05/06/2014 1:00amWhen a jury ordered Samsung to pay Apple $119 million for copying features of the iPhone, it was latest chapter in the worldwide legal fighting between the top two smartphone companies.
05/06/2014 1:22amThe United States is planning to use an anti-tax-evasion law to punish Russia for its actions in Ukraine, a tactic that could prove to be more costly than sanctions.
05/06/2014 1:31amSolid returns from its wealth management and investment banking divisions helped Switzerland's biggest bank, UBS AG, post a 7 percent profit advance in the first quarter.
05/06/2014 2:10amLouisiana's public colleges could receive some protection from budget cuts when they raise tuition on students, under a bill that won support from the state House.
05/06/2014 2:31amJury selection has begun for the murder trial of a former Cirque du Soleil (sihrk doo soh-LAY') performer accused of killing and dismembering his ex-girlfriend, a dancer at another Las Vegas Strip resort. Clark County District Judge Kathleen Delaney is allowing jurors to be referred to by numbers instead of names as she questions them about what they heard previously about the case.
05/06/2014 3:10amGerman shoe and sports equipment company Adidas AG says first-quarter net profit fell 34 percent as currency exchange rates and changes at its TaylorMade golf business weighed on the bottom line.
05/06/2014 3:11amA leading international organization warned Tuesday that the global economy will grow by less than expected this year after it lowered its forecasts for the United States and China.
05/06/2014 3:40amInternational creditors are back in Cyprus to measure the country's progress in implementing the terms of its 10 billion-euro ($13.87 billion) rescue.
05/06/2014 4:00amWeather in Normandy had been iffy for days. Showers and wind gave way to sunshine, then lightning storms over the sea.
05/06/2014 4:00amBooming sales in China and signs of life from the depressed European car market helped BMW's net profit rise 11 percent in the first quarter.
05/06/2014 4:01amWeather conditions over Normandy had been iffy for days. Showers and wind in the morning gave way to glorious spring sunshine in the afternoon, then electric green lightning storms over the sea at night.
05/06/2014 4:20amFederal agencies working to address uranium contamination on the Navajo Nation met most of the objectives outlined in a five-year plan.
05/06/2014 4:30amCORRECTS: Bayer says it plans to buy Merck & Co's consumer care business for $14.2 billion. (Corrects APNewsAlert to show correct price. )
05/06/2014 4:50amThe opening months of Colorado's first-in-the-nation recreational marijuana industry have seen a rise in fiery explosions and injuries as pot users try to make the drug's intoxicating oil in crude home-based laboratories.
05/06/2014 5:31amChinese police shot and wounded a suspect who attacked passengers at a busy railway station in southern China on Tuesday, leaving six people injured in the third high-profile assault on civilians at a train station in a little more than two months.
05/06/2014 5:41amA Chinese fish farm manager in eastern Malaysia was kidnapped by gunmen early Tuesday and believed taken to the southern Philippines, where suspected insurgents are holding another Chinese and a Filipino also seized from Malaysia.
05/06/2014 6:21amU.S. home prices rose at a slightly slower pace in the 12 months that ended in March, a sign that weak sales have begun to restrain the housing market's sharp price gains.
05/06/2014 7:11amThe U.S. trade deficit narrowed in March as exports rebounded to the second highest level on record, led by strong gains in sales of aircraft, autos and farm goods.
05/06/2014 7:22amA construction company and school officials say the new elementary school in Unity, New Hampshire, is expected to open Sept. 2.
05/06/2014 7:51amThe next release from 2K Games, the publisher of such interactive adventures as the sci-fi shoot-'em-up series "Borderlands" and the alternate history saga "BioShock," won't be another out-of-this-world game. It's a film planted firmly in reality. With the release of "The Art of the Game," 2K is becoming the latest game maker to trade interactivity for a documentary.
05/06/2014 7:51amStocks are opening lower as corporate earnings wind down and as investors hold back ahead of testimony from Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen.
05/06/2014 8:01amOffice Depot is planning to close at least 400 U.S. stores, as its merger with OfficeMax resulted in an overlap of retail locations that can be consolidated.
05/06/2014 8:21amFrench President Francois Hollande says that an offer by General Electric Co. for troubled French engineering company Alstom is not good enough and wants the U.S. company to come up with a better deal.
