| Jun 23, 2013
| 5:00 AM
Are you easily annoyed these days? Me too.
So, herewith, a brief sampling of the most annoying and shamelessly under-analyzed and under-reported incidents of recent weeks.
•Democratic silence as President Barack Obama follows and expands upon...
| Jun 13, 2013
| 11:22 AM
Kate Middleton, now the Duchess of Cambridge, is officially godmother to ... a cruise ship.
The pregnant wife of Britain's Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, christened Princess Cruises' Royal Princess ship in Southampton, England, on Thursday with...
| May 23, 2013
| 4:00 AM
Vladimir Putin emerged from the obscurity of a secret agent’s life when called to Moscow in 1997 by power-hungry oligarchs in search of a pliable accomplice to plant in the Kremlin. In little more than two years, Putin was president of Russia and...
| Apr 26, 2013
| 4:21 PM
As you know, Margaret Thatcher died April 8 at the age of 87 after serving as Britain's prime minister from 1979 until 1990. We owe her a debt for at least two reasons, one of them principled, the other cautionary.
First and foremost, Thatcher took...
| Apr 20, 2013
| 1:24 PM
BALTIMORE -- A tuba and banjo duo dressed in saddle shoes, khakis and button-down shirts plays polkas and foxtrots by a set of escalators at the Baltimore-Washington International Airport on Friday morning. A nearby shoeshine man takes a break from his...
| Apr 19, 2013
| 2:04 PM
Do you like ocean views, peace, quiet and solitude, and a captive congregation? Then the island of Tristan da Cunha could be perfect. It's advertising for a new parish priest — the previous incumbent left in 2010.
There are some catches, though,...
| Apr 18, 2013
| 4:22 PM
Yo! When the Pennsylvania legislature is in session, numerous “NONCONTROVERSIAL” resolutions usually sail through the House. These are commemorative items all lawmakers, regardless of party, can agree on. They deal with naming bridges after...
| Apr 18, 2013
| 1:31 PM
The art of the dance is enjoying a popularity not experienced since the 1950s when members of its royal family were Gene Kelly, Fred Astaire, Cyd Charisse and Ann Miller. TV's "Dancing with the Stars" shares some of the credit — along with musical...
| Apr 17, 2013
| 6:45 AM
Regarding the recent article, "Argentine leader not on list for Thatcher funeral" (April 12), it seems logical that to me Great Britain did not invite Cristina Fernandez, the president of Argentina to Margaret Thatcher's funeral. The news item, however,...
| Apr 16, 2013
| 9:24 AM
LONDON (AP) — With more than 30 marathons this weekend and big events on the horizon, officials around the world are looking at security efforts in the wake of the fatal bomb blasts that shook Boston's race.
Britain was making last-minute...
| Apr 16, 2013
| 7:30 AM
While the mainstream media in America love to wax poetic about former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, the sainted "Iron Lady" of the Cold War, it might be wise to remember the real person behind the carefully polished myth ("Margaret Thatcher...