LOS ANGELES - Comedian Conan O'Brien will continue his hosting gig on his late-night TBS talk show through 2018, the Time Warner Inc cable network said on Wednesday. O'Brien, 51,...
A 15-month-old boy described by doctors as a "miracle baby" was in critical condition at a Minneapolis hospital on Wednesday after surviving an 11-story fall from the balcony of an...
NEW YORK/LOS ANGELES - AT&T Inc is in active talks to buy satellite TV provider DirecTV and may complete a deal in the next few weeks that could be worth close to $50 billion, two people familiar with the matter said on Monday. The second-largest wireless operator is discussing an offer in the low- to mid-$90s per share for DirecTV, one of the people said, compared with the company's closing price of $87.16 on Monday.
MINNEAPOLIS - A federal judge granted bond on Monday for a Minnesota man charged with failing to disclose military service or crimes committed in Bosnia in the 1990s when he applied to enter the United States. Zdenko Jakisa, 45, who pleaded not guilty to the charge through his attorney, was granted his release, on a $25,000 signature bond with several conditions, pending a trial. Prosecutors had asked the judge to hold Jakisa in custody. U.S.
KENNESAW, Georgia - A FedEx Corp package handler armed with a shotgun opened fire at a shipping facility in suburban Atlanta early on Tuesday, injuring six people before killing himself, apparently with his own weapon, police and hospital officials said. Three people were in critical condition, two of them with life-threatening injuries, after being shot by the unidentified gunman just before 6 a.m. EST at a FedEx warehouse near the airport in Kennesaw, Georgia, about 30 miles northwest of Atlanta, police and hospital officials said.
TUPELO, Miss. - At least 34 people across six states were killed in tornadoes unleashed by a ferocious storm system that razed neighborhoods and threatened more destruction in heavily populated parts of the U.S. South on Tuesday. In Arkansas and Mississippi, the hardest hit states, there have been 27 confirmed storm-related deaths and more than 200 people injured over the last three days as tornadoes reduced homes to splinters, snapped trees like twigs and sent trucks flying through the air like toys.
WASHINGTON - More than 63,000 bridges across the United States are in urgent need of repair, with most of the aging, structurally compromised structures part of the interstate highway system, an analysis of recent federal data has found. The report, released on Thursday by the American Road and Transportation Builders Association, warned that the dangerous bridges are used some 250 million times a day by trucks, school buses, passenger cars and other vehicles.
MINNEAPOLIS - Rick Adelman will not return as head coach of the Minnesota Timberwolves next season, according to the Minneapolis Star-Tribune, citing a decision-making source who said there is "zero"...
Call him juror K-9. A computer glitch is likely to blame for a summons that called a German Shepherd to report for jury duty, court officials in New Jersey's Cumberland County said on Wednesday. Barrett Griner IV, of Bridgeton, said he opened a jury summons on Friday addressed to "IV Griner," the name of his 5-year-old dog. "It was just funny," he said. "I got mail for my dog." The court did not actually request that a dog serve on a jury, said Mark Sprock, the local trial court administrator.
By Dan Whitcomb