NEW YORK (AP) -- Barnes & Noble is launching a lighter, slimmer, cheaper version of its e-reader for $139 -- a sign that the book retailer is ready to compete on price with rivals Amazon and Borders.
Available on June 10, the All-New Nook device features a 6-inch touch screen and can hold up to 1,000 digital books.
JOPLIN, Mo. (AP) -- A tornado that killed 117 people in Missouri was the single deadliest twister in the past 60 years, according to National Weather Service.
ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) -- Federal prosecutors issued a subpoena for a New York Times reporter to testify about classified documents he allegedly received from a former CIA operative who is charged with illegally leaking the information.
A California preacher who foretold of the world's end only to see the appointed day pass with no extraordinarily cataclysmic event has revised his apocalyptic prophecy, saying he was off by five months and the Earth actually will be obliterated on Oct. 21.
NEW YORK (AP) -- DNA taken from former International Monetary Fund leader Dominique Strauss-Kahn matches material on the uniform of a hotel maid who says he sexually assaulted her, two people familiar with the investigation told The Associated Press.
The Supreme Court on Monday endorsed a court order requiring California to cut its prison population by tens of thousands of inmates to improve health care for those who remain behind bars.
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Crime levels fell last year compared to 2009, continuing a downward trend that saw a 5.5 percent drop in the number of violent crimes last year and a 2.8 percent drop in the number of property crimes.
It is a penetrating question. The belief that President Obama's election heralded immediate change was so strong that shortly after his win, the blog Debate Link featured a Nov. 7, 2008, column entitled. "Do We Still Need Civil Rights After Obama?"
With President Barack Obama hosting a major Asia-Pacific economic summit in Honolulu in November - one that will draw dozens of heads of state and focus international attention on the tourist mecca - state leaders have begun pressing for solutions to solve a homelessness problem that's as deeply entrenched in Hawaii as nearly anywhere in the country
Osama bin Laden's personal files revealed a brazen idea to hijack oil tankers and blow them up at sea last summer, creating explosions he hoped would rattle the world's economy and send oil prices skyrocketing, the U.S. said Friday.