Syrian refugee brings his art to Lithuania

VILNIUS A faceless skull with a crown of spikes and blood pouring from its wounds, symbolizing a Syrian caught in the horror of civil war, stares out from a painting on the wall in a student theater in the Lithuanian capital Vilnius. This is just one i...

'The Wire' actor Pierce arrested after scuffle over Democratic politics

ATLANTA Actor Wendell Pierce, who starred in HBO's "The Wire," was arrested in Atlanta over the weekend and charged with battery after an altercation sparked by differences in opinion about the U.S. presidential race, police said on Monday.The incident...

6 Events Not to Miss at LA Food & Wine

Now in its fifth year, LA Food & Wine is back, once again taking over Grand Avenue in front of the Disney Concert Hall Downtown and spreading its wings across the culinary landscape. Slightly scaled down in the number of events and celebrity chefs, the we...

Wildfire in Alberta's energy heartland forces thousands to flee

CALGARY, Alberta Alberta is racing to evacuate thousands of people as an uncontrolled wildfire burns near Fort McMurray, in the heart of Canada's oil sands region, forcing residents to flee north to safety on Tuesday.Alberta appealed for help from othe...

Apple wins dismissal of lawsuit over MacBook logic boards

Apple Inc won the dismissal on Thursday of a lawsuit accusing it of defrauding consumers by selling MacBook laptop computers that contained "logic boards" it knew were defective, and which routinely failed within two years.U.S. District Judge William A...

The Absolute, All-Time, Best Wine for Lobster

Every summer, I go up to Maine, where I take it upon myself as a solemn duty to devour as many lobsters as humanly possible. It only seems reasonable—if I were their size, and they were my size, they wouldn’t hesitate to devour me, either. I also sto...

British television magician Paul Daniels dies

LONDON British television magician Paul Daniels has died at the age of 77, after being diagnosed with an incurable brain tumor last month."The TV star... passed away peacefully at home with (his wife) Debbie at his side in the early hours of this morni...

Judge refuses to toss model's defamation lawsuit against Bill Cosby

LOS ANGELES Bill Cosby on Tuesday lost his bid to throw out a defamation lawsuit brought against the comedian and his former lawyer by supermodel Janice Dickinson, clearing the way for a trial in the sensational case.Dickinson claims in the Los Angeles...

Fresh beverage experiences at 20th Epcot Food & Wine Fest

Party planners can prep for the upcoming holiday season at the 20th Epcot International Food & Wine Festival Sept. 25-Nov. 16. Imagine learning how to pair food with wine, beer and spirts like and expert; immersing yourself in one-of-a-kind tasting exper...

Love helps refs, Cavs beat Pacers, end losing streak

(The Sports Xchange) - First, Kevin Love signaled that the Indiana Pacers should've been called for an eight-second violation in the backcourt.Then he patted his head to signal Paul George's 3-pointer came after the shot clock.Finally he twirled his in...