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  • SAN FRANCISCO— A solar-powered airplane on a journey around the world was preparing to land in California on Saturday night to complete a risky, three-day flight across the Pacific Ocean. The aircraft performed a fly-by over the Golden Gate Bridge in the late afternoon following 56 hours of flight that began Thursday morning in Hawaii. The aircraft started its...

  • SAN FRANCISCO— The Latest on the flight of a solar-powered airplane from Hawaii to California in an attempt to circumnavigate the globe:. A solar-powered airplane is preparing to land in Northern California after flying for three days across the Pacific Ocean. The aircraft reached the Golden Gate Bridge Saturday afternoon following 56 hours of flight that...

  • OVER THE PACIFIC OCEAN— The Latest on the flight of a solar-powered airplane from Hawaii to California in an attempt to circumnavigate the globe:. The plane took off last March from Abu Dhabi, the capital of the United Arab Emirates, and it has made stops in Oman, Myanmar, China, Japan and Hawaii. Pilot Bertrand Piccard, who left Hawaii three days ago, says he hopes to fly...

  • The Latest on the flight of a solar-powered airplane from Hawaii to California in an attempt to circumnavigate the globe:. The plane took off from Hawaii on Thursday morning and is expected to arrive in the San Francisco Bay Area by Saturday evening. The aircraft started its around-the-world journey in March 2015 from Abu Dhabi, the capital of the United Arab...

  • April 22- The blocking of Apple mobile entertainment services in China poses fresh challenges for the tech company as it prepares to report its first-ever drop in iPhone sales. The news on Thursday that Apple Inc's online book and film services had gone dark in China came at a vulnerable moment for the company. Apple executives have flagged the growing services...

  • Most of the airport is within the Newark city limits in New Jersey, and the Port Authority leases the land from the city. State laws in New Jersey and New York give the Port Authority sole discretion in "all details of financing, construction, leasing, charges, rates, tolls, contracts and the operation of air terminals," according to language in the New Jersey statute.

  • April 22- SecureWorks Corp's lackluster debut on Friday hardly registered as a victory for the battered technology IPO market, as the cyber unit of Dell Inc raised less than the company had sought in its public offering and saw its stock price dip. SecureWorks shares opened at $13.89 on Friday, below the $14 per-share price set Thursday. Hope for a popping...

  • The Latest on the flight of a solar-powered airplane from Hawaii to California in an attempt to circumnavigate the globe:. The plane took off from Hawaii on Thursday morning and is expected to arrive in the San Francisco Bay area by Saturday evening. The pair spoke on Earth Day, as Piccard continued his journey from Hawaii to Northern California.

  • *Apple hopes services up in China "as soon as possible"- spokeswoman. BEIJING, April 22- Apple Inc's online book and film services have gone dark in China, after Beijing introduced regulations in March imposing strict curbs on online publishing, particularly for foreign firms. "We hope to make books and movies available again to our customers in China as soon as...

  • LOS ANGELES— Robert Leviton's loudest neighbor is a 12- lane freeway. He paid $666,000 for his townhouse, more than triple the U.S. median home sales price. "Land is so scarce that the properties that are available for residential development tend to be those fringe properties," said Tim Barden, senior vice president at Land Advisors Organization, a national land...

  • Here are some questions and answers about what happened in Judge Charles Breyer's courtroom in San Francisco:. The Judge ordered all the lawyers to work out details by June 21. They will then be made public, and you'll have a chance to comment before another court hearing on July 26.

  • *Case was closely watched in Silicon Valley. SAN FRANCISCO, April 21- Ride-hailing service Uber has agreed to pay up to $100 million to settle a class-action lawsuit which resolves a major challenge to its business model by allowing it to keep its California and Massachusetts drivers as independent contractors. The case against Uber had been closely watched in...

  • SAN FRANCISCO— Uber has agreed to pay up to $100 million to settle a pair of major class-action lawsuits in two states that will keep its drivers independent contractors instead of employees, both sides announced Thursday night. Under the deal, Uber will pay $84 million to the plaintiffs in California and Massachusetts and another $16 million if the company...

  • April 21- Google's parent Alphabet Inc missed Wall Street targets for first-quarter profit and revenue on Thursday as it spent more money to build traffic for its mobile advertising services. Alphabet's consolidated revenue rose to $20.26 billion from $17.26 billion, slightly below the $20.37 billion analyst consensus, according to Thomson Reuters...

  • April 21- Google's parent Alphabet Inc missed Wall Street targets for first-quarter profit and revenue on Thursday, driving shares of the Web search company down 6 percent in late trading on Thursday. Rosenblatt Securities analyst Martin Pyykkonen said the effect of foreign currency was worse for Alphabet than expected. The company said consolidated...

  • SAN FRANCISCO/ DETROIT April 21- Volkswagen dealers in the United States said they were cautiously optimistic consumers will be drawn back into the fold by the German automaker's plans to buy back or fix owners' polluting diesel vehicles. "You only get one shot with doing this and doing it right," said Lewisville, Texas dealer Alan Brown. Some key VW models were not...

  • April 21- Google's parent Alphabet Inc missed Wall Street targets for first-quarter profit and revenue on Thursday, driving shares of the Web search company down more than 4 percent in late trading on Thursday. Rosenblatt Securities analyst Martin Pyykkonen said the effect of foreign currency was worse for Alphabet than expected. On a conference call after...

  • April 21- Google's parent Alphabet Inc missed Wall Street targets for first-quarter profit and revenue on Thursday, driving shares of the Web search company down more than 4 percent in late trading on Thursday. Rosenblatt Securities analyst Martin Pyykkonen said the effect of foreign currency was worse for Alphabet than expected. On a conference call after...

  • NEW YORK, April 21- Oil prices slipped on Thursday as producers hinted at more output, while U.S. stocks had their first loss in four sessions after a mixed bag of earnings reports. "Markets are convinced that the ECB will do more if it becomes necessary," said Sireen Harajli, currency strategist at Mizuho Corporate Bank in New York. Crude oil prices fell as Russia and...

  • NEW YORK, April 21- Volkswagen AG faces further legal fights on several fronts in the United States despite its announcement on Thursday it reached a preliminary deal to resolve consumers' and regulators' claims over vehicles outfitted with software to cheat on diesel-emissions tests. The U.S. Department of Justice said its criminal investigation into the...