Israeli Teens Held For 'Lynching' Of Palestinian Youths; Police Say People Watched Without InterveningSeven Israeli teenagers were in the custody of Jerusalem police Monday in connection with the recent assault on Palestinian youths at West Jerusalem's Zion square which the Israeli authorities described as "lynching."
- According to the New York Observer, three more writers have been cut from the Village Voice's already-skeletal staff, while one full-time editor was reduced to part-time status.
- Just prior to its much-hyped stock market debut, Facebook Inc. (Nasdaq: FB) bought the photosharing website Instagram for $1 billion in cash and stock. Now, with the world's biggest social network trading at half its IPO price, Instagram's deal doesn't look as nearly as sweet.
- William Windom, the actor best known for his roles on "Star Trek" and "Murder She Wrote," died on Thursday at his home in Woodacre, Calif., of congestive heart failure. He was 88.
- Hungary's best and brightest are feeling pinched by an increasingly demanding government.
- The regime's newfound zeal for bilateral trade with China may reveal that new economic reforms are in the pipeline. But it also risks letting more North Koreans see that things outside are way, way better
- Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney's newly appointed running mate, Paul Ryan, has become as well known for his six pack as for his political stances.
- Sony Corp. is doing its best to maintain Playstation 3 and Playstation Vita performance in the lead-up to next year's anticipated launch of its next-generation console by cutting costs and introducing a wide range of new intellectual property for the rapidly aging devices.
- A Black Hawk helicopter crashed in Kandahar Province in southern Afghanistan Thursday, killing seven U.S. soldiers, three Afghan soldiers and an interpreter.
- Time Warner Inc. (NYSE:TWX), the fourth-largest media conglomerate by market capitalization, and World Wrestling Entertainment Inc.(NYSE:WWE) are hoping an unlikely brand collaboration will create a hit.
- Poor risk control, not fraud, was the reason for the disappearance of $1 billion during the collapse of MF Global.
- In June, artists Chris Brown and Drake got into a brawl in a New York City nightclub. Now, they are being sued for $16 million in damages
- In his masque in honor of chastity and free thinking, John Milton introduces to his audience the virtues of recta ratio, the ability to exercise reason and restraint in the face of temptation and libidinal desire.
- Mark Thompson, the new CEO of the New York Times Co. (NYSE: NYT), faces numerous challenges at the newspaper -- including skepticism from his new employees.
- Chris Christie will deliver the keynote address in two weeks at the Republican National Convention. Many consider the primo speaking a launching point into national prominence. But Christie already garnered attention. So why did the Republican National Committee pick him? The answer may lie in the 2004 Democratic National Convention. And the results may not bode well for Mitt Romney.
- The New York Times Co. (NYSE: NYT), publisher of the third-largest U.S. newspaper by circulation, named outgoing BBC director-general Mark Thompson its new CEO on Wednesday, bringing in a broadcast journalism veteran as the company expands its video content.
Robert Pattinson's 'Cosmopolis' Set to Hit Theaters: 5 Things You Didn't Know About Cronenberg's Latest"Cosmopolis," the highly anticipated collaboration between director David Cronenberg and "Twilight" star Robert Pattinson, is perhaps the most unconventional film of the summer.
- Two unpaid interns who last year sued Fox Searchlight over work they say they should have been paid for are looking to expand the case to include all interns who participated in programs run by Fox Entertainment Group.