Composer Hans Zimmer, crooner R. Kelly and members of such bands as the Go-Go's, the Black Crowes, Linkin Park and Three 6 Mafia are supporting Pharrell Williams, Robin Thicke and T.I. in their appeal in the ongoing legal dispute over the hit song "Blurred Lines."
The United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues is calling on the U.S. government to allow the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe to have a say regarding a $3.8 billion oil pipeline that they say could disturb sacred sites and impact drinking water for 8,000 tribal members.
Mead Gruver, Associated Press | Posted Aug 31st - 4:01pm
A uranium mining company has agreed to take corrective measures after radioactive sludge from a Wyoming mine leaked from a truck onto a highway in southeastern Utah, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission said Wednesday.
Peter Prengaman and Mauricio Savarese, Associated Press | Posted Aug 31st - 4:01pm
Brazil's Senate on Wednesday voted to remove President Dilma Rousseff from office, the culmination of a yearlong fight that paralyzed Latin America's largest nation and exposed deep rifts among its people on everything from race relations to social spending.
Jennifer Peltz, Associated Press | Posted Aug 31st - 3:35pm
Authorities are looking into whether sun glare was a factor in an accident in which a ferry departing a pier slammed into a group of kayakers, critically injuring one and knocking some into the Hudson River.
Martin Crutsinger and Stan Lehman, Associated Press | Posted Aug 31st - 3:13pm
Two dramas that grabbed global attention — the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro and the removal of Brazil's president — have now concluded. But Brazil is far from answering the biggest challenge facing the country: How can Latin America's largest economy climb out of a deep recession?
U.S. stocks took small losses Wednesday as energy companies fell with the price of oil and chemical and materials companies traded lower. That pulled the market lower for August, ending a five-month winning streak. The losses were small, and this proved to be one of the quietest months in recent history for stocks.
Jonathan Mattise, Associated Press | Posted Aug 31st - 2:50pm
Two months after a freak storm flooded homes and killed 23 people in West Virginia, residents in impoverished Rainelle curl up in tents and campers at night while their homes are gutted during the day.
Marley Jay, Associated Press | Posted Aug 31st - 2:50pm
U.S. stocks took small losses Wednesday as energy companies fell with the price of oil and chemical and materials companies traded lower. That pulled the market lower for August, ending a five-month winning streak for stocks. The losses were very small, though, as this proved to be one of the quietest months in recent history for stocks.
Melinda Deslatte, Associated Press | Posted Aug 31st - 2:32pm
State lawmakers Wednesday lambasted the pace of mobile home setup for flood victims, saying it's unacceptable that the Federal Emergency Management Agency has moved only one manufactured housing unit into a yard nearly three weeks after the catastrophic flooding.
Michael Weissenstein, Associated Press | Posted Aug 31st - 2:31pm
The first commercial flight between the United States and Cuba in more than a half century landed in the central city of Santa Clara on Wednesday morning, re-establishing regular air service severed at the height of the Cold War.
Erik Schelzig, Associated Press | Posted Aug 31st - 2:21pm
Volkswagen's new SUV comes with a feature that automatically controls braking to each wheel as the seven-seater descends on slippery off-road terrain. The German automaker is staking its hopes on the new model being just as adept at arresting the company's sales woes in the United States.
In a story Aug. 30, The Associated Press, relying on information from the Alliance for Downtown New York, reported that 266,000 workers are employed in the private sector in Lower Manhattan. That number represents total employment for the area, not just private sector.