Rupert Murdoch, head of the media giant News Corp, and Steve Jobs, the chief executive of Apple, are preparing to unveil a new digital “newspaper” called the Daily at the end of this month, according to reports in the US media. The collaboration, which has been secretly under development in New York for several months, […]


Arkansas-Pine Bluff quarterback Josh Boudreaux dropped back on fourth-and-3 from the Texas Southern 24-yard line with less than 30 seconds remaining, and the defense brought the house on a blitz to force an incomplete pass. Moments later, TSU quarterback Arvell Nelson took a knee and brought down the entire house at Delmar Stadium. That is, […]


Restaurant chain KFC has launched a scholarship campaign that aims to keep it short and “tweet.” The chain is running a scholarship contest using microblogging site Twitter to reach out to a younger generation. Applicants use 140 characters or less to explain why they deserve the $20,000 scholarship. High school seniors have until November 26 […]

While Olympic Medalist Michael Phelps and reality star-turned-jewelry designer Brittny Gastineau might seem an unlikely pair, they are in the early stages of dating, a source in Gastineau’s camp confirms to PEOPLE. “It’s just started,” says the source. “But they’re really cute together.” The two were first spotted getting cozy Friday night at Los Angeles’s […]


The number of Americans fighting off hunger stayed level last year, though food insecurity rates remain the highest they have been since the federal government began keeping track 15 years ago, a Department of Agriculture report released Monday found. About 14.7 percent of U.S. households were “food insecure” in 2009, meaning they had difficulty feeding […]

The National Labor Relations Board issued a complaint against a Connecticut ambulance service company after it fired a worker for posting unflattering and sometimes vulgar comments about her boss on Facebook. The organization accused the company of illegally terminating Dawnmarie Souza and denying her access to union representation during an investigatory review. The federal agency […]

Jim Davis, the creator of the widely-syndicated “Garfield” comic has issued an apology for an ill-timed strip that ran on Veterans Day. The strip, which appeared in newspapers nationwide Thursday, shows a spider’s thoughts as Garfield the cat is about to crush it with a rolled-up newspaper. “If you squish me, I shall become famous!” […]

Money, husbands, record deals or a free stay at a celebrity sober living house. Just when you thought there couldn’t be a more shocking trade-off for national exposure on a reality show, E! brings you “Bridalplasty.” The new series, set to make its debut November 28 at 9 p.m., will feature 12 brides-to-be competing for […]


The federal government unveiled new proposed regulations Wednesday mandating “bolder health warnings” on cigarette advertisements and packages, according to a news release from the Department of Health and Human Services. The proposed requirements, characterized as the biggest change in tobacco health warnings in 25 years, include “nine new larger and more noticeable textual warning statements […]


“The world is really big when you’re looking for a teeny little girl,” says Erin Runnion, describing the helplessness she felt after her child was abducted and killed. Runnion’s 5-year-old daughter, Samantha, disappeared from her front yard in California in July 2002. The body of the child with big brown eyes and long curls was […]


U.S. authorities have discovered about 30 tons of marijuana that were part of a smuggling operation using a tunnel under the California-Mexico border, officials said Wednesday. The 600-yard tunnel — which features a rail system, lighting and ventilation — connects a warehouse in Tijuana with one in the Otay Mesa industrial area of San Diego, […]


The number of Americans who say things are going badly in the country, at 75 percent, is higher than it has been on the eve of any midterm election since the question was first asked in the mid-1970s, according to a new national poll. A CNN/Opinion Research Corporation survey released Monday also indicates that the […]