President Obama said Wednesday he is prepared to order airstrikes on Syrian territory as part of an expanded counter-terrorism plan to confront the Islamic State jihadist group that is operating in both Syria and Iraq.
Obama, who began ordering airstrikes in Iraq last month, also told a national television audience he is urging Congress to approve money for training rebel forces in Syria.
"I will not hesitate to take action against ISIL in Syria, as well as Iraq," Obama said while discussing pl [...]
Was Melissa McCarthy really refused by several of the top designers?
Melissa McCarthy has stirred up a backlash against fashion designers after revealing in a new interview that several top labels turned the plus-sized actress down for the 2012 Academy Awards – but TheWrap has learned that at least one was eager to work with the comedy star.
“Two Oscars ago, I couldn't find anybody to do a dress for me. I asked five or six designers–very high-level ones who make lots of dresses for pe [...]
Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban: I have prejudices; everyone does
By Steve Almasy, CNN May 23, 2014 -- Updated 1519 GMT (2319 HKT)
(CNN) -- Mark Cuban is known for making pointed statements. Usually they are directed at the NBA brass or referees. Or contestants on the TV show "Shark Tank."
On Wednesday, he made a few remarks about bigotry that in light of the Donald Sterling scandal caused a bit of an uproar.
"In an interview with Inc. magazine at a business conference in Nashvill [...]
The numbers are weak though compared to Spotify's 1 million US users (as of March 2013), despite a strong marketing campaign, including Super-Bowl commercials, and a backing from US carrier AT&T. But the report gets worse. For every play, Beats Music ... [...]
What do Bob Dylan, Ellen DeGeneres, Stephen Colbert, the Muppets, U2 and the cast of the '90s sitcom Full House have in common? They all starred in Super Bowl commercials this year, and none of them came anywhere close to the top of the list when it ... [...]
Oscar Pistorius looks on during his trial at the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria, May 13, 2014. The Olympic and Paralympic track star is standing in the Pretoria dock to face a charge of murdering his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp on Valentines Day 2013. [...]
... that the double-amputee runner be placed under psychiatric evaluation after an expert witness testified that he had an anxiety disorder. Pistorius is charged with murder for the shooting death of his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp, on Valentines Day ... [...]