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  • '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

    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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Queen Elizabeth meets Kate Middleton's parents; bride-to-be goes shopping

     
    Royal wedding tidbits are flowing in just days before Kate Middleton and Prince William of Wales are married. Queen Elizabeth finally met future in-laws the Middletons at a private lunch, and Kate Middleton did some honeymoon shopping....
  • Queen Elizabeth II celebrates 85th birthday, Prince Charles longest heir apparent ever

     
    As Queen Elizabeth II celebrates her 85th birthday today, Prince Charles has set a record: he has spent a longer time as heir apparent to......
  • Royal wedding memorabilia: Owning a slice of Prince William and Kate Middleton's big day [pictures]

     
    Prince William and Kate Middleton's wedding brings with it an avalanche of royal wedding souvenirs and memorabilia. Want to own a piece of William and Kate's magic day? How about a slice of souvenir pizza? No problem....
  • What's a suitable price tag for a royal wedding gift? [Poll]

     
    Ahead of the royal wedding, Kate Middleton and Prince William have requested guests makes charitable donations instead of giving gifts. But what's an appropriate outlay for a royal wedding gift, be it a donation, a crystal vase or a song written and...