UN has 'problem' getting aid to Syria: lack of government OK

BEIRUT (AP) — The United Nations faces "a problem" in shipping humanitarian aid into Syria, the U.N. envoy for Syria said Thursday, pinning the blame squarely on a lack of authorizations from Bashar Assad's government that has even disappointed the Syrian president's key backer: Russia.

  • Written by BASSEM MROUE, Associated Press, JAMEY KEATEN, Associated Press

Uber gives riders a preview of the driverless future

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Uber riders in Pittsburgh can get a glimpse of the future by summoning a car capable of handling most of the tasks of driving on its own.

  • Written by DAKE KANG, Associated Press

Tech leads as stocks edge higher after days of big moves

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are making modest gains Wednesday as Apple leads technology companies higher. Energy companies are trading lower as the price of oil continues to slip. Stocks are fairly calm after three days of big, erratic moves, but bond yields are falling after a big increase a day earlier.

  • Written by MARLEY JAY, AP Markets Writer

US official: Hard to alter US elections through hacking

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama's homeland security adviser says it'd be very hard to hack into America's voting systems in a way that could alter an election outcome.

  • Written by ERIC TUCKER, Associated Press