Did the National Security Agency plant spyware deep in the hard drives of thousands of computers used by foreign governments, banks and other surveillance targets around the world?
After more than 1,100 wins, a trip to the NBA Finals, and a Coach of the Year award in his final season in Denver, George Karl still feels he has some unfinished business in the NBA.
More than 11 million people signed up for subsidized private health insurance under President Barack Obama's law this year, the White House announced Tuesday evening.
A house painter on Tuesday pleaded not guilty to an attempted murder charge in the shooting of a San Diego television sportscaster a week ago.
Uber, the popular ride-hailing app, is hitting taxicabs where it hurts: The medallion business.
Ben Leibowitz called up relatives to tell them he got into Carnegie Mellon University's prestigious graduate computer science program. He even went out to dinner with his parents to celebrate.
Boston Scientific will pay $600 million to settle with drugmaker Johnson & Johnson over the medical device maker's $27 billion acquisition of Guidant Corp. in 2006.
Millions of immigrants benefiting from President Barack Obama's executive actions could get a windfall from the IRS, a reversal of fortune after years of paying taxes to help fund government programs they were banned from receiving.
Smartphone maker BlackBerry has revived a legal battle against a startup co-founded by Ryan Seacrest, saying its iPhone keyboard rips off the design from BlackBerry phones' physical keyboards.
A Wal-Mart driver involved in a highway crash that killed a comic and severely injured actor-comedian Tracy Morgan has asked a judge to reconsider her decision not to delay Morgan's lawsuit against the company.
Slammed by a 70 percent increase in illegal pipeline taps in one year, Mexico's state oil company announced Tuesday that it will no longer ship finished, usable gasoline or diesel through its network of ducts.
Provenance Hotels will update Seattle’s Roosevelt Hotel after acquisition of historic building
U.S. stocks closed slightly higher Tuesday as investors continued to monitor talks between Greece and its creditors in hopes that a deal will be reached to keep the country from falling out of the eurozone.
The Obama administration put its new deportation-relief program on hold Tuesday on the eve of its launch, complying reluctantly with a federal judge's order that roiled immigrant communities nationwide and seemed to harden an already-tense stalemate on Capitol Hill.
Hainan Airlines, which already connects Sea-Tac Airport to Beijing, will begin non-stop service this summer to Shanghai
A late tick higher was enough to set another record high for the U.S. stock market.
Grain futures were mostly higher Tuesday on the Chicago Board of Trade.
Grain futures were mostly higher Tuesday on the Chicago Board of Trade.
The labor-management standoff that is disrupting billions of dollars of international trade at West Coast seaports now centers on the future of one man who resolves workplace disputes at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach.
iBook charts for week ending February 16, 2015:
Hungary's prime minister says his country has reached a "political agreement" with Moscow on a new gas deal, Hungary's main aim in hosting Russian President Vladimir Putin.
iTunes' Official Music Charts for the week ending February 16, 2015:
Greece is considering requesting an extension to its loan agreement, government officials said Tuesday, in an effort to reach a last-minute deal with the country's European creditors and avoid the danger of a euro exit.
Jaguars owner Shad Khan describes it as Jacksonville's "boulevard of broken dreams."
The museum that houses the National Toy Hall of Fame announced Tuesday the creation of the World Video Game Hall of Fame to recognize the impact games like "Pong" and "Grand Theft Auto" have on culture and society.
Text of statement released Tuesday by Alex Rodriguez of the New York Yankees:
The Homeland Security Department will cease preparations for a program intended to protect millions of immigrants from deportation in the wake of a federal court ruling halting it, Secretary Jeh Johnson said Tuesday.
It appears the only place Alex Rodriguez might detail his drug use is on a witness stand.
The families of nine children and adults killed in the 2012 Newtown school shooting are asking a federal judge to return their lawsuit against gun maker Remington to state court, where legal experts say it may have a better chance of succeeding.
A Russian citizen has pleaded not guilty to an 11-count indictment charging him and four others with running what authorities are calling the largest criminal hacking scheme ever prosecuted in the United States.
The Shake Shack burger chain, fresh off its IPO, said Tuesday that it plans to open restaurants in Japan as it expands overseas.
The DuPont Co. is warning shareholders that billionaire investor Nelson Peltz has proposed a "high-risk" agenda for the company that would destroy shareholder value.
