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Divers renew search for South Korea ferry dead

04/28/2014 12:00am
Divers on Monday renewed their search for more than 100 bodies still trapped in a sunken ferry after weekend efforts were hindered by bad weather, strong currents and floating debris clogging the ship's rooms. Investigators, meanwhile, expanded a probe into how coast guard and other rescuers responded after learning the ferry was sinking.

Philips sells audio arm to Gibson for $135 million

04/28/2014 12:20am
Dutch technology company Philips says it has struck a deal with music company Gibson Brands of the U.S. to sell its audiovisual equipment business for $135 million.

Air Berlin to raise 450 million euros in bonds

04/28/2014 1:40am
Germany's second largest airline Air Berlin says it has agreed upon recapitalization measures involving the sale of a 300 million euro ($415 million) convertible bond to shareholder Etihad Airways and another 150 million euro bond by the end of 2014.

Supreme Court takes on privacy in digital age

04/28/2014 2:20am
Two Supreme Court cases about police searches of cellphones without warrants present vastly different views of the ubiquitous device.

Here is the latest Nevada news from The Associated Press

04/28/2014 2:31am
Rep. Mark Amodei has chided two fellow members of Nevada's congressional delegation for their descriptions of supporters of Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy. The Republican says he disagrees with Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid's branding of them as "domestic terrorists" and doesn't think Heller's labeling of them as "patriots" helps to resolve the dispute over Bundy's cattle.

Sohu reports $79 million loss on higher expenses

04/28/2014 2:40am Inc., which operates one of China's most popular Web portals, said Monday it lost $79 million in the latest quarter due to higher expenses as its games and mobile businesses expanded.

Missouri senators to take up $26.8B budget plan

04/28/2014 3:10am
The Missouri Senate this week will be putting its stamp on the proposed state budget for the 2015 fiscal year.

In NYC, a $185M tunnel that leads nowhere, for now

04/28/2014 4:00am
Taking shape on Manhattan's West Side is a $185 million, federally funded tunnel that leads to nowhere, for now.

IMF raises Chinese economic growth outlook

04/28/2014 4:20am
The International Monetary Fund raised its economic growth forecast for China on Monday but warned that its financial system faces risks due to the rapid expansion of debt.

Alibaba, partner invest $1.2B in China video site

04/28/2014 4:40am
E-commerce giant Alibaba Group is expanding its online entertainment presence by investing $1.2 billion with a partner in video website Youku Tudou.

'To Kill a Mockingbird' finally going digital

04/28/2014 5:02am
Harper Lee has signed on for Scout, Boo Radley and Atticus Finch to enter the electronic age.

Panasonic returns to annual profit on weak yen

04/28/2014 5:20am
Panasonic returned to profit after deep losses for the past two fiscal years, as a weak yen and restructuring efforts helped a gradual recovery, and forecast a 16 percent increase in gains for the coming year.

AstraZeneca shares soar on Pfizer interest

04/28/2014 5:21am
Shares in Anglo-Swedish drugmaker AstraZeneca jumped 15 percent on Monday after U.S. pharmaceutical firm Pfizer said it offered to buy the company for around $100 billion.

Indian man confronts mining industry, wins prize

04/28/2014 5:32am
The man walked into Ramesh Agrawal's tiny Internet cafe, pulled out a pistol and hissed, "You talk too much." Then he fired two bullets into Agrawal's left leg and fled on a motorcycle.

Greenpeace ship to confront Russian Arctic tanker

04/28/2014 6:11am
Greenpeace International is sending out a ship to protest a tanker bringing the first oil produced at a new Russian offshore platform in the Arctic Circle to Rotterdam.

UK Fraud Office charges 3 in rate rigging probe

04/28/2014 6:30am
Britain's Serious Fraud Office is charging three former employees of Barclays Bank PLC in the manipulation of the London interbank offered rate, or LIBOR.

5 things to know about Google's self-driving cars

04/28/2014 6:30am
The director of Google's self-driving car project wrote in a blog post Monday that development of the technology has entered a new stage: trying to master driving on city streets. Many times more complex than freeways, which the cars can now reliably navigate, city streets represent a huge challenge.

Slovakia signs deal to deliver gas to Ukraine

04/28/2014 7:10am
Slovakia signed a deal on Monday to deliver natural gas to Ukraine, which is facing the threat of a cut-off in supplies from Russia because of a massive debt.

Xbox moves ahead with original programming plan

04/28/2014 7:41am
When it comes to original programming, Microsoft is going to throw it at the Xbox and see what sticks.

Diplomats say EU is adding 15 more officials to Russia sanctions list over Ukraine crisis

04/28/2014 7:41am
Diplomats say EU is adding 15 more officials to Russia sanctions list over Ukraine crisis.

Court declines to hear Microsoft antitrust case

04/28/2014 8:00am
The Supreme Court has declined to take up software maker Novell Inc.'s appeal in a long-running antitrust case against Microsoft Corp.

Frontier cutting fares but charging for carry-ons

04/28/2014 8:00am
Frontier Airlines is lowering its fares, but passengers will have to pay fees for any extras beyond a seat on the plane.

Stocks open mostly higher on Wall Street

04/28/2014 8:00am
Stocks are mostly higher in early trading as traders hope for another blockbuster merger in the health-care industry.

Court to clarify process for rescinding mortgages

04/28/2014 8:10am
The Supreme Court will decide what a home buyer must do to rescind a mortgage that violates the federal Truth in Lending Act.

Dollar flat

04/28/2014 8:11am

Comcast selling some cable systems to Charter

04/28/2014 8:32am
Comcast announced on Monday a series of transactions designed to lower its debt and help clear the way for its acquisition of Time Warner Cable, including the sale of cable systems with 1.4 million subscribers to Charter and the spinoff of an additional 2.5 million subscribers into a new company.

Broadway sees gains for black audiences, actors

04/28/2014 8:40am
Early one Sunday this month, 56 people boarded a bus in a suburb of Washington, D.C., to make the trip to Broadway to see a play.

Contracts to buy US homes up, 1st time since June

04/28/2014 8:50am
More Americans signed contracts to buy homes in March, the first increase since June and a sign that the housing market might pick up after a sluggish start to the year.

High Court to hear fish tale of 3 missing groupers

04/28/2014 9:10am
Not even Supreme Court justices can resist a good fish story.

Thousands of pigs killed in Northern Ireland fire

04/28/2014 9:20am
Northern Ireland authorities say thousands of pigs have been killed in a suspected arson attack.

BofA suspends plans to raise dividend, buy shares

04/28/2014 9:20am
Bank of America is suspending a long-awaited dividend increase and stock buyback program after the bank discovered an error in a financial report it gave to the Federal Reserve.

Genting's NY casino bid includes 2 hotels, skiing

04/28/2014 9:31am
The operator of the Resorts World Casino New York City at the Aqueduct Racetrack has released details of a resort casino it's hoping to build in Orange County.