In deadly Nairobi attack, stories of fear, bravery and loss

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Trapped in a Kenyan hotel under attack by extremists, June Chepkemei said she made peace with the fact that she might die. Chepkemei, a communications specialis...

US takes action against Huawei theft, Germany mulls restrictions

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Following recent controversies that have seen Chinese telecom manufacturer Huawei Technologies accused of spying, breaking sanctions, and stealing intellectual property, g...

Robot recreates the walk of a 290-million-year-old creature

WASHINGTON (AP) — How did the earliest land animals move? Scientists have used a nearly 300-million-year old fossil skeleton and preserved ancient footprints to create a moving robot model of prehisto...

Grocery robots detect spills - with some far-off human help

EAST PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A wheeled robot named Marty is rolling into nearly 500 grocery stores to alert employees if it encounters spilled granola, squashed tomatoes or a broken jar of mayonnaise....

CES 2019: "Family tech" gadgets appeal to parental anxiety

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Every year, the CES gadget show brings more devices promising to make life a little bit easier for harried parents. Sure, the kids might love them too: who wouldn't ...

Robots walk, talk, brew beer and take over CES tech show

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Robots that walk, talk, brew beer and play pingpong have taken over the CES gadget show in Las Vegas again. Just don't expect to find one in your home any time soon. ...

CES 2019: Local weather for the rest of the world

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The CES 2019 gadget show opened its doors Tuesday, with tech companies from giants to tiny startups showing off their latest products and services. In recent years, ...

Review: 'The Upside' is a cliche-ridden, exploitative mess

It's said that January is one of the prime months that Hollywood chooses to dump its most embarrassing films and "The Upside" doesn't exactly disprove that notion. Few films in memor...

Rami Malek 'beyond moved' at best actor Golden Globes win

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Rami Malek said his "heart was pounding out" of his chest after winning a Golden Globe for best film drama actor Sunday night for his portrayal of Queen frontman Freddie M...

Army looks for a few good robots, sparks industry battle

CHELMSFORD, Mass. (AP) — The Army is looking for a few good robots. Not to fight — not yet, at least — but to help the men and women who do. These robots aren't taking up arms, but t...

Taiwan’s bubble tea shaker robot recognized at International Innovations Awards

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A “bubble tea shaker robot” developed by Taiwan Intelligent Robotics Company (台灣智能機器人科技) has been recognized by the International Innovations Awards (IIA) 2018...

Review: 'Transformers' gets a great savior in 'Bumblebee'

The "Transformers" movie universe has lately been leaky and rusted out. It's become shorthand for bad blockbuster moviemaking — male-driven, mindless spectaculars with sophomoric humor. How can it be ...

Report: 'High-tech' robot on Russian TV was man in suit

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian media say a contraption presented by Russian state television as a high-tech robot was in fact a man in a commercially available robot costume. The footage was ...

Julia Roberts finds life (and her roles) get better with age

NEW YORK (AP) — Julia Roberts is sitting on a couch in a Soho hotel when Lucas Hedges bursts in and begins frantically searching for his phone, sending pillows flying. "This is what ...

10 Things to Know for Today

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. WORLD LEADERS GO SOUTH The U.S.-China trade dispute and t...