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  • Ted Hughes' estate suddenly withdraws support of bio-in-progress

    Scholar Jonathan Bate has been at work on his biography of British poet Ted Hughes for four years. He was surprised to recently learn that the Hughes estate had withdrawn its support of the book. Hughes was British poet laureate from 1984 until his...
  • Art world veteran lands a major role in film academy's coming museum

     Art world veteran lands a major role in film academy's coming museum
    The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has plucked an established figure from the art museum world who has extensive knowledge of cinema to lead its highly anticipated $300-million movie museum. Kerry Brougher, a veteran art curator who...
  • Scarlett Johansson on Paris style, 'Captain America,' in Glamour

    Scarlett Johansson on Paris style, 'Captain America,' in Glamour
    Scarlett Johansson, currently starring in "Captain America: The Winter Soldier," is on the cover of Glamour's May issue. Inside she talks about hand-to-hand combat in "Captain America." But more to the point, she reveals what she likes about fashion in...
  • Obama names Sylvia Burwell to take over healthcare law implementation

    WASHINGTON — President Obama named White House budget director Sylvia Mathews Burwell to take over the implementation of the Affordable Care Act on Friday, saying there was "no manager as experienced and competent" to run the next phase of his...
  • Obama names budget chief as new health secretary

    By Christi Parsons and Michael A. Memoli WASHINGTON — President Obama named White House budget director Sylvia Mathews Burwell to take over the Department of Health and Human Services on Friday, saying there was "no manager as experienced and as...
  • Ex-Rep. Reynolds denies pornography charges in Zimbabwe

    Ex-Rep. Reynolds denies pornography charges in Zimbabwe
    Former congressman Mel Reynolds pleaded not guilty today to charges of possessing pornographic images and videos, two days after his arrest at a hotel in Zimbabwe. The state-owned newspaper The Herald reported that Reynolds was found with pornography...
  • PASSINGS: Christopher Chataway

    Christopher Chataway British track star helped break 4-minute mile Christopher Chataway, 82, a British track star and world record-holder who helped Roger Bannister break the four-minute mile, died of cancer Sunday in London, his son Mark said....
  • John Cornforth dies at 96; Nobel Prize-winning chemist

    The difference between a glove for the left hand and one for the right is obvious to the human eye, even though the two are mirror images of each other. It is an easy task to distinguish between them and separate them from each other. Most biological...
  • Janet Rowley dies at 88; scientist pinpointed genetic cause of leukemia

    Janet Rowley dies at 88; scientist pinpointed genetic cause of leukemia
    When Janet Rowley was accepted into the University of Chicago's medical school in 1944, the quota for women was already filled — three in a class of 65. So she had to wait a year. Dr. Rowley made up for that early setback by becoming an...
  • Anti-Obamacare Crusade Risks Economic Disaster

    Anti-Obamacare Crusade Risks Economic Disaster
    The crazy wing of the Republican Party finally got what it wanted. The federal government has been shut down for the first time in nearly 18 years because the GOP refused to approve further government funding unless the Patient Protection and Affordable...
  • Cheers to Britain's oldest university towns

    Ever since the first homework was assigned at the University of Oxford in 1167, the stellar graduates of British universities have influenced Western civilization. But that doesn't mean that Britain's three oldest college towns are stodgy. Although you...