AMSTERDAM (AP) - Europe's top regulator has warned Nokia not to try to become a "patent troll" after the Finnish company sold most of its cellphone-making business to Microsoft Corp. this year but retained its patent portfolio.
Joaquin Almunia said in a speech in Paris on Monday he had approved
By DANICA KIRKAAssociated Press
LONDON (AP) - Major technology companies, stung by revelations that the U.S. government collects people's personal data on their networks, on Monday issued an open letter to President Barack Obama asking for tighter controls on surveillance.
As part of a global
By BARBARA SURKAssociated Press
BEIRUT (AP) - Syrian troops captured a western town near the country's main north-south highway on Monday as the government forged ahead with a punishing offensive in a mountainous region near the border with Lebanon, state media said.
According to the reports,
By FRANK ELTMANAssociated Press
NEW YORK (AP) - The High Line, a park that turned a dilapidated stretch of elevated railway on Manhattan's West Side into one of New York's newest tourist attractions, may have brought a different kind of visitor: a cockroach that can withstand harsh winter
By AMANDA LEE MYERSAssociated Press
CINCINNATI (AP) - From Twitter and Facebook to Amazon and Google, the biggest names of the Internet are blasting a federal judge's decision allowing an Arizona-based gossip website to be sued for defamation by a former Cincinnati Bengals cheerleader convicted
By JOHN FLESHERAP Environmental Writer
TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) - For more than a decade, people walking along Great Lakes beaches have come upon a heartrending sight: dozens, or even hundreds, of dead loons, gulls and other waterfowl - victims of food poisoning that paralyzed their muscles and
By TERENCE CHEAAssociated Press
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The startup is housed in a garage-like space in San Francisco's tech-heavy South of Market neighborhood, but it isn't like most of its neighbors that develop software, websites and mobile-phone apps. Its mission is to find plant
By CANDICE CHOIAP Food Industry Writer
Campbell Soup apologized Saturday for a tweet by its SpaghettiOs brand that marked the anniversary of the Pearl Harbor attacks with a picture of its smiling mascot jauntily holding an American flag.
The Twitter account for the canned pasta brand had sent the
By MARILYNN MARCHIONEAP Chief Medical Writer
In one of the biggest advances against leukemia and other blood cancers in many years, doctors are reporting unprecedented success by using gene therapy to transform patients' blood cells into soldiers that seek and destroy cancer.
A few patients
By DAVID B. CARUSOAssociated Press
NEW YORK (AP) - The Metro-North Railroad has until Tuesday to identify places in its system with major speed changes under an order from federal transportation officials requiring an extra worker in the driver's cab on routes like the one where a speeding
By MARYCLAIRE DALEAssociated Press
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - The parents of a Marine sergeant who died while stationed in Greece say that they discovered weeks after his funeral that his body had been sent home without a heart - and that the Department of Defense later gave them somebody else's heart
A man who has already endured more than most is facing a new challenge.
Over the weekend, James VanCuren's snow tires were stolen from outside his garage before being installed on his truck.
"I'm not taking the pass this time of year with bald tires," said VanCuren.
The loss of his tires
by WSU Athletics Media Relations
LEXINGTON, Ky. - Washington State’s Kyra Holt was named the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) Pacific North Region Freshman of the Year.
Through a vote of the region’s coaches, Holt, a 6-1 outside hitter from Hercules, Calif., added yet another honor to