Microsoft's Xbox One: What You Need to Know
PC Magazine, 22-May-13 11:22 AM Mountain
After much speculation, Microsoft this week finally unveiled its next-generation console, the Xbox One. We'll hear more details at next month's E3 gaming conference; Redmond has scheduled a June 10 press event. But we won't actually get our hands on the Xbox One until "later this year" - likely ...
Steve Lopez: Labor unions the big loser in mayor's race
Los Angeles Times, 22-May-13 10:18 AM Mountain
Wendy Greuel drove away much of her own base. And it's done. After two years of campaigning and more than $30 million of spinning, the next mayor of Los Angeles will be Eric Garcetti, who doesn't exactly have what you'd call a mandate. Though he won by several percentage points despite predictions ...
Inside Beyonce's Tour: From Dance-Offs To Tonsillitis
MTV, 22-May-13 09:49 AM Mountain
This week the BeyHive is getting lots of stuff coming out of camp BeyoncÃ©. With a leaked version of "Grown Woman" floating around the Net, some authorized looks at the currently underway Mrs. Carter Show have been released by the pop singer. The videos give an intimate look at the folks who help ...
Gold Pares Earlier Gains After Bernanke Speaks
CNBC, 22-May-13 09:14 AM Mountain
Spot gold turned lower after Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke said on Wednesday that the Fed could ease bond purchases if the job market improves. Earlier, gold extended gains as the dollar weakened after other Fed officials allayed concerns the bank would soon reduce its bond-buying program ...
Brent Crude Slips to $103 on US Demand Worries
CNBC, 22-May-13 08:59 AM Mountain
Brent crude oil dropped under $103 per barrel on Wednesday, after data showing a surprise jump in U.S. gasoline stockpiles sparked worries that summer demand in the world's top oil consumer could be weaker than expected. The U.S. Energy Information Administration said that gasoline inventories rose ...
Mayor of Oklahoma City suburb hit by tornado wants to require new homes to have safe rooms
Minneapolis Star Tribune, 22-May-13 08:38 AM Mountain
MOORE, Okla. - The mayor of the Oklahoma City suburb battered by a monstrous tornado says he is pushing to require safe-room shelters in all new homes. Glen Lewis said Wednesday he will propose an ordinance in the next couple of days at the Moore City Council that would modify building codes to ...
North Korea sends special envoy to mend relations with China
The Christian Science Monitor, 22-May-13 08:38 AM Mountain
North Korean leader Kim Jong-un dispatched a top military official to Beijing Wednesday on what appears to be a fence-mending mission to his closest ally, in a sign that Pyongyang may be ready to swap diatribe for dialogue. The past three months of North Korean provocations, including a nuclear test ...
Live Blog: Fed Chairman Bernanke Faces Lawmakers
Wall Street Journal, 22-May-13 07:41 AM Mountain
Rep. Sean Duffy (R., Wisc.) is up, and whenever we see him it's hard not to think back to his firehouse days from The Real World's sixth season. But we give him credit for using his position as the final questioner to ask Chairman Bernanke: If offered another term, would you accept? "I'm not ...
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