• Autonomous cars head for the Big Apple

    DETROIT (AP) — Autonomous vehicles are already navigating the verdant hills of Pittsburgh and the pitched avenues of San Francisco. They may soon be tested by the chaos of Manhattan, where pedestrians, taxis, buses and bikes embark daily on an eternal quest to avoid impact.

    Updated: 4:42 pm

  • US stocks rise on forecasts from Wal-Mart and airlines

    HONG KONG (AP) — Asian stocks advanced Wednesday after Wall Street’s main index closed at a fresh record high and Spain’s Catalonia crisis eased after an independence leader backed away from plans to break away immediately.

  • Microsoft’s 3Q earnings grow 31 pct; stock falls

    Microsoft Corp.’s latest quarterly earnings rose 31 percent even as sales of its Windows operating system sagged.