A three-star review of “The Lunchbox,” which stars the mesmerizing Irrfan Khan as a widower who strikes up a relationship of sorts with a homemaker whose marriage is fading.
Microsoft on Thursday launched Office for iPad, its suite of productivity apps that have been optimized for touch and for use on Apple's market-dominating tablet.
Legislation to give doctors a yearlong reprieve from a looming 24 percent cut in their payments from Medicare overcame turbulence in the House on Thursday and appears on track to clear the Senate next week, possibly just hours before a Monday midnight deadline.
Former Ukrainian Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko, one of her country's most polarizing political figures, announced Thursday that she will run for presidential elections set for May 25.
The Snohomish County mudslide is a tragedy. Unfortunately, one has to wonder where was the leadership to respond to it? [“Precious time wasted in critical first hours after slide, some say,” Local News, March 26].
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Gun-control groups said Thursday they were trying to find a new legislative leader to champion firearms restrictions after one of their most outspoken supporters was charged in a federal gun-trafficking case.
Search crews sifted through new parts of mudslide wreckage Thursday after receding water levels on the east side of the slide area uncovered debris that previously had been inaccessible.
By Jon Herskovitz AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - A U.S. appeals court on Thursday upheld a Texas law that places restrictions on abortions, saying a provision requiring abortion doctors to have admitting privileges at a nearby hospital was a reasonable regulation. A federal judge erred last year in blocking the law, a three-judge panel from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit found. The U.S. Supreme Court later allowed it to go into effect. The law requires doctors who perform abortions to have admitting privileges, the ability to admit a patient for treatment at a hospital usually by being recognized as a doctor who can use hospital facilities, at an adequately equipped hospital within 30 miles of their practice.
NEW BRITAIN, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy signed legislation Thursday that will raise Connecticut's minimum wage to $10.10 an hour by 2017, the highest rate for any state in the country.
Sony Pictures debuted 30 minutes of 3-D footage of "The Amazing Spider-Man 2" at movie-theater convention CinemaCon in Las Vegas on Wednesday night.
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's distinctive hairstyle is the 'do of the day on the Internet, thanks to a viral report that every male university student in the capital is now under orders to get a buzz just like it. But it appears the barbers of Pyongyang aren't exactly sharpening their scissors.
The U.S. economy grew at a 2.6 percent annual rate in the October-December quarter, slightly more than previously estimated, as consumer spending rose at the fastest pace in three years.
An Oklahoma City doctor suspected of molesting two female patients during examinations has been charged with sexual assault, the Oklahoma District Attorney's office said on Thursday. Dr. John Fuller, a 60-year-old pain specialist, has been charged with one count of sexual battery and one count of rape by instrumentation, it said. Fuller's attorney, Scott Adams, was not immediately available to comment on Thursday.
The World Health Organization has declared its South East Asia region polio-free, so 80% of the world is now officially free of the disease.
LOS ALGODONES, Mexico (AP) — Colorado River water has begun pouring over a barren delta near the U.S.-Mexico border, the result of a landmark bi-national agreement being celebrated Thursday.
SEATTLE (AP) — Seismic signals showed there were two major slides about four minutes apart during Saturday's disaster in Washington state, and afterward smaller slides continued for days, University of Washington researchers said.
By Dana Feldman LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Incompetent teachers in California are holding back poor and minority children, an attorney for several students said on Thursday in closing arguments for a closely watched trial that could change the way public school teachers are hired and fired in the most populous U.S. state. The two-month trial has focused on whether five laws meant to protect teachers' jobs are unfair to poor and minority students by putting them at a disproportionately greater risk of being taught by less effective teachers. But the group's approach also brings in the novel argument that the five laws they are challenging violate the civil rights of students. "We're asking the court to declare that these five education codes are unconstitutional and that they violate the equal protection clause," Marcellus A. McRae, one of several attorneys arguing on behalf of plaintiffs, told Reuters.
Dozens of people in Bolivia clash with police in a protest against the construction of a military anti-drugs base in a coca-growing area.