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  • ‘Hobbit’: Stephen Hunter on Bombur’s blubber, dwarf boot camp

     
    One of the most memorable dwarfs in “The Hobbit” is Bombur, described by J.R.R. Tolkien as “immensely fat and heavy.” ......
  • Australia, Iran, South Korea earn World Cup berths

    SANDY, Utah -- Three more teams earned places in next summer's World Cup in Brazil with Australia, Iran and South Korea all advancing through regional qualifying Tuesday. Australia got a goal from substitute Josh Kennedy in the 83rd minute to beat Iraq,...
  • Cate Blanchett, Isabelle Huppert debut in 'The Maids' in Australia

    Cate Blanchett, Isabelle Huppert debut in 'The Maids' in Australia
    It's a pairing that theater producers in New York and London would no doubt go ga-ga over. But for the time being at least, only audiences in Sydney, Australia, can catch Cate Blanchett and French film icon Isabelle Huppert performing a frightening...
  • Movie review: 'Wish You Were Here' an intriguing vacation-gone-wrong thriller

    Movie review: 'Wish You Were Here' an intriguing vacation-gone-wrong thriller
    The Aussie import "Wish You Were Here" offers a distinctive, highly effective take on the vacation-from-hell thriller. First-time director Kieran Darcy-Smith, working from a powerful script he wrote with wife — and the film's co-star —...
  • Ida Margaret McRonald (nee Magness)

    Ida Margaret McRonald (nee Magness)
    Ida Margaret McRonald (nee Magness) was born on October 2, 1930 and died of leukemia in Verdugo Hills Hospital on May 26, 2013. She was born in Crumlin, a small town in Wales. Her parents were Stephen Lester Magness and Ethel (Watkins) Magness. As a...
  • News of the Weird: Jails Need Locks Too?

    News of the Weird: Jails Need Locks Too?
    “Fulton Jail Will Get Working Cell Locks,” read the Dec. 19 Atlanta Journal-Constitution headline. The county commission serving Atlanta had finally voted to break a longstanding 3-3 tie that prevented buying new jailhouse locks -- even...
  • Travelzoo: Travel Smart With Gabe Saglie

    Exotic Vacation Thailand Roundtrip airfare from LAX to Bangkok 11 nights’ accommodations, including multiple 5-Star Le Meridien hotels · Guests spend 4 nights in Bangkok, 4 nights in the walled city of Chiang Mai, 2 nights in contemporary Chiang Rai and...
  • Kate Leaves Hospital After Morning Sickness Treatment

    Kate Leaves Hospital After Morning Sickness Treatment
    LONDON -- Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, left hospital Thursday morning, three days after being admitted for acute morning sickness. She emerged from the hospital accompanied by her husband Prince William and was driven away by a waiting car. A St....
  • Prank Call Radio Station to Donate Funds to Nurse's Family

    Prank Call Radio Station to Donate Funds to Nurse's Family
    LONDON -- The Australian radio station that made a prank call to a UK hospital that apparently resulted in the death of a nurse says it will donate at least 500,000 Australian dollars (US$524,000) to a fund for the nurse's family. Jacintha Saldanha...
  • Dr. Frances H. Trimble, Planned Parenthood of Md. medical director

    Dr. Frances H. Trimble, Planned Parenthood of Md. medical director
    Dr. Frances H. Trimble, a gynecologist who had been medical director of Planned Parenthood of Maryland for nearly three decades, died Friday of pneumonia at Roland Park Place. She was 94. "She took Planned Parenthood from a highly criticized small...
  • Rosealma R. "Rose" Loewe 1919 - 2013

    Rosealma R. "Rose" Loewe 1919 - 2013
    Rosealma R. “Rose” Loewe was born in Topsham, Maine, in 1919 and passed away Friday, Feb. 22, 2013, in San Luis Obispo. Often calling herself a “Mainiac,” a play on the name of her birth state, Mom greeted each person she...