| Nov 5, 2014
| 7:42 AM
How well did Virginia's bellwethers signal the Senate race?Of the usual suspects -- Chesapeake, Loudoun County, Prince William County and Staunton, only Prince William went with the winner -- splitting 50 percent to 48 percent for Sen. Mark Warner (the...
| Nov 7, 2014
| 8:00 AM
In Japan, history is still divided according to the reign of the emperors. This year, for instance, is Heisei 26 — the 26th year of the reign of Emperor Akihito, who will be posthumously renamed Heisei.
Shigeru Mizuki, the manga artist beloved...
| Nov 12, 2014
| 1:00 PM
Israeli authorities on Wednesday gave preliminary approval to the expansion of a Jewish neighborhood in East Jerusalem, a step likely to heighten tension within the troubled city and draw disapproval from the Obama administration.
The Israeli move...
| Nov 14, 2014
| 9:00 AM
At 8:28 p.m., the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion's Founders Room, with its soaring coffered ceiling, walls of Australian black bean tree wood and gold drapes of silk, is eerily quiet. L.A. Opera staffers stand stoically by the doorway, hands folded, awaiting...
| Nov 14, 2014
| 9:03 AM
Britain's Prince William and his wife Kate, who is pregnant with their second child, will make a quick visit to the United States next month which will include a visit to the Sept. 11 memorial in New York City, Kensington Palace said on Friday.
| Nov 14, 2014
| 2:11 PM
Remember all the hoopla and hype surrounding the NBA's draft class of 2014? It offered players to die for — or at least to tank for: Andrew Wiggins, Jabari Parker and Joel Embiid.
Well, it was the storm before the calm.
None of them has caused...
| Oct 21, 2014
| 6:11 PM
The former Kate Middleton is back to her official duties and has made her first public appearances since announcing the royal-baby sequel.
Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, joined husband Prince William on Tuesday to welcome Singapore's president to...
| Oct 16, 2014
| 11:46 AM
WASHINGTON — Officials in Virginia and Maryland are taking steps to avoid a repeat of the 2012 elections, when some voters experienced long delays at polling stations, according to a recent federal report.
About 12 percent of all voters in both...
| Oct 10, 2014
| 4:44 PM
In an age of rampant ballet revisionism, finding an unorthodox "Swan Lake" isn't difficult. In Denmark there's one that depicts the life of Tchaikovsky. Germany offers a version that focuses on Mad King Ludwig of Bavaria. And on Thursday, the Australian...
| Oct 9, 2014
| 1:37 PM
Not too many nonprofits can lay claim to awarding grants to both a Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright (Tony Kushner) and the creator of SpongeBob SquarePants (Stephen Hillenburg), but that’s the magic of the Princess Grace Foundation, created 32...
| Oct 4, 2014
| 11:00 AM
When both the Music Center and the Australian Ballet were young, the company appeared on the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion stage as the supporting act for two of the era's most celebrated ballet stars: Margot Fonteyn and Rudolf Nureyev.
Nureyev had staged...