| Apr 11, 2014
| 4:28 PM
Barely three months after their release from Russian prison, Masha Alekhina and Nadya Tolokonnikova sit outside a Santa Monica hotel, smoking cigarettes, insisting that their group Pussy Riot is not a band.
"People sometimes think we are a musical group...
| Apr 14, 2014
| 3:00 AM
During Passover, the holiday that begins tonight, observant Jews avoid eating leavened bread and all other foods whose ingredients rise during preparation. That means doing without some of the modern diet's tastiest staples, from bagels and pizza to pasta...
| Mar 25, 2014
| 12:36 PM
SACRAMENTO -- Abbot Archimandrite Theodor Micka was awakened on Tuesday morning by his fellow priests with some good news.
Gov. Jerry Brown had signed legislation allowing the ailing 76-year-old abbot, who has terminal cancer, to be buried on the...
| 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...
| 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...
| Mar 12, 2014
| 3:03 PM
JERUSALEM -- Israeli legislators approved a controversial law Wednesday to end the historic exemption of ultra-Orthodox Jewish men from mandatory military service, a decision some religious leaders decried as persecution.
The Equal Service Law...
| Jun 23, 2014
| 10:40 AM
A Greek Orthodox priest accused of improperly spending more than $110,000 from a private trust for shopping trips and upscale dinners has been placed on unpaid administrative leave and suspended from his duties as parish priest at Saints Peter and Paul...
| Jun 24, 2014
| 9:24 AM
Tamar Iveri, an operatic soprano from the former Soviet republic of Georgia, has been fired from a production in Australia following remarks about gay people that appeared on her Facebook page. Iveri was supposed to appear in a staging of Verdi's "Otello,...
| Jun 25, 2014
| 1:30 PM
(Andre the) giant sale: Stop by the Obey warehouse sale from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday or 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday at 2722 Michelson Drive, Irvine, to save up to 85% on men's and women's lifestyle clothing and accessories. Information: obeyclothing.com....
| Jun 29, 2014
Elias Boudinot loved Harriet Gold, and Harriet loved Elias. In June 1824, 190 years ago this month, the Georgia man wrote a letter to the Cornwall woman asking her to marry him. She wrote back to say yes.
But Harriet didn't tell anyone her happy news...