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Witness: Space tourism rocket explodes in desert

Witness: Space tourism rocket explodes in desert

55 mins ago
MOJAVE, Calif. (AP) — A Virgin Galactic space tourism rocket exploded Friday during a test flight, killing a pilot aboard and seriously injuring another while scattering wreckage in Southern California's Mojave Desert, witnesses and officials said. Full Story
Sony's quarterly loss balloons on mobile woes

Sony's quarterly loss balloons on mobile woes

3 hours 58 mins ago
TOKYO (AP) — Sony's losses ballooned to 136 billion yen ($1.2 billion) last quarter as the Japanese electronics and entertainment company's troubled mobile phone division reported huge red ink. Full Story
Rebuilt Hawaii town offers look at life after lava

Rebuilt Hawaii town offers look at life after lava

4 hours 44 mins ago
PAHOA, Hawaii (AP) — Ten miles from the Hawaii town of Pahoa that is being menaced by a stream of lava from Kilauea volcano, there's another community that was almost entirely swallowed by the molten rock nearly 30 years ago. Full Story
Apple CEO publicly acknowledges that he's gay

Apple CEO publicly acknowledges that he's gay

21 hours 36 mins ago
NEW YORK (AP) — Apple CEO Tim Cook's declaration that he's "proud to be gay" wasn't exactly news in Silicon Valley, where his sexual orientation was no secret. But advocates say that given Apple's immense reach and visibility, his coming-out could help change attitudes in workplaces across America. Full Story
Slow-motion disaster: Key facts about Hawaii lava

Slow-motion disaster: Key facts about Hawaii lava

21 hours 59 mins ago
HONOLULU (AP) — Lava that has entered a rural Hawaii town has been described as a disaster in slow motion. After months of creeping through uninhabited areas of the Big Island, it reached Pahoa this week, crossing a residential street, burning down a garden shed and inching toward homes and a main road that goes through downtown. Full Story

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Online stores fight Amazon for piece of retail pie

Online stores fight Amazon for piece of retail pie

22 hours 59 mins ago
NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon.com's low prices and seemingly endless array of goods have made it the biggest online retailer in the U.S., commanding about 20 percent of all e-commerce. The company is projected to have over $89 billion in revenue this year. Its massive success has driven other sites to offer similar perks and deals to woo customers and hold on to their piece of the retail pie. Some retailers now even offer to match Amazon's prices to try to win your business. Full Story
LinkedIn reports 3Q loss but sales climb

LinkedIn reports 3Q loss but sales climb

23 hours 59 mins ago
NEW YORK (AP) — LinkedIn Corp. posted a third-quarter loss on Thursday, but its results were better than expected as revenue grew sharply, sending shares of the online professional networking service higher in extended trading. Full Story
Report: Dangerous lab fires show lack of training

Report: Dangerous lab fires show lack of training

1 day ago
DENVER (AP) — Science teachers need more safety training before running dazzling chemical experiments that can result in dangerous flash fires, according to a recommendation Thursday from a federal board charged with investigating such accidents. Full Story