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Amputees decry Medicare payment overhaul for artificial feet

Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 27th - 11:31am

The Obama administration is trying to disentangle itself from another controversy over Medicare coverage. Amputees are protesting this time, fearing they'll be denied the latest technology for artificial legs and feet.

CD shop owner accused in $2M scheme with shoplifting addicts

Joe Mandak, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 27th - 1:11pm

A record store owner is charged with using heroin addicts to shoplift more than $2 million worth of books, videos, and other products that he then resold online.

Oil soars to biggest one-day gain since 2008, lifted by stock markets, US economic growth

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 27th - 1:01pm

Oil soars to biggest one-day gain since 2008, lifted by stock markets, US economic growth.

Sprint offers DirecTV customers free year of phone service

Anick Jesdanun, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 27th - 1:01pm

Sprint is offering DirecTV customers one free year of cellphone service in a bold move aimed at the satellite TV company's new owner, AT&T.

Twitter tries to lure in users as it searches for CEO

Barbara Ortutay, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 27th - 12:51pm

Twitter's most urgent task is naming a new CEO. But the most formidable one is convincing more people that its service is essential, easy to use and not just meant for celebrities, 16-year-olds and news junkies.

Dole Food CEO, chief counsel ordered to pay $148M

Randall Chase, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 27th - 12:31pm

A Delaware judge has ordered the CEO of Dole Food Co. and his former right-hand man to pay $148 million in damages for misleading directors and shareholders in a deal that took the company private in 2013.

McDonald's, Tyson cut ties with farmer tied to abuse video

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 27th - 12:21pm

McDonald's and its supplier Tyson Foods say they've cut ties with a chicken farmer after an advocacy group released a video taken with a hidden camera that the group said showed abusive practices at its farm.

Ex-lawmaker's role in Iowa Medicaid bidding faces criticism

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 27th - 11:51am

A former lawmaker is accused of providing inside information to one company seeking Iowa Medicaid business before helping another develop a winning bid.

The US economy's second quarter went from solid to stellar

Martin Crutsinger, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 27th - 11:51am

The U.S. economy staged a far bigger rebound last quarter than first thought, outpacing the rest of the developed world and bolstering confidence that it will remain sturdy in coming months despite global headwinds.

Apple schedules new product event for Sept. 9

Brandon Bailey, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 27th - 11:22am

Apple has announced plans for a new product event on Sept. 9 in San Francisco, where the giant tech company is expected to show off new iPhones and other gadgets.

With eye on future foreign flights, Vegas airport to grow

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 27th - 11:21am

Airport officials say they're doubling the number of international gates in Las Vegas with the expectation that foreign travel to the destination will climb.

A look at some of the funds receiving tax checkoff donations

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 27th - 11:21am

California enables residents to donate money to a variety of charitable causes while they file taxes. The distribution of the money lacks oversight, creating problems for funds like these:

Sharks, skateboards, survival debut on Discovery VR network

Ryan Nakashima, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 27th - 11:01am

Discovery is unleashing the first videos for its virtual reality network, Discovery VR, a fledgling service that is testing the limits and capabilities of the immersive format.

FDA issues warning letters to "natural" tobacco makers

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 27th - 10:51am

The Food and Drug Administration issued warning letters to the makers of Winston, Natural Spirit and Nat Sherman cigarettes over their "additive-free" and "natural" label claims.

South African prototype may solve solar power problem

Lynsey Chutel, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 27th - 10:42am

By thinking small, a group of South African scientists may have pioneered solar technology that has stumped Internet giant Google.

Pro: Borgata uses booze, sexy servers to distract gamblers

Wayne Parry, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 27th - 10:41am

A professional gambler accused of cheating an Atlantic City casino out of $9.6 million by seeking an unfair edge at cards says the casino has its own method of gaining an advantage: plying gamblers with free booze served by flirty, scantily clad waitresses.

Google rejects EU anti-trust allegations as flawed

Lorne Cook, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 27th - 10:41am

Google rejected on Thursday a complaint by Europe's competition watchdog that the Internet giant is abusing its dominance in Web search to promote its own products.

Nevada sees limited drone industry growth

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 27th - 10:21am

An airport manager says the Federal Aviation Administration is partially to blame for the state's drone industry not taking off as many predicted it would.

FDA lays out proposal for naming lower-cost biotech drugs

Matthew Perrone, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 27th - 10:21am

The Food and Drug Administration released its proposal Thursday for naming lower-cost biotech drugs, a critical step in creating a market for the new class of medicines.