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Air bag inflator recall to grow by 35 million to 40 million

Tom Krisher and Joan Lowy, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 4th - 11:50am

Takata will recall another 35 million to 40 million air bag inflators, a stunning increase that will more than double what already is the largest automotive recall in American history, the federal government announced Wednesday.

500-euro bill, beloved by money launderers, is discontinued

David McHugh, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 4th - 11:41am

The 500-euro bill is being discontinued amid concerns that the big banknote has become too handy for money launderers.

Cost estimate of Los Angeles-area gas leak hits $665 million

Brian Melley, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 4th - 11:40am

The estimated cost of a massive gas well blowout that spewed methane uncontrollably for nearly four months and uprooted 8,000 Los Angeles families has more than doubled to $665 million, Sempra Energy announced Wednesday.

DocuTap sells majority stake to global private equity firm

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 4th - 11:20am

Electronic medical records company DocuTap says it has sold a majority stake to global private equity firm Warburg Pincus.

Russia claims arrest of group planning holiday attacks

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 4th - 11:20am

Russia's Federal Security Service says a group of Central Asian citizens have been arrested on suspicion on planning attacks in the Moscow region and that explosives and weapons have been seized.

APNewsBreak: New rule would permit thousands of eagle deaths

Matthew Daly, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 4th - 11:20am

The Obama administration is revising a federal rule that allows wind-energy companies to operate high-speed turbines for up to 30 years, even if means killing or injuring thousands of federally protected bald and golden eagles.

Gaza sewage spill floods farmland

Fares Akram, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 4th - 11:10am

Gaza rescue crews tried to salvage livestock and produce on Wednesday after a sewage reservoir collapsed, flooding about 25 acres (10 hectares) of farmland in a new sign of the worsening water and sewage crisis in the Hamas-run territory.

UK's Cameron: EU exit would lead to 'decade of uncertainty'

Jill Lawless, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 4th - 11:00am

Advocates of leaving the European Union have not thought through its economic impact, British Prime Minister David Cameron said Wednesday, warning that an exit would spark "a decade of uncertainty."

Man claiming to be bitcoin founder to provide further proof

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 4th - 11:00am

Australian entrepreneur Craig Wright, the man who came forward this week as bitcoin's founder, says he will provide further proof in the coming days to back up his claims.

Celebrities jam Havana streets for Chanel's Cuban takeover

Michael Weissenstein, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 4th - 11:00am

The afternoon sun was still baking central Havana when Mabel Fernandez and her 14-year daughter took their spot facing the Prado, a grand colonial boulevard hung with lights and loudspeakers for a fashion show by French luxury label Chanel.

Energy company: California gas leak to cost $665 million, more than double earlier estimates

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 4th - 10:50am

Energy company: California gas leak to cost $665 million, more than double earlier estimates .

Apple loses Chinese lawsuit over iPhone name

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 4th - 10:50am

Apple Inc. has lost a legal fight with a Chinese company that a Beijing court says is allowed to use the iPhone name on wallets and handbags.

Massachusetts delegation questions Swedish lobster ban push

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 4th - 10:41am

The Massachusetts congressional delegation is joining its Maine counterparts in questioning a push by the Swedish government to declare American lobsters an invasive species.

Bird flu forces slaughter of 39K turkeys at Missouri farm

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 4th - 10:20am

State agricultural officials say 39,000 turkeys at a southwest Missouri farm have been destroyed after avian flu was detected late last week.

Government wants regional group out of nuke fuel lawsuit

Meg Kinnard, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 4th - 10:10am

The federal government says an economic development group shouldn't be allowed into South Carolina's lawsuit against the U.S. Energy Department.

Hulu will offer live-streaming service in 2017

Mae Anderson, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 4th - 10:00am

Hulu will offer a live-streaming service in 2017 that will offer a mix of cable and broadcast programming as well as news, sports and events.

Markets Right Now: Stocks move lower on Wall Street

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 4th - 10:00am

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Severe turbulence injures 32 on Etihad flight to Indonesia

Adam Schreck, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 4th - 10:00am

Thirty-one passengers and a crew member aboard an Etihad Airways flight were injured Wednesday when their plane ran into sudden turbulence as it prepared to land in the Indonesian capital, Jakarta.

European aviation agency sets up drone collision task force

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 4th - 10:00am

The European Aviation Safety Agency is setting up a task force to examine the risk of collisions between drones and aircraft.