| Nov 20, 2014
| 1:42 PM
Spain's richest and most-titled aristocrat, the flamboyant Duchess of Alba, who was once a childhood playmate of Britain's queen and went on to become one of Europe's most eccentric fashionistas, died Thursday at her home in Seville. She was 88.
| Nov 26, 2014
| 6:09 PM
Of the original 102 Pilgrims who arrived in North America aboard the Mayflower in the fall of 1620, only about half survived to celebrate the first Thanksgiving, in November 1621. The rest perished through starvation and lack of shelter. The survivors...
| Nov 28, 2014
| 3:04 PM
It was a Malawi holiday for Madonna.
The music icon spent her Thanksgiving in the African nation from which her adopted children David Banda and Mercy James hail. There she promoted her charity Raising Malawi and met with the Malawian President Peter...
| Nov 27, 2014
| 12:21 PM
Shirley Deane Cammack, a retired Kernan Hospital worker who was in the British intelligence service during the Cold War, died of cancer Nov. 19 while on vacation with her family at Culebra Island, Puerto Rico. The former Dickeyville resident was 80....
| Dec 2, 2014
| 10:39 AM
Pharrell Williams and Joan Collins are among the lid-loving celebrities set to be inducted into the Headwear Hall of Fame in 2015.
Now in its seventh year, the Hall of Fame was created by the Headwear Assn., a 105-year-old trade group whose stated...
| Oct 23, 2014
| 4:06 PM
I am glad that Election Day is almost here. It will allow me, I confess, and thousands of others to correct a damaging mistake we made four years ago when we voted for Dannel Malloy for governor. He is not the sensible, moderate Democrat that he told us...
| Oct 24, 2014
| 6:49 AM
Happy Friday. Five things for today in Orlando: A NYC doctor tested positive for Ebola; a man killed a bear in his home; Shar-pei dogs valued at $6,000 missing; and more.
1. A doctor in New York City has tested positive for the Ebola virus. He...
| Oct 24, 2014
| 5:14 AM
Britain's Queen Elizabeth made her first foray into the world of social media on Friday when she sent out her inaugural message on Twitter.
"It is a pleasure to open the Information Age exhibition today at the @sciencemuseum and I hope people will enjoy...
| Oct 25, 2014
| 8:00 AM
My geeky teenage years were filled with escapes to this city's bookstores. Most weekends were spent leaning against their bookcases and reading seemingly a little bit of everything, from Russian short stories to picture books about steam trains. I was a...
| Oct 27, 2014
| 12:19 PM
Queen Elizabeth II's first tweet garnered a sizable response, receiving over 40,000 retweets and more than 40,000 favorites.
Most of those responding welcomed Her Majesty to the social network. But not everyone was pleased.
"F--- off," read one...
| Oct 21, 2014
| 12:10 PM
If you love days at sea and have plenty of time and money, the Boomerang Voyage from Cruise Specialists should float your boat. This is a two-month vacation package round trip from the U.S. to Australia, with the outbound cruise aboard Cunard's Queen...