By KEN SWEETAP Markets Writer
NEW YORK (AP) - See, it wasn't so bad.
Investors sent stocks soaring Wednesday afternoon when the Federal Reserve surprised the market by deciding to dial back its extraordinary economic stimulus. The central bank cited a stronger jobs market.
Investors have been
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
His stat line isn't overwhelming, but the imposing presence of 7-foot-6 Mamadou Ndiaye and his team's defense certainly is.
For the second time this season, UC Irvine held Eastern Washington University to 33 percent shooting or less and went on to hand EWU its first home loss in four tries
By DENISE LAVOIEAssociated Press
BOSTON (AP) - A Harvard student accused of making a bomb threat to get out of a final exam was under a great deal of pressure and seems remorseful, his lawyer said Wednesday after his client was freed on bail.
Eldo Kim, 20, was released on $100,000 bond into the
Daniel Lazcano and his brother Frank were arrested for the murder of Marcus Schur two years ago in Whitman County. Frank Lazcano has already been convicted in the case, and on Wednesday afternoon, after two previous mistrials, Daniel was found guilty by a jury in Spokane County.