• Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter is briefed about a Marine exercise by Marine Major Quint Harris at Red Beach Thursday, Aug. 27, 2015, at Camp Pendleton, Calif.  Carter continues three-day, three-state trip to highlight some of his key priorities as secretary. (AP Photo/Lenny Ignelzi)

    Pentagon funding new high-tech venture

    MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. (AP) — Defense Secretary Ash Carter announced Friday that the Pentagon is funding a new venture to develop cutting-edge electronics and sensors that can flex and stretch and could be built into clothing or the skins of ships and aircraft.

  • Specialist Meric Greenbaum works at his post on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Friday, Aug. 28, 2015. U.S. stocks are opening slightly lower after a sharp two-day surge, as the stock market closes out a wild week. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

    Asian stocks extend global rally on upbeat US growth data

    Well, that was exciting.

  • In this July 31, 2015, photo, Goodyear's Spirit of America blimp floats near Dodger Stadium, in Los Angeles. The Goodyear Blimp is retiring, but a cigar-shaped craft with its blue-and-gold Goodyear logo emblazoned across the side will still be at sports events, it just won't be technically a blimp. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

    Goodyear retiring blimps, rolling out new cigar-shaped craft

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The fabled Goodyear Blimp is retiring.

  • Major League Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred talks to members of the media during a news conference, Thursday, Aug. 27, 2015, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Michael Perez)

    Fan at Phils game hurt soon after Manfred talks about safety

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A woman was injured by a foul ball at a Philadelphia Phillies game Thursday night, hours after the Major League Baseball commissioner was at the stadium and spoke about increasing fan safety.

  • Falcons’ McKay reinstated to NFL Competition Committee

    FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — The NFL has reinstated Falcons team president Rich McKay as chairman of the league’s powerful Competition Committee after suspending him from the post for the use of artificial noise at Atlanta home games.

  • New Mexico utility tries again with new rate request

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico’s largest electric utility on Thursday renewed its request to raise rates, this time by an average of more than 14 percent.

  • Los Angeles Marathon gets new sponsor

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles Marathon has a new sponsor.

  • In this image made from video and provided by WDBJ-TV7 news, Kimberly McBroom, the station’s morning anchor in Roanoke, Va., reacts to a live broadcast during which reporter Alison Parker and cameraman Adam Ward were fatally shot, Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2015. McBroom tried to reassure viewers immediately after the attack, carried out by Vester Lee Flanagan II, a former WDBJ-TV reporter known to viewers by his on-air name Bryce Williams. (WDBJ-TV7 news via AP)

    Virginia shootings make for tough media decisions

    NEW YORK (AP) — In an era when anyone can go online and find video of extremist beheadings, police shootings and other carnage, major news organizations applied their own standards to coverage of this week’s killing of a TV news crew in Virginia and showed only carefully selected portions of the footage.

  • Lawyer: Former franchisee alerted Subway about Fogle

    NEW YORK (AP) — A former franchisee alerted an executive in charge of Subway’s advertising in 2008 about her concerns about pitchman Jared Fogle, according to her lawyer.

  • Ravens All-Pro guard Yanda lets his play prove his worth

    OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) — Entering the final season of a five-year contract, Marshal Yanda insists he isn’t concerned about negotiating a new deal with the Baltimore Ravens.