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  • NY judge: US warrant can reach email in Ireland

    NY judge: US warrant can reach email in Ireland

    Thursday, July 31 2014 2:03 PM EDT2014-07-31 18:03:51 GMT
    A judge has ruled against Microsoft Corp., saying U.S. law enforcement can force the company to turn over emails it stores in Ireland.
    U.S. law enforcement can force Microsoft Corp. to turn over emails it stores in Ireland, a judge ruled in a case that technology companies have rallied around as they pursue billions of dollars in data storage business...
  • Target taps outsider as CEO for needed shakeup

    Target taps outsider as CEO for needed shakeup

    Thursday, July 31 2014 2:02 PM EDT2014-07-31 18:02:37 GMT
    Target has hired Pepsi executive Brian Cornell as its new chairman and CEO as it looks to recover from a huge data breach and troubles in Canada.
    Target is bringing in an outsider as its CEO for the first time as the retailer fights to redefine itself to American shoppers.
  • French company Iliad bidding for T-Mobile US

    French company Iliad bidding for T-Mobile US

    Thursday, July 31 2014 1:17 PM EDT2014-07-31 17:17:14 GMT
    French telecom company Iliad has made a bid for T-Mobile US, the country's fourth-largest cellphone company, according to a published report.
    T-Mobile US Inc. has another suitor on its hands. Upstart French telecom company Iliad SA on Thursday said it has offered $15 billion for a majority stake in the fourth-largest U.S. cellphone company.
  • Irish bookmaker apologizes for 2010 data breach

    Irish bookmaker apologizes for 2010 data breach

    Thursday, July 31 2014 1:17 PM EDT2014-07-31 17:17:07 GMT
    Irish betting company Paddy Power says it is notifying hundreds of thousands of customers that most of their profile information was stolen in 2010, but hackers did not gain their credit card details or log-in...
    Irish betting company Paddy Power announced Thursday it is notifying hundreds of thousands of customers that most of their profile information was stolen in 2010, but hackers did not gain their credit card details or...
  • See-through mice reveal details of inner anatomy

    See-through mice reveal details of inner anatomy

    Thursday, July 31 2014 1:15 PM EDT2014-07-31 17:15:54 GMT
    Researchers have found a way to make see-through mice, but you won't find these critters scampering in your kitchen.
    Researchers have found a way to make see-through mice, but you won't find these critters scampering in your kitchen.
  • Facebook's Internet.org expands in Zambia

    Facebook's Internet.org expands in Zambia

    Thursday, July 31 2014 11:31 AM EDT2014-07-31 15:31:47 GMT
    Facebook's Internet.org project is taking another step toward its goal of bringing the Internet to people who are not yet online with an app launching Thursday in Zambia.
    Facebook's Internet.org project is taking another step toward its goal of bringing the Internet to people who are not yet online, launching an app Thursday in Zambia.
  • Microsoft spreads Cortana abroad in Windows Phone

    Microsoft spreads Cortana abroad in Windows Phone

    Thursday, July 31 2014 11:25 AM EDT2014-07-31 15:25:11 GMT
    Microsoft is spreading its Cortana digital assistant abroad, starting with China and the U.K.
    Microsoft is spreading its Cortana digital assistant abroad, starting with China and the U.K.
  • Amazon to invest $2 bln to expand in India

    Amazon to invest $2 bln to expand in India

    Thursday, July 31 2014 11:15 AM EDT2014-07-31 15:15:54 GMT
    India's largest online e-commerce company, Flipkart, says it has raised $1 billion in new capital as the company gears up for competition with Amazon's push into the Indian market.
    The world's largest online retailer is facing off in India against a new name in e-commerce that was founded by former Amazon employees.
  • Tweet derails Cassidy DWI plea deal hearing

    Tweet derails Cassidy DWI plea deal hearing

    Thursday, July 31 2014 9:09 AM EDT2014-07-31 13:09:54 GMT
    A horse racing tweet prompted prosecutors to halt a court hearing at which a lawyer for seventies heartthrob David Cassidy was supposed to accept a plea deal on the singer's behalf.
    A horse racing tweet prompted prosecutors to halt a court hearing at which a lawyer for seventies heartthrob David Cassidy was supposed to accept a plea deal on the singer's behalf.
  • Samsung earns $6.1 billion, shares plunge

    Samsung earns $6.1 billion, shares plunge

    Thursday, July 31 2014 5:58 AM EDT2014-07-31 09:58:13 GMT
    Samsung earned $6.1 billion last quarter but investors were dissatisfied, sending its share price down 4 percent. The panoply of numbers in its earnings report for the April-June quarter show why.
    Samsung earned $6.1 billion last quarter but investors were dissatisfied, sending its share price down 4 percent. The panoply of numbers in its earnings report for the April-June quarter show why.
  • Alcatel loss narrows in 2Q but revenue stagnates

    Alcatel loss narrows in 2Q but revenue stagnates

    Thursday, July 31 2014 4:30 AM EDT2014-07-31 08:30:06 GMT
    Telcommunications equipment company Alcatel-Lucent SA says its net loss narrowed in the second quarter thanks to lower accounting charges, while revenue stagnated and restructuring charges mounted.
    Telecommunications equipment company Alcatel-Lucent SA says its net loss narrowed in the second quarter thanks to lower accounting charges, while revenue stagnated and restructuring charges mounted.
  • Sony surprises with first quarter profit

    Sony surprises with first quarter profit

    Thursday, July 31 2014 4:08 AM EDT2014-07-31 08:08:15 GMT
    Sony reported a surprise eightfold jump in quarterly profit as sales got a perk from a cheap yen and its bottom line was helped by gains from buildings and its stake in a video-game maker.
    Sony Corp. reported a surprise eightfold jump in quarterly profit Thursday as sales got a perk from a cheap yen and its bottom line was helped by gains from selling buildings and its stake in a video-game maker.
  • GOP: Lerner emails show bias against conservatives

    GOP: Lerner emails show bias against conservatives

    Thursday, July 31 2014 3:21 AM EDT2014-07-31 07:21:27 GMT
    Congressional investigators say this is why they want all of Lois Lerner's emails.
    Congressional investigators say this is why they want all of Lois Lerner's emails.
  • Probe exposes flaws behind HealthCare.gov rollout

    Probe exposes flaws behind HealthCare.gov rollout

    Thursday, July 31 2014 3:15 AM EDT2014-07-31 07:15:39 GMT
    Management failures by the Obama administration set the stage for computer woes that paralyzed the president's new health care program last fall, nonpartisan investigators said in a report released Wednesday.
    Management failures by the Obama administration set the stage for computer woes that paralyzed the president's new health care program last fall, nonpartisan investigators said in a report released Wednesday.
  • Twitter 2Q results soar, stock flies high

    Twitter 2Q results soar, stock flies high

    Thursday, July 31 2014 2:53 AM EDT2014-07-31 06:53:41 GMT
    Stronger-than-expected results pushed Twitter's stock sharply higher on Tuesday after the short messaging service said its revenue more than doubled in the second quarter.
    The little blue bird is flying high. Stronger-than-expected financial results pushed Twitter's stock sharply higher on Tuesday after the short messaging service said its revenue more than doubled in the second quarter.
  • Century-old pipe break points to national problem

    Century-old pipe break points to national problem

    Thursday, July 31 2014 2:35 AM EDT2014-07-31 06:35:13 GMT
    The quiet summer campus of UCLA found itself suddenly steeped in water and chaos after a major water pipe burst and spewed some eight million gallons, stranding people in parking garages and flooding the...
    The rupture of a nearly century-old water main that ripped a 15-foot hole through Sunset Boulevard and turned a swath of the University of California, Los Angeles, into a mucky mess points to the risks and expense many...
  • Asian markets drift after US Fed stays course

    Asian markets drift after US Fed stays course

    Thursday, July 31 2014 12:49 AM EDT2014-07-31 04:49:28 GMT
    Asian stocks extended gains Tuesday with the South Korean stock market closing at a three-year high ahead of U.S. and Chinese economic reports later this week.
    Asian stock markets were uninspired by an upbeat report on the U.S. economy, with most drifting lower Thursday after the U.S. Federal Reserve said it would make further cuts to its monetary stimulus as expected.
  • Samsung profit falls as smartphone sales slow

    Samsung profit falls as smartphone sales slow

    Thursday, July 31 2014 12:29 AM EDT2014-07-31 04:29:35 GMT
    Samsung Electronics Co. says its second-quarter profit dropped 20 percent as smartphone and tablet sales fell.
    Samsung Electronics Co. reported a bigger-than-expected fall in second quarter profit on Thursday and said it was uncertain if earnings from its handset business would improve in the current quarter.
  • Researchers: World Trade Center ship dates to 1773

