| May 16, 2013
| 9:43 PM
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...
| Oct 5, 2013
| 1:05 PM
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.
| Jul 29, 2013
| 11:41 AM
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...
| 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...
| Sep 10, 2013
| 8:02 AM
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...
| Sep 16, 2013
| 12:34 PM
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,...
| Sep 26, 2013
| 12:50 PM
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,...
| Sep 27, 2013
| 10:04 AM
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...
| Oct 1, 2013
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...
| Oct 2, 2013
| 11:21 AM
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...