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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.

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,

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.

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.

Health Headlines: Talk Therapy Better than Drugs for Anxiety

CORPORATE | Sep 29
While anti-depressants are a common treatment for social anxiety disorder, research shows talk therapy is more effective and can have longer lasting effects. And new findings in lab animals show that tumeric promotes brain stem cell recovery and function.

Startup Competition a 'Launch Pad' for Culinary Entrepreneurs

CORPORATE | Sep 29
What was once a 10,000 square-ft. mid-century warehouse in Washington, D.C. has been converted to a "Mess Hall" - a professionally equipped playground for budding chefs. Jacqueline Alemany reports.

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.

FAA Approves Drone Use for TV and Movie Production

LEGAL | Sep 26
This is the first time the FAA has allowed the commercial use of drones in the U.S. and sets a precedent. Jeff Pegues reports.

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.

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.

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.