| Apr 25, 2012
| 2:16 PM
Nobel Peace Laureates closed their summit in Chicago Wednesday by appealing to the world’s youth to pursue a better future. Meanwhile, His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama added that the future of the relationship between Tibetans and the Chinese is...
| May 30, 2012
| 2:41 PM
Did you hear former Soviet Statesman, Mikhail Gorbachev, died? Well, he didn't!
If you use Twitter as your primary news source, you may've thought he had. The Gorbachev death rumor showed up on Prime Minister of Sweden, Fredrik Reinfeldt's, Twitter feed....
| Nov 17, 2011
| 11:00 AM
Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced today that Chicago will host the 12th World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates this spring.
The summit, the first to be held in North America, will at the University of Illinois at Chicago April 23-25.
The event is expected...
| Feb 12, 2012
1 Melanin, the pigment that gives color to skin (and eyes) is produced in cells called melanocytes. Every person has about the same number of these cells, regardless of race, but those with darker skin have larger cells that produce more pigment....
| Nov 8, 2009
We make fun of Nostradamus and numerologists, but give editors an anniversary and the floodgates open. We're anniversary-ologists, as USA Today might say. Unfortunately, trying to take the pulse of what happened in Eastern Europe in 1989 is more complex...
| Jul 26, 2007
Members of the Los Angeles fashion community converged on the Standard Hotel in West Hollywood last night to find out (as Heidi Klum might say) "who's in and who's out" of the running for the third annual L.A. Fashion Awards
And even though The Mirror'...
| Jan 12, 2008
Carl Karcher, who parlayed a single hot dog pushcart into a chain of more than 1,000 fast-food restaurants bearing his name, died Friday. He was 90.
The affable, burly entrepreneur, known to millions as the jovial television pitchman for the Carl's Jr....
| Jun 30, 2010
Actress was married to Robert Taylor
Ursula Thiess, 86, a German-born actress who was married to actor Robert Taylor, died June 19 at an assisted living facility in Burbank, said her son, Terry Taylor. The cause was not given.
| May 6, 2009
| 8:09 PM
Retired Gen. Valentin Varennikov, who directed the Soviet war in Afghanistan and joined the rebellion against Mikhail Gorbachev that sped the collapse of the Soviet Union, has died in Moscow. He was 85.
Varennikov, a hawkish World War II veteran, died...
| Jun 1, 2009
Official tried to oust Gorbachev
Oleg Shenin, 71, a Soviet Communist Party official who played an active part in an abortive attempt to overthrow Mikhail Gorbachev in 1991, died Thursday in Moscow, the Russian Communist Party said. No...
| Apr 9, 2010
Anatoly Dobrynin, a longtime Soviet ambassador to the U.S. who represented Moscow during the Cuban missile crisis and later in superpower negotiations to curb the growth of nuclear arsenals, has died. He was 90.
Dobrynin died Tuesday in Moscow, Russia'...
| Nov 5, 2008
If you believed half the snarky descriptions the British press has slung at Cherie Blair, you'd have expected her to arrive in Southern California astride a broomstick, accompanied by flying monkeys.
Happily for the wife of Britain's former prime...