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  • PASSINGS: Vincent G. Dowling, John La Montaine

    PASSINGS: Vincent G. Dowling, John La Montaine
    Vincent G. Dowling Actor, director gave Tom Hanks early break Actor and director Vincent G. Dowling, 83, who left behind a long career with Ireland's national theater to run a Shakespeare festival in Cleveland where he gave a young Tom Hanks an...
  • Irish voters reject plan to abolish nation's Senate

    Irish voters reject plan to abolish nation's Senate
    LONDON -- In a referendum many Americans would drool over, voters in Ireland have narrowly rejected a proposal to abolish their Senate, despite a vigorous campaign in favor of eliminating the upper house of parliament in order to save money. Results...
  • Unemployment benefits, water top Jerry Brown's post-vacation list

    Unemployment benefits, water top Jerry Brown's post-vacation list
    SACRAMENTO -- Now that Gov. Jerry Brown is back from his ancestral tour of Germany and Ireland, his attention is turning to priorities for the closing weeks of the legislative year, which ends Sept. 13. Though many of the governor’s major policy...
  • The Pogues' longtime guitarist Phil Chevron dies

    The Pogues' longtime guitarist Phil Chevron dies
    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...
  • Eleanor Catton's 'The Luminaries' wins 2013 Man Booker Prize

    Eleanor Catton's 'The Luminaries' wins 2013 Man Booker Prize
    This post has been updated. Please see note at bottom for details. 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...
  • Ruth Ozeki and Jhumpa Lahiri make Man Booker shortlist

    Ruth Ozeki and Jhumpa Lahiri make Man Booker shortlist
    Newcomers, familiar faces and books that haven't yet debuted in America have all made the 2013 Man Booker Prize shortlist. Ruth Ozeki and Jhumpa Lahiri are both finalists for the $58,000 prize. Ozeki's novel "A Tale for the Time Being" was well reviewed...
  • Man Booker Prize rumored to expand to include Americans

    Man Booker Prize rumored to expand to include Americans
    Is old mother England looking to bring American literature back under its wing? Rumors flew this weekend that the Man Booker Prize may, for the first time, open up its competition to American novelists. Prize organizers are not commenting on the rumors,...
  • Alleged Miss Teen USA 'sextorter' forced victims to strip, complaint says

    Alleged Miss Teen USA 'sextorter' forced victims to strip, complaint says
    The 19-year-old Temecula man charged with "sextorting" newly crowned Miss Teen USA and several other young women allegedly told FBI agents that he used 30 to 40 computers to carry out his crimes. According to a criminal complaint and court affidavit,...
  • 'Sextortion' victim Miss Teen USA went to high school with suspect

    'Sextortion' victim Miss Teen USA went to high school with suspect
    Miss Teen USA Cassidy Wolf discussed being a victim in her former high school classmate’s “sextortion” case on the “Today” show Friday morning, saying she recognized his name but never talked to him when they went to school...
  • Rethinking the two-state solution

    Rethinking the two-state solution
    In the 2012 elections, J Street, the relatively new pro-Israel lobby whose stated purpose is to promote a progressive peace agenda in the Middle East, says its PAC disbursed more than $1.8 million to candidates from 26 states, thus helping eight Senate...
  • Government shutdown: Irish honeymooners frustrated at Yosemite

    Government shutdown: Irish honeymooners frustrated at Yosemite
    Clare Cogan and Daniel Mohally stood forlornly inside the Yosemite Visitors Bureau, trying to figure out how to salvage their honeymoon. The Cork, Ireland, couple had flown to the United States last week for a honeymoon trip that started in San Diego...