Charlie Sheen has HIV, aims to be role model

Nov 18, 2015

Charlie Sheen has HIV, aims to be role model

Actor Charlie Sheen, who declared Tuesday that he is HIV-positive, says his bad-boy days are over and he aims to become an inspiration to others. “My partying days are behind me,” Sheen said in an “open letter” posted online. “My philanthropic days are ahead ...

Alleged New York mobster acquitted over 'Goodfellas' heist

Nov 13, 2015

Alleged New York mobster acquitted over 'Goodfellas' heist

An 80-year-old reputed mobster accused of a spectacular 1978 New York airport heist immortalized in Martin Scorsese’s hit movie “Goodfellas” was acquitted Thursday in federal court in Brooklyn. Vincent Asaro, allegedly a member of the notorious Bonanno crime family, was accused of murder, violence ...

Sensor discovery more than skin-deep

Nov 11, 2015

Sensor discovery more than skin-deep

University of Tokyo researchers have developed a micro-thin thermal sensor that can be applied directly on a person’s skin, which could be useful in monitoring the health of infants or even making sportswear more comfortable. The research group said the device, embedded in ultra-fine ...

Family builds Star Wars costume for son with cerebral palsy

Oct 31, 2015

Family builds Star Wars costume for son with cerebral palsy

A Star Wars-loving Utah family devised an elaborate and awe-inspiring solution to the challenge of finding a Halloween costume for their 5-year-old son with cerebral palsy. Chantelle and Patrick Bailey built a detailed replica of the Millennium Falcon that fits around Sebastian Bailey’s walker. ...

Oct 14, 2015

Jennifer Lawrence tackles Hollywood sexism

One of Hollywood’s top movie stars, Jennifer Lawrence, hit out against film industry sexism in a blunt essay Tuesday for an online feminist newsletter. The Oscar-winning actress blasted pay inequality between the sexes in her post for Lenny, a newsletter co-founded by Lena Dunham, ...

Hollywood actresses say 'no more' to harassment,  pay disparity

Oct 11, 2015

Hollywood actresses say 'no more' to harassment, pay disparity

Hollywood actresses bemoan pay disparity with their male counterparts, as well as the despised “casting couch” — where film executives sometimes make sexual advances before deciding who gets a coveted movie role. But some of Hollywood’s top female stars are saying “no more,” and ...