Kurdish forces retake Iraqi town, nearby villages from IS militants The Kurds claimed victory in Zumar in September, only to withdraw from the town again after suffering heavy losses.
Google vice president breaks world skydiving record The previous record was set by Felix Baumgartner two years ago, after he jumped from a height of nearly 128,000 feet.
U.S. unemployment benefit applications number grows Despite the increase, weekly applications remain at historically low levels that suggest hiring is gaining steam.
Nadal pulls out of ATP Tour Finals to have surgery Nadal has struggled with appendicitis this month and had earlier announced he would not be playing at the Paris Masters.
Cream bassist Jack Bruce dies at 71 Considered one of the greatest rock trios of all time, Cream was formed by Bruce, guitarist Eric Clapton and drummer Ginger Baker in 1966.