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  • Laurel Park celebrates 100th birthday

    Laurel Park celebrates 100<sup>t</sup><sup>h</sup> birthday
    Deep in the bowels of Laurel Park, beneath the oval where Secretariat, Seabiscuit and Barbaro once tread, runs a tunnel. It's a long-forgotten passage that bigwigs once used to escape the raucous crowds above. Queen Elizabeth II, who raced a horse at...
  • Review: Hallmark's 'William and Catherine' more like 'The Blandersons'

    Review: Hallmark's 'William and Catherine' more like 'The Blandersons'
    Dan Amboyer and Alice St. Clair may look like HRH Prince William and Catherine Middleton in "William & Catherine: A Royal Romance" (8 p.m. Aug. 27, Hallmark Channel; 1 star), but I hope that's where the resemblance ends. If the real royal couple is this...
  • 'Chitty Chitty Bang Bang' car expected to soar at auction

    'Chitty Chitty Bang Bang' car expected to soar at auction
    For sale: custom vintage auto with Hollywood pedigree. Three-liter V-6 engine, polished aluminum hood, serpent horn, wings. Has history of issues with exhaust system. Sure, you could drop $2.6 million on a Bugatti Veyron to cruise the Sunset Strip, but...
  • Obama in London: Queen Elizabeth II welcomes Obamas for state visit

    Obama in London: Queen Elizabeth II welcomes Obamas for state visit
    Queen Elizabeth II welcomed President Obama to Buckingham Palace on Tuesday, marking the start of a state visit with the British monarch. -------------------- FOR THE RECORD: An earlier version of this post misspelled the first name of the wife of...
  • Obama in London: This time, the president opts for a more traditional gift for the queen

    Obama in London: This time, the president opts for a more traditional gift for the queen
    On his first visit to Buckingham Palace in 2009, President Obama gave Queen Elizabeth II an iPod. Given a second chance Tuesday, his gift for the British monarch was decidedly more traditional. According to the White House, Obama gave the queen a...
  • Hallmark's 'William & Catherine' dramatizes the royal romance

    Four months after a royal wedding isn't too late for a movie about the courtship, especially if the couple in question is Prince William and the former Kate Middleton. That's how Hallmark Channel sees it, at least, and evidence supports the newlyweds'...
  • Obama in London: At state dinner, president and queen toast nations' enduring ties

    Obama in London: At state dinner, president and queen toast nations' enduring ties
    President Obama and Queen Elizabeth II toasted the special relationship between the United States and the United Kingdom on Tuesday, a bond strengthened at times of peril for each of the transatlantic allies. In remarks at the start of a gala state...
  • Wednesday morning talkers: Baby ligers raised by dog

    On¬†weekday mornings, I'll post the most controversial, shocking and (of course) ridiculous stories for your reading pleasure. That way, when you walk into work, you'll be the master of witty conversation. National¬† • Source: DOJ seeks indictment...
  • Our lack of choice at the pump props up the Saudis

    At a time when Americans are engaged in a heated debate about cutting domestic social services and entitlement programs, we are forced to fund more and more social programs — for other nations. How so? In February, after seeing fellow Sunni...
  • Top women with global influence

    Top women with global influence
    The world's queen of influence doesn't wear a crown. But she carries a big stick. In the latest Washington Whispers poll by U.S. News & World Report, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is by far and away viewed as the most influential woman on the...
  • Mixing art and wine

    Mixing art and wine
    Q: Waaaaay back in the '60s I thought I saw bottles of wine with labels designed by Picasso, Dali and other popular artists. Was I dreaming? —Elizabeth Dewey, Crystal Lake, Ill. A: No, you weren't dreaming. The artists' labels were (and are) found...