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  • Aug 21- Taser International Inc is not liable for the death of a 16- year-old Michigan boy soon after he was struck in the chest by two taser darts shot by a police officer, resulting in cardiac arrest, a federal appeals court ruled on Friday. The 2-1 decision by the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati was a defeat for Cora Mitchell, whose son Robert died on...

  • US Airways recently merged with American Airlines, which is based in Fort Worth, Texas. An American Airlines spokesman told the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette that Pittsburgh was skipped over because it's not a hub for the airline. Lauer said the ceremonial flight should have included Reagan National Airport in Washington, D.C., Pittsburgh and LaGuardia Airport in...

  • Recalls this week: children's nightlights, sandals Friday, 21 Aug 2015 | 2:04 PM ET

    A line of children's nightlights that can pose an electrical shock hazard are among this week's recalled consumer products. DETAILS: All PATRULL Nightlights sold at Ikea from August 2013 to July 2015. INCIDENTS: One report from Austria where a young child tried to remove the light from the electrical outlet when the colored plastic cover detached.

  • PHOENIX— A federal government analysis that said Arizona's health insurance co-op had gotten just a fraction of its projected enrollment last year missed thousands of signups and incorrectly showed the state nonprofit set up under the Affordable Care Act signed up only 4 percent of the people it expected in 2014.. The report by the inspector general for the...

  • It also was a win for the White House, which proposed the rules four years ago as part of an effort to go around an unwilling Congress in a bid to help low-wage workers through executive action. A federal judge had scrapped the Labor Department rules earlier this year after finding that the agency had overstepped its authority. But the U.S. Court of Appeals for the...

  • North Dakota is leading a lawsuit filed on June 29 challenging an Obama administration rule that gives the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and Army Corps of Engineers authority to protect some streams, tributaries and wetlands under the Clean Water Act. District Judge Ralph Erickson in North Dakota to suspend the new guidelines they claim are...

  • PHOENIX— The tiny seedling was brought over from Eastern Europe and parts of Asia nearly 200 years ago and planted along riverbanks across the United States, mostly in the Southwest, to prevent erosion. It was brought to the U.S. as a method to prevent erosion along bodies of water like the Colorado River. The invasive plant is difficult to eradicate because of its...

  • LONE PINE, Calif.— The gas station's ground was covered with the small winged bugs. They're just here, "said Blair Nicodemus, 33, of Lone Pine, while driving with a bug creeping on his windshield. Such outbreaks have happened in Arizona's Sonoran desert near Tucson, but scientists say it's the first one they have record of in California.

  • The EPA said in recent days that poisons including lead and thallium have been detected in river sediment samples collected from the Animas River, which travels from Colorado into northern New Mexico, joining the San Juan River before emptying into Lake Powell along the Utah- Arizona border. In Colorado, contaminants exceeding drinking-water standards were...

  • District Judge Naomi Reice Buchwald sentenced Charles Antonucci Sr. in Manhattan, where he was president of The Park Avenue Bank before his arrest in a fraud prosecutors said included bank bribery, self-dealing, embezzlement of bank funds and a failed effort to fraudulently get more than $11 million worth of taxpayer rescue funds from the Troubled Asset...

  • Karen Finley, a longtime executive at Phoenix- based Redflex Traffic Systems Inc., looked calm as she pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court in Chicago, telling Judge Virginia Kendall she understood she now faced the possibility of spending up to five years behind bars. Chicago awarded its first contract to Redflex in 2003 and signed others later as it expanded...

  • TRINITY, Fla.— Tears still spring into Debbie Cooley-Guy's eyes when she thinks about her dream home, with its wide, sweeping porch. It overlooked a bayou filled with wading birds, a glittering blue pool and the space for not only a 12- foot Christmas tree, but a grand piano as well. She bought the home in a suburb west of Tampa for $637,000 in 2002. Seven years later, after...

  • The Internet and telecommunications provider blocked personal mobile hotspots of convention visitors and exhibitors who used their own data plans instead of paying Smart City's fees for Wi-Fi signals, the FCC said. Smart City President Mark Haley said the company has occasionally used technologies to prevent wireless devices from interfering with...

  • NEW YORK, Aug 13- Limelight Networks' is responsible for infringing rival Akamai Technologies Inc's patent for managing Web images and video, a U.S. appeals court ruled on Thursday, reviving a $45 million verdict against the company. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit in the District of Columbia said Limelight's control over its customers' use of its...

  • JAKARTA, Aug 12- Freeport-McMoRan has stopped exporting since last month from one of the world's largest copper mines that it runs in Indonesia, a spokesman said on Wednesday, as the U.S. miner awaits approval from the trade ministry. Riza Pratama, a spokesman for the company's Indonesia unit, confirmed in a text message to Reuters that exports had stopped since "...

  • NEW YORK, Aug 10- A man accused by U.S. prosecutors of running a $300 million penny-stock manipulation fraud that drove the market value of little-known Cynk Technology Corp past $6 billion pleaded not guilty on Monday. Gregg Mulholland, also known as "Stamps" and " Charlie Wolf," was arraigned on charges including securities fraud in an indictment recently filed in...

  • Massachusetts marijuana groups seek pot legalization vote Wednesday, 5 Aug 2015 | 12:40 PM ET

    BOSTON, Aug 5- Two marijuana advocacy groups on Wednesday are set to submit proposed ballot initiatives that would allow Massachusetts voters to decide whether to legalize recreational pot smoking in the state. The proposals from the Campaign to Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol and the Bay State Repeal say legalizing the drug in Massachusetts would bow to...

  • Koch launches broadside against corporate cronyism Sunday, 2 Aug 2015 | 1:30 PM ET
    David and Charles Koch

    Industrialist and conservative donor Charles Koch challenged conservatives to end "corporate cronyism", even if it helps his businesses.

  • July 28- Freeport-McMoRan Inc may cut output at its small North American copper and molybdenum mines to help it reduce costs, analysts said on Tuesday after the miner and oil producer announced a cost and spending review amid weak commodity prices. Shares in Arizona- based Freeport leapt on the announcement, and were last up 9.4 percent at $12.44 on the New York...

  • NEW YORK, July 27- When Stan Calow was growing up, frugality was a way of life: "You spend as little as you need to, and then save everything else." So, the 58- year-old engineer and U.S. Army veteran from Kansas City, Missouri always hated spending money. Calow and his wife just returned from a trip to France, touring the chateaux of the Loire Valley, just like they had always...