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Last Update on October 24, 2014 07:07 GMT

IN THE NEWS: APPLE PAY GLITCH

SAN JOSE, CALIF. (AP) -- Bank of America is apologizing for a glitch in the Apple Pay service. The bank says the problem caused some people to be double billed for things they bought with the new service launched just this week. A spokesman for the bank says the glitch involved about 1,000 transactions -- and that all duplicate charges will be refunded. For its part, Apple says "a very small number of Apple Pay users" were affected by the problem. Apple has boasted about the privacy and security features of the new service -- saying it does not store credit card account numbers or purchase information.

IN THE NEWS: FACEBOOK THREAT

PRATTVILLE, Ala. (AP) -- He didn't show up in court for a sentencing hearing. But what really got an Alabama man in trouble -- was that he decided to go on Facebook and taunt the police who were looking for him. The sheriff of Autauga County tells the Montgomery Advertiser newspaper that 24-year-old Marconi Tarantino was arrested Wednesday after authorities surrounded a home he was staying in. He was to be sentenced on burglary and theft of property charges.

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