Japan's Sony says it's leaving the PC market, will sell Vaio

TOKYO, Feb. 6 (UPI) -- Japan's Sony Corp. announced it is leaving the shrinking PC market and is selling its Vaio personal computer division to a Japanese investment fund.

Walmart drops price of iPhone 5c to $45

WASHINGTON, Oct. 5 (UPI) -- Walmart has announced it will offer the new iPhone 5c for $45, undercutting Best Buy's price of $50 for the phone with a two-year contract.

Catholic friar accused of abuse kills self

HOLLIDAYSBURG, Pa., Jan. 29 (UPI) -- A Catholic brother accused of serial child molestation killed himself in Pennsylvania and left an apology for his actions in a suicide note, police said.

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Friar accused of abuse found dead in Pa.

HOLLIDAYSBURG, Pa., Jan. 26 (UPI) -- A Catholic friar accused of sexually abusing at least 11 male students at an Ohio Catholic school has died at a Pennsylvania monastery, church officials said.

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Microsoft's Windows 8 not driving PC sales

REDMOND, Wash., Dec. 24 (UPI) -- Industry analysts said Microsoft Corp.'s Windows 8 was not driving U.S. sales of computers in the manner of previous software releases.

Windows 8 not helping PC, tablet sales

PORT WASHINGTON, N.Y., Nov. 30 (UPI) -- The introduction of the Windows 8 operating system hasn't lifted U.S. sales of PCs or tablet computers, sales and marketing analysis firm NPD Group says.

Microsoft explores retail options

REDMOND, Wash., Feb. 13 (UPI) -- U.S. software giant Microsoft Corp. said it hired a 25-year veteran of Wal-Mart to explore options for the company to open its own retail stores.

Ex-L.A. priest sentenced for molestations

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 4 (UPI) -- A defrocked Los Angeles priest was sentenced to 10 years in prison for sexually abusing two of an estimated 20 boys he allegedly molested.

Priest: Calif. pedophilia law anti-gay

LOS ANGELES, March 8 (UPI) -- A defrocked Roman Catholic priest charged with molesting teenagers says a California pedophilia law is unfair to gays.

RAZR competes with flowers on Mother's Day

WASHINGTON, May 9 (UPI) -- Tired of taking mom out to the same neighborhood restaurant for brunch each Mother's Day? Or maybe she's getting bored of getting a bunch of lank carnations or a bottle of perfume from a department store every spring?
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Wireless networks' payoff delayed

SAN FRANCISCO, April 21 (UPI) -- San Francisco officials expect their new Wi-Fi network will connect the city better to the global economy, but other cities have had mixed Wi-Fi results.
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