MINNEAPOLIS — The Minnesota Vikings sprinted to a big early lead, and played their evolving brand of smothering defense to remain unbeaten in 2016 with a 31-13 win over the Houston Texans on Sunday.
PALM SPRINGS, Calif.—Two police officers were shot and killed in the Southern California desert town of Palm Springs on Saturday, Oct. 8, after they were called to a family dispute...
NEW YORK — Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump on Friday accused U.S. authorities of speeding citizenship proceedings for some illegal immigrants so they can vote, returning to a core issue as he girded for a second debate against Democrat Hillary Clinton. "They're letting people pour into the country so they can go and vote," Trump said during a meeting with representatives of the National Border Patrol Council, the union that represents Border Patrol agents, at Trump Tower in New York.
LOS ANGELES/SAN FRANCISCO — Clamshell grills are making burger flipping obsolete at McDonald's, Johnny Rockets and other burger chains. Digital kiosks, tabletop tablets and mobile phones are taking orders at eateries like Panera, Chili's Grill & Bar and Domino's. And at Silicon Valley start-up Zume, robots are being programmed to take over pizza assembly.
Investments in Charles Schwab Corp's "robo adviser" service grew to surpass $10 billion in September, more than double the year-ago level, a spokeswoman said Thursday. The automated investment service, Schwab Intelligent Portfolios, allocates cash among exchange-traded funds according to formulas based on client questionnaires. The San Francisco-based company previously reported the program's total assets stood at $4.1 billion at the same time in 2015 and at $8.2 billion at the end of the second quarter.
Even with a good salary as a data scientist at a San Francisco technology firm, Yang Guo, 30, knew he couldn't afford a home in the Bay Area, among the priciest U.S. markets. He still wanted to own property in addition to stocks, however, and soon found a way to buy cheap rental houses in faraway cities - and to outsource the associated hassles to HomeUnion, a three-year-old startup in Irvine, California.
• • BEIRUT/GENEVA — Rebels holed up in Aleppo can leave with their families if they lay down their arms, President Bashar al-Assad said Thursday, vowing to press on with the assault on Syria's largest city and recapture full control of the country. • The offer of amnesty follows two weeks of the heaviest bombardment of the five-and-a-half-year civil war, which has killed hundreds of people trapped inside Aleppo's rebel-held eastern sector and torpedoed a U.S.-backed peace initiative.
WASHINGTON — Donald Trump has backed away from a total ban on Muslims entering the United States, vice presidential running mate Mike Pence said Thursday, a shift from one of the Republican presidential candidate's most provocative proposals. Trump's call last December for "a total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States" followed an Islamic State-inspired mass shooting in San Bernardino, California, by a husband-and-wife team.
Heated meetings, sacrificed holidays and teams monitoring social media round-the-clock to track whether there have been any new smartphone fires: Samsung Electronics is still desperately trying to limit the damage of a record global recall announced more than a month ago. Samsung said most of the fire-prone Galaxy Note 7s have been recovered in major markets, including the United States and South Korea.
The fiercest Caribbean storm in nearly a decade slammed into the Bahamas early on Thursday, intensifying as it barreled toward the southeast U.S. coast where millions of residents heeded warnings...