- How can people safely take control from a self-driving car?
LOS ANGELES (AP) — New cars that can steer and brake themselves risk lulling people in the driver's seat into a false sense of security — and even to sleep. One way to keep people alert may be providing distractions that are now illegal.
- Fantasy sports companies weigh leaving US market _ for now
BOSTON (AP) — Yahoo remains active. CBS has quietly withdrawn. And lesser known daily fantasy sports companies are scaling back.
- Leaders of warming Earth meet in Paris to cut emissions
LE BOURGET, France (AP) — Some 150 world leaders including President Barack Obama are joining U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon Monday in kicking off two weeks of high-stakes climate talks near Paris, with organizers hoping the unprecedented high-level appearances will turbocharge the chances of reaching an ambitious deal to cut emissions that are warming the planet.
- Don't get Grinched by cybercrime during the holiday season
NEW YORK (AP) — Online fraud spikes during the holiday shopping season, as people searching for the perfect gifts take to cyberspace and head to traditional stores armed with their smartphones.
- Hull-aballoo: New Navy destroyer's seaworthiness questioned
BATH, Maine (AP) — The largest destroyer built for the U.S. Navy cuts an imposing figure: massive, with an angular shape, hidden weapons and antennas, and electric-drive propulsion. But underneath the stealthy exterior resides a style of hull that fell out of favor a century ago in part because it can be unstable.
- Denmark's Bang & Olufsen considering takeover bid
HELSINKI (AP) — Consumer electronics company Bang & Olufsen says it's in talks over a potential takeover bid, sending its shares surging more than 30 percent.
- Timeline of key events in UN effort against climate change
PARIS (AP) — After decades of warnings from scientists that greenhouse gas emissions were warming the planet, governments started coming together in the 1980s to combat the problem. Here's a timeline of key moments in the diplomatic effort to stop global warming, leading up to the U.N. climate conference in Paris:
- Yahoo's CEO is running out of time to turn things around
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Marissa Mayer's nearly four-year attempt to turn around Yahoo needs a turnaround itself, repeating a pattern of futility that has hobbled one of the Internet's best-known companies for the past decade.
- As Yahoo Turns: What's next in its decade-long soap opera?
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Yahoo has starred in a decade-long soap opera during which it's run through five CEOs, fended off a hostile takeover bid from Microsoft and sparred (often unsuccessfully) with activist investors who muscled their way on to the Internet company's board.
- Growth _ but not expansion _ in US Internet gambling market
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Internet gambling is slowly growing — but not expanding — after 2 1/2 years of online betting in the United States.