The youngest sister of actress Glenn Close is working on a memoir about her struggles with mental illness.
Google has bought Wavii, a Seattle startup behind an application that condenses online content for time-pressed Web surfers.
Members of the Cajun band T'Monde are young, but they like their music old.
Congress easily approved legislation Friday ending furloughs of air traffic controllers that have delayed hundreds of flights daily, infuriating travelers and causing political headaches for lawmakers.
Lourdes Dominguez Lino of Spain advanced to the semifinals of the Grand Prix SAR by beating defending champion Kiki Bertens of the Netherlands 6-4, 4-6, 6-3 Friday.
Lauryn Hill says she has signed with Sony to pay her overdue taxes.
The number of prisoners at Guantanamo Bay who are on a hunger strike has risen again.
Garment workers trapped in the rubble plead for help. Rescuers, some in hardhats and others wearing slippers, dig through the broken concrete. They fashion bolts of colorful cloth into makeshift stretchers to lift and carry hurt survivors and dead victims.
The Swiss National Bank has for the first time disclosed where it stashes its 1,040 tons of gold, saying almost a third is kept overseas, in Britain and Canada.
Markets were largely ending the week with a whimper after a surprisingly big fall in Japanese consumer prices and lower-than-expected first-quarter U.S. economic growth.
A federal appeals court has upheld a Missouri law banning protests within 300 feet of funerals but has struck down a broader law that could have kept protesters even further away.
Stocks are mostly lower at midday following weak earnings from Amazon.com, Expedia and other companies and a report of slower growth in the U.S. economy than economists were expecting.
Staff at some of the world's top accountancy firms are using insider knowledge gained while working for the British Treasury to help private clients avoid tax, a committee of lawmakers said Friday.
A Latin American is set to take the helm of the World Trade Organization. Official said Friday that Mexico's former trade minister, Herminio Blanco, and Brazilian diplomat Roberto Azevedo are the finalists to become the next director-general.
Scores of worried beekeepers - and a brace of fashionistas - have gathered outside Britain's Parliament in a bid to convince the government to back a ban on pesticides that have been blamed for a worrying drop in bee populations.
A rapper who goes by the name "Lil Danger" faces life in prison without parole after his conviction in a shooting that killed another rapper at an after-concert party at a Spokane hotel.
A rare century-old U.S. nickel that was once mistakenly declared a fake has sold at auction for more than $3.1 million.
A gun owners' rights group in Washington state says it has persuaded local governments in its home state and Virginia to repeal about 30 gun regulations that violated state laws.
The family that runs French luxury-goods conglomerate Kering won plaudits from Beijing on Friday for offering to return a pair of looted Qing dynasty bronzes at the heart of a Chinese campaign to overcome the legacy of bullying by foreign powers.
Weyerhaeuser Co., one of the world's largest lumber companies, said Friday that its first-quarter net income soared, as the continued rebound in the housing market boosted demand for its products.