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  • More than 2,500 confirmed dead in Nepal earthquake

    KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Sleeping in the streets and shell-shocked, Nepalese cremated the dead and dug through rubble for the missing Sunday, a day after a massive Himalayan earthquake killed more than 2,500 people. Aftershocks…

  • Picture it: A 1,000-year exposure showing a changing Earth

    AMHERST, Mass. (AP) — If a picture is worth a thousand words, then Jonathon Keats figures a picture can also span a thousand years. Keats, a San Francisco writer and self-described experimental philosopher and conceptual…

  • Winners and losers of the demise of the big Comcast deal

    NEW YORK (AP) — In the aftermath of Comcast’s decision to walk away from buying Time Warner Cable, some winners and losers are emerging. The combined company would have created an Internet and TV behemoth…

  • Start of dwarf planet mission delayed after small mix-up

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — NASA said Friday observations of a dwarf planet have been delayed slightly after a communication glitch. The Dawn spacecraft circling dwarf planet Ceres was supposed to kick off its science campaign…

  • Court: Iowa casino doesn’t have to pay $41M jackpot error

    IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — When an 87-year-old Illinois grandmother bet a quarter in an Iowa slot machine in 2011, she thought she’d hit it big. The screen said: “The reels have rolled your way!…

  • Review: Getting your Apple Watch? Here’s how to use it

    NEW YORK (AP) — Apple Watches have arrived to the first group of people who had ordered one two weeks ago. Those who haven’t bought one yet will likely face a wait. Apple’s retail stores…

  • New York begins effort to help startups navigate regulations

    NEW YORK (AP) — Technology startups and New York authorities will get each other’s input on dealing with regulations under an initiative the state attorney general and New York City’s chief lawyer announced Friday. Attorney…

  • Dallas Zoo giraffe whose birth was seen online named Kipenzi

    DALLAS (AP) — A giraffe born at the Dallas Zoo as people around the world watched online has been named. The Dallas Zoo said Friday that the name Kipenzi (kih-PEHN’-zee) has been chosen for the…

  • Amazon, Microsoft lead gains in big technology stocks

    NEW YORK (AP) — Big gains by Amazon, Microsoft and Google sending technology stocks to a higher close. The broader market also rose Friday, but not as much. The Nasdaq composite rose again, a day…

  • Huge magma chamber spied under Yellowstone supervolcano

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Scientists have spied a vast reservoir of hot, partly molten rock beneath the supervolcano at Yellowstone National Park that’s big enough to fill the Grand Canyon 11 times over. The newly…

  • Comcast abandons Time Warner Cable bid after gov’t pushback

    NEW YORK (AP) — What killed Comcast’s $45 billion bid for Time Warner Cable? Regulators’ desire to protect the Internet video industry that is reshaping TV. A combination of the No. 1 and No. 2…

  • Correction: Amazon-Cloud Computing Business story

    NEW YORK (AP) — In a story April 23 about Amazon, The Associated Press reported erroneously that its quarterly revenues came in below analysts’ estimates. They came in above analysts’ estimates. A corrected version of…

  • Update on the latest business

    FINANCIAL MARKETS Amazon, Google lift technology stocks NEW YORK (AP) — Stock indexes are edging higher in midday trading on Wall Street, helped by gains in big technology companies. Amazon soared 15 percent after revealing…

  • Big technology stocks rise in early trading; Amazon soars

    NEW YORK (AP) — Big gains by Amazon and Google are lifting technology stocks in early trading. Amazon soared 15 percent early Friday after revealing details about its cloud computing service for the first time.…

  • EU approves more GM food as row simmers

    BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union has authorized the use of more genetically modified food and feed amid a row over whether EU member states should be able to independently ban certain GM products. The…