Entertainment

Review: 'Victoria & Abdul' illuminates only half the title

Sep 25, 2017

Film Review: 'Victoria & Abdul,' starring Judi Dench about Queen Victoria's second unusually intimate relationship with a commoner, fails to illuminate the man at the center

James Corden returns to host Hollywood Film Awards

Sep 25, 2017

James Corden will return as host of the Hollywood Film Awards later this year

Airbnb launches local tours in NYC with Sarah Jessica Parker

Sep 25, 2017

Airbnb is kicking off its launch of local tours and other experiences in New York City with Sarah Jessica Parker hosting a "shoe-shopping experience" at Bloomingdale's

US-based actor Jan Triska dies after fall from Prague bridge

Sep 25, 2017

Jan Triska, an actor who moved to the U.S. after being banned by the Czechoslovak Communist regime, has died, more than a day after he fell from Prague's iconic Charles Bridge

Corporate News

Target to up hourly base pay to $15 by end of 2020

Sep 25, 2017

Target to raise minimum hourly pay for workers to $15 by end of 2020 as it seeks to better recruit and retain staff and boost shopping experience

Uber CEO apologizes to London users for company's mistakes

Sep 25, 2017

The new CEO of Uber has apologized for past mistakes just days after London told the company it was revoking its operating license

Contractors accuse Iraq of shake downs to force tax payments

Sep 25, 2017

U.S. contractors operating in Iraq have accused Baghdad of strong-arm tactics to force them to pay tax bills, a practice they've warned the Trump administration is undermining the mission to defeat the Islamic State extremists

Turnpike, Parkway rest stop makeovers evoking mixed feelings

Sep 24, 2017

New Jersey's aging rest stops along the New Jersey Turnpike and Garden State Parkway are getting makeovers

Economy

US stock indexes dip as weak tech stocks offset energy gains

Sep 25, 2017

U.S. stock indexes inched lower Monday in a quiet open to trading for the week

Target to up hourly base pay to $15 by end of 2020

Sep 25, 2017

Target to raise minimum hourly pay for workers to $15 by end of 2020 as it seeks to better recruit and retain staff and boost shopping experience

US commerce secretary visits Beijing ahead of Trump trip

Sep 25, 2017

US Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross says Washington hopes for concrete progress during President Donald Trump's planned trip to China amid rising trade tensions

Church stoked tithing with unemployment scam, ex-members say

Sep 25, 2017

Church's divine plan to beat the recession and keep tithes flowing in involved filing fraudulent unemployment claims at companies owned by congregants, former followers say

Industries

US stock indexes dip as weak tech stocks offset energy gains

Sep 25, 2017

U.S. stock indexes inched lower Monday in a quiet open to trading for the week

Trump relishes feud with the NFL, reviving issue with tweets

Sep 25, 2017

President Donald Trump tweets that his objection with kneeling NFL players "has nothing to do with race."

The Latest: Putin to visit Ankara, discuss Iraqi Kurds vote

Sep 25, 2017

The Latest: Turkey's Erdogan, Russia's Putin speak about Iraqi Kurdish referendum; Putin to visit Ankara

Iraqi Kurds vote in referendum on independence from Baghdad

Sep 25, 2017

Iraqi Kurds vote in their provinces, disputed Kirkuk on independence; Turkey's Erdogan threatens military intervention

Media

Health care bill teeters, GOP adds money to woo dissidents

Sep 25, 2017

Republicans are adding $14.5 billion to the latest health care bill, including money for states of dissenting GOP senators.

Tennessee church shooting suspect charged with murder

Sep 25, 2017

Witnesses and police described a chaotic scene as a masked attacker armed with two guns shot seven people, killing one, in a Tennessee church before he was subdued

Republicans make desperate bid to save health care bill

Sep 25, 2017

Republican opposition to the last-ditch GOP health care bill is swelling to near-fatal numbers

The Latest: Senate Republicans offer new health bill

Sep 25, 2017

Senate Republicans are adding billions of dollars to their teetering health care bill, hoping to win support from GOP senators who may be opposing the legislation.

Religion

German nationalists seek to allay fears; show cracks at top

Sep 25, 2017

Leaders of the anti-migrant nationalist Alternative for Germany pledged Monday to use their strong third-place finish to form a robust but "constructive" opposition, and sought to allay fears raised by Jewish groups and others

The Latest: Trump plans to expand travel ban

Sep 25, 2017

With President Donald Trump's travel ban expiring, the White House says it's planning new restrictions that would apply indefinitely to citizens of Chad, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Syria, Yemen and North Korea

'Too many people': Refugee influx worries Bangladesh town

Sep 25, 2017

A miles-long beach makes Cox's Bazar Bangladesh's top tourist destination, but to the south, vast areas are now taken over by a sea of bamboo and plastic tents, homes for many of the more than 430,000 Rohingya Muslims who have fled from Myanmar

Church stoked tithing with unemployment scam, ex-members say

Sep 25, 2017

Church's divine plan to beat the recession and keep tithes flowing in involved filing fraudulent unemployment claims at companies owned by congregants, former followers say

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