New bloc of voters who eschew traditional party politics could determine next president, professor says
If your 2012 presidential vote is still up for grabs, you're not alone, says UC Irvine political science professor Russell Dalton.
War of tweets rages around US debate
Before, during and after Thursday's US vice presidential debate, the tweets were raging.
Newsweek likely to become digital magazine
The company operating the US magazine Newsweek indicated Wednesday the venerable publication is likely to go digital to stem its losses and could undergo other changes by next year.
Climate change no longer tops US environment worries
Americans no longer see climate change as the world's number-one environmental issue, according to a public opinion poll released Tuesday amid an ongoing heat wave in much of the United States.
Samsung launches new Galaxy S III phone in US, taking on Apple
Samsung launched its Galaxy S III smartphone in the United States Thursday after fending off a legal challenge from rival Apple, which claimed it infringed on iPhone technology.
US, Israel made Flame virus to thwart Iran: report
The United States and Israel collaborated to create the Flame computer virus as part of an effort to slow Iran's suspected nuclear weapons drive, The Washington Post reported Tuesday.
Buffett's Berkshire to buy Media General papers
(AP) -- Billionaire Warren Buffett's company is making another foray into newspapers, agreeing to buy 63 newspapers from Media General Inc. for $142 million.
News aggregator Ongo to shut down
Online news service Ongo, which launched last year as a paid "aggregator" for various newspapers, said Tuesday it would close down by the end of the month.
Privacy law expert warns of the perils of social reading
The Internet and social media have opened up new vistas for people to share preferences in films, books and music. Services such as Spotify and the Washington Post Social Reader already integrate reading and ...
US journalist resigns amid cloud of plagiarism: report
A Washington Post writer whose blog posts triggered editor's notes for "serious factual errors" and what was described as a "significant ethical lapse" has resigned from the newspaper.
'Homeless Hotspot' stunt stirs debate at SXSW
(AP) -- A charitable marketing program that paid homeless people to carry Wi-Fi signals at South By Southwest has drawn widespread debate at the annual Austin conference and around the country.
Print, online ad revenue fall at Washington Post
The Washington Post Co. reported a lower fourth-quarter net profit Friday on weakness at its education division and declining print and online advertising revenue at its flagship newspaper.
Washington Post offering buyout to news staff
The Washington Post announced a voluntary buyout for some newsroom staff on Wednesday, citing the difficult economic climate for the newspaper industry.
US to reject Canada pipeline: reports
The United States will Wednesday reject the proposed Keystone XL oil pipeline from Canada, a politically charged project that is bitterly opposed by environmentalists, news reports said.