire

Lorne Cook, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 9:32am

The European Union's campaign to crack down on tax avoidance by multinationals has drawn unusually public criticism from the U.S., which says it is unfairly targeting American companies.

London flight delayed for hour as easyJet crew members argue

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 9:30am

An easyJet flight from London's Gatwick Airport to Belfast has faced an hourlong delay after two crew members got into an epic shouting match.

Tilman Fertitta donates $20M to University of Houston sports

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 9:30am

Businessman Tilman Fertitta (fuhr-TEE'-tuh) has given $20 million to the University of Houston in what school officials say is the largest donation for Cougar sports.