Asian stocks rose Friday as upbeat U.S. economic data lifted investors' spirits following days of stomach-churning turbulence sparked by a heavy sell-off in China. Regional markets took their lead from Wall Street, where benchmarks had a strong finish
A boat en route to Italy with mostly African migrants on board sunk off the coast of Libya on Thursday. Officials on the ground were unable to confirm the exact number of casualties, but estimate that up to 200 people may have died
A rash of fatalities from Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) has been reported in Saudi Arabia, where 19 people have died after contracting the disease this week alone. Some 2 million Muslims are due to arrive next month for the annual hajj pilgrimage
President Obama called New Orleans a beacon of resilience and strength, a city swiftly moving forward in the wake of an epic tragedy just days before the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, one of the Gulf regions’ most devastating storms
Greece's first female Prime Minister, Supreme Court head Vassiliki Thanou, was sworn in on Thursday to head a caretaker government ahead of early elections next month in the bailout-dependent country. The vote is expected to take place on Sept. 20
Former House Majority Leader Eric Cantor endorsed Jeb Bush on Thursday, spurning several rivals who were aggressively courting the former GOP No. 2. "America needs a President that can re-energize our nation and recapture our greatness," he said
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved a new drug for treating high cholesterol levels. Evolocumab, called Repatha, is made by Amgen and is the second of a new class of lipid-lowering agents that are hitting the market
Univision anchor Jorge Ramos tells TIME that the media needs to start demanding real answers from Donald Trump. "He can't and he should not get away with empty promises," says Ramos. "At stake is the future of this country"
Darryl Dawkins, the first player to go from high school into the first round of the draft, spent parts of 14 seasons in the NBA with Philadelphia, New Jersey, Utah and Detroit. NBA Commissioner Adam Silver said Dawkins was "beloved around the league"
TBS announced that it ordered 44 additional episodes of the animated family comedy from Seth MacFarlane, which will keep it on the air through a 13th season in 2018. Season 11 of American Dad! will debut on TBS early next year
A new theory suggests that the connection between neuroticism and creativity may come down to how neurotic people daydream. People whose minds tend to get stuck on a problem may be more likely to figure out a creative solution
A former franchisee alerted a Subway advertising executive in 2008 about her concerns about pitchman Jared Fogle, according to her lawyer, but the company did nothing to heed her warnings. Subway did not respond to a request for comment