There's more to France's new austerity budget than its proposed record-high tax rate, but the 75 percent tax on those making a million euros ($1.29 million) or more is certainly the thing that has people talking.
A carjacking suspect being chased by police in Phoenix suddenly got out of the car and shot himself on live television, prompting Fox News's Shepard Smith to apologize after the network aired the footage.
The woman who found a real Renoir in a $7 box of junk she bought at a flea market doesn't want to give out her name because she doesn't want all the media attention. Unfortunately for her, one of them is quite good at his job.
Thursday's weekly report of first-time unemployment claims brought some unexpectedly good news, as the number of those seeking the benefit fell dramatically from the previous week, but the GDP also fell.
In a signal that journalists are being targeted by both sides in the civil war in Syria, a pro-regime Iranian reporter was killed by sniper fire apparently from rebel soldiers.
PR folks: If you have a list of items that don't belong in press kits, add "alarm clock" to it, or just remember, don't send promotional packages with alarm clocks in them. They can be mistaken for bombs.
President Barack Obama used his turn at the podium of the Clinton Global Initiative to announce a new executive order that expressly bans U.S. government contractors from engaging in human trafficking.
China's first aircraft carrier entered service on Tuesday, but since it still has no planes aboard, the only primary use of the vessel is a signal of China's growing naval might.
In an exit interview with Poynter now that he's out of the public editor role at The New York Times, Arthur Brisbane sounds like he's still upset about the public blowback he received after he wondered in a blog post, "Should The Times be a Truth Vigilante?"
We've heard you can get killed at karaoke for singing 'My Way' your own way, but now the nuances of a "Gangnam Style" dance-off in Bangkok has led to a shoot-out.
The hostage situation that unfolded in Pittsburgh on Friday had a unique voice commenting on the action: That of the alleged hostage taker himself, who has been keeping his Facebook page updated as police try to talk him into releasing the victims. The page is offline but we've got screen shots.
It's been two months since The New York Times made media watchers scrutinizing the practice of quote approval, and now the paper has finally publicly clarified its own policy on the practice: Don't do it.
In the next step toward total caffeine domination, Starbucks has unveiled its own single-shot coffee maker, with the java giant's CEO claiming a technological advance that's "cracked the code" on... milk.
Japan's recent decision to phase out nuclear power had a lot of loopholes to let plants keep operating, but even so it was too harsh for the country's business lobby, which persuaded the government to drop it on Wednesday.
Lindsay Lohan was arrested in New York early Wednesday morning for hitting someone with her Porsche and then fleeing the scene.
Compared to the protests at the height of the Occupy Wall Street movement, Monday's one-year anniversary action in New York's financial district is small, but the arrest count is comparatively high.
After his unexplained two-week absence from the public eye, China's presumptive next president looks to be undertaking a campaign to prove he's healthy and fit to lead, starting with a meeting this week with U.S. Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta.
Friday night at 7 p.m. is such a cruel time for the Czech Republic to implement its ban on all liquor stronger than 40 proof (so no vodka or Becherovka), but the alternative is worse: officials still haven't stopped methanol-poisoned booze from hitting the market.
At the ceremony to mark the arrival of the remains of the four diplomats who died in an attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya, President Barack Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton praised their service and promised not to "retreat from the world."
For the first time since he disappeared from the public eye, it's starting to look like we can expect Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping to make a public appearance on Saturday, marking exactly two weeks since he was last seen on Sept. 1.
In the fourth day of protests that have rocked Western embassies across the Muslim world, protesters in Sudan torched the German embassy and attacked the British while protesters scaled the walls and attacked the U.S. embassy in Tunis.
When you're the so-called face of Anonymous, a lot of your life gets documented online, including, for Barrett Brown, video threats to an FBI agent and his subsequent arrest.
The maker of the product widely known as "pink slime" wants $1.2 billion from ABC News, which it says unfairly spread the notion that the product known officially as "lean, finely textured beef" was unsafe.
Clarifying the U.S. position on the anti-Islam film that has sparked protests across the Muslim world, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton called the video "disgusting and reprehensible" on Thursday, but she said it was no excuse for violence.
North Korea really does want international aid to help its people recover from a summer of storms capped by a devastating typhoon, but it just can't bring itself to accept what rival South Korea is offering.
Normally a Chinese official's expression of condolence about a party veteran's death wouldn't be news by itself, but when that official is missing Vice President Xi Jinping and the condolence is the first anybody's heard from him in two weeks, it is.
If the website you're trying to access won't load, chances are it's a GoDaddy joint that's been taken offline in what appears to be a massive hack for which one person is claiming responsibility.
It's been a good few days for learning about author Salman Rushdie, culminating in Monday's autobiographical long-read in The New Yorker, about the author's life as the target of an Iranian fatwa.
Geert Wilders is the leader of the Netherlands' Freedom Party, an anti-Islamic party polling fourth ahead of Wednesday's Dutch election, whose platform includes banning the construction of mosques and stopping all non-western immigration.
On Thursday, FEMA became the latest U.S. government agency to act like a zombie apocalypse is a real thing, ensuring that this trope keeps coming back to life long after it's dead, just like a real zombie.
Oh Mitt Romney. Sometimes it seems he just can't get his thoughts to come out of his mouth the right way.
Safely back in Pebble Beach after last week's disastrous foray into political improv, Clint Eastwood gave his first interview about the speech to the Carmel Pine Cone. His take is it was a success precisely because of his improvising.
Canada announced rather suddenly on Friday that it was shuttering its embassy in Iran and expelling all Iranian diplomats, but its main motivation for doing so was a little hard to pick out.
Just as Amazon's event to announce its new products got underway on Thursday, a federal judge approved a settlement with three major e-book publishers accused of colluding with Amazon's competitors (namely Apple) on prices.
Dominique Strauss-Kahn finally got himself some positive news coverage in France, and he did it the way he frequently gets into the headlines: By getting involved with a woman. But it's different this time.
Tom Brokaw was taken to the hospital in Charlotte after his appearance on MSNBC's Morning Joe on Thursday after he felt light-headed, but the former NBC News Anchor explained later he had accidentally taken a sleeping pill.
The pair of economic reports that precede Friday's national unemployment figures sound pretty hopeful on the whole, but each one has a caveat.
Iraq said on Wednesday there was no evidence to support the report in The New York Times that it was allowing Iran to fly military supplies to Syria through its airspace, but that depends on your interpretation of military supplies.
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