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  • George Shearing dies at 91; jazz pianist

    George Shearing dies at 91; jazz pianist
    George Shearing, the elegant pianist who expanded the boundaries of jazz by adding an orchestral sensibility and a mellow aesthetic to the music, has died. He was 91. Shearing died Monday of congestive heart failure at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York,...
  • Shuttered Tokyo hotel reopens for evacuees

    Shuttered Tokyo hotel reopens for evacuees
    Room 1648 at the upscale Grand Prince Hotel Akasaka isn't fancy, but it sure beats Mina Ariga's old digs: an evacuation shelter in the Tokyo convention center. And for the three months she'll stay, she won't have to pay a cent. She and her husband,...
  • Lego royal wedding: 'Prince William' and 'Kate Middleton' exchange vows at Legoland Windsor

    Lego royal wedding: 'Prince William' and 'Kate Middleton' exchange vows at Legoland Windsor
    A Lego tribute to the royal wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton, which¬† scales down Britain's biggest social event of the year to a miniature diorama, has been erected at Legoland Windsor. Photos: Prince William and Kate Middleton’s Lego...
  • Dress the part this Halloween

    Dress the part this Halloween
    Millions of us will gather in just a few days to observe a ritual that some have been anticipating all year. We'll spend our savings, experience a sugar rush and garb ourselves in garments inspired by our favorite characters. We'll dress up like Angry...
  • Kate Middleton's London

    Kate Middleton's London
    London is swinging again thanks to bride and princess-to-be Kate Middleton. Millions are hanging on her every move — where she shops, where she primps, what she eats and drinks. Although the couple live (part of the time) in a rented farmhouse in...
  • Duchess Kate preps for first royal Christmas with William, queen

     
    Duchess Catherine, the former Kate Middleton, is prepping for their first Christmas as a member of the royal family with Prince William. Kate and William will have a packed schedule of Christmas festivities at the queen's storied Sandringham House...
  • Saudi prince invests $300 million in Twitter

     
    Saudi Arabia's Prince Alwaleed bin Talal has invested $300 million in Twitter....
  • The diamond takes a back seat

    If you were one of the lucky folks who got engaged over the holidays, chances are you're staring down at a colored stone, and not a traditional diamond. Why the switch? That 18 carat sapphire Prince William planted on Kate Middleton might have something...
  • Royal 'I dos' and more at Westminster Abbey

    Royal 'I dos' and more at Westminster Abbey
    The bride was beautiful. The groom was a handsome prince. Two billion people around the world watched the wedding ceremony performed in April in Westminster Abbey. I was one of them. Even though my London flat is around the corner from the abbey, my...
  • Royal wedding: Her Royal Blandness

    Royal wedding: Her Royal Blandness
    I admit it: I love Kate Middleton. I love that she defied the usual dating advice and waited years for her prince to come around. I love that she's a commoner but still wears those outrageous feathered hats. Most of all, I love that the hats are the...
  • Emperor Akihito's speech underlines gravity of Japan's nuclear crisis

    Emperor Akihito's speech underlines gravity of Japan's nuclear crisis
    His voice was measured, his language formal, his demeanor somber. It was perhaps the clearest sign yet of just how grave Japan's nuclear crisis had become: The emperor spoke. Akihito, the nation's 77-year-old sovereign, delivered an unprecedented address...