By MARK STEVENSONAssociated Press
MEXICO CITY (AP) - A Mexican official's daughter has caused a scandal by sending inspectors to shut down a restaurant that didn't give her the table she wanted.
It's the latest of several cases of seeming arrogance by the wealthy and well-connected that
By MARCIA DUNNAP Aerospace Writer
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) - NASA's Cassini spacecraft has captured stunning views of a monster hurricane at Saturn's North Pole.
The eye of the cyclone is an enormous 1,250 miles across. That's 20 times larger than the typical eye of a hurricane here on
NEW YORK (AP) - Encouraging economic reports are sending stock prices higher on Wall Street.
Wages and spending rose in the U.S. last month, and pending home sales hit a three-year high.
The Dow Jones industrial average was up 66 points to 14,779 at noon Eastern time Monday, a gain of 0.4 percent.
By RAQUEL MARIA DILLONAssociated Press
MOJAVE, Calif. (AP) - A spaceship bankrolled by British tycoon Sir Richard Branson made its first powered flight Monday in a test that moves Virgin Galactic toward its goal of flying into space later this year.
While SpaceShipTwo did not break out of the
By MATTHEW CRAFTAP Business Writer
NEW YORK (AP) - Technology companies led the stock market higher Monday, pushing the Standard & Poor's 500 index back up to the record high it reached earlier this month.
A pair of strong economic reports also encouraged investors. Wages and spending rose
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Google is trying to upstage Siri, the sometimes droll assistant that answers questions and helps people manage their lives on Apple's iPhone and iPad.
The duel begins Monday with the release of a free iPhone and iPad app that features Google Now, a technology that performs
BRUSSELS (AP) - The European Union says it will move ahead with measures to better protect dwindling bee populations after the 27 nations in the bloc failed to agree on a common stand.
EU Consumer Commissioner Tonio Borg said Monday that his agency will propose restricting the use of three
OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (AP) - Sprint Nextel says SoftBank is allowing it to seek more information from Dish Network related to its rival bid for the third-largest U.S. cellphone company.
Overland Park, Kan.-based Sprint has agreed to sell 70 percent of itself to Japan's Softbank Corp. for $20.1
KUWAIT CITY (AP) - A Kuwait appeals court says an online activist must serve a jail sentence for Twitter posts deemed offensive to the Gulf nation's ruler, but the prison term was reduced from two years to one.
Monday's decision sends a message that Kuwaiti authorities are holding firm to
BERLIN (AP) - The Huffington Post is expanding its footprint in Europe with a German language edition.
The online news portal says it is partnering with German company Tomorrow Focus AG to launch the site in Europe's biggest news market this fall.
Tomorrow Focus said in a statement Monday that