| Mar 5, 2014
| 5:00 AM
Walt Disney Co. and satellite TV provider Dish Network's sweeping new agreement could lead to changes in the way consumers watch television.
The comprehensive distribution deal, announced late Monday, is expected to become a blueprint on how the...
| Mar 3, 2014
| 7:03 PM
Walt Disney Co. and satellite TV provider Dish Network have signed a new long-term distribution deal that includes an agreement for Dish to disable its controversial ad-skipping feature for ABC network shows.
The two companies announced a...
| Feb 25, 2014
| 11:59 AM
It’s not the apocalypse. It just looks like that.
Every few weeks, bright streaks and colorful, rolling waves appear in the California sky. They can startle those unfamiliar with their source, spurring speculation of aliens or apocalyptic visions....
| Mar 1, 2014
| 10:15 AM
Wearing a nitrogen-powered jet pack, Dale Gardner stepped from the space shuttle, alone and untethered, 224 miles above Earth.
Armed with a 5-foot probe called a stinger, Gardner drifted toward a wayward satellite, the Westar 6, which was spinning...
| Feb 24, 2014
| 5:28 PM
MOSCOW — Stanford political science professor Michael McFaul's two-year stint as U.S. ambassador to Russia coincided with a diplomatic chill seemingly worthy of the Cold War era.
U.S. Agency for International Development advisors were expelled....
| Feb 15, 2014
| 7:02 PM
SACRAMENTO — Electronic monitoring was supposed to help Los Angeles County deal with the influx of thousands of felons moved out of California's prison system to ease overcrowding.
The nation's largest probation department strapped GPS ankle...
| Feb 6, 2014
| 7:17 AM
Media company 21st Century Fox's fiscal second-quarter profit was sliced in half, largely because big-ticket feature films landed with a thud at the box office and the broadcast network continues its uphill slog.
Fox's television show "X-Factor" with...
| Feb 6, 2014
| 3:50 PM
Media company 21st Century Fox's fiscal second-quarter profit dropped 12%, largely because big-ticket feature films landed with a thud at the box office and singing competitions on the Fox TV network have been hitting sour notes.
| Feb 7, 2014
| 1:52 PM
Defense giant Lockheed Martin Corp. signed an agreement with Monrovia drone maker AeroVironment Inc. to pursue opportunities together in unmanned aircraft development.
The deal was announced late Thursday at the Defense Expo in India and centered on...
| Feb 12, 2014
| 6:34 PM
A satellite orbiting Earth has spotted 55 southern right whales hanging out in the shallow waters off Argentina.
It turns out that these particular whales are quite easy to spot from space, said Peter Fretwell of the British Antarctic Survey. They got...
| Feb 12, 2014
| 11:16 AM
Joe bought a new car and received a few free months of Sirius XM, the satellite radio service.
When that was done, Sirius asked if he wanted a six-month trial for $25. Joe said yes.
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Then he lost track...