E-cigarettes keep popping up for sale at county jails around the country even as some government officials, schools and health experts urge tighter control over the devices, especially in public buildings.
Oklahoma City-based Chesapeake Energy Corp. is suing its founder and former CEO Aubrey McClendon and his new company for allegedly taking sensitive trade secrets when he resigned from Chesapeake two years ago.
The spot month contract for light sweet crude was $52.21 per barrel at 12 p.m. Wednesday on the New York Mercantile Exchange.
Younger Americans are struggling to keep up with steadily-rising student debt loads, a burden that is limiting their ability to buy homes.
The European Union aims to start lending funds to small and medium-sized companies as soon as May under a 315-billion-euro ($359 billion) investment plan meant to kick-start economic growth.
Grain futures were lower Wednesday in early trading on the Chicago Board of Trade.
French Prime Minister Manuel Valls, invoking special powers, pushed through a pro-business economic reform bill without a vote on Tuesday, a move that drew a quick censure motion and will force the government into a showdown vote for its life.
The tourism office of Ithaca, New York, is waving the white flag on winter and advising visitors to its website to check out the Florida Keys instead.
Asian stocks advanced Wednesday on investor optimism ahead of a European Central Bank meeting on bailout conditions for Greece, though trading was quiet as many markets were shut for the Lunar New Year.
U.S. homebuilders say sales prospects and buyer traffic fell slightly this month.
Gildan Activewear Inc.'s chief financial officer, James Kehoe, has resigned after about a month with the clothing company in order to take the same position at his former employer, Kraft Foods Group Inc.
Manufacturing activity in New York state expanded at a modest pace in February, held back by weaker orders and hiring.
Burger King and Tim Hortons parent company Restaurant Brands International reported a quarterly loss Tuesday, dragged down by costs related to the deal to combine the two chains, but said key sales figures rose.
The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. reported a sharp jump in its fourth-quarter net income, thanks to a $2 billion tax credit that offset unfavorable currency conditions and weak sales in Europe, the Middle East and Africa.
MGM Resorts International's fourth-quarter loss widened, hurt by a hefty provision for income taxes related to its liabilities in Macau, China, the world's largest gambling market.
Waste Management Inc. (WM) on Tuesday reported fourth-quarter net income of $590 million, after reporting a loss in the same period a year earlier.
Medtronic Inc. (MDT) on Tuesday reported fiscal third-quarter net income of $977 million.
The makers of a twice-rejected pill designed to boost women's libido are resubmitting their drug to federal health regulators, following a recent lobbying push by politicians, women's groups and consumer advocates.
The makers of a twice-rejected pill designed to boost sexual desire in women are hoping a yearlong lobbying push by politicians, women's groups and consumer advocates will move their much-debated drug onto the market.
Frits van Paasschen, the energetic CEO of Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide Inc., resigned Tuesday morning. No reason was given for the sudden departure, but the company said it was "by mutual agreement" with the board of directors.
The NBC Universal News Group is launching a series of live events where "Morning Joe" host Mika Brzezinski offers empowerment tips to women, a venture that illustrates an effort to find revenue-raising activities outside the traditional definition of news.
A survey shows that investor confidence in Germany, Europe's biggest economy, has risen to its highest level in a year though the increase was a little short of expectations amid concerns over Ukraine and Greece.
Spain's Caixabank has offered 1 billion euros ($1.14 billion) to take full control of Portugal's Banco BPI, where the Spanish bank already owns 44 percent of the stock.
British officials say the rate of inflation fell in January to an annual 0.3 percent — the lowest level on record — amid falling energy prices and supermarket price wars.
Despite all the tough talk and ultimatums, Greece and its creditors in the 19-country eurozone are still expected to cobble together some sort of deal that will allow the country to remain a member of the euro currency.
Now on the menu in Beijing for Chinese New Year: lots and lots of American lobster.
Pharrell Williams has a "Happy" deal for a series of children's picture books.
Oil from North Dakota's shale fields was still burning in West Virginia a day after a train carrying more than 3 million gallons of crude derailed in a snowstorm, shooting fireballs into the sky.
There were plenty of blocked shots and precious few scoring chances. To the Montreal Canadiens and Detroit Red Wings, this one felt like a playoff game.
