| Jul 23, 2013
| 2:18 PM
The royal baby made his debut appearance Tuesday, with Will and Kate taking turns posing with their little prince, the future king. It was a sweet and surprisingly down-to-earth moment. But still, even as I found myself unexpectedly cooing at my screen, I...
| Jul 25, 2013
Hearing the news Tuesday that the new heir to the British throne was a boy, my first thought was of Lady Mary Crawley, heroine of the post-Edwardian-era soap "Downton Abbey." With no male heir left to inherit her family's estate, it falls on her to...
| Aug 23, 2013
| 4:03 PM
Born on the same day as Britain's royal baby, three rare albino hedgehogs have been given their own miniature castle at a Moscow petting zoo.
George, Alexander and Louis, who share the Prince of Cambridge's first names, are proving popular with the zoo'...
| Aug 28, 2013
| 4:55 PM
La Cañada High School junior Lucas Drill completed a program at the University of Cambridge in England over the summer.
The Cambridge Scholars Program combined sports, academics and travel. Lucas returned to the program just before the start of the...
| Aug 30, 2013
| 2:30 PM
LONDON -- Mike Fries, CEO of Liberty Global, will deliver one of the keynotes at the Royal Television Society's Cambridge Convention, a confab for top TV execs.
Liberty Global, which has 25 million cable customers and 47 million phone and data...
| Sep 6, 2013
| 1:44 PM
Jessica Simpson was among this year's high-profile ladies with overly documented pregnancies, and she's comparing her nine months of baby growing to that of Kim Kardashian and the former Kate Middleton.
The 33-year-old "Fashion Star" mentor was often...
| Sep 12, 2013
| 4:30 PM
UPDATED: 3:28 p.m. PDT - Ray Dolby, the engineer who founded Dolby Laboratories and whose innovations ushered in the modern era of sound for filmed entertainment, died Thursday in San Francisco. He was 80.
He had been suffering from Alzheimer's Disease...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
My daughter burst through the front door, dropped her backpack, grabbed a handful of potato chips and flopped on the couch.
A typical after-school entrance.
I tepidly approached. "Any homework tonight?"
A typical after-school response....
| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
Ever since the first homework was assigned at the University of Oxford in 1167, the stellar graduates of British universities have influenced Western civilization. But that doesn't mean that Britain's three oldest college towns are stodgy. Although you...
| Jun 13, 2013
| 11:22 AM
Kate Middleton, now the Duchess of Cambridge, is officially godmother to ... a cruise ship.
The pregnant wife of Britain's Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, christened Princess Cruises' Royal Princess ship in Southampton, England, on Thursday with...
| Jun 4, 2013
| 8:47 AM
The Duchess of Cambridge is the No. 1 beauty inspiration for women in Britain, according to a survey by beauty e-tailer Feel Unique. Thirty percent of those surveyed said they preferred to buy products used by the former Kate Middleton, compared with 15 %...
| May 5, 2013
| 7:00 AM
In the late 1970s, long before he penned "The Satanic Verses," before he sparked a global uproar between Islamic fundamentalists and free-speech advocates and became a marked man, before he turned into a celebrity man of letters who dates models and...