NEW YORK (AP) - He spews radioactive fire, razes cities and pummels creatures from Earth and beyond, but even Godzilla needs a good lawyer sometimes. After all, you don't survive 60 years in the movie business without taking some fights to court.
CUPERTINO (AP) - Apple is orchestrating a $3.2 billion acquisition of Beats Electronics, the headphone maker and music streaming distributor founded by hip-hop star Dr. Dre and record producer Jimmy Iovine, according to a published report.
ANTELOPE ISLAND STATE PARK, Utah (AP) - If someone suggested taking a drink out of the Great Salt Lake, many people would be inclined to say, "Yuck."
MOUNTAIN VIEW (AP) - Professional networking site LinkedIn is proposing to add office space in its hometown in Silicon Valley, a newspaper reported.
RENO, Nev. (AP) - A high-tech firm in California used a stretch of Interstate 80 in Nevada to demonstrate new trucking technology intended to improve safety and fuel efficiency by linking pairs of semi-trucks that travel in aerodynamic platoons.
ISSAQUAH, Wash. (AP) - Costco said Thursday that its sales at stores open at least a year climbed 5 percent in April, beating Wall Street's estimate.
DENVER (AP) - Colorado's recreational pot sales jumped nearly a third in March, according to sales tax reports issued by the state Thursday.
NEW YORK (AP) - Target's CEO has become the first boss of a major corporation to lose his job over a breach of customer data, showing how responsibility for computer security now reaches right to the top.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Amazon wants to make shopping online as easy as a tweet.
SANTA MONICA (AP) - TrueCar, a provider of localized information on new car costs, anticipates a nearly $1 billion market valuation in its initial public offering.
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) - Airlines are taking in less money from bag fees than they did two years ago, but they are making up for it by adding charges for a slew of extras, including getting a decent seat.
WASHINGTON (AP) - The push by President Barack Obama and Senate Democrats to raise the federal minimum wage seems ready to join the parade of issues that gets buried in Congress but - the party hopes - propels voters to the polls this November.
SACRAMENTO (AP) - California would prohibit businesses from charging a fee to take mug shots off their websites under a bill that passed out of the state Senate on Monday.
NEW YORK (AP) - Laws in New York and Chicago making "electronic cigarettes" subject to the same regulations as tobacco are taking effect Tuesday, and their sellers and users are steadfast in their opposition.
CODY, Wyo. (AP) - A museum in Wyoming has acquired an old pistol made famous by a masked hero of television from more than 60 years ago.
CUPERTINO (AP) - Apple's growth prospects are looking brighter as anticipation builds for the upcoming release of the next iPhone, a model that is expected to cater to consumers yearning for a bigger screen.
NEW YORK (AP) - It's an almost weekly occurrence: On Tuesday, Goodwill said its computer systems may have been hacked, leading to the possible theft of customers' credit and debit card information. The nonprofit agency, which operates 2,900 stores in the U.S., said it is working with federal investigators to look into a possible breach.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - In New Orleans, discarded butts are being turned into something useful.
NEW YORK (AP) - Verizon Wireless is launching a nationwide loyalty program this week for its 100-million-plus subscribers. There's a twist, though: To earn points for every dollar spent, subscribers must consent to have their movements tracked so the company can help target ads that match their interests.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Raising beef for the American dinner table does far more damage to the environment than producing pork, poultry, eggs or dairy, a new study says.
REDMOND, Wash. (AP) - Before Ralf Groene helped devise the look and feel of Microsoft's Surface tablet, he designed food - or "food concepts," he says, for people on the go. Among them: dried noodles that come wrapped around a pair of chopsticks; a tubular meal that can be pulled with two fingers from a car cup holder base; and a fork that squeezes out sauce.
WASHINGTON (AP) - You've probably decided who gets the house or that family heirloom up in the attic when you die. But what about your email account and all those photos stored online?
SAN JOSE (AP) - EBay said Wednesday that its second-quarter net income rose 6 percent, as strong growth from its PayPal payments business offset lower-than-expected revenue that was hampered by a global password reset after a cyberattack.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Residents of modest neighborhoods near three of the largest oil refineries in California called on the Environmental Protection Agency on Wednesday to crack down on plant emissions, saying the pollution is choking their children and endangering their health.
RENO, Nev. (AP) - Northern Nevada tourism officials say they've seen a significant spike in convention bookings, but continue to struggle with a drop in government business because of a misconception that casino resorts cost more than other hotels.
NEW YORK (AP) - Apollo Education Group said the U.S. Department of Education will review the administration of federal student financial aid programs by its University of Phoenix subsidiary.
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau sued a major debt collection law firm on Monday, alleging it is a "mill" that produces shoddy, mass-produced credit-card collection lawsuits.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Citigroup has agreed to pay $7 billion to settle a federal investigation into its handling of risky subprime mortgages, admitting to a pattern of deception that Attorney General Eric Holder said "shattered lives" and contributed to the worst financial crisis in decades, the Justice Department said Monday.
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) - Job losses at Trump Plaza when the Atlantic City casino shuts down in September will be even worse than expected.
SAN JOSE (AP) - She's a disheveled woman, upper teeth gone, heavy bags slung over her shoulders as she nervously urges on two friends shoving her overloaded shopping cart up a dirt slope. Maria Esther Salazar has been either homeless, in jail, or squatting at someone else's house for 30 years.