| Mar 18, 2013
| 10:14 AM
Two female mannequins with more meat on their plastic bones than the standard department-store dummy are causing a social media ruckus – and not just because they’re clad only in lingerie.
A photo of the fuller-figured pair, rocking purple...
| May 24, 2013
| 10:45 AM
Looking for signs of a rebound for U.S. men's tennis? Don't look at the seedings for this year's French Open, which begins Sunday.
The highest seeded American male is Sam Querrey of Thousand Oaks, who is seeded 18th.
Novak Djokovic is seeded No. 1 for...
| Dec 21, 2012
| 8:35 AM
Looking for evidence of China’s economic prowess, Europe’s malaise and consumer ennui in the U.S.? Use the international restaurant industry as a barometer, according to a report this week.
China’s economy, coming off a period of...
| May 16, 2013
| 9:15 AM
MADRID -- In another blow to Spain's scandal-plagued royal family, a judge Thursday cleared the way for a new investigation into King Juan Carlos' youngest daughter, rejecting her appeal to have her tax returns shielded from further scrutiny.
| May 7, 2013
| 9:14 AM
MADRID -- A Spanish court Tuesday dropped a subpoena of King Juan Carlos' youngest daughter, citing insufficient evidence to tie her to alleged corruption by her husband.
The 47-year-old princess, Infanta Cristina, last month became the first direct...
| Mar 11, 2013
| 10:10 PM
I let Black History Month slide by this year without writing anything about it. I am so over celebrating firsts or reprising triumphal narratives.
But news from last month did suggest that we may need a black history lesson — one that goes...
| Apr 9, 2013
Spanish actress was 1950s Hollywood star
Sara Montiel, 85, a famed, sultry-voiced Spanish actress who achieved Hollywood stardom in the 1950s, died Monday in Madrid, according to her biographer, Peter Villora. The cause was undetermined....
| Sep 12, 2012
| 5:33 PM
Slain ambassador Chris Stevens first became interested in international affairs back at Piedmont High School in the East Bay, according to his younger brother Tom....
| Jun 14, 2012
Milan, Italy — From the American side of the Atlantic, the debate over Europe's economic future often sounds like a bloodless, mind-numbing discussion of currency zones, bank recapitalization and interest rates. But in countries with fragile...
| Feb 29, 2012
| 4:40 PM
Tens of thousands of students marched in Spain on Wednesday to protest education cuts. The protests grew violent in Barcelona, where trash cans were torched and shop windows smashed....
| Feb 28, 2012
| 9:40 PM
Twenty-five alleged hackers from the freewheeling, decentralized Anonymous protest movement were arrested across Europe and Central America in a massive sweep coordinated by Interpol, an agency based in France that links police from around the world....