Apple to show off new iPhones and maybe new ways to listen

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Apple is expected to show off new iPhones, an updated smartwatch — and maybe some new gear for listening to both — during its annual fall product launch event Wednesday.

  • Written by BRANDON BAILEY, AP Technology Writer

Missed opportunities to stop OPM cyber breach spelled out

WASHINGTON (AP) — It was time to purge the hacker from the U.S. government's computers. After secretly monitoring the hacker's online movements for months, officials worried he was getting too close to critical information and devised a plan, dubbed "the Big Bang," to expel him.

  • Written by ERIC TUCKER, Associated Press

Philippines shows photos of Chinese ships in disputed sea

VIENTIANE, Laos (AP) — The Philippine government on Wednesday released what it says are surveillance pictures of Chinese coast guard ships and barges at a disputed shoal in the South China Sea, in an apparent diplomatic gambit to publicize its concerns at a regional summit being attended by China's premier and Southeast Asian leaders.

  • Written by JIM GOMEZ, Associated Press

California panel to weigh development on coastal oil land

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. (AP) — A hotly-contested proposal to build homes on a stretch of Southern California coastline long used for oil drilling that also provides wildlife habitat will be up for public discussion Wednesday.