Sunday, August 24, 2014
There may be a growing number of applications for smartphones, but people in the U.S. tend to cling to the few they like and shun the rest, an industry tracker says.
Television is increasingly opening its doors to Hollywood stars, as Monday's Emmy Awards will attest, but TV royalty still struggle to make the transition to the silver screen.
The liberation of the bar of the Ritz Hotel in Paris by the writer Ernest Hemingway 70 years ago, as the French capital was freed from its Nazi occupiers, is the stuff of legend.
While most people are inviting friends to complete the Ice Bucket Challenge, Kathy Griffin has another proposal for Nicki Minaj: a booty challenge.
Saturday, August 23, 2014
As American TV viewers await the Emmy Awards honoring last year's programs, the new season opened this summer and it is rich in stars, horror and mystery.
Jamaican folk musician Joseph Bennett, who played a rollicking genre of traditional dance music with the long-running Jolly Boys, has died in his Caribbean homeland. He was 76.
The U.S. Treasury Department's inspector general has determined Jay-Z and Beyonce's fifth-anniversary trip to Cuba last year was legal under rules allowing educational travel to the island.
After being clonked over the head in 1944's “Murder, My Sweet,” Raymond Chandler's immortal private eye Philip Marlowe wryly narrated the experience of being knocked out: “A black pool opened up at my feet. I jumped in.”
A chatty robot with an LED-lit smiley face sent hitchhiking across Canada this summer as part of a social experiment reached its final destination Thursday after several thousand kilometers on the road.
Friday, August 22, 2014
Steven Spielberg, Justin Bieber and Bill Gates are among many celebrities pouring buckets of ice water over their heads and donating to fight Lou Gehrig's disease, in a fundraising effort that has gone viral.