PAWTUCKET, R.I. — The billionaire industrialist Charles Koch and hair braider Jocelyn DoCouto have at least one thing in common. They are both part of a national movement to deregulate the business of African-style braiding.
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LONDON — While most people born in rich countries will live longer by 2030 ‚Äî with women in South Korea projected to reach nearly 91 Americans will continue to have one of the lowest life expectancies of any developed country, a new study predicts.
MADRID — Authorities in Gibraltar say they have seized one of the largest and most advanced superyachts in the world over an unsettled bill dispute between its owner and its German builder.
The Gibraltar Chronicle newspaper reports that shipbuilder Nobiskrug claims 15.3 million euro ($16.2 million) in overdue payments for the 143-meter (468-foot) -long Sailing Yacht A.
In an extraordinary moment between the music industry's top female artists, Adele beat Beyonce for three of the top Grammy Awards—then said her competitor deserved at least one of them.
NEW YORK — After many years of divisiveness, the Boy Scouts of America have opened their ranks to gay and transgender boys. Yet a different membership dispute persists: a long-shot campaign to let girls join the BSA so they have a chance to earn the prestigious status of Eagle Scout.
Car payments have morphed from a temporary nuisance into a permanent part of many people’s budgets. Whether that’s a bad thing depends on what you do with the rest of your money.
NEW YORK — Attention, word nerds: This is your bonus round, courtesy of Merriam-Webster.
In addition to elevating “surreal” in 2016 to word of the year, the dictionary company on Tuesday added about 1,000 new words and new definitions to existing listings on its website, Merriam-webster.com.
HARVEY CEDARS, N.J. — A man walking his dogs along a New Jersey beach found a bottle that contained a note which appears to have been written by someone from England.
Vince Stango says a recent storm washed away the sand dunes on Harvey Cedars and that’s when he spotted the bottle.
SAN FRANCISCO — A tiny unborn hummingbird is getting in the way of a big bridge project in the San Francisco Bay Area.
The discovery of a nest and egg in a tree is stalling the start of upgrades on the Richmond-San Rafael Bridge about 30 miles north of San Francisco, officials said Tuesday.
The candy-coloured love letter to musicals “La La Land" today landed a record-tying 14 nominations to the Academy Awards, which fielded a notably more diverse list of nominees following two-straight years of "OscarsSoWhite” backlash.