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  • Maxine Kumin dies at 88; Pulitzer Prize-winning poet

    Maxine Kumin dies at 88; Pulitzer Prize-winning poet
    Decades before she won the Pulitzer Prize for poetry, Maxine Kumin was a student at Radcliffe College who had summoned the courage to show a handful of her poems to an instructor. His comment couldn't have been more withering. "Say it with flowers,"...
  • Saturday's TV Highlights and Weekend Talk: '42' on HBO

    Saturday's TV Highlights and Weekend Talk: '42' on HBO
    Customized TV Listings are available here: www.latimes.com/tvtimes Click here to download TV listings for the week of Feb. 9 - 15, 2014 in PDF format This week's TV Movies   See latest XXII Winter Olympics TV schedule here.   --------------------...
  • Virginia attorney general to ignore state's gay marriage ban

    Virginia attorney general to ignore state's gay marriage ban
    Newly elected Virginia Atty. Gen. Mark R. Herring filed a court opinion Thursday declaring the state’s voter-approved ban on gay marriage unconstitutional and announcing his office will no longer defend the law. The decision follows recent federal...
  • Beyonce performs at Michelle Obama's 50th birthday, shares pics

    Beyonce performs at Michelle Obama's 50th birthday, shares pics
    Mrs. Carter goes to Washington — again! Beyonce helped pal Michelle Obama, you know, the first lady of the United States, celebrate her 50th birthday at the White House on Saturday. The "XO" singer, 32, who also performed at President Obama's...
  • George W. Bush tries to paint over a failed presidency

    George W. Bush tries to paint over a failed presidency
    This was the year that George W. Bush, five years after his calamitous presidency, came in from the wilderness and went on "The Tonight Show With Jay Leno" to say, "I think I'm a painter." He presented his host with a grinning portrait, and the audience...
  • New MOCA director Philippe Vergne is a museum veteran

    New MOCA director Philippe Vergne is a museum veteran
    In naming Philippe Vergne, a seasoned career museum professional, as its new director, L.A.'s Museum of Contemporary Art has opted for fundamentals instead of glitz. Vergne, 47, arrives with credentials that include more than 20 years running museums or...
  • As interest rates rise, hybrid mortgages may be a good option

    As interest rates rise, hybrid mortgages may be a good option
    WASHINGTON — Higher mortgage rates for 2014? Count on it. Could this be the year to check out hybrid mortgages, which haven't been popular lately? Maybe. You can count on interest rates going higher because: •The Federal Reserve intends...
  • Saturday's TV Highlights and Weekend Talk: 'June in January'

    Saturday's TV Highlights and Weekend Talk: 'June in January'
    Customized TV Listings are available here: www.latimes.com/tvtimes Click here to download TV listings for the week of Jan. 19 - 25, 2014 in PDF format This week's TV Movies     -------------------- SERIES MythBusters This new episode tests a...
  • U.S. intelligence gathering not likely to change much

    U.S. intelligence gathering not likely to change much
    WASHINGTON — "I already won," Edward Snowden declared recently about the reaction to his disclosures of National Security Agency secrets. But as President Obama prepares to unveil new recommendations and rules for government surveillance in a...
  • Iran sanctions bill standoff may not amount to much

     Iran sanctions bill standoff may not amount to much
    WASHINGTON — In public, the White House has unleashed scathing criticism of Senate backers of a bill that would slap additional sanctions on Iran, calling the bipartisan effort a march toward war that could upend negotiations to halt the Islamic...
  • Insurgents could quickly bounce back in Afghanistan, analysis warns

    Insurgents could quickly bounce back in Afghanistan, analysis warns
    WASHINGTON — U.S. intelligence agencies warn in a new, classified assessment that insurgents could quickly regain control of key areas of Afghanistan and threaten the capital as soon as 2015 if American troops are fully withdrawn next year,...