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Apr 30, 2013 at 7:53 AM
There's something of the old married couple about Gwyneth Paltrow and Robert Downey Jr., though they're married to other people.
Apr 12, 2013 at 8:10 AM
A tiny hymnal from 1640 believed to be the first book ever printed in what is now the United States is going up for auction, and it could sell for as much as $30 million.
Mar 31, 2013 at 1:44 PM
Hoarder, moneylender, tax dodger - it's not how we usually think of William Shakespeare. But we should, according to a group of academics who say the Bard was a ruthless businessman who grew wealthy dealing in grain during a time of famine.
Mar 29, 2013 at 7:14 AM
Richard Griffiths, a versatile British actor who won a Tony Award for "The History Boys" and played the boy wizard's unsympathetic Uncle Vernon Dursley in the "Harry Potter" movies, has died. He was 65.
Mar 6, 2013 at 7:23 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) - A tea party senator from Kentucky used an old-style filibuster lasting nearly 13 hours to block Senate confirmation of John Brennan nomination to be CIA director.

Sen. Rand Paul ended his filibuster shortly after midnight,...
Feb 6, 2013 at 7:51 AM
The discovery of King Richard III under a parking lot in the English city of Leicester thrilled history buffs around the world. But the news meant a winter of discontent for the rival city of York, and now the two are doing battle over the royal bones.
Feb 4, 2013 at 9:12 AM
He wore the English crown, but he ended up defeated, humiliated and reviled.
Feb 3, 2013 at 12:04 PM
On Monday, scientists will announce the results of tests conducted to determine whether a battle-scarred skeleton found under a municipal parking lot in central England belongs to 15th-century King Richard III, the last English monarch to die in combat.
Jan 28, 2013 at 7:17 AM
What does it mean to be British? Monarchs, Margaret Thatcher and Monty Python are all important parts of the nation's heritage, according to a new guide for immigrants introduced Monday
Jan 25, 2013 at 8:20 AM
In Netflix's bid for a flagship original drama of its own - a "Sopranos" to its HBO - the subscription streaming service is presenting a high-class adaptation of a British political thriller offered up all at once, with its first season immediately...
Jan 23, 2013 at 12:39 PM
It can store the information from a million CDs in a space no bigger than your little finger, and could keep it safe for centuries. Is this some new electronic gadget? Nope. It's DNA.
Jan 3, 2013 at 12:14 PM
A parent who was "All Shook Up" about Elvis Presley songs in a high-school drama prompted educators to cancel the musical, deeming it too sexual.
Dec 25, 2012 at 12:04 PM
Charles Durning grew up in poverty, lost five of his nine siblings to disease, barely lived through D-Day and was taken prisoner at the Battle of the Bulge.
Dec 24, 2012 at 12:40 PM
James Comisar is the first to acknowledge that more than a few have questioned his sanity for spending the better part of 25 years collecting everything from the costume George Reeves wore in the 1950s TV show "Superman" to the entire set of "The...
Dec 10, 2012 at 7:13 PM
A woman was convicted Monday of first-degree murder in the slaying of a lottery winner in central Florida and sentenced to mandatory life without parole by a judge who called her "cold, calculating and cruel."