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January 20, 2018 7:15 PM Gunmen attack Kabul's Intercontinental Hotel

U.S. embassy in Kabul issued a warning Thursday that extremist groups may be planning attacks against hotels A group of as many as four gunmen attacked the Intercontinental Hotel in the Afghan capital Kabul and were exchanging fire with security forces on Saturday as residents and staff fled. Hotel manager Ahmad Haris Nayab, who managed to escape unhurt 5

January 19, 2018 2:00 PM Chris Hemsworth goes into 12 Strong battle pondering Thor’s future

The Thor actor has had a packed two years, working non-stop to film and promote multiple Marvel movies and the new film 12 Strong. The Thor actor lists off a packed schedule going back two years, including production of last November’s hit Thor: Ragnarok. That was followed by his modern horse-soldier adventure 12 Strong before filming back-to-back appearances 7

January 10, 2018 9:44 PM Armed thieves raid luxury Ritz Hotel in Paris, make off with goods

PARIS—French police say that five thieves, some of them armed, have entered the luxury Ritz Hotel in Paris and stolen goods, likely jewels, worth “an important sum.” The French TV station BFM said that $7 million worth of jewels have been taken. A police official says that no one was injured in the heist at about 6:30 p.m. Wednesday. The officer said that three 14

December 22, 2017 3:40 PM United Airlines loses track of 92-year-old woman flying to Ottawa

Eleanor Miller ultimately arrived a day late, but airline twice told her family she never got on flights A "terrified" Ottawa family spent several hours looking for 92-year-old Eleanor Miller after United Airlines apparently lost track of her as she flew from North Carolina to Ottawa. Ann Miller said her mother was supposed to fly from Asheville, N.C., to Newark 22

December 12, 2017 12:53 AM Singer Gwen Stefani to wrap up Super Bowl week performances

PRIOR LAKE, Minn. -- Pop singer Gwen Stefani will close out a star-studded Super Bowl week in Minnesota. The three-time Grammy winner will headline at Club Nomadic at Mystic Lake Casino Hotel on Sunday, Feb. 4. Stefani is the final headliner. Other acts at Club Nomadic include The Chainsmokers on Thursday, Feb. 1; Ellie Goulding and Norwegian electronic 16

December 10, 2017 9:43 PM Jane Fonda raises US$1.3 million at 80th birthday fundraiser

ATLANTA -- Jane Fonda used her 80th birthday celebration to raise US$1.3 million for her foundation. The two-time Oscar-winner held the "Eight Decades of Jane" fundraiser at an upscale hotel Saturday night. The event recognized Fonda's life achievements along with her foundation, Georgia Campaign for Adolescent Power & Potential, which she created in 1995. The Atlanta-based 20

November 27, 2017 11:38 PM Harvey Weinstein accused of sex trafficking in lawsuit

The lawsuit says in 2014 Weinstein approached Kadian Noble and took her to his room, where he groped her and forced her to watch him masturbate. NEW YORK—A New York lawsuit accuses Harvey Weinstein of sex trafficking by luring an aspiring actress into a French hotel room and sexually assaulting her. The lawsuit was filed Monday and says the movie producer 12

November 21, 2017 4:35 AM Body of Quebec man missing in northern California found

ARCATA, Calif. - The body of a young man from Sherbrooke, Que., who had been missing for two weeks in northern California, has been found. According to police in Arcata, the body of 25-year-old Felix Desautels-Poirier was found in a marsh in a city park by a member of his family. U.S. authorities say they are awaiting a coroner's report to determine 40

November 18, 2017 7:47 PM Family sues after child, 5, killed in rotating restaurant

ATLANTA -- The family of a 5-year-old boy killed when he became caught in a rotating Atlanta restaurant is suing the company, saying it failed to prevent a "longstanding safety hazard." The lawsuit comes after Charlie Holt died in the Sun Dial, a restaurant atop the 73-story Westin Peachtree Plaza hotel. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that the child 38

November 12, 2017 4:46 PM Jamie Foxx gives Edmonton charity a shout-out on Twitter

Edmonton charity Santa YEG got a special shout out from Hollywood actor and musician Jamie Foxx, after the charity’s founder ran into Foxx at the gym. Santa YEG delivers winter clothing, coffee, and meals to those in need during the holiday season. Founder Jeff Tetz told CTV Edmonton that he was working out at a hotel gym in Denver, Colo., when he met Foxx by chance 34