    Researchers: World Trade Center ship dates to 1773

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 8:17 PM EDT2014-07-31 00:17:47 GMT
    Researchers say a ship unearthed at the site of New York's World Trade Center predates American independence.
    It's a ship tied to two critical points in American history: Sept. 11, 2001, and the eve of the Revolutionary War.
  • Annoying minor floods are increasing on US coasts

    Annoying minor floods are increasing on US coasts

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 6:56 PM EDT2014-07-30 22:56:45 GMT
    A new federal report says that along much of America's coasts, the type of flooding that is more annoying than dangerous has jumped more than fivefold in the last 50 years.
    Along much of America's coasts, the type of flooding that is more annoying than dangerous has jumped more than fivefold in the last 50 years, the federal government reported Monday.
  • AP PHOTOS: Coal-exporting town fights rising seas

    AP PHOTOS: Coal-exporting town fights rising seas

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 6:56 PM EDT2014-07-30 22:56:37 GMT
    Norfolk is trapped between the causes and consequences of global warming.
    Norfolk is trapped between the causes and consequences of global warming.
  • Corning donates $1.8M in parts for space telescope

    Corning donates $1.8M in parts for space telescope

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 6:56 PM EDT2014-07-30 22:56:26 GMT
    Corning Inc. has donated $1.8 million in high-tech components for a telescope a private group wants to launch into space.
    Corning Inc. has donated $1.8 million in high-tech components for a telescope a private group wants to launch into space.
  • Report: More acidic seawater poses risks in Alaska

    Report: More acidic seawater poses risks in Alaska

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 6:56 PM EDT2014-07-30 22:56:23 GMT
    The release of carbon dioxide into the air from factory smokestacks to the tailpipe on your car could pose a risk to red king crab and other lucrative fisheries in Alaska, a new report says.
    The release of carbon dioxide into the air from power plant smokestacks to the tailpipe on your car could pose a risk to red king crab and other lucrative fisheries in Alaska, a new report says.
  • Sanctions will damage Russia if not lifted quickly

    Sanctions will damage Russia if not lifted quickly

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 6:37 PM EDT2014-07-30 22:37:50 GMT
    Russia's central bank is promising to support financial institutions hit by U.S. sanctions as stocks took a tumble on opening in Moscow.
    U.S. and European sanctions against Russia's energy and finance sectors are strong enough to cause deep, long-lasting damage within months unless Moscow persuades the West to repeal them by withdrawing support for...
  • Analysts: Samsung phone shipments falter in 2Q

    Analysts: Samsung phone shipments falter in 2Q

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 5:56 PM EDT2014-07-30 21:56:47 GMT
    Samsung Electronics Co., the world's biggest maker of smartphones, saw its sales drop in the second quarter, a research firm said Tuesday.
    Samsung Electronics Co., the world's biggest maker of smartphones, saw its sales drop in the second quarter, a research firm said Tuesday.
  • Portland OKs Airbnb-type short-term rentals

    Portland OKs Airbnb-type short-term rentals

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 5:07 PM EDT2014-07-30 21:07:23 GMT
    The Portland, Oregon, City Council has voted to legalize short-term rentals in single-family homes, giving added legitimacy to rental websites such as Airbnb.
    The Portland City Council voted Wednesday to legalize short-term rentals in single-family homes, giving added legitimacy to rental websites such as Airbnb.
  • How Asana hopes to purge the scourge of email

    How Asana hopes to purge the scourge of email

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 4:57 PM EDT2014-07-30 20:57:25 GMT
    By The Associated Press Associated Press Asana is a service created to minimize the need for workplace email by serving as a one-stop shop for assigning work, sharing ideas, posting important...
    By The Associated Press Associated Press Asana is a service created to minimize the need for workplace email by serving as a one-stop shop for assigning work, sharing ideas, posting important updates and...
  • OKCupid, Facebook not alone in studying consumers

    OKCupid, Facebook not alone in studying consumers

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 4:57 PM EDT2014-07-30 20:57:09 GMT
    Think you're in control? Think again.
    Think you're in control? Think again.
  • Processing issue delays bar exam submissions

    Processing issue delays bar exam submissions

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 4:39 PM EDT2014-07-30 20:39:35 GMT
    Testing software provider ExamSoft Worldwide Inc. says a processing issue has caused a delay for some bar exam takers in multiple states in submitting their answers.
    Law school graduates sweated their way through the second and final day of their bar exams Wednesday, some relieved to see paper and pencil after running into a technical glitch that kept test takers in several states from...
  • A look at the EU's new sanctions against Russia

    A look at the EU's new sanctions against Russia

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 4:37 PM EDT2014-07-30 20:37:54 GMT
    The European Union's sanctions against Russia are bound to inflict pain on the country's ailing economy. While still narrowly targeted, they come as a warning shot to convince Moscow to change its Ukraine...
    The European Union's sanctions against Russia are bound to inflict pain on the country's ailing economy. While still narrowly targeted, they come as a warning shot to convince Moscow to change its Ukraine policies...
  • Ex-IRS official called conservatives 'crazies

    Ex-IRS official called conservatives 'crazies

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 3:56 PM EDT2014-07-30 19:56:34 GMT
    A former IRS official at the heart of the agency's tea party controversy called conservative Republicans "crazies" and more in emails released Wednesday.
    A former IRS official at the center of the agency's tea party controversy referred to some right-wing Republicans as "crazies" and more in emails released Wednesday. A key GOP lawmaker says the remarks show that Lois...
  • China investigating Microsoft in monopoly case

    China investigating Microsoft in monopoly case

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 2:07 PM EDT2014-07-30 18:07:22 GMT
    China's anti-monopoly agency announced an investigation Tuesday of Microsoft Corp., stepping up regulatory pressure on foreign technology companies.
    China's anti-monopoly agency announced an investigation Tuesday of Microsoft Corp., stepping up regulatory pressure on foreign technology companies.
  • Professors object to FAA restrictions on drone use

    Professors object to FAA restrictions on drone use

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 2:07 PM EDT2014-07-30 18:07:19 GMT
    Thirty university and college professors say government restrictions on the use of small drones are likely to stifle academic research.
    University and college professors are complaining that government restrictions on the use of small drones are likely to stifle academic research.
  • Samsung postpones launch of Tizen smartphone

    Samsung postpones launch of Tizen smartphone

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 2:07 PM EDT2014-07-30 18:07:15 GMT
    Samsung Electronics Co. says it is delaying sales of its first Tizen-powered smartphone.
    Samsung Electronics Co. said Monday it is delaying sales of its first Tizen-powered smartphone in the latest setback to the company's ambition to create a mobile platform to rival Google's Android or Apple's iOS.
  • 2 tabloid journalists charged with phone hacking

    2 tabloid journalists charged with phone hacking

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 1:11 PM EDT2014-07-30 17:11:34 GMT
    British police have charged two former senior journalists at the now-defunct News of the World tabloid with conspiring to hack phones.
    British police have charged two former senior journalists at the now-defunct News of the World tabloid with conspiring to hack phones.
  • Former IRS official called GOP 'crazies' in email

    Former IRS official called GOP 'crazies' in email

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 1:09 PM EDT2014-07-30 17:09:10 GMT
    A former IRS official at the heart of the agency's tea party controversial called Republicans "crazies" and more in newly released emails.
    A former IRS official at the heart of the agency's tea party controversy called Republicans "crazies" and more in newly released emails.
  • Billions of GI Bill funds go to for-profit schools

    Billions of GI Bill funds go to for-profit schools

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 9:27 AM EDT2014-07-30 13:27:13 GMT
    Iraq and Afghanistan veterans have flocked to for-profit colleges, including a troubled chain that is closing or selling its campuses amid a series of federal and state investigations.
    Iraq and Afghanistan veterans have flocked to for-profit colleges, including a troubled chain that is closing or selling its campuses amid a series of federal and state investigations.
  • The man responsible for Hilton's grand turnaround

    The man responsible for Hilton's grand turnaround

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 7:19 AM EDT2014-07-30 11:19:07 GMT
    Nearly every weekend, Chris Nassetta is cooking in his family's oversized kitchen, outfitted with two commercial-grade refrigerators, three sinks and a deep fryer.
    Nearly every weekend, Chris Nassetta is cooking in his family's oversized kitchen, outfitted with two commercial-grade refrigerators, three sinks and a deep fryer.
  • Britain to test driverless cars next year

    Britain to test driverless cars next year

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 7:06 AM EDT2014-07-30 11:06:23 GMT
    British officials says driverless cars will be tested on roads in as many as three cities in a trial program to begin in January
    British officials says driverless cars will be tested on roads in as many as three cities in a trial program to begin in January
  • Nintendo reports loss on shaky Wii U sales

