Instead of waiting for individual hospitals to apply to build proton centers, a health planning council solicited proposals, promising to favor collaborative approaches. A five-hospital group that teamed with a private company got the go-ahead to build in New York City.
The deal for $1.5 billion in cash and more than $700 million in Belo debt will nearly double the number of Gannett-owned TV stations, to 43.
To commemorate the upcoming 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.'s famous speech, NPR's Tell Me More is asking: What's your dream?
Asians were the fastest-growing racial or ethnic group in the country in 2012, according to data released by the Census Bureau on Thursday. The state where the Asian population grew fastest? South Dakota.
Kids were told in the '60s that the astronauts loved that orange drink. Well, the second man on the moon says otherwise.
Talking tough, Recep Tayyip Erdogan said that the situation at Taksim Square would be resolved in 24 hours.
Around 100 homes near Colorado Springs had been destroyed by Thursday morning. The wildfire there is one of several burning across the state. So far, no injuries or deaths have been reported.
Double entendres, weight jokes and 2016 references were aplenty when the Republican governor got funny with NBC's late night guy. President Obama did the same thing when he slow jammed with Jimmy last year.
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Game 1 of the NHL's Stanley Cup Finals lasted nearly twice as long as a regular game. It ended in the third overtime period when the puck deflected off one of the Blackhawks and into the goal.
A massive storm system moved through the upper Midwest on Wednesday and early Thursday. Now it's bearing down on the Mid-Atlantic. It hasn't been as severe as feared, but is still bringing high winds, hard rain and some hail.
The candidates vying to become the next president of the Islamic Republic are holding rallies and making promises. But voters have limited choices Friday, and some candidates and voters speak of a redefined purpose for the election: as a social instrument, as a memory of better times.
Cheetahs don't often hunt at their top speed, scientists are finding. Come mealtime, what matters most is the animals' ability to accelerate and to take tight corners.
The Colombian city was the world's murder capital in the 1990s, but it managed to turn its fortunes around. Homicides were cut by 80 percent and made big gains on a number of fronts. But the city still faces many challenges in a region plagued by violence.
One of the simplest ways to invest in real estate is through a real estate investment trust. REITs generate income for investors by leasing commercial properties. As part of his quest to put $5,000 to work, NPR's Uri Berliner learns that what counts as real estate in a REIT keeps expanding.
At the annual meeting of the Southern Baptist Convention, a resolution is adopted condemning the Boy Scouts of America's decision to allow openly gay boys to become Scouts. The resolution stops short of requiring member churches to break with the organization.
The last time most video game players were excited about virtual reality was the 1990s. But at the E3 gaming conference this week, game developers have been tinkering with Oculus VR's new hardware. It's not ready for consumers yet, but Oculus Rift holds the promise of reviving the dream of VR.
An International Skating Union panel hears testimony Thursday over a sabotage case in which Simon Cho, a U.S. Olympic bronze medalist, says his former coach told him to tamper with an opponent's skate blade.
The race in Massachusetts to fill the seat once held by John Kerry may be giving Democrats anxious flashbacks to 2010, when a Republican won Ted Kennedy's longtime seat. Controversies that have tarnished the Obama administration could give Republicans an edge.
Tech companies that field National Security Agency data requests are currently barred from sharing those requests publicly. But Google, Microsoft and Facebook all have a financial interest in showing their users that the NSA does not enjoy unfettered access to their data.