05/06/2014 8:41amA federal appeals court panel has upheld a $60,000 judgment against a long-time poker player for infringing on the trademark of a Nevada company that makes books and videos about gambling.
05/06/2014 8:50amA group of ten European Union countries has agreed to introduce a financial transaction tax from 2016 onward, in an effort to curb speculation and claw back revenues after governments had to bail out banks.
05/06/2014 9:21amIn a decision still studied in law schools as a 19th century lesson in bigotry, the California Supreme Court in 1890 denied Hong Yen Chang's application to practice law solely because he was Chinese.
05/06/2014 9:40amMaryland Lottery officials say the second winner of a $414 million Mega Millions jackpot has come forward.
05/06/2014 9:52amStocks are falling in midday trading following mixed earnings news from U.S. companies.
05/06/2014 10:01amNestle Purina PetCare Co. filed suit Tuesday against Blue Buffalo Co. Ltd., accusing its competitor of misleading consumers about the ingredients in its dog and cat foods.
05/06/2014 10:21amA Wyoming natural gas processing plant is back to supplying its customers' demands less than two weeks after an explosion and fire shut it down.
05/06/2014 10:22amThe Group of Seven industrialized powers and the European Union have resolved to cooperate to keep Russian President Vladimir Putin from using oil and gas supplies as a weapon in the increasingly violent Ukrainian crisis, an official said Tuesday.
05/06/2014 10:22amSales, noon price and net change of the 15 most active New York Stock Exchange issues, trading nationally.
05/06/2014 10:31amBarclays PLC has posted a 5 percent fall in profits for the first three months of the year as earnings from its investment bank business slumped.
05/06/2014 10:51amThe nation's military leaders told Congress Tuesday that they have raided every other pot of money they have in order to cut spending, and lawmakers must now slow the growth of personnel pay and benefits — a tricky proposition for Congress.
05/06/2014 10:52amAirport officials say a Southwest Airlines flight from Denver has landed safely in Salt Lake City after a pilot reported the smell of smoke in the cockpit 20 minutes before landing.
05/06/2014 10:53amThe Obama administration wants to allow some spouses of high-skilled immigrants to work in the United States, the departments of Homeland Security and Commerce announced Tuesday.
05/06/2014 11:01amAstraZeneca on Tuesday outlined plans to make sales jump over the next decade, an effort to persuade shareholders the drug maker can do well as an independent company, rather than get bought out by rival Pfizer.
05/06/2014 11:41amLawmakers looking ahead to the November elections are putting renewed focus on education, tackling issues on Capitol Hill this week ranging from expanding charter schools to paying off student loan debt.
05/06/2014 11:42amAfter watching China narrow the U.S. lead as the world's largest economy, Americans might be tempted to cheer signs that the Chinese economy might be stumbling.
05/06/2014 12:01pmDelta Air Lines Inc.'s board of directors approved a plan to buy back more of its own stock and boost its quarterly dividend by 50 percent.
05/06/2014 12:11pmGeneral Motors is recalling nearly 60,000 Saturn Aura midsize cars because the automatic transmission shift levers can show the wrong gear, and says it has known about the problem for more than two years.
05/06/2014 12:21pmWatson is going to college.
05/06/2014 12:22pmThe Supreme Court's determination that many limits on big-money political contributions violate constitutional free-speech rights have undermined the federal government's case against former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell, his lawyers argued in court filings Monday.
05/06/2014 12:41pmThe operator of a natural gas field off Israel's coast said it has signed a letter of intent to provide gas to a facility in Egypt.
05/06/2014 1:10pmFacebook wants to increase its advertising and get more clicks on all kinds of ads. It believes tapping into the lucrative small business market will help it achieve those goals.
05/06/2014 1:21pmThe Energy Information Administration says gas prices are down for the first time in 13 weeks.
05/06/2014 1:31pmGermany's Bayer plans to buy U.S.-based Merck & Co.'s consumer health business, creating a combined medicine cabinet of household names from Bayer's aspirin to Merck's Claritin allergy pills.
05/06/2014 1:31pmRepublicans controlling the House unveiled legislation on Tuesday that proposes a huge cut to a transportation grant program championed by President Barack Obama that funds road and bridge projects, light rail networks, port construction and bike paths.
05/06/2014 1:51pmGrain futures were mostly higher Tuesday on the Chicago Board of Trade.
