Quvenzhane Wallis was just 5 years old when she auditioned for a role in the Oscar-nominated film Beasts of the Southern Wild, and 6 when she shot the movie. Now, at age 9, she is the youngest ever to receive a best actress Oscar nomination.
Only landlords in large cities can evict residents for committing a crime, but a proposal in the state legislature could extend that right to smaller communities.
Illinois residents saved up to 218 million dollars on their electric bills last year thanks to competition in the market. However, that is expected to shift this summer, and a consumer watchdog group is voicing its early concerns.
"I just got the phone call one day," is how poet Richard Blanco describes to Fresh Air's Terry Gross how he learned he had been selected to write and read the inaugural poem for President Obama's second swearing-in on Jan. 21.
A bill approved Monday in the Indiana Senate would encourage people to invest in businesses that are located in areas of the state where there is low income or high unemployment.
New calculations for property taxes on Indiana farmland would be delayed for a year under a proposal approved by the state Legislature.
The Rev. Jesse Jackson says his former congressman son is under strict medical supervision as he struggles with bipolar disorder "compounded by the stresses'' of his legal troubles.
Purdue University says a couple that's asked to remain anonymous has made a $65 million gift to the university's College of Agriculture.
Tens of thousands of protesters turned out on the National Mall Sunday to encourage President Obama to make good on his commitment to act on climate change.
This week, the Supreme Court will take up a classic David-and-Goliath case. On one side, there's a 75-year-old farmer in Indiana named Vernon Hugh Bowman; on the other, the agribusiness giant Monsanto.