The punishing hairpin climb to the Alpe d'Huez ski station high in the French Alps will provide the dramatic climax for the 2015 Tour de France, before cycling's showcase race sweeps into Paris for its traditional finish in front of cheering crowds on the Champs-Elysees.
Schools in a northeastern Pennsylvania district have reopened after authorities did a precautionary search to make sure they weren't harboring the suspect in last month's deadly ambush of a state police barracks.
1. On Monday night in Beverly Hills, Elle magazine hosted its “Women in Hollywood Awards,” a standard evening of showbiz self-congratulation animated by a gentle pro-feminist spirit. On Tuesday morning, all anyone was talking or writing about from the event was Renee Zellweger’s face.
The Czech government is working on a plan to compensate Roma women sterilized against their will. … Click to Continue »
A fraudster who pretended to be quadriplegic and sometimes comatose for two years to avoid prosecution has been convicted after police caught him on camera driving and strolling around supermarkets.
Asia-Pacific economies need to recalibrate financial policies in the face of slowing global growth, U.S. Deputy Treasury Secretary Sarah Bloom Raskin said Wednesday, following a meeting of regional financial officials to prepare for next month's Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation forum.
An Elsberry police sergeant has been charged with breaking into his stepmother’s house and stealing $37,000 hidden in a briefcase. … Click to Continue »
The Homeland Security Department appears to be preparing for an increase in the number of immigrants applying for work permits after President Barack Obama announces his long-promised plans for executive actions on immigration reform later this year.
In a charmed life of newspapering, Ben Bradlee seemed always to be in just the right place. … Click to Continue »
Lumber Liquidators Holdings Inc. (LL) on Wednesday reported profit of $15.7 million in its third quarter. … Click to Continue »
A former Romanian prison commander charged with torturing and causing the deaths of 12 political prisoners in the 1950s and 1960s failed to show up for his trial Wednesday, saying he is sick.
The Syrian air force has destroyed two of three jets seized and reportedly test flown over Aleppo by the Islamic State group last week, according to the country's information minister.
A fraudster who pretended to be quadriplegic and sometimes comatose for two years to avoid prosecution has been convicted after police caught him on camera driving and strolling around supermarkets … Click to Continue »
Oscar Pistorius spent his first night in a single cell in the hospital wing of a prison in the capital, Pretoria, said a prison official. … Click to Continue »
Johnson & Johnson will begin safety testing in early January on a vaccine combination that could protect people from a strain of the deadly Ebola virus. … Click to Continue »
Robust demand for commercial jets and an increased pace of production helped Boeing earn $1.36 billion in the third quarter, up 18 percent from the same period last year. … Click to Continue »
French oil giant Total SA says it has named Patrick Pouyanne as chief executive after the shocking death in a plane accident of former CEO Christophe de Margerie on Monday.
A Wisconsin judge is expected to decide Wednesday whether the second of two 12-year-old girls charged with stabbing a classmate to please the fictional horror character Slender Man is fit to stand trial.
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The head of the Democratic Party says the mid-term campaign for control of the Senate is "a neck and neck" situation. … Click to Continue »
Attackers from the Egyptian side of the border fired an anti-tank missile and gunshots at an Israeli military vehicle on Wednesday, wounding two soldiers in a rare cross-border incident, the military said.
A Missouri woman who was shot last week has died and law enforcement officers say her son is a suspect. … Click to Continue »
Once one of the world's most menacing heavy metal bands, Judas Priest was thoroughly charming Tuesday at the Midland theater. Decades into a career filled with controversies, the British ensemble is now friendly rather than fierce.
Sweden's military has withdrawn some of the ships taking part in a submarine hunt in the Stockholm archipelago. … Click to Continue »
U.S. consumer prices edged up slightly in September, with the overall increase held back by a third straight monthly decline in gasoline prices. The tiny gain was the latest evidence that inflation remains dormant.
St. Louis police are investigating another violent day and night, with three people killed and at least four others injured. … Click to Continue »
Toys R Us is pulling its collectible dolls based on the characters of AMC’s hit series “Breaking Bad” after taking heat from a Florida mom who launched a petition campaign last week.
The head of Tokyo's Olympic organizing committee is concerned that delays in the demolition of the old Olympic stadium will have a negative impact on the 2020 Games and the 2019 Rugby World Cup.
Wyoming has become the latest state to allow same-sex unions, bringing the wave of legalizations to a place where the 1998 beating death of Matthew Shepard galvanized a national push for gay rights.
Surrounded by relics of the Cold War, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and his German counterpart warned Wednesday against a return to the bitter divide between east and west over the current crisis in Ukraine.