ROME - The Italian navy has rescued 233 migrants from an overcrowded smugglers' boat in rough seas south of Sicily.The navy said one of its frigates was bringing the migrants — who were from Pakistan, Eritrea, Nigeria, Somalia, Zambia and Mali — into a Sicilian port on Thursday.
The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits fell for a second week last week, suggesting labor market conditions continue to steadily improve. Initial claims for state unemployment benefits slipped 2,000 to a seasonally adjusted 339,000, the Labor Department said on Thursday.
It's a new year, new start for the stars of "Duck Dynasty." During an interview on Fox News Channel's "All American New Year" special on Tuesday night, Willie and Korie Robertson said the family was ready to put the controversy stirred up by Willie's dad, Phil, behind them.
JERUSALEM - The condition of former Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon, who has been comatose since suffering a stroke in 2006, has deteriorated and he is unlikely to rally, a hospital official said Thursday. "I am no prophet, but the feeling of his doctors and his sons ...
James Avery, the actor best known for playing Uncle Phil on the '90s sitcom "Fresh Prince of Bel-Air," has died at the age of 68, his publicist confirmed to TODAY.Avery passed away Tuesday night in Glendale, Calif., due to complications from open heart surgery.
Police in the Cayman Islands said Wednesday that they suspect a Canadian cruise ship passenger who recently vanished may have fallen off the boat as search crews scoured waters around the British Caribbean territory.
The Chinese consulate in San Francisco was heavily damaged after an unidentified person set fire to the main gate, the consulate said in a statement on Thursday, in a rare attack on a Chinese mission overseas.