Thursday, June 25, 2015
New York authorities on Tuesday agreed to pay US$6.25 million compensation to an innocent man who spent nearly 25 years languishing in prison for a murder he did not commit.
A medical examiner found that a young black man suffered a "high-energy injury," most likely caused when the Baltimore police van he was riding in suddenly slowed down, according to an autopsy report obtained by The Baltimore Sun newspaper.
Holly Madison insists that she doesn't like talking about living at the Playboy mansion and dating Hugh Hefner, but believes "it's important to tell the truth of my story."
A fire engulfed a nursing home in northern Mexico on Tuesday killing at least 16 elderly residents in a pre-dawn inferno that may have been intentionally ignited, authorities said.
Albert Evans, a former New York City Ballet (NYCB) principal dancer and one of the most prominent African-Americans in classical dance, has died at age 46.
The shutdown of a pipeline that spilled up to 101,000 gallons of crude on the Santa Barbara coast forced Exxon Mobil Corp. to halt operations at three offshore platforms because it couldn't deliver oil to refineries, the company said Tuesday.
Facebook is now bigger than Wal-Mart, at least when it comes to its value on the stock market.
Ikea's U.S division is raising the minimum wage for the second year in a row as the Swedish ready-to-assemble furniture chain looks to improve its relations with workers and reduce worker turnover.
Online television streaming titan Netflix announced plans Tuesday for a seven-to-one split of its high-flying shares of stock.
Walmart and Amazon will no longer stock merchandise bearing the Confederate flag after the Charleston church massacre, in a growing movement against what critics say is a symbol of racism in the American South.