    Nintendo reports loss on shaky Wii U sales

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 5:35 AM EDT2014-07-30 09:35:58 GMT
    Nintendo Co. sank to a worse-than-expected loss for the fiscal first quarter on lagging Wii U video-game machine sales.
    Nintendo Co. sank to a worse-than-expected loss for the fiscal first quarter on lagging Wii U and 3DS video-game machine sales.
  • West seeks to inflict more economic pain on Russia

    West seeks to inflict more economic pain on Russia

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 2:27 AM EDT2014-07-30 06:27:34 GMT
    U.S. and European officials hope a new round of sanctions targeting energy and defense entities, as well as major banks, will deepen Russia's economic pain and force President Vladimir Putin to end provocations...
    Citing Russia's stalled growth rate and a flow of foreign capital out of Moscow, U.S. and European officials hope a new round of sanctions targeting energy and defense entities, as well as major banks, will deepen...
  • US, Europe impose tough new sanctions on Russia

    US, Europe impose tough new sanctions on Russia

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 6:53 PM EDT2014-07-29 22:53:08 GMT
    European Union ambassadors are meeting to discuss a dramatic toughening of the trade bloc's sanctions against Russia.
    Spurred to action by the downing of the Malaysian airliner, the European Union approved dramatically tougher economic sanctions Tuesday against Russia, including an arms embargo and restrictions on state-owned banks....
  • Admiral: World getting 'numb' to NKorean missiles

    Admiral: World getting 'numb' to NKorean missiles

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 5:48 PM EDT2014-07-29 21:48:47 GMT
    The admiral in charge of U.S. forces in the Pacific says North Korea may be lulling the world into largely accepting its advances in missile technology.
    Amid concerns about its development and testing of nuclear weapons, North Korea may be lulling the world into largely accepting its advances in missile technology, the admiral in charge of American forces in Asia and the...
  • Institute: NKorea upgrading rocket launch site

    Institute: NKorea upgrading rocket launch site

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 3:41 PM EDT2014-07-29 19:41:26 GMT
    A U.S. research institute says North Korea is upgrading its main rocket launch site and has conducted a series of engine tests as it develops a mobile, intercontinental missile that could threaten the U.S.
    North Korea is upgrading its main rocket launch site and has conducted a series of engine tests as it develops a mobile, intercontinental missile that could increase the threat it poses to the United States, a U.S....
  • Cellphone unlocking set to become legal again

    Cellphone unlocking set to become legal again

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 12:42 PM EDT2014-07-29 16:42:15 GMT
    Congress has passed a bill that makes it legal to "unlock" cellphones so the devices can -at least in some instances- be used on other carriers.
    Congress passed a bill Friday that makes it legal to "unlock" cellphones so the devices can -at least in some instances- be used on other carriers.
  • Lyft says it's starting New York City service

    Lyft says it's starting New York City service

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 12:42 PM EDT2014-07-29 16:42:00 GMT
    The on-demand ride-sharing app Lyft says it is starting limited service in New York City after reaching agreement with state and city officials to resolve regulatory issues.
    The on-demand ride-sharing app Lyft planned to start limited service in New York City on Friday night after reaching agreement with officials to resolve regulatory issues that prompted a lawsuit by the state.
  • EU antitrust body clears Apple's $3bn Beats deal

    EU antitrust body clears Apple's $3bn Beats deal

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 12:41 PM EDT2014-07-29 16:41:49 GMT
    The European Union's antitrust authority has cleared Apple's $3 billion deal to buy Beats Electronics, which makes headphones and offers music streaming services.
    The European Union's antitrust authority has cleared Apple's $3 billion deal to buy Beats Electronics, which makes headphones and offers music streaming services.
  • Comic-Con gets first look at 'Mockingjay' trailer

    Comic-Con gets first look at 'Mockingjay' trailer

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 12:41 PM EDT2014-07-29 16:41:22 GMT
    The trailer for the next film in the popular "Hunger Games" series is making its premiere at Comic-Con.
    The trailer for the next film in the popular "Hunger Games" series is making its premiere at Comic-Con.
  • Caught on radar: Beer-loving bugs swarm in Midwest

    Caught on radar: Beer-loving bugs swarm in Midwest

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 9:10 AM EDT2014-07-29 13:10:16 GMT
    Mayflies have begun hatching in the Mississippi River, emerging from the water in swarms that show up on radar like thunderstorms, coat roads and other surfaces and leave behind a slimy mess.
    Mayflies have begun emerging from the Mississippi River in swarms that show up on radar like thunderstorms, coat roads and leave behind slimy messes. They've already been blamed for at least one car crash this week in...
  • North Dakota industrial fire cleanup to take weeks

    North Dakota industrial fire cleanup to take weeks

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 9:10 AM EDT2014-07-29 13:10:13 GMT
    Cleanup efforts at the still-smoking site of an oil field supply company in North Dakota that caught fire earlier this week could take weeks, an Environmental Protection Agency Official said Friday.
    Cleanup efforts at the still-smoking site of an oil field supply company in North Dakota that caught fire earlier this week could take weeks, an Environmental Protection Agency Official said Friday.
  • Lake Huron fishery recovers, but anglers skeptical

    Lake Huron fishery recovers, but anglers skeptical

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 9:10 AM EDT2014-07-29 13:10:09 GMT
    Lake Huron's fish populations are bouncing back after a collapse of two key species more than a decade ago. But state biologists and industry leaders say many anglers remain unconvinced.
    More than a decade after its prized chinook salmon crashed, Lake Huron is fertile fishing territory once more, with fast-growing populations of native species such as walleye and lake trout, biologists say. Now the...
  • US plans wide seismic testing of sea floor

    US plans wide seismic testing of sea floor

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 9:10 AM EDT2014-07-29 13:10:03 GMT
    The federal government is planning to use sound blasting to conduct research on the ocean floor along most of the East Coast, using technology similar to that which spawned a court battle between environmentalists...
    The federal government is planning to use sound blasting to conduct research on the ocean floor along most of the East Coast, using technology similar to that which spawned a court battle between environmentalists and...
  • Asia stocks rise modestly ahead of US, China data

    Asia stocks rise modestly ahead of US, China data

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 1:00 AM EDT2014-07-29 05:00:02 GMT
    Asian stock markets were mostly higher Monday, shrugging off jitters about stiffer Western sanctions against Russia, after China reported strong corporate profits.
    Asian stock markets posted modest gains Tuesday as investors treaded cautiously ahead of U.S. and Chinese economic reports later this week.
  • Judge OKs record-setting $2B sale of Clippers

    Judge OKs record-setting $2B sale of Clippers

    Monday, July 28 2014 9:39 PM EDT2014-07-29 01:39:08 GMT
    Only final arguments and a ruling remain in the trial to determine whether Donald Sterling's estranged wife can sell the Los Angeles Clippers to former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer for $2 billion.
    Embattled Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling lost his attempt to block the $2 billion sale of the team to former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer.
  • LeBron deep-sixes number; will be No. 23 with Cavs

    LeBron deep-sixes number; will be No. 23 with Cavs

    Monday, July 28 2014 3:19 PM EDT2014-07-28 19:19:33 GMT
    By The Associated Press LeBron James will go back to wearing jersey No. 23 in his return to Cleveland.
    By The Associated Press LeBron James will go back to wearing jersey No. 23 in his return to Cleveland.
  • Sarah Palin launches online subscription channel

    Sarah Palin launches online subscription channel

    Monday, July 28 2014 2:46 PM EDT2014-07-28 18:46:36 GMT
    Sarah Palin is starting her own subscription-based online network.
    Sarah Palin has started her own subscription-based online network.
  • Zillow buying Trulia to build real estate titan

    Zillow buying Trulia to build real estate titan

    Monday, July 28 2014 1:26 PM EDT2014-07-28 17:26:12 GMT
    Zillow and Trulia, two companies that changed the way people shop for homes, are combining.
    Zillow and Trulia, two companies that changed the way people shop for homes, are combining.
  • Amazon shares fall on 2Q loss

    Amazon shares fall on 2Q loss

    Monday, July 28 2014 12:15 PM EDT2014-07-28 16:15:26 GMT
    Amazon.com Inc. (AMZN) on Thursday reported a bigger loss in its second quarter, and missed analysts' expectations.
    Shares of Amazon.com Inc. fell Thursday after the e-commerce retailer reported a deeper-than-expected second quarter loss as expenses outpaced a surge in revenue.
  • Zillow buying Trulia to make real estate titan

