Oil falls as US weighs Syria action

The price of oil fell Wednesday amid uncertainty over U.S. plans to launch a punitive strike against Syria. By midday in New York, U.S. benc…

The top iPhone and iPad apps on App Store

App Store Official Charts for the week ending Sept. 2, 2013: Top Paid iPhone Apps: 1. Asphalt 8: Airborne (Gameloft) 2. PicPlayPost (Flambe …

The top 10 books on Apple’s iBooks

iBooks’ Official Book Charts for the week ending Sept. 2, 2013: 1. “The Road To Forgiveness,” by Justine Elvira (Justine Elvira) 2. “Unbroke…

Central African Republic to collect guns

BANGUI, Central African Republic (AP) — Central African Republic on Wednesday launched a program to collect unauthorized weapons in response…

Iowa Gov. appoints interim chief of staff

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Gov. Terry Branstad has named his legal counsel to serve as interim chief of staff. Branstad says Wednesday that Bre…

Burton will not return to RCR in 2014

WELCOME, N.C. (AP) — Jeff Burton will not return to Richard Childress Racing for the 2014 season. Burton made the announcement Wednesday, en…

Timeline of key events in Syrian uprising

A timeline of some key events in the Syrian uprising: —March 15, 2011 — Activists call for a “Day of Rage” across Syria, inspired by other p…

Steven Tyler sings at tiny Nashville club

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Aerosmith singer Steven Tyler made a surprise appearance in Nashville and performed two songs before the audience wa…

Adam Levine is fashion’s next pop star

NEW YORK (AP) — Shawl-collar cardigans and sweatshirt blazers? You’ve got to be as cool as a rock star to pull off this stuff as trendsettin…