Sunday, August 24, 2014
A Chinese independent film festival was closed by authorities on its opening day, organizers said Saturday, the latest sign that free expression is being increasingly targeted in the tightly controlled country.
Philippine de Rothschild, the grande dame of Bordeaux wine and part owner of the legendary Chateau Mouton Rothschild vineyard, has died aged 80, her estate said on Saturday.
Model aircraft hobbyists, research universities and commercial drone interests filed lawsuits Friday challenging a government directive that they say imposes tough new limits on the use of model aircraft and broadens the agency's ban on commercial drone flights.
“Pepe the Missionary,” a giant tortoise who rose to fame as one of the most photographed animals on Ecuador's Galapagos Islands, has died at age 60, officials said Friday.
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.