05/06/2014 1:51pmA Senate committee on Tuesday proposed phasing out a tax on hospitals that was the subject of two lawsuits, an idea that seeks to solve the dispute and reduce the impact on the state budget.
05/06/2014 1:51pmGrain futures were mostly higher Tuesday on the Chicago Board of Trade.
05/06/2014 2:01pmUtah dairy farmers suing a power plant can investigate whether the power company influenced a pool of potential juries in rural Juab County, a Utah judge has ruled.
05/06/2014 2:11pmStocks are closing lower following weaker earnings from U.S. companies.
05/06/2014 2:12pmTop executives at major United States companies are reconsidering or withdrawing their participation in a Russian international economic forum amid requests from the Obama administration in the face of the growing crisis in Ukraine.
05/06/2014 2:21pmAnother wave of laptop computers running on Google's Chrome operating system will be hitting stores this summer in the latest challenge to Microsoft's dominant Windows franchise.
05/06/2014 2:23pmAdd hackers to the long list of things that give CEOs insomnia.
05/06/2014 2:32pmA special Latin music night and a health scare for one of the contestants made ABC's "Dancing With the Stars" last week the most-watched episode of an unscripted series on the air this season.
05/06/2014 2:33pmTwitter's stock sank to an all-time low after a post-IPO lock-up period preventing employees and early investors from selling expired on Tuesday.
05/06/2014 2:42pmVirgin America has enlisted its brightest star, British billionaire Richard Branson, to help wage its campaign for space at a Dallas airport.
05/06/2014 2:51pmMexican officials said Monday they expect to open bidding on the first round of private oil contracts in the first half of 2015.
05/06/2014 2:51pmDemocratic Attorney General Jack Conway announced his candidacy for governor on Tuesday, vowing to continue Kentucky's version of the Affordable Care Act, lauded as a national model by some and decried by others as an overreach of executive powers.
05/06/2014 2:51pmGeneral Motors, Ford and Toyota are joining the University of Michigan in establishing a testing site for driverless cars that will simulate a cityscape, and will work with the school to help make such vehicles commercially viable, officials announced Tuesday.
05/06/2014 3:01pmThe California Supreme Court appeared reluctant Tuesday to require large retailers to keep a defibrillator in stores in case customers suffer cardiac arrest.
05/06/2014 3:02pmAfter years of promoting hefty education reforms, Colorado lawmakers this term focused on a school overhaul that was both more popular and more problematic — giving schools money to make the reforms and backfill years of recession-era cuts.
05/06/2014 3:11pmSubway is testing hummus and thinner slices of deli meats that look more appealing as it looks to keep pace with changing eating trends.
05/06/2014 3:11pmNevada gambling regulators issued a notice Tuesday advising casino operators against investing in the state's nascent medical marijuana industry.
05/06/2014 3:21pmU.S. stocks fell broadly on Tuesday as investors found little to cheer in corporate earnings reports. A plunge in Twitter led Internet companies sharply lower.
05/06/2014 3:31pmMissouri's Republican-led Legislature enacted the state's first income tax rate reduction in almost a century Tuesday by overriding the veto of Democratic Gov. Jay Nixon, who has denounced it as a reckless financial experiment.
05/06/2014 3:41pmWater has flowed from Northern California's snow-capped peaks to the south's parched cities ever since the California Aqueduct was built in the 1960s. Now, amid one of the worst droughts in history, state officials are considering an audacious plan to send some of the water back uphill.
05/06/2014 3:41pmGetting to, from and around Los Angeles International Airport has never been easy. Airport officials said Tuesday it's going to get worse.
05/06/2014 3:41pmFederal prosecutors say the husband of a "Real Housewives of Atlanta" star has pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit mail, wire and bank fraud.
05/06/2014 3:41pmA snapshot of major stock and commodities market indicators Tuesday:
05/06/2014 3:51pmU.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren filed a bill Tuesday she said would let millions of college graduates with existing federal student loans refinance those loans at the lower interest rates now offered to new borrowers.
05/06/2014 4:11pmFiat SpA's deal to complete its purchase of Chrysler helped widen first-quarter losses, the Italian carmaker reported Tuesday following a daylong presentation in Detroit of its new five-year business plan for the combined automakers.
