| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
Despite having authority to regulate airline fees on international tickets, the U.S. Department of Transportation decided on Nov. 6, 2012 not to enforce its statutory requirement. This decision was in response to a formal July 2, 2012 complaint by...
| Dec 10, 2013
| 9:42 AM
Most cyclists have a story -- or dozens -- of almost being hit while riding. Recently, writer Mary Shanklin mentioned how someone was placing tacks on a popular cycling route in Lake County, and columnist Scott Maxwell weighed in on the antagonism between...
| Jan 23, 2014
| 10:50 AM
Apple will come out with two new iPhone models this year, and each one will feature a larger screen, according to a report Thursday.
The Cupertino tech giant will release a version of its flagship device that features a screen larger than 4.5 inches and...
| Dec 11, 2013
| 8:06 PM
Jim Hall, a jazz guitarist, composer and arranger whose subtle, lyrical playing style was favored by such iconic jazz artists as Sonny Rollins, Bill Evans, Paul Desmond and Ella Fitzgerald, has died in New York. He was 83.
Hall died in his sleep Tuesday...
| Feb 7, 2014
| 10:10 PM
Decades before she won the Pulitzer Prize for poetry, Maxine Kumin was a student at Radcliffe College who had summoned the courage to show a handful of her poems to an instructor.
His comment couldn't have been more withering. "Say it with flowers,"...
| Sep 27, 2013
| 12:30 PM
Summer has slipped into memory, school buses are rolling down our streets, and the presidential campaign is in full swing.
Time for someone to save us from the god-awful mudslinging.
I can't remember political ads ever being so negative or deceptive....
| Nov 16, 2013
| 9:39 PM
Award-winning investigative journalist
Raul Ramirez, 67, an investigative newspaper journalist who went on to help build a prominent Northern California public radio news operation, died Friday at home in Berkeley, said San Francisco...
| Jan 29, 2014
| 2:56 PM
Amazon.com is reportedly planning to offer small and mid-size retail businesses a checkout system that would use the company's Kindle tablets to process payments, a report Wednesday said.
The Seattle online retailer could have the checkout system...
| Oct 9, 2013
| 10:08 AM
It didn't take long for Apple's fingerprint scanner to get a follower: HTC reportedly will announce a device with a similar feature next week.
The Wall Street Journal reports that on Oct. 15, the Taiwanese phone maker will unveil the HTC One Max, a...
| Oct 22, 2013
| 8:13 AM
HTC and Microsoft, two companies that have been struggling to keep up with their rivals in the smartphone race, are reportedly working on next-generation wearable technology.
Reports this week say the two tech companies are working on wearable gadgets...
| Nov 13, 2013
| 12:01 PM
Snapchat has spurned a $3-billion cash offer from Facebook, holding out for a larger bid or an investment in the company, according to a report that cited unnamed sources.
The Wall Street Journal says the messaging service is currently entertaining a...
| Dec 5, 2013
| 6:30 AM
Apple may have finalized a deal with China Mobile, that nation's largest carrier, to sell the iPhone.
Such a deal would give Apple access to China Mobile's 700 million customers for the first time. Though analysts have been predicting such a deal was...