JOHNS CREEK, Ga. (AP) — A college student in suburban Atlanta is accused of faking his own kidnapping to avoid telling his parents he was failing a class.
John's Creek city spokesman Doug Nurse says 19-year-old Aftab Aslam bought a cellphone and texted his parents a story about being kidnapped April 27. Nurse says Aslam camped for about a week in an undeveloped area in Forsyth County, but the weather turned cold and rainy and he went home.
MIAMI (AP) — The handbag Donna Karan was showing off Friday lacked her signature logo, or any designer's logo. It was made of paper mache and, the fashion designer said, represented Haiti's handmade carnival masks — in wearable form.
She said the tote bag and other similar fashion and decorative items made by Haitian artisans are part of her "dressing and addressing people" campaign: taking art to where the most people will buy it.
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — The five West Coast states affected by debris from the 2011 tsunami in Japan are about to receive an initial $250,000 each from a $5 million gift from Japan for cleanup.
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is distributing the money to Alaska, California, Hawaii, Oregon and Washington and will allocate the remainder as additional needs arise. It's unclear how far the money will stretch for what some state officials and beach-cleaning...
NEW YORK (AP) — NewsRight, an organization created to turn unauthorized publishers of newspaper content on the Internet into licensed customers, said it is disbanding and transferring its operations to Moreover Technologies, which monitors how Moreover's clients are portrayed in the media.
NewsRight said that Moreover will get the NewsRight brand and will offer new contracts to the organization's current customers.
NEW YORK (AP) — Last year, Apple added a visually stunning option to its MacBooks: screens with ultra-high resolution. These "Retina" displays reveal four times as much detail as any Windows laptop screen ... until now. Toshiba just released a new laptop line with a Retina-level display.
Does this mean Windows users can let go of MacBook envy? Sort of. The jump in resolution with the Toshiba Kirabook comes with significant compromises, however: Most notably, it's LOUD....