Tech giants spot opportunity in forecasting China's smog

BEIJING Air pollution in China could be big business.Two of the world's largest technology firms, IBM and Microsoft, are vying to tap the nascent, fast-growing market for forecasting air quality in the world's top carbon emitters.Bouts of acrid smog en...

Peyton's Broncos dump Steelers, reach AFC title game

The Denver Broncos overcame an unspectacular outing by Peyton Manning on Sunday to earn a gritty 23-16 win over the Pittsburgh Steelers and set up a marquee quarterback matchup in next week's AFC title game.The 39-year-old Manning, back in the starting...

LED-lit pigeons illuminate New York skies in art exhibit

NEW YORK Thousands of pigeons with tiny LED lights strapped to their legs swooped through the darkening skies in a jaw-dropping display of beauty, but savvy New Yorkers gazing up at the performance art knew enough to keep their mouths shut.As evening f...

Beyonce's 'Lemonade' tops Billboard, Prince reigns on album chart

LOS ANGELES R&B star Beyonce stormed to the top of the weekly U.S. Billboard 200 album chart with her surprise visual concept album "Lemonade," while late singer Prince's music dominated the chart as fans continued to remember his legacy through his mu...

Apple wins dismissal of lawsuit over MacBook logic boards

Apple Inc won the dismissal on Thursday of a lawsuit accusing it of defrauding consumers by selling MacBook laptop computers that contained "logic boards" it knew were defective, and which routinely failed within two years.U.S. District Judge William A...

Indonesia's biodiesel push is vital for emission cuts target: group

JAKARTA Indonesia's biodiesel consumption is seen soaring to 7.9 million kilolitres next year from 1.1-1.2 kilolitres in 2015, an industry body said, adding that increased demand was crucial for the country's to meet its commitments on cutting greenhou...

The Met Breuer in New York showcases modern, contemporary art

NEW YORK - The Met Breuer, a new extension of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, gave a preview of its opening exhibition which features works by artists ranging from Titian and Leonardo da Vinci to Andy Warhol and Jackson Pollock.The new exhibition and p...

Justin Bieber storms UK charts to equal John Lennon's 1981 feat

LONDON Justin Bieber stormed the British singles charts on Friday with three singles from his new album in the top five, a feat no other artist has managed since John Lennon, posthumously, in 1981.The Canadian singer's singles "Sorry", "Love yourself" ...

Noodle restaurant wins Michelin star as Tokyo keeps gourmet crown

TOKYO A restaurant featuring ramen, a humble Japanese noodle dish, took its place among the more exalted gourmet restaurants as Tokyo kept its crown as the Michelin guide's dining capital of the world for the ninth straight year on Tuesday.Among the es...

Thailand expects record tourist arrivals in 2016

BANGKOK International tourist arrivals in Thailand are expected to reach a record high in 2016, the tourism minister said on Wednesday, after nearly 30 million foreigners came to its temples, beaches and bars in 2015.Tourism boomed even after the deadl...