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  • Timeline: Evolution Of The Slave Trade

    1619: 20 black indentured servants arrive at Jamestown, Va. 1620: Pilgrims land at Plymouth, Mass. 1640-1680: Beginning of large-scale African slave labor in the British Caribbean for sugar production. 1650: Connecticut becomes second American...
  • Patrice Wymore Flynn dies at 87; actress, widow of Errol Flynn

    Patrice Wymore Flynn, a film and television actress who appeared opposite Frank Sinatra in the original "Ocean's Eleven" but earned wider notice for her real-life role as the last wife of matinee idol Errol Flynn died Saturday at her home in Portland,...
  • Spring break trips with a difference

    Spring break trips with a difference
    Spring into service with a "voluntourism" vacation. You can mix with the locals, living and working in communities on a variety of projects and activities, from teaching English to caring for youngsters in orphanages, taking part in community...
  • Jamaica has fixed drug-testing flaws, international officials say

    The past year has been rough for Jamaican track and field, which came under heavy scrutiny after a string of high-profile athletes failed drug tests around the time of the 2013 national championships. On Wednesday, the Jamaicans got some good news....
  • Endemol Pacts with David Thompson's Origin Pictures

    LONDON -- Endemol has inked an exclusive first-look development and distribution pact with drama producer Origin Pictures, which is led by former BBC Films topper David Thompson. The three-year deal will see Endemol provide development funding in...
  • Crowdfunding website Indiegogo raises $40 million of its own

    Crowdfunding website Indiegogo raises $40 million of its own
    Indiegogo, one of the top crowdfunding websites, announced Tuesday that it had raised $40 million in its latest round of funding from investors. The San Francisco start-up is used by entrepreneurs to raise funds for projects and products from users on...
  • L.A. theater openings, Feb. 2-9: Miwa Matreyek at REDCAT

    L.A. theater openings, Feb. 2-9: Miwa Matreyek at REDCAT
    Miwa Matreyek makes more animated magic with "This World Made Itself" at REDCAT, Mike Daisey explores "American Utopias" at Royce Hall, and Christopher Durang channels Chekov in "Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike" at the Taper. China: The Whole...
  • Turks and Caicos

    Turks and Caicos
    We fell in love even before touchdown. The clouds that had blocked our view during the flight to mercifully dispersed right before we landed, and we caught our first glimpse of the radiant sea. We watched as the little snail-shaped island of...
  • Easy dinner recipes: Gloriously cheesy enchilada ideas

    Easy dinner recipes: Gloriously cheesy enchilada ideas
    What's not to love about enchiladas? Fill tortillas with a creative filling, shower them with cheese and douse them in a colorful sauce. Enchiladas are beautifully simple that way. Classic red enchiladas: For a classic red enchilada, look no further...
  • Jamaican bobsled team works to afford Sochi; cash, sponsorship roll in

    Jamaican bobsled team works to afford Sochi; cash, sponsorship roll in
    The Jamaican bobsled team just got word Saturday that it had qualified for the Winter Olympics next month. Money appeared to be a major  obstacle, but now social media fundraising and a possible sponsorship have come to the rescue. The team's...
  • Jamaica threatened with Olympics expulsion over failed drug tests

    Jamaica threatened with Olympics expulsion over failed drug tests
    In the wake of numerous failed drug tests, the World Anti-Doping Agency has threatened to expel Jamaica from the Olympics if the country does not strengthen its monitoring system. A handful of athletes from the island nation -- including marquee ...
  • 'The Voice' recap: The Top 8 hit their sweet spots

    'The Voice' recap: The Top 8 hit their sweet spots
    The Top 8 singers on "The Voice" gave us a lot to love on Monday night. In addition to elaborately staging (Choreography! Exciting lighting! Fleets of backup dancers! Sprawling backing bands!), the evening's performances provided bursts of impressive...