Apple’s suppliers are depending more on robots to assemble gadgets. The Wall Street Journal’s Eva Dou tours a factory and tells Yun-Hee Kim why this is happening.
Delmar Blvd. cuts across St. Louis, Mo. but where it meets Euclid Ave. the nation’s differences in race and class are stark.
Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal has poured scorn on critics who he says have made a "devil" of him after one defeat in his new job. United's 2-1 home defeat by Swansea City was the shock result on the opening weekend of the new Premier League season. They face a tricky game at Sunderland on Sunday and Van Gaal is appealing for patience. He told a news conference on Friday, "Two weeks ago I was the king of Manchester and now I am the devil of Manchester.
A circus in Germany is celebrating the birth of four rare white lion cubs. A spokeswoman for Circus Krone says the three males and their sister were born Wednesday in the eastern city of Magdeburg and are doing well. Susanne Matzenau said Friday that their father, King Tonga, now has 16 children from two mothers. The circus is considering names, with 'Otto' among the most popular.
A dry wash full of 112-million-year-old dinosaur tracks that include an ankylosaurus, dromaeosaurus and a menacing ancestor of the Tyrannosaurus rex, is set to open to the public this fall near Moab. Utah Bureau of Land Management paleontologist ReBecca Hunt-Foster said, there are more than 200 tracks in an area smaller than a football field from 10 different ancient animals that lived during the early Cretaceous period. They were first discovered in 2009 by a resident.
It was just after midnight on July 4 when at least two dozen U.S. Delta Force commandos arrived on heavily armed Black Hawk helicopters in Akrishi, a small town near the eastern Syrian city of Raqqa on the bank of the Euphrates River.
A German regulator handed Google a victory on Friday as it said it would not pursue a complaint brought against the internet search engine operator by a group of publishers for giving users access to their news articles. Several publishers including Axel Springer and Burda had banded together in a group called VG Media to demand Google pay them for making their online articles available to the public. Under German legislation that came into effect just over a year ago, publishers can prohibit search engines and similar services from using their news articles beyond very short excerpts.
Lawyers for Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev (joh-HAHR' tsahr-NEYE'-ehv) are asking a judge to dismiss indictments and put proceedings in the case on hold over concerns about the jury selection process in federal court.
Mike Evans' agent says the NFL knew all about Mike's involvement in a nightclub fistfight in Miami before the 2014 NFL Draft and says the teams ultimately deemed it a "non-issue." Evans was involved in an altercation outside Dream Nightclub in Miami Beach in March, two months before he was drafted by the Tampa Bay Bucs.
Conditions calmed this week in Ferguson after nights of sometimes violent unrest stemming from the fatal shooting of a black 18-year-old by a white police officer. But a delicate and crucial question lingers: What happens if the grand jury now considering the case doesn't return a charge against the officer? The fear among some local residents and officials trying to maintain peace in Ferguson is that failure to charge the officer could stoke new anger among a community profoundly mistrustful of the legal system.
Shiite militiamen gunned down 70 people in an apparent revenge attack at an Iraqi Sunni mosque Friday, dealing a blow to government efforts to regain territory seized by jihadist-led militants. The shooting in the Hamreen area of Diyala province will increase already significant anger among Iraq's Sunni Arab minority with the Shiite-led government, undermining an anti-militant drive that ultimately requires Sunni cooperation to succeed.
A storied former U.S. Navy aircraft carrier is on its final voyage Friday, a slow voyage from Rhode Island to a scrapyard in Texas. The former USS Saratoga, a part of the Navy's carrier fleet from 1956 to 1994, is being towed down the Atlantic Seaboard by tugboat at about 7 mph, according to a report from the Maritime Executive. The Navy says, the voyage is expected to take about 16 days.
The ice bucket challenge's phenomenal success is making other charitable organizations rethink how they connect with a younger generation of potential donors. Since the ALS Association began tracking the campaign's progress on July 29, it has raised more than $53.3 million from 1.1 million new donors in what is one of the most viral philanthropic social media campaigns in history. Thousands of people, including celebrities like Taylor Swift and Oprah Winfrey, have posted videos of themselves getting buckets of ice water dumped over their heads and challenging others to do the same — or donate money to The ALS Association, which raises money for Lou Gehrig's disease research and assistance.
Russian aid trucks have entered Ukrainian territory, leading to claims Ukraine is on the verge of being invaded by its powerful neighbor.
A study published in Science shows that the earth's crust has risen a sixth of an inch in the western United States due to extreme drought.