In America, businessmen shake hands.
Music flooded into the streets around Austin's convention center as South by Southwest's music festival kicked off and the interactive portion wrapped up.
A Penn State official says the university intends to hold accountable the fraternity members who used a private, invitation-only Facebook page to post photos of nude and partly nude women, some apparently asleep or passed out.
Real estate mogul Donald Trump launched a presidential exploratory committee on Wednesday, coinciding with a visit to New Hampshire the following day.
The first direct charter flights between New York City and Cuba are now taking off.
Monopoly is turning 80.
The Federal Communication Commission's inspector general will probe whether the White House improperly interfered with the agency as it developed net neutrality rules for the Internet.
An aide to Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker's national political operation resigned late Tuesday after drawing heated criticism from the head of the Iowa Republican Party for questioning the state's early role in the presidential nominating process.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was slightly ahead of his main rival in elections, with about 70% of the votes counted, various media reports said Wednesday morning.
Federal Reserve officials are about to address a question investors have been mulling for weeks: Do they remain "patient" about raising interest rates? The answer will come around 2 p.m. Eastern time Wednesday, when the Fed will issue a statement after its latest policy meeting ends and in a news conference to follow with Chair Janet Yellen.
American Express is preparing to launch a customer loyalty program in the U.S. that will enable shoppers at select retailers rack up points that they can use toward future purchases at Macy's, Exxon Mobil, AT&T and other participating companies.
Illinois Republican Rep. Aaron Schock abruptly announced his resignation on Tuesday, after facing questions for weeks concerning his lavish spending from government and campaign accounts.
Pets might soon be able to use pot under a bill introduced Tuesday in the Nevada Legislature.