| Mar 17, 2015
| 11:26 AM
Prince Harry will wrap up his military service in June after 10 years of active duty.
The fourth in line to the British throne has undertaken two operational tours in Afghanistan, became a qualified Apache aircraft commander and spearheaded last fall'...
| Feb 27, 2015
| 12:24 PM
Snow rooms, better Wi-Fi and a continued emphasis on specialty food and drink are some of the trends for cruising in the next year or two.
Here are some details.
The 'wow' factor
The industry that put skating rinks and waterslides on ships keeps...
| Mar 4, 2015
| 11:26 AM
The essential Elton
Name: Sir Elton Hercules John, CBE (Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire); legally changed from Reginald Kenneth Dwight to Elton John in 1967; knighted by Britain's Queen Elizabeth II in 1998
| Feb 26, 2015
| 11:15 AM
Konichiwa, Prince William! The Duke of Cambridge has landed in Japan.
The second in line to the British throne kicked off his trip to the island-nation when he arrived in Tokyo on Thursday and is expected to spend about three days there before...
| Jan 29, 2015
| 7:45 AM
The Queen Mary will spend at least part of her 80th birthday with a royal relative. For the first time, the modern-day Queen Elizabeth will dock aside the historic Cunard ship-turned-hotel in Long Beach next Thursday.
"The Elizabeth will berth...
| Feb 21, 2015
| 11:43 AM
Tourists in Williamsburg before the city's restoration was well underway were left on their own to wander about unescorted, except at Bruton Parish Church. There, they would be greeted by the African-American sexton.
For nearly four decades, three men...
| Feb 18, 2015
| 8:30 PM
The first domino -- Greece -- in the long row comprising the European Union is wobbling and about to fall, and could take the whole EU and its common currency, the euro, down with it someday. Maybe someday soon.
The sweeping victory of an anti-euro party...
| Feb 10, 2015
| 2:30 AM
"I WANT IT all and I would like it delivered," said that ever improving philosopher Bette Midler. And today I am going to give you another one -- "None of us know if we've bought our last brassiere," said Elaine Stritch shortly before she left the...
| Feb 3, 2015
| 2:03 PM
Surprisingly, the Newport Beach Public Library's young-adult collection has three different series about female, orphaned teen spies that take place in historic England.
When I read "A Spy in the House" by Y.S. Lee, I was delighted and intrigued. In...
| Mar 4, 2015
| 9:19 AM
Prince William fed carrots to an elephant in southwestern China and raised the plight of its African counterparts being killed for their tusks in a speech Wednesday that called on China to do more to deter poaching. He urged China, which has come in for...
| Mar 2, 2015
| 4:00 PM
Ni hao, Prince William! The Duke of Cambridge has arrived in China on official royal business.
The prince was greeted by British ambassador Barbara Woodward on Sunday upon touching down in Beijing. On Monday, the second in line to the British throne...