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Friday, Apr 13, 2018 at 06:51 AM PDT

Homeowners Sue LA County Over Green Energy Program

Homeowners Sue LA County Over Green Energy Program

Homeowners are suing Los Angeles County and its partners, alleging a program that funds solar panels and other energy-efficient home improvements saddled them with loans they cannot afford.

Friday, Apr 13, 2018 at 05:42 AM PDT

The Best Tax Prep Software for Your Financial Situation

The Best Tax Prep Software for Your Financial Situation

Whether it’s to save money or for the challenge, millions of Americans prefer to prepare their tax returns themselves — with help from some do-it-yourself computer software. Consumer Reports released its annual...

Friday, Apr 13, 2018 at 03:24 AM PDT

Driverless Cars Give Hope to Blind — Are Automakers Onboard?

Driverless Cars Give Hope to Blind — Are Automakers Onboard?

In 2012, Steve Mahan, who is blind, climbed into the driver's seat of a self-driving car and rolled up to the drive-thru of a Taco Bell in a video that's been viewed more than 8 million times online. The piece,...

Thursday, Apr 12, 2018 at 01:38 PM PDT

NTSB Kicks Tesla Off Fatal Crash Investigation

NTSB Kicks Tesla Off Fatal Crash Investigation

Tesla has been removed from the group investigating the fatal car crash of an SUV operating the company's Autopilot system after federal safety investigators said the company prematurely made information...

Thursday, Apr 12, 2018 at 01:14 PM PDT

Facebook Will Stop Spending to Fight Calif. Data Ballot Initiative

Facebook Will Stop Spending to Fight Calif. Data Ballot Initiative

Facebook says it will stop spending money to fight a proposed California ballot initiative aimed at giving consumers more control over their data.

Thursday, Apr 12, 2018 at 08:14 AM PDT

'Are You Human': Internet Pokes Zuckerberg at Hearings

'Are You Human': Internet Pokes Zuckerberg at Hearings

"Are you a human?" That's what the internet is asking Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg after his appearance Tuesday in front of the Senate Commerce and Judiciary committees to answer for the Cambridge Analytica...

Thursday, Apr 12, 2018 at 01:16 PM PDT

Bitcoin Surges Above $8,000, Then Loses Some Ground

Bitcoin Surges Above $8,000, Then Loses Some Ground

Bitcoin surged Thursday more than 17 percent in a sudden move to above $8,000 at one point, according to trading on Coinbase. The cryptocurrency hit a high of $8,011 on Coinbase. Trading was volatile and...

Thursday, Apr 12, 2018 at 04:41 AM PDT

NASA Set to Launch Galactic Scout to Prowl for Planets

NASA Set to Launch Galactic Scout to Prowl for Planets

Look up at the sky tonight. Every star you see — plus hundreds of thousands, even millions more — will come under the intense stare of NASA's newest planet hunter. Set to lift off early next week, the Tess...

Thursday, Apr 12, 2018 at 10:58 AM PDT

Uber to Up Its Background Checks for Drivers, Add 911 Button

Uber to Up Its Background Checks for Drivers, Add 911 Button

Uber will start doing annual criminal background checks on U.S. drivers and hire a company that constantly monitors criminal arrests as it tries to do a better job of keeping riders safe. The move announced...

Wednesday, Apr 11, 2018 at 04:50 PM PDT

Is Facebook Regulation 'Inevitable'? Not So Fast

Is Facebook Regulation 'Inevitable'? Not So Fast

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg told lawmakers that regulation of his company is "inevitable," but still came to Capitol Hill prepared to defend against proposals he thought went too far. He rarely had to. After...

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