US News  October 23, 2014
Apple computer sells for record $905K in NY: Bonhams
File photo of an Apple-1 computer, built in 1976, on display at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, CaliforniaOne of the first Apple computers ever built has sold in New York for $905,000, leading Bonhams auction house to declare it the world's most expensive computer relic.The Apple-1 computer, built by hand in 1976 by Steve Wozniak in Apple co-founder Steve Jobs' garage or his sister's bedroom, fetched nearly twice its pre-sale high estimate, Bonhams sai...  Full Story
Russia takes bite out of McDonald's with US ties in deep freeze
A man sits at a table outside a closed McDonaldRussian authorities seem to have scented blood as they show no sign of halting a clampdown on US chain McDonald's, launched after the West slapped sanctions on Moscow over its meddling in Ukraine. Ten outlets of the symbolic American eatery are now closed, McDonald's said Wednesday, months after the country's consumer watchdog began inspections at ...  Full Story
Suspect arrested after jumping White House fence
A man who climbed over the White House fence on Wednesday has been detained by Secret Service agents and dogs, a spokesman for the agency saidA man who climbed over the White House fence was nabbed by Secret Service agents and dogs, a spokesman for the agency said."At approximately 7:16 pm (1116 GMT), an individual climbed the north fence line of the White House," the spokesman said. "The individual was immediately taken into custody on the north lawn of the White House by Secret Service...  Full Story
US stores hire big with high hopes for holiday shopping
A FedEx delivery man crosses 7th Avenue near New YorkUS stores and shippers are ramping up holiday hiring to potentially the highest level in 15 years, but no one is sure whether that will be answered by a burst of shopping.Package shipper FedEx said Tuesday it would add 50,000 temporary workers for the November-January holiday shopping season, aiming to avoid last year's debacle when it and rival UP...  Full Story
Blackwater guards found guilty in 2007 Iraq 'massacre'
Former Blackwater security guard Nick Slatten (C) and his lawyer Thomas Connolly (L) leave an arraignment hearing at the US District Court in Washington, DC, January 6, 2009 Four former Blackwater security guards were found guilty Wednesday for their roles in a notorious 2007 mass shooting in Baghdad that left at least 14 civilians dead and deepened resentment of America's involvement in Iraq.The four ex-employees of the US private security firm were convicted on an array of charges ranging from first degree murder to ...  Full Story
Texas nurse declared Ebola-free: family
Ebola patient Amber Vinson, who has reportedly beat the disease, arrives by ambulance at Emory University Hospital on October 15, 2014 in Atlanta, GeorgiaA Texas nurse infected with Ebola after caring for a Liberian man who died from the disease no longer has the virus, her family said Wednesday.A statement from Amber Vinson's family cited by several US media outlets said the 29-year-old would stay in hospital for further treatment but appeared to have eradicated the disease."Amber and our family ar...  Full Story
Boeing profits rise but stock drops on 787 costs
Boeing delivered 186 commercial jets in the third quarter of 2014Boeing Wednesday raised its full-year profit forecast on strong third-quarter earnings, but investors sold off shares due to concerns about high production costs of its signature 787 Dreamliner aircraft.Earnings for the third quarter came in at $1.36 billion, up 17.6 percent from the year-ago period, as the aerospace giant raised its annual profit ...  Full Story
Twitter looks to weave into more mobile apps
Twitter has been under pressure to build up its ranks of users, and making itself a global foundation for sharing, communicating, and placing money-making ads would put it at the heart of modern day mobile Internet lifestyleTwitter on Wednesday set out to weave itself into mobile applications with a free "Fabric" platform to help developers build better programs and make more money.Twitter chief executive Dick Costolo touted Fabric as "the future of mobile software development" while unveiling the platform at the one-to-many messaging service's first conference for ma...  Full Story