Oakland police chief steps down after 2 days on the job

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Oakland lost its third police chief in eight days Friday as it struggles with allegations that a number of officers had sex with a teenage prostitute and exchanged racist text messages.


Police lock down Chinese village to ward off protests

BEIJING (AP) — Police have locked down a village in southern China to ward off fresh anti-corruption protests nearly five years after an uprising there made it an internationally known symbol of grass-roots defiance against the ruling Communist Party.

  • Written by GERRY SHIH, Associated Press

All that glitters is gold: 'Stairway' may be worth millions

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The surviving members of Led Zeppelin were reunited Friday in a Los Angeles courtroom as bassist John Paul Jones testified in defense of his bandmates in a high-stakes copyright lawsuit that claims the band ripped off a riff used in "Stairway to Heaven."

  • Written by BRIAN MELLEY, Associated Press

Apple ordered to suspend iPhone 6 sales in Beijing

BEIJING (AP) — A Chinese regulator has ordered Apple Inc. to stop selling two versions of its iPhone 6 in Beijing after finding they look too much like a competitor, but Apple says sales are going ahead while it appeals.


1,200-foot amusement ride proposed for NY's Penn Station

NEW YORK (AP) — Catching a train at New York's crowded Penn Station is no thrill. But a development team has proposed a novel plan to overhaul the station: Build a 1,200-foot thrill ride on top of it and pay for renovations by charging $35 a ticket.

  • Written by KAREN MATTHEWS, Associated Press