By LEANNE ITALIEAssociated Press
NEW YORK (AP) - Look alive, selfie. There's another word of the year that's not all about you.
While Oxford University Press, the British publisher of the Oxford dictionaries, declared those little smartphone self-portraits its winner last month, the folks
By KELLI KENNEDYAssociated Press
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) - Counselors helping people use the federal government's online health exchange are giving mixed reviews to the updated site, with some zipping through the application process while others are facing the same old sputters and even
By ALAN FRAMAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - Congress is racing toward renewing a 25-year-old prohibition against firearms that can evade metal detectors and X-ray machines, just days before the ban expires. But with 3-D printers increasingly able to produce plastic weapons, many Democrats, gun
By DANICA KIRKAAssociated Press
LONDON (AP) - Volkswagen turns off some employees' email 30 minutes after their shifts end. Goldman Sachs is urging junior staff to take weekends off. BMW is planning new rules that will keep workers from being contacted after hours.
This surge in corporate
By JIM FITZGERALD and FRANK ELTMANAssociated Press
YONKERS, N.Y. (AP) - The revelation that a New York City commuter train derailed while barreling into a sharp curve at nearly three times the speed limit is fueling questions about whether automated crash-avoidance technology could have prevented
By MICHAEL LIEDTKEAP Technology Writer
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Tumblr is where the Internet's cool kids hang out. That's why Yahoo paid $1.1 billion to buy the blogging site in one of this year's most buzzed-about deals.
Now, Tumblr is flaunting its hipster credentials with a first-ever
LOS ANGELES (AP) - The Chernin Group, a media company run by former News Corp. Chief Operating Officer Peter Chernin, has taken a majority stake in Crunchyroll Inc., a provider of anime videos to mobile devices, game consoles and Internet-connected TVs.
Crunchyroll's senior management will
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Apple has bought Topsy Labs in a deal that will provide the iPhone maker with more insights about the chatter on Twitter.
Topsy pores through the stream of conversations occurring on Twitter to identify trends and people influencing public opinion. The San Francisco startup
By RYAN NAKASHIMAAP Business Writer
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Pay TV customers who are used to watching fewer ads on on-demand shows may have to put up with longer commercial breaks.
Comcast Corp., the nation's largest cable TV provider, says it is testing out a system with its NBCUniversal subsidiary
By MARILYNN MARCHIONEAP Chief Medical Writer
BOSTON (AP) - Doctors are reporting an epidemic - of twins. Nearly half of all babies born with advanced fertility help are multiple births, new federal numbers show.
In the five years since the "Octomom" case, big multiple births have gone way down but
Monday morning, Spokane firefighters responded to two active house fires that broke out within a couple of hours – and miles – of each other, stretching city crews thin.
The first destroyed a single-story home on North Stone just before 4:00 a.m., while the second ripped through the
By SAMANTHA HENRYAssociated Press
RIDGEWOOD, N.J. (AP) - A 10-year-old boy who had been named the town's honorary police chief was given a funeral with full police honors Tuesday, his flag-draped coffin arriving at church to the sound of bagpipes and leaving with a motorcycle escort.
"I lost a
WASHINGTON (AP) - Hollywood studios have won a copyright case against Hotfile Corp. after a Florida judge on Tuesday ordered the file-hosting website to pay $80 million in damages.
The court also ordered Hotfile to shut down within 20 days unless the website uses "state-of-the-art content