By DAVID SHARPAssociated Press
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) - The only state to provide laptops to public school students statewide said Thursday the contract it's negotiating for new devices can be used by other states if they're interested in following suit.
Maine has zeroed in on five different
By Lynn Pinkerton
Someone once asked me to identify my favorite sound. Without hesitation, I said it was the sweet country voice of my preschool nephew, Jason. That was more than 30 years ago. Today, I'm still connected to that special voice, but now it appears to me most often on the
By TOM ODULAAssociated Press
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) - Tribal lines are being drawn over who won Kenya's presidential election. But unlike the bloody violence that scarred the country five years ago, this time the only fighting is online.
Machete strikes and bows and arrows are being replaced by
By JOAN LOWYAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - Distracted driving is more widespread in the U.S. than in Europe, according to a study released Thursday that surveyed drivers about their cellphone and texting habits.
More U.S. drivers reported talking on their cellphones behind the wheel than their
By NICK PERRYAssociated Press
CARTERTON, New Zealand (AP) - Dairy farmer John Rose has sent more than 100 of his cows to the slaughterhouse over recent weeks as a severe drought browned pastures in New Zealand's normally verdant North Island.
He said it was necessary to thin his herd so that
By JOHN HEILPRINAssociated Press
GENEVA (AP) - Physicists said Thursday they are now confident they have discovered a crucial subatomic particle known as a Higgs boson - a major discovery that will go a long ways toward helping them explain why the universe is the way it is.
They made the statement
By MIKE SCHNEIDER and GARY FINEOUTAssociated Press
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - The next phase of an investigation into a veterans charity accused of being a front for a $300 million gambling operation will focus on the hundreds of thousands of dollars spent on lobbying and campaigns donations, authorities
HONG KONG (AP) - China Mobile Ltd., the world's biggest phone carrier by number of subscribers, said Thursday that profit rose just 2.7 percent last year as it grappled with fierce competition and higher costs.
The Beijing-based phone company said it earned 129.3 billion yuan ($16.7 billion) in
By JOE McDONALDAP Business Writer
BEIJING (AP) - Chinese authorities are investigating whether Coca-Cola Co. employees improperly used location-finding technology in violation of restrictions on map-making.
Coca-Cola said Thursday it was cooperating with investigators. It said trucks for some of
By MARK STEVENSONAssociated Press
MEXICO CITY (AP) - The number of Monarch butterflies making it to their winter refuge in Mexico dropped 59 percent this year, falling to the lowest level since comparable record-keeping began 20 years ago, scientists reported Wednesday.
It was the third straight