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.
Leonardo DiCaprio and the production companies for 'The Wolf of Wall Street' are being sued for defamation by former financial lawyer Andrew Greene, who contends one of the movie's characters, "portrayed as a criminal, drug user, degenerate,” was loosely based on him.
Roger Federer said the word "retire" in an interview with ESPN after his win at the US Open, setting off panic in the tennis world. The tennis champ later clarified, following years of speculation about when he would retire: “It’s a total joke, yes.”
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.