US boy, 9, plans solo balloon flight

2011-04-18 08:04:44

Bobby Bradley is ready. He has been training for about five years and learned from some of the most experienced and decorated pilots in the sport of ballooning.

Steve Jobs authorized biography coming in 2012

2011-04-11 09:25:38

Apple CEO Steve Jobs has finally agreed to participate in a book about his life.

Carnival singer elected president in Haiti

2011-04-06 08:04:15

Michel Martelly, a carnival singer with a colorful past who seized the mantle of change, is Haiti's new president after storming to a landslide victory, preliminary results showed.

Buffett heir apparent quits after stock purchases

2011-03-31 10:26:21

The man widely seen as the leading successor to Warren Buffett at Berkshire Hathaway has resigned after buying shares in chemical company Lubrizol Corp before pushing Buffett to acquire it.

Japan TEPCO president hospitalized amid nuke woes

2011-03-30 15:11:16

Tokyo Electric Power Co. (TEPCO) President Masataka Shimizu was hospitalized for hypertension and dizziness Tuesday while the company continued to battle the Fukushima nuclear plant crisis, Kyodo News Agency reported Wednesday.

Film legend Elizabeth Taylor dies at 79

2011-03-24 07:18:32

Screen legend Elizabeth Taylor, the violet-eyed film goddess whose sultry screen life was often upstaged by her stormy personal life, died on Wednesday at age 79.

Blues legend Perkins dies, 97

2011-03-23 08:19:23

In 1969 in Buffalo, New York, a wiry, middle-aged chain smoker sat in on piano during a jam session and earned a spot in the band of legendary bluesman Muddy Waters.

The freewheelin' Bob Dylan tour

2011-03-23 07:47:41

Bob Dylan probably wouldn't think much of his China tour coverage by Xinmin Evening News, one of Shanghai's most-read newspapers. The photo it used for a story about him on March 4 turned out to be that of Willie Nelson.

Beckham expecting first daughter in July

2011-03-15 09:53:25

A spokesman confirmed on Monday that former England captain David Beckham and his fashion icon wife Victoria are expecting a baby girl in July.

Obama nominates Locke to be China envoy

2011-03-10 08:42:02

US President Barack Obama on Wednesday nominated as his top envoy to Beijing Commerce Secretary Gary Locke, the first Chinese-American to serve in that diplomatically and commercially important assignment.

Jane Russell, star of '40s and '50s films, dies

2011-03-01 15:32:45

"Gentlemen Prefer Blondes" movie star Jane Russell, who became a controversial Hollywood sex symbol, died on Monday at the age of 89, her family said.

Singer Shakira honored by Harvard

2011-02-28 07:47:27

Shakira was honored on Saturday by Harvard University for her artistic and humanitarian work.