BOSTON/NEW YORK - A top retail trade group executive on Sunday called for tougher security standards that could mean more spending for the industry, its banks and business partners after a series of data breaches at major merchants. Stores and card processing companies have reported a steady stream of security breaches for years without a major backlash from consumers, such as those disclosed by TJX Cos in 2007 and by Heartland Payment Systems Inc in 2009.
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WASHINGTON - Apple Inc does not use patented technology owned by Google unit Motorola Mobility in making its iPhones, an appeals court said on Friday. The U.S. Court of Appeals...
GLENDALE, Ariz. -- The Minnesota Wild aren't letting anything derail their New Year's resolution for better play, not even the loss of two superstars. With forwards Mikko Koivu and Zach Parise both on injured reserve, Minnesota got a hat trick from right winger Justin Fontaine and the game-winner center Kyle Brodziak to beat Phoenix 4-1 on Thursday at Jobing.com Arena.
OKLAHOMA CITY - A 33-year-old Oklahoma man has been charged with killing his stepfather by giving him an "atomic wedgie," that caused the victim to suffocate on his own underwear. Brad Lee Davis was charged with murder in the death of 58-year-old Denver St. Clair in a drunken family fight at a residence just east of Oklahoma City, the Pottawatomie County Sheriff's Office said in an arrest affidavit obtained on Wednesday.
WASHINGTON - The Obama administration wants to keep the International Space Station, a $100 billion orbital research outpost that is a project of 15 nations, flying until at least 2024, four years beyond a previous target, NASA said on Wednesday. The extension will give the U.S. space agency more time to develop the technologies needed for eventual human missions to Mars, the long-term goal of NASA's human space program.
MINNEAPOLIS -- As has happened so often this season, the Phoenix Suns found a way to win. And in what has become a numbing reality, the Minnesota Timberwolves found a way to give a close game away. The visiting Suns ended the game on a 9-1 run -- including scoring the final seven points over the final 1:35 of the fourth quarter -- to beat the Timberwolves 104-103 at the Target Center on Wednesday night. Guard Gerald Green's 18-foot jumper from the corner with 3.9 seconds left was the game-winner. Guard Kevin Martin's 8-foot shot was short as time expired.
LOS ANGELES -- If the Minnesota Wild make the Stanley Cup playoffs, they may look back on Tuesday's game at Staples Center as a defining moment. They limped into Los Angeles without their top two goal-scorers and started their third-string goaltender, yet they emerged with the win. Darcy Kuemper stopped 39 shots, and winger Nino Neiderreiter scored the tying goal in the third period and the shootout winner to lead the Wild past the Los Angeles Kings 2-1.
PASADENA, California - The top-ranked Florida State Seminoles completed the biggest ever comeback to win college football's national championship with a wild 34-31 victory over No. 2 Auburn in the title game on Monday. The Seminoles were outplayed by the Tigers early on and trailed 21-3 late in the second quarter before capping a stunning rally with a two-yard touchdown by wide receiver Kelvin Benjamin with only 13 seconds remaining.
PHILADELPHIA -- The Minnesota Timberwolves routed the Philadelphia 76ers 126-95 Monday night to once again reach the .500 mark. Now the Timberwolves (17-17) want something more. "We need to get over that hump," forward Kevin Love said after a 26-point performance. "It's something we need to get past."