By DON MELVINAssociated Press
BRUSSELS (AP) - The European Parliament overwhelmingly defeated an international anti-piracy trade agreement Wednesday after concern that it would limit Internet freedom sparked street protests in cities across Europe.
The vote -
By DAVID SHARPAssociated Press
FREEPORT, Maine (AP) - He's arguably Maine's best-known native son, right up there with Civil War general Joshua Chamberlain, poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow and horror writer Stephen King. To his customers, he was simply known as "L.L
By MARTHA WAGGONERAssociated Press
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - Andy Griffith's gift to the show that bore his name wasn't just the homespun wisdom of the plain-spoken sheriff he played. It was the place he created: a small town where all foibles are forgiven and friendships are
By FRANK BAJAKAP Technology Writer
LIMA, Peru (AP) - Peru's distribution of more than 800,000 low-cost laptop computers to children across the country easily ranks as one of the world's most ambitious efforts to leverage digital technology in the fight against poverty
By The Associated Press
THE DEAL: Upscale headphone maker Beats Electronics is buying MOG, a music subscription service that has struggled to compete with rivals such as Rhapsody and Spotify.
ABOUT BEATS: It's the parent company of the "Beats by Dr. Dre"
By PETER SVENSSONAP Technology Writer
NEW YORK (AP) - In the 1982 sci-fi movie "Blade Runner," there are hints that the hero, played by Harrison Ford, is an artificial human - an "android" or "replicant." His job is to go out and kill other, rogue androids.
By RYAN NAKASHIMAAP Business Writer
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Upscale headphone maker Beats Electronics is buying music subscription service MOG in an attempt to improve what goes into playback devices as much as what comes out of them.
Beats, founded by rapper Dr.
NEW YORK (AP) - Sony is buying the video game-streaming company Gaikai for about $380 million in a bid to establish a new cloud-based gaming service.
Video game streaming is not as widespread as music and movie streaming, largely because the technology is far
By ALAN CLENDENNING and DANIEL WOOLLSAssociated Press
MADRID (AP) - Swathed in the red and yellow colors of Spain, hundreds of thousands packed central Madrid to give a hero's welcome home Monday to "La Roja" - the national soccer team that erased the economically struggling