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  • From Hadrian's Wall to Holy Island to Durham, England's past comes alive

    While southern England gets most of the glory -- and the tourists -- the country's far northeastern corner harbors some of the best historical sites. Hadrian's Wall serves as a reminder that this was once an important Roman colony, while nearby Holy...
  • East London: Early winner in the Olympics

    One look at London's skyline and it's clear that the city is shifting east. Once a run-down wasteland, East London now glistens with gardens, greenery, and state-of-the-art construction. Skyscrapers punctuate the skyline while a tangle of new Tube lines...
  • Anne Barton dies at 80; Shakespearean scholar took holistic approach

    Anne Barton, one of the 20th century's foremost Shakespeare scholars, died Monday in Cambridge, England. She was 80. Cambridge University, where she was an emeritus professor of English and fellow of Trinity College, announced her death but gave no...
  • Go Away With ... Lance Briggs

    Chicago Bears linebacker Lance Briggs has always had a love for comic books, and creating his own has been a dream come true for the 31-year-old football player. "Seraph" -- created by Briggs and co-written with Phil Hester -- is one of eight titles in...
  • Go Away With ... Katie Barberi

    Born in Mexico and raised in the United States, actress-singer Katie Barberi fondly recalls a childhood where her family moved to dozens of cities in both countries to accommodate her parents' careers. "I loved it," says Barberi, 40. "I'm sure my love...
  • Nice: Capital City of the French Riviera

    A hundred years ago, bigwigs from London to Moscow began flocking south to the French Riviera and the sun-drenched city of Nice. They came to socialize, gamble, and escape the dreary weather at home, and ended up creating Europe's first tourist boom....
  • Bucking the trend on a Heathrow layover

    Bucking the trend on a Heathrow layover
    Many travelers have spent long layovers in London's wonderful museums, theaters and parks. Maybe too often. Last time, however, we rented a car rather than take the Tube into the city. We went the other way in search of real English countryside....
  • Ronnie Biggs dies at 84; British criminal helped pull 1963's 'Great Train Robbery'

    Ronnie Biggs dies at 84; British criminal helped pull 1963's 'Great Train Robbery'
    LONDON — Ronnie Biggs, one of the most famous criminals in British history, who helped commit the Great Train Robbery of 1963, broke out of prison, enjoyed a notoriously colorful life on the lam in Brazil and then gave himself up, in thoroughly...
  • Taking the Kids -- to a new eco hotspot, Nicaragua

    Taking the Kids -- to a new eco hotspot, Nicaragua
    I'm talking to my daughter. Even better, she doesn't have that annoyed don't-nag-me-mom tone in her voice. It's one of those vacation afternoons I wish would last forever -- sunny skies, no place to be, no arguing and best of all, my youngest daughter...
  • An American journey back to Africa

    An American journey back to Africa
    A cotton swab to the cheek. That's how the destination for this journey to Africa, nearly a decade in the making, was chosen. It would be the first trip to the continent for our family, and we wanted to have a connection to our location, beyond a...
  • Carolyn Cassady dies at 90; wife of Beat legend Neal Cassady

    If proof was needed that opposites attract, the loves of Carolyn Cassady's life would more than make the case. The daughter of a biochemistry professor and an English teacher with strict, Victorian values, she grew up in the 1940s envisioning a...