By NICK PERRYAssociated Press
SUVA, Fiji (AP) - The monsoon rains have struck and the crowd remains huddled under a canopy, near plates of steaming food, as Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama (vo-REN-gay ba-nee-ma-RA-ma) strolls down the red carpet to open a waterfront picnic park in Fiji's
By ESAM MOHAMED and RAMIT PLUSHNICK-MASTIAssociated Press
TRIPOLI, Libya (AP) - An American chemistry teacher shot to death while jogging in Benghazi was looking forward to his first Christmas in the United States with his wife and toddler son.
Ronald Thomas Smith II shared his excitement with his
By ANNE FLAHERTYAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - The maker of a popular Android mobile app that turns your phone into a flashlight has agreed to settle the Federal Trade Commission's charges that the software secretly supplied cellphone locations to marketers, even when consumers rejected its
VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) - A Washington state woman who regularly monitors police scanner traffic unknowingly live-tweeted about her husband's death in a freeway crash.
In a series of gut-wrenching tweets on Wednesday that grew more frantic, the Vancouver, Wash., mother first tweeted how horrible
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Microsoft shares fell 3 percent Thursday after Ford CEO Alan Mulally said that there is "no change in my plan" to stay with the automaker through the end of next year, dampening some investors' hopes he would take the top job at the software giant soon.
By ANICK JESDANUNAP Technology Writer
NEW YORK (AP) - AT&T is joining T-Mobile in reducing monthly fees for people who pay for their own devices.
It's the latest break from a longstanding practice of offering subsidies on devices to lock customers into two-year service agreements. Many
By BARBARA ORTUTAYAP Technology Writer
NEW YORK (AP) - Twitter has named Marjorie Scardino as a director, adding a woman to the all-white male board for which it's been sharply criticized.
Scardino, 66, was the CEO of Pearson PLC, a publishing and education company, from 1997 to 2012, Twitter
By JOE McDONALDAP Business Writer
BEIJING (AP) - Bitcoins suffered a new setback after China's central bank said Thursday its banks and payment systems are barred from handling the virtual currency.
The central bank said bitcoins did not qualify as a currency but private individuals still are
By KIMBERLY HEFLINGAP Education Writer
ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) - Needed to keep a school building running these days: Water, electricity - and broadband.
Interactive digital learning on laptops and tablets is replacing traditional textbooks in many cases. Students are taking computer-based tests
By JONATHAN FAHEYAP Energy Writer
NEW YORK (AP) - The solar panel installer SolarCity is beginning to address one of solar power's big drawbacks: The sun doesn't always shine.
The solution: big battery packs that will provide backup power while lowering electric bills. The supplier:
After considering all of the information presented, the appeals board upheld the original ruling by the University Disciplinary Board that puts students Dan McIntosh and Erik Fagan on indefinite probation for a weapons policy violation.
The students were punished by Gonzaga after using a gun to
A sign posted to the front door Monday morning said it loud and clear: "Adams is closed."
Frozen pipes led the fire suppression system to fail, causing the sprinklers to go off. Damages to the ceiling tiles, carpets and classroom materials totaled thousands of dollars spread across five classrooms
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) - Falcons coach Mike Smith says offensive coordinator Dirk Koetter has interviewed for the Boise State head coach position.
Koetter, a native of Pocatello, Idaho, was Boise State's coach from 1998-2000. He posted a 26-10 record with the Broncos with back-to-back