10:37 PM Nov 1, 2015
Actor and occasional politician Fred Thompson arrives at Churchill Downs for the137th running of the Kentucky Derby, Saturday, May 7, 2011 in Louisville, Ky. (Charles Bertram/Lexington Herald/MCT)
(TNS) – Fred Thompson, an actor and former U.S. senator from Tennessee with a booming, instantly recognizable voice and heavy-lidded eyes, died Sunday in Nashville. He was 73.
4:45 PM Feb 1, 2015
Marshawn Lynch makes an entrance at Media Day for the Super Bowl on Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015, at the US Airways Center in Phoenix. (Dean Rutz/Seattle Times/TNS)
Maybe Marshawn Lynch got it right.
5:00 PM Sep 10, 2014
(Karl Mondon • Bay Area News Group • MCT) A new Apple smartwatch is demonstrated at the Flint Center on Tuesday in Cupertino, Calif.
CUPERTINO, Calif. (MCT) – The two-hour-long Apple event has wrapped, ending with a live performance by U2. The appearance by Bono and band mates, which had been rumored, brought enthusiastic applause from the crowd. The band’s new album, “Songs of Innocence,” was then released on iTunes for free.
11:34 PM Aug 11, 2014
Robin Williams died on Monday, Aug. 11, 2014. He was 63. Here, the actor is pictured at the Four Seasons Hotel in Beverly Hills in August 2009. (Ken Hively/Los Angeles Times/MCT)
LOS ANGELES (MCT) — Robin Williams, a comic and sitcom star in the 1970s who became an Oscar-winning dramatic actor, died Monday at 63 in Marin County. The Marin County Sheriff’s Office said he appears to have committed suicide.
1:44 PM Jun 26, 2014
Jermaine Jones of the U.S. celebrates scoring a goal against Portugal during the FIFA World Cup at the Arena Amazonia Stadium in Manaus, Brazil, on June 22, 2014. (Liu Dawei/Xinhua/Zuma Press/MCT)
RECIFE, Brazil (MCT) – The U.S. may have lost a game Thursday. But it won both a huge amount of respect and a spot in the World Cup's second round despite dropping a 1-0 decision to Germany in the group-play final for both teams.
2:30 PM Jun 25, 2014
Clint Dempsey of the U.S. shoots the ball against Portugal during the FIFA World Cup at the Arena Amazonia Stadium in Manaus, Brazil, on June 22, 2014. (Liu Dawei/Xinhua/Zuma Press/MCT)
SAO PAULO, Brazil (MCT) – In the aftermath of Sunday's tie with Portugal, many U.S. players described the final seconds as an emotional roller coaster, in which Portugal's last-minute goal denied the U.S. certain advancement to the round of 16 at the World Cup.
10:16 PM Jun 10, 2014
(MCT) – In yet another outbreak of gun violence on a school campus, a 14-year-old Oregon high school student was killed and a teacher was wounded after a gunman opened fire before class Tuesday morning.
10:00 PM Apr 11, 2014
Emergency personnel are seen outside of Franklin Regional High School in Murrysville, Penn., where twenty people were injured -- at least four seriously -- in multiple stabbings this morning inside the high school, April 9, 2014. Most of the injured were students. (Darrell Sapp/Pittsburgh Post-Gazette/MCT)
MURRYSVILLE, Pa. (MCT) – A teenager charged in a high school stabbing rampage "just doesn't fit the mold" of someone who could be harboring such rage, his lawyer said Thursday as the boy's classmates fought to recover from life-threatening wounds and thanked the friends who came to their aid.
7:00 PM Apr 3, 2014
Comedian David Letterman kisses the hand of ballerina Natalia Makarova, left, as President Barack Obama looks on at the Kennedy Center Honors reception at the White House on Sunday, December 2, 2012 inWashington, D.C. The Kennedy Center Honors recognized seven individuals - Buddy Guy, Dustin Hoffman, David Letterman, Natalia Makarova, John Paul Jones, Jimmy Page, and Robert Plant - for their lifetime contributions to American culture through the performing arts. (Pool photo by Brendan Hoffman/Getty Images v
NEW YORK (MCT) – Get ready for another late-night shake-up. David Letterman is preparing to retire from "The Late Show" in 2015, the comedian announced Thursday.
10:01 AM Mar 24, 2014
BEIJING (MCT) – A grim-faced Malaysian prime minister had an emergency late-night news conference Monday, saying that the long-missing Malaysian Airlines flight 370 "ended in the southern Indian Ocean" with no hope of survivors.
12:00 PM Mar 20, 2014
(MCT) – Toyota Motor Corp. has agreed to pay a $1.2 billion fine to settle a four-year federal criminal investigation into whether it properly reported safety complaints about the sudden acceleration of its vehicles to regulators.
12:00 PM Mar 12, 2014
FORT BRAGG, N.C. (MCT) – The sexual assault case against Army Brig. Gen. Jeffrey A. Sinclair was suspended indefinitely Tuesday pending new plea negotiations, one day after a military judge's extraordinary ruling that there was evidence the Army had interfered in previous negotiations.
10:00 PM Mar 6, 2014
Ellen DeGeneres takes a selfie with attendees during the 86th annual Academy Awards on Sunday, March 2, 2014, at the Dolby Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center in Los Angeles. (Robert Gauthier/Los Angeles Times/MCT)
SAN FRANCISCO (MCT) – Samsung Electronics Co. struck social media gold when Oscars host Ellen DeGeneres used one of its smartphones to take what has now become the world's most famous selfie.
12:00 PM Feb 21, 2014
OXFORD, Miss. (MCT) – Fraternity presidents at Ole Miss declared Thursday that they would not hesitate to expel a member if it turns out that one of their own had a role in placing a noose around the campus statue of a black civil rights figure.
10:00 PM Feb 19, 2014
LOS ANGELES (MCT) – Consumers shell-shocked by the escalating size and frequency of payment card hacks like the one that recently struck Target aren't likely to get much relief any time soon.
12:00 PM Feb 18, 2014
(MCT) – The Powerball jackpot for Wednesday night's drawing has risen to an estimated $400 million, one of the largest prizes in lottery history.
10:00 PM Feb 14, 2014
Adrian Miller, who runs a Los Angeles Web branding firm, has created HearBreakSecrets.com, a website that gives users who are dealing with breakups a place to go to write about their experienes anonymously. (Kirk McKoy/Los Angeles Times/MCT)
(MCT) – It's Valentine's Day, and I'm not celebrating. A few weeks ago I broke up with my fiancee.