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The quest to end lost airline luggage
LINTHICUM, Md. (AP) -- Victor DaRosa stands under a scorching afternoon sun, loading bags onto a jet heading to Detroit....

Why the EU's tax probe of Apple and others is raising US ire
The European Union's crackdown on corporate tax avoidance has landed on Apple ; its antitrust regulator is demanding that the U.S. tech giant pay Ireland up to 13 billion euros ($14.5 billion) plus interest in back taxes....

Europe hits Apple with a $15 billion-plus tax bill
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- The European Union ordered Apple on Tuesday to pay nearly $15 billion in back taxes to Ireland, plus billions more in interest, in a move that dramatically escalates the fight over whether America's biggest corporations are paying their fair share around the world....

Google to expand Waze carpooling service in San Francisco
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Google is preparing to expand a San Francisco carpooling program in a move that could that could set up a showdown with its one-time ally, the popular ride-hailing service Uber....

Apple expected to show new iPhone at event next week
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Apple is expected to show off a new iPhone next week when the company holds its fall product launch event in San Francisco....

Comey: FBI wants 'adult conversation' on device encryption
WASHINGTON (AP) -- FBI Director James Comey warned again Tuesday about the bureau's inability to access digital devices because of encryption and said investigators were collecting information about the challenge in preparation for an "adult conversation" next year....

FBI warns of possible state election-system hacks
NEW YORK (AP) -- The FBI is warning state officials to boost their election security in light of evidence that hackers targeted related data systems in two states....

Fitbit makes exercise even more of a game
NEW YORK (AP) -- Fitbit wants to help you exercise more by making you think you're hiking famous trails instead of strolling around your neighborhood....

Behemoth bike: German eyes world record for heavy pedaling
BERLIN (AP) -- Using giant tires from an industrial fertilizer spreader and scrap steel, a German man has built a bicycle weighing 940 kilograms (2,072 pounds) that he plans to pedal into the record books as the world's heaviest rideable bike....

Offshore wind sails forward, but a different story on land
NORTH SMITHFIELD, R.I. (AP) -- Even as Rhode Island makes history as the first U.S. state with an offshore wind farm, its people are not so fond of wind turbines sprouting up on land near where they live....

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