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Will Smith birthday bungee

Sep 24, 2018 / 7:13 am

At the end of the 1991 movie "Thelma & Louise," the two leading ladies — fugitives cornered by authorities in the Grand Canyon —...

Judge to decide on Cosby

Sep 24, 2018 / 5:23 am

Bill Cosby is facing the start of a sentencing hearing at which a judge will decide how to punish the 81-year-old trailblazing comedian who preyed on at least...

Nobel sex scandal expands

Sep 24, 2018 / 5:20 am

The man at the centre of a sex abuse and financial crimes scandal that is tarnishing the academy awarding the Nobel Literature Prize was remanded in custody...

Russia aids Syria

Sep 24, 2018 / 5:17 am

Russia announced Monday it will supply Syria's government with more modern, S-300 missile defence systems after last week's downing of a Russian plane...

James Woods bashes Twitter

Sep 23, 2018 / 5:31 pm

Actor James Woods has been locked out of his Twitter account over a tweet he sent out months ago that was found to be in violation of Twitter's rules. The...

Markle wore something blue

Sep 23, 2018 / 4:30 pm

It's an old tradition that a bride should have something old, something new, something borrowed and something blue on her wedding day, and the Duchess of...

Cocaine found in bananas

Sep 23, 2018 / 9:22 am

Authorities say bananas donated to a Texas prison turned out to have nearly $18 million worth of cocaine hidden inside the boxes. The Texas Department of...

Simon wraps up tour

Sep 23, 2018 / 7:22 am

Paul Simon ended his final concert tour under a moonlit sky on home turf Saturday, telling an audience in a Queens, N.Y. park that their cheers "mean more...

Vatican, China make deal

Sep 22, 2018 / 2:34 pm

The Vatican and China said Saturday they had signed a "provisional agreement" over the appointment of bishops, a breakthrough on an issue that stymied...

Trapped for two days

Sep 22, 2018 / 7:14 am

A survivor has been found inside a capsized Tanzanian ferry two days after the disaster on Lake Victoria, an official said Saturday, while coffins arrived for...

Mmmmmm, beer

Sep 22, 2018 / 7:13 am

The first keg has been tapped and the beer is flowing as the 185th Oktoberfest gets underway in Munich. Mayor Dieter Reiter inserted the tap in the first keg on...

Gunmen attack Iran parade

Sep 22, 2018 / 7:11 am

Gunmen disguised as soldiers attacked an annual Iranian military parade Saturday in the country's oil-rich southwest, killing at least 25 people and...

Toxic spill due to floodwater

Sep 21, 2018 / 12:35 pm

Florence's floodwaters breached a dam holding back a large reservoir at a Wilmington power plant Friday, and coal ash from an adjacent dump could be flowing...

Trump tape denier

Sep 21, 2018 / 11:58 am

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein is denying a report in The New York Times that he suggested last year he secretly record President Donald Trump in the...

Mentally ill but still legal

Sep 21, 2018 / 11:49 am

The woman who killed three people and wounded others before shooting herself to death at a Maryland drugstore warehouse had been diagnosed with a mental illness...

New evacuations ordered

Sep 21, 2018 / 10:48 am

A new round of evacuations was ordered in South Carolina as the trillions of gallons of water dumped by Hurricane Florence meanders to the sea, raising river...

Trump drops gloves

Sep 21, 2018 / 8:18 am

Abandoning his previous restraint, President Donald Trump challenged the credibility of the woman accusing his Supreme Court nominee of sexual assault on...

'Life is beautiful' in Vegas

Sep 21, 2018 / 8:16 am

Thousands of music fans are expected this weekend in downtown Las Vegas for a sixth-year outdoor festival covering some 18 city blocks. Police promise tight...

Captain Cook's wreck close

Sep 21, 2018 / 6:50 am

Researchers say they've identified a site off the coast of Rhode Island where they think the ship that 18th-century explorer Capt. James Cook used to sail...

