Lauren Groff, Jhumpa Lahiri among book award finalists

Oct 10, 2018

A story collection by Lauren Groff, an Italian novel translated by Jhumpa Lahiri and poetry by Terrance Hayes were among the finalists announced Wednesday for the National Book Awards

Musk donation to pay for school water filtration systems

Oct 5, 2018

A $480,000 donation from the Musk Foundation will allow schools in Flint, Michigan, to install ultraviolet water filtration systems to drinking fountains

The Latest: Lawyer Clooney says client's Nobel sends message

Oct 5, 2018

Human rights lawyer Amal Clooney says the Nobel Peace Prize awarded to client Nadia Murad "sends a message that survivors of sexual violence must not be ignored, and that their abusers must be held to account."

The Latest: Nobel winner stands up for persecuted minorities

Oct 5, 2018

Nobel Peace prize co-winner Nadia Murad of Iraq says she will share her award "with Yazidis, Iraqis, Kurds, other persecuted minorities and all of the countless victims of sexual violence around the world."

Polish court to check legality of da Vinci money transfer

Oct 5, 2018

Poland's top auditing body says that a court has been asked to check whether an aristocracy-owned foundation broke the law when it transferred abroad money from the sale to Poland of an art collection including Leonardo da Vinci's "Lady with an Ermine."

APNewsBreak: 'Alt-right' group regains IRS tax-exempt status

Oct 4, 2018

APNewsBreak: Internal Revenue Service reinstates tax-exempt status of nonprofit operated by white nationalist Richard Spencer, who's banned from using mainstream online platforms to raise money

John Mayer, SZA, Chance to perform at benefit for Mac Miller

Oct 2, 2018

Chance the Rapper, John Mayer and SZA are set to perform at a benefit concert for the late rapper Mac Miller.

Bhutanese conjoined twins in Australia for separation

Oct 2, 2018

Conjoined 14-month-old girls from Bhutan have arrived in Australia where doctors are planning a complex surgery to separate them

For critics of DeVos, sale of DeVry chain raises red flags

Oct 1, 2018

A little-known venture capitalist is on the verge of acquiring one of the largest for-profit colleges in the country

Nobel Prizes still struggle with wide gender disparity

Sep 30, 2018

Nobel Prizes are the most prestigious awards on the planet but the aura of this year's announcements has been dulled by questions over why so few women have entered the pantheon, particularly in the sciences


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