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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama on Thursday paid tribute to actor Mel Brooks, chef Jose Andres, NPR interviewer Terry Gross and others at a White House ceremony celebrating "creators who give every piece of themselves to their craft." The three were among two dozen...
NEW YORK (AP) — Gene Luen Yang, a prize-winning author and the national ambassador for young people's literature, and Claudia Rankine, one of poetry's brightest and most innovative stars, are among this year's 23 MacArthur fellows and recipients of the so-called "genius" grants...
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — The lone American in orbit will end up voting for president from the International Space Station, if her homecoming is delayed. NASA astronaut Kate Rubins said Thursday that she doesn't know yet whether she'll return to Earth in late October as...
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The attorney for a man serving a life prison term for a deadly Indianapolis house explosion told the Indiana Supreme Court that testimony about his alleged attempt to have a witness killed shouldn't have been presented at trial. Mark Leonard is appealing his...
NEW YORK (AP) — Buying some suits at Ralph Lauren might mean being offered a chauffeured ride home in a BMW. New clothes from Saks could lead to a Mercedes-Benz van carrying a customized wardrobe pulling up to a home, hotel or office. With designer goods available online anytime...
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Much of Puerto Rico was without electricity Thursday following a fire at a power plant that set off a broader outage across the island's aging utility grid, leaving most of the island's 3.5 million people without service. The vast majority of Puerto...
Some of the nation's largest for-profit colleges are suffering steep declines in enrollment amid growing competition, new regulation and government pressure that led to the collapse this month of one of the industry's biggest players, ITT Technical Institute. The industry has...
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Private wells across the Northeastern United States are drying up in the face of a punishing drought that has lasted for much of the summer. Scores of homeowners from Vermont to Connecticut with shallow wells have in the past month found them depending upon...
HAGERSTOWN, Md. (AP) — Police in Maryland have released body-camera video of an officer pepper-spraying a 15-year-old girl in a police cruiser when she refused to put her feet inside. Hagerstown Police Capt. Paul Kifer has said the white officer who arrested the mixed-race girl...