By BEN HUBBARD and ZEINA KARAMAssociated Press
BEIRUT (AP) - Fighters from a shadowy militant group with suspected links to al-Qaida joined Syrian rebels in seizing a government missile defense base in northern Syria on Friday, according to activists and amateur video.
It was unclear if the
By JACK GILLUMAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - Republican vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan is a fiscal conservative, champion of small government and critic of federal handouts. But as a congressman in Wisconsin, Ryan lobbied for tens of millions of dollars on behalf of his constituents
ISSAQUAH, Wash. (AP) - Costco is drawing more shoppers and signing up more new members, helping the wholesale club operator's fiscal fourth-quarter net income and revenue climb. Its performance beat Wall Street's expectations, and its shares hit an all-time high Wednesday.
By JONATHAN FAHEYAP Energy Writer
NEW YORK (AP) - Americans will pay more to heat their homes this winter as they feel something they didn't feel much of last year: cold.
Prices for natural gas, heating oil and other fuels will be relatively stable. But customers will have to use more
By DERRIK J. LANGAP Entertainment Writer
When the Kinect system was unleashed two years ago for the Xbox 360, there were promises that the camera-based, gesture-detecting gadget could turn users' bodies into paintbrushes, allow them to chat with a virtual lad named Milo, transform real-
By MICHAEL R. BLOODAssociated Press
SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, Calif. (AP) - Federal regulators disclosed Monday that the proposed restart of the long-shuttered San Onofre nuclear power plant in California could lead to an exhaustive review that might last months or even years.
The Nuclear Regulatory
By The Associated Press
DETROIT (AP) - GM plans to hire 10,000 computer workers at four technology innovation centers across the country. It's part of a plan to bring 90 percent of GM's computer technology into the company from outside firms to put GM on the cutting edge.
By TOM KRISHERAP Auto Writer
DETROIT (AP) - Now hiring in Detroit: Scads of software developers and programmers.
General Motors is moving past layoffs and the Motor City's rusty, low-tech image. It's setting out on its own to develop software and invent the most advanced gizmos for your
By MARCIA DUNNAP Aerospace Writer
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) - A private company is on the verge of launching another cargo ship to the International Space Station.
On Sunday night, California-based SpaceX will attempt to send a Dragon capsule to the orbiting lab and its three-member crew.
By CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER and SCOTT MAYEROWITZAP Business Writers
WASHINGTON (AP) - When conspiracists suggested Friday that the Obama administration had engineered a sharp drop in unemployment to aid President Barack Obama's re-election, the response was swift.
Career government officials