Priest challenges celibacy

Sep 21, 2018 / 5:45 am

A priest in the conservative Roman Catholic stronghold of Slovakia has challenged the church's celibacy rules, voicing his dissent at a time when clerical...

Fuzzy memory or lies?

Sep 21, 2018 / 5:38 am

She says he sexually assaulted her; he denies it. Is somebody deliberately lying? Not necessarily. Experts say that because of how memory works, it's...

Trump stumps in Vegas

Sep 21, 2018 / 5:22 am

His own political fortunes intrinsically linked to his party holding control of Congress, President Donald Trump on Thursday offered full-throated support for...

Want a straw? Just ask

Sep 21, 2018 / 5:18 am

If you want a straw with your drink or a soda with a kids' meal at a California restaurant, you'll need to ask for them starting next year. A law signed...

'Game of Thrones' town full

Sep 21, 2018 / 5:14 am

Marc van Bloemen has lived in the old town of Dubrovnik, a Croatian citadel widely praised as the jewel of the Adriatic, for decades, since he was a child. He...

Shooting suspect takes life

Sep 20, 2018 / 1:01 pm

UPDATE 1 p.m. An employee at a Rite Aid warehouse opened fire at work Thursday, killing three people before taking her own life, authorities said. Several other...

Attack leaves three dead

Sep 20, 2018 / 9:46 am

Continental Gold Inc. says three workers were killed and several others were injured after a residence in Colombia that housed exploration geologists and...

Sky up for auction

Sep 20, 2018 / 7:57 am

Comcast and 21st Century Fox will settle their battle for control of broadcaster Sky through a rare auction designed to put an end to months of offers and...

Meghan Markle and mom

Sep 20, 2018 / 7:53 am

Meghan Markle was joined by her mother Thursday to launch a cookbook aimed at raising money for the victims of London's Grenfell Tower fire. Markle, who...

Plants, but no pants?

Sep 20, 2018 / 7:45 am

Being in touch with nature is one thing. But gardening au naturel is quite another for some neighbours of a Florida man who's been doing yard work in the...

NFL stock fraudster guilty

Sep 20, 2018 / 7:42 am

The former investment bank analyst who fed confidential stock tips to NFL player Mychal Kendricks has pleaded guilty to securities fraud. Damilare Sonoiki, who...

Russia reinstated

Sep 20, 2018 / 7:40 am

The World Anti-Doping Agency reinstated Russia on Thursday despite a wave of protests, ending the nearly three-year suspension of the country's drug-testing...

New landslide kills 21

Sep 20, 2018 / 6:29 am

A massive landslide buried dozens of homes near a central Philippine mountain Thursday, killing at least 21 people and sending rescuers scrambling to find...

1 death during Florence

Sep 20, 2018 / 5:43 am

Hurricane Florence was blowing across eastern North Carolina hours before making landfall, and Bennie Lee Sutton's hunting beagles were howling in their...

'Ramblin' Man' stable

Sep 20, 2018 / 5:35 am

Allman Brothers Band guitarist Dickey Betts is in "critical but stable" condition after slipping and cracking his head while playing with the family...

2nd shark attack in 2 days

Sep 20, 2018 / 5:24 am

A girl was attacked by a shark at the same Great Barrier Reef island in Australia on Thursday as a woman who was mauled a day earlier. The 12-year-old was...

Bye bye bugs?

Sep 20, 2018 / 5:20 am

A staple of summer — swarms of bugs — seems to be a thing of the past. And that's got scientists worried. Pesky mosquitoes, disease-carrying...

Kavanaugh accuser credible

Sep 20, 2018 / 5:19 am

Democratic Senate candidate Phil Bredesen said that the woman accusing Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault "has a very credible...

Man opens fire at his office

Sep 19, 2018 / 4:19 pm

A heavily armed man opened fire on his co-workers at a Wisconsin software company Wednesday, seriously wounding three people before being fatally shot by police...