In a nod to a craft in the spotlight after the Paris terrorist attacks, Garry Trudeau will be the first cartoonist ever honored for his entire career's work when the 2014 George Polk Awards in Journalism are given out in April.
The development company that is moving quickly on a plan to build a stadium that could host a Southern California NFL team has given more than $118,000 in campaign contributions to officials in the city where it would be located.
A train carrying crude oil derailed and caught fire Monday in West Virginia, less than two weeks after the U.S. Department of Transportation sent a package of new rail safety regulations to the White House for review.
In a story Feb. 16, The Associated Press reported that consumer bank deposits in the United States were protected by the FDIC against losses resulting from hacking. The story should have specified that the FDIC protects depositors from losses only if hacking led to a bank failure. Banks maintain separate insurance to protect depositors against losses from hacking and theft.
The nation's top labor official flew Monday to California in an attempt to resolve a damaging contract dispute between West Coast dockworkers and their employers.
Amare Stoudemire asked out of his contract with the New York Knicks because he wants to make a run at a championship.
The Washington health exchange, which signed up another 20,000 people for private health insurance over the weekend, announced Monday it would be giving people two more months to enroll.
Canada's labor minister said Monday the Canadian Pacific Railway strike had ended, with both sides agreeing to resume discussions.
Emergency crews and environmental officials are responding to a train derailment in West Virginia that sent at least one tanker containing crude oil into a river and also caused a nearby house to catch fire.
With one eye on the developing NFL situation up the freeway in Los Angeles, the San Diego Chargers issued their sternest warning yet to City Hall in their long-running effort to get a new stadium.
The University of Massachusetts at Amherst has banned Iranian nationals from admission to certain graduate programs in a move that school officials say aligns its policy with U.S. sanctions against Iran.
Democrats on a congressional oversight panel are stepping up their investigation into how well states are regulating the disposal of oil and gas waste, citing continuing public concern about the potential environmental and health risks of hydraulic fracturing.
The Nielsen ratings company says NBC's "Saturday Night Live" 40th anniversary bash has drummed up a huge audience. Preliminary figures indicate Sunday's retrospective special was seen by 23.1 million viewers.
Epiphanny Prince is coming home.
A high-profile pimping case against Dominique Strauss-Kahn nearly unraveled Monday, as five of six plaintiffs in a French prostitution trial dropped their accusations against him, saying there's no proof that the former International Monetary Fund chief violated the law.
Nine media organizations won "Grand Slam" honors in the annual Associated Press Sports Editors' writing and sections contest that ended this week.
From Washington state to North Carolina, federal lawsuits are challenging the efficient, profitable livestock industry to change its ways. The arguments found in the suits are based on studies that increasingly show the impact phosphorous, nitrate and bacteria from fertilizer and accumulated manure have on lakes and rivers as well as air pollution that may be harmful to respiratory health.
Lawyers for the world's largest pork producer say it is bad enough being told your product stinks, but it's going too far to mention that a Chinese company is behind it.
Modern meat production, in which thousands of animals are packed into barns for concentrated feeding operations, has proven to be efficient and profitable, but comes with its own set of problems.
Working out of a Beijing office full of video game designers from around the world, Chinese-born Pin Wang and his startup Substantial Games should be the face of the innovative, forward-looking China that the country's leaders say they want to build.
In several of the last states to open casinos, revenue has been coming in below levels projected during the planning stages. Here is a look at how estimates compare with actual revenue in Ohio, Maryland and Pennsylvania:
Orascom Construction, the global engineering and construction business, is demerging from OCI N.V.'s fertilizer and chemical business, and will be listed separately on both the Dubai and Egyptian stock exchanges.
For anyone betting on the Northeast's casino bonanza, the odds are long on projects hitting financial expectations.
The European Union has added 19 more individuals, including a Russian deputy minister of defense, on its sanctions list for their actions linked to the fighting in eastern Ukraine, in a move strongly criticized by Moscow.
Cyprus and Egypt have tightened their energy cooperation with an agreement to sort out the technical details of laying an undersea pipeline that would carry offshore natural gas to Egyptian processing facilities.
European creditors issued Greece with an ultimatum Monday, saying the country must accept a key condition in bailout talks by the end of the week or face having to meet its debt commitments on its own — a prospect that many in the financial markets think would leave Greece little option but to leave the euro.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Sri Lanka's newly elected president, Maithripala Sirisena, held wide-ranging talks Monday as the South Asian neighbors sought to strengthen strategic ties, increase trade and resolve long-standing issues between their nations.
