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  • New Saudi king moves quickly to avoid future power struggle

    Saudi Arabia's newly ascended King Salman buried his predecessor, King Abdullah, on Friday, then moved quickly at a time of regional turmoil to allay fear of a looming power struggle among hundreds of princes in the next generation of the House of Saud....
  • Crosses from Liberty Tree roots culminate Maryland Day celebration

    Crosses from Liberty Tree roots culminate Maryland Day celebration
    Pope Francis isn't scheduled to come to Maryland this fall as part of his first Papal Visit to the United States, but he has nonetheless become linked to the state's history. Local church and historical society leaders made sure of that on Wednesday,...
  • Sara Gruen on 'At the Water's Edge'

    Sara Gruen on 'At the Water's Edge'
    All of Sara Gruen's novels, including her massive 2006 best-seller "Water for Elephants," feature animals — horses, apes, the eponymous pachyderms — and her new book dangles the possibility of continuing that string in the surprising form of...
  • 'Bad Jews' Breaks Long Wharf Record; Arts Groups Receive Grants

    'Bad Jews' Breaks Long Wharf Record; Arts Groups Receive Grants
    Ten area arts and cultural organizations are receiving a total of $125,000 in "ignition grants," funded by the Greater Hartford Arts Council's United Arts Campaign with support from the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving. The grants are aimed at up-...
  • 'Empire' reigns among viewers on strength of characters and cast

    'Empire' reigns among viewers on strength of characters and cast
    It is always amusing to watch the entertainment industry reel with the "discovery" that audiences are nowhere near as narrow-minded and bigoted as previously assumed. And by "amusing," I mean infuriating. The success of Fox's drama "Empire," which...
  • Prince Harry leaving army in June to focus on royal duties

    Prince Harry will wrap up his military service in June after 10 years of active duty.  The fourth in line to the British throne has undertaken two operational tours in Afghanistan, became a qualified Apache aircraft commander and spearheaded last fall'...
  • New Queen's Head Theatre opens Tracy Letts' 'Bug'

     New Queen's Head Theatre opens Tracy Letts' 'Bug'
    From a painting, Queen Elizabeth I gazes over the lobby. On a nearby table, a Queen Elizabeth II figurine gyrates. "The Queen will be accepting an audience" reads a plaque on the wall. This is the new Queen's Head Theatre on the outskirts of Winter...
  • Queen Elizabeth names P&O line's luxury cruise ship Britannia in England

    Queen Elizabeth names P&O line's luxury cruise ship Britannia in England
    Queen Elizabeth II on Tuesday officially named the Britannia, the newest luxury ship in the British-based P&O Cruises fleet. Prince Philip also attended the ceremony on the docks in Southampton, England. The Britannia bears a union jack design on its...
  • Emma Watson not dating Prince Harry, but could be a princess without him

    Emma Watson not dating Prince Harry, but could be a princess without him
    Emma Watson's rumored coupling with Prince Harry had fans of the "Harry Potter" star and British royal going grade-A bonkers last week, but Watson has pertly shut down reports that the two are "getting to know each other quite well." "WORLD Remember...
  • Alert Mr. Carson! Duchess of Cambridge to visit 'Downton Abbey' set

    Alert Mr. Carson! Duchess of Cambridge to visit 'Downton Abbey' set
    In news that is sure to delight Anglophiles the world over, on Thursday Kensington Palace announced via Twitter that Catherine, the Duchess of Cambridge, or as us commoners like to call her, Kate, will visit the set of "Downton Abbey" next week.  The...
  • Prince William meets elephant on final day of China tour

    Prince William meets elephant on final day of China tour
    Prince William fed carrots to an elephant in southwestern China and raised the plight of its African counterparts being killed for their tusks in a speech Wednesday that called on China to do more to deter poaching. He urged China, which has come in for...