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.
GRAPEVINE, Texas (AP) - Gamers rejoice: GameStop is almost doubling its number of seasonal workers this holiday season as it prepares to deal with strong demand for new video games and the new iPhone.
NEW YORK (AP) - AT&T's proposed $48.5 billion acquisition of DirecTV is moving forward as shareholders of the country's largest satellite TV broadcaster approved the deal. But it still needs regulatory approval.
DETROIT (AP) - Detroit's water department defended its shutoff policy Monday and warned that free service to people with unpaid bills could be "very devastating" to the bottom line.
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Obama administration cracked down Monday on certain overseas corporate mergers and acquisitions, aiming to curb American companies from shifting their ownership abroad to shirk paying U.S. taxes.
SUNNYVALE (AP) - Yahoo may be losing some appeal on Wall Street now that U.S. investors can buy directly into Alibaba.
• STARBUCKS TESTS LATTE WITH STOUT FLAVOR: NEW YORK (AP) - Starbucks is testing a latte that it says has the "savory toasty malt" flavor of a foamy mug of stout.