Abstract painter, sculptor Ellsworth Kelly dies at 92

Influential American abstract painterĀ andĀ sculptor Ellsworth Kelly died on Sunday, said an art gallery owner in New York. He was 92.Matthew Marks of the Matthew Marks Gallery said Kelly died of natural causes at his home in Spencertown, New York. Mar...

Director Ron Howard gets a second Hollywood Walk of Fame star

LOS ANGELES Hollywood director Ron Howard has received his second star on the Walk of Fame, honoring his award-winning career as a film maker.Howard, who won an Oscar for best director for "A Beautiful Mind", got a star on the Walk of Fame in 1981 for ...

U.S. EPA to re-run November 2015 RIN generation data

NEW YORK The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has removed data for production of biofuels credits for November 2015 from its website and said it plans to re-release the data by Monday, Dec. 21, after the report was not generated with the corr...

Apple wins dismissal of lawsuit over MacBook logic boards

Apple Inc won the dismissal on Thursday of a lawsuit accusing it of defrauding consumers by selling MacBook laptop computers that contained "logic boards" it knew were defective, and which routinely failed within two years.U.S. District Judge William A...

Oscar Pistorius: bailed, tagged and free to roam

PRETORIA Oscar Pistorius, who murdered his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp on Valentine's Day 2013, was granted bail on Tuesday and has the freedom of South Africa's capital Pretoria as he waits to appeal his conviction in April.The Paralympic champion, nic...

Apple wins dismissal of lawsuit over MacBook logic boards

Apple Inc won the dismissal on Thursday of a lawsuit accusing it of defrauding consumers by selling MacBook laptop computers that contained "logic boards" it knew were defective, and which routinely failed within two years.U.S. District Judge William A...

Murray (senior) wins first Australian Open title

MELBOURNE Britain's Jamie Murray gained an early claim to bragging rights over younger brother Andy when he combined with Brazil's Bruno Soares to win the Australian Open men's doubles title early on Sunday.Murray and Soares beat Canada's Daniel Nestor...

Still air traps smog in China's capital triggering 'red alert'

BEIJING A blanket of humid air trapping smog brought Beijing's first pollution "red alert" on Tuesday although many residents ignored warnings to limit time outdoors and authorities said the pollution would last several more days.Hundreds of people, in...

Singer Celine Dion's brother dies days after death of her husband

NEW YORK The 59-year-old brother of award-winning Canadian singer Celine Dion died after a long battle with cancer on Saturday, two days after the death of Dion's husband, her representatives said in a statement.Daniel Dion, the eighth oldest of 13 sib...

Mexican artist Toledo mourns disappeared, murdered in new show

OAXACA, Mexico Bloodshot faces, baked into ceramic pots, grimace in pain. Gnarled fingers poke from ashen clay. A skull and hands, the only remains of a body, grip the top of a wall, trying to escape.They are among more than 100 pieces created by Franc...