Donald Trump enjoys his reputation as a magnate whose own smarts and business savvy made him a billionaire, but he acknowledged that his father helped him out -- with a "small" million-dollar loan.
Facebook, making a bigger push to deliver personalized information to its members, said it was expanding its mobile alerts to include sports scores, weather updates and local news updates.
Republican presidential hopeful Ben Carson called for a ban on abortion in nearly all cases, and likened those seeking to terminate their pregnancies to slave owners, in comments certain to spark controversy.
Hip-hop duo Macklemore and Ryan Lewis were the surprise winners for Best Video at the MTV Europe Music Awards in a show dominated by Justin Bieber.
The world would be a better place if dictators such as Saddam Hussein and Moamer Kadhafi were still in power, top Republican US presidential hopeful Donald Trump said in comments aired.
President Barack Obama on Friday tapped veteran Iraq expert Brett McGurk to coordinate the troubled US campaign against the Islamic State group.
US Defense Secretary Ashton Carter said he expected more raids targeting the Islamic State group similar to the mission that freed dozens of captives but left an American commando dead in Iraq.
Record-breaking Hurricane Patricia rumbled across western Mexico, uprooting trees and triggering some landslides but causing less damage than feared so far for such a massive storm.
It's been a great week for Hillary Clinton.
Facebook billionaire Mark Zuckerberg and his doctor wife revealed plans to start a private school in a hardscrabble Silicon Valley town, mixing education with health care.
Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif urged the United States to take Pakistan's side in its long-standing dispute with rival nuclear power India or run the risk of escalating conflict.
Twitter co-founder and chief Jack Dorsey said that he is giving a third of his shares to company employees.
US President Barack Obama vetoed a $612 billion defense spending bill, saying it prevented the closure of Guantanamo Bay prison and wasted money on unwanted programs.
Instagram unveiled a new feature allowing users to post one-second video "loops" in an effort to keep up with rivals offering animated images.
Raf Simons has quit as creative director at Christian Dior after more than three years, the fashion house said.
Cristina Kirchner, the fiery, unbending president who has dominated Argentine politics for 12 years along with her late husband Nestor, leaves a divisive legacy as the country elects her successor.
Vice President Joe Biden said he will not run for the White House in 2016, ending months of speculation that has stalked Hillary Clinton's campaign and threatened Democratic party unity.
Democratic presidential frontrunner Hillary Clinton faces a congressional grilling over her role during and after the deadly attacks on the US mission in Benghazi.
A judge dismissed a case against Jay Z in which the heir of an Egyptian composer claimed the rapper illegally used a flute sample in his hip-hop classic "Big Pimpin."
Anti-secrecy campaign group WikiLeaks published an initial tranche of documents it said were from the personal email account of CIA Director John Brennan.
- Hillary Clinton