Aiming to sidestep Apple dispute, Obama makes case for access to device data

AUSTIN, Texas U.S. President Barack Obama on Friday made a passionate case for mobile devices to be built in a way that would allow the government to gain access to personal data if needed to prevent a terrorist attack or enforce tax laws.Speaking at t...

Sharp, Foxconn to sign deal next week: sources

TOKYO Sharp Corp (6753.T) and Taiwan's Foxconn are set to sign a takeover deal next week after repeated delays, with the two sides set to agree on a smaller bailout than originally planned for the troubled Japanese electronics maker, two sources famili...

Jon Stewart saved a runaway bull named Frank from being slaughtered

Jon Stewart may have stepped out of the public eye after ending his Daily Show hosting duties, but that doesn't mean he's stopped being wonderful. Case in point: Stewart, whose wife Tracey is on the board of directors at the Farm Sanctuary in upstate New...

Suit that mimics life at age 85 has no creases, just creaks

JERSEY CITY, N.J. With the push of a button, a perfectly healthy 34-year-old museum-goer named Ugo Dumont was transformed into a confused 85-year-old man with cataracts, glaucoma and a ringing in his ears known as tinnitus.Dumont had volunteered at Lib...

Pokemon Go eludes cloning attempts by big game studios: executives

SAN FRANCISCO Top video game companies, caught off-guard by the runaway success of Pokemon Go, are wrestling with how to play catch-up to the augmented reality app that has become a worldwide phenomenon.Nearly a dozen executives at companies from Sony ...

Apple's nine-year iPhone juggernaut stops with first sales decline

Apple Inc (AAPL.O) on Tuesday posted its first-ever decline in iPhone sales and its first revenue drop in 13 years as the company credited with inventing the smartphone struggles with an increasingly saturated market.The company's sales dropped by more...

Saudis Make Push for Nuclear Energy

While the world’s attention has focused on Iran’s nuclear ambitions, other players in the Middle East have been laying their own plans to develop nuclear power to meet future energy needs. Saudi Arabia, the most ambitious of the group, has announced ...

Here's why nuclear energy is essential to reducing carbon pollution in Pa.: David Hess

I want to applaud the Department of Environmental Protection for beginning a series of 14 listening sessions throughout the Commonwealth on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Clean Power Plan to reduce climate-changing carbon emissions. DAVID HE...

Frigid Pluto is home to more diverse terrain than expected

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. The most detailed look at Pluto's surface to date has revealed an unexpected range of mountains, glacial flows, smooth plains and other landscapes, according to studies released on Thursday.The unprecedented window into the so-call...

U.S. sought data from 15 Apple iPhones in last four months

NEW YORK Court records released on Tuesday show the U.S. Justice Department has in the last four months sought court orders to force Apple Inc (AAPL.O) to help investigators extract data from 15 iPhones in cases across the country. The disclosure comes...