Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump flashes thumbs up after an address to a group of supporters at a campaign stop at the Flynn Center of the Performing Arts in Burlington, Vt., Thursday, Jan. 7, 2016. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

Run on a Ticket With Donald Trump? No, Thanks, Many Republicans Say

It’s a time-honored tradition for politicians to deny any interest in the vice presidency. But this year, with the possibility of Donald J. Trump as the Republican nominee, they really mean it. “Never,” said Chris Schrimpf, a spokesman for Gov. John Kasich of Ohio, who is still running against Mr. Trump. “No chance.” “Hahahahahahahahaha,” wrote Sally Bradshaw, a senior adviser […]


Hackers’ $81 Million Sneak Attack on World Banking

Tens of millions of dollars siphoned from the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. A shadowy set of casinos in the Philippines. A large bank in Bangladesh with creaky technology. An unknown — and perhaps uncatchable — group of anonymous thieves with sophisticated hacking skills. What unites this curious cast of characters and enabled one of the most brazen digital […]


Apple Music now plays music videos on Android

A new version of the Apple Music app for Android was released today, and Android users who haven’t already pledged their allegiance to Google Play or Spotify might find the Apple Music update intriguing. The new version of the app gives Android users access to music videos inside of Apple Music, which were previously exclusive to iOS users. And Android […]

In this photo taken May 20, 2015, Democratic Presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., poses for a portrait before an interview with The Associated Press in Washington. For Democrats who had hoped to lure Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren into a presidential campaign, independent Sen. Bernie Sanders might be the next best thing. Sanders, who is opening his official presidential campaign Tuesday in Burlington, Vermont, aims to ignite a grassroots fire among left-leaning Democrats wary of Hillary Rodham Clinton. He is laying out an agenda in step with the party's progressive wing and compatible with Warren's platform _ reining in Wall Street banks, tackling college debt and creating a government-financed infrastructure jobs program. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

Sanders campaign withdraws DNC lawsuit over data breach

Sen. Bernie Sanders’ (I-VT) campaign said Friday it has withdrawn a lawsuit against the Democratic National Committee alleging the organization wrongly denied the campaign access to its database of voter information. The lawsuit, filed late last year, came after the DNC abruptly cut the Sanders campaign’s access to the database after finding a Sanders campaign worker inadvertently accessed proprietary data […]


Donald Trump as president? Warren Buffett says it wouldn’t hurt U.S. businesses

A Donald Trump presidency wouldn’t be the blow to U.S. business that some fear, according to Warren Buffett, chairman and chief executive of Berkshire Hathaway. “If either Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton becomes president, and one of them is very likely to be, I think Berkshire will continue to do fine,” Buffett, 85, said at the company’s annual shareholders meeting […]


Mocking Critics, Donald Trump Says He Can Win Without Republican Unity

Donald J. Trump got a taste on Friday of what his next month of campaigning in California could be like. He was forced to exit his motorcade and walk through a field, climbing an embankment with Secret Service agents helping him, to avoid angry demonstrators on the street. “We went under a fence and through a fence, and oh, boy, […]


China, Japan foreign ministers meet to smooth tense ties

China portrayed the visit Saturday by the Japanese foreign minister as an act of outreach to an angry Beijing, as the two sides try to repair relations bedeviled by disputes over territory, history and competition for influence in East Asia. Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi told Fumio Kishida that the ties must be based on “respect for history, adherence to […]


Review: Kindle Oasis aims at avid readers, pricey for others

The Kindle Oasis is Amazon’s sleekest, lightest e-book reader yet — and at $290, unnecessary unless you’re a die-hard reader. The Oasis, which started shipping this week, is meant to be a luxury e-book reader — a solid, top-of-the line device, when money is no object. It’s designed strictly for reading, without Facebook, streaming video and other distractions common on […]


Obama hammers GOP over Supreme Court vacancy

President Obama is pressing Senate Republicans to hold a hearing for his Supreme Court pick Merrick Garland more than a month after he nominated the judge. “It’s now been 45 days since I nominated Judge Merrick Garland to the Supreme Court,” Obama said in his weekly address Saturday. “But so far, most Senate Republicans have refused to even meet with […]


Clinton shifting staff to general election swing states

Hillary Clinton’s campaign is redeploying its army of primary election staff to traditional general election battleground states in preparation for a campaign against Republican Donald Trump, according to a senior campaign official. The initial deployment is likely to hit states that have swung between Republicans and Democrats in recent cycles, according to the official, such as Ohio and Florida. Additionally, with the billionaire businessman looking […]