Wednesday, July 23, 2014
City workers and retirees approved pension cuts in Detroit's bankruptcy by a wide margin, the city reported Monday, a crucial step to emerging from the largest municipal insolvency in U.S. history.
Calmer winds and cooler temperatures were allowing firefighters to go on the offensive Monday against a destructive wildfire that has charred hundreds of square miles of terrain in Washington state.
The media venture created by entrepreneur Pierre Omidyar said Monday it was establishing a fund to help defend journalists in cases involving freedom of the press.
A former high-ranking executive of U.S. computer chip giant Qualcomm pleaded guilty Monday to insider trading charges, including trades on a 2011 deal for Atheros Communications, officials said.
Panama's economy will grow by as much as 7 percent this year, thanks in large part to revenue from its signature inter-oceanic canal, officials said Monday.
Thomas Berger, the witty and eclectic novelist who reimagined the American West in the historical yarn “Little Big Man” and mastered genres ranging from detective stories to domestic farce, has died at age 89.
Tuesday, July 22, 2014
The owner of a group home raided last week amid charges of abuse and other mistreatment of children living there has been released from custody without charge, an official in the federal Attorney General's Office said Sunday.
A nonprofit group is taking a novel approach to helping the homeless in San Francisco with a new bus that allows them to take a shower.
Yes, the new Fox series “Gotham” will feature a young Bruce Wayne, but don't expect him to turn into the caped crusader.
Monday, July 21, 2014
A Florida jury has slammed the R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. with US$23.6 billion in punitive damages in a lawsuit filed by the widow of a longtime smoker who died of lung cancer in 1996.