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EU orders Apple to pay up to 13B euros in back taxes
BRUSSELS (AP) -- Apple has to pay up to 13 billion euros ($14.5 billion) - plus billions more in interest - in back taxes to Ireland after the European Union found Tuesday that the U.S. technology giant contributed almost no tax across the bloc's 28 countries for 11 years....

Why Ireland doesn't want to take billions from Apple
LONDON (AP) -- In normal circumstances, a 13 billion euro ($14.5 billion) cash award would make any country ecstatic. But Ireland is no ordinary country when it comes to tax law - and its government insists it doesn't want the colossal windfall....

The Latest: White House worries Apple deal to cost taxpayers
BRUSSELS (AP) -- The Latest on the European Union's decision that Apple must pay billions in back taxes (all times local):...

Intoxicated in the air: drunk pilots make news but are rare
NEW YORK (AP) -- Every few months, a pilot somewhere in the world is stopped before a jet takes off because of suspicion of drunkenness. It makes headlines and gives nervous travelers another reason to avoid flying....

US stocks mostly lower as investors wait for jobs report
NEW YORK (AP) -- Stocks fell slightly on Tuesday in another quiet day on Wall Street as hesitant investors remained on the sidelines as a slow summer winds down....

Las Vegas, Asian investors bet on Sin City's Chinese tourism
LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Sin City and Asian investors are going all in on Chinese tourism as some of Las Vegas' latest developments on and off the Strip target Chinese nationals and Chinese-Americans....

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....

NBC sees winning streak snapped at 21 nights
NEW YORK (AP) -- NBC, which is increasingly owning the summer months, reached an historic 21 nights in a row as the nation's most popular television network before having its winning streak snapped....

The new downtown: Lower Manhattan reborn 15 years after 9/11
NEW YORK (AP) -- Fifteen years after the Sept. 11th attacks, Lower Manhattan has been reborn....

Beats wins in case alleging double dealing before Apple sale
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- A judge has dismissed the key claims in a lawsuit alleging that headphone maker Beats Electronics duped one of its early partners before negotiating its $3 billion sale to Apple two years ago....

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