| Dec 6, 2013
| 11:37 AM
Despite a downgrade to its credit rating, Australia's national airline said it remains financially strong and continues with "business as usual."
The Qantas Group issued the statement Friday, one day after Standard & Poor's dropped the credit rating for...
| Dec 6, 2013
| 10:55 AM
The United States will open play in the 2014 World Cup on June 16 in Natal, Brazil, in a Group G game against Ghana, a team that has eliminated it from the last two tournaments.
The Americans were drawn into Group G along with Germany and Portugal....
| Dec 13, 2013
| 5:31 PM
After six months on the job, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti plans to fly to Australia next week for a 15-day getaway.
Garcetti, who vacationed in Belize in June, will travel with his wife, Amy Wakeland, and their 2-year-old daughter, Maya.
| Oct 29, 2013
| 1:38 PM
Dolly Parton was a fireball of energy when she called for a quick 10-minute chat about her forthcoming album, “Blue Smoke,” and the companion tour that takes her to Australia in February and then across Europe next summer, with some U.S. dates...
| Jun 16, 2013
| 8:26 PM
Champion tennis player in 1930s
Gene Mako, 97, a champion tennis player who paired with the legendary Don Budge to win four doubles titles at Wimbledon and the U.S. Open in the 1930s, died Friday at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los...
| Jun 16, 2013
| 2:25 PM
Gene Mako, a champion tennis player who paired with the legendary Don Budge to win four doubles titles at Wimbledon and the U.S. Open in the 1930s, died Friday at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, said his wife, Laura. He was 97 and had...
| Jun 5, 2013
| 6:00 AM
"Insane Coaster Wars" would be the ultimate road trip for any ride enthusiast who had about $100,000 to drop on a single vacation and the fortitude to travel around the world.
Photos: 28 thrill rides competing in 'Insane Coaster Wars'
Premiering at 8:...
| Aug 20, 2013
| 10:27 AM
A rural Oklahoma shooting has drawn widespread attention in Australia after a visiting student was randomly shot and killed by "bored" teenagers looking for a target, police said.
Chris Lane, 22, a baseball player on scholarship with East Central...
| Sep 12, 2013
| 6:15 AM
A dance season has tended to be defined by one or two international companies of hefty size that have the selling power equivalent of a blockbuster movie. As with the blockbuster, however, that model has morphed.
It has become prohibitively expensive...
| Aug 22, 2013
| 4:57 PM
Christopher Lane was Australian. But his death in Oklahoma -- allegedly at the hands of three "bored" teenagers -- has become entangled in uncomfortable conversations and innuendo about race in the U.S.
And nothing about the debate, of course, has...
| Aug 8, 2013
| 4:33 PM
Simon Cowell and Howard Stern may have radically different backgrounds, but both sit at judges' tables on reality competition shows, and they are tied atop Forbes magazine's list of the highest-paid TV personalities.
According to Forbes, Cowell and...