September 20, 2013 Hundreds of bloggers and coders are in NYC this week at the Latinos in Tech Innovation & Social Media #LATISM conference. Here are some dispatches from Tell Me More's Davar Ardalan.
September 20, 2013 The week brought new iPhones, iOS 7, Grand Theft Auto V and conversations about how social media are benefiting our brains. And federal regulators are weighing whether phones can be unlocked legally so that consumers can more easily move them between carriers.
September 20, 2013 The storm, which packed winds of 150 mph on Friday, is expected to weaken before it hits the Chinese territory.
September 20, 2013 The House GOP's vote on food stamps is a long way from George W. Bush's "compassionate conservatism" approach. The former president isn't fondly remembered by progressives for much, but anti-hunger advocates credit him for his strong support of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program.
September 20, 2013 The continuing resolution would technically forestall a government shutdown, but Democrats say its provision to defund the Affordable Care Act is dead on arrival in the Senate.
September 20, 2013 Joey Prusak saw a visually impaired man drop a $20 bill — and then watched as another customer picked it up and tried to say it was hers. The story of what he did next went viral. Prusak refused to serve the woman who had pocketed the money and gave the blind customer $20 from his own pocket.
September 20, 2013 An international watchdog based in the Netherlands says it has received an "initial declaration" of chemical weapons from Damascus.
September 20, 2013 Iran's new President Hassan Rouhani has launched a charm offensive ahead of his visit to the U.N. General Assembly next week, leading to speculation of a new course for relations with the U.S. But there are plenty of reasons for skepticism — Iran's history with the U.S. not the least of them.
September 20, 2013 As the Internet retailer's chief financial officer, she led its initial public offering in 1997. Founder Jeff Bezos has said Covey was Amazon's primary contact with Wall Street during critical years. Wednesday, she died after her bicycle collided with a van. Covey was 50.
September 20, 2013 Since emerging last year in the Middle East, a mysterious virus has infected at least 132 people and killed 58. But it's still unknown how people get infected. A genetic analysis now suggests that animals may have repeatedly infected people with the deadly virus.
September 20, 2013 Twin disasters — hurricanes that this week struck both sides of the nation — have been devastating. An additional 68 people in one village are missing and presumed dead after their homes were buried in a landslide.
September 20, 2013 Was it fair or foul that first baseman Prince Fielder took a nacho chip from an unsuspecting fan during Thursday's game? Check out the amusing scene and Fielder's comments afterward.
September 20, 2013 Census Bureau figures show a sharp contrast in how Americans have fared since the economic meltdown of 2008. Clay Bennett finds the news less than filling, while John Darkow thinks that hopes for an improving economy shouldn't be pinned on a rising housing market.