By RODRIQUE NGOWIAssociated Press
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) - A Massachusetts startup is launching a new device that transforms almost any bicycle into an electric-hybrid vehicle using an app on a smartphone.
The device, called the Copenhagen Wheel, is installed as part of a rear hub of a bike wheel
SYDNEY (AP) - A tourist in Australia had to be rescued by police after plunging off a pier while browsing Facebook on her phone, officials said Wednesday.
The woman was walking along a bay in Melbourne on Monday night when she became distracted by her Facebook feed and plummeted off the pier into
By GILLIAN WONGAssociated Press
BEIJING (AP) - Chinese authorities said Wednesday that a 73-year-old Chinese woman died after being infected with a bird flu strain that had sickened a human for the first time, a development that the World Health Organization called "worrisome."
By CHRISTOPHER SHERMANAssociated Press
McALLEN, Texas (AP) - Carnival Cruise Lines knew about the risk of leaks from engine fuel hoses and recommended taking precautions on the ill-fated Carnival Triumph that later caught on fire at sea, according to court documents.
A compliance notice report sent
By SOPHIA TAREEN and SARA BURNETTAssociated Press
CHICAGO (AP) - Archer Daniels Midland Company announced Wednesday it is moving its global headquarters to Chicago, but said the agribusiness giant could still set up a new technology center in another state after failing to win millions in tax
By MICHAEL LIEDTKEAP Technology Writer
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Hewlett-Packard CEO Meg Whitman is getting a huge raise as she enters the third year of her attempt to turn around the slumping personal computer and printer maker.
Whitman's annual salary is soaring to $1.5 million from the $1 that
By KYLE HIGHTOWERAssociated Press
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - The attorney who helped get George Zimmerman acquitted of murder charges said Tuesday that he expects an ethics inquiry opened by the Florida Bar will find nothing wrong in how he handled a defense fund and social media during the case.
By MARCIA DUNNAP Aerospace Writer
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) - NASA has ordered up a series of urgent spacewalks to fix a broken cooling line at the International Space Station, a massive repair job that could stretch to Christmas Day.
Station managers decided Tuesday to send two American astronauts
By LARA JAKESAP National Security Writer
WASHINGTON (AP) - The small-time case of a Baltimore purse-snatcher who got nabbed after crank-calling his victim in 1976 laid the legal groundwork for today's worldwide government surveillance of telephone records in the name of protecting the U.S. from
WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx wants states to require first-time drunken drivers to use alcohol breath monitors before they get behind the wheel.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration released guidelines on Tuesday for states to use "ignition interlock
By COREY WILLIAMSAssociated Press
DETROIT (AP) - Detroit Mayor-elect Mike Duggan said Thursday that he and emergency manager Kevyn Orr will share some of the duties of running the cash-strapped city but the bulk of the financial responsibilities will remain under Orr's control.
By the Spokane Shock
SPOKANE, WA (December 16, 2013) – The Spokane Shock have been assigned quarterback Erik Meyer to the 2014 roster.
Erik Meyer (6-2, 210, Eastern Washington) rejoins the Shock for the 2014 AFL season. During his 2013 campaign for the Shock, Meyer rewrote the Spokane record
By BRADLEY KLAPPERAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - More than a quarter of the Senate introduced legislation Thursday that could raise sanctions on Iran and compel the United States to support Israel if it launches a pre-emptive attack on the Iranian nuclear program, defying President Barack Obama