| May 20, 2014
| 7:10 AM
Greek food, music and dancing are the draw at the annual Newport News Greek Festival, taking place this year from May 29-June 1.
Under a large tent set up on the grounds of the Orthodox Church, guests can enjoy favorite Greek dishes such as moussaka,...
| Mar 21, 2014
| 2:05 PM
"It is enough to know the history of Crimea and what Russia and Crimea have always meant for each other." So Vladimir Putin justified the Russian annexation of Crimea in a speech in the Kremlin on Tuesday.
"In the hearts and minds of people," the...
| Feb 28, 2014
| 5:26 AM
Gurnee police are holding a woman for questioning in the vandalism of nearly a dozen churches and at least one mosque within the village and in Waukegan, Gurnee Police Cmdr. Jay Patrick said.
Authorities had asked for the public’s help in...
| May 1, 2014
| 9:23 AM
Perhaps at some point it will again be possible to write the name Woody Allen and go from there. But after a year marked by artistic highs and controversial lows for the filmmaker, it seems impossible. All you'll find on the docket today is a look at...
| Apr 17, 2014
| 5:30 PM
Perhaps at some point it will again be possible to write the name Woody Allen and go from there. But after a year marked by artistic highs and controversial lows for the filmmaker, it seems impossible. To address the elephant in the room, all you'll...
| May 9, 2014
| 4:05 AM
Tens of millions of dollars in public funding for nongovernmental aid organizations is under scrutiny after the arrest of the head of a mine-clearing organization accused of embezzling $12.4 million, Greek authorities say.
Three civil servants could...
| Apr 20, 2014
| 5:01 AM
Pope Francis, in his Easter address before a huge crowd, on Sunday denounced the "immense wastefulness" in the world while many go hungry and called for an end to conflicts in Syria, Ukraine and Africa.
"We ask you, Lord Jesus, to put an end to all...
| May 11, 2014
| 8:08 AM
The people of war-battered central Homs came Sunday to salvage what remained of their belongings and homes after years of conflict and siege.
A deal finalized last week led to the evacuation of some 2,000 rebel fighters from the historic Old City,...
| Mar 2, 2014
| 11:53 AM
JERUSALEM -- Hundreds of thousands of ultra-Orthodox Jews rallied in Jerusalem on Sunday to protest emerging legislation that could end their sweeping exemption from military service.
The country’s capital was paralyzed as access to Jerusalem...
| Mar 9, 2014
| 1:55 PM
BEIRUT -- At least a dozen Greek Orthodox nuns kidnapped by Syrian rebels near Damascus in December were released on Sunday, according to Syria’s official news agency and Lebanese media reports.
The state-run Syrian news outlet reported that the...
| Mar 11, 2014
| 9:46 AM
A retired Chicago police sergeant was shot and critically wounded after two robbers broke into his home in the East Side neighborhood and asked where he kept his safe, police said.
Elmer Brown, 73, was shot in the neck and taken to Advocate Christ...