By PETER SVENSSONAP Technology Writer
NEW YORK (AP) - Samsung Electronics is taking to the Big Apple to reveal its next big challenge to Apple Inc.: a successor to its top-selling Galaxy S III smartphone.
The Korean company has rented New York's Radio City Music Hall for an event Thursday
By STEVE ROTHWELLAP Markets Writer
NEW YORK (AP) - Stocks were little changed on Wall Street Wednesday despite an unexpectedly strong increase in U.S. consumer spending last month.
The Dow Jones industrial average overcame an early loss and was up two points, or 0.02 percent, to 14,452 as of 2:24 p
By MARTIN CRUTSINGERAP Economics Writer
WASHINGTON (AP) - Americans spent at the fastest pace in five months in February, boosting retail spending 1.1 percent compared with January. About half the jump reflected higher gas prices, but even excluding gas purchases, retail sales rose 0.6 percent.
By VICTOR L. SIMPSONAssociated Press
VATICAN CITY (AP) - The papal conclave is steeped in mystery - and the church likes it that way. Elaborate ritual and veils of secrecy, after all, are fundamental to the papal mystique, seen as the glue that binds worshipers in faith.
But in this conclave, the
By MATTHEW BARAKATAP Business Writer
McLEAN, Va. (AP) - The people who bring you The Greatest Show on Earth will be taking Spider-Man, the Hulk, Thor and the X-Men on a worldwide road show.
Feld Entertainment Inc., which produces the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey circus, along with
By DAN ELLIOTT and NICHOLAS RICCARDIAssociated Press
CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) - A bearded and bushy-haired James Holmes sat quietly as a packed courtroom waited Tuesday for a plea that could help shed light on a deadly shooting rampage he is accused of going on in a crowded Colorado movie theater
By MARK THIESSEN and RACHEL D'OROAssociated Press
NOME, Alaska (AP) - A 53-year-old former champion has won the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race to become the oldest winner of Alaska's grueling test of endurance.
Mitch Seavey and 10 dogs crossed the Nome finish line to cheering crowds at 10:39
By CALVIN WOODWARDAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - Some of the numbers being hurled around in the gun control debate passed their freshness date eons ago. Perhaps none is more prominent than the claim that 40 percent of gun sales take place without background checks.
The statistic is ubiquitous
By ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINSAP Legal Affairs Writer
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Attorneys for two Ohio high school football players charged with raping a 16-year-old girl say the alleged victim and two other witnesses from West Virginia are now expected to testify because a judge reversed his earlier ruling.
By MARTHA IRVINEAP National Writer
CHICAGO (AP) - Keep computers in a common area so you can monitor what your kids are doing. It's a longstanding directive for online safety - but one that's quickly becoming moot as more young people have mobile devices, often with Internet access.