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Splashy plan for pool in NYC's East River unveiled

| |Tuesday, Apr. 22, 2014

Forget schlepping to Jones Beach or down the Jersey Shore. A Brooklyn design team said Tuesday that New York's East River could be the next great place for a summer swim.

Bloomberg invests $5M in solar-powered lamp

|Tuesday, Apr. 22, 2014

Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg's foundation on Tuesday announced a $5 million investment in an artsy-looking solar-powered lamp designed for use in off-grid populations in Africa.

'Wicked' composer, others fight sheet music piracy

| |Tuesday, Apr. 22, 2014

By now, some young musical theater fans have received an email from Stephen Schwartz asking them to stop illegally downloading sheet music from any of his shows. Or anyone's show, for that matter.

Coulson denies hearing hacked Daniel Craig message

| |Tuesday, Apr. 22, 2014

Former News of the World editor Andy Coulson on Tuesday denied a claim that he listened to a hacked voicemail left by actress Sienna Miller for James Bond star Daniel Craig.

Vermont food labeling bill includes defense fund

| |Tuesday, Apr. 22, 2014

Three Vermont House committees have endorsed a bill to require labeling for foods containing genetically modified ingredients and set up a special fund to defend against expected industry lawsuits.

UL hopes to employ 25 in Laramie by end of 2015

|Tuesday, Apr. 22, 2014

Underwriters Laboratories says it hopes to employ 25 people at its new office in Laramie by the end of next year and possibly double that amount later.

FDA plan would speed up medical device approvals

|Tuesday, Apr. 22, 2014

The Food and Drug Administration unveiled a proposal Tuesday designed to speed up development and approval of medical devices that treat life-threatening diseases and debilitating conditions.

AT&T joins crowded field with online video plans

| |Tuesday, Apr. 22, 2014

AT&T and an investment firm run by former News Corp. executive Peter Chernin have formed an online video venture that could rival Netflix and Hulu.

United Tech 1Q profit declines on restructuring

| |Tuesday, Apr. 22, 2014

United Technologies Corp. reported Tuesday its first-quarter profit dropped 4 percent as slightly higher revenue was offset by restructuring costs, asset sales and currency exchange rates.

Rapid City Council OKs texting-while-driving ban

|Tuesday, Apr. 22, 2014

The Rapid City Council has approved a ban on texting while driving that is stricter than state law.

Whoa there: NYC carriage horse ban is stalled

| |Tuesday, Apr. 22, 2014

Mayor Bill de Blasio is pulling back the reins on his plans to quickly get rid of New York City's horse-drawn carriage industry, stung by a recent outpouring of support for the colorful coaches that have clip-clopped their way through Central Park for more than 150 years.

Tesla delivers first China cars, plans expansion

| |Tuesday, Apr. 22, 2014

Tesla Motors Inc. delivered its first eight electric sedans to customers in China on Tuesday and CEO Elon Musk said the company will build a nationwide network of charging stations and service centers as fast as it can.

Google challenges nonprofits on ideas to use Glass

| |Tuesday, Apr. 22, 2014

Google has a challenge for U.S. nonprofits.

550 cited for texting and driving during crackdown

|Tuesday, Apr. 22, 2014

The Minnesota Department of Public Safety says law enforcement officers across Minnesota cited 550 people for texting while driving during a recent 10-day crackdown on distracted driving.

Comcast 1Q earns surge on upbeat NBC results

|Tuesday, Apr. 22, 2014

Comcast Corp. said Tuesday that its first-quarter net income rose by 30 percent as ad revenue surged at broadcast network NBC, helped by the Winter Olympics in Sochi and Jimmy Fallon's elevation as host of "The Tonight Show."

Internet TV case: Justices skeptical, concerned

| |Tuesday, Apr. 22, 2014

Grappling with fast-changing technology, Supreme Court justices debated Tuesday whether they can protect the copyrights of TV broadcasters to the shows they send out without strangling innovations in the use of the internet.

Miami youth group helped 'Cuban Twitter'

| |Tuesday, Apr. 22, 2014

Leaders with the largest nonprofit organization for young Cuban-Americans quietly provided strategic support for the federal government's secret "Cuban Twitter" program, connecting contractors with potential investors and serving as paid consultants, The Associated Press has learned.

E-cig industry awaits looming federal regulation

| |Tuesday, Apr. 22, 2014

Smokers are increasingly turning to battery-powered electronic cigarettes to get their nicotine fix. They're about to find out what federal regulators have to say about the popular devices.

Drones unearth more details about Chaco culture

| |Tuesday, Apr. 22, 2014

Recently published research describes how archaeologists outfitted a customized drone with a heat-sensing camera to unearth what they believe are ceremonial pits and other features at the site of an ancient village in New Mexico.

'Wicked' composer, others fight sheet music piracy

| |Tuesday, Apr. 22, 2014

By now, some young musical theater fans have received an email from Stephen Schwartz asking them to stop illegally downloading sheet music from any of his shows. Or anyone's show, for that matter.