    Zillow buying Trulia to make real estate titan

    Monday, July 28 2014 10:34 AM EDT2014-07-28 14:34:48 GMT
    Real estate website operator Zillow is buying competitor Trulia in a $3.5 billion all-stock deal.
    Real estate website operator Zillow is buying rival Trulia in a $3.5 billion deal that would make the biggest player in the online real estate market.
  • Amazon worker piloted drone around Space Needle

    Amazon worker piloted drone around Space Needle

    Monday, July 28 2014 9:35 AM EDT2014-07-28 13:35:32 GMT
    Police say an out-of-town Amazon employee was the operator behind a drone that buzzed the Seattle Space Needle this week.
    An Amazon.com employee from out of town was the operator of a drone that buzzed the Seattle Space Needle this week, police said.
  • US companies increasingly fish for growth overseas

    US companies increasingly fish for growth overseas

    Monday, July 28 2014 6:26 AM EDT2014-07-28 10:26:27 GMT
    Major U.S. companies are starting to reap their most rapid growth in fertile lands of opportunity far from home.
    Major U.S. companies are starting to reap their most rapid growth in fertile lands of opportunity far from home.
  • Fukushima study: Think about unthinkable disasters

    Fukushima study: Think about unthinkable disasters

    Monday, July 28 2014 12:17 AM EDT2014-07-28 04:17:55 GMT
    A U.S. science advisory report says a key lesson from Japan's Fukushima nuclear accident is that the nation's nuclear industry needs to focus more on the highly unlikely but super-serious worst case scenarios.
    A U.S. science advisory report says Japan's Fukushima nuclear accident offers a key lesson to the nation's nuclear industry: Focus more on the highly unlikely but worst case scenarios.
  • Wyoming cave with fossil secrets to be excavated

    Wyoming cave with fossil secrets to be excavated

    Monday, July 28 2014 12:16 AM EDT2014-07-28 04:16:20 GMT
    For the first time in more than 30 years, paleontologists are preparing excavate a sinkhole-type cave in northern Wyoming that contains the ancient remains of tens of thousands of animals.
    For the first time in three decades, scientists are about to revisit one of North America's most remarkable troves of ancient fossils: the bones of tens of thousands of animals piled at least 30 feet deep at the bottom...
  • BSkyB to create multinational European TV network

    BSkyB to create multinational European TV network

    Sunday, July 27 2014 10:34 PM EDT2014-07-28 02:34:52 GMT
    London-based satellite broadcaster BSkyB has announced agreements to purchase Sky Italia and 57 percent of Sky Deutschland from 21st Century Fox.
    London-based pay TV network BSkyB has agreed to take control of its sister companies in Italy and Germany, creating a multinational European broadcaster. The deal could have a wider impact on the media industry, giving...
  • 'Avengers' unleash 'Ultron' footage at Comic-Con

    'Avengers' unleash 'Ultron' footage at Comic-Con

    Sunday, July 27 2014 12:05 PM EDT2014-07-27 16:05:07 GMT
    Several members of "The Avengers" descended on Comic-Con on Saturday to debut the first footage from the upcoming superhero sequel.
    Several members of "The Avengers" descended on Comic-Con on Saturday to debut the first footage from the upcoming superhero sequel.
  • Baidu profit up 34 percent as mobile service grows

    Baidu profit up 34 percent as mobile service grows

    Sunday, July 27 2014 9:44 AM EDT2014-07-27 13:44:56 GMT
    Baidu Inc., which operates China's most popular search engine, says its quarterly profit rose 34 percent over a year earlier as its mobile business grew.
    Baidu Inc., which operates China's most popular search engine, said Friday its quarterly profit rose 34 percent over a year earlier as its mobile business grew.
  • Report: China to declare Qualcomm a monopoly

    Report: China to declare Qualcomm a monopoly

    Sunday, July 27 2014 9:44 AM EDT2014-07-27 13:44:53 GMT
    A government newspaper says Chinese regulators have concluded Qualcomm Inc., one of the biggest makers of chips used in mobile devices, has a monopoly.
    Chinese regulators have concluded Qualcomm Inc., one of the biggest makers of chips used in mobile devices, has a monopoly, a government newspaper reported Friday.
  • Facebook 2Q earnings, revenue soar

    Facebook 2Q earnings, revenue soar

    Sunday, July 27 2014 9:44 AM EDT2014-07-27 13:44:46 GMT
    Facebook Inc. (FB) on Wednesday reported profit that more than doubled in its second quarter, and topped analysts' expectations.
    Facebook is on a roll. The world's largest online social network posted sharply higher earnings on Wednesday as revenue from mobile advertising continued to grow, and more people used it, more often.
  • Nokia sees brighter future without handset unit

    Nokia sees brighter future without handset unit

    Saturday, July 26 2014 6:54 PM EDT2014-07-26 22:54:16 GMT
    Telecommunications and wireless equipment maker Nokia Corp. says second-quarter profit rose 20 percent to 213 million euros ($285 million) on the back of improved profitability of its key networks unit.
    There is life after mobile phones for Nokia.
  • Threat against US Open of Surfing leads to arrest

    Threat against US Open of Surfing leads to arrest

    Saturday, July 26 2014 4:54 PM EDT2014-07-26 20:54:09 GMT
    Police in Southern California have arrested a 16-year-old boy who made a threat on social media against this weekend's U.S. Open of Surfing.
    Police in Southern California have arrested a 16-year-old boy who made a threat on social media against this weekend's U.S. Open of Surfing.
  • APNewsBreak: Study recommends inmate immunity test

    APNewsBreak: Study recommends inmate immunity test

    Saturday, July 26 2014 4:23 PM EDT2014-07-26 20:23:45 GMT
    Federal experts are recommending that California test inmates for immunity to a sometimes fatal soil-borne fungus before incarcerating them at two Central Valley state prisons where the disease has killed nearly...
    Federal experts are recommending that California test inmates for immunity to a sometimes fatal soil-borne fungus before incarcerating them at two Central Valley state prisons where the disease has killed nearly three...
  • Northwest wildlife refuges to phase out pesticide

    Northwest wildlife refuges to phase out pesticide

    Friday, July 25 2014 4:10 PM EDT2014-07-25 20:10:01 GMT
    Federal wildlife refuges in the Northwest and Hawaii will phase out a class of pesticides that are chemically similar to nicotine because they pose a threat to bees and other pollinators key to crop growth.
    Federal wildlife refuges in the Northwest and Hawaii will phase out a class of pesticides that are chemically similar to nicotine because they pose a threat to bees and other pollinators key to crop growth.
  • Social Security's $300M IT project doesn't work

    Social Security's $300M IT project doesn't work

    Friday, July 25 2014 2:15 PM EDT2014-07-25 18:15:48 GMT
    After spending nearly $300 million on a new computer system to handle disability claims, the Social Security Administration still can't get it to work. And officials can't say when it will.
    After spending nearly $300 million on a new computer system to handle disability claims, the Social Security Administration still can't get it to work. And officials can't say when it will.
  • At 101, weather observer gets a place in the sun

    At 101, weather observer gets a place in the sun

    Friday, July 25 2014 2:07 PM EDT2014-07-25 18:07:29 GMT
    It takes only a couple of minutes, twice a day, but 101-year-old Richard Hendrickson is fiercely proud that he has done the same thing for his country and community nearly every day since Herbert Hoover was in the...
    It takes only a couple of minutes, twice a day, but 101-year-old Richard Hendrickson is fiercely proud that he has done the same thing for his country and community nearly every day since Herbert Hoover was in the White...
  • World breaks monthly heat record 2 times in a row

    World breaks monthly heat record 2 times in a row

    Friday, July 25 2014 2:06 PM EDT2014-07-25 18:06:57 GMT
    The globe is on a hot streak, setting a heat record in June. That's after the world broke a record in May.
    The globe is on a hot streak, setting a heat record in June. That's after the world broke a record in May.
  • NASA names building for moonwalker Neil Armstrong

    NASA names building for moonwalker Neil Armstrong

    Friday, July 25 2014 2:06 PM EDT2014-07-25 18:06:24 GMT
    By MALCOLM RITTER AP Science Writer NASA has honored one of its most famous astronauts by renaming a key building at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida.
    By MALCOLM RITTER AP Science Writer NASA honored one of its most famous astronauts Monday by renaming a historic building at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida.
  • Obama commemorates moon landing's 45th anniversary

    Obama commemorates moon landing's 45th anniversary

    Friday, July 25 2014 2:06 PM EDT2014-07-25 18:06:08 GMT
    This week's 45th anniversary of man's first landing on the moon is being celebrated at the White House.
    This week's 45th anniversary of man's first landing on the moon is being celebrated at the White House.
  • Audit: NASA doesn't have the money for big rockets

