Saturday, October 18, 2014
From foreign DVDs to perfume, rum and coffee, Cuba's shelves are packed with pirated and counterfeit goods, which are sold as authorities turn a blind eye — using the longstanding U.S. embargo as justification.
Starbucks says it will start letting customers across the country place orders ahead of time on their smartphones by next year.
Delta Air Lines Inc. said Thursday that third-quarter profit fell 74 percent on one-time costs such as retiring older planes. The results excluding those items beat expectations.
Friday, October 17, 2014
Exhibits include dog paintings, dog sculptures and displays about famous dogs. But what really makes this St. Louis museum unique is the visitors: Dogs are welcome, and curators aren't worried about the canines knocking things over or making a mess.
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.