Microsoft vice president for Surface Computing Panos Panay holds a Surface Book laptop during a presentation, in New York, Tuesday. Microsoft says it's for scientists, engineers and gamers who need a lot more performance than a tablet.

Competition for Microsoft lineup, which targets high end

NEW YORK — The success of Microsoft’s fall lineup of devices will ride on the company’s ability to convince people who got free Windows 10… Continue reading

Microsoft vice president for Surface Computing Panos Panay holds a Surface Book laptop during a presentation, in New York, Tuesday. Microsoft says it's for scientists, engineers and gamers who need a lot more performance than a tablet.
This still image captured Sunday, Oct. 4 made from video and released by the U.S. Coast Guard, shows a Coast Guard Air Station Miami MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew as it investigates a life boat that was found from the missing ship El Faro. On Monday, four days after the ship vanished, the Coast Guard concluded it sank near the Bahamas in about 15,000 feet of water. The search continued Tuesday.

Search for answers begins in sinking of US cargo ship

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — On board the 790-foot El Faro when it set out on its doomed voyage into the path of Hurricane Joaquin were five… Continue reading

This still image captured Sunday, Oct. 4 made from video and released by the U.S. Coast Guard, shows a Coast Guard Air Station Miami MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew as it investigates a life boat that was found from the missing ship El Faro. On Monday, four days after the ship vanished, the Coast Guard concluded it sank near the Bahamas in about 15,000 feet of water. The search continued Tuesday.
Theodore Alex Bastia, Jr. examines pot before making a purchase at Breeze Botanicals, Thursday, Oct. 1, 2015, in Ashland, Ore. Oregon marijuana shops began selling marijuana Thursday for the first time to recreational users, marking a big day for the budding pot industry.  (Jamie Lusch/The Medford Mail Tribune via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT

Pot pesticide flap brings lawsuit in Colorado

DENVER — Two marijuana users in Colorado filed a lawsuit Monday against a pot business they said used an unhealthy pesticide to grow their weed… Continue reading

Theodore Alex Bastia, Jr. examines pot before making a purchase at Breeze Botanicals, Thursday, Oct. 1, 2015, in Ashland, Ore. Oregon marijuana shops began selling marijuana Thursday for the first time to recreational users, marking a big day for the budding pot industry.  (Jamie Lusch/The Medford Mail Tribune via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT

NATO denounces Russia for violating Turkish airspace

ANKARA, Turkey — In a signal of new tensions raised by Moscow’s airstrikes in Syria, NATO denounced Russia on Monday for “irresponsible behavior” after its… Continue reading

Questions arise about neighborhood where slide killed 144

SANTA CATARINA PINULA, Guatemala (AP) — Emergency workers spent a fourth day digging bodies out of a massive mudslide on Monday, watching the death toll… Continue reading

3 share Nobel medicine prize for tropical disease drugs

STOCKHOLM (AP) — The Nobel prize in medicine went Monday to three scientists hailed as “heroes in the truest sense of the word” for saving… Continue reading

United States, 11 Pacific Rim countries reach trade deal

WASHINGTON — Having hammered out an ambitious trade deal with 11 Pacific Rim countries, the Obama administration now faces a potentially tougher task: selling the… Continue reading

US commander says Afghans requested US airstrike in Kunduz

WASHINGTON (AP) — Afghan forces who reported being under Taliban fire requested the U.S. airstrike that killed 22 people at a medical clinic in northern… Continue reading

Coast Guard: Missing ship sank, 1 body found

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — The captain of the 790-foot El Faro planned to bypass Hurricane Joaquin, but some kind of mechanical failure left the U.S. container… Continue reading

Boston-bound airline pilot dies; co-pilot lands safely in NY

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — An American Airlines captain became gravely ill and incapacitated while flying from Phoenix to Boston and later died, but his first… Continue reading

Jeanni Adame rides in her boat as she checks on neighbors Tara Saracina seeing if she wants to evacuate  in the Ashborough subdivision near Summerville, S.C., after many of their neighbors left Monday, Oct. 5, 2015. South Carolina is still struggling with flood waters due to a slow moving storm system. (AP Photo/Mic Smith)

