| Jan 12, 2012
| 4:32 PM
The first Grand Slam of the tennis calendar takes place at Melbourne Park in Melbourne, Australia, as the world’s best tennis players head Down Under. On the men’s side, Novak Djokovic won last year’s Australian Open, then went on to win...
| Feb 20, 2012
| 4:32 PM
The Jewish Daily Forward has a story about Jewish child molesters in Australia have ended up in the United States with the help of some leaders in the Jewish community: A child sex abuse scandal in Australia’s Jewish community has spilled into...
| Apr 2, 2012
Mid-biography on the “About” page of Gotye’s website, the singer-songwriter (real name: Wally De Backer) suddenly exclaims, “Explosion!” It’s an apt word to describe the career of the artist behind one of the year&...
| Jan 4, 2012
| 6:12 PM
Ellen Lorna Olsson Reed, 90, of Crisfield, Md., died Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2011, at Coastal Hospice at the Lake in Salisbury, Md.
Born in Melbourne, Australia, she was the daughter of the late Herbert Olaf Olsson and Elizabeth Marion Olsson.
| Oct 4, 2012
| 1:24 PM
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - People who live within a half-mile of lots of parks and fields go on fewer walks than those who don't have much parkland nearby, a new study from Australia suggests.
The findings run contrary to the notion that people get more...
| May 8, 2012
| 12:55 PM
Condo developer Larry Hall is already one-quarter sold out of the upscale doomsday units he is building in an abandoned underground Cold War-era Atlas-F missile silo near Salina, Kan. He told an Agence France-Presse reporter in April that his 14-story...
| Jul 16, 2012
| 2:52 PM
Roger Alistair Bell, a University of Maryland professor of astronomy who specialized in the discovery of physical properties and compositions of stars, died July 1 of complications from Alzheimer's disease at the Dove House in Westminster. The Ashton...
| Feb 23, 2012
| 5:35 AM
Joan Rivers is a force of nature and one of the hardest-working celebrities in the world. An entertainment legend of unparalleled accomplishment and talent, she’s an internationally renowned comedienne, Emmy-winning television talk show host, Tony-...
| Aug 17, 2012
| 7:49 PM
A recent article by a UC Irvine researcher argues that more of the water that normally runs off into storm drains should be repurposed and used to water plants and flush toilets.
Lead author Stanley Grant said so-called graywater and wastewater from...
| Apr 25, 2012
Southern author of short stories, novels
Doris Betts, 79, a novelist and writing teacher best known for short stories and novels that evoke the geography and mores of the South, died of lung cancer Saturday at her home in Pittsboro, N.C.,...
| Dec 5, 2012
| 11:36 AM
Dame Elisabeth Murdoch, mother of News Corp. Chairman Rupert Murdoch, has died at her home outside Melbourne, Australia, at the age of 103.
The matriarch of the world's most prominent media family was well-known in Australia for her philanthropy, and...