WASHINGTON (AP) - A Senate panel says Apple Inc. is avoiding paying billions of dollars in U.S. taxes, but the Cupertino-based company says it is complying with the laws and pays "an extraordinary amount" in taxes to the U.S. government. Apple Inc. CEO Tim Cook is scheduled to testify today on Capitol Hill. The Senate investigation found Apple employs a group of affiliate companies outside the United States to avoid paying taxes.
DETROIT (AP) - Eminem's song publisher is suing Facebook and an ad agency in Detroit federal court, saying they appropriated 1 of the rapper's songs. Michigan-based Eight Mile Style says a Facebook ad broadcast online last month copied music from Eminem's 2000 song "Under the Influence" to announce Facebook Home, an interface for Android phones.
UNION CITY, Calif. (AP) - A third-grade teacher at an Alameda County elementary school faces dozens of charges related to inappropriate behavior with his students. The Oakland Tribune reports that 47-year-old Michael Howey has been arraigned on 17 counts of lewd and lascivious acts with a child under 14 and 23 counts of annoying and molesting a child. A police detective wrote an affidavit that Howey said after his arrest that he had made "some mistakes."
SANTA ROSA, Calif. (AP) - The unclaimed remains of 35 military veterans and two military wives have been given formal military burials in Northern California. The Santa Rosa Press Democrat says the remains, some left unclaimed for decades, were escorted by 120 motorcycles from Santa Rosa to the Sacramento Valley National Cemetery in Dixon yesterday. Among the cremated remains are those of 8 men who served in World War I and 17 who served in World War II.
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