Appeals court rules for heirs of Santa Claus song composer
"Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town" is comin' back into the hands of the heirs of a songwriter who composed it.
Lawsuit wants plans mandated for dealing with big oil spills
An environmental group is suing the federal government, contending it is giving pipeline owners and operators a free pass on developing plans for dealing with major oil spills.
Battery fires: FAA to back ban on passenger plane shipments
The risk of fire is prompting federal officials to back a proposed ban on rechargeable battery shipments on passenger airlines.
Airlines post better on-time rate but get more complaints
More flights are arriving on time but consumer complaints about the airlines have nearly doubled.
'Like' this? Facebook testing out new emotion buttons
Sometimes "liking" something just isn't enough.
Domino's Pizza misses 3Q profit forecasts
Domino's Pizza Inc. (DPZ) on Thursday reported third-quarter earnings of $37.8 million.
Drop in applications for US unemployment benefits last week
Fewer Americans sought unemployment benefits last week, as employers hold onto workers despite a recent slowdown in hiring because of global pressures weighing on the U.S. economy.
Trump to appear in Vegas for campaign rally
Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump is expected to appear at a noon campaign rally in Las Vegas at the Treasure Island casino-hotel.
GM recalls SUVs, tells owners not to use windshield wipers
General Motors is telling owners of some SUVs not to use their windshield wipers because an electrical short could cause the motor to catch fire.
Raids conducted on VW locations
German prosecutors have been carrying out searches in connection with their investigation of the Volkswagen emissions scandal.
Biden backing Asia trade pact despite union opposition
Labor groups have a warning for Vice President Joe Biden as he lobbies for a major trade pact with Asia: We won't forget this if you run for president.
Portugal waits as politicians try to build a government
Days of hard political bargaining are expected in Portugal as party leaders negotiate compromises to find a stable government following a general election that produced no clear winner.
Government tests technology to find illegal drone operators
A top aviation official says the government is testing technology that could locate the operators of small drones that are flying illegally near airports.
FanDuel bans employees from all daily fantasy play for money
Daily fantasy sports operator FanDuel says it is banning all employees from playing any daily fantasy sports for money in hopes of rebuilding trust following reports a DraftKings employee may have had access to unfairly valuable data before winning $350,000 in a FanDuel contest.
MIT's free online classes now carry credit
For the first time, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology will offer course credit for its free online classes.
Pandora says it will buy Ticketfly for $450M
Streaming music company Pandora says it will buy Ticketfly for $450 million in a move that takes the company beyond music sharing and into ticket sales and marketing.
Shell to spend $69M to relocate water facilities
Shell Chemicals will pay nearly all of the costs to relocate a western Pennsylvania's water source currently on the site of the company's proposed ethane cracker plant.
Cash-strapped group says it'll sell historic ship for scrap
A historic cruise ship moored in Philadelphia could be sent to the scrap heap by the end of the month if a group trying to save it doesn't get an infusion of cash.
Led by Seinfeld show, Sony's Crackle carving online niche
Sometimes what worked in the old days of TV can work online.
Honduran soccer club president arrested in US
The president of Honduras' most famed soccer club has been arrested by U.S. authorities in Miami on money laundering charges.
Saudi billionaire doubles shares of Twitter stock
Saudi billionaire Prince Alwaleed bin Talal and his investment company have doubled their ownership of Twitter's publicly traded shares in the past six weeks.
Twitter debuts 'Moments' feature
Twitter has launched a new feature called "Moments" that helps highlight the top stories being tweeted.
Data hack at 7 Trump hotels confirmed
Customer credit and debit card numbers may have been stolen at seven Trump hotels after its payment systems were hacked for nearly a year.
Flight from Phoenix is diverted to Syracuse; pilot dies
Authorities say an American Airlines flight from Phoenix to Boston has been diverted to Syracuse, New York, after the captain became ill and later died.
US, states finalize settlement with BP over gulf oil spill
The Justice Department and five states have finalized a settlement of more than $20 billion arising from the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.
Federal court: Intent matters in migratory-bird deaths
It could be harder to successfully prosecute companies that are accused of causing migratory bird deaths after a recent federal appeals court decision that a century-old wildlife protection law only applies if the killing is intentional.
'The Martian' lands with $55 million debut
Ridley Scott's 3-D space epic "The Martian" touched down in theaters with a robust $55 million at the weekend box office.
10,000 protest in Moldova over missing $1.5 billion
About 10,000 Moldovans have staged an anti-government protest, demanding a probe into the up to $1.5 billion that disappeared from three Moldovan banks last year.
Merkel calls on VW to clear up emissions-rigging scandal
German Chancellor Angela Merkel has called Volkswagen's emissions-rigging scandal a "far-reaching event" and demanded the world's largest automaker quickly investigate it.
New Greek Parliament elects Syriza veteran as speaker
Greece's new Parliament, elected two weeks ago, has chosen Syriza deputy Nikos Voutsis as its speaker.
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