Comedian Joan Rivers remained on life support on Monday after being hospitalized in serious condition from cardiac arrest, her daughter Melissa said in a statement. Rivers, 81, was hospitalized in New York last week after her breathing stopped during a vocal cord procedure at a Manhattan clinic.
Miley Cyrus isn't backing down from her often eyebrow-raising onstage antics. After a government-run group banned the 21-year-old pop star from performing a scheduled show in the capital of Santo Domingo on Sept. 13, which would have marked her first concert in the Dominican Republic, a source tells E! exclusively that Miley is taking a stand against the ban after her performance was prohibited. The Dominican Republic's national entertainment and radio commission said in a statement on Thursday that the ban was issued because Cyrus performs "Acts that go against morals and customs, which are punishable by Dominican law."
An official said Russian military forces have been spotted in both major rebel-held cities in eastern Ukraine Tuesday, prompting Ukraine to declare that it now has to fight the Russian army, not just the separatists. The statement on the Russians by Col. Andriy Lysenko, a spokesman for Ukraine's National Security Council, came after the country's defense minister said Ukraine's armed forces are expanding their strategy from just fighting separatists to facing the Russian army in a war that could cost "tens of thousands" of lives.
Credit Suisse said it was investigating allegations of trader misconduct reported in the Wall Street Journal earlier on Tuesday. In a statement, Credit Suisse said: "With regard to the story published in today's Wall Street Journal, we cannot comment on employee matters under investigation. However, any allegations of this nature are taken very seriously at Credit Suisse."
Serena Williams took a medical timeout because of a problem with her right foot, and later double-faulted on the last two points as she and sister Venus lost in the doubles quarterfinals at the U.S. The Williams sisters, owners of 13 Grand Slam doubles titles, were beaten 7-6 (5), 6-4 Tuesday by the fourth-seeded Russian duo of Ekaterina Makarova and Elena Vesnina . Serena's serve was broken early in each of the first two sets, and then again in the final game.
The actor and comedian sneaks up on Al Roker as the anchor finishes reading the weather, giving Al an opportunity to demonstrate his ninja-like reflexes.
African leaders proposed on Tuesday creating a special fund to combat Islamist militant groups growing in strength from Kenya to Nigeria. African Union (AU) states announced the idea after Nairobi talks on a problem highlighted on Tuesday by capture of a town in north-eastern Nigeria by Boko Haram militants. Fighting killed scores of people, according to security forces, and sent at least 5,000 fleeing.
How does Tom Brady get Gisele Bündchen's attention? In the latest issue of Man of the World magazine, the super-hot football star reveals the tactics he uses at home on his supermodel wife. "I like attention from her, so when I'm not getting it I let her know in immature ways, like a young, immature child would," the 37-year-old sports stars says. "You throw fits and you pout and you whine until you get what you want." Brady added, "She's on to me, she knows all of my tricks.
The NFL suspended Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay for the first six games of the season Tuesday and fined him $500,000 for violating its personal conduct policy, coming down hard just hours after he pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor stemming from an embarrassing March traffic stop. Commissioner Roger Goodell said Irsay is barred from team facilities, practices and games and cannot represent the Colts and NFL meetings or events. The fine levied Tuesday is the maximum allowed under league rules.
An international rights group accused the extremist Islamic State group on Tuesday of systematic "ethnic cleansing" in northern Iraq targeting indigenous religious minorities, as well as conducting mass killings of men and abducting women. In a new report, Amnesty International said militants abducted "hundreds, if not thousands" of women and girls of the Yazidi faith. Amnesty said the extremists also killed "hundreds" of Yazidi men and boys.
Millions of locusts swarmed the Madagascar capital of Antananarivo on August 28, 2014. This is the second year of the locust plague that occurs while billions of insects are on their annual migration route. Photo Courtesy: RIJASOLO/AFP/Getty Images
Two weeks after ISIS beheaded James Foley, the group has released a new video claiming to show the execution of U.S. journalist Steven Sotloff.
The former House majority leader's critics immediately threw barbs over what they felt was a fairly predictable move.
EU officials proposed sanctions on Tuesday to starve Russian firms of cash as punishment for Moscow's role in Ukraine, where rebels said they were storming Donetsk airport, potentially their biggest prize since turning the war's tide last week. Western countries accuse Moscow of sending armored columns of troops into Ukraine, where the momentum in a five-month war shifted last week decisively in favor of pro-Russian rebels, who are now advancing on a new front towards a major port.
Jennifer Lopez is ready to settle down, again. The actress has been married three times, and she wouldn't rule out walking down the aisle once more.The 45-year-old "Booty" singer says in Elle U.K.'s October issue "I still believe in love. The nirvana man, he's out there somewhere. But you just have to work at it. You have to work at everything." When discussing her ex-husband Marc Anthony, Lopez said "When Marc and I first broke up, I did think, 'I wish I could have held this together.