OTTAWA—The parent company of infidelity dating website Ashley Madison was responsible for numerous violations of privacy laws at the time of a massive release of customer data in a cyber attack last year, privacy watchdogs in Canada and Australia said on Tuesday, Aug. 23. The two countries launched an investigation after the 2015 breach of Avid Life Media Inc's computer network, when hackers exposed the personal details of millions who signed up for the site with the slogan "Life is short. Have an affair."
WASHINGTON—New U.S. single-family home sales unexpectedly rose in July, reaching their highest level in nearly nine years as demand increased broadly, brightening the housing market outlook.
BERLIN—Volkswagen and two of its parts suppliers on Tuesday, Aug. 23, resolved a contract dispute that had hit output at more than half of the carmaker's German plants and threatened to undermine its recovery from a diesel emissions scandal. After more than 20 hours of negotiations that went on through the night, VW said it had settled its differences with CarTrim, which makes seats, and ES Automobilguss, which produces cast iron parts needed to make gearboxes, but gave no further details. The suppliers confirmed an agreement had been reached.
LASHKAR GAH, Afghanistan -- A roadside bomb killed a U.S. soldier in Helmand, a province in southern Afghanistan that has seen an upsurge in violence in recent weeks. The bomb...
LOS ANGELES—Ryan Lochte has lost two of his biggest sponsors. Speedo has dropped the U.S. swimmer after he admitted to "over-exaggerating" a story about being robbed at gunpoint during the Rio Olympics. "While we have enjoyed a winning relationship with Ryan for over a decade and he has been an important member of the Speedo team, we cannot condone behavior that is counter to the values this brand has long stood for," the company announced Monday, Aug. 22, on Twitter. "We appreciate his many achievements and hope he moves forward and learns from this experience."
Mislabeled pills were seized at the home of musician Prince after his death from an overdose of the powerful opioid fentanyl, according to media reports on Monday, Aug. 22. Prince died on April 21 at his home and studio outside Minneapolis, and investigators are trying to establish how he ingested fentanyl, with one theory being that he may have accidentally taken the drug because it was not properly labeled.
RIO DE JANEIRO—Neymar shed tears of joy after delivering Brazil's first men'ssoccer gold medal with the winning penalty in a 5-4 shootout triumph over Germany after a thrilling final ended in a draw following extra-time on Saturday. Brazil had lost the Olympic final three times—in 1984, 1988 and 2012—but they finally got the gold they craved on a dramatic night at the Maracana stadium in which they outplayed the Germans but were saved three times by the woodwork.
RIO DE JANEIRO—Hot favorite Gwen Jorgensen produced the perfect race to win the Olympic women's triathlon gold on Saturday, the American unusually staying with her rivals on the bike before surging clear of defending champion Nicola Spirig-Hug on the run. Jorgensen has dominated the sport over the last two years but usually wins her races by chasing down the stronger bikers during the 10km run.
RIO DE JANEIRO -- The United States women'sbasketball team thumped Spain 101-72 to claim a sixth straight gold medal on Saturday to rubber-stamp their credentials as one of the greatest...
RIO DE JANEIRO — The United States continued their reign over Spain with a scrappy 82-76 win on Friday to put them through to the gold medal final of the...