NEW YORK - Harper Lee is traveling to Broadway, and Aaron Sorkin is providing the vehicle. The late author's seminal American novel, "To Kill a Mockingbird," is being adapted by Sorkin for a production to be directed next season by Bartlett Sher ("Oslo") and will feature Jeff Daniels - the star of Sorkin's HBO Series, "The Newsroom" - as lawyer Atticus Finch. The show, co-produced by Scott Rudin and Lincoln Center Theater, is to begin performances Nov. 1 at a theater to be announced.
Deere & Co., the world's largest farm machine maker, raised its full-year sales forecast, and there's reason to believe that good news will keep coming.
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea - Mikaela Shiffrin, paragon of success, is a mysterious treasure, a wondrous skier who exists for us to marvel but not understand. At her best, she's superhuman. She's inexplicable. She does compelling things, but she's not always a compelling character because she's too perfect.
LOS ANGELES - "Black Panther," Marvel's African-oriented comic book adaptation, is shaping up to be the most successful movie at the box office ever for a film with a primarily black cast. And it's raising hopes for a new wave of broad-interest commercial films featuring black actors and stories.
The House on Thursday passed legislation that would amend the Americans With Disabilities Act over objections from disability rights advocates and Democratic leaders, who warned that the bill would remove incentives for businesses to comply with the law. The ADA Education and Reform Act passed on a 225-192 vote, with 12 Democrats joining all but 19 Republicans to approve a bill that proponents say is aimed at curbing unscrupulous lawyers who seek profit by threatening businesses with litigation without actually seeking to improve access for the disabled.
Kamehameha School in Honolulu is one of a kind. Situated on a sprawling 600-acre campus on choice Oahu land, its massive multibillion-dollar endowment supports a first-rate K-12 education for some 3,000 children of Hawaiian ancestry. It offers otherwise deprived families facilities exceeding those of the fanciest private schools in America, with more than 70 buildings, including an Olympic-size swimming pool and an athletic complex seating 3,000 spectators.
PARKLAND, Fla. - The FBI said Friday that a month before the shooting rampage at a South Florida high school, the bureau received a warning that the 19-year-old charged in the massacre might carry out such an attack - but then investigators failed to act on it.
The stunning number swept across the internet within minutes of the news Wednesday that, yet again, another young man with another semi-automatic rifle had rampaged through a school, this time at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High in South Florida. The figure originated with Everytown for Gun Safety, a nonprofit, co-founded by Michael Bloomberg, that works to prevent gun violence and is most famous for its running tally of school shootings. "This," the organization tweeted at 4:22 p.m., "is the 18th school shooting in the U.S. in 2018."
Shortly after his arrest, Daniel Gross talked about the death of a co-worker, a young woman who authorities say he brutally stabbed and left on the road. "It happened just like this," Gross told Fox affiliate KTVU, snapping his fingers as he talked. Gross seemed regretful in his 20-minute jailhouse interview Wednesday, the first glimpse into what may have precipitated Lizette Andrea Cuesta's slaying. "I snapped," Gross said, adding that he did not mean to hurt Cuesta.
PARKLAND, Fla. - The 19-year-old accused of gunning down 17 people at his former high school admitted to carrying out the shooting rampage, authorities said in court papers filed Thursday. Police wrote that Nikolas Cruz, who has been charged with 17 counts of premeditated murder, told officers that he walked into Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School on Wednesday wielding an AR-15 and began shooting students in the hallways and outside on the school's grounds.