    Audit: NASA doesn't have the money for big rockets

    Friday, July 25 2014 2:05 PM EDT2014-07-25 18:05:58 GMT
    Federal auditors say NASA doesn't have enough money to start launching its new, $12 billion rocket program by the end of 2017 as planned.
    NASA doesn't have enough money to get its new, $12 billion rocket system off the ground by the end of 2017 as planned, federal auditors say.
  • US wildlife officials propose limiting snake trade

    US wildlife officials propose limiting snake trade

    Friday, July 25 2014 2:05 PM EDT2014-07-25 18:05:35 GMT
    Federal wildlife officials recently proposed strict nationwide limits on importing and shipping boa constrictors and four other snake species in an effort to prevent them from being introduced into the wild.
    Federal wildlife officials recently proposed strict nationwide limits on importing and shipping boa constrictors and four other snake species in an effort to prevent them from being introduced into the wild.
  • LG Electronics says 2Q profit more than doubled

    LG Electronics says 2Q profit more than doubled

    Friday, July 25 2014 10:43 AM EDT2014-07-25 14:43:11 GMT
    LG Electronics Inc. said Thursday its quarterly profit more than doubled as its mobile division ended three quarters of losses.
    LG Electronics Inc. reported a forecast-beating quarterly profit Thursday and gave an upbeat outlook for smartphone profitability as its mobile division ended a streak of losses.
  • Scientists make love, war weapons in 'Manhattan'

    Scientists make love, war weapons in 'Manhattan'

    Friday, July 25 2014 9:53 AM EDT2014-07-25 13:53:21 GMT
    Writer-producer Sam Shaw was grappling with how to craft a TV drama about the war on terror and the price it exacts from those who keep its secrets.
    Writer-producer Sam Shaw was grappling with how to craft a TV drama about the war on terror and the price it exacts from those who keep its secrets.
  • Twitter admits to diversity problem in workforce

    Twitter admits to diversity problem in workforce

    Thursday, July 24 2014 11:06 PM EDT2014-07-25 03:06:54 GMT
    Twitter is acknowledging that it has been hiring too many white and Asian men to fill high-paying technology jobs, just like several other major companies in Silicon Valley.
    Twitter acknowledged that it has been hiring too many white and Asian men to fill high-paying technology jobs, just like several other major companies in Silicon Valley.
  • Cheaper wireless plans cut into AT&T 2Q profit

    Cheaper wireless plans cut into AT&T 2Q profit

    Thursday, July 24 2014 11:05 PM EDT2014-07-25 03:05:58 GMT
    AT&T Inc. on Wednesday posted lower net income for the latest quarter due to cheaper cellphone plans it introduced as a response to aggressive pricing from smaller competitor T-Mobile US.
    AT&T Inc. on Wednesday posted lower net income for the latest quarter due to cheaper cellphone plans it introduced as a response to aggressive pricing from smaller competitor T-Mobile US.
  • NYC official: Thieves got into 1K StubHub accounts

    NYC official: Thieves got into 1K StubHub accounts

    Thursday, July 24 2014 11:05 PM EDT2014-07-25 03:05:13 GMT
    A law enforcement official and online marketplace StubHub say cyber thieves got into more than 1,000 customers' accounts and fraudulently bought tickets for events.
    Some of the hottest tickets in town - to Broadway hits, Jay-Z and Justin Timberlake concerts, a New York Yankees-Boston Red Sox game - were snapped up by an international ring of cyber thieves who commandeered more than...
  • Apple post biggest earnings gain in nearly 2 years

    Apple post biggest earnings gain in nearly 2 years

    Thursday, July 24 2014 11:04 PM EDT2014-07-25 03:04:24 GMT
    Apple's growth prospects are looking brighter as anticipation builds for the upcoming release of the next iPhone, a model that is expected to cater to consumers yearning for a bigger screen.
    Apple's growth prospects are looking brighter as anticipation builds for the upcoming release of the next iPhone, a model that is expected to cater to consumers yearning for a bigger screen.
  • 10 Things to Know for Friday

    10 Things to Know for Friday

    Thursday, July 24 2014 9:13 PM EDT2014-07-25 01:13:09 GMT
    By The Associated Press Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:
    By The Associated Press Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Friday:
  • Texas governor's startup fund is not all it seems

    Texas governor's startup fund is not all it seems

    Thursday, July 24 2014 2:34 PM EDT2014-07-24 18:34:51 GMT
    Texas Gov. Rick Perry has distributed $205 million in taxpayer money to scores of technology startups using a pet program designed to bring high-paying jobs and innovation to the nation's second most-populous...
    Texas Gov. Rick Perry has distributed $205 million in taxpayer money to scores of technology startups using a pet program designed to bring high-paying jobs and innovation to the nation's second most-populous state.
  • UK: Former reporter sentenced for phone hacking

    UK: Former reporter sentenced for phone hacking

    Thursday, July 24 2014 8:47 AM EDT2014-07-24 12:47:14 GMT
    A former British tabloid reporter was given a 10-month suspended prison sentence Thursday for his role in the long-running phone hacking scandal that shook Rupert Murdoch's media empire.
    A former British tabloid reporter was given a 10-month suspended prison sentence Thursday for his role in the long-running phone hacking scandal that shook Rupert Murdoch's media empire.
  • European Central Bank hit by data theft

    European Central Bank hit by data theft

    Thursday, July 24 2014 5:54 AM EDT2014-07-24 09:54:19 GMT
    The European Central Bank says contact data have been stolen from a database that serves its public website, though it's stressing that no internal systems or market-sensitive data were compromised.
    The European Central Bank said Thursday that email addresses and other contact information have been stolen from a database that serves its public website, though it stressed that no internal systems or market-sensitive...
  • Microsoft CEO sees 'bold' plan as 4Q tops Street

    Microsoft CEO sees 'bold' plan as 4Q tops Street

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 9:05 PM EDT2014-07-24 01:05:13 GMT
    Microsoft is reporting fourth-quarter earnings that came in below analyst expectations, as it took a hit from the Nokia devices business that it bought in April.
    Microsoft Corp. CEO Satya Nadella painted an upbeat vision of the future Tuesday, saying that the next version of Windows will be unified across screens of all sizes and that two money-losing units - Nokia phones and Bing...
  • Fire season in West expected to get more intense

    Fire season in West expected to get more intense

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 7:31 PM EDT2014-07-23 23:31:11 GMT
    Despite widespread drought in the West, wildfires have burned less than half the 10-year average area so far this summer.
    Despite widespread drought in the West and expectations of an above-average wildfire season, wildfires have burned less than half the 10-year average area so far this summer.
  • Fans hop aboard exclusive train to Comic-Con

    Fans hop aboard exclusive train to Comic-Con

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 6:33 PM EDT2014-07-23 22:33:07 GMT
    For a lucky fellowship of fans, Comic-Con is beginning early on a private train car trekking to the pop-culture convention.
    For a lucky fellowship of fans, Comic-Con is beginning early on a private train car trekking to the pop-culture convention.
  • NBA player seeks tips on suspect in aunt's death

    NBA player seeks tips on suspect in aunt's death

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 6:13 PM EDT2014-07-23 22:13:48 GMT
    Los Angeles Clippers forward Matt Barnes is asking for the public's help to track down the man police say killed his aunt in Northern California.
    Los Angeles Clippers forward Matt Barnes is asking for the public's help to track down the man police say killed his aunt in Northern California.
  • Social Security spent $300M on 'IT boondoggle'

    Social Security spent $300M on 'IT boondoggle'

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 5:01 PM EDT2014-07-23 21:01:57 GMT
    Six years ago the Social Security Administration embarked on an aggressive plan to replace outdated computer systems overwhelmed by a growing flood of disability claims. Nearly $300 million later, the new system is...
    Six years ago the Social Security Administration embarked on an aggressive plan to replace outdated computer systems overwhelmed by a growing flood of disability claims. Nearly $300 million later, the new system is nowhere...
  • Awarded a Pell Grant? Better double-check

    Awarded a Pell Grant? Better double-check

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 4:45 PM EDT2014-07-23 20:45:32 GMT
    Potentially tens of thousands of students awarded a Pell Grant or other need-based federal aid for the coming school year could find it taken away because of a mistake in filling out the form.
    Potentially tens of thousands of students awarded a Pell Grant or other need-based federal aid for the coming school year could find it taken away because of a mistake in filling out the form.
  • Protect yourself from identity theft

    Protect yourself from identity theft

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 4:45 PM EDT2014-07-23 20:45:25 GMT
    It's an almost weekly occurrence: On Tuesday, Goodwill said its computer systems may have been hacked, leading to the possible theft of customers' credit and debit card information. The nonprofit agency,...
    It's an almost weekly occurrence: On Tuesday, Goodwill said its computer systems may have been hacked, leading to the possible theft of customers' credit and debit card information. The nonprofit agency, which...
  • Target debuts an image-recognition shopping app

