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, which caught on fire at sea, according to documents filed in recent days.
A "compliance notice
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
WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx wants states to require first-time drunken drivers to use alcohol breath monitors before they get behind the wheel.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration released guidelines on Tuesday for states to use "ignition interlock
REDMOND, Wash. (AP) - Microsoft expects to finish its search for CEO Steve Ballmer's replacement by early next year.
Board director John Thompson, who heads the company's executive search committee, said so in a blog post Tuesday.
Ballmer said in August he would retire within 12 months.
WOOSTER, Ohio (AP) - The disappearance of a 9-year-old girl later found strangled and dumped in a trash bin was reported in a 911 call by the man now charged with killing her.
Authorities say Jerrod Metsker, 24, was the last person seen with Reann Murphy at the trailer park where they lived in
Spokane County Medical Examiner's Office Confirms Identity and Cause of death of the man who was killed on December 15, 2013 on the 2500 Block of Garfield
SPOKANE COUNTY, December 17, 2013 – The Spokane County Medical Examiner's Office has confirmed the identity and the cause of
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UPDATE: On Tuesday afternoon authorities in Spokane Valley confirmed to our Dylan Wohlenhaus that emergency responders a body found in the Spokane River about half a mile from Maringo Dr. and Farr Road.
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