Apple iPhone sales fall but beat estimates; shares slip
Apple Inc posted its third successive quarter of declining iPhone sales on Tuesday, sending shares slipping despite the promise of better-than-expected holiday sales. "In essence, in China and elsewhere, while Apple?s products are still seen favorably, the distance between Apple and its competitors is nowhere near as great as it once was," Neil Saunders, head of retail research firm Conlumino, wrote in a note. Apple shares fell 2.8 percent to $114.99 in after-hours trading.
American Paul Beatty's race satire wins Man Booker Prize
By Nigel Stephenson LONDON (Reuters) - Paul Beatty was on Tuesday named as the first American to win the prestigious Man Booker fiction prize, for "The Sellout", a biting satire on race relations in the United States. The narrator of "The Sellout", an African-American called "Bonbon" tries to put his Californian town back on the map, from which it has been officially removed, by re-introducing slavery and segregation in its high school. The 289-page novel begins with "Bonbon" facing a hearing in the Supreme Court, looking back over the events that led up to that point.
Chicago 'goes nuts' as Cubs make history
The bronze lions guarding the steps of Chicago's Art Institute are decked out in giant caps emblazoned with the blue and red logo of the city's baseball team. As the Cubs attempt to win a coveted World Series championship for the first time in more than a century, the Windy City is plastered in their colors -- and Chicagoans can barely believe what is happening. "We might be seeing something that we haven't seen in over a hundred years," said Peyton Hester, 28, who had come to replace his worn-out Cubs hat at a store across the street from the team's home stadium Wrigley Field.
Bauer says pinkie good enough to go for Indians in Game 2
CLEVELAND (AP) ? The last time the baseball world caught a glimpse of Trevor Bauer's mangled pinkie finger on his right hand, it was grotesquely dripping blood onto the pitching rubber in Toronto during the AL Championship Series.
Ryan urges Pentagon to suspend collection of Guard bonuses
WASHINGTON (AP) ? House Speaker Paul Ryan on Tuesday called for the Pentagon to immediately suspend efforts to recover enlistment bonuses paid to thousands of soldiers in California, even as the Pentagon said late Tuesday the number of soldiers affected was smaller than first believed.
APNewsbreak: Voter group says dead people likely registered
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) ? A data analysis firm hired by a voter registration group said on Tuesday that Indiana's voter database is riddled with errors, including thousands of people over the age of 110 who would likely be deceased but are still on the registration list.
Cubs slugger Schwarber returns, will bat 5th in Game 1
2 killed in police confrontation outside Maryland motel room
ELKTON, Md. (AP) ? Officers fatally shot a fugitive couple on a motel balcony Tuesday when they refused to drop their weapons, which turned out to be BB guns that looked like real firearms, authorities said.
Trump, Clinton take leave from the fundraising circuit
Chipotle sales fall again as it tries to win back customers
Chipotle is still struggling to bring back customers to its restaurants after a food safety scare last year. The burrito chain said Tuesday that sales fell 21.9 percent at established restaurants during ...