Ben Carson defended himself against criticism for purchasing a $31,000 dining set for his office to Congress, saying he left details to his wife and staff. Emails from the secretary of housing and urban development seem to contradict his distancing from the purchase.
Lance Armstrong reached a settlement of $5 million to settle claims that he defrauded the federal government, avoiding a potentially far costlier trial. The Tour de France cyclist used performance-enhancing drugs while sponsored by the U.S. Postal Service team.
A series of 36 letters written by actress Greta Garbo in the 1940s depict a lonely and isolated woman. Garbo, who appeared in 28 feature films, retired to live alone in New York in her 30s. The letters will be auctioned by Sotheby's London on December 12.