Elaine Stritch, the raspy-voiced actress whose forceful personality and salty language enlivened the New York stage for more than six decades, died Thursday at her home in Birmingham, Mich. She was 89.
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As with many metropolitan areas across the country, the Charlotte, N.C., area has seen a growth in the number of mosques — that’s “masjids” in Arabic.
LOS ANGELES — People say he’s their guardian, their lawyer, their smuggler. On a recent afternoon, they lined up at his feet with their requests:
Robert Roe, a New Jersey Democrat who helped enact massive transportation, clean-water and other initiatives during more than two decades in the U.S. House of Representatives, died July 15 at his home in Green Pond, N.J. He was 90.
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa — From childhood, Nadine Gordimer understood the cruelties of apartheid.
WASHINGTON — Supporters of the embattled Pebble Mine project in Alaska are making a desperate effort in Congress and the courts to keep it alive in the face of warnings from the Environmental Protection Agency that it could devastate the finest run of wild salmon left on the globe.
WASHINGTON — For years, the weather has been blamed when there are alleged cabin fever-induced spikes in births. Now, some in the Washington area are pointing to Congress to explain packed maternity wards at several local hospitals.
Monroe County Circuit Judge Luis Garcia overturned Florida’s 2008 constitutional gay-marriage ban on Thursday, and ordered that two Key West bartenders be allowed to wed but not before Tuesday.
WASHINGTON — The Justice Department has widened its investigation of the Internal Revenue Service’s alleged targeting of political groups to include the disappearance of two years of emails from a top official involved in the controversy.
MIAMI — William Potts Jr., a self-described black militant who hijacked a U.S. jetliner to Cuba 30 years ago, told a Miami federal judge Thursday that he was no longer that “same person.”