Adam Sandler is following in the footsteps of fellow Saturday Night Live veteran comedy legends, including Bill Murray and Eddie Murphy, as the next recipient of the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor. The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
Adam Sandler will be the recipient of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts' 24th Mark Twain Prize for American Humor. The prize recognizes individuals who have had an impact on American society in ways similar to the distinguished 19th-century novelist for which... Read More.
Annie Lennox is set to perform at the second annual awards ceremony for The Earthshot Prize, the global environmental prize founded by Prince William. The event, which Prince William and wife Kate Middleton will attend, is happening Friday at the MGM Music Hall at Fenway in Boston. "The urgent need... Read More.
(NEW YORK) -- The Powerball jackpot just keeps getting bigger. There was no winner that matched all six numbers after Monday's drawing, and now the estimated jackpot for Wednesday is $1.2 billion, with a cash value of $596.7 million, Powerball said. The winning numbers in Monday... Read More.
(NEW YORK) -- A whopping $800 million is up for grabs in the next Powerball drawing on Saturday night, lottery officials said, in what is expected to be the second biggest jackpot drawing of all time. The winning numbers drawn on Wednesday night were 19,... Read More.
(NEW YORK) -- The Nobel Prize in economics was awarded to Ben Bernanke, Douglas Diamond and Philip Dybvig on Monday for their research on banks and financial crises. Bernanke, of The Brookings Institute, served as chair of the Federal Reserve from 2006 to 2014, where... Read More.
(NEW YORK) -- The Nobel Peace Prize was awarded Friday to Belarusian human rights advocate Ales Bialiatski and two groups, Memorial, a human rights organization from Russia and the Center for Civil Liberties, which is based in Ukraine. The prizes were awarded for contributions to... Read More.
(STOCKHOLM) -- A trio of scientists won the Nobel Prize in Physics for their work in quantum mechanics. The award was split among Alain Aspect of the Université Paris-Saclay and École Polytechnique in Palaiseau, France; John F. Clauser of J.F. Clauser & Associates in Walnut... Read More.
(STOCKHOLM) -- A Swedish scientist won the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine this week for his work in evolution. The committee awarded Svante Pääbo, director of the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology in Leipzig, Germany, "for his discoveries concerning the genomes of extinct... Read More.
(STOCKHOLM) -- Three scientists won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry Wednesday for their work in making molecules "click." Two Americans, K. Barry Sharpless of Scripps Research in La Jolla, California, and Carolyn Bertozzi of Stanford University in California, and one Dane -- Morten Meldal at... Read More.