23 Apr. 2014 6:21 AM ET
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Microsoft is expanding a program that gives schools the ability to prevent ads from appearing in search results when they use its Bing search engine. The program, launched in a pilot program earlier this year, is now available to all U.S. schools, public or private, from kindergarten through the 12th grade.
23 Apr. 2014 6:19 AM ET
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Business activity in Europe has risen to its highest level in three years as a once-shaky economic recovery gains speed.
23 Apr. 2014 6:15 AM ET
BRUSSELS (AP) — Governments across the 18-country eurozone made further headway in 2013 in reducing their deficits, official figures showed Wednesday in a further sign that spending cuts and the nascent economic recovery helped to heal government finances.
23 Apr. 2014 6:06 AM ET
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Unidentified material that has washed ashore in southwestern Australia is being examined for any link to the lost Malaysian plane, authorities said Wednesday.
23 Apr. 2014 5:57 AM ET
NEW YORK (AP) — Amsterdam wants to create an online game to get unemployed young people engaged in finding jobs across Europe. Schaerbeek, Belgium, envisions using geothermal mapping to give households personalized rundowns of steps to save energy. Gdansk, Poland, is proposing to require officials to debate ideas from citizens.
23 Apr. 2014 5:19 AM ET
MOKPO, South Korea (AP) — A colleague calls Capt. Lee Joon-seok the nicest person on the ship. With more than 40 years' experience at sea, Lee could speak with eloquence about the romance and danger of a life spent on ships.
23 Apr. 2014 4:39 AM ET
BEIJING (AP) — At age 32, Jason Jia already is the kind of customer luxury automakers are seeking as competition grows in China's lucrative but crowded market.
23 Apr. 2014 4:22 AM ET
TOKYO (AP) — Shares were mixed Wednesday, as weak data from China sapped the upward momentum from an overnight rally on a flurry of deals in the pharmaceutical sector.
23 Apr. 2014 3:45 AM ET
CHICAGO (AP) — Wrigley Field, the home of the Chicago Cubs, marks the 100th anniversary of its first game on Wednesday with a matchup against Arizona. The ballpark that opened as Weeghman Park on April 23, 1914, has hosted millions of fans and been the scene of some of baseball's most indelible moments. Some stars who graced its friendly confines offer their memories:
23 Apr. 2014 3:07 AM ET
WASHINGTON (AP) — To hear party operatives describe the fight for the Senate, it's the boogeyman billionaires against the shifty septuagenarian.
23 Apr. 2014 3:02 AM ET
BONNE TERRE, Mo. (AP) — Missouri executed an inmate early Wednesday only a few miles from the farm where prosecutors say he orchestrated the 1993 killing of a couple whose cows he wanted to steal.
23 Apr. 2014 2:48 AM ET
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Pirates stopped a Singapore-owned tanker in the Malacca Strait and stole several million liters of diesel fuel it was carrying, Malaysian marine police said Wednesday.
23 Apr. 2014 2:41 AM ET
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The mother of a 17-year-old honors student who was among 10 people killed in a fiery Northern California bus crash sued FedEx on Tuesday, alleging that its trucks have a history of catching fire.
23 Apr. 2014 2:37 AM ET
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — For all the tens of billions of dollars that the nation has spent on screening passengers and their bags, few airports made a comparable investment to secure the airplanes themselves.
23 Apr. 2014 2:34 AM ET
BONNE TERRE, Mo. (AP) — Missouri executed an inmate early Wednesday who was convicted of killing a farming couple in 1993 as part of a plot to steal their cows.