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...

Obama to visit Flint, Michigan to hear about water crisis

WASHINGTON President Barack Obama will visit Flint, Michigan next week to hear from residents about the drinking water crisis, the White House said on Wednesday.Obama will visit Flint on May 4 to hear "first-hand from Flint residents about the public h...

Bangkok’s Chinatown: a night at the opera

BANGKOK Battles, a search for love and justice, all set in China. Hired by local Chinese shrines, opera companies in Bangkok’s Chinatown perform mythical stories in Mandarin to round off celebrations marking the Lunar New Year in the Thai capital.The...

China state firms seen boosting green energy investment in Australia

MELBOURNE Chinese state-owned companies are expected to boost their investment in Australia's expanding renewable energy sector, attracted by a national leadership that is more favorable to the industry than its forerunner. With six to eight state-owne...

Paris Fashion Week wraps up with sporty, edgy leather from Vuitton

PARIS French luxury label Louis Vuitton wrapped up Paris Fashion Week on Wednesday with sporty, edgy looks for next winter, offering plenty of leather for outerwear, trousers and dresses. On a catwalk spiked with mirror columns, designer Nicolas Ghesqu...

Siberian eatery is ideal spot for a Putin fan

KRASNOYARSK, Russia From the outside, President Cafe that opened last month is not that different from other eating places in this working-class residential area of Krasnoyarsk, a city in eastern Siberia.He might be 4,000 km (2,500 miles) away in Mosco...

Death toll from Ecuador earthquake surpasses 650

QUITO The death toll from Ecuador's devastating 7.8 magnitude earthquake last week has risen to 654 people, the country's emergency management authority said on Saturday. Last Saturday's quake, the worst in nearly seven decades, injured around 16,600 p...

Judge refuses to toss model's defamation lawsuit against Bill Cosby

LOS ANGELES Bill Cosby on Tuesday lost his bid to throw out a defamation lawsuit brought against the comedian and his former lawyer by supermodel Janice Dickinson, clearing the way for a trial in the sensational case.Dickinson claims in the Los Angeles...

Newborn seal draws visitors at Japanese aquarium

KAMOGAWA, Japan - A newborn baby seal has won over a legion of fans, wriggling its way to the hearts of visitors at an aquarium in Japan.Born on Feb. 21, the seal is the second ringed seal to be bred at Kamogawa Sea World. It is currently with its moth...

Kremlin says Putin, Elton John might meet in Russia in May

MOSCOW Russian President Vladimir Putin could meet British singer Elton John when he visits Russia in May if room can be found in the two men's schedules, the Kremlin said on Monday.Putin telephoned Elton John in September to say he would be ready to m...