Pat Graney, founder of the Pat Graney Dance Company, is one of 20 artists who will receive a 2013 Doris Duke Artists Award, the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation has announced. These awards are major: Graney will receive an unrestricted, multiyear cash grant of $225,000, plus as much as $25,000 more
NASCAR had the perfect combination for the start of Tuesday's tire test in Indianapolis.
The Securities and Exchange Commission should require public companies to disclose contributions that are used for politics.
A panel of NBA owners was not impressed with a Seattle investment group’s offer to buy the Sacramento Kings and move them to Seattle.
Cowlitz River – April 22-28: 162 bank anglers caught seven chinook and four steelhead, and released one chinook and three steelhead; 32 boat anglers caught four chinook and released one. Kalama River – April 22-28: Six bank anglers caught no fish; five boat anglers caught no fish. Lewis
The death of a Montana animal trainer mauled by a pair of 500-pound captive brown bears could have been prevented if standard safety practices had been followed, federal authorities said Tuesday, as state officials revealed that the private menagerie where the death occurred has seen numerous animal escapes.
Boston bombings highlight the need for drones and waterfront cameras, writes guest columnist Eric Holdeman.
The American defense company Raytheon has agreed to an $8 million settlement for violating U.S. arms control regulations.
The heat in the rubble was sweltering. It closed in on his body like the darkness around him, making it hard to breathe. Working by the faint glow of a flashlight, he slithered through the broken concrete and spotted a beautiful young woman, her crushed arm pinned beneath a pillar. She was dying, and the only way to get her out was to amputate.
Mexican authorities say they have detained the father-in-law of alleged drug lord Joaquin Guzman, who is Mexico's most wanted man.
“I’m a 34-year-old NBA center. I’m black. And I’m gay.” So said basketball player Jason Collins. The gay part will now define him, writes Frank Bruni, but it comes after his age and occupation and race. It’s a detail among many, but not the defining one.
An Australian man standing trial on a charge of robbing a Wyoming bank on New Year's Eve told jurors in an emotional opening statement Tuesday that he was justified because he gave much of the money to the homeless.
A sweeping immigration bill in the Senate ran into criticism Tuesday from advocates who complained it puts up undue barriers to citizenship for millions here illegally.
The U.S. military's highest court has reversed a discharged Marine's criminal conviction for slitting his wrists in a case that raised questions about whether suicidal service members should be prosecuted.
President Barack Obama needled a GOP senator Tuesday, then praised Republicans working to solve the immigration riddle. He pledged to re-engage with Congress to close the U.S. detention facility in Guantanamo Bay, then decried the intractability of Congress. He cast Republicans as potential allies, then criticized their obstruction.
BIG BLUE: IBM helped pull the stock market out of a morning slump after the tech giant said it will add a dime to its quarterly dividend and buy back up to $5 billion more of its own stock.
Witnesses in a northeast Nigeria village where at least 187 people were killed in fighting between the military and Islamic extremists say soldiers set fire to homes.
Ever since Superstorm Sandy devastated parts of the Jersey shore last October, officials have planned for a new system of protective sand dunes along the entirety of the 127-mile coast.
A grand jury on Tuesday began investigating whether other laws were broken in the case of a 16-year-old girl a judge determined was raped by two high school football players after an alcohol-fueled party last summer.
Best Buy is looking to exit Europe, selling its stake in its joint venture there to partner Carphone Warehouse Group PLC in a cash-and-stock deal valued at 500 million pounds (about $775 million).