Homer, Virgil hauled to New York prison for Ivy League class

BEDFORD HILLS, N.Y. The debate over Roman poet Ovid's use of the word "fugitive" in Metamorphoses was getting heated, but in the end the students - two murderers, a kidnapper and six other convicted felons - agreed to disagree.Homer, Euripides and V...

Brady, Patriots agree on two-year extension, report

(The Sports Xchange) - The New England Patriots and quarterback Tom Brady reportedly agreed to a two-year contract extension through the 2019 season when he will be 42.According to ESPN's Adam Schefter and Dianna Russini, Brady's salary-cap charge for ...

Hit 1980s comic strip Bloom County is back - thanks to Donald Trump

Pulitzer Prize winner Berkeley Breathed announces return of his cartoon. His inspiration: Donald Trump the presidential candidate. Donald Trump’s presidential campaign is proving to be a powerful magnet for retired comics. Over the weekend, David Lette...

Probe of Exxon's climate change disclosures expands

WASHINGTON The top attorneys from Massachusetts and the U.S. Virgin Islands said on Tuesday they will investigate whether Exxon Mobil Corp (XOM.N) misled investors and the public about the risks of climate change.Massachusetts Attorney General Maura He...

Former U.S. first lady Nancy Reagan dies at 94

Nancy Reagan, the former actress who was fiercely protective of husband Ronald Reagan through a Hollywood career, eight years in the White House, an assassination attempt and her husband's Alzheimer's disease, died on Sunday at age 94.The cause of deat...

Apple wins dismissal of lawsuit over MacBook logic boards

Apple Inc won the dismissal on Thursday of a lawsuit accusing it of defrauding consumers by selling MacBook laptop computers that contained "logic boards" it knew were defective, and which routinely failed within two years.U.S. District Judge William A...

Finding lifeless Bobbi Kristina was traumatize, boyfriend says

The boyfriend of Bobbi Kristina Brown said on Wednesday he tried to revive her after finding her in a bathtub last year in an incident that recalled the death of her mother, singer Whitney Houston.Nick Gordon also said Brown, who died in July 2015 at t...

Systematic drug use in Russian swimming, says The Times

BERLIN Russia has undertaken systematic doping in swimming for years, the Times newspaper said on Wednesday, as the nation battles a drugs problem that could prevent the country's track and field squad from competing at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics.The ...

Bangkok’s Chinatown: a night at the opera

BANGKOK Battles, a search for love and justice, all set in China. Hired by local Chinese shrines, opera companies in Bangkok’s Chinatown perform mythical stories in Mandarin to round off celebrations marking the Lunar New Year in the Thai capital.The...