Live events proving worth for networks

Television executives are looking for more than hot actors these days. They're searching for the next Nik Wallenda. With ratings for Wallenda's tightrope walks across Niagara Falls and the Grand Canyon in mind, networks are ...

Hulu names Fox exec Hopkins as CEO

Online video service Hulu named Fox executive Mike Hopkins as its new CEO Thursday, ending the speculation over the company's leadership following Jason Kilar's departure in March.

'Toxic bomb' ticks on Maldives rubbish island

Descending by plane into the Maldives offers a panoramic view of azure seas and coral-fringed islands, but as the tarmac nears, billowing smoke in the middle distance reveals an environmental calamity.

Incoming comet ISON appears intact to Hubble

(Phys.org) —A new image of the sunward plunging Comet ISON suggests that the comet is intact despite some predictions that the fragile icy nucleus might disintegrate as the Sun warms it. The comet will pass closest to the ...

Google stock surges on profit, revenue gains (Update)

Google shares surged to a record high, close to $1,000, after quarterly earnings figures showed the Internet giant's profits are climbing despite a trend toward cheaper advertising on smartphones and tablets.

Tropical Storm Priscilla's short life

Tropical Storm Priscilla lived just 3 days in the eastern Pacific Ocean making for one of the shortest-lived tropical storms of the season.

NASA sees Typhoon Francisco headed to the other side of Guam

NASA's Aqua satellite passed over Typhoon Francisco on Oct. 17 after it had passed the eastern side of Guam and started to head on a track that would take it past the western side of Guam. Tropical Storm Warnings are in effect ...

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