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  • 25 years later, have we learned anything from the Exxon Valdez?

    25 years later, have we learned anything from the Exxon Valdez?
    Some lessons take a long time to sink in. The Exxon Valdez disaster, which occurred 25 years ago this week when the oil tanker struck a reef in Alaska's Prince William Sound, was both the product of previous lessons unlearned and the source of new lessons...
  • Prince George gets full-time nanny: Maria Teresa Turrion Borrallo

    Prince George gets full-time nanny: Maria Teresa Turrion Borrallo
    Prince George has a new nanny: Maria Teresa Turrion Borrallo, according to Kensington Palace, which identified the little royal's caretaker on Thursday and asked that her privacy be respected. Borrallo, reportedly in her 30s and described as a...
  • Britain's Royal Mint opts for a pound of prevention with new coin

    Britain's Royal Mint opts for a pound of prevention with new coin
    LONDON — Trying not to be penny-wise but pound-foolish, Britain announced Wednesday that it will ditch its venerable round 1-pound coin in favor of a new 12-sided model specially designed to foil counterfeiters. The new piece, to enter circulation...
  • Duchess Catherine's doctor Marcus Setchell knighted by Prince William

    Duchess Catherine's doctor Marcus Setchell knighted by Prince William
    Prince William has granted knighthood to Queen Elizabeth II's and Duchess Catherine's doctor, who led the St. Mary's Hospital team that delivered Prince George last summer, according to reports out of Britain on Tuesday. Marcus Setchell was dubbed Sir...
  • 'Divergent's' Shailene Woodley talks George Clooney in Marie Claire

    'Divergent's' Shailene Woodley talks George Clooney in Marie Claire
    Shailene Woodley, soon to be seen in "Divergent," is on the cover of the April issue of Marie Claire. Inside, she talks about leaving her teens, social media, her first kiss, fan attention and former costar George Clooney. “He’s still one of...
  • No new baby plan yet for Prince William, Catherine; George crawling

    No new baby plan yet for Prince William, Catherine; George crawling
    Kate Middleton and Prince William have their hands full enough with their son Prince George, delaying any plans the royals might have for another royal baby, they revealed Monday during St. Patrick's Day festivities in England. The duke and duchess of...
  • Prince Harry, girlfriend Cressida Bonas pack in public appearances

    Prince Harry, girlfriend Cressida Bonas pack in public appearances
    Prince Harry and girlfriend Cressida Bonas prominently displayed their relationshop by appearing together at various high-profile events over the last week. Naturally, they've provided ample fodder for the royal rumor mill. Last week, Prince William's...
  • A fairy-tale life for 'Lac' choreographer Jean-Christophe Maillot

    A fairy-tale life for 'Lac' choreographer Jean-Christophe Maillot
    Think "story ballet," and the tutu and tiara-clad princesses that come to mind are usually onstage — not behind the scenes. But French-born choreographer Jean-Christophe Maillot found a real-life noblewoman in Caroline, the Princess of Hanover,...
  • 'Downton Abbey' recap: Wading into new waters

    'Downton Abbey' recap: Wading into new waters
    The most delightful moment in Sunday’s season finale of “Downton Abbey” comes at the very end, as Carson and Mrs. Hughes, throw caution to the wind, grasp each other's hands and wade barefoot into the cold salty ocean water together....
  • Prince William's smashingly bad idea

    Prince William's smashingly bad idea
    You’d think someone whose very life and livelihood are all about history would be a little more mindful of it – even the bad bits. Of all people, Prince William, the heir presumptive to the British throne, should know something about the...
  • McNamara's Picks: 'Ripper Street,' 'Downton Abbey,' 'The Americans'

    McNamara's Picks: 'Ripper Street,' 'Downton Abbey,' 'The Americans'
    "Ripper Street": The BBC’s Victorian-era crime procedural set in London’s East End during the years following the grisly Jack the Ripper murders returns to BBC America on Saturday. Detective Inspector Edmund Reid (Matthew Macfadyen) and...