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Music videos may not be MTV's bread and butter anymore, but the VMAs remain a constant. Which ceremonies stand out in the past 30 years?
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Want more users to download your new app? There's... no app for that.
Aug 21, 2014 10:36AM ET
American teens are having fewer babies, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported this week, finding that teenage sexual activity decreased while use of birth control increased, in 2013.
Aug 20, 2014 5:51PM ET
A friend of Boston bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is expected to plead guilty in the US District Court in Boston on Thursday, CNN reported.
Aug 20, 2014 5:17PM ET
SeaWorld will not be appealing the citations it received following the drowning of one of its trainers who was pulled under by a killer whale.
Aug 20, 2014 1:20PM ET
A White House petition calling for all police to wear cameras created after the shooting death of Michael Brown has surpassed 100,000 signatures, the amount requiring a response from The White House.
Aug 20, 2014 11:54AM ET
B.K.S. Iyengar, the Indian yoga guru who helped popularized yoga in the United States, died Wednesday at the age of 95 in a hospital in Pune, India.
Aug 20, 2014 11:04AM ET
African elephant herds have faced poaching for decades, but a new wave of poaching has placed them on the edge of extinction, according to a study published Tuesday.
Aug 20, 2014 9:16AM ET
George W. Bush, 43rd POTUS, biographer of 41st POTUS, and painter of Google images portraits, joined in on the Ice Bucket Challenge with a Facebook video Wednesday.
Aug 19, 2014 8:16PM ET
"Fresh water is one of our nation's most precious resources," Jim Gulliford, executive director of the Soil and Water Conservation Society, said. "It is a resource that should never be undervalued or wasted."
Aug 19, 2014 2:15PM ET
Better call Plouffe. David Plouffe, President Obama's former campaign manager and White House adviser, has a new gig as senior vice president of policy and strategy at Uber.
Aug 19, 2014 12:16PM ET
Residents near Yosemite National Park received 13,000 evacuation orders Tuesday when a wildfire rapidly spread across 1,200 acres, threatening 500 homes.
Aug 19, 2014 11:10AM ET
The tech giant is allegedly planning to offer accounts to children under the age of 13 for services like Gmail and YouTube.
Aug 19, 2014 9:57AM ET
The 17 patients being screened in Monrovia's Ebola holding facility had fled when looters raided the health center Saturday night, according to Information Minister Lewis Brown.
Aug 19, 2014 8:52AM ET
Sybrina Fulton, who dealt with a similar racially-charged case after the shooting death of her son in 2012 by George Zimmerman, has reached out to the family of Michael Brown.
Aug 18, 2014 4:56PM ET
With analysts are warning of a shortage of the hazelnuts, two Nutella partisans debate the celebrated spread.
Aug 18, 2014 1:26PM ET
The wave of criticism slamming SeaWorld for its treatment of orcas has not receded, despite the company's plans to develop larger enclosures and to funnel millions into funding for marine research.
Aug 18, 2014 10:51AM ET
The Brown family's attorneys hosted a press conference Monday to discuss the latest preliminary autopsy findings for Michael Brown, alongside medical examiner Dr. Michael Baden and forensics pathologist assistant Prof. Shawn Parcells.
Aug 15, 2014 6:21PM ET
The former U.S. vice president is suing the Qatar-backed news network over tens of millions of dollars it allegedly owes for buying the 8-year-old Current TV.
Aug 15, 2014 4:27PM ET
We looked at the history of the 1033 program and how heavily armed police forces became the norm in America,
Aug 14, 2014 12:18PM ET
Tom Hanks—two-time Academy Award winner, beloved star of Nora Ephron rom-coms, tweeter of messages signed "Hanx"—is entering the 21st century of app-making by releasing an app... for typewriters
Aug 14, 2014 11:32AM ET
Twitter has pledged to improve policies on online abuse.
Aug 14, 2014 9:38AM ET
The bad news: More people applied for U.S. unemployment benefits last week. The good news: Jobless claims remain close to pre-recession levels.
Aug 13, 2014 5:29PM ET
The local community of Ferguson, Missouri, may not look like a war zone, but the Pentagon has helped the police treat it like one.
Aug 13, 2014 4:12PM ET
Dumping a bucket of ice water on top your head has become the summer hottest—er, coolest—trend.
Aug 13, 2014 12:07PM ET
A private jet reportedly carrying Brazilian presidential candidate Eduardo Campos crashed Wednesday in the city of Santos, a member of Campos's political party said.
Aug 13, 2014 12:06PM ET
The retailer has launched Local Register, a Square and Paypal competitor that uses a free app and a $10 card reader.
Aug 13, 2014 9:41AM ET
The London-based gallery known for its strict policy banning photography has changed its rules for the first time, allowing visitors to take photographs of the collection.
Aug 12, 2014 5:17PM ET
Two German artists told The New York Times they were the ones who placed the white American flags atop the Brooklyn Bridge—not to strike fear, but to encourage admiration of the architecture.
Aug 12, 2014 3:12PM ET
And none of them are about Metta World Peace—er, sorry, Panda Friend.