| Sep 18, 2013
| 1:08 PM
NEW YORK -- Mayor Michael Bloomberg stepped up his call for universal background checks for gun buyers Wednesday in the wake of the deadly Navy Yard rampage in Washington, D.C., releasing a study that he said showed thousands of felons had used federal...
| Sep 20, 2013
| 9:37 AM
SAN FRANCISCO -- Pinterest has made its first serious step toward making money from its wildly popular service.
The four-year-old online scrapbooking service has launched an advertising business to target its 46 million users.
Pinterest has begun...
| Sep 20, 2013
| 5:14 PM
A former Baltimore firefighter pleaded guilty Friday to a federal sex trafficking charge for his part in running a brothel that pimped out a 16-year-old girl and other women.
Jamar Simmons and Franklin Coit ran brothels at two locations in Baltimore...
| Sep 21, 2013
| 9:25 PM
More people are flocking to downtown Los Angeles — and they have more money to spend, downtown advocates declared as they unveiled the results of a new study.
"We have more people. They're making more money. They are more educated. And they are...
| Sep 24, 2013
| 5:54 PM
SAN FRANCISCO — Facebook Inc. has just one question for Wall Street: How do you like me now?
Shares of the social network, which had fallen from favor after its disastrous public debut last year, hit new highs Tuesday, even as U.S. stocks ended...
| Sep 11, 2013
| 10:08 AM
SAN FRANCISCO -- Facebook Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg met with the government agency that oversees control of the Internet in China, but analysts say don't expect a detente in the longstanding blockade of the giant social network.
| Sep 12, 2013
| 2:00 PM
SAN FRANCISCO -- Coming soon to Facebook: A new feature to upload and watch video clips.
Facebook is testing a new tool that will automatically play video clips without sound in the News Feed. A user will have to tap or click on the video to make it...
| May 2, 2013
| 4:15 PM
As she struggled to unload groceries from the back of her car, Sherrie Schenning got an uncharacteristically queasy feeling.
Her family's Essex neighborhood had always felt safe, but on this recent Saturday, she noticed two unfamiliar young men in a...
| May 1, 2013
| 11:07 AM
PepsiCo has removed an online ad plugging its Mountain Dew soft drink after viewers complained that the spot –-- featuring a battered and terrified white woman trying to pick a suspect out of a lineup of black men -- was racist and misogynistic....
| May 10, 2013
Negative campaigning: In the May 4 Section A, a column about the mayoral campaign reported that candidate Wendy Greuel said she resorted to negative campaigning in response to an advertisement by backers of her rival, Eric Garcetti. Greuel cited a video...
| May 10, 2013
| 2:29 PM
A31-year-old Baltimore Police officer was charged Friday with pimping out his wife after officers from a human trafficking task force found him outside a hotel room where the woman had agreed to have sex for cash with an undercover officer.