Australian cricketer Phil Hughes has died at Sydney’s St. Vincent's Hospital. The 25-year-old was hospitalized in critical condition after he was hit on the head by a ball while batting during an important domestic tournament on Tuesday
The percentage of adult smokers fell from 20.9% in 2005 to 17.8% in 2013, per a new report, the lowest rate since the CDC began its tracking in 1965
Over 4,000 flights were delayed or canceled around the U.S., due to a wintry mix of snow and rain, on one of the busiest travel days of the year
Lesley McSpadden, the mother of gunned-down teenager Michael Brown, called policeman Darren Wilson's comments following a grand jury decision not to indict him "disrespectful." Wilson said Tuesday that he has a “clean conscience” over the August incident
The Cleveland officer who fatally shot Tamir Rice, a 12-year-old boy, on Saturday was a rookie cop who fired his gun within moments of arriving on the scene, according to surveillance video and police statements released Wednesday
Sierra Leone will "soon" dethrone Liberia as the hardest-hit country in West Africa's Ebola outbreak, the World Health Organization cautioned Wednesday. Nearly one-fifth of its total cases were reported in a three-week period that ended Sunday
Employees at Walmart stores in at least six states and Washington, D.C., plan to strike on one of the busiest shopping days of the year to protest workers’ wages and hours. For the third year in a row, OUR Walmart is organizing a massive strike on Black Friday
The legal team of the white police officer who killed an unarmed black teenager in Ferguson said on Wednesday that he has no plans to apologize to the family of Michael Brown: "Even if he gave the most heartfelt apology, they’d still not like it"
Deforestation in Brazil's Amazon has fallen to its second-lowest level in 25 years, according to Environment Minister Izabella Teixeira. She said 4,848 sq km was felled between August 2013 and July 2014, compared with 5,891 sq km during the same period a year prior
James Cameron has divided Avatar sequel scripts to a team that includes Rick Jaffa, Amanda Silva, Josh Friedman and Shane Salerno. “I can tell you one thing,” Cameron told Empire magazine, “they’re gonna be bitchin'"
Amazon's $79 Kindle e-reader will be on sale for $49, and the company's Kindle Fire tablets are also dramatically cheaper, with the Fire HD 6 going for a mere $79 (vs. its usual $99 price tag) and the Fire HD 7 on sale for $109 (vs. $139)
Entertainment Weekly has confirmed that Bastianich is exiting the franchise after MasterChef Junior's third season. Producers are still searching for someone to replace him alongside returning judges Gordon Ramsay and Graham Elliot