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Nine Ice Bucket Challenges You Need to See

Wednesday, 20 August 2014 16:24
You can't refresh your Facebook feed or Twitter timeline lately without a new "Ice Bucket Challenge" popping up. The viral campaign designed to raise money and awareness for Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, has raised more than $31 million in less than a month, a number that continues to grow. You might think that if you've seen one famous person shivering in a wet shirt, you've seen them all, but…
Hewlett-Packard manages surprise quarterly revenue gain
Wednesday, 20 August 2014 15:27
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Hewlett-Packard Co posted a surprise increase in quarterly revenue, as it works through an internal overhaul aimed at cutting costs and re-orienting the sprawling computing company. HP recorded sales of $27.6 billion in its fiscal third quarter, ended July, up 1 percent from $27.2 billion a year earlier. Wall Street analysts, on average, had forecast a drop in revenue to $27.01 billion. (Reporting by Edwin Chan)Company EarningsFinanceHewlett-Packard Co
Dow, S&P 500 end higher after Fed minutes
Wednesday, 20 August 2014 15:27
By Chuck Mikolajczak NEW YORK (Reuters) - Stock futures were little changed on Wednesday after the S&P 500 notched two straight days of gains and ahead of the release of minutes from the most recent meeting of the Federal Reserve. Investors will peruse the Fed minutes, which will be released at 2:00 p.m. (1800 GMT), for clues on how soon the central bank plans to hike interest rates.
Ukraine says one of its military jets has been downed
Wednesday, 20 August 2014 15:23
STORY HIGHLIGHTSInformation on who shot down the jet wasn't immediately availableAnother Ukrainian fighter jet was shot down on SundayUkraine continues a battle with pro-Russian rebels in the country's east Kiev, Ukraine (CNN) -- A Ukrainian fighter jet was shot down in eastern Ukraine on Wednesday, a spokesman for Ukraine's National Security and Defense Council said. The spokesman, Ukrainian Col. Andriy Lysenko, made the announcement in an interview with a Ukrainian media outlet known as 112.UA.
Seth Meyers to host Emmys 2014
Wednesday, 20 August 2014 15:23
Seth Meyers took over NBC's "Late Night" show in 2014 when current host Jimmy Fallon left for "The Tonight Show." Click through the gallery for highlights of Meyers' career:
Peanut, almond and nut butters recalled
Wednesday, 20 August 2014 15:23
Each year one out of every six Americans is sickened by a foodborne illness, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Members of banned group arrested
Wednesday, 20 August 2014 15:23
Pictures released by Chinese police show the group's founder Zhao Weishan, right, and his wife, who is regarded by the group as a Christ-like figure. STORY HIGHLIGHTSAlmost 1,000 members of a banned religious group arrested in ChinaState media says group responsible for suicides and murdersArrests come after five members charged with brutal killing in McDonald's restaurantChurch of Almighty God believes Christ reincarnated as Chinese woman
Gunmen rob Saudi convoy in Paris
Wednesday, 20 August 2014 15:23
A convoy from the Saudi Arabian Embassy in Paris was attacked while on the way to an airport northeast of the city. STORY HIGHLIGHTSNEW: Saudi Arabia denies it was an embassy carGunmen stopped a Saudi convoy, seizing cash and diplomatic papersA prince was in the convoy, but the men seemed focused on the contents of one vehicle, he saidLe Parisien website reported that the gunmen were armed with Kalashnikov rifles
Supreme Court Halts Gay Marriage in Virginia
Wednesday, 20 August 2014 15:23
The Supreme Court put a hold on same-sex marriage in Virginia Wednesday afternoon, just hours before many couples planned to wed.
Ferguson cop in Michael Brown shooting had ‘serious facial injury'
Wednesday, 20 August 2014 15:21
The Ferguson police officer who shot and killed an unarmed teenager suffered “a serious facial injury” in the altercation before firing the fatal shots, according to a source close to the officer who spoke to ABC News today. The characterization about Officer Darren Wilson being injured in his confrontation with Michael Brown emerged on the day that a grand jury was expected to begin hearing evidence in the shooting. Brown, 18, was shot and killed…
 

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