By GREGORY KATZAssociated Press
LONDON (AP) - Intercepted phone messages from the days when Prince William and Kate Middleton were courting were read at Britain's phone hacking trial Thursday - he calls her "babykins" and makes jokes about almost being shot during a military training exercise.
NEW YORK (AP) - Research firm eMarketer expects spending on mobile advertisements to hit nearly $9.6 billion in the U.S. this year, up from $4.4 billion in 2012 and from less than $1.6 billion in 2011 as Facebook and Google barrel ahead.
Mobile ads now represent nearly 23 percent of the money
By JIMMY GOLENAP Sports Writer
BOSTON (AP) - A new, environmentally friendly auto racing series just got even greener.
Boston Celtics managing partner Wyc Grousbeck and a dozen of his co-owners in the NBA franchise have invested $21 million into Formula E, an all-electric circuit that has already
By PAUL LOGOTHETISAP Sports Writer
MARRAKECH, Morocco (AP) - After introducing technology it hopes will do away with phantom goals at the World Cup, FIFA will try to prevent crafty defenders from creeping in on free kicks at next year's tournament in Brazil.
FIFA President Sepp Blatter said
MADRID (AP) - Spain's data protection agency says it has fined search engine giant Google 900,000 euros ($1.2 million) for three serious breaches of the country's laws.
The agency says in a statement that it was imposing a fine of 300,000 euros for each breach, and requesting that Google
LONDON (AP) - Jurors at Britain's phone hacking trial have been read intercepted messages left by Prince William on Kate Middleton's phone, in which he calls her "babykins" and jokes about almost being shot during a military training exercise.
The recording dates back to the days before
MENLO PARK, Calif. (AP) - Facebook plans to offer 70 million shares of its Class A stock in a sale that includes more than 41 million shares from chairman and CEO Mark Zuckerberg, who also will buy Class B shares that carry more voting weight.
The secondary offering of stock comes as the social
By ANNE D'INNOCENZIO and MICHELLE CHAPMANAP Business Writers
Target says about 40 million credit and debit card accounts may be affected by a data breach that occurred just as the holiday shopping season shifted into high gear.
The chain said customers who made purchases by swiping their cards
By FRANK JORDANS and DANICA COTOAssociated Press
BERLIN (AP) - The European Space Agency launched its star-surveying satellite Gaia into space Thursday, hoping to produce the most accurate three-dimensional map of the Milky Way and to better understand the evolution of our galaxy.
The satellite was
By YURIKO NAGANOAssociated Press
TOKYO (AP) - This holiday season Nintendo faces a critical test with its Wii U video game console that is pitted against Sony's PlayStation 4 and Microsoft's Xbox One as it seeks to revive flagging sales.
Analysts say there's a chance for the Kyoto-based
By COREY WILLIAMSAssociated Press
DETROIT (AP) - Detroit Mayor-elect Mike Duggan said Thursday that he and emergency manager Kevyn Orr will share some of the duties of running the cash-strapped city but the bulk of the financial responsibilities will remain under Orr's control.
BERLIN (AP) - A survey has found that German investor confidence has jumped to a 7 ½-year high in December on the back of hopes of an economic upturn in Europe.
The ZEW institute said Tuesday that its confidence index, which measures investors' expectations for the next six months, rose to 62
By the Spokane Shock
SPOKANE, WA (December 16, 2013) – The Spokane Shock have been assigned quarterback Erik Meyer to the 2014 roster.
Erik Meyer (6-2, 210, Eastern Washington) rejoins the Shock for the 2014 AFL season. During his 2013 campaign for the Shock, Meyer rewrote the Spokane record