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  • Christopher Koch dies at 81; 'Year of Living Dangerously' novelist

    Christopher Koch, one of Australia's most acclaimed novelists, whose 1978 thriller "The Year of Living Dangerously" illuminated the political and cultural turmoil in Indonesia after World War II, died of cancer Monday in Hobart, Australia. He was 81....
  • Checkout fees: A new scam coming your way?

    Checkout fees: A new scam coming your way?
    Say you found a good airfare deal at $49 each way, so you start to buy four round-trip tickets for your family, at $392, total. But when you see the final price, the bill has ballooned to $460. What happened? The airline added a charge of $8.50 per person...
  • Go Away With ... Chris Matthews

    Go Away With ... Chris Matthews
    Newsman Chris Matthews is a proponent of young folks studying overseas or taking a year off to travel before settling down in their careers. "I wanted to bop off to Europe, but I had to save money for graduate school," says Matthews, 66. "I remember...
  • Seniors on the Go: Long flight? Try for a stopover

    Seniors on the Go: Long flight? Try for a stopover
    Many travelers -- I'm often one of them -- consider that a flight itinerary of more than 10 or 11 hours violates the constitutional ban on cruel and unusual punishment. Sometimes, you have no choice but to accept it. Other times, however, you have the...
  • Go Away With ... Bruce Jenner

    Go Away With ... Bruce Jenner
    After winning the gold medal in the decathlon at the 1976 Olympic Games in Montreal, Bruce Jenner figured he'd be recognizable for a few years before fading out of the public's eyes. Little did he know that three decades later, he would be instantly...
  • John Cornforth dies at 96; Nobel Prize-winning chemist

    The difference between a glove for the left hand and one for the right is obvious to the human eye, even though the two are mirror images of each other. It is an easy task to distinguish between them and separate them from each other. Most biological...
  • Girl feud: Katy Perry, Miley Cyrus tangle over slip of the tongue

    Girl feud: Katy Perry, Miley Cyrus tangle over slip of the tongue
    Katy Perry and Miley Cyrus were supposedly girlfriends — but are they anymore? Comments Perry made on TV while promoting her Prismatic tour Down Under made their way halfway around the world, and Cyrus is not happy. It all started Monday on...
  • Rolling Stones postpone dates after death of L'Wren Scott

    Rolling Stones postpone dates after death of L'Wren Scott
    The Rolling Stones have thus far postponed a total of seven concert dates after the death of L'Wren Scott, the designer, celebrity stylist and former model who's long been romantically linked to Stones leader Mick Jagger. All of the dates are part of...
  • World Cup 2014: Group-by-group schedules

    World Cup 2014: Group-by-group schedules
    The United States will open play in the 2014 World Cup on June 16 in Natal, Brazil, in a Group G game against Ghana, a team that has eliminated it from the last two tournaments. The Americans were drawn into Group G along with Germany and Portugal....
  • More ways to celebrate citrus

    More ways to celebrate citrus
    "Tet" is the Vietnamese name for the Lunar New Year, which begins Jan. 31. Celebrate the Year of the Horse by working citrus, symbolic of good fortune, into your menus. Here are two recipes from two cookbook authors of Vietnamese descent, Luke Nguyen of...
  • The virtues of unscrewed

    The virtues of unscrewed
    Here are some random recommendations from more than 70 different wines sampled for the column on wines closed with a screw cap. White wines and a rose are listed by price first, then red wines. White and rose 2011 Gouguenheim Torrontes Valle Escondido...