Court upholds most counts against ex-financier

CHICAGO (AP) — A U.S. appeals court on Thursday upheld 10 convictions against an Indianapolis financier but overturned two wire fraud counts, saying the government failed to enter into the record key documentary evidence. Timothy Durham and co-defendants Jim Cochran and Rick Snow...

Akron Confident It Can Compete With Penn State

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — A win in its first game and some success carried over from last year has Akron confident it can compete with Big Ten opponent Penn State on Saturday. Quarterback Kyle Pohl has the Zips on a four-game winning streak dating to last season, including a 41-0...

Google settles with FTC over in-app charges

NEW YORK (AP) — Google has agreed to pay full refunds totaling at least $19 million to consumers who were charged for purchases that children made via apps without parental consent from the Google Play app store. The settlement is part of the third case by the Federal...
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Stocks flat as oil drop offsets ECB stimulus

FILE – This Aug. 9, 2011 file photo shows a Wall Street street sign near the New York Stock Exchange, in New York. U.S. stocks rose Thursday, Sept. 4, 2014, after the European Central Bank surprised traders by trimming its main interest rate to a record low, and announcing...

Toyota: Cars will be safer, but still need drivers

YPSILANTI, Mich. (AP) — Your car soon will do more to help avoid a crash. As for one day leaving all the driving to the vehicle while you relax in back, don’t get your hopes up. That’s the message from safety executives at Toyota, who on Thursday promised by...

Mistaken US bombing blamed on miscommunication

WASHINGTON (AP) — Military investigators have concluded that a “friendly fire” incident in Afghanistan that killed one Afghan and five U.S. soldiers in June was caused by a series of avoidable miscommunications among air and ground forces. A Central Command...
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Season’s new phones are all about selfie image

Chris Weber, CVP, Mobile Devices Sales of Microsoft, presents the new Lumia Selfie App for their smart phones during his keynote speech during a Microsoft Nokia presentation event at the consumer electronic fair IFA in Berlin, Thursday, Sept. 4, 2014. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)...
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Toyota: Cars will be safer, but still need drivers

FILE – This Feb. 14, 2013 file photo shows the Toyota logo on the trunk of a Toyota automobile at the 2013 Pittsburgh Auto Show in Pittsburgh. Toyota executives on Thursday, Sept. 4, 2014 promised by 2017 to have collision-prevention technology installed across its U.S....
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Fast-food protesters cuffed at higher-pay rallies

A McDonald’s worker is detained by police during a protest to push fast-food chains to pay their employees at least $15 an hour, outside a McDonald’s restaurant Thursday, Sept. 4, 2014, in Philadelphia. The protest movement, which is backed financially by the Service...
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Employee error blamed in Reno museum flash fire

Firefighters confer out side the Nevada Disvory Museum in Reno, Nev., Wednesday Sept. 3, 2014. A minor explosion during a science experiment at the museum burned several children and forced the evacuation of the museum.. (AP Photo/Scott Sonner). Firefighters confer out side the...