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HONEY BROOK, Pa. (AP) — A Philadelphia-area couple charged in the torture death of the woman's 3-year-old son will head to trial after waiving their preliminary hearings.
By Allison Martell and Alastair Sharp TORONTO (Reuters) - BlackBerry Ltd on Friday reported a bigger-than-expected drop in third-quarter revenue, sending shares of the struggling smartphone maker lower, even as it eked out a small adjusted profit and began generating cash flow again. Revenue fell to $793 million from $1.19 billion a year earlier, falling short of analysts' expectations of $931.5 million. BlackBerry's Nasdaq-listed shares fell 5.7 percent to $9.50 in premarket trading. ...
DENVER (AP) — The parents of Colorado theater shooting suspect James Holmes are pleading for him to be spared the death penalty.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans are skeptical that the benefits of the heralded drone revolution will outweigh the risks to privacy and safety, although a majority approve of using small, unmanned aircraft for dangerous jobs or in remote areas, according to a new Associated Press-GfK poll.
Police in upstate New York say the body of a 5-year-old boy who was the subject of an Amber Alert has been found.
Believing he is inheriting a debt of $2 billion, incoming Governor Tom Wolf presented a frank but hopeful financial picture of the commonwealth. In a game of political fingerpointing, Wolf blames the state's budgetary deficit on the Corbett Administration's reliance on non-recurring revenues. Tom Corbett and Co. used the same excuse when he entered office four years ago, implicating former Governor Ed Rendell. "We have a structural deficit and it's a big one," Wolf said. "We need to think about…
BERNE, N.Y. (AP) — New York police investigating the death of a 5-year-old boy say a caretaker's initial report that he was abducted from an Albany-area home is false.
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Stock index futures climbed on Friday, and the benchmark S&P 500 index was poised to continue to rally after its best two-day run in three years.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Before President Barack Obama jets off to Hawaii for his annual Christmas vacation, he will carry out a White House ritual: the year-end news conference.
Verizon Communications and AT&T appear to have determined that their path to wireless service customer growth is through essentially giving away tablets, according to a report by Bloomberg. This month, the two carriers are each offering free or nearly-free tablets to customers who sign up for certain wireless services, highlighting a recent trend in which 61 percent of total monthly subscriber growth at the country's top carriers is due to tablets, the report said. It's clear why those companies…
Flying Dog Brewery isn't betting the farm. Rather, it's placing its bets on the farm. The Frederick-based craft brewer is getting ready to open an experimental brewery on a hop farm in Loudoun County, Virginia. Farmworks Brewery will be a 5-acre, "unique farm brewery destination" featuring a 15-barrel brewhouse, tasting room and hospitality area. For you true beer nerds out there, it will also feature a coolship, an extensive barrel-aging and sour beer facility. The new operation will be located…
Good morning and happy Friday. It's supposed to be another cold but sunny day, with a high of 41. Saturday will be much like today, and on Sunday a stretch of rain and wintry mix moves in, forecasted to last till Christmas Eve. Here's eight things for you to know this morning. • On Sunday, in observance of Homeless Persons' Memorial Day, Health Care for the Homeless is holding a memorial service at the Inner Harbor Amphitheater. All are welcome. • Michael Phelps is in court today for drunken…
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The first person convicted in federal court of profiting from the illegal sale of human organs is out of prison.
After several quarters of losses, BlackBerry finally ekes out a small profit. But sales remain weak for the once mighty smartphone maker.>
The Philadelphia Phillies aren't going to be the only local sports team heading to Clearwater, Fla., this winter for preseason training. The Philadelphia Union reached a multi-year deal with the city of Clearwater Thursday night under which the soccer club will hold training camp at its Joe DiMaggio complex. The complex is across the street from the Bright House Field facilities where the Phillies hold spring training. The Union will hold its preseason in February, while the Phillies hold spring…
New Jersey consumers are claiming that the bread and bakery products from three supermarkets are not fresh-baked from scratch in the store. In a case filed recently with state court, a class of consumers say that baked goods from Whole Foods, Wegmans and Acme are made somewhere else then just reheated at the supermarkets. The Courier-Post has the story: The suits, filed Tuesday in state court in Camden, contend the firms are violating the state's Consumer Fraud Act through deceptive advertising…
Customers have always been the compass of how successful businesses operate; business exists to serve the customer - it always has and it always will. The difference in this digital age, where customers are more mobile, social and data-driven, is that the customer's power and ability to influence has shifted, and the customer's voice has scaled...
Bowing to hacker pressure, Sony canceled the theatrical debut of the new Seth Rogen-James Franco film, "The Interview." Hollywood celebrities are upset about the move. Are you?>
In this week's Ask Maggie, CNET consumer advice columnist Marguerite Reardon cautions readers to think twice about giving a smartphone as a gift. One reason why? It's the gift that keeps on costing.>
Join CNET's Jeff Bakalar as he sat down with Russ Frushtick along with Giant Bomb's Vinny Caravella and Alex Navarro as they round up everything 2014 had to offer in gaming. The guys cover the highs, the lows and everything in between including a look towards 2015.>
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