    Target debuts an image-recognition shopping app

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 4:45 PM EDT2014-07-23 20:45:19 GMT
    Target is introducing an app that lets users purchase items after scanning magazine ads with their smartphones. It's the latest offering from retailers looking to boost sales with the use of improving...
    Target is introducing an app that lets users purchase items after scanning magazine ads with their smartphones. It's the latest offering from retailers looking to boost sales with the use of improving image-recognition...
  • Comcast 2Q earnings top views on Internet hookups

    Comcast 2Q earnings top views on Internet hookups

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 2:55 PM EDT2014-07-23 18:55:29 GMT
    Comcast Corp.'s second-quarter net income rose 15 percent to nearly $2 billion as it added high-speed Internet customers at a faster pace than a year ago and video subscriber losses moderated.
    Comcast's second-quarter net income rose 15 percent to nearly $2 billion as it added high-speed Internet customers at a faster pace and video subscriber losses moderated.
  • Goodwill, feds investigate possible data breach

    Goodwill, feds investigate possible data breach

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 12:53 PM EDT2014-07-23 16:53:32 GMT
    Nonprofit organization Goodwill Industries Inc. is working with federal officials to investigate a possible security breach.
    Nonprofit organization Goodwill Industries Inc. is working with federal officials to investigate a possible security breach.
  • 4-day Comic Con festival kicks off in San Diego

    4-day Comic Con festival kicks off in San Diego

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 10:55 AM EDT2014-07-23 14:55:20 GMT
    Like Batman responding to a beaming Bat signal in the sky, pop-culture fans are streaming to San Diego for the 45th annual Comic-Con pop culture extravaganza.
    Like Batman responding to a beaming Bat signal in the sky, fans are streaming to San Diego for the 45th annual Comic-Con pop culture extravaganza.
  • Israel, Hamas battle over public opinion online

    Israel, Hamas battle over public opinion online

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 7:22 AM EDT2014-07-23 11:22:53 GMT
    Beyond the boom of Israeli airstrikes and the stream of rockets fired from Gaza, Israel and Hamas are also battling to control the message emanating from this latest Israeli-Palestinian conflagration.
    Beyond the boom of Israeli airstrikes and the stream of rockets fired from Gaza, Israel and Hamas are also battling to control the message emanating from this latest Israeli-Palestinian conflagration.
  • Ultra high definition TVs boost LG Display profit

    Ultra high definition TVs boost LG Display profit

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 4:03 AM EDT2014-07-23 08:03:43 GMT
    LG Display Co. says its earnings for the April-June quarter more than doubled thanks to improved demand for ultra-high-definition TVs.
    LG Display Co. said profit for the April-June quarter more than doubled as a stronger won reduced the value of its foreign debt and the World Cup boosted demand for ultra-high-definition TVs.
  • AP source: Thieves got into 1K StubHub accounts

    AP source: Thieves got into 1K StubHub accounts

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 11:24 PM EDT2014-07-23 03:24:04 GMT
    A law enforcement official and online marketplace StubHub say cyber thieves got into more than 1,000 customers' accounts and fraudulently bought tickets for events.
    Cyber thieves got into more than 1,000 StubHub customers' accounts and fraudulently bought tickets for events through the online ticket reseller, a law enforcement official and the company said Tuesday.
  • Netflix tops 50M subscribers as 2Q earnings soar

    Netflix tops 50M subscribers as 2Q earnings soar

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 7:51 PM EDT2014-07-22 23:51:12 GMT
    Netflix's second-quarter earnings more than doubled as new episodes from one of its hit series helped the Internet video service surpass 50 million worldwide subscribers for the first time.
    Netflix's second-quarter earnings more than doubled as new episodes from a hit series helped the Internet video service surpass 50 million worldwide subscribers for the first time.
  • LinkedIn to buy ad tech company Bizo for $175M

    LinkedIn to buy ad tech company Bizo for $175M

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 5:54 PM EDT2014-07-22 21:54:12 GMT
    LinkedIn says it is spending $175 million to buy Bizo, a provider of advertising technology and measurement services aimed at professionals.
    LinkedIn Corp. is spending $175 million to buy Bizo, a provider of advertising technology and measurement services aimed at professionals.
  • Oops! EPA goes off topic, tweets about Kardashian

    Oops! EPA goes off topic, tweets about Kardashian

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 4:23 PM EDT2014-07-22 20:23:20 GMT
    The Environmental Protection Agency's fight to clean up water pollution is getting a splash of pop culture, thanks to a flub involving reality TV star Kim Kardashian.
    The Environmental Protection Agency's fight to clean up water pollution got a splash of pop culture Tuesday, thanks to an Internet flub involving reality TV star Kim Kardashian.
  • Police: Woman posted selfies in stolen dress

    Police: Woman posted selfies in stolen dress

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 12:51 PM EDT2014-07-22 16:51:17 GMT
    Police investigating the theft of clothing and jewelry from a southern Illinois boutique say they arrested a woman after she posted Facebook photos of herself wearing one of the stolen items.
    Police investigating the theft of clothing and jewelry from a southern Illinois boutique say they arrested a woman after she posted Facebook photos of herself wearing one of the stolen items.
  • Verizon launches rewards program with tracking

    Verizon launches rewards program with tracking

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 12:20 PM EDT2014-07-22 16:20:52 GMT
    Verizon Wireless is launching a nationwide loyalty program this week for its 100-million-plus subscribers. There's a twist, though: To earn points for every dollar spent, subscribers must consent to have their...
    Verizon Wireless is launching a nationwide loyalty program this week for its 100-million-plus subscribers. There's a twist, though: To earn points for every dollar spent, subscribers must consent to have their...
  • 'X-Men' VR experience coming to Comic-Con

    'X-Men' VR experience coming to Comic-Con

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 10:52 AM EDT2014-07-22 14:52:02 GMT
    Comic-Con attendees will have a once-in-a-lifetime chance to enter the mind of Professor X.
    Comic-Con attendees will have a once-in-a-lifetime chance to enter the mind of Professor X.
  • Verizon 2Q profit rises 93 percent

    Verizon 2Q profit rises 93 percent

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 9:03 AM EDT2014-07-22 13:03:55 GMT
    Verizon is reporting that its second-quarter earnings nearly doubled after securing full ownership of Verizon Wireless.
    Verizon reported Tuesday that its second-quarter earnings nearly doubled after it secured full ownership of Verizon Wireless.
  • Axed Nokia X phones suffered from lack of identity

    Axed Nokia X phones suffered from lack of identity

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 7:22 AM EDT2014-07-22 11:22:00 GMT
    The Nokia X phones that Microsoft discontinued this week blend two rival operating systems, but leave out the best of each.
    The Nokia X phones that Microsoft discontinued this week blend two rival operating systems, but leave out the best of each.
  • Verizon boosts FiOS uploads to match downloads

    Verizon boosts FiOS uploads to match downloads

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 7:21 AM EDT2014-07-22 11:21:54 GMT
    Verizon is boosting the upload speeds of nearly all its FiOS connections to match the download speeds, vastly shortening the time it takes for subscribers to send videos and back up their files online.
    Verizon is boosting the upload speeds of nearly all its FiOS connections to match the download speeds, vastly shortening the time it takes for subscribers to send videos and back up their files online.
  • Amazon rolls out 'Netflix-for-books' style service

    Amazon rolls out 'Netflix-for-books' style service

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 7:21 AM EDT2014-07-22 11:21:51 GMT
    Amazon is rolling out a new subscription service for Kindle devices that will allow users unlimited access to thousands of books and audiobooks for $9.99 a month.
    Amazon is rolling out a new subscription service that will allow unlimited access to thousands of electronic books and audiobooks for $9.99 a month in the online giant's latest effort to attract more users.
  • Correction: Apple-Board story

    Correction: Apple-Board story

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 7:21 AM EDT2014-07-22 11:21:43 GMT
    One of the most trusted advisers to late Apple CEO Steve Jobs is retiring from the iPhone maker's board of directors.
    In a story July 17 about the retirement of longtime Apple Inc. director Bill Campbell, The Associated Press reported erroneously that late Apple CEO Steve Jobs had battled prostate cancer. Jobs was diagnosed with...
  • Clinton: US, Europe should get tough on Russia

    Clinton: US, Europe should get tough on Russia

    Monday, July 21 2014 10:51 PM EDT2014-07-22 02:51:14 GMT
    Hillary Rodham Clinton says the U.S. and Europe should work together to develop tougher sanctions on Russia and says she backs President Barack Obama's calls for a thorough investigation into the passenger jet...
    Hillary Rodham Clinton said Monday that the U.S. and Europe should work together to develop tougher sanctions on Russia while she backed President Barack Obama's calls for a thorough investigation into the passenger...
  • Yahoo buying app and analytics company Flurry

