Actor James Gandolfini, 51, has reportedly died. Variety magazine reports that he suffered a "sudden stroke." The cause of death is not yet known with certainty, but HBO says the actor may have suffered a heart attack.
Microsoft has changed policies regarding Internet connection and used game capabilities for its upcoming Xbox One gaming console. The company says it is responding to feedback from consumers.
Officials say the suspects did not acquire a radiation source for a weapon, but they finished building a remote control that was meant to operate it.
Former University of Southern California professor Walter Lee Williams was caught at a Mexican beach town, a day after being placed on the FBI's Ten Most Wanted Fugitives list on charges of sexual exploitation of children.
After initial reports that an asylum-seeker would have to be in Iceland for their application to be considered, the AP says Edward Snowden is in "informal talks" with Iceland about applying for asylum.
The company did not explain why George Zimmer, who opened the first Men's Warehouse in 1973, was let go. Since the mid-'80s, Men's Warehouse ads have featured Zimmer delivering the company's famous slogan: "You're going to like the way you look. I guarantee it."
The National Hurricane Center says the second named storm of the 2013 hurricane season is heading west toward southern Mexico.
The White House and NASA want the public's help in hunting for asteroids that could potentially smash into Earth. They're also looking for a perfect space rock to capture so that astronauts could go there and study it.
The Federal Reserve will continue its program of purchasing $85 billion in securities and will leave the target interest rate for federal funds untouched to support the U.S. economy, the U.S. central bank said in a policy update issued Wednesday afternoon.
Whitman was at one point known as "America's Favorite Folksinger," but he was far more popular overseas. His music saved the Earth from aliens in the comedy Mars Attacks!
The United Nations says more than 45 million people worldwide are refugees — the most since 1994 — and that nearly half are children. Fleeing Syrians are a growing concern.
The gravestone incorrectly listed his birth year as 1942, instead of 1924. The engraver has corrected the error.
Robert Mueller told the Senate the FBI used drones rarely and for surveillance proposes. The DEA and the ATF had both revealed they possessed drones.
Some small communities hit 96 degrees, punctuating the strongest heat wave since 1969.
Obama also defended his administration's surveillance programs, saying they've struck the right balance between security and privacy.
As the demonstrations swamped São Paolo, the government tried appease the them by in some cities lowering the bus fare that sparked the unrest.
Also: Federal Reserve policymakers offer their latest economic forecast today; tens of thousands of Brazilians are still protesting; the AMA declares obesity a disease; and a man pleads guilty to smuggling snakes on a plane.
Also: The folly of marathon readings; Tom Wolfe has a new book; VICE apologizes for tasteless photo spread.
The Heat won in overtime on Wednesday night in what LeBron James called "the best game I've ever been a part of."
The developments cast doubt on the newly announced peace talks between the insurgents and the U.S.