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  • 'The Craziest OkCupid Date Ever' Set for Movie (EXCLUSIVE)

    New Line is going on "The Craziest OkCupid Date Ever," buying the movie rights to Clare Benson's tale of a three-week date. "Jeff and I traveled to eight countries in 21 days without changing clothes," Benson wrote in her article for Salon.com. "It...
  • Novak Djokovic rallies to beat Rafael Nadal for Italian Open title

    Novak Djokovic rallies to beat Rafael Nadal for Italian Open title
    Novak Djokovic extended his recent dominance over Rafael Nadal by rallying for a 4-6, 6-3, 6-3 victory Sunday to win the Italian Open for the third time — then dedicated the title to his flood-hit native Serbia. Having also been beaten in Monte...
  • Getty Villa's 'Heaven and Earth' a blockbuster show of Byzantium art

    When the great Irish poet William Butler Yeats prayed for some kind of connection to permanence and immortality, his thoughts turned to Byzantine art as the most perfect emblem of the profound, eternal state of creative grace he was after. He wrote,...
  • Letters: A different kind of Cold War

    Re "Not your father's Cold War," March 18 I agree with Jonah Goldberg that the West and talking heads are mistaken in their reactions to what's happening in Ukraine. For one, it is much more complex than any of us can see. Also, Russian President...
  • Seniors on the Go: Railpass or no railpass?

    Seniors on the Go: Railpass or no railpass?
    If you're heading for Europe this summer -- and plan to travel around while you're there -- you may well be considering some form of railpass. Before you buy, however, take a close look at all your alternatives. The variety of pass options is staggering:...
  • Travel risks, warnings and odd news from around the world

    The U.S. State Department continues to warn travelers to defer all non-essential visits to Pakistan and strongly warns travelers about venturing to the Gaza Strip. A short-term alert has also been issued to Americans attending the Olympic Games in Russia....
  • How big an Army do we need?

    Almost every time this country finishes a major war, we cut the Army appropriately — and then we cut too much. After World War II, we demobilized massively, but then went too far. The result in 1950 was Task Force Smith, the first U.S. Army ground...
  • Kindness One: Finding a lifeline in Sarajevo

    Kindness One: Finding a lifeline in Sarajevo
    "I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear" -- Nelson Mandela As I continue to travel across the world relying on the kindness of...
  • Zagreb Festival Prize Delivered to 'Lunchbox'

    ZAGREB, Croatia -- The international features jury at the Zagreb Film Festival, which is one of the Balkan region's top movie events, delivered the top prize to "The Lunchbox" Saturday at the closing ceremony in the historic Europa Kino movie theater,...
  • Baltimore author Wil Hylton to discuss book about MIA recovery mission

    Baltimore author Wil Hylton to discuss book about MIA recovery mission
    For the Baltimore journalist Wil Hylton, some ugly numbers help represent the painful legacy of American armed forces members who remain missing in action. One statistic is 83,000 — the number of Americans who have disappeared in battle since...
  • Albania asked to host destruction of Syria's chemical arsenal

     Albania asked to host destruction of Syria's chemical arsenal
    WASHINGTON — For years, when the United States has needed to hand off a dirty diplomatic chore, one obscure nation has reliably raised its hand: Albania. A poor sliver of a country clinging to the edge of Europe, Albania took in ethnic Uighur...