Murray targets top ranking after Wimbledon triumph

World number two Andy Murray has set his sights on overtaking Novak Djokovic at the top of the rankings after capturing his second Wimbledon crown on Sunday.Murray, who reunited with coach Ivan Lendl last month, has reached the finals of his last five ...

'The Wire' actor Pierce arrested after scuffle over Democratic politics

ATLANTA Actor Wendell Pierce, who starred in HBO's "The Wire," was arrested in Atlanta over the weekend and charged with battery after an altercation sparked by differences in opinion about the U.S. presidential race, police said on Monday.The incident...

New art museum seeks to shed dangerous image of Brussels' Molenbeek

BRUSSELS A new art museum has opened its doors in Brussels' Molenbeek district hoping to help shed the negative image of the area, most recently linked to the deadly attacks in Paris and the Belgian capital.The Millennium Iconoclast Museum of Art (MIMA...

9 Genius Ways to Use Salami

Though delicious and hearty when sandwiched between two slices of soft white bread, there are other ways to eat meaty salami. Whether tossed in pasta or into an addictive snack mix, the possibilities are endless. Here, nine alternative ways to use your de...

Elton John to rock ancient Roman theater in Pompeii

ROME Elton John will perform in an ancient Roman theater in Pompeii in July as part of a world tour to showcase his new album "Wonderful Crazy Night", his Italian promoter said on Friday.The concert has not yet been listed on the 68-year-old entertain...

Supreme Court rejects appeal in shareholder suit against BP

WASHINGTON The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined a request from shareholders seeking to revive their class action lawsuit against BP (BP.L) claiming the British oil company misrepresented its safety procedures prior to the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil s...

First-month Oregon pot sales tax receipts far exceed projections

PORTLAND, Ore. The first month of taxable commercial sales of recreational marijuana in Oregon generated nearly $3.5 million in tax revenues, far exceeding projections, the state Department of Revenue has reported.Oregon's marijuana tax receipts from J...

A model first: woman with Down Syndrome stars in beauty campaign

NEW YORK - Hair care line Beauty & Pin-ups is changing the face of beauty with Katie Meade, the first woman with Down syndrome to star in a beauty campaign.The 32-year old is the face of the company's hair rescue masque called "Fearless"."The line is a...

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...

Hulk Hogan wins $115 million in sex-tape suit

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. A Florida jury on Friday awarded Hulk Hogan $115 million with the possibility of more after finding the Gawker website violated his privacy by publishing a sex tape of the celebrity wrestler.After deliberating six hours, the jury a...