• In this March 15, 2012 file photo, Ben Gleitzman uses a traffic and navigation app called Waze as he drives to work in Menlo Park, Calif. Google is set to expand a San Francisco carpooling program that could morph into a showdown with its one-time ally, the popular ride-hailing service Uber. The program allows anyone using the Waze app to offer a ride to a limited pool of people trying to get to work or home. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma, File)

    Google to expand Waze carpooling service in San Francisco

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Google is preparing to expand a San Francisco carpooling program in a move that could that could set up a showdown with its one-time ally, the popular ride-hailing service Uber.

  • European Union Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager speaks during a media conference at EU headquarters in Brussels on Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2016. The European Union says Ireland has given illegal tax benefits to Apple Inc. and must now recover the unpaid back taxes from the U.S. technology company, plus interest. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo)

    EU orders Apple to pay up to 13B euros in back taxes

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The European Union ordered Apple on Tuesday to pay nearly $15 billion in back taxes to Ireland, plus billions more in interest, in a move that dramatically escalates the fight over whether America’s biggest corporations are paying their fair share around the world.

  • The Beltsville Agricultural Research Center, the Agriculture Department's agricultural research center and library in seen from a locked gate after employees were informed of a threat in the morning and sent home, Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2016, in Beltsville, Md. The Agriculture Department closed offices in five states after receiving anonymous threats. USDA spokesman Matthew Herrick said the department had received "several anonymous messages" that raised concerns about the safety of USDA personnel and facilities. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

    Agriculture closes offices in 5 states after threats

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Agriculture Department will reopen some offices Wednesday that were closed after an unspecified email threat.

  • Starbucks barista Oliver Savage poses for a photo in front of a Starbucks store near where he works Monday, Aug. 29, 2016, in Seattle. Savage is joining other workers and city leaders in pushing for new "secure scheduling" rules for retail and food-service businesses with hourly employees, including requiring them to schedule shifts two weeks in advance, and offer hours to existing employees before hiring new staff. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

    Seattle weighs new rules for businesses with hourly workers

    SEATTLE (AP) — Seattle leaders have proposed new rules for retail and food-service businesses with hourly employees, including requiring them to schedule shifts two weeks in advance and compensate workers for some last-minute changes — the latest push by a city that has led the nation in mandating worker benefits.

  • A Friday, Aug. 5, 2016 photo shows land in West Jordan, Utah, that may be purchased by FaceBook for a data center. The race between the small town of Los Lunas in New Mexico and the Salt Lake City suburb of West Jordan to entice a new Facebook data center with millions in tax breaks and subsidies is raising questions about public investments in a booming cloud-computing economy that typically brings few local jobs. (Scott G Winterton/Deseret News via AP)

    Race for Facebook data center raises tax-break questions

    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The race between a small town on the Rio Grande in New Mexico and a Salt Lake City suburb to entice a new Facebook data center with millions of dollars in tax breaks and subsidies is raising questions about public investments in a booming cloud-computing economy that typically brings few local jobs.

  • In this July 8, 2016, file photo, a pharmacist holds a package of EpiPens epinephrine auto-injector, a Mylan product, in Sacramento, Calif. Mylan said it will make available a generic version of its EpiPen, as criticism mounts over the price of its injectable medicine. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)

    Mylan launching generic version of EpiPen

    The maker of EpiPens will start selling a cheaper, generic version of the emergency allergy shots as the furor over repeated U.S. price hikes continues — and looming competition threatens its near-monopoly.

  • Mercedes driver Nico Rosberg of Germany steers his car during the Belgian Formula One Grand Prix in Spa-Francorchamps, Belgium, Sunday, Aug. 28, 2016. (AP Photo/Geert Vanden Wijngaert)

    Rosberg wins eventful Belgian GP, closes gap on Hamilton

    SPA-FRANCORCHAMPS, Belgium (AP) — Although Nico Rosberg trimmed rival Lewis Hamilton’s lead in the Formula One title race after winning the Belgian Grand Prix, it was Hamilton who seemed the happier driver on Sunday after turning a back-row start into a third-place finish.

  • States review clean energy projects for New England region

    HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — In a story Aug. 28 about Connecticut, Massachusetts and Rhode Island evaluating proposals for clean-energy projects, The Associated Press erroneously reported the name of Rhode Island’s deputy commissioner of energy. He is Nick Ucci, not Rick Ucci.

  • Correction: Hospital Superbug Outbreak story

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — In a Feb. 20, 2015 story about an antibiotic-resistant “superbug” outbreak at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, The Associated Press mischaracterized a statement an expert made about proving the cause of an infection. Lawrence Muscarella, a health care and sterilization expert, said he was suggesting an argument hospitals might use when he said, “Proving causation is impossible.” Muscarella said an infection can be proven to come from a hospital instrument.

  • In this Friday, July 22, 2016, photo, Pecha Berry Pokeseed doughnuts, top left and center, are displayed in a box of doughnuts from Doughnut Plant, in New York. From doughnut shops to zoos, businesses and organizations are finding creative ways to capitalize on “Pokemon Go.” (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

    Pokemon doughnuts, exercise classes tap game’s popularity.

    NEW YORK (AP) — Weeks into the “Pokemon Go” craze, demand remains strong for “Poke Ball”-shaped treats made by a high-end doughnut company, one of many businesses and organizations coming up with creative ways to lure players in their search for the elusive “pocket monsters.”