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...

Widespread flooding hits Midwest, rivers still rising

CHICAGO Rain-swollen rivers in the U.S. Midwest forced the evacuation of hundreds of residents, threatened crops and livestock and left scores of buildings underwater on Wednesday after days of extreme weather in which 24 people died.Several major rive...

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...

South Korean 'superdads' on paternity leave break with tradition

SEOUL It's a weekday morning and Chung Sang-hoon, 34, is at home with his two small children, classical music playing in the background.Fathers like Chung, who has taken a year of paternity leave from his job in sales with a big foreign company, were o...

California methane leak was biggest ever in U.S., scientists say

LOS ANGELES The months-long natural gas leak that forced thousands of Los Angeles residents from their homes ranks as the largest known accidental methane release in U.S. history, equal to the annual greenhouse gas emissions of nearly 600,000 cars, sci...

Five works from Gurlitt art trove were looted by Nazis, task force finds

BERLIN A task force set up by the German government to determine the ownership history of more than 1,500 art works discovered in 2012 has found that only five were wrongfully taken from Jews, drawing criticism from Jewish groups.German tax inspectors ...

New York City tourism climbs to record high in 2015 for sixth year

NEW YORK The number of tourists visiting New York City rose to a record high in 2015 for the sixth consecutive year, with nearly 60 million people traveling to the biggest city in the United States, officials said on Thursday.The tourism boom continued...

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...

Chawrasia delights home fans with two-stroke Indian Open win

NEW DELHI SSP Chawrasia staved off the challenge of compatriot Anirban Lahiri and South Korean Wang Jeung-hun to end a run of second-place finishes by winning his home Indian Open for his third European Tour title on Sunday.Chawrasia had finished secon...

In Pakistan, young female boxers punch through gender barriers

KARACHI, Pakistan In a dense and dusty neighbourhood in the southern Pakistani city of Karachi, eight young girls lined up against a cement wall, touching their hands to their faces in prayer before boxing practice began.For the last six months, these ...