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FORT WORTH, Texas— American Airlines and US Airways are pulling flight listings from Orbitz- run websites in a long-running dispute over fees that the travel company charges to list and sell the flights. American said that it had already dropped its fares from Orbitz and that US Airways listings would be pulled on Monday.
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico— Hurricane Cristobal hurled heavy rains across Atlantic and Caribbean islands on Tuesday as it headed toward Bermuda, and officials said the storm already had caused at least five deaths. The storm had maximum sustained winds of 75 mph, but it was expected to strengthen slightly by Thursday after passing northwest of Bermuda.
LOS ANGELES— Faced with criticism about the planning and rollout of a $1 billion effort by the Los Angeles Unified School District to provide iPads to all students, Superintendent John Deasy on Tuesday suspended future use of a contract with Apple Inc..
FISHKILL, N.Y.— Gap, Inc. plans to expand its distribution center in the Hudson Valley, adding up to 1,200 jobs over the next five years while investing $96 million into upgrading the facility.
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif.— Platinum- selling rapper Young Jeezy has been arrested on suspicion of possessing illegal firearms during an investigation into a fatal shooting at a rap concert in Silicon Valley, authorities said.
Aug 26- The Los Angeles schools superintendent has suspended a contract with Apple Inc to provide an iPad to each of its students as the $1 billion initiative faces problems and growing scrutiny, the Los Angeles Times newspaper reported.
VENICE, Italy— It has Al Pacino and zombie girlfriends, Owen Wilson and Lars von Trier. The 71st Venice Film Festival opens this week, bringing 11 days of high art and Hollywood glamour to the canal-crossed Italian city. Zach Galifianakis, Edward Norton, Emma Stone and Naomi Watts also star.
NAPA, Calif.— The earthquake that jolted California's wine capital may have caused at least $1 billion in property damage, but it also added impetus to the state's effort to develop an early warning system that might offer a few precious seconds for residents to duck under desks, trains to slow down and utility lines to be powered down before the seismic waves reach them.
"Breaking Bad," AMC's unlikely tale of a teacher-turned-drug kingpin Walter White, won the night's biggest honor, the Emmy for best drama series, for the second year in a row while lead Bryan Cranston took best drama actor for the fourth time in that role.
Bryan Cranston, who played the memorable meth dealer Walter White on "Breaking Bad," won his fourth best drama actor Emmy at television's biggest awards show Monday night, tying him with another four-time winner, Dennis Franz. "Downton Abbey," made by Britain's ITV network, was shut out in the drama category, while the BBC's "Sherlock" won three awards.
LOS ANGELES— Americans are doing a better job of making timely credit card payments, even as many lenders increasingly extend credit to more people with less-than-stellar credit. Average card debt per borrower was up slightly in the second quarter, rising about 0.2 percent to $5,234.
SAN FRANCISCO/ LOS ANGELES, Aug 25- Amazon.com Inc tracked Twitch's evolution from scrappy guerrilla startup to one of the Internet's hottest media properties. Amazon's $970 million bet- its largest ever- underscores how a loyal and fast-growing following for live-streaming video has grabbed the attention of big brands.
SAN FRANCISCO/ NEW YORK, Aug 26- Investors are looking over portfolios to make room for Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group Holdings Inc's market debut next month- and that means some less attractive stocks that funds are holding might be shown the door.
"Breaking Bad" held off upstart "True Detective," Netflix's online political thriller " House of Cards," HBO medieval fantasy "Game of Thrones," PBS British period series "Downton Abbey" and AMC ad world portrait "Mad Men.
Aug 25- Following is a list of winners in key categories for the 66th Emmy Awards, the highest honors in U.S. television, that were handed out in a ceremony in Los Angeles on Monday. Julianna Margulies, "The Good Wife". Jim Parsons, "The Big Bang Theory".
LOS ANGELES, Aug 25- " Fargo," the TV re-imagining of the Coen brothers' cult film, won best miniseries at the Primetime Emmy Awards on Monday, while HBO's "The Normal Heart" earned best TV movie honors for its depiction of the early fight against AIDS. "Parsons won his fourth lead acting Emmy for playing the pedantic nerd Sheldon in CBS comedy" The Big Bang Theory.
Red, often a risky choice as it can disappear into the color of the carpet, was the favored tone for stars such as "Veep" nominee Julia Louis-Dreyfus in a column halter Carolina Herrera and "Homeland" star Claire Danes in a vermillion embellished Givenchy dress.
In a year in which newcomers and cable and streaming company Netflix Inc have dominated the conversation about television's top honors, the big broadcast networks fared well in the early comedy awards.
SACRAMENTO, Calif.— A federal judge has overturned part of a California law requiring a 10- day waiting period for gun buyers, ruling that it does not apply to those who already own firearms. Ishii delayed the effective date of his order for six months to give the state time to appeal or the Legislature time to adopt new rules.
Michael Peck's call to close the Diablo Canyon Power Plant in San Luis Obispo County was in a report he made to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission in 2013, the AP reported on Monday, a day after a strong earthquake shook California's Napa Valley region.