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2013 Pulitzer Prize Winners by John Branch, David Barstow and Alejandra Xanic von Bertrab, Staff, Lisa Song, Elizabeth McGowan and David Hasemyer, Brad Schrade, Jeremy Olson and Glenn Howatt

Finalists: <br>“Prognosis: Profits” (Ames Alexander, Karen Garloch, Joseph Neff, David Raynor • The Charlotte Observer, The News and Observer)<br>“FAMU …

Chinese tourists now biggest source of travel spending

<b>The Chinese have become the single biggest source of global tourism income after spending $102bn (£67bn; 79bn euros) while travelling abroad in 2012.</b><p>The total is 40% higher than the year before, and puts them well above the next two highest-spending countries, Germany and the US.<p>The figures come …

Penguin and Random House merger approved by Brussels

<b>The proposed merger of Penguin and Random House has been given the go-ahead by the European Commission.</b><p>Brussels said the merged business - which will be the world's largest book publisher - would not raise competition concerns, because it will "face several strong competitors".<p>Random House's German …

Caroline Kennedy: is JFK's daughter cut out to be US ambassador to Japan?

<b>Age:</b> 55.<p><b>Appearance:</b> JFK's daughter.<p><b>Who is she?</b> JFK's daughter. Also: an attorney, editor, fundraiser and philanthropist.<p><b>And what is she up to now?</b> …

US sees 'no changes' to North Korean military posture

<b>The US says it is seeing no signs of increased military activity in North Korea, even as it positioned a warship close to the Korean peninsula.</b><p>The US had not "seen action to back up the rhetoric", an official said.<p>But in the latest show of military hardware, officials said a destroyer capable of …

On Gun Control, White House Fails to Tap Power of (Its Own and Other) Nonprofits

In his State of the Union speech, President Barack Obama urged the Congress to adopt stringent gun control measures, including a ban on assault weapons and large ammunition clips. It was tough talk. Did he really mean it?<p>Though he has barnstormed parts of the country on the issue, speaking to …