Asian stock markets were mostly higher Tuesday but gains were tempered after Greek debt talks broke down, raising the prospect Athens might leave the euro currency.
The Dutch government says nationalized bank SNS Reaal has agreed to sell its insurance division, Reaal NV, to Chinese insurer Anbang Group Holdings Co. Ltd.
Germany's finance minister says he's very skeptical that officials from the 19 countries that use the euro will reach a deal on Greece's debt when they meet on Monday.
Japan emerged from recession last quarter, but the rebound in the world's third-largest economy was much weaker than economists had forecast. Questions and answers about what's next and the possible implications for global growth.
House Speaker John Boehner is raising the possibility that the Department of Homeland Security may shut down at month's end because of a budget impasse, and he's blaming Senate Democrats if that happens.
Robin Hayes, the new CEO of JetBlue Airways, is balancing between passengers and Wall Street.
The official sign-up season for President Barack Obama's health care law may be over, but leading congressional Democrats say millions of Americans facing new tax penalties deserve a second chance.
A spokesman for Washington's airports says all arriving and departing flights at Dulles International have returned to normal.
Thailand's economy barely grew last year as tourism, investment and exports fell after months of anti-government protests and a May coup.
Another train carrying crude oil derailed and caught fire in Canada early Sunday, potentially putting pressure on the White House to accelerate its review of new regulations intended to improve the safety of hazardous rail shipments throughout North America.
Alex Ovechkin and the Washington Capitals drew a rare standing-room-only crowd in their only visit to Anaheim this season.
Some highlights of rules proposed Sunday on routine flights by small, commercial drones and on privacy protections when the government uses drones to collect information:
After stumbling out of recession last quarter, Japan's economy looks set to do something familiar this year: slumber.
Lee Janzen had a good feeling about his 8-foot putt on the No. 18 hole.
Former NHL defenseman Steve Montador was remembered Sunday for being a solid teammate and for his work with the players' union.
A hacking ring has stolen up to $1 billion from banks around the world in what would be one of the biggest banking breaches known, a cybersecurity firm says in a report scheduled to be delivered Monday.
During the Depression, former kindergarten teacher Violet Shinbach canvassed Ohio neighborhoods looking for yards with wading pools, tricycles and toys strewn about. She knew the young mothers who lived in those houses were prospective customers for her fledgling entrepreneurial enterprise: bronzing baby shoes.
After a computer glitch got patched up, supporters of President Barack Obama's health care law were out in force Sunday trying to get uninsured people signed up by the official deadline for 2015 coverage.
As the U.S. prepares to see more drones aloft in coming years, President Barack Obama is taking steps to ensure that the government respects privacy and civil liberties when it uses the unmanned aircraft to collect information.
HSBC, Britain's largest bank, issued a public apology Sunday, describing the media firestorm that followed allegations it helped rich clients dodge taxes as painful and insisting it has changed the way it does business.
Sri Lanka's new leader is underlining India's importance as a regional ally by making it his first official foreign destination as president, following years of uneasy relations with New Delhi and international pressure to speed up post-civil war reconciliation efforts at home.
Drone on, the government says.
Some schools are getting tougher on e-cigarettes, even punishing possession of the devices more harshly than regular cigarettes.
Designer furnishings business turns 75 with the fifth generation in the wings.
Canada's Conservative government will introduce legislation to end a strike at Canadian Pacific Railway by more than 3,000 Teamsters members.
A shooting at a free speech event featuring an artist who had caricatured the Prophet Muhammad and a second shooting hours later outside a synagogue left two dead and five police officers wounded in Copenhagen, stirring fears that another terror spree was underway in a European capital a month after 17 people were killed in Paris attacks.
A technical problem that had been interfering with sign-ups for President Barack Obama's health care law has been fixed, officials say. Any consumer whose enrollment was hampered by the glitch will be provided with a special enrollment period.
Michele Ferrero, the world's richest candy maker whose Nutella chocolate and hazlenut spread helped raise generations of Europeans and defined Italian sweets, died on Valentine's Day, the company said. He was 89.
