• Performing dogs go big after $1 million TV prize Wednesday, 23 Apr 2014 | 9:41 AM ET

    Since a father and son took their 10 flipping, twirling dogs from the center ring of a circus to the stage of a reality show, where they won TV competition "America's Got Talent," people pack their performances at large venues and they have been tapped to star in short films bankrolled by Ellen DeGeneres' pet food company, one of which is set to screen at the Cannes Film Festival.

  • VMAs returning to LA; trying out renovated Forum Wednesday, 23 Apr 2014 | 9:15 AM ET

    After visiting New York last year, the MTV Video Music Awards announced Wednesday that the show is returning to the West Coast this summer to become the first major awards ceremony broadcast from the storied Forum in Inglewood, Calif..

  • Memory Lane: Traveling through time on Google maps Wednesday, 23 Apr 2014 | 9:01 AM ET

    MOUNTAIN VIEW, California— Trips down memory lane are now available on Google's digital maps. The new twist on time travel is debuting Wednesday as part of the "Street View" feature in Google's maps, a navigational tool that attracts more than 1 billion visitors each month.

  • April 23- Spectrum Pharmaceuticals Inc said its experimental blood cancer drug was shown to be safe and effective in a mid-stage trial, sending its shares up 10 percent. Spectrum Pharmaceuticals acquired development and marketing rights to the drug from Ligand Pharmaceuticals Inc in March 2013.

  • Chinese man released on bond in seed piracy case Wednesday, 23 Apr 2014 | 5:02 AM ET

    Mo had been jailed since he was arrested in Miami, where he lived at the time, in December following a 2 ½ year FBI investigation into the alleged theft of patented bio-engineered corn seed developed by Pioneer Hi-Bred Corp. and Monsanto.

  • April 23- Flash storage company Pure Storage Inc raised $225 million in a late-stage funding round, valuing the company at about $3 billion, technology news site Re/code reported.

  • Michigan man among 1st in US to get 'bionic eye' Wednesday, 23 Apr 2014 | 3:06 AM ET

    ANN ARBOR, Mich.— A degenerative eye disease slowly robbed Roger Pontz of his vision. It's exciting— seeing something new every day, "Pontz said during a recent appointment at the University of Michigan Kellogg Eye Center. The facility in Ann Arbor has been the site of all four such surgeries since FDA approval.

  • Boogeymen and shady deals define spin for Senate Wednesday, 23 Apr 2014 | 3:05 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— To hear party operatives describe the fight for the Senate, it's the boogeyman billionaires against the shifty septuagenarian. Now, Republican candidates are adjusting their plans and linking Democratic Senate candidates to Reid, painting the 74- year-old leader and his allies as unscrupulous politicians.

  • Teen missed Africa, had no clue he was in Maui Wednesday, 23 Apr 2014 | 2:37 AM ET

    As the case of the San Jose stowaway shows, it did not take a sophisticated plan for a 15- year-old boy to spend about seven hours in what is supposed to be a secure area of Silicon Valley's main airport— much of it in a wheel well of the jet that took the teen to Hawaii. "No system is foolproof," San Jose International Airport aviation director Kim Aguirre said Wednesday.

  • Texas Gov. Perry courts NY business, Cuomo debate Wednesday, 23 Apr 2014 | 1:33 AM ET

    NEW YORK— States should face economic competition from each other because it pushes them to make sure their business environments are as strong as possible, Texas Gov. Perry was pushing the premise that the business environment was better in Texas, an idea he has promoted in New York before as well as in other states like California.

  • LOS ANGELES, April 22- A U.S. congressman from a Los Angeles community is seeking to lure the factory that makes the bestselling Sriracha-brand hot pepper sauce to his district after residents in its current location complained about the smell.

  • Sherpas leave Everest; some expeditions nix climbs Wednesday, 23 Apr 2014 | 12:13 AM ET

    KATMANDU, Nepal— Dozens of Sherpa guides packed up their tents and left Mount Everest's base camp Wednesday, after the deaths of 16 of their colleagues in an avalanche exposed an undercurrent of resentment by Sherpas over their pay, treatment and benefits.

  • Microsoft expands ad-free Bing search for schools Wednesday, 23 Apr 2014 | 12:02 AM ET

    LOS ANGELES— Microsoft is expanding a program that gives schools the ability to prevent ads from appearing in search results when they use its Bing search engine. Microsoft Corp. is also giving away a first-generation Surface tablet computer to schools where community members sign up to use the ad-supported version of Bing outside of the school.

  • FedEx sued over deadly California bus crash Tuesday, 22 Apr 2014 | 10:08 PM ET

    LOS ANGELES— The mother of a 17- year-old honors student who was among 10 people killed in a fiery Northern California bus crash sued FedEx on Tuesday, alleging that its trucks have a history of catching fire. She and other teens were heading north for a free tour of Humboldt State University when the bus was struck head-on by a FedEx truck.

  • LinkedIn to anchor new San Francisco high-rise Tuesday, 22 Apr 2014 | 8:33 PM ET

    SAN FRANCISCO— San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee says the professional networking site LinkedIn will expand its presence in the city by anchoring a high-rise office building under construction. Mountain View- based LinkedIn Corp. currently occupies 135,000 square feet in a downtown San Francisco tower and plans to occupy another 87,000 square feet near downtown.

  • April 22- Comcast may divest about 4 million subscribers after its merger with Time Warner Cable and is working to reach an accord to sell a portion of those customers to Charter Communications, a source familiar with the matter said Tuesday.

  • UPDATE 1-Skechers profit soars on runaway shoe sales Tuesday, 22 Apr 2014 | 7:18 PM ET

    April 22- Skechers USA Inc posted a near-fivefold jump in quarterly profit after its new footwear designs sold well in the United States and abroad, sending shares of the company up 14 percent after the bell. Skechers, whose larger rivals include Nike Inc and Adidas AG, said it expected U.S. and international demand to stay strong for the rest of the year.

  • Yum Brands' China restaurant sales improve Tuesday, 22 Apr 2014 | 6:10 PM ET

    KFC parent Yum Brands on Tuesday said first-quarter sales at established restaurants in China, its top market, rose 9 percent.

  • Some of the biggest names in Corporate America, including Coca-Cola Co, General Motors Co, United Technologies Corp and McDonald's Corp all in the past week reported strong results from their China operations.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, April 22- In 2011, Lytro Inc dazzled the consumer gadget world when it introduced a pocket flashlight-sized gizmo that could take "living" pictures- images that could be refocused after the shutter clicked.

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