Amazon's move comes a day after Flipkart, India's largest online retailer, raised $1 billion from investors.
The overall smartphone market grew 23.1 percent annually in the second quarter of 2014 with a record 295.3 million shipments.
A nearly 100-year-old water main snaking under Los Angeles' Sunset Boulevard burst Tuesday, flooding parts of the city and the UCLA campus.
As the Hamas-Israel conflict entered its 23rd day Wednesday, the death toll in Gaza has crossed 1,200.
The men of the Enola Gay dropped the world's first atomic bomb on Hiroshima in 1945. The last crew member has died.
Hospitals are full, power is knocked out, people are scrambling for the last loaves of bread, and there is nowhere left to hide.
Its editorial board supports repealing the federal ban on marijuana, but the company continues to test employees for it.