Pope Francis has sent the Internet into a spin after he was presented with a soccer ball bya member of the Circus of Cuba and inspired a onslaught of new memes. Prosecutors in Japan charged the company and its former chairman with violating financial laws by underreporting his compensation by tens of millions of dollars.
What used to be obligatory attendance at big-time shows, to attract thousands of media types in one place at one time, is now past. Watch a campus comedy starring Melissa McCarthy on HBO. Or stream a portrait of Gilbert Gottfried.
Fifty gallons of spilled diesel fuel exacerbated a deadly blaze that also injured at least eight people.
Talks between the German government and carmakers about updating exhaust emissions filtering systems on older diesel cars to avoid vehicle bans are ongoing, a transport ministry spokeswoman said on Wednesday. Depending on who you ask, Roberto Castello Branco, the new chief executive of Brazil's Petroleo Brasileiro SA, will either save the indebted oil major - or strip it to the bone.
A busy year in space just ended, and this one will be full of new highlights in orbit and beyond.