Amazon stock plunges as loss widens

NEW YORK (AFP) ― Amazon said Thursday its loss in the last quarter widened to $437 million after a series of product launches including new phones, tablets and television programs.The online retail giant, which is known for prior...

N.Y. doctor tests positive for Ebola

NEW YORK  ― An emergency room doctor who recently returned to the city after treating Ebola patients in West Africa has tested positive for the virus, becoming the first case in the city and the fourth in the nation.Mayor Bill d...

From David Beckham to Sting: U.N. reaches for the stars

UNITED NATIONS (AFP) ― The United Nations is throwing a party on Friday for its 69th birthday and guests can expect to be dazzled by Sting and piano sensation Lang Lang at a New York concert hosted by Alec Baldwin.  StingSecreta...

$100m Ebola pledge from MS cofounder Allen

WASHINGTON (AFP) ― Microsoft cofounder and philanthropist Paul Allen said Thursday he was boosting his donations to combat the Ebola outbreak in West Africa to $100 million.Allen, who has made earlier donations to the health effo...