SAN FRANCISCO — With the original iPad, Apple brought an attractive, easy-to-use tablet computer to the masses at a reasonable price – a feat numerous companies are trying to top. With Friday’s release of the iPad 2, Apple is pulling further ahead. The new iPad is skinnier, faster and slightly lighter. It comes with cameras for video chatting and snapping photos, while keeping the same prices, ranging from $499 to $829 depending on the configuration.
The number of eastern North Pacific right whales is estimated at just 30 animals from a population largely wiped out by whalers.
Investigators believe the Ukrainian rebels probably mistook the Boeing 777 passenger jet for a Ukrainian military plane.
Keith Raniere once had an international following with a foothold in Hollywood with his self-help group, called NXIVM, that was deemed a cult by critics.
Some county clerks in New York say they will defy a new state law authorizing driver’s licenses for immigrants who are in the United States illegally.
Officials say someone climbed a more than two-story tall Hollywood public art piece and stole a statue of Marilyn Monroe.
A lawsuit in New Jersey accuses New Frontier Armory of illegally selling and shipping high-capacity magazines online to undercover state investigators.
The city of Las Vegas has agreed to waive $1.9 million in civil penalties imposed on the land if a deal is done as part of a settlement agreement on unrelated litigation.
The Federal Reserve is leaving its key interest rate unchanged but signaling that it’s prepared to start cutting rates if needed to protect the U.S. economy from trade conflicts and other threats.
President Donald Trump has lashed out at The New York Times, saying it engaged in a “virtual act of treason” for a story that said the U.S. was ramping up its cyber-intrusions into Russia’s power grid.
A record 71 million people have been displaced worldwide by war, persecution and other violence, the U.N. refugee agency said Wednesday, an increase of more than 2 million from a year earlier.