Saturday, July 5, 2014
Louis Zamperini, an Olympic distance runner and World War II veteran who survived 47 days on a raft in the Pacific after his bomber crashed, then endured two years in Japanese prison camps, has died. He was 97.
Friday, July 4, 2014
Shelley Acoca, a veteran editor who has worked at the Miami Herald, Newsday and most recently Fox News Magazine, has been hired as The Associated Press' East Coast Entertainment & Lifestyles Editor.
Thursday, July 3, 2014
Pope Francis canceled a planned visit to one of Rome's main hospitals Friday, the third time this month the 77-year-old has skipped or scaled back an event due to illness or fatigue.
Taiwanese bands performed for the first time at the Glastonbury Festival in the United Kingdom late last month, attracting large crowds, Taiwan's Ministry of Culture said Wednesday.
Banda music is the soundtrack of modern Mexico, with its thumping polka beat and trumpets blasting everywhere from rural fairs to working-class Mexico City weddings. And it's increasingly made in the USA.
Comedy is a bit like history. It repeats itself, and what started out as satire can mellow into farce.
Wednesday, July 2, 2014
Galloping with the vigor of strong and simple brush strokes, the horses painted by late Chinese master Xu Beihong inspired his countrymen in wartime — and now to pay huge sums to treasure them.
Tuesday, July 1, 2014
Taiwanese singer-actress Vivian Hsu (徐若萱) on Sunday tied the knot with her Singaporean fiance, businessman Sean Lee, at a romantic ceremony in Bali, Indonesia.
Nicki Minaj told the crowd at the BET (Black Entertainment Television) Awards that she was close to death recently — an experience that has helped her be herself.
British musician Elton John described Pope Francis as “wonderful” in an interview on Sunday in which he said Jesus would support gay marriage.