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Teen Crash Victims' Families Drop Suit Against GM

LEGAL | By Tom Krisher, Amy Forliti | Tuesday Sep 30, 2014
The families of two Wisconsin teenagers killed in a car crash involving a faulty General Motors ignition switch have dropped their lawsuit against the company and are seeking a settlement with the automaker.

Roku 3, a product for streaming popular video services, apps and games in high-definition.

A Closer Look: Stream-Box Gaming is a Mixed Bag

CORPORATE | By Ron Harris | Sep 30
As gaming consoles such as the Xbox and the PlayStation diversify into video, social media and other non-gaming apps, it seems only fair that streaming TV devices start nudging into gaming territory.

John Crawford III , right, with his mother, Tressa Sherrod.

Caught in the Act? Videos of Police Can Mislead

LEGAL | By Kentele Franko, Andrew Welsh-Huggins | Sep 30
A man walks through Wal-Mart, holding something to his ear as he passes a gun case. He leans toward a shelf and steps back into view, now holding a long, dark object - a gun? - as he walks past customers, who show no obvious reaction. Eight minutes later,

Pentagon Wants Tighter Soldier Loan Protections

LEGAL | By Jim Kuhnhenn | Sep 29
Aiming to restrict lenders who prey on members of the military, the Obama administration on Friday moved to close legal loopholes that have placed hundreds of thousands of service members at risk of excessive payday and other short-term loan fees.

FBI Chief: Important for Gov. to Access Citizens Phone Data

LEGAL | By Ken Dilanian | Sep 27
The FBI director criticized the decision by Apple and Google to encrypt smartphones data so it can be inaccessible to law enforcement, even with a court order.

Jason Prosser picks up his son Zachary from day care, in SeaTac, Wash.

Middle-Class Squeeze :: From Day Care to Health Care

FINANCE | By Christopher S. Rugaber | Sep 26
Legions of middle-class families are straining under the weight of accelerating costs for a range of essential services from day care to health care. And now a study by the Center for American Progress shows just how heavy the burden has grown.

Apple's Response to iPhone Glitches is Key

FINANCE | By Brandon Bailey | Sep 26
Apple's response to a high-profile gaffe involving its iPhone software may be more important than the glitch itself. The giant tech company scrambled to fix a software glitch that left some of its new iPhones unable to make calls.

Apple Bites Stock Market

FINANCE | By Matthew Craft | Sep 26
A stumble by Apple set off a rout in the stock market yesterday, its worst day in nearly two months. All 30 big companies in the Dow Jones industrial average and the 10 industries in the Standard & Poor's 500 index lost ground.

U.S. Geological Survey shows the leading tip of the flow, which was moving through thick forest, from the flow from the Kilauea volcano passing near the Kaohe Homesteads in Pahoa, Hawaii.

More Road Options Considered for Hawaii Lava Flow

LEGAL | Sep 26
Officials on Hawaii's Big Island are asking the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to help with solutions for the possibility of lava covering a major highway.

Chrysler 200C

Chrysler's Mid-Size Sedan Becomes Stylish

CORPORATE | By Ann M. Job | Sep 26
Chrysler's redesigned and re-engineered 2015 200 mid-size sedan is so stylish it looks pricier than it is. The sleek 200 also has a strong, 295-horsepower V-6, comfortable ride, surprisingly good handling and a lengthy list of available features.

New Amazon.com Office to be Warmed by Internet

CORPORATE | Sep 25
A new Amazon.com office building under construction in Seattle will be warmed by the Internet. Heated water from the cooling system at a data center in another downtown building will be piped through Amazon offices and then recycled. The Sea