| Jan 23, 2014
| 8:47 AM
Tony Kelly is a plumber in Louisville, Ky., who thought last Friday would just be a normal work day. He got his list of calls for the day, when one of his co-workers noticed something: One of the houses he was going to was right next door to where...
| Jan 23, 2014
| 1:53 PM
In Alexander Payne's "Nebraska," comedian Will Forte surprised audiences by playing the straight man to Bruce Dern and June Squibb's slightly unhinged cranks. For his follow-up performance in director Steph Green's luminous and lovely "Run and Jump,"...
| Jan 6, 2014
| 9:39 PM
PHILADELPHIA — The woman who dubbed herself "Jihad Jane" was sentenced to 10 years in federal prison Monday for a range of terrorism offenses, including conspiring to kill a Swedish cartoonist who had depicted the prophet Muhammad as a dog....
| Jan 12, 2014
| 3:17 PM
SHANNON, Ireland -- Vice President Joe Biden will hold separate meetings with Israel’s prime minister and president as part of his visit leading a U.S. delegation to mourn the late Ariel Sharon, the vice president’s office said Sunday....
| Dec 16, 2013
| 1:14 PM
CAIRO -- The pictures were supposed to depict a cross-section of Egyptian society. But they somehow didn’t look quite right -- and as it turned out, they weren’t.
A massive banner that was displayed Sunday during a nationally televised...
| Dec 15, 2013
| 11:03 AM
Actor Peter O’Toole, the swashbuckling star who received eight Academy Award nominations over a distinguished film career, died Saturday in London, his agent, Steve Kenis, said in an email to The Times.
O’Toole was 81.
A cause of death was...
| Dec 10, 2013
| 5:00 AM
Whatever form Irish novelist and playwright Sebastian Barry happens to be working in, you can be sure that he will be drunk with language. Words make him swoon. He loves the way they sound and slide off each other, the singsong rhythms they fall into...
| Dec 14, 2013
| 9:47 AM
LONDON – After three difficult years, Ireland is to emerge from its financial bailout program Sunday, the first nation to do so out of the five Eurozone countries that have had to seek rescue funds from international lenders.
But official relief...
| Oct 3, 2013
| 10:20 AM
Securities regulators filed a series of letters on Thursday in which they raised questions about disclosures by Apple Inc. of its Irish tax strategies.
Ultimately, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission took no action against Apple, which agreed to...
| Oct 8, 2013
| 4:48 PM
When the topic of the Pogues comes up in casual conversation, the first thought isn’t necessarily the sound of their guitars. More likely it has something to do with singer Shane MacGowan’s sneering voice, the driving accordion, the whistle...
| Oct 15, 2013
| 3:04 PM
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Eleanor Catton took the 2013 Man Booker Prize for "The Luminaries" at an awards ceremony in London on Tuesday night. At age 28, Catton is the youngest novelist ever to win the...