05/06/2014 4:31pmThe Legislature's finance committee approved a new policy governing University of Wisconsin System surpluses on Tuesday, wrapping up a nasty clash between Republicans and UW officials over the system's massive balances.
05/06/2014 4:31pmAttorney General Gary King announced Tuesday his office found no Medicaid fraud but overbillings by Santa Fe-based Easter Seals El Mirador, which is among more than a dozen mental health providers under investigation by the state since last year.
05/06/2014 4:41pmRenewed concerns about sluggish state revenues led lawmakers to agree Tuesday to use long-term debt to build a new high-security building at the site of the oldest public mental health facility in the western half of the U.S.
05/06/2014 4:50pmA casino industry legend who once served as president of some of the Las Vegas Strip's most famous properties and was best known for his three stints at the now-closed Desert Inn casino has died.
05/06/2014 4:50pmAPNewsBreak: 'Hula' STD information app to get new name after protest by Native Hawaiians.
05/06/2014 5:01pmA watchdog plans to review the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's handling of a report on the potential effects of large-scale mining on a world-premier salmon fishery in Alaska's Bristol Bay region.
05/06/2014 5:01pmPuerto Rico's government on Tuesday unveiled details of an economic recovery plan to pull the U.S. territory out of a nearly eight-year recession as it fights to trim $73 billion in public debt.
05/06/2014 5:11pmMerck & Co. could get an impressive six new prescription medicines approved in the U.S. this year and will soon apply for regulatory approval of two others, company executives said Tuesday during a briefing on Merck's business.
05/06/2014 5:11pmLabor organizers say they're planning another day of fast-food protests next week, with coordinated actions expected in the U.S. and more than 30 countries this time around.
05/06/2014 5:21pmBen Bernanke, the former chairman of the Federal Reserve Board, has a book deal worth at least $1 million, The Associated Press has learned.
05/06/2014 5:21pmA unit run by President Barack Obama's political staff inside the Environmental Protection Agency operates illegally as a "rogue law enforcement agency" that has blocked independent investigations by the EPA's inspector general for years, a top investigator told Congress.
05/06/2014 5:30pmA Securities and Exchange Commission lawyer panned a wealthy Texas entrepreneur's testimony Tuesday as she delivered a closing argument at his civil fraud trial, saying he lied repeatedly when he claimed that he acted honorably and did not try to earn hundreds of millions of dollars illegally.
05/06/2014 5:30pmThe Senate Judiciary chairman said Tuesday restoring aid to local governments should be a higher priority than expanding kindergarten for 4 year olds.
05/06/2014 5:40pmWhole Foods cut its profit outlook for the third time in recent months on Tuesday, signaling the intensifying competition the grocery chain is facing in the market for organic and natural foods.
05/06/2014 5:40pmAnother former Anheuser-Busch CEO defended the beer maker's executive pay plan Tuesday in a gender discrimination lawsuit filed by a one-time top-ranking female executive.
05/06/2014 6:11pmThe combined Fiat Chrysler Automobiles is counting on expanding sales at Jeep, Alfa-Romeo and Maserati and a revival of the Chrysler brand to place it firmly in the top ranks of global automakers.
05/06/2014 6:21pmEcuador's electoral council on Tuesday rejected as insufficient a petition drive calling for voters to decide whether to proceed with oil drilling in a pristine Amazon nature reserve as planned by President Rafael Correa.
05/06/2014 6:23pmMore than a dozen media organizations challenged the government's ban on the use of drones by journalists Tuesday, saying the Federal Aviation Administration's position violates First Amendment protections for news gathering.
05/06/2014 6:31pmPromoting parochial messages, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce on Tuesday announced ad campaigns in 10 competitive House races and two Senate campaigns to help candidates whom the nation's largest business lobbying group see as pro-business.
05/06/2014 6:31pmJamaica will receive $510 million under a new four-year lending program that is part of an economic reform initiative led by the struggling country's government, the World Bank's Caribbean director said Tuesday.
05/06/2014 7:01pmDisney on Tuesday posted second-quarter earnings that beat Wall Street forecasts, helped by the home video sales of blockbuster movies "Frozen" and "Thor: The Dark World."
05/06/2014 7:10pmA sexual health information app called "Hula" will be changing its name after complaints that it is culturally insensitive to Native Hawaiians, the app's owner said Tuesday.