French court rejects Uber's challenge to legal restrictions
PARIS (AP) -- France's highest court has rejected ride-sharing company Uber's bid to have much of a recent law banning its services declared unconstitutional....
Aviation agency unveils messaging system to reduce delays
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) -- A system that replaces verbal communication between pilots and air traffic controllers with computerized messages was unveiled Thursday by federal aviation officials, who said the system will reduce delays during weather events and cut down on errors that occur during routine voice transmissions....
Hewlett-Packard sells stake in Chinese unit for $2.3B
NEW YORK (AP) -- Hewlett-Packard is selling a controlling stake in its China server and storage unit, a move that comes as the Chinese government, apparently worried about U.S. cyberspying, has encouraged the use of local companies....
PayPal's new chief promises new services for a mobile world
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- As PayPal prepares to split from its corporate parent, its new chief executive is promising to expand the popular online payment system, adding a variety of services for consumers to use when shopping on their phones or in traditional stores....
Failed launches cast shadow over Russian space program
MOSCOW (AP) -- Back-to-back rocket launch failures have dealt Russia one of the heaviest blows to its space industry since the Soviet collapse - with national pride and billions of dollars at stake....
Senate expected to act on NSA collection of phone records
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The fate of the bulk collection of American phone records by the National Security Agency is now before the Senate, in what is increasingly looking like a game of legislative chicken....
Europe's Altice enters US cable frenzy with Suddenlink deal
NEW YORK (AP) -- There's a new player in the U.S. cable dating game....
Review: Curves and 'self-healing' in super-premium phones
NEW YORK (AP) -- For those not satisfied with just a premium phone, Samsung and LG are offering two models best described as the Lamborghinis of smartphones....
Alaska's popular walrus cam streams again after a decade
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) -- A popular webcam showing large male Pacific walruses lying on the beach with a Hitchcockian number of seabirds flying overhead is once again streaming to the Internet....
6 Chinese nationals accused of stealing US firms' technology
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Federal prosecutors have charged six Chinese nationals, including three who earned advanced degrees from the University of Southern California, with stealing wireless technology from a pair of U.S. companies....
Administration officials have acknowledged the fall of Ramadi, the capital of Anbar province, as a "setback". Pentagon officials insisted the current U.S. approach to combating ISIS in Iraq is still viable and that the loss of Ramadi was merely part of the ebb and flow of war, not a sign that the Islamic State had exposed a fatal weakness in the Iraqi security forces and the U.S. strategy.
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