| Jan 30, 2014
| 6:11 PM
"Vodka is our enemy, so we'll utterly consume it!" goes the old Russian proverb. That love-hate relationship is thought to have helped send 37% of Russian men in 2005 to the grave before they had toasted their 55th birthday. And a new study finds that,...
| Feb 3, 2014
| 12:56 PM
JUBA, South Sudan -- Nelson Mandela left an estate worth about $4.1 million -- a minuscule fortune compared to the wealth of many African leaders -- to his widow, Graca Machel; other family members; staff; and educational institutions, according to a...
| Feb 5, 2014
| 9:41 AM
Miley Cyrus plans to wear clothes by L.A. designer Brian Lichtenberg on her Bangerz tour, sources tell the New York Post. Lichtenberg is known for his drug-oriented and other cheeky pieces, such as garments with logos that play on well-established labels,...
| Feb 5, 2014
| 5:51 PM
Chinese health authorities have identified a brand-new type of bird flu that killed an elderly woman in November and infected at least one other person in January.
That trend prompted the experts to call for stepped-up surveillance to track the new...
| Feb 5, 2014
| 7:55 PM
Louise Brough Clapp
Top-ranked tennis player of the 1940s, '50s
Louise Brough Clapp, 90, a former top-ranked tennis player who learned the game on Beverly Hills' Roxbury Park courts and went on to win 35 major tournament titles in the 1940s and '50s,...
| Feb 7, 2014
| 3:00 PM
So I'm waiting at a stoplight when another piece of techno-pop skitters across the car radio, and the notion hits me: Is romance dead?
Better suited perhaps to a Time magazine cover or an article in New York magazine, the question nonetheless is soon...
| Dec 18, 2013
| 1:14 AM
LONDON — Ronnie Biggs, one of the most famous criminals in British history, who helped commit the Great Train Robbery of 1963, broke out of prison, enjoyed a notoriously colorful life on the lam in Brazil and then gave himself up, in thoroughly...
| Jan 17, 2014
| 6:06 PM
Longtime head of World Boxing Council
Jose Sulaiman, 82, a wealthy Mexican businessman who was the longtime head of the World Boxing Council sanctioning body, died Thursday in Los Angeles, said his son Mauricio. The elder Sulaiman had...
| Dec 27, 2013
| 1:58 PM
That Christmas crib toy you got junior? It might be just the thing to give him strep throat, according to a new study.
The bacteria that cause strep throat may linger far longer on inanimate objects than previous lab tests suggested, according to...
| Dec 31, 2013
| 7:02 PM
HOUSTON – Former First Lady Barbara Bush, 88, has been hospitalized for early signs of pneumonia, but she was said to be in "great spirits."
"Former First Lady Barbara Bush was admitted to Methodist Hospital in Houston's Texas Medical Center...
| Jan 4, 2014
| 10:53 AM
After six days of receiving treatment for pneumonia, Barbara Bush — the wife of one president and the mother of another — was released from Houston Methodist Hospital on Saturday morning.
"I cannot thank the doctors and nurses at Houston...