| Jun 12, 2012
| 12:10 PM
The zeal with which Florida’s governor, Rick Scott, is pursuing his prerogative to purge our voter rolls of undesirables makes one wish he spent even half that effort on, say, caring for children who fall through the cracks in our state welfare...
| Jun 23, 2013
| 6:35 PM
Behind the gates of bucolic Rolling Hills, where multimillion-dollar homes stretch out on roomy spreads, sits a house that is unusual even by mansion standards.
In keeping with rules that homes in the equestrian enclave be single-story, the early...
| Sep 11, 2013
| 1:50 PM
More than 1 million flag-draped and face-painted Catalans held hands and formed a 250-mile human chain across the northeastern Spanish region Wednesday in a demonstration of their desires for independence.
It was the second Catalonian National Day in as...
| Sep 22, 2013
Before she became known as Dame Libby, an honorific bestowed upon her by the king of Spain, Libby Komaiko was a Chicago-born, Evanston-bred girl of Russian and Eastern European descent with her sights set on the bright lights of Broadway.
| Sep 26, 2013
| 12:18 PM
NBC Sports Network is facing a flurry of criticism over an episode of the outdoor sports program "Under Wild Skies" in which a National Rifle Assn. strategist shoots and kills an African elephant.
In the episode, which aired Sunday night (a highlight...
| Dec 12, 2013
| 5:30 PM
Political leaders in Spain's prosperous Catalonia region set themselves on a collision course with the central government in Madrid on Thursday when they called a Nov. 9 referendum on independence.
Voters in the region of 7.5 million residents will be...
| May 7, 2013
| 9:14 AM
MADRID -- A Spanish court Tuesday dropped a subpoena of King Juan Carlos' youngest daughter, citing insufficient evidence to tie her to alleged corruption by her husband.
The 47-year-old princess, Infanta Cristina, last month became the first direct...
| May 16, 2013
| 9:15 AM
MADRID -- In another blow to Spain's scandal-plagued royal family, a judge Thursday cleared the way for a new investigation into King Juan Carlos' youngest daughter, rejecting her appeal to have her tax returns shielded from further scrutiny.
| Jul 10, 2014
| 4:50 PM
Honorary U.S. citizens: Lafayette, Winston Churchill, Mother Teresa. And soon, perhaps, Bernardo de Galvez.
Legislation to make the Spanish hero of the American Revolution an honorary U.S. citizen cleared the House Judiciary Committee on Thursday, even...
| Mar 27, 2014
| 5:30 AM
TOLEDO, Spain — The Jews who flock to the two medieval synagogues in this walled city are tourists, not worshipers. No one of their faith has practiced it in the temples' exquisitely decorated precincts since 1492.
That was the year King Ferdinand...
| Jun 25, 2014
| 3:39 AM
Days after her brother was proclaimed king, a Spanish judge upheld fraud and money-laundering charges against Princess Cristina on Wednesday, paving the way for a historic trial that could further damage the royal family's reputation.