Michigan officials charged in Flint water crisis

DETROIT Three Michigan state and local officials were criminally charged on Wednesday in connection with the state attorney general's investigation into dangerous lead levels in Flint's drinking water.Genesee District Judge Tracy Collier-Nix authorized...

Shipwreck found off North Carolina believed to be Civil War-era steamer

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. A shipwreck discovered off the coast of North Carolina is likely one of three Confederate blockade runners known to have been lost in the area, archaeologists said on Monday.The remains of the iron-hulled steamer were located on Feb...

Country music star Merle Haggard dead at 79

Country musician Merle Haggard, who emerged from prison to become the poetic voice of the American working man with hits such as "Mama Tried" and "If We Make It Through December," died on Wednesday, his 79th birthday, said manager Frank Mull.Haggard di...

Gawker, publisher slapped with punitive damages over Hulk Hogan sex tape

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. A Florida jury awarded punitive damages totaling $25 million on Monday in a second blow to Gawker, coming on top of the $115 million the online news outlet must pay for posting a sex tape of the former professional wrestler Hulk Ho...

Record-breaking modern Chinese painting to be sold at auction

Hong Kong - A modern Chinese painting that smashed an auction record when it was sold in 1987 is expected to fetch as much as $8.3 million when it goes under the hammer at Sotheby's spring sale next month.    The scroll painting, "Peach Blossom Spri...

U.S. producer and reality TV star David Gest found dead in London

LONDON American music producer David Gest, the former husband of entertainer Liza Minnelli, died in London on Tuesday.Gest, who was aged 62, was found in the Four Seasons hotel in the Canary Wharf business district of the city.The producer, whose credi...

Joël Robuchon's Amazing Eggplant Tip

Have you ever thought of steaming eggplant? I never had, and I was superskeptical when a recipe came in for testing—but because it was from master chef Joël Robuchon, I was also intrigued. (How can you not believe the man who basically reinvented mashe...

Must-eat items at the 2015 Food and Wine Festival

The 20th Epcot Food and Wine Festival is in full swing and we're celebrating the 20th anniversary of our favorite event by bringing you a list of some of the best eats and drinks at the Festival. It's a tough job, but somebody's gotta do it! This year th...

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...

Disney to host 6th annual Swan and Dolphin Food & Wine classic

Fall is definitely the season for foodies, and if you’re calendar wasn’t full already, Walt Disney World Resort has added yet another gastronomical gathering to the list. The Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Hotel will host its sixth annual Swan an...