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  • Spaceship pilot describes harrowing free fall after breakup

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The pilot of a Virgin Galactic spaceship that disintegrated midflight recalls trying in vain to activate oxygen to help him breathe as he fell toward the California desert. Federal accident investigators on…

  • Yelp’s 2Q results, outlook disappoint as stock plunges

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Yelp is getting panned by investors after the online business review service sank to a second-quarter loss and dimmed its outlook amid a slowdown in its digital advertising sales. The developments…

  • NTSB: Company should have prepared for human error

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The developer of the commercial spacecraft that broke apart during a test flight over California’s Mojave Desert last year failed to protect against human error, specifically the co-pilot unlocking a braking system…

  • Twitter 2Q revenue grows sharply but user growth stays slow

    NEW YORK (AP) — Twitter failed to grow its user base at a quick enough pace for investors in the second quarter even as revenue grew sharply, feeding concerns about whether it can ever become…

  • 2 injection wells shut down, 1 curbing activity after quakes

    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma Corporation Commission says two oil and gas wastewater injection wells are shutting down and one is reducing operations in the Crescent area following several earthquakes. The commission said Tuesday…

  • US expects to pay farmers $191 million for birds lost to flu

    DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The U.S. government expects to spend $191 million to pay chicken and turkey farmers for birds lost to avian flu, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said Tuesday as he called for…

  • What’s in the 6-year Senate transportation bill

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate is moving toward the likely passage this week of a sweeping, six-year transportation bill, but the House is putting off consideration of the measure until this fall. With a Friday…

  • Critically endangered northern white rhino dies at Czech zoo

    PRAGUE (AP) — One of the last five northern white rhinoceros left in the world has died. The Czech zoo in Dvur Kralove says the 31-year-old female Nabire died Monday evening due to a ruptured…

  • The top iPhone and iPad apps on App Store

    App Store Official Charts for the week ending July 27, 2015: Top Paid iPhone Apps: 1. Minecraft: Pocket Edition, Mojang 2. Goat Simulator, Coffee Stain Studios 3. Heads Up!, Warner Bros. 4. Facetune, Lightricks Ltd.…

  • Update on the latest in business:

    FINANCIAL MARKETS Global markets stabilize; US indexes move higher on earnings NEW YORK (AP) — Global stock markets steadied today as a rout in Chinese shares slowed and U.S. indexes turned higher. European shares also…

  • Microsoft’s free Windows 10 giveaway: What that means

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Microsoft’s new Windows 10 operating system debuts Wednesday, as the longtime leader in PC software hopes that giving the upgrade away for free will help it carve out a new role…

  • Scientists worry about arms race in artificial intelligence

    LONDON (AP) — Scientists and tech experts — including professor Stephen Hawking and Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak — warned Tuesday of a global arms race with weapons using artificial intelligence. In an open letter with…

  • Motorola refreshes Android phones, offers better cameras

    NEW YORK (AP) — Motorola is refreshing its Android smartphones with better cameras and other improvements as it seeks to lure customers who want lower-cost alternatives to leading smartphones from Apple and Samsung. These new…

  • Microsoft launches Windows 10: Here’s what that means

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Microsoft’s new Windows 10 operating system debuts Wednesday, as the longtime leader in PC software struggles to carve out a new role in a world where people increasingly rely on smartphones,…

  • Don’t LOL — Twitter is deleting stolen jokes

    WASHINGTON — Don’t you hate when you craft a witty, concise tweet and someone else copies and pastes your material and tweets it as their own? Twitter doesn’t like it, either. The micro-blogging giant periodically…

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