BANGKOK — In geography and in culture, the rice paddies of northeastern Thailand are thousands of miles away from the birthplace of hip hop in New York City’s Bronx, but for Thai rapper RachYo, the language of hip hop is universal.
LOS ANGELES — Universal’s “Dolittle” and “1917” found out what “Bad Boys” will do when they come for you at the box office. Sony’s “Bad Boys for Life,” the third entry in the Will Smith and Martin Lawrence-led series, beat expectations and towered over the competition during the Martin Luthe…
Gary Starkweather, who invented the laser printer in defiance of his corporate boss at Xerox, making the direct printing from computer terminals possible in homes and offices, died Dec. 26 at a hospital in Orlando, Fla. He was 81.
As a woman wandered aimlessly through a Tampa, Fla., Walmart with a child Saturday evening, a store security guard noticed something didn’t seem right. She opened the packaging for an odd array of items she hadn’t paid for such as matches, brad nails, denatured alcohol and a Mason jar. Then,…
Rapper Jay-Z on Tuesday sued two Mississippi prison officials on behalf of 29 inmates who say authorities did nothing to stop violence that has killed five prisoners in the last two weeks, NBC News reported.
LONDON -- Britons will no longer be able to use credit cards to place bets under the latest move by the government to tackle problem gambling, hurting the owner of PaddyPower Betfair and its takeover partner Canada's Stars Group .
MEXICO CITY — Mexico’s president said on Tuesday the government has so far failed to sell his predecessor’s luxury $130 million plane that he has slammed as a trapping of power and opulence of an out-of-touch ruling elite.
SERGIYEV POSAD, Russia — When Alexei Voronenkov’s 70-year-old mother passed away, he paid to have her brain frozen and stored in the hope breakthroughs in science will one day be able to bring her back to life.
Matt Pacenza was used to seeing whimsical vanity license plates on the roads of Salt Lake City that celebrated drivers’ love for skiing, dogs or the University of Utah. But when he pulled up behind a Honda SUV last week, the high school English teacher was shocked at what he was reading in f…
LONDON -- The following is the full text of Queen Elizabeth's statement following discussions within the royal family on future arrangements for Prince Harry and his wife Meghan, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex.
“Joker,” the controversial drama about the mentally ill Batman villain that sparked backlash with its realistic depictions of extreme violence, triumphed at the 92nd annual Academy Awards nominations on Monday morning, earning 11 nods, the most of any film.
LONDON — Queen Elizabeth II will convene a portentous family meeting on Monday to thrash out the options ahead for Prince Harry and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex — and possibly shape the face of the royal house for years.
LONDON — Britain’s Prince Harry, the grandson of Queen Elizabeth, said on Wednesday that he and his American wife Meghan plan to step back from their roles as senior members of Britain’s royal family and work to become financially independent.
NEW YORK — The U.S. Army is not drafting young Americans — and definitely not doing so by text message — military officials said following a spate of hoax messages that sparked panicked phone calls and emails to recruiters this week.
VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis, who last month angrily slapped the hand of a woman who yanked him toward her, gave a light-hearted reaction more typical of his papacy on Wednesday when a nun asked him for a kiss. He said yes, although only after she promised not to bite him.
The animal advocacy group PETA said it is offering a reward of up to $5,000 for help in figuring out who allegedly lured seagulls to the parking lot in Laurel, Md., and then ran them over, killing 10 of them.
The National Museum of Civil War Medicine, a quirky and fascinating repository of battlefield medical artifacts including skull saws and rusty scalpels, is amputating the Confederate flag from its logo.
LOS ANGELES — The television audience for the Golden Globes on Sunday dipped from last year in a ceremony hosted by acerbic British comedian Ricky Gervais, whose monologue skewering A-list celebrities was praised by some but criticized as dull and cynical by others.
Tennis players typically use the off-season to rest and recover from their punishing schedules but two-time Grand Slam champion Naomi Osaka says she suffered a “near-death experience” while paddleboarding with her sister in the Caribbean.
Users swiping through the dating app Bumble were apparently suspicious when they came across a profile for the Golden Globe-winning actress Sharon Stone. The account was blocked after repeatedly being flagged as fake.
SHANGHAI — A firm run by the daughter of Bruce Lee has sued a Chinese fast food chain for using the late kungfu star’s image in its logo without permission and is seeking more than 210 million yuan ($30 million) in compensation, Chinese media outlet The Paper reported.