| Feb 19, 2014
| 6:00 AM
SALFORD, England — Just a few yards from the messy camper van where he now spends his nights, Hytham Chlouk points through some winter-stricken trees at what he calls "the death star."
It's a giant derrick that rises high in a clearing behind a...
| Feb 14, 2014
| 3:00 PM
SAN DIEGO — A fascinating experiment is underway at San Diego's flagship theater, the Old Globe. Now under the leadership of Barry Edelstein, the theater is seeking a return to the form of its Tony-winning heyday under Jack O'Brien.
Can the Globe'...
| Feb 13, 2014
| 8:30 AM
Marcel Theroux takes identity theft to a new level in "Strange Bodies," a literary science fiction novel as entertaining as it is thought-provoking and disturbing. The author of four previous novels, Theroux was a finalist for both the National Book Award...
| Feb 13, 2014
| 8:23 AM
LONDON – Escalating the fight against secession, the British government warned Thursday that Scotland would lose the right to continue using the pound as its currency if voters there say yes to a historic referendum on independence this fall....
| Feb 12, 2014
| 1:39 PM
The Bank of England sought Wednesday to assure markets and businesses it won't raise its key interest rate any time soon despite a faster-than-expected decline in Britain's jobless rate.
The central bank previously said it would consider raising its...
| Feb 10, 2014
| 1:34 PM
Congratulations to the five Americans who appear on the first shortlist of the British Folio Prize. The shortlist, announced Monday, is eight authors long. In addition to the Americans, one Canadian and two British-born authors are on the list.
| Feb 8, 2014
| 6:00 AM
It was the pop culture equivalent of the Big Bang, a televised moment that changed music for decades to come.
Fifty years ago Sunday, the Beatles made their U.S. live television debut on "The Ed Sullivan Show" as 73 million people tuned in, the...
| Feb 7, 2014
| 5:44 PM
A team of British scientists have found what they believe to be the oldest human footprints in Europe, dating back at least 800,000 years.
Analysis of the prints revealed they were likely made by five early humans including men, women and children...
| Feb 6, 2014
| 4:52 PM
Ben Kingsley is back as the Mandarin — or more precisely, actor Trevor Slattery — in Marvel's new one-shot, “All […]...
| Feb 4, 2014
| 3:10 PM
A 3-month-old boy was removed from a Littlerock home and a man arrested on federal charges that he produced child pornography with the infant and emailed it to an undercover detective in England, officials said Tuesday.
Robert Dale Schrader, 33, of...
| Feb 1, 2014
| 8:06 PM
When Austrian-born actor Maximilian Schell won the best actor Academy Award in 1962 for his role in "Judgment at Nuremberg," he gave a short thank-you speech in which he recalled being questioned by a customs official upon first arriving in the United...