Charter Communications is nearing a deal to acquire Time Warner Cable for about $55.1 billion in cash and stock, after Comcast recently abandoned plans to buy the cable company amid regulators' opposition
A line of storms stretching from the Gulf of Mexico to the Great Lakes dumped record rainfall on parts of the Plains and Midwest, spawning tornadoes and causing major flooding that forced at least 2,000 Texans from their homes
A bomb squad safely destroyed a pressure cooker found in a "suspicious" vehicle left unattended on the National Mall near the U.S. Capitol building and the vehicle's owner was located and arrested
A man who had spent three decades on Nebraska's death row for the 1985 cult killings of two people, including a 5-year-old boy, has died in prison. Michael Ryan was convicted in the torture and killing of 26-year-old James Thimm
Star Wars: The Force Awakens doesn’t open until the end of this year, but moviegoers in China will travel to a galaxy far, far away next month. The country will have its first-ever screening of the six original Star Wars movies.
An online commenter published a detailed account eight years ago alleging that Josh Duggar had a history of molesting young girls, long before allegations came to light last week. The commenter said "he should be removed from the home"
On Tuesday morning local time, the solar-powered aircraft Solar Impulse 2 will take off from Nanjing, China, and fly for 120 hours straight, bound for Hawaii, hoping to complete the first fuelless Pacific Ocean crossing
Former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert was sentenced on Monday to eight months in prison for unlawfully accepting money from a U.S. supporter, capping the dramatic downfall of a man who only years earlier led the country
John Forbes Nash Jr., the subject of the 2001 Oscar-winning film A Beautiful Mind, and his wife were killed in a taxi crash on the New Jersey Turnpike, police said. "Beautiful minds, beautiful hearts," said Russell Crowe, who played Nash
The New York Yankees paid the ultimate respect to five-time all-star Bernie Williams on Sunday night by retiring his no. 51 jersey and placing a plaque dedicated to him in Monument Park alongside those of the team's myriad other legends
In an infant's initial four months, exposure to pollutants like nitrogen dioxide and airborne particles can cause negative effects on motor and mental development, but a new study reported in Science Daily says those effects are countered in babies who are breastfed
An intense heat wave that has driven daytime temperatures as high as 118°F (48°C) in parts of India has claimed over 400 lives. The toll is the highest in the southeastern Indian states of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana, where most of the deaths are being reported