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WASHINGTON (AP) - Apple's CEO is disputing assertions by a Senate panel that the company avoids billions of dollars in U.S. taxes by shifting profits to foreign affiliates. Tim Cook has testified at a hearing today by a Senate subcommittee that released a damning report on Apple's tax practices. Cook took a defensive tone with his opening statement. He punched out words when stressing the 600,000 jobs that the company supports and noting that Apple is the nation's largest corporate taxpayer. Cook said he advocates an overhaul of the U.S. tax code.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A man has survived a jump off the Golden Gate Bridge and was rescued by a sailing crew. Scott Walecka tells the Marin Independent Journal he was taking his 38-foot vessel to San Francisco yesterday afternoon when his daughter saw the unidentified man jump. They sailed toward the man after spotting him underneath a CHP helicopter. Walecka said the man grabbed a life sling they threw overboard. He was taken to a Coast Guard station and from there to Marin General Hospital. His condition was not immediately known.
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) - A high-tech startup is wading into the gun control debate with a cellphone controller that would allow gun owners to know when their weapon is being moved - and disable it remotely. There's no actual gun yet, but the technology from San Jose-based Yardarm Technologies comes at a time when lawmakers around the U.S. are considering contentious smart gun laws that would require new guns to include high-tech devices that limit who can fire them.
SANTA ROSA, Calif. (AP) - The unclaimed remains of 35 military veterans, including some from World War I, and two military wives have been given formal military burials in Northern California. The remains were escorted by 120 motorcycles from Santa Rosa to the Sacramento Valley National Cemetery in Dixon yesterday.
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