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Tokyo court starts Mt. Gox bankruptcy proceedings

|Thursday, Apr. 24, 2014

Bankruptcy proceedings began Thursday for the Mt. Gox bitcoin exchange, a move that was widely expected after the Tokyo District Court decided earlier this month that the company would not be able to resurrect itself.

China splurging on military as US pulls back

| |Thursday, Apr. 24, 2014

China's navy commissioned 17 new warships last year, the most of any nation. In a little more than a decade, it's expected to have three aircraft carriers, giving it more clout than ever in a region of contested seas and festering territorial disputes.

Fargo to host electronic recycling event May 3

|Thursday, Apr. 24, 2014

Fargo-area residents will be able to recycle their unwanted electronics next weekend.

Oregon panel recommends moving to federal exchange

| |Thursday, Apr. 24, 2014

Oregon, once expected to be a national leader in the federal health care overhaul, on Thursday moved to become the first state to dump its troubled online health exchange and use the federal marketplace instead.

Vermont ups the ante on genetically modified foods

| |Thursday, Apr. 24, 2014

Vermont has raised the stakes in the debate over genetically modified foods by becoming the first state to pass a bill requiring that they be labeled as such in the grocery aisle, making the move despite the opposition of the powerful U.S. food industry.

FCC to propose pay-for-priority Internet standards

| |Wednesday, Apr. 23, 2014

The Federal Communications Commission is set to propose new open Internet rules that would allow content companies to pay for faster delivery over the so-called "last mile" connection to people's homes, but enhance scrutiny of such deals so they don't harm competition or limit free speech.

At a Glance: Electronic cigarettes

|Wednesday, Apr. 23, 2014

ELECTRONIC CIGARETTES: The battery-powered devices made of plastic or metal heat a liquid nicotine solution, creating vapor that users inhale. Some models are disposable, and some are designed to be refilled with cartridges or tanks containing what enthusiasts call "e-juice." Some e-cigarettes are made to look like a real cigarette with a tiny light on the tip that glows like the real thing.

Timeline of electronic cigarettes milestones

|Wednesday, Apr. 23, 2014

Late 2006: Electronic cigarettes first marketed in U.S. via kiosks in shopping malls and online.

FDA eases into regulating e-cigarettes

| |Wednesday, Apr. 23, 2014

The federal government's move to regulate e-cigarettes is a leap into the unknown.

AP News in Brief at 5:58 a.m. EDT

|Wednesday, Apr. 23, 2014

Obama warns Russia that more sanctions are 'teed up' but admits they may not stop Putin

Apple takes steps to lift sagging stock price

|Wednesday, Apr. 23, 2014

Apple upstaged Wednesday's release of its fiscal second-quarter earnings by announcing plans to send more cash to its shareholders and split its stock for the first time in nine years. This is what Apple is doing:

FCC to propose pay-for-priority Internet standards

| |Wednesday, Apr. 23, 2014

The Federal Communications Commission is set to propose new open Internet rules that would allow content companies to pay for faster delivery over the so-called "last mile" connection to people's homes, but enhance scrutiny of such deals so they don't harm competition or limit free speech.

Qualcomm 2Q net tops Street; faces bribery probe

|Wednesday, Apr. 23, 2014

Chipmaker Qualcomm Inc. on Wednesday reported second-quarter earnings that topped Wall Street expectations thanks to strong demand for mobile device chipsets, but said revenue rose less quickly than expected.

Analysis: Recent California newspaper editorials

|Wednesday, Apr. 23, 2014

April 21

Zynga founder Pincus leaving operations role

|Wednesday, Apr. 23, 2014

Online game maker Zynga's founder Mark Pincus is stepping down as chief product officer, less than a year after he was replaced as the company's CEO, as the company's sales slide.

Apple increases stock buyback, will split stock

| |Wednesday, Apr. 23, 2014

Apple is doling out more of its cash to shareholders and preparing to split its stock for the first time in nine years in an attempt to win back investors fretting about the iPhone maker's slowing sales growth and pace of innovation.

Some notable social media gaffes, missteps

|Wednesday, Apr. 23, 2014

A feel-good Twitter request by the New York Police Department asking for pictures of people posing with officers quickly turned ugly when hundreds instead posted shots of baton-wielding cops battling protesters and taking down suspects. Other recent examples of Twitter gaffes:

Facebook 1Q results soar; CFO to step down

| |Wednesday, Apr. 23, 2014

Facebook's earnings nearly tripled and revenue grew sharply in the first quarter, surpassing Wall Street's expectations thanks to an 82 percent increase in advertising revenue.

Russian social media CEO quits, flees country

| |Wednesday, Apr. 23, 2014

The founder of Russia's leading social media network — a wunderkind often described as Russia's Mark Zuckerberg — has left his post as CEO and fled the country as cronies of President Vladimir Putin have made steady inroads into the company's ownership.

Gadgets: Wi-Fi extender deals with dead zones at home

| |Wednesday, Apr. 23, 2014

Just about every household has Wi-Fi with the main connection often coming into the home at a home office, which extends the coverage well into a few surrounding rooms.