‘Fire hose’ of moisture hits S. Carolina; 12 killed

COLUMBIA, S.C. — People across South Carolina got an object lesson Monday in how you can dodge a hurricane and still get hammered.Authorities struggled to… Continue reading

Jeanni Adame rides in her boat as she checks on neighbors Tara Saracina seeing if she wants to evacuate  in the Ashborough subdivision near Summerville, S.C., after many of their neighbors left Monday, Oct. 5, 2015. South Carolina is still struggling with flood waters due to a slow moving storm system. (AP Photo/Mic Smith)

Oregon shooter rants in manifesto about no girlfriend

ROSEBURG, Ore. — The gunman who executed nine people at an Oregon community college before killing himself ranted in writings he left behind about not… Continue reading

Law student sues CIA over data on Salvadoran Army officer

SEATTLE — A University of Washington law school student has filed a federal Freedom of Information lawsuit alleging the CIA has illegally withheld information about… Continue reading

FILE - In this Sept. 16, 2015 file photo, search and rescue team members carry a body after it was found along Pine Creek, in Zion National Park, near Springdale, Utah.  Zion National Park officials are retracing what led up to the deaths of seven people in a flooded canyon on Sept. 15 before a panel assesses what can be done to keep a growing number of visitors safe when spectacular natural settings turn perilous. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)

Zion National Park probes run-up to deaths of 7 hikers

SALT LAKE CITY — Zion National Park officials are retracing what led up to the deaths of seven people in a flooded canyon last month… Continue reading

FILE - In this Sept. 16, 2015 file photo, search and rescue team members carry a body after it was found along Pine Creek, in Zion National Park, near Springdale, Utah.  Zion National Park officials are retracing what led up to the deaths of seven people in a flooded canyon on Sept. 15 before a panel assesses what can be done to keep a growing number of visitors safe when spectacular natural settings turn perilous. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)

Student injured in Seattle bus crash sues duck boat operator

SEATTLE (AP) — A 21-year-old college student who was injured in a deadly bus crash sued the operator of an amphibious vehicle and the company… Continue reading

Jordanian MP says son joined IS, carried out suicide attack

AMMAN, Jordan — A Jordanian parliament member said he learned from Islamic State-linked media that his son carried out a suicide attack in Iraq, three… Continue reading

A man walks past damaged cars in Biot, near Cannes, France on Sunday. Sudden heavy rains around the French Riviera have killed at least 10 people, including some trapped in cars, a campsite and a retirement home, and left six missing.

French Riviera hit by deadly flash floods

ANTIBES, France — In a matter of minutes, torrential rains transformed the postcard-perfect French Riviera into a terrifying flood zone, leaving at least 16 dead,… Continue reading

A man walks past damaged cars in Biot, near Cannes, France on Sunday. Sudden heavy rains around the French Riviera have killed at least 10 people, including some trapped in cars, a campsite and a retirement home, and left six missing.
A helicopter flies over the Congaree River, swollen with floodwaters, near the Gervais Street bridge in West Columbia, South Carolina on Sunday.

Historic South Carolina floods: Heavy rain, hundreds rescued

COLUMBIA, S.C. — Hundreds were rescued from fast-moving floodwaters Sunday in South Carolina as days of driving rain hit a dangerous crescendo that buckled buildings… Continue reading

A helicopter flies over the Congaree River, swollen with floodwaters, near the Gervais Street bridge in West Columbia, South Carolina on Sunday.

San Francisco’s last gun store closing doors for good

SAN FRANCISCO — The only gun store in San Francisco is shuttering for good, saying it can no longer operate in the city’s political climate… Continue reading

Authorities carry a shooting victim away from the scene after a gunman opened fire at Umpqua Community College on Thursday in Roseburg, Oregon.

Gunman kills 9 at Oregon college

ROSEBURG, Ore. — A gunman opened fire inside a classroom at a rural Oregon community college Thursday, killing at least nine people before dying in… Continue reading

Authorities carry a shooting victim away from the scene after a gunman opened fire at Umpqua Community College on Thursday in Roseburg, Oregon.