Coffee retailer Starbucks says it will pay additional taxes in the UK in response to public pressure there to collect more taxes from multinational companies.
First-time claims for unemployment benefits fell last week, after spiking three weeks earlier due to Superstorm Sandy.
The European Central Bank slashed its growth and inflation forecasts for 2013, raising the prospect of a further easing in monetary policy next year, after it kept interest rates on hold Thursday.
George Zimmerman, charged in the shooting death of a 17-year-old Florida boy, sued NBC Universal on Thursday for using "the oldest form of yellow journalism" by editing an audio tape of his 911 call to make him sound racist, the lawsuit said.
In another effort to control the spread of Burmese pythons through the Everglades, Florida will offer a $1,500 prize for whoever bags the most snakes in January's "Python Challenge."
A veteran airport screener at New York's JFK Airport has been charged with grand larceny after he allegedly stole two iPads that were planted in a checked bag as part of a police sting.
The description of a Los Angeles street gang seems right out of Hollywood: In the square mile between the University of Southern California and an edge of downtown where an NFL stadium is being planned, a group of thugs called Harpys or Harpys-Dead End gang runs extortion rackets, "taxes" businesses, robs students and threatens to kill snitches, federal prosecutors allege.
A former U.S. Navy submarine warfare specialist has been arrested and charged with trying to give classified information about how to track U.S. submarines to federal agents he thought were representatives of the Russian Federation.
Louisiana authorities will lift an evacuation order Friday for residents of a small town where massive amounts of improperly stored gunpowder were found.
New applications of a genetic test could help parents identify potential intellectual disabilities, developmental delays, autism and congenital abnormalities in their unborn children.