By GENE JOHNSONAssociated Press
SEATTLE (AP) - Federal authorities filed criminal and civil charges Thursday against a former Microsoft manager, saying he fed inside information to a day trader who used it to clear $393,000 in illicit transactions.
Brian Jorgenson, 32, was a senior manager in
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - State health researchers have discovered the first new strain of botulism in four decades, but decided to withhold publishing the genetic code because of bioterrorism concerns.
An infant earlier this year fell ill with botulism, but survived, the state Department of Public
By Mike FlacyProvided by 12-19-13 UPDATE: Target has confirmed the attack, up to 40 million accounts could be at risk. Detailed by the New York Times Bits blog, retail giant Target and federal authorities are currently looking into a security breach that potentially put millions of customer's
By MALCOLM RITTERAP Science Writer
NEW YORK (AP) - Can an experimental drug developed to treat epilepsy block the AIDS virus? A preliminary lab study suggests it's possible, and researchers are eager to try it in people.
Scientists experimented with the drug after uncovering details of how they
By BREE FOWLERAP Technology Writer
NEW YORK (AP) - With less than a week until Christmas, a real-life Grinch has stolen the credit and debit card information of about 40 million Target shoppers.
Target says anyone who made purchases by swiping cards at terminals in its U.S. stores between Nov. 27
By GREGORY KATZAssociated Press
LONDON (AP) - Intercepted phone messages from the days when Prince William and Kate Middleton were courting were read at Britain's phone hacking trial Thursday - he calls her "babykins" and makes jokes about almost being shot during a military training exercise.
NEW YORK (AP) - Research firm eMarketer expects spending on mobile advertisements to hit nearly $9.6 billion in the U.S. this year, up from $4.4 billion in 2012 and from less than $1.6 billion in 2011 as Facebook and Google barrel ahead.
Mobile ads now represent nearly 23 percent of the money
By JIMMY GOLENAP Sports Writer
BOSTON (AP) - A new, environmentally friendly auto racing series just got even greener.
Boston Celtics managing partner Wyc Grousbeck and a dozen of his co-owners in the NBA franchise have invested $21 million into Formula E, an all-electric circuit that has already
By PAUL LOGOTHETISAP Sports Writer
MARRAKECH, Morocco (AP) - After introducing technology it hopes will do away with phantom goals at the World Cup, FIFA will try to prevent crafty defenders from creeping in on free kicks at next year's tournament in Brazil.
FIFA President Sepp Blatter said
MADRID (AP) - Spain's data protection agency says it has fined search engine giant Google 900,000 euros ($1.2 million) for three serious breaches of the country's laws.
The agency says in a statement that it was imposing a fine of 300,000 euros for each breach, and requesting that Google
MOBILE USERS CLICK THIS LINK TO VIEW SLIDESHOW: http://bit.ly/JM8xCIUPDATE: The Washington State Patrol says one person is dead after a 10-vehicle pileup that happened on I-90 Friday afternoon. It started around 12:45pm in the westbound lanes of I-90 about 7 miles east of Ritzville.
SPOKANE, Wash. - Friday morning just after 10am, Spokane Police responded to an armed robbery at the US Bank on N. Lincoln.
The search for the two robbers sent Willard Elementary into lockdown, but police say no students were ever in any danger. At 11:30 Friday morning, Spokane Police called off
BERLIN (AP) - A survey has found that German investor confidence has jumped to a 7 ½-year high in December on the back of hopes of an economic upturn in Europe.
The ZEW institute said Tuesday that its confidence index, which measures investors' expectations for the next six months, rose to 62