| May 8, 2012
| 4:38 PM
After a flock of European presidents turned away to protest the alleged beating of imprisoned Yulia Tymoshenko, Ukraine called off a European summit scheduled for this weekend, an embarrassing step for a country still trying to court the European Union...
| Dec 18, 2011
| 11:26 AM
Vaclav Havel, the former dissident playwright who led Czechoslovakia's 1989 "Velvet Revolution" against communism and then served as his country's president, died Sunday. He was 75.
Havel, a former chain smoker with chronic respiratory problems, had been...
| Apr 29, 2012
If your destination is Bratislava, be prepared for a few questions: Is that in Eastern Europe? (No, it's in Central Europe.)
Capital of Slovenia, right? (Uh, no.)
Where is that? (The last question courtesy of a Customs employee at LAX.)
| Sep 2, 2012
What would have been John Cage's 100th birthday on Wednesday is being celebrated around the globe throughout the year. Here's a selective listing:Full story | Timeline | Music | Inspiration | Critic's Notebook
John Cage: Zen Ox-Herding...
| Jan 23, 2012
Richard J. Sheirer
NYC emergency official at time of 9/11
Richard J. Sheirer, 65, the former New York City emergency management chief who helped guide the city through the aftermath of the Sept. 11 attacks, died Thursday after experiencing chest pains....
| Apr 22, 2012
It's never been easier to feel like a natural woman. The 1960s mantra about getting ourselves back to the garden now applies to an increasing number of beauty products, with some small companies literally going to the garden and farm to bring customers...
| Jul 27, 2012
| 12:58 PM
Universal Music Group has submitted a proposal to the European Commission to sell off major assets in exchange for regulatory approval for its proposed $1.9 billion acquisition of EMI Recorded Music, the company said.
Because the deal would reduce the...
| Mar 9, 2012
New Jersey's 1st black congressman
Rep. Donald Payne, 77, the first African American congressman elected to represent New Jersey and a former chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus, died Tuesday at a hospital in Livingston, N.J. He...
| Apr 19, 2012
| 4:40 PM
U.S. officials this week turned over a nearly 500-year-old Italian painting that had been stolen during World War II to the descendants of its Jewish owner. The painting, titled "Christ Carrying the Cross Dragged By A Rascal," was created by Italian...
| Nov 4, 2011
| 4:36 PM
Eighteen feature films have been submitted to the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for awards consideration in the animated feature film category....
| Jul 20, 2010
| 4:35 PM
Following last Sunday's debut of the extreme fishing series "Monster Fish," the National Geographic Channel offers up another show in the popular genre. "Fish Warrior" follows adventurer and angler Jakub VÃ¡gner as he journeys on extreme fishing...