Frustration in Carolinas

Sep 19, 2018 / 2:02 pm

Exhaustion and frustration are building in the Carolinas as thousands of people wait to go home days after Hurricane Florence unleashed epic floods blamed for...

Monsanto wants case tossed

Sep 19, 2018 / 11:21 am

Agribusiness company Monsanto has asked a San Francisco judge to throw out a jury's $289 million award to a former school groundskeeper who said the...

Topless photo fine upheld

Sep 19, 2018 / 8:55 am

A French court of appeals has upheld a ruling Wednesday that two directors of French celebrity magazine Closer should be fined a maximum 45,000 euros ($52,500)...

Doc and date deny rapes

Sep 19, 2018 / 7:29 am

Defence lawyers say a California surgeon and his girlfriend deny allegations they preyed on two intoxicated women, drugging and raping them. The Orange County...

'Field of Dreams' vandal

Sep 19, 2018 / 6:43 am

A man accused of driving onto and damaging the eastern Iowa baseball field made famous by the 1989 movie "Field of Dreams" has changed his plea to...

3 hurt in hate crime

Sep 19, 2018 / 6:41 am

British police are investigating a possible hate crime after a car hit pedestrians near a Muslim community centre, injuring three people. Police were called...

Accuser wants investigation

Sep 19, 2018 / 5:48 am

Christine Blasey Ford wants the FBI to investigate her allegation that she was sexually assaulted by Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh before she testifies...

Kim makes nuclear gesture

Sep 19, 2018 / 5:40 am

The leaders of North and South Korea announced a wide range of agreements Wednesday which they said were a major step toward peace on the Korean Peninsula. But...

2-year-old kills self with gun

Sep 19, 2018 / 5:39 am

A Louisiana sheriff says a 2-year-old has fatally shot himself with a handgun that was left on a counter in a Livingston Parish home. The Advocate quotes...

Viral shaving video sorted

Sep 19, 2018 / 5:33 am

The commuter who filmed another man shaving on a commuter train heading out of New York City and posted the video on social media says he never intended any...

Presidents disaster politics

Sep 19, 2018 / 5:33 am

The politics of natural disasters can be tricky for a president. Long before President Donald Trump tossed paper towels to storm-stricken Puerto Ricans and...

Slain golfer mourned

Sep 19, 2018 / 5:27 am

They had both recently turned 22 and were residing in the same Iowa college town but their lives couldn't have been more different before allegedly...

Decaying distillery reborn

Sep 19, 2018 / 5:22 am

The whiskey quit flowing decades ago from a landmark Kentucky distillery housed in a picturesque castle. Nearly a half-century of neglect reduced the one-time...

Chen leaves 'The Talk'

Sep 18, 2018 / 1:44 pm

Julie Chen announced Tuesday that she was leaving the cast of the CBS daytime show "The Talk" a week after her husband, CBS Corp. boss Leslie Moonves,...

Doc faces drug rape charges

Sep 18, 2018 / 11:59 am

A California doctor who appeared in a reality TV dating show and a woman co-defendant have been charged with drugging and sexually assaulting two women, and...

Vegetable abuser charged

Sep 18, 2018 / 9:01 am

A man is accused of rubbing his bare behind on produce at a grocery store in northern Virginia before putting the items back on display. News outlets report...

Saving Myrtle Beach?

Sep 18, 2018 / 8:34 am

Two years ago, from Hurricane Matthew and in 1999, from Hurricane Floyd, floodwaters came close to entering Joe Holmes' house in South Carolina, but he...

Real green beer statement

Sep 18, 2018 / 7:26 am

There are spicy beers and even peanut butter beers, made to stand out on crowded shelves. Then there's a murky, green brew that looks a lot like algae....

Oboist files sex complaint

Sep 18, 2018 / 7:21 am

A Baltimore Symphony Orchestra oboist has filed a sexual harassment complaint, saying the orchestra failed to protect her from repeated harassment and...