    Yahoo buying app and analytics company Flurry

    Monday, July 21 2014 7:21 PM EDT2014-07-21 23:21:50 GMT
    Yahoo says it will buy Flurry Inc., which helps other companies make apps and design mobile ad campaigns.
    Yahoo is buying Flurry Inc., a startup that helps other programmers build better mobile applications and craft marketing campaigns for smartphones and tablets.
  • Army intelligence system pulled from key test

    Army intelligence system pulled from key test

    Monday, July 21 2014 4:31 PM EDT2014-07-21 20:31:43 GMT
    The Army's troubled intelligence system has suffered another setback.
    Army officials have withdrawn their intelligence network from a major testing exercise this fall because of software glitches, in the latest setback for the troubled system.
  • Kenya military Twitter account hacked

    Kenya military Twitter account hacked

    Monday, July 21 2014 11:41 AM EDT2014-07-21 15:41:35 GMT
    A military spokesman says the Twitter account run by Kenya's military has been taken over by hackers claiming to be from the activist collective Anonymous.
    The Twitter account run by Kenya's military was taken over by hackers claiming to be from the international activist collective Anonymous, a military spokesman said Monday
  • US Embassy apologies to Ghana leader for tweet

    US Embassy apologies to Ghana leader for tweet

    Monday, July 21 2014 10:41 AM EDT2014-07-21 14:41:13 GMT
    The U.S. Embassy in Ghana is apologizing after a staff member sent what's being described as "an errant tweet" criticizing the president from the official Embassy Twitter account.
    The U.S. Embassy in Ghana is apologizing after a staff member sent what's being described as "an errant tweet" criticizing the president from the official Embassy Twitter account.
  • US working on case against Russia on downed plane

    US working on case against Russia on downed plane

    Monday, July 21 2014 3:30 AM EDT2014-07-21 07:30:49 GMT
    Video of a rocket launcher, one surface-to-air missile missing, leaving the likely launch site. Imagery showing the firing. Calls claiming credit for the strike. Recordings said to reveal a cover-up at the crash site.
    Video of a rocket launcher, one surface-to-air missile missing, leaving the likely launch site. Imagery showing the firing. Calls claiming credit for the strike. Recordings said to reveal a cover-up at the crash site.
  • 66-yard crater appears in far northern Siberia

    66-yard crater appears in far northern Siberia

    Monday, July 21 2014 1:40 AM EDT2014-07-21 05:40:19 GMT
    Russian scientists say they believe a 60-meter (66-yard) wide crater discovered recently in far northern Siberia could be the result of changing temperatures in the region.
    Russian scientists say they believe a 60-meter (66-yard) wide crater discovered recently in far northern Siberia could be the result of changing temperatures in the region.
  • Celebrate 45 years since man's first steps on moon

    Celebrate 45 years since man's first steps on moon

    Monday, July 21 2014 1:40 AM EDT2014-07-21 05:40:03 GMT
    Now's the time to get moonstruck.
    Now's the time to get moonstruck.
  • After hybrid success, Toyota gambles on fuel cell

    After hybrid success, Toyota gambles on fuel cell

    Monday, July 21 2014 1:39 AM EDT2014-07-21 05:39:50 GMT
    Rocket science long dismissed as too impractical and expensive for everyday cars is getting a push into the mainstream by Toyota, the world's top-selling automaker.
    Rocket science long dismissed as too impractical and expensive for everyday cars is getting a push into the mainstream by Toyota, the world's top-selling automaker.
  • TV show puts 'fast and slow lanes' on DC sidewalk

    TV show puts 'fast and slow lanes' on DC sidewalk

    Monday, July 21 2014 1:39 AM EDT2014-07-21 05:39:41 GMT
    Pedestrians along a short stretch of sidewalk in the nation's capital are being confronted with a choice.
    Pedestrians walking along sidewalk in the nation's capital Thursday found themselves with a choice.
  • Comet-chasing space probe makes surprise discovery

    Comet-chasing space probe makes surprise discovery

    Monday, July 21 2014 1:39 AM EDT2014-07-21 05:39:39 GMT
    Scientists say a space probe aiming to become the first to land on a comet has taken images that appear to show its target could actually be two separate lumps of rock and ice flying in tandem.
    A space probe aiming to become the first to land on a comet has taken images that appear to show its target could actually be two separate lumps of rock and ice, scientists said Thursday.
  • Facebook tests 'Buy' button

    Facebook tests 'Buy' button

    Monday, July 21 2014 1:21 AM EDT2014-07-21 05:21:10 GMT
    Facebook is testing a "Buy" button in its latest effort to help businesses drive sales through the world's biggest online social network.
    Facebook is testing a "Buy" button in its latest effort to help businesses boost their sales through the world's biggest online social network.
  • Google's 2Q revenue gains eclipse earnings miss

    Google's 2Q revenue gains eclipse earnings miss

    Monday, July 21 2014 1:20 AM EDT2014-07-21 05:20:56 GMT
    Google's second-quarter earnings rose 6 percent as World Cup fever drove more traffic to the Internet company's search engine and YouTube video site while Android devices spurred more sales of movies,...
    Google's earnings rose modestly in the second quarter as the Internet company's expensive ambitions devoured most of a surprisingly strong gain in revenue.
  • Microsoft CEO pivots sharply with 18,000 job cut

    Microsoft CEO pivots sharply with 18,000 job cut

    Monday, July 21 2014 1:20 AM EDT2014-07-21 05:20:35 GMT
    Microsoft says it will eliminate up to 18,000 jobs over the next year as it works on integrating the Nokia devices business it bought in April.
    Microsoft announced the biggest layoffs in its 39-year history Thursday, outlining plans to cut 18,000 jobs in a move that marked the CEO's sharpest pivot yet away from his predecessor's drive for the company to...
  • CEO Whitman takes chairman post at Hewlett-Packard

    CEO Whitman takes chairman post at Hewlett-Packard

    Monday, July 21 2014 1:20 AM EDT2014-07-21 05:20:27 GMT
    Hewlett-Packard CEO Meg Whitman is assuming the title of chairman after the departure of interim chairman, Ralph Whitworth, who resigned to deal with health issues.
    Hewlett-Packard CEO Meg Whitman is assuming the title of chairman after the departure of interim chairman, Ralph Whitworth, who resigned to deal with health issues.
  • New York proposes regulations for bitcoin

    New York proposes regulations for bitcoin

    Monday, July 21 2014 1:20 AM EDT2014-07-21 05:20:26 GMT
    New York regulators have proposed establishing a framework for commerce in virtual currency that would apply to firms involved in receiving, transmitting and storing it, as well as retail conversions.
    State regulators trying to curb money laundering and safeguard investors on Thursday proposed a special set of rules for firms involved in trading and storing virtual currencies.
  • Reactions to the death of James Garner

    Reactions to the death of James Garner

    Sunday, July 20 2014 8:09 PM EDT2014-07-21 00:09:57 GMT
    By The Associated Press "Jim was a mentor to me and a friend, and I will miss him." - Tom Selleck, who early in his career guest-starred on Garner's series "The Rockford Files."
    By The Associated Press "Jim was a mentor to me and a friend, and I will miss him." - Tom Selleck, who early in his career guest-starred on Garner's series "The Rockford Files."
  • Without radar, missile may not have identified jet

    Without radar, missile may not have identified jet

    Sunday, July 20 2014 5:19 PM EDT2014-07-20 21:19:26 GMT
    If Ukrainian rebels shot down the Malaysian jetliner, killing 298 people, it may have been because they didn't have the right systems in place to distinguish between military and civilian aircraft, experts said...
    If Ukrainian rebels shot down the Malaysian jetliner, killing 298 people, it may have been because they didn't have the right systems in place to distinguish between military and civilian aircraft, experts said Saturday.
  • Reactions to the death of James Garner

    Reactions to the death of James Garner

    Sunday, July 20 2014 3:32 PM EDT2014-07-20 19:32:28 GMT
    By The Associated Press "Jim was a mentor to me and a friend, and I will miss him." - Tom Selleck, who early in his career guest-starred on Garner's series "The Rockford Files."
    By The Associated Press "Jim was a mentor to me and a friend, and I will miss him." - Tom Selleck, who early in his career guest-starred on Garner's series "The Rockford Files."
  • US outlines case against Russia on downed plane

