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US issues worldwide travel alert

The United States issued a worldwide travel alert, warning Americans to be vigilant during the holiday period, especially in the wake of a deadly siege in...

China grandfather defends petition to expel HIV-positive boy

The grandfather of a Chinese HIV‑positive boy has defended his support for a petition to banish him from their village, media reported Saturday, in a...

China leader cautions against external forces

Chinese President Xi Jinping is urging the semiautonomous former Portuguese colony of Macau to guard against interference by what he called hostile...

American nurse exposed to Ebola released from hospital

An American nurse who was exposed to Ebola while volunteering in Sierra Leone was released from the National Institutes of Health's Clinical Center in...

 

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Bitcoin promoter gets two years for silk road money laundering

Charlie Shrem, the former Bitcoin Foundation Inc. executive who pleaded guilty to charges tied to the...

Amazon debuts one-hour delivery for Manhattan customers

Amazon.com Inc. began offering one‑hour delivery in Manhattan today, the retailer’s latest effort to connect consumers with products they order...

T-Mobile to pay $90 million to settle ‘cramming’ allegations

T‑Mobile USA agreed to pay $90 million to resolve federal and state claims that it charged consumers for extra services without authorization, a...

Facebook sees further decline in usage among teenagers in 2014

Facebook Inc. is getting less and less cool, at least among teens.