The former longtime director of the Saratoga Performing Arts Center credited with turning it into a top summer entertainment venue has died. Herb Chesbrough (CHEHZ'-broh) was 67.

A fire has gutted a house on the same street as Detroit's Heidelberg Project outdoor art installation.

The leaders of India, Bangladesh, Norway and the United Nations are set to appear at the Global Citizen Festival headlined by Jay Z on Sept. 27 in New York's Central Park.

Prince William will replace his wife Kate on this weekend's official visit to Malta because the pregnant Duchess of Cambridge is still suffering from acute morning sickness.

Nearly 11 years after Barry Bonds testified before a grand jury investigating the illegal distribution of performance-enhancing drugs, a group of judges will hear arguments on whether baseball's career home-run leader should have his obstruction of justice conviction thrown out.

The NFL is under pressure from sponsors, fans and lawmakers for its handling of domestic violence allegations against several players. At issue is whether the league is acting swiftly enough to investigate or discipline players.

Jason Isbell cleans up at Americana Awards

The Arizona Cardinals say they first learned of the domestic abuse accusations against backup running back Jonathan Dwyer on Wednesday afternoon.

A Christian university in Michigan has hired a Danish artist to construct four stained glass windows valued at $1 million for its new chapel.

The cartoonist who publishes the "Hagar the Horrible" comic strip has written and illustrated his first children's book, and it's about South Dakota.

When Janet Jones was laid off from her job as a financial assistant two years ago and hit rock bottom, inspiration struck.

Nik Wallenda is all about spectacle, a showman who crossed Niagara Falls and an Arizona gorge on a high wire and now has his sights on Chicago's iconic skyscrapers — partly because of the city's reputation for being windy.

Singer-songwriter Jason Isbell swept the major awards Wednesday night at the Americana Honors & Awards, creating another special moment with his wife, Amanda Shires.

Voters in Scotland decide whether to break from UK and become independent

MacArthur Foundation "genius" Alison Bechdel is not about to rest.

Patrick Dempsey's character in "Can't Buy Me Love" spent all summer mowing lawns to save up for a telescope.

The NFL is under pressure from sponsors, fans and lawmakers for its handling of domestic violence allegations against several players. At issue is whether the league is acting swiftly enough to investigate or discipline players.

Novels by Marilynne Robinson, Jane Smiley and Richard Powers were among the 10 nominees announced Wednesday for the fiction longlist of the National Book Awards.

Arizona Cardinals running back Jonathan Dwyer was arrested Wednesday on aggravated assault charges in connection with two altercations at his home in July involving a woman and their 18-month-old child, the latest in a string of such cases involving NFL players.

A large annual event that celebrates the Pacific Northwest's Native American culture with a tribal canoe journey and ceremonies is expected to take a one-year hiatus in 2015 because no tribe has stepped up to host it, officials said.

Milan rang in its fashion week with something old, and something new, and some still on the cusp.

Among the 21 winners of this year's MacArthur Foundation "genius grants" is a playwright who promises to keep doing what he he's been doing.

A companion guide to Christopher Nolan's "Interstellar" promises not only some background on one of the year's most anticipated movies but also some basic science.

Former University of Oregon tight end Colt Lyerla has pleaded not guilty to driving under the influence of drugs.

A television show that featured the nearly two-decade-old killing of an Arizona teenager and her unborn baby helped lead to the arrest of her ex-boyfriend, police said Wednesday.

The Oklahoma City Thunder have announced the hiring of former NBA player Michael Cage as an analyst on the team's broadcasts.

Women and minorities are largely shut out of the ranks of TV series directors in a stubbornly unchanged pattern of hiring, according to a Hollywood guild study released Wednesday.

British actor Emma Watson says she is "immensely touched" by the reception she received in Uruguay, where she traveled as a goodwill ambassador for the UN's women's agency.

Manhattan's skyline never looked so appetizing.

Portland, Maine? Tim McGraw doesn't know where it is. And he doesn't want to know, either.

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