Nestle said it may sell Butterfinger, BabyRuth and other U.S. confectionery brands as it explores strategic options for a unit that's struggling amid sluggish demand for chocolate. The review will be completed by the end of the year, the Vevey, Switzerland-based company said Thursday. The unit had sales of about 900 million francs ($923 million) in 2016, about one-tenth of the company's global revenue from sweets.
Katie Hawley was not home when the black bear toured her house in Vail, Colorado, but it had no problem getting in. She had accidentally left the kitchen window unlocked, and the bear slid it right open, as if it were familiar with the model. In the living room, as security camera footage would later reveal, the bear took in the views, loped around the coffee table and briefly stood on its hind legs to play the piano. The animal was less adept with that human-designed apparatus: The music was not very good. This was no Bear-thooven.
Donald Trump's closest friends and allies have begun to publicly warn the president that his Twitter tirades are fueling mayhem in the White House and risk jeopardizing his presidency. "The tweeting makes everybody crazy," said Trump's close friend Tom Barrack, chairman of Colony Northstar, at a Bloomberg conference in New York Tuesday. "There's just no gain in doing it."
A 25-year-old government contractor has been charged with mishandling classified information, after authorities say she gave a top-secret National Security Agency document to a news organization. Reality Leigh Winner was accused of gathering, transmitting, or losing defense information - the first criminal charge filed in a leak investigation during the Trump administration.
WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump announced Thursday afternoon that he is withdrawing the United States from the landmark Paris climate agreement, a move that honors a campaign promise but risks rupturing global alliances and disappointing both environmentalists and corporate titans.
The shark mania that grips the country each summer began July 1, 1916, when a young stockbroker from Philadelphia headed into the surf at Beach Haven, New Jersey. Before then, there wasn't much fear about attacks from the deep among the innocents at the Jersey Shore.
In honor of the National Spelling Bee, which starts Wednesday, Google decided to see what words people in each of the 50 states struggle to spell. To do this, it looked at Googlesearches of "how to spell ______" in each of the states from Jan. 1 to April 30, 2017. Whatever word filled that blank most often in each state became denoted as that state's "most misspelled word."
Parents whose children made Amazon purchases on mobile apps without their permission will begin getting their money back, the Federal Trade Commission announced Tuesday, May 30. And it turns out that money could amount to more than $70 million - charges incurred between November 2011 and May 2015. The refunds bring closure to a nearly three-year legal battle surrounding complaints that the tech giant made it too easy for children to make the purchases.
For 17 years, Ajibola and Adeboye Taiwo tried to have a child but had no luck. Until now - times six. Ajibola Taiwo gave birth to sextuplets earlier this month at a Richmond hospital, and doctors said the three boys and three girls, along with their mother, are doing well. It's the first time sextuplets have been born at VCU Medical Center, officials said. On Thursday, the babies were still in the hospital's neonatal intensive care unit. Their mother was released last week and is "very involved" in the babies' care, hospital spokeswoman Shira Pollard said.
Does this sound familiar? Betsy DeVos went to Capitol Hill to testify before U.S. lawmakers. She didn't answer a lot of direct questions and engaged in some contentious debates with some members.