The government is readying rules largely favorable to companies that want to use small drones for commercial purposes, according to a federal analysis, potentially leading to the widespread flights by unmanned aircraft performing aerial photography, crop monitoring, inspections of cell towers and bridges and other work.
LeBron James is ready to serve his peers.
Don't expect to see them too soon, but they could be coming to your local grocery store — two types of apples genetically modified to resist turning brown after they're bruised or sliced.
In a story Feb. 14 about tax penalties assessed on those without health insurance, The Associated Press reported erroneously that taxpayers must apply for health insurance through the federal exchange and Medicaid before seeking an exemption. Eligible taxpayers may file for the exemption without first applying for health coverage.
You've heard of the iPhone and iPad. How about the iCar?
New England is waist-deep in the white stuff and neck-deep in the red.
The U.S. Postal Service says it's fixed the electronic glitch that had disrupted some services — and that everything is back to normal.
Kirk Francis has a serious obsession with cookies — a fascination he can trace back to the age of 4, when he learned to bake. And as he got older, his craze for cookies only intensified.
Despite questions about four challengers' legal right to bring their lawsuit, the Supreme Court probably will not be deterred from deciding whether millions of people covered by the health care overhaul are eligible for the subsidies that make their insurance affordable.
Kevin Hart says he never had any "hard feelings" toward former Sony Pictures co-chair Amy Pascal. And now that she's been forced to step down, he just wants to distance himself from last year's Sony cyber-attack and release of offensive emails from Pascal and other executives that mentioned Hart and others.
Congressional Republicans and Democrats are working together to reach a rapid resolution of a labor dispute that’s clogging West Coast ports.
President Barack Obama said Friday that he probably leans more toward strong computer data encryption than many in law enforcement, but added that he understands investigators' concerns over the matter because of their need to protect people from attacks.
A lawsuit filed in 2013 by a Louisiana flood board that sought damages — potentially in the billions of dollars — from scores of oil, gas and pipeline companies over erosion of the state's fragile coast was thrown out Friday evening by a federal judge.
United Airlines said Friday that it has a tentative agreement with a union to outsource about 1,150 airport jobs while sparing another 800 positions.
United Airlines says it has a tentative agreement with a union to outsource about 1,100 airport jobs while sparing another 800 positions.
The Mexican government has formed an alliance of produce industry groups that will work on enforcing wage laws and improving housing, schools and health care for laborers at export farms following a newspaper's investigation of abuses at agribusinesses supplying major U.S. supermarket chains and restaurants.
Regulators have closed a small lender in Georgia, making it the third U.S. bank failure of 2015 following 18 closures last year.
E-commerce giant Alibaba said Friday that U.S. regulators have requested information on Chinese authorities' allegations that the company has failed to do enough to prevent fake goods from being sold on its websites.
A network outage disrupted some services late Thursday and through Friday at the U.S. Postal Service, including package handling at some local post offices, the agency said.
Labor and environmental groups will rally Tuesday at Tacoma’s Fireman’s Park to oppose a fast track for trade pact; Secretary of Commerce Pritzker visiting Tacoma to promote it.
LeBron James is about to play a new power position — vice president.
Montana's governor called on the Obama administration Friday to strengthen rules that require oil pipelines to be buried just 4 feet beneath major waterways, after two breaches that spilled a combined 93,000 gallons of crude into the Yellowstone River.
The U.S. Census Bureau reports that more people were employed by large businesses (more than 500 employees) than small businesses in 2012.
Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Friday on the New York Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq Stock Market:
Puerto Rico's governor on Friday defended his proposal to create a 16 percent value-added tax as pressure built on the government to fix its finances.
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell made $35 million in 2013, according to tax returns submitted by the league.
High-end retailer Nordstrom said Friday it is raising its quarterly dividend 12 percent to 37 cents from 33 cents.
Marijuana legalization proponents are gathering in San Francisco this weekend to hear about efforts to add the nation's most populous — and arguably most pot-infused — state to the four others where it is now legal for adults to buy and use the drug recreationally.
Thousands of Ohioans are getting asked some curious questions online and over the phone lately, such as: How old is your grandchild? What brand of car do you have? How long is your mortgage?
Does Google help criminals by allowing its search engine to lead to pirated music or by having its autocomplete function suggest illegal activities?
A key U.S. stock index is back at a record high as the energy sector recovers along with the price of oil.
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