Anick Jesdanun, Associated Press | Posted Aug 25th - 3:31pm
In a new project with National Geographic, Barack Obama becomes the first sitting U.S. president to project himself into virtual reality — in this case, a 360-degree representation of Yosemite National Park.
A former executive assistant is suing the mayor of Jackson, Mississippi, saying she had an affair with him and then was fired after she ended the relationship. The city called the lawsuit "vicious" and a "political ploy."
Stocks closed lower on Thursday, led by declines in health-care companies as investors worry about a backlash in Washington against recent price increases for key drugs. A few retailers reported disappointing earnings, and that helped push down consumer discretionary stocks. The losses were modest as major indexes hover near record highs hit last week.
Juan A. Lozano, Associated Press | Posted Aug 25th - 2:53pm
A Texas jury on Thursday found that a General Motors Co. ignition switch was not to blame for a 2011 accident that killed one driver and injured another, handing the carmaker its third courtroom win this year in a series of trials designed to help attorneys settle dozens of similar claims.
Martha Bellisle, Associated Press | Posted Aug 25th - 2:43pm
A federal jury convicted the son of a Russian lawmaker Thursday of hacking into U.S. businesses to steal credit card information and orchestrating an international online theft scheme that netted him millions of dollars.
Travis Loller, Associated Press | Posted Aug 25th - 2:01pm
Private prison operator Corrections Corporation of America is trying to seal from public view documents in a lawsuit that claim female visitors to a Tennessee prison were forced to undergo strip searches to prove they were menstruating.
Max Becherer, Associated Press | Posted Aug 25th - 1:50pm
Gov. John Bel Edwards flew across south Louisiana Thursday, surveying flood damage from a helicopter and talking with people in a city that flooded and in one where a heroic effort by volunteers and others held floodwaters back.