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  • Irish president welcomed by Queen Elizabeth II on historic visit

    LONDON — In a historic first, the president of Ireland began a state visit to Britain on Tuesday to mark the growing reconciliation between his nation and the one that long ruled it from afar through centuries of oppression and rebellion. After...
  • Seniors on the Go: Cities where you might feel comfortable -- and where you won't

    Seniors on the Go: Cities where you might feel comfortable -- and where you won't
    I usually don't like to report on those "best" or "least expensive" city or airport stories. I figure that if you really want to visit the Louvre, the fact that Albuquerque is less expensive or Seoul has a better airport is irrelevant. But once in a while...
  • Dickens' influence lingers with passage of time

    Dickens' influence lingers with passage of time
    Charles Dickens is dead, to begin with. There is no doubt whatever about that. The register of his burial was signed by the clergyman, the clerk, the undertaker and the chief mourner. Old Dickens is as dead as a door-nail. -------------------- This...
  • Kennedy, Huxley and Lewis

    Three famous men died on Nov. 22, 1963. The one getting the most attention, understandably, is John F. Kennedy. Less so the other two: Aldous Huxley, author of the futuristic novel "Brave New World," and Clive Staples Lewis. Of the three, it was Lewis...
  • Kate Middleton, Prince William honor war vets on Poppy Day

    Kate Middleton and Prince William commemorated London Poppy Day by making a surprise appearance Thursday at a London Tube Station.  The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge took a chartered 1960s Routemaster bus -- one of London's famed double-deckers --...
  • Amistad's First Captain: Ship Did Its Part, But State Missed The Boat

    Amistad's First Captain: Ship Did Its Part, But State Missed The Boat
    I have been aboard the sailing ship Amistad several times recently here in Puerto Rico and she looked better than she has in years — despite the recent controversy surrounding her not being in Connecticut waters after receiving millions in state...
  • God save the queen

    God save our gracious Queen Long live our noble Queen God save the Queen Send her victorious Happy and glorious Long to reign over us God save the Queen . . . Sixty years. Sixty years on the throne of the United Kingdom. Can the little...
  • Saturday's TV Highlights and Weekend Talk Shows: 'Argo' on HBO

    Saturday's TV Highlights and Weekend Talk Shows: 'Argo' on HBO
    Customized TV Listings are available here: www.latimes.com/tvtimes Click here to download TV listings for the week of Sept. 8 - 14, 2013 in PDF format This week's TV Movies     -------------------- SERIES A Healthy You & Carol Alt  This new...
  • Make it stop: Jane Austen via 'Downton Abbey' in new book

    Make it stop: Jane Austen via 'Downton Abbey' in new book
    Jane Austen has been dead for close to 200 years, but it's hard to imagine she's gotten much rest in her grave in Westminster Abbey, what with all the rewrites, updates and zombifications of her work. We get it: her books are much beloved, and readers...
  • Watch: Royal baby meets the world

    Watch: Royal baby meets the world
    The royal baby, born Monday to William and Kate, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, is expected to leave the hospital soon with his parents. Earlier Tuesday, Prince Charles saw his new grandson, the Prince of Cambridge, paying a visit to St. Mary's...
  • Pictures in the News | September 24, 2012

     
    Pictures in the News from around the world....
  • Pictures in the News | Nov. 8, 2012

     
    In Thursday's Pictures in the News, the aftermath of a 7.4-magnitude earthquake that hit Guatemala and a nor'easter in New Jersey are shown. Also, war veterans and soldiers at the Field of Remembrance at Westminster Abbey in London honor soldiers lost...