Actress Mae West was petite, but on screen — thanks to a pair of platform shoes — she looked larger than life. A show in Boston examines the fashion and jewelry of Hollywood’s golden age.
Since 2012, Our Walmart, an employee labor group, has been staging strikes on the day after Thanksgiving. The group wants workers to get more full-time jobs and make a living wage of $15 an hour.
U.S.-based Human Rights Watch said this week that six months after a coup toppled the country’s elected government, the regime arrests its opponents and censors the media.
Pope Francis will meet with Turkey’s Muslim leaders and the head of the Orthodox Church in what may be the most challenging trip of his young papacy.
The World Trade Organization’s 160 members unanimously approved a first-ever multilateral trade deal which the group believes will boost global commerce by $1 trillion annually.
Highly reliant on oil imports, Spain’s government is encouraging oil exploration off the coast of the Canary Islands. But locals say the drilling threatens the natural attractions that draw tourists.
Villagers said the two “untouchable” caste girls were gang-raped and then hanged from a tree in May, but the country’s equivalent of the FBI now says there was no rape and that they hanged themselves.
The British author of best-selling detective stories has died at age 94. “In a sense, the detective story is a small celebration of reason and order in our very disorderly world,” she told NPR.
A suicide bomb attack on a British diplomatic vehicle killed five people, including a British national. Later, a blast and gunfire were heard in the city’s diplomatic area.
In America, there’s a fine line between gimmicky wrestling and performance art.
Ministers of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries meeting in Austria could not agree to cut production in an effort to stabilize global crude prices.
The Ferguson Public Library has become a refuge for community during a difficult time. In response, donations to the library have reached “several orders of magnitude” higher than ever.
AAA says some 46 million Americans will travel more than 50 miles for Thanksgiving — the largest number since 2007.
Sibling relationships are the longest-lasting family ties we have, and they’re among the most likely to bring health and happiness as we age. Think on that when your brother grabs the wishbone.
The author of such books as The Black Tower was best-known for her series featuring Scotland Yard detective Adam Dalgliesh.