BlackBerry sells its German-based R&D assets

WATERLOO, Ontario (AP) — BlackBerry is selling its research and development department in Germany to Volkswagen Infotainment, a subsidiary of the automaker that makes interactive technology for vehicle dashboards. The companies said Thursday that the deal will shift about...

Democrats To Visit Potential 2016 Convention Sites

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats are planning to visit six cities this summer that are in the running to hold the 2016 Democratic National Convention. The site visits will help the Democratic National Committee decide how each city might accommodate the tens of thousands of party...
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Neymar and Rodriguez to duel in World Cup quarters

FILE – In this June 28, 2014, file photo, Colombia’s James Rodriguez celebrates after scoring the opening goal during the World Cup round of 16 soccer match between Colombia and Uruguay at the Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Never before has the...
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Bouchard, 2011 champ Kvitova reach Wimbledon final

Eugenie Bouchard of Canada hits a ball into the crowd as she celebrates after defeating Simona Halep of Romania in their women’s singles semifinal match at the All England Lawn Tennis Championships in Wimbledon, London, Thursday, July 3, 2014. Bouchard will play Petra...
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Neymar and Rodriguez to duel in World Cup quarters

FILE – In this June 28, 2014, file photo, Colombia’s James Rodriguez celebrates after scoring the opening goal during the World Cup round of 16 soccer match between Colombia and Uruguay at the Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Never before has the...
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Bouchard, 2011 champ Kvitova reach Wimbledon final

Eugenie Bouchard of Canada hits a ball into the crowd as she celebrates after defeating Simona Halep of Romania in their women’s singles semifinal match at the All England Lawn Tennis Championships in Wimbledon, London, Thursday, July 3, 2014. Bouchard will play Petra...
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Quebec town still recovering from train disaster

This June 10, 2014 photo shows downtown Lac-Megantic, Quebec, which remains closed as crews work at the clearing and decontamination a year after an oil-filled train screeched off the tracks and exploded, killing 47 people. Lac-Megantic still struggles to recover as it marks the...

Study: Just thinking by yourself isn’t much fun

NEW YORK (AP) — You might think you’d love to escape this busy world and spend some time alone with your thoughts. But a new study of people who did that shows that many of them found it wasn’t very fun. Some even started giving themselves electric shocks as...
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AP NewsBreak: Raid at pot club raises questions

This Wednesday, July 2, 2014 photo shows Maryjane’s 420 Shop & Cannabis Social Lounge in Denver. A police raid at the Amsterdam-style cannabis lounge has triggered a debate over where adults can smoke pot in a state that allows recreational marijuana consumption _ but...
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Dow tops 17,000 after strong jobs report

FILE – This Aug. 9, 2011, file photo, shows a Wall Street street sign near the New York Stock Exchange, in New York. A strong jobs report pushed up the stock market higher Thursday, July 3, 2014, with the Dow Jones industrial average crossing 17,000 for the first time. The...