• In this Friday, April 22, 2016, photo, Christian Cantrell, a software engineer and science fiction author, poses for a photo at his high-end computer setup that an Oculus Rift camera will go with, at his home in Sterling, Va. Cantrell pre-ordered the device and is still waiting, despite the fact that the gadgets began shipping weeks earlier. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

    Oculus Rift delays flatten virtual-reality fan fervor

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Virtual reality, oddly enough, isn’t immune to the problems that arise in practical reality. Just ask would-be fans of the Oculus Rift headset, many — possibly most — of whom are still waiting for their $600 gadgets more than four weeks after they started shipping .

  • In this Friday, April 22, 2016, photo, Christian Cantrell, a software engineer and science fiction author, poses for a photo at his high-end computer setup that an Oculus Rift camera will go with, at his home in Sterling, Va. Cantrell pre-ordered the device and is still waiting, despite the fact that the gadgets began shipping weeks earlier. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

    Oculus Rift delays flatten virtual-reality fan fervor

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Virtual reality, oddly enough, isn’t immune to the problems that arise in practical reality. Just ask would-be fans of the Oculus Rift headset, many — possibly most — of whom are still waiting for their $600 gadgets more than four weeks after they started shipping .

  • Arena plan in Seattle could move 1 step closer to reality

    SEATTLE (AP) — The stretch of roadway is one-tenth of a mile long and barely wide enough for cars to pass in opposite directions without one pulling off to the side.

  • Lance Armstrong asking judge to end government lawsuit

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Lance Armstrong has asked a federal judge to end a lawsuit against him by the U.S. government that seeks to recover millions of dollars in sponsorship money the U.S. Postal Service paid to his cycling teams.

  • In this Nov. 29, 2015, file photo, travelers walk to their gates at O'Hare International Airport in Chicago. Airline schedule changes aren’t always a bad thing. Savvy travelers can use them to their advantage to book the flights they want without paying expensive change fees. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh, File)

    Taking advantage of airline schedule changes to save money

    NEW YORK (AP) — Airline schedule changes are often frustrating. Suddenly a mid-morning flight shifts to one leaving before sunrise or a leisurely layover turns into a mad dash to the next gate.

  • Today in History

    Today is Thursday, April 28, the 119th day of 2016. There are 247 days left in the year.

  • In this undated file photo released by the Georgia Department of Corrections, death row inmate Daniel Anthony Lucas is seen. Lucas, 37, was sentenced to die in 1999 for the killings of Steven Moss, 37, his 11-year-old son Bryan and 15-year-old daughter Kristin, who interrupted a burglary at their home near Macon in central Georgia. Lucas is scheduled to be executed Wednesday, April 27, 2016  at the state prison in Jackson. (Georgia Department of Corrections via AP, File)

    Georgia set to execute man convicted in triple killing

    JACKSON, Ga. (AP) — Georgia executed a man Wednesday who was convicted in the 1998 killings of a central Georgia trucking company owner and his two children during a home burglary.

  • In this undated file photo released by the Georgia Department of Corrections, death row inmate Daniel Anthony Lucas is seen. Lucas, 37, was sentenced to die in 1999 for the killings of Steven Moss, 37, his 11-year-old son Bryan and 15-year-old daughter Kristin, who interrupted a burglary at their home near Macon in central Georgia. Lucas is scheduled to be executed Wednesday, April 27, 2016  at the state prison in Jackson. (Georgia Department of Corrections via AP, File)

    Lawyers ask for halt to execution; say convict was young

    ATLANTA (AP) — Lawyers for a Georgia death row inmate scheduled to die this week are asking a court to halt his execution, arguing the death penalty was inappropriate because of his youth and lack of maturity at the time of his crime.

  • This Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014, file photo, shows the facade of the New York Stock Exchange. Global stock markets were trading largely higher Tuesday, April 26, 2016, as traders digested a raft of corporate earnings statements from around the world in the run-up to the latest policy decisions from the U.S. Federal Reserve and the Bank of Japan. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)

    US stocks rise with oil prices, machinery companies climb

    MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Asian stocks were mixed Wednesday after an overnight surge in oil prices raised questions about the outlook for the energy sector. Investors are watching for the outcome of policy meetings by the U.S. Federal Reserve and Bank of Japan.

  • In this March 23, 2016, file photo, Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull speaks at a press conference in Sydney. Australia announced Tuesday, April 26, 2016, that French company DCNS had beat bidders from Japan and Germany to build the next generation of submarines in Australia's largest-ever defense contract. Turnbull said the French-designed submarines would be built in the Australian manufacturing hub of Adelaide. (AP Photo/Rick Rycroft, File)

    Australia says French company wins huge submarine contract

    PARIS (AP) — Australia’s largest-ever defense contract has gone to a French shipbuilder to produce a new generation of submarines, thrilling officials in Paris and inaugurating half a century of close defense cooperation between the nations.