Officials: US mulls new rules on dollars to help Iran

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration may soon tell foreign governments and banks they can start using the dollar in some instances to facilitate business with Iran, officials told The Associated Press, describing an arcane tweak to U.S. financial rules that could prove significant for Tehran's sanctions-battered economy.

  • Written by BRADLEY KLAPPER, Associated Press MATTHEW LEE, Associated Press

Augmented reality mapping out tech's next mind-bending trip

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Virtual reality is a trip, but an even wilder ride could be around the corner as mind-bending startups and technology trendsetters try to emblazon the world with interactive holograms that enlighten, entertain and empower us.

  • Written by MICHAEL LIEDTKE, AP Technology Writer

AP Explains: Why Asian diplomacy is on nuke summit sidelines

WASHINGTON (AP) — The leaders of China, India, Japan and South Korea are among the heads of government converging on Washington for a summit on countering the nightmarish threat of nuclear terrorism. But with tensions in North Korea and the South China Sea running high, the meetings that Asian leaders have on the sidelines could attract more attention than the summit itself.

  • Written by MATTHEW PENNINGTON, Associated Press