    US outlines case against Russia on downed plane

    Sunday, July 20 2014 3:22 PM EDT2014-07-20 19:22:29 GMT
    Video of a rocket launcher, one surface-to-air missile missing, leaving the likely launch site. Imagery showing the firing. Calls claiming credit for the strike. Recordings said to reveal a cover-up at the crash site.
    Video of a rocket launcher, one surface-to-air missile missing, leaving the likely launch site. Imagery showing the firing. Calls claiming credit for the strike. Recordings said to reveal a cover-up at the crash site.
  • Women go online to protest 'everyday sexism'

    Women go online to protest 'everyday sexism'

    Sunday, July 20 2014 2:34 PM EDT2014-07-20 18:34:21 GMT
    When Laura Bates was followed home one night by a man from her bus, she didn't think much of it. Incidents like that just seemed to be part of living in London.
    When Laura Bates was followed home one night by a man from her bus, she didn't think much of it. Incidents like that just seemed to be part of living in London.
  • IRS says hard drive that lost emails destroyed

    IRS says hard drive that lost emails destroyed

    Sunday, July 20 2014 8:52 AM EDT2014-07-20 12:52:37 GMT
    The IRS says Lois Lerner's computer hard drive was destroyed three years ago, ending any chance of retrieving her lost emails.
    The IRS said Friday that Lois Lerner's computer hard drive was destroyed three years ago, ending any chance of retrieving her lost emails.
  • LeBron James undecided on jersey No. 6 or 23

    LeBron James undecided on jersey No. 6 or 23

    Saturday, July 19 2014 4:00 PM EDT2014-07-19 20:00:50 GMT
    LeBron James has to make another big decision.
    LeBron James has to make another big decision.
  • Fox bid for Time Warner sparks content merger race

    Fox bid for Time Warner sparks content merger race

    Saturday, July 19 2014 2:40 PM EDT2014-07-19 18:40:11 GMT
    By The Associated Press Time Warner has rejected a takeover bid from Twenty-First Century Fox and says it has no interest in further discussions with Rupert Murdoch's media entertainment giant.
    Even though Rupert Murdoch's $76 billion bid for rival media giant Time Warner Inc. has been rejected, that doesn't mean how you watch TV shows and movies will stop changing any time soon.
  • Buzz Aldrin: Where were you when I walked on moon?

    Buzz Aldrin: Where were you when I walked on moon?

    Saturday, July 19 2014 12:59 PM EDT2014-07-19 16:59:45 GMT
    On July 20, 1969, Buzz Aldrin was "out of town" when the world united and rejoiced in a way never seen before or since.
    On July 20, 1969, Buzz Aldrin was "out of town" when the world united and rejoiced in a way never seen before or since.
  • Commercial shipment arrives at space station

    Commercial shipment arrives at space station

    Saturday, July 19 2014 12:59 PM EDT2014-07-19 16:59:41 GMT
    The International Space Station accepted a fresh delivery of goods Wednesday morning.
    The International Space Station accepted a fresh delivery of goods Wednesday.
  • Fewer gas leaks found in cities with new pipes

    Fewer gas leaks found in cities with new pipes

    Saturday, July 19 2014 12:59 PM EDT2014-07-19 16:59:31 GMT
    A new study found that cities that regularly replace old natural gas lines don't leak as much methane as older cities who don't fix them.
    Cities such as Indianapolis that regularly replace old natural gas lines have significantly fewer leaks than older urban areas where they don't, like Boston and New York City's Staten Island, according to a new...
  • California hearing addresses oil refinery rules

    California hearing addresses oil refinery rules

    Saturday, July 19 2014 12:59 PM EDT2014-07-19 16:59:24 GMT
    Residents of modest neighborhoods near three of the largest oil refineries in California called on the Environmental Protection Agency on Wednesday to crack down on plant emissions, saying the pollution is choking...
    Residents of modest neighborhoods near three of the largest oil refineries in California called on the Environmental Protection Agency on Wednesday to crack down on plant emissions, saying the pollution is choking their...
  • Trying gene therapy to create biological pacemaker

    Trying gene therapy to create biological pacemaker

    Friday, July 18 2014 5:38 PM EDT2014-07-18 21:38:13 GMT
    No batteries required: Scientists are creating a biological pacemaker by injecting a gene into the hearts of sick pigs that changed ordinary cardiac cells into a special kind that induces a steady heartbeat.
    No batteries required: Scientists are creating a biological pacemaker by injecting a gene into the hearts of sick pigs that changed ordinary cardiac cells into a special kind that induces a steady heartbeat.
  • US-EU trade talks sour amid chlorine chicken fears

    US-EU trade talks sour amid chlorine chicken fears

    Friday, July 18 2014 11:11 AM EDT2014-07-18 15:11:56 GMT
    Visions of chlorine-drenched chickens and the prospect of genetically modified "Frankenfood" invading dinner tables across the European Union are proving serious impediments to the signing of a sweeping free trade...
    Visions of chlorine-drenched chickens and the prospect of genetically modified "Frankenfood" invading dinner tables across the European Union are proving serious impediments to the signing of a sweeping free trade...
  • Should online accounts die when you die?

    Should online accounts die when you die?

    Friday, July 18 2014 7:43 AM EDT2014-07-18 11:43:53 GMT
    Should your emails, Web albums and other online accounts die when you do? Or should you be able to pass them down to a family member much as you would a house or a box of letters?
    Should your emails, web albums and other online accounts die when you do? Or should you be able to pass them down to a family member much as you would a house or a box of letters?
  • Ukraine: Pro-Russia rebels downed Malaysian plane

    Ukraine: Pro-Russia rebels downed Malaysian plane

    Friday, July 18 2014 1:03 AM EDT2014-07-18 05:03:45 GMT
    An adviser to Ukraine's Interior Minister says a Malaysian passenger plane carrying 295 people has been shot down over a town in the east of the country.
    Ukraine accused pro-Russian separatists of shooting down a Malaysian jetliner with 298 people aboard, sharply escalating the crisis and threatening to draw both East and West deeper into the conflict. The rebels denied...
  • Risk of earthquake increased for one-third of US

    Risk of earthquake increased for one-third of US

    Thursday, July 17 2014 7:23 PM EDT2014-07-17 23:23:35 GMT
    A new federal earthquake map dials up the shaking hazard just a bit for about half of the United States and lowers it for nearly a quarter of the nation.
    A new federal earthquake map dials up the shaking hazard just a bit for about one-third of the United States and lowers it for one-tenth.
  • 49ers open posh, high-tech stadium in Santa Clara

    49ers open posh, high-tech stadium in Santa Clara

    Thursday, July 17 2014 6:19 PM EDT2014-07-17 22:19:16 GMT
    The San Francisco have opened their new stadium in Santa Clara with a ribbon-cutting ceremony complete with all the opulence of their new home.
    San Francisco 49ers CEO Jed York got a little teary on his drive to Levi's Stadium on Thursday. His voice cracked while talking about taking his young son to games at the stadium for years to come.
  • Apple may refund $400M in digital book settlement

    Apple may refund $400M in digital book settlement

    Thursday, July 17 2014 4:40 PM EDT2014-07-17 20:40:21 GMT
    Apple will pay up to $400 million to compensate consumers ensnared in a plot to raise the prices of digital books unless the company overturns a court decision attesting to its pivotal role in the collusion.
    Apple will refund up to $400 million to consumers ensnared in a plot to raise the prices of digital books unless the company gets a court to overturn a decision affirming its pivotal role in the collusion.
  • Obama: Climate change a direct threat to US cities

    Obama: Climate change a direct threat to US cities

    Thursday, July 17 2014 3:21 PM EDT2014-07-17 19:21:44 GMT
    President Barack Obama wants local government officials to prepare their communities now for the effects of climate change.
    Harsher storms, worsening flooding and rising seas threaten the public's safety and health across the country, President Barack Obama warned Wednesday as he urged local communities to prepare for the effects of climate...
  • Markets roiled by fresh US sanctions on Russia

    Markets roiled by fresh US sanctions on Russia

    Thursday, July 17 2014 12:09 PM EDT2014-07-17 16:09:31 GMT
    Global stocks rebounded Monday from jitters about a struggling Portuguese bank as investors looked ahead to a busy week of data releases in the U.S., China and Europe.
    Another round of U.S. sanctions on Russia weighed on markets Thursday. News that a Malaysia Airlines passenger plane carrying 295 had been shot down over Ukraine added to the negative tone.
  • Japan approves joint missile study, export to US

    Japan approves joint missile study, export to US

    Thursday, July 17 2014 11:39 AM EDT2014-07-17 15:39:24 GMT
    Japan has approved the export of a locally-made component for a missile defense system to the U.S. and is launching a joint research with Britain on air-to-air missile technology for fighter jets.
    Japan has approved the export of a locally-made component for a missile defense system to the U.S. and is launching joint research with Britain on air-to-air missile technology for fighter jets.
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