ORLANDO, Fla. -- Popping balloons during a fire inspection at a Florida mall panicked shoppers who mistook them for gunfire, triggering a stampede in which nine people were hurt, authorities...
WASHINGTON—WikiLeaks founder and editor-in-chief Julian Assange said on Wednesday his organization planned to release "significant" information linked to the campaign of Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton before the Nov. 8 election. Asked if the data could be a game-changer in the election, the Australian told Fox News in an interview conducted by satellite: "I think it's significant. You know, it depends on how it catches fire in the public and in the media."
NEW YORK—U.S. stocks were modestly lower on Thursday, Aug. 25, weighed down by a drop in healthcare and consumer names, while financials advanced slightly after two more Federal Reserve officials pushed the case for a rate hike. Healthcare stocks, down 0.8 percent, came under pressure for a second straight day. St. Jude Medical shares fell 5 percent after short-selling firm Muddy Waters said it bet that the shares would fall because of cyber security vulnerabilities in the company's cardiac devices.
WASHINGTON—The Obama administration on Thursday, Aug. 25, issued rules aimed at helping states that set up retirement savings programs for workers by clarifying that the plans are not preempted by federal law. Under the new rules finalized by the Labor Department, state retirement programs are not preempted by the Employee Retirement Income Security Act as long as they meet certain criteria, the White House said in a statement. ERISA sets minimum standards for private pensions and health plans.
LOS ANGELES —British actor David Tennant, known for his role as the Tenth Doctor in "Doctor Who," will star as a thief in the drama "Bad Samaritan" for Dean Devlin's Electric Entertainment. The film will be directed by Devlin and is set to begin shooting later this year in the greater Portland, Oregon area. Brandon Boyce wrote the screenplay and Electric's Marc Roskin and Rachel Olschan are producing alongside Devlin.
WASHINGTON—A U.S. Navy ship fired warning shots after an Iranian fast-attack craft approached two U.S. ships in the northern Gulf on Wednesday, Aug. 24, a U.S. Defense official said. The official, speaking on the condition of anonymity, said three warning shots were fired from a .50 caliber gun after warning flares did not work. The incident started with three Iranian vessels, but there was only one Iranian vessel around by the time the warning shots were fired, the official said.
NEW YORK—Wrestler-turned-actor Dwayne Johnson topped a Forbes magazine list of the world's highest paid actors on Thursday, Aug. 25, with an estimated 2016 payday of $64.5 million. Johnson, 44, knocked Robert Downey Jr. off the top spot and more than doubled his 2015 earnings, largely thanks to his action comedy "Central Intelligence." Johnson, known as "The Rock" during his wrestling career, also collected advance fees from the eighth installment of the popular "Fast and Furious" racing movie franchise.
LAKE SAN CRISTOBAL, COLORADO -- Jetpack pilot Eric Scott shot out of the water and navigated his jet pack above a remote Colorado lake before landing safely, all the while...
Illinois' attorney general on Thursday, Aug. 25, sued Insys Therapeutics Inc, accusing it of deceptively marketing and selling an addictive fentanyl-based medication, intended to treat cancer pain, to doctors for off-label uses. The lawsuit, filed by Attorney General Lisa Madigan in Cook County Circuit Court, comes as Insys faces a number of state and investigations involving its drug Subsys as U.S. authorities seek to combat a national opioid abuse epidemic.
LOS ANGELES—The Department of Homeland Security is currently investigating a cyber hack that exposed Leslie Jones' personal information and leaked nude photos on her official website. "ICE Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) in New York does currently have an open investigation," a spokeswoman for the Department of Homeland Security told Variety.