Wednesday, November 19, 2014
The trustee recovering money for thousands of Bernard Madoff's victims reached a half-billion-dollar settlement with two financial funds that invested with the Ponzi schemer, lifting the total amount raised for cheated investors to over US$10 billion.
Screwball comedy sequel “Dumb and Dumber To” confounded scathing reviews to top the North American box office on its debut in theaters this weekend, final figures showed Monday.
The deficit run up by the federal agency that insures pensions for about 41 million Americans has nearly doubled, to US$62 billion. And the agency says that without changes, ..................
Democrats seem ready to give House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and the rest of their House leadership team another two years at the helm, even though the party lost seats in this month's elections.
Tuesday, November 18, 2014
The parents of slain US aid worker Peter Kassig said Monday they would try to "forgive" Islamic State jihadists who beheaded their son, calling for healing and prayer as they mourned their loss.
U.S. manufacturing output grew modestly in October, as autoworkers churned out fewer cars and trucks.
Thousands of Brazilians took part Sunday in Rio de Janeiro's 19th Gay pride parade, speaking out against homophobia in a country that has seen years of violence targeting the gay community.
The number of homeless children in the U.S. has surged in recent years to an all-time high, amounting to one child in every 30, according to a comprehensive state-by-state report that blames America's high poverty rate.
The U.S. State Department had to shut down its unclassified computer network over the weekend after evidence emerged that it could have been hacked, the U.S. media reported late Sunday.
Monday, November 17, 2014
A federal agency that investigates chemical accidents has announced that it will send a team to a Houston-area industrial plant where a chemical leak killed four people.