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  • Elton John's 'Yellow Brick Road' to rock royalty

    Elton John's 'Yellow Brick Road' to rock royalty
    Roll out the red carpet, Orlando. Sir Elton John — pop's most flamboyant piano man and a knight to boot — takes the stage in the City Beautiful this weekend for the first time since 2012. Elton's "All the Hits Tour" should have the crowd...
  • Australian radio station may face penalties for royal hoax

    Australia's highest court on Wednesday cleared the way for a radio station to face penalties over a 2012 prank call to a London hospital that was caring for the Duchess of Cambridge. A nurse who transferred the call committed suicide after the broadcast....
  • 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...
  • Prince William to meet elephants on final day of China tour

    Britain's Prince William highlighted his interest in wildlife conservation Wednesday by making the final stop on his China tour an area in the country's southwest that is home to wild Asian elephants. The prince planned to spend Wednesday in...
  • Prince William focuses on football and film on China trip

    Britain's Prince William focused his China trip on football and film Tuesday with an agenda including a movie premiere and an appointment to watch Premier League-trained coaches kicking balls around with students. The second-in-line to the throne is on a...
  • Prince William visits China after tour of Japan

    Prince William visits China after tour of Japan
    Ni hao, Prince William! The Duke of Cambridge has arrived in China on official royal business.  The prince was greeted by British ambassador Barbara Woodward on Sunday upon touching down in Beijing. On Monday, the second in line to the British throne...
  • Prince William starts first Japan visit _ with green tea

    Britain's Prince William had afternoon tea on his first visit to Japan on Thursday, but it was green and served by a master in the Japanese ceremonial art in a traditional tea house. William began his four-day stay with the tea ceremony, an almost sacred...
  • African Americans were the first tour guides of Williamsburg area

    African Americans were the first tour guides of Williamsburg area
    Tourists in Williamsburg before the city's restoration was well underway were left on their own to wander about unescorted, except at Bruton Parish Church. There, they would be greeted by the African-American sexton. For nearly four decades, three men...
  • The Westminster Dog Show's bark doesn't deserve PETA's bite at Meet the Breed day

    The Westminster Dog Show's bark doesn't deserve PETA's bite at Meet the Breed day
    There are three things for sure in this world: death, taxes and that the sometimes-radical animal rights organization PETA will protest the Westminster Kennel Club (or just about any) Dog Show. For the last several years, People for the Ethical Treatment...
  • REVIEW: 'Marie Antoinette' at Steppenwolf Theatre

    REVIEW: 'Marie Antoinette' at Steppenwolf Theatre
    Although its setting is 18th century Versailles and its central character is the wife of Louis XVI and the erstwhile queen of France, you could chop the noggin off the Steppenwolf Theatre's blithely anachronistic but fundamentally insecure new...
  • New Saudi king meets Turkey leader amid thaw in relations

    In a meeting that marks a thaw in diplomatic ties, King Salman and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Monday discussed regional issues such as the ongoing war in Syria, Iran nuclear talks and turmoil in Yemen. Relations between the two countries...