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Millennial Money: Now is the time to build your credit

Sooner than you may realize, your credit score will start to matter. A solid credit score can be the difference between qualifying for an apartment or a low-interest car loan or missing out.

Author Kwame Alexander to launch new trilogy this fall

NEW YORK (AP) — A trilogy by award-winning children's author Kwame Alexander that tells the saga of an African family begins this fall with “The Door of No Return.” The book will be published Sept. 27, Little Brown & Company announced Tuesday.

Millennial Money: How to have the wedding you want for less

This one goes out to all you lovebirds who got engaged over the holidays and are now left planning a wedding with zero event-planning experience. Somehow you’re expected to craft a day that’s traditional, yet modern. Well-attended, yet intimate.

Review: 'Olga Dies Dreaming' is a unique and beautiful force

“Olga Dies Dreaming,” by Xochitl Gonzalez "Olga Dies Dreaming" by Xochitl Gonzalez follows Olga and her brother, Prieto, two New York natives with Puerto Rican roots who have spent their lives desperately trying to figure out who they are and what th
Gear to get kids cooking -- for real or for play

Gear to get kids cooking -- for real or for play

Introducing kids to cooking can be more than fun. It can teach skills and perhaps set children up to be healthier eaters. Temporary mess in the kitchen, lifelong payoff.
Michael Lang, Woodstock festival co-creator, dies at 77

Michael Lang, Woodstock festival co-creator, dies at 77

NEW YORK (AP) — Michael Lang, a co-creator and promoter of the 1969 Woodstock music festival that served as a touchstone for generations of music fans, has died.
Damaged O'Keeffe painting on display again after restoration

Damaged O'Keeffe painting on display again after restoration

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A damaged Georgia O’Keeffe painting is back on display after conservators spent 1,250 hours and $145,000 restoring it.

Betty White's death caused by stroke suffered 6 days earlier

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Betty White died from a stroke she had six days before her Dec. 31 death at age 99, according to her death certificate.
In 1st, US surgeons transplant pig heart into human patient

In 1st, US surgeons transplant pig heart into human patient

In a medical first, doctors transplanted a pig heart into a patient in a last-ditch effort to save his life and a Maryland hospital said Monday that he's doing well three days after the highly experimental surgery.

Opera singer Maria Ewing, wife of Peter Hall, dead at 71

DETROIT (AP) — Maria Ewing, a soprano and mezzo-soprano noted for intense performances who became the wife of director Peter Hall and the mother of actor-director Rebecca Hall, has died at age 71.