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  • Vermont moves toward labeling of GMO foods

    By LISA RATHKE and DAVE GRAM - Associated Press

    Vermont lawmakers have passed the country's first state bill to require the labeling of genetically modified foods as such, setting up a war between powerful lobbyists for the behemoth U.S. food industry and an American public that overwhelmingly says it approves of the idea. Published April 24, 2014

  • At a Glance: Electronic cigarettes

    By The Associated Press - Associated Press

    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. Published April 24, 2014

  • Timeline of electronic cigarettes milestones

    By The Associated Press - Associated Press

    Late 2006: Electronic cigarettes first marketed in U.S. via kiosks in shopping malls and online. Published April 24, 2014

  • Technology group to decide Cover Oregon's future

    By GOSIA WOZNIACKA - Associated Press

    After weeks of deliberation, a committee is poised to make a final recommendation Thursday on what to do with Oregon's botched health insurance exchange portal. Published April 24, 2014

  • FDA proposes first regulations for e-cigarettes

    By MICHAEL FELBERBAUM - Associated Press

    The federal government wants to ban sales of electronic cigarettes to minors and require approval for new products and health warning labels under regulations being proposed by the Food and Drug Administration. Published April 24, 2014

  • Some notable social media gaffes, missteps

    By The Associated Press - Associated Press

    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: Published April 23, 2014

  • Telsa Motors expanding in California

    By Associated Press

    Electric car maker Tesla Motors is expanding its footprint in California. Published April 23, 2014

  • Vermont House to have final look at GMO labeling

    By Associated Press

    The House is slated to take a final vote on legislation that would require foods with genetically modified ingredients to be labeled as such in Vermont and then send it on to Gov. Peter Shumlin. Published April 23, 2014

  • Albuquerque school wins supercomputing challenge

    By Associated Press

    Organizers of the New Mexico Supercomputing Challenge say two high school students from Albuquerque have taken the top prize at this year's competition. Published April 23, 2014

  • Walker signs bill prohibiting cellphone tracking

    By Associated Press

    Wisconsin police could not track cellphone locations without a warrant under a bill Gov. Scott Walker has signed into law. Published April 23, 2014

  • High court nixes $3.4M award to child porn victim

    By MARK SHERMAN - Associated Press

    The Supreme Court on Wednesday rejected a plea to make it easier for victims of child pornography to collect money from people who view their images online, throwing out a nearly $3.4 million judgment in favor of a woman whose childhood rape has been widely seen on the Internet. Two dissenting justices said Congress should change the law to benefit victims. Published April 23, 2014

  • Facebook 1Q results soar; CFO to step down

    By BARBARA ORTUTAY - Associated Press

    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. Published April 23, 2014

  • SC unemployed can seek benefits via smartphones

    By SEANNA ADCOX - Associated Press

    South Carolina's unemployment agency launched a free app Wednesday that allows jobless residents to seek weekly benefits through their iPhones. Published April 23, 2014

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