By PETER SVENSSONAP Technology Writer
NEW YORK (AP) - The tablet computer is without a doubt the gift of the season - just like it was last year. But if you resisted the urge in 2011, now is the time to give in. This season's tablets are better all around. Intense competition has kept
By CARLO PIOVANO and DON MELVINAssociated Press
BRUSSELS (AP) - The prospect of failure loomed over a European Union leaders' summit intended to lay out the 27-country bloc's long-term spending plans.
While heavyweights like Britain and France are pulling in opposite directions, smaller
By The Associated Press
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and stories that will be talked about today:
1. WHY BLACK FRIDAY IS MORE IMPORTANT THAN EVER
Americans' growing comfort with online shopping puts more pressure on brick-and-mortar stores, which depend so heavily
By AYA BATRAWY and MAGGIE MICHAELAssociated Press
CAIRO (AP) - Supporters and opponents of President Mohammed Morsi clashed Friday in the worst violence since he took office, while he defended a decision to give himself near-absolute power to root out what he called "weevils eating away at the
By The Associated Press
"The revolution was not staged in search for a benign dictator, there is a difference between revolutionary decisions and dictatorial decisions. God is the only one whose decisions are not questioned." - Egyptian Wael Ghonim, criticizing Egypt's Islamist president,
By KELVIN CHANAP Business Writer
GUANGZHOU, China (AP) - Chinese automaker BYD Co. may be hoping that Si Rui (pronounced suh-ray), the name for its new midsize sedan, translates into turnaround. The ailing company, which counts billionaire Warren Buffett as an investor, is banking on the new
By THANYARAT DOKSONE and TODD PITMANAssociated Press
BANGKOK (AP) - Protesters calling for Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra to step down rallied in the heart of Bangkok on Saturday, clashing with police in the first major demonstration against the government since it came to power last
By RAF CASERTAssociated Press
BRUSSELS (AP) - The European Union took a major step to protect sharks on Thursday, banning the brutal practice of hacking off their fins before throwing the fish back into the sea to die.
The European Parliament voted by an overwhelming 566-47 margin to force all
By HAMZA HENDAWIAssociated Press
CAIRO (AP) - Egypt's Islamist president unilaterally decreed greater authorities for himself Thursday and effectively neutralized a judicial system that had emerged as a key opponent by declaring that the courts are barred from challenging his decisions.
By VICKI SMITHAssociated Press
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) - For people behind bars in six Appalachian states, they are one of the few forms of escape - hundreds of used books, wrapped in brown paper and stacked thigh-high under a table, just waiting to be shipped.
Parenting and self-help books.