Review: Ouya brings indie games to your TV

The ongoing explosion in independently developed, low-budget video games has been a boon for players who travel. Whether I’m on the road with an iPad, an Android smartphone or a laptop, I know there’s a huge library of…

Quotations of the day

“My back hurts. I don’t have a lot of words left. It shows the determination and spirit of Texas women.” — Sen. Wendy Davis, D-Fort Worth, who spent most of the day staging a filibuster before state Republicans…

Endgame at hand for immigration bill in Senate

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate is preparing to push landmark immigration legislation across a few final hurdles and possibly pick up one or two more Republican “yes” votes along the way. The legislation cleared an early procedural hurdle…

High court gay marriage decisions due Wednesday

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is meeting to deliver opinions in two cases that could dramatically alter the rights of gay people across the United States. The justices are expected to decide their first-ever cases about gay…

Official praises British-US intelligence-sharing

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A senior British official defended the country’s intelligence-sharing ties with the United States on Tuesday, as governments in both countries face criticism about snooping on citizens. British Foreign Secretary William Hague, speaking at the…

Hearing set for man in Ohio’s captive women case

CLEVELAND (AP) — The case against a man charged with holding three women captive in his Cleveland home for over a decade is headed back to court. The sharing of evidence between prosecutors and defense lawyers is among…

Iran’s new president looks westward for nuke talks

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Hasan Rouhani knew there was an element of risk. Just a week before Iran’s election gatekeepers announced the presidential ballot, Rouhani said one-on-one talks with Washington are the only way for breakthroughs…

20 bodies found in India rescue helicopter crash

GAUCHAR, India (AP) — India’s air force chief says 19 bodies have been recovered from a steep hillside in northern India where a helicopter crashed while on a mission to rescue people stranded in monsoon floods. Air force…

Dems move past Scott Brown ghost with Mass. win

BOSTON (AP) — Drawing on the political might of the White House, Democrats have exorcized the ghost of Scott Brown. Three years after the little-known Republican state senator shocked the political world, veteran Democratic Congressman Ed Markey won…

Kevin Rudd sworn in as Australian prime minister

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard has thrown open her job to a leadership ballot in response to reports that supporters of her intra-party rival Kevin Rudd were gearing up to challenge her. Gillard says…

Ex-FBI supervisor to testify at Bulger trial

BOSTON (AP) — A former FBI agent who admitted taking payoffs from James “Whitey” Bulger is expected to be the next witness at Bulger’s racketeering trial. John Morris was the supervisor of former FBI Agent John Connolly, who…

Panel adds abortion regulations to Ohio budget

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A Republican-dominated legislative panel has passed a slew of changes to Ohio’s budget, including a last-minute abortion regulation re……

SAfrica president cancels trip amid Mandela worry

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — A South African archbishop who visited Nelson Mandela in a hospital has offered a prayer in which he wishes for a “peaceful, perfect, end” for the former president and anti-apartheid leader. Thabo Makgoba, the Anglican…

Violence kills 27 in minority region of west China

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese state media say riots in a restive far western region of China have killed 27 and left at least three injured. The official Xinhua News Agency says knife-wielding mobs attacked police stations, a local…

Tatum posts his baby’s photo to stop paparazzi

NEW YORK (AP) — Rather than go the route of some celebrity parents, Channing Tatum and his wife Jenna decided to release their newborn daughter’s baby picture. According to Tatum, the choice was simple: be hounded by paparazzi,…

Pakistan to start treason probe of Musharraf

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistani police say a roadside bomb targeting a senior judge has killed at least four people and wounded seven others in southern Pakistan. Senior police official Ameer Sheikh says the Sindh High Court judge, Maqbool…

Microsoft to unveil latest Windows adjustments

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Microsoft is giving people a peek into Windows 8.1, a free update that promises to address some of the gripes people have with the latest version of the company’s flagship operating system. Although the…

Developments with Microsoft’s new Windows 8 system

The launch of Windows 8 was heralded as the biggest change to the industry’s dominant operating system in at least 17 years. It attempts to bridge the gap between personal computers and fast-growing tablets with its touch-enabled interface.…

At a glance: Changes coming with Windows 8.1

Microsoft plans an update to its Windows 8 system to address some of the complaints and incorporate other feedback received since the radical makeover to the operating system came out in October. Microsoft isn’t saying yet when Windows…

Today in History

Today is Wednesday, June 26, the 177th day of 2013. There are 188 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On June 26, 1963, President John F. Kennedy visited West Berlin, where he delivered his famous…