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  • 61 tons of silver: American salvagers set record with silver haul

    61 tons of silver: American salvagers set record with silver haul
    American salvagers recovered about 61 tons of silver off Ireland in what's said to be the largest and deepest recovery ever of precious metal from a shipwreck. Odyssey Marine Exploration confirmed to the Los Angeles Times on Wednesday the recovery of 1,...
  • Rejected 47 times, Irish novelist finally wins recognition

    Rejected 47 times, Irish novelist finally wins recognition
    Every rejected and unpublished novelist harbors a secret and implausible fantasy: One day, not only will she (or he) be published, but the sleeping literary world will also awaken and recognize her (or his) genius and pile accolades and prizes upon her...
  • Math concepts in 'A Parallelogram' a challenge to some audiences

    Math concepts in 'A Parallelogram' a challenge to some audiences
    A refresher course in high school geometry isn't a prerequisite for "A Parallelogram," the play by Pulitzer Prize-winner Bruce Norris running at the Mark Taper Forum. But it certainly wouldn't hurt. The four actors in Norris' strange, ambiguous domestic...
  • 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...
  • Seamus Heaney dies at 74; Irish poet won Nobel Prize for literature

    Seamus Heaney dies at 74; Irish poet won Nobel Prize for literature
    Seamus Heaney was already one of Ireland's best-known poets when the sectarian violence of "The Troubles" swept through Northern Ireland in the 1970s and '80s. An Irish Republican activist spotted him on a train and challenged Heaney to craft some words...
  • On the literary trail in Scotland

     On the literary trail in Scotland
    WIGTOWN, Scotland — "You're on the road to nowhere." The roads were getting narrower and narrower on the drive through southwestern Scotland. We had left behind the divided highway outside Glasgow, and then, somewhere near the towns with signs...
  • Seamus Heaney, Nobel Prize-winning poet, has died

    Seamus Heaney, Nobel Prize-winning poet, has died
    Seamus Heaney, the poet and essayist from Ireland who won the Nobel Prize for literature in 1995, has died. He was 74. An Irish Catholic who was growing up in Ulster when the Troubles began and who later moved to Dublin, Heaney engaged with the violence...
  • 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...