The group that hands out the Oscars said that it had invited 928 new members from 59 countries, in its biggest diversity drive after years of criticism of its mostly white and male membership.
A man has been arrested and charged with murder in connection with the death of up-and-coming US rapper XXXTentacion, who was gunned down in Florida this week.
ABC says it has ordered a 10-episode spinoff of comedy 'Roseanne' that will air without any involvement of its creator Roseanne Barr, who sparked widespread outrage by tweeting a racial slur.
Former NFL tight end Kellen Winslow Jr. was arrested on Thursday and charged with kidnapping, rape, forcible sodomy and oral copulation, residential burglary and indecent exposure, according to the San Diego County Sheriff's department.
US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un are expected to land in Singapore today within hours of each other in advance of a historic summit over the reclusive country's arsenal of nuclear weapons.
US President Donald Trump said he had instructed his representatives not to endorse a joint communique put out by the G7 leaders after what he called Canadian PM Justin Trudeau's "false statements" at a news conference.
ABC has apologised to Indian fans of its crime drama 'Quantico' after an episode featuring Indian nationalists trying to frame Pakistan in a terrorist plot sparked online outrage against lead actor Priyanka Chopra.
A dozen of the wind-driven blazes that swept northern California's wine country last fall, killing 46 people in the deadliest firestorm in state history, were sparked by PG&E-owned power lines, state officials said .
US celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain, host of CNN's food-and-travel-focused "Parts Unknown" television series, was found dead in a French hotel room, officials said.
Harvey Weinstein, who went from one of Hollywood's most powerful film producers to being disgraced by accusations of sexual assault by scores of women, is expected to surrender to police and face charges in New York.
US President Trump called off a historic summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un scheduled for next month, citing Pyongyang's "open hostility," and warned that the US military was ready if any reckless acts happen.
A mountain lion killed one mountain biker and mauled another in Washington state when they rode into its territory, and authorities later shot the animal dead, police said.
Lava oozed toward a key Hawaii highway that serves as an escape route for coastal residents, after fresh explosive eruptions from the Kilauea volcano and magma flows that destroyed four more homes.
Texas officials charged a 17-year-old student with murder in the shooting of 10 people, including fellow pupils, at his high school in an attack similar to the massacre at a Florida high school earlier this year.
Monday was to be the single deadliest day in Gaza for years, after Israeli gunfire killed more than 50 Palestinians on the penultimate day of a six-week border protest by Gazans
A New York nanny convicted of fatally stabbing two young children in her care was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole for a crime that has been described as every parent's nightmare.
A massive new fissure opened on Hawaii's Kilauea volcano, hurling bursts of rock and magma with an ear-piercing screech as it threatened nearby homes and prompted authorities to order new evacuations.
A 17-year-old boy in Texas, has been arrested and charged with plotting a mass shooting at a shopping mall inspired by Islamic State, law enforcement agencies said
An ex-policeman charged with murder in connection with a string of rapes and killings across California attributed to the "Golden State Killer" made a brief initial court appearance, sitting in a wheelchair and speaking in a hoarse voice.
Former US President George H.W. Bush was admitted to a Houston hospital after contracting an infection that spread to his blood, a family spokesman said.