In a last act precisely in keeping with her zeal for privacy, actress Setsuko Hara, star of director Yasujiro Ozu's "Tokyo Story" and many other Japanese classics, died Sept. 5 but kept the news quiet until recently. She was 95.
The San Francisco Board of Supervisors on Tuesday approved a $290,000 payout to settle a lawsuit by the guitarist of rock band Journey that claimed the city unfairly jacked up fees to use a city landmark for his lavish wedding.
Following protests online, CNN removed a description of Baltimore's Freddie Gray as "the son of an illiterate heroin addict" in a story posted about the first police officer about to go on trial for Gray's death last spring while in police custody.
A soldier who lost all four limbs during an explosion in Afghanistan hopes to inspire others with his story of how he recovered from his injuries and got on with his life partly by helping other amputees.
The problem with getting liquored up with the Hanson brothers — yes, the "MMMBop" boys — is that you can't get that tune out of your head the entire time you're talking to them. Or for days after. Apologies for the ear worm.
Linda Ellerbee, a veteran newswoman who wrote an irreverent best-seller about her time on television and built a second career at Nickelodeon explaining tough stories to youngsters, says that she's signing off the air for good.
Talk about birth announcements: Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and his wife say they'll devote nearly all their wealth — roughly $45 billion — to solving the world's problems in celebration of their new baby daughter, Max.
Utah's elected officials have joined the chorus of speed aficionados urging federal land managers to do more to protect the state's famous salt flats after patchy, rough salt led to a string of canceled motorsports in recent years.