| Dec 13, 2013
| 3:36 PM
South Florida veterans whose disability claims have been lingering for at least four months will be getting a special offer from the Department of Veterans Affairs: a free attorney.
The regional VA office in St. Petersburg is one of two claims centers...
| Dec 20, 2013
| 3:27 PM
MOSCOW — The tycoon who symbolized opposition to President Vladimir Putin was freed Friday after a decade in custody and was spirited out of Russia in an operation that reminded some of the release of Soviet-era dissidents and seemed likely to...
| Dec 24, 2013
| 9:57 AM
MOSCOW -- Investigators began closing criminal cases against 28 Greenpeace activists and two freelance journalists Tuesday as part of an amnesty viewed by many as an effort by President Vladimir Putin to polish Russia’s image before hosting the...
| Dec 3, 2013
| 4:22 PM
IndyCar just released its television schedule for next year and the race at Pocono Raceway on July 6 is set to be broadcast on the NBC Sports Network. IndyCar's return to Pocono this past July was televised by ABC, but perhaps the change in format to a...
| Dec 6, 2013
Sunday, Dec. 8
Holiday concert Frances Motyca Dawson conducts the Columbia Pro Cantare Chorus and Orchestra in Handel's "Messiah" at 7:30 p.m. at the Jim Rouse Theater, 5460 Trumpeter Road in Columbia. Tickets are $20-$25. Information: 410-799-9321....
| Nov 19, 2013
| 4:02 PM
Performances of "The Nutcracker" tend to be family affairs, as audience members who've found themselves awash in tiny fans decked out in velvet, lace and miniature plaid bow ties can attest.
It's often a family affair on stage too. Witness Westmont-...
| Nov 27, 2013
| 4:30 PM
The team behind "Milk" -- director Gus Van Sant, writer Dustin Lance Black and producer Bruce Cohen -- will be traveling to St. Petersburg, Russia, for a closing-night screening Nov. 30 of the 2008 film at the LGBT-themed festival Bok o Bok (Side by Side)...
| Nov 18, 2013
| 1:26 PM
MOSCOW -- A court in St. Petersburg ruled Monday that three Greenpeace activists arrested in the Arctic could be released on bail, but denied a similar request by an additional member of the environmental group.
Those ordered released on $66,000 bail...
| Nov 13, 2013
| 6:00 AM
PALM SPRINGS — A modest little painting near the entry to the exhibition "Richard Diebenkorn: The Berkeley Years, 1953-1966" is a harbinger of things to come.
Not just for the lovely and engrossing show that unfolds in the galleries at the Palm...
| Oct 29, 2013
| 11:10 AM
Russian hosts of the Group of 20 summit near St. Petersburg in September sent world leaders home with gifts designed to keep on giving: memory sticks and recharging cables programmed to spy on their communications, two Italian newspapers reported Tuesday....
| Oct 7, 2013
| 3:05 AM
The first ever Forge Fest was a sensational success. Don't miss the second one on Oct. 11. This Forge Fest will again fill the Tot Lot with merriment from 1-4 p.m.
The Forge Fests, which grew out of the farmers markets, are the creative genius of Mary...