Golf champion killed

Sep 18, 2018 / 6:51 am

A man has been charged in the killing of a champion golfer from Spain, after the Iowa State University student's body was found at a golf course in central...

Russia probe documents out

Sep 18, 2018 / 5:48 am

President Donald Trump declassified a trove of documents related to the early days of the FBI's Russia investigation, including a portion of a secret...

#MeToo movement test

Sep 18, 2018 / 5:39 am

Nearly a year old and still making headlines almost daily, the #MeToo movement faces a dramatic test of its impact and staying power in the sexual assault...

Villagers refused to flee

Sep 18, 2018 / 5:29 am

A Philippine police officer who tried to persuade residents of a mining camp to move to safety as a powerful typhoon approached said Tuesday they refused to...

'Flying cars' taking off?

Sep 18, 2018 / 5:22 am

Electric drones booked through smartphones pick people up from office rooftops, shortening travel time by hours, reducing the need for parking and clearing smog...

All about the Emmys

Sep 18, 2018 / 5:17 am

"The Proposal." It was a 2009 movie starring Sandra Bullock, but now will forever be the informal title of the 2018 Emmys telecast, thanks to a...

Circus camel goes berserk

Sep 17, 2018 / 2:53 pm

A startled camel started bucking during a circus when a child apparently threw a shovel at its feet, injuring six children and an adult and causing frightened...

Serial-killer border guard

Sep 17, 2018 / 2:48 pm

A U.S. Border Patrol supervisor charged in the killings of four women knew the victims and targeted them for their vulnerability, authorities said Monday, as...

Artist marks shooting victims

Sep 17, 2018 / 1:57 pm

Portraits of the 58 people killed in last year's mass shooting in Las Vegas went on display Monday after artists from around the world donated their time to...

Diver sues Elon Musk

Sep 17, 2018 / 1:45 pm

A British diver who helped rescue youth soccer players trapped in a cave in Thailand is suing Elon Musk, alleging that the Tesla CEO falsely accused him of...

Cop shot teen 16 times

Sep 17, 2018 / 1:19 pm

Prosecutors on Monday showed jurors video of a white Chicago police officer opening fire on Laquan McDonald, dramatically recounting the 16 shots fired into the...

Cosby's wife blasts judge

Sep 17, 2018 / 1:06 pm

Days before Bill Cosby's scheduled sentencing on felony sex assault charges, his wife demanded Monday that a Pennsylvania ethics board investigate the judge...

Kavanaugh refutes charges

Sep 17, 2018 / 8:22 am

Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh said Monday he was willing to speak to a Senate panel to "refute" an allegation he sexually assaulted a woman...

Duchess dishes for charity

Sep 17, 2018 / 7:40 am

The Duchess of Sussex is giving her backing to a cookbook from a community kitchen set up in the aftermath of London's deadly Grenfell Tower fire. The...

Underwood reveals issues

Sep 17, 2018 / 7:38 am

Carrie Underwood says she turned to God after experiencing three miscarriages in two years. The 35-year-old country singer and former "American Idol"...

Machines workload rising

Sep 17, 2018 / 7:35 am

More than half of all workplace tasks will be carried out by machines by 2025, organizers of the Davos economic forum said in a report released Monday that...

Soon-Yi defends Woody

Sep 17, 2018 / 7:31 am

Soon-Yi Previn, the wife of Woody Allen and the estranged adopted daughter of Mia Farrow, defended her husband against what she contends is unfair treatment in...

Damning report on church

Sep 17, 2018 / 7:29 am

A media report linking half of the cardinals and bishops who served in the Netherlands between 1945 and 2010 to abuse cases has drawn the country's Catholic...

Obama back in fray

Sep 17, 2018 / 7:26 am

Nearly two years out of the White House, former President Barack Obama is facing another political test. To the delight of many Democrats, he's stepped back...

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