October 17, 2013 |
Verizon Wireless reported third-quarter earnings Thursday that generally met expectations, but did come with one surprise for Apple-watchers. During a conference call with analysts, Verizon executives said the company had 3.9 million iPhone activations in the quarter that ended Sept. 30. That's the same number it had in the second quarter that ended in June, and down a bit from the 4 million activations it had in the first quarter ending in March. WATCH: 5 videos to introduce new Apple retail chief Angela Ahrendts The number is still up 26% from the 3.1 million iPhone activations it had a year ago. Activations count new phones as well as phones purchased on the resale market or handed down to other friends and family members. The number was a bit surprising considering Apple launched the iPhone 5s and 5c at the end of the quarter.
October 12, 2013 |
PAYSON, Utah - There's a good chance that the fresh tart cherries Southern Californians find at their grocers originated from Robert McMullin's orchards at the base of the Wasatch Mountains. The third-generation farmer provides 90% of the fresh sour cherries found in Southern California. The hard-to-find fruit is prized by bakers and cooks. McMullin shook his head when he recalled how much fruit went unpicked during this year's July harvest. "We lost $300,000 on that deal because we didn't have enough guys to pick," he said.
October 9, 2013 |
WASHINGTON - Not long after the flag-draped coffins of four Americans killed in combat arrived Wednesday at Delaware's Dover Air Force Base, the Pentagon announced that a private charity would restore death benefits for the families of military members who died while on active duty. But that quick action did little to calm the families' ire and stop the finger-pointing between the Obama administration and Republicans about a government failure whose effect was deeply symbolic and immediately felt by bereft parents, grieving spouses and children left without mothers and fathers.
October 9, 2013 |
An undercover New York police officer was arraigned Wednesday on charges including gang assault in connection with an attack on an SUV by a group of motorcyclists, one of seven bikers to be arrested in the road rage attack that has shocked the city and drawn national headlines. Wojciech Braszczok, 32, was an “active participant” in the attack on Alexian Lien's Range Rover on Sept. 29, prosecutors allege. He was charged with gang assault, assault and criminal mischief. He posted a $150,000 bail bond and was released.
October 8, 2013 |
Emerson Etem returned to skating with his Ducks teammates Tuesday morning and is prepared to be activated for the team's regular-season home opener Thursday against the New York Rangers at Honda Center. "I'm feeling good, I'm ready.… I feel healthy, as good as I've been in a while, that's my threshold," Etem said after the Tuesday morning skate at Honda Center. "If I feel I can manage what I've got - and I can - I feel like I'm ready to play. " Etem, 21, suffered a lower-leg injury after scoring a goal Sept.
October 8, 2013 |
Seeking to rebut mounting criticism over the rollout of Obamacare nationwide, California's insurance exchange boasted that nearly 29,000 people applied for coverage last week under the federal healthcare law. Covered California, the state's new marketplace, said it released the data earlier than planned to counter "misinformation" and reports about widespread glitches preventing people from signing up. Peter Lee, the exchange's executive director, defended...
October 2, 2013 |
Actor Tim Cummings is quietly stripping on stage at Los Angeles' Fountain Theatre. Each item of clothing comes off with mounting dread. Now Cummings, who plays writer-turned-AIDS activist Ned Weeks in Larry Kramer's pioneering play "The Normal Heart," stands in his underwear, somewhat bow-legged. He faces the mostly empty theater looking like an oversized, bearded boy, helpless, his buff arms hanging loose at his sides. He lays down on a steel gurney. "Dr. Brookner, what's happening?"
September 24, 2013 |
CAIRO - For most of its 85-year history, the Muslim Brotherhood has been an outlawed organization. Now it has come full circle. The Islamist movement, which soared to undreamed-of political heights when one of its leaders became Egypt's president last year, suffered a decisive blow Monday when an Egyptian court banned all of its activities and ordered the confiscation of its financial assets. It was among the current government's most sweeping measures yet against the group, most of whose leaders have been jailed on serious charges, with thousands of its followers dead or in hiding.
September 18, 2013 |
Slacker Inc., a music streaming service, has introduced a new feature that it hopes will be a more personalized way to discover music through its app for Apple Inc.'s iOS devices. The new feature, included in Slacker's app for iOS 7, lets users choose music stations to go along with their activities, such as working out or eating brunch with friends. Users can choose from categories such as "Working in the Office," "Running" and "Daydream," which each lead to a selection of programmed, themed stations with names like "Classic Jazz" and "Reggae Brunch.
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September 18, 2013 |
Authorities have called off an active search at Castaic Lake for Bryce Laspisa, the college student whose sport utility vehicle was found in the area after he was reported missing. The decision, relayed to Laspisa's family on Tuesday, caps weeks of searching on land, underwater and from the air. Bryce's friends set up a Facebook page dedicated to the search while relatives rallied around his parents and flew in from out of state. His father has been at Castaic Lake nearly every day to aid the search effort.