Friday, October 17, 2014
U.S. media giant Time Warner said Wednesday it would launch a stand-alone HBO streaming service next year, offering viewers without cable subscriptions hit shows like “Game of Thrones” and “Girls.”
Elizabeth Pena, the versatile actress who shifted between dramatic roles in such films as “Lone Star” and comedic parts in TV shows like “Modern Family,” has died. She was 55.
After more than two months of air strikes, American commanders have finally decided on a name for the U.S.-led war against Islamic State (IS) jihadists — “Operation Inherent Resolve.”
The leader of the small Caribbean island of St. Lucia issued an order Wednesday to immediately bar entry to travelers coming from three West African nations overwhelmed with Ebola epidemics.
An appeals court on Wednesday struck down a voter-approved law in Arizona that denies bail to immigrants who are in the country illegally and have been charged with a range of felonies that include shoplifting, aggravated identity theft, sexual assault and murder.
The Ebola crisis in the U.S. took another alarming turn Wednesday with word that a second Dallas nurse caught the disease from a patient and flew across the Midwest aboard an airliner the day before she fell ill, even though government guidelines should have kept her off the plane. Amid growing concern, U.S. President Barack Obama canceled a campaign trip to address the outbreak.
Millions of Americans still struggle with high-cost private student loans, with many tumbling into default because the companies servicing the loans aren't offering reasonable options for improved terms, a new report says.
A New Yorker who spent 29 years in prison for kidnap and murder walked free Wednesday after a judge overturned his conviction, saying it was based on a false confession.
Images of mangled and emaciated bodies that a Syrian military photographer who defected says he took during the Middle Eastern nation's bloody civil war went on display Wednesday at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum.
Wal-Mart Stores Inc. cut its revenue outlook for its current fiscal year as it announced it is scaling back its expansion plans for its supercenters next year and stepping up investments in its online operations.