"French kiss" finally enters French dictionary

03 Jun 2013 0 Comments
PARIS (AP) -- For centuries, there's been no official French word for the sloppy Gallic export "to French kiss" - though that certainly hasn't stopped any citizen from doing so. Now the oversight has been rectified. The one-word verb "galocher" - to kiss with tongues - is among new entries added to the "Petit Robert" 2014 French dictionary, which hit the shops Thursday. It may surprise many that France - a country famed for its amorous exploits and which gave the world sex-symbol Brigitte Read more [...]

‘Bucket list’ item leads to women’s arrest in Fla.

03 Jun 2013 0 Comments
OCALA, Fla. (AP) -- Two longtime friends ended up in jail in central Florida thanks to a "bucket list" that included stealing from a store. Police say 36-year-old Andrea Mobley and 38-year-old Jennifer Morrow face petty theft charges after stealing bathing suits and beef jerky during a trip to Wal-Mart on Wednesday. A loss prevention officer told police Mobley was eating beef jerky in the store and Morrow concealed items inside her purse. They were detained after taking the items from the Read more [...]

For sale in NYC: Fridge with morbid history

03 Jun 2013 0 Comments
NEW YORK (AP) -- It's a fridge big enough for a family of four. New York's Office of General Services has turned to eBay in an attempt to sell off a huge, steel morgue refrigerator now located at a Manhattan psychiatric hospital. Bidding on Saturday afternoon was up to $475 for the four-drawer unit, but that price doesn't include delivery. Buyers have to be willing to remove the fridge themselves from the Manhattan Psychiatric Center. Office of General Services spokeswoman Heather Groll Read more [...]

NY trial centers on Apple e-book price-fix claims

03 Jun 2013 0 Comments
NEW YORK (AP) -- A federal judge in Manhattan will hear claims that Apple Inc. was involved in the fixing the price of electronic books. The Justice Department sued Apple and other publishers last year. The five other publishers named in the lawsuit have settled. The judge has urged Apple to do the same. The nonjury trial is scheduled to start Monday. The government claims the computer innovator conspired with a major book publisher to force Amazon.com to raise its prices for e-books. Lawyers Read more [...]

Taiwan makers showcase computers at Computex

03 Jun 2013 0 Comments
TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) -- Taiwan's struggling PC makers are unveiling a new generation of ultra-thin laptops at the world's second-biggest computer show this week, even as they tap into the ever-expanding tablet market to help compensate for declining computer sales. It won't be an easy transition for them, but the makers hope the traditional glitz of the five-day Computex exhibit opening Tuesday will give them a good start in hyper-competitive markets. On Monday, Acer Inc. and AsusTek Computer Read more [...]

Ahead of the bell: Adviser supports Sprint deal

03 Jun 2013 0 Comments
A shareholder advisory firm is backing Softbank in its attempted acquisition of a huge chunk of Sprint Nextel. The $20.1 billion bid from Japan's second-biggest mobile company would ease Sprint's debt burden and provide ample cash to improve its network and become a serious competitor, according to Institutional Shareholder Services. Mobile data in Japan travels nearly twice as fast as mobile data in the U.S., ISS said, and Softbank's expertise could help accelerate Sprint's, making it faster than Read more [...]
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