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Elegant Louvre Garden in Paris infested with rats

France Louvre Garden Rats

Rats are on the rampage in the elegant garden of the Louvre Museum, so bold they romp on the grass in broad daylight, defying death threats from sanitation workers and scaring tourists.

Posted: July 30th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Lifestyle Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

In Todd Parr’s world, it’s OK to make mistakes

This book cover image released by Megan Tingley Books/Little, Brown Books for Young Readers shows "It's Okay to Make Mistakes," by Todd Parr. Parr, 52, relies on playful, brightly-colored drawings and easy-to-understand messages to win over the age 4-to-6 set, along with their teachers and parents. AP

In Todd Parr’s world, it’s OK to wear your undies on your head, spill your milk or eat mac and cheese in the bathtub.

Posted: July 29th, 2014 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

Lonely Londoners looking to open up to strangers

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It’s a typical urban routine: Sit on the subway, headphones in, fiddling with the smartphone to avoid eye contact with fellow passengers.

Posted: July 29th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

‘The Home Place’ a strong debut for Carrie La Seur

This book cover image released by William Morrow shows "The Home Place," by Carrie La Seur. AP

Carrie La Seur’s finely crafted debut chronicles a woman’s complicated relationship with her hometown of Billings, Montana, her relatives who stayed behind and her ancestral history. La Seur’s graceful prose in “The Home Place” complements her incisive character studies of a family that has managed to keep most of its problems behind closed doors.

Posted: July 29th, 2014 in Arts and Books,Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

Italian tenor Bergonzi dies at age 90

In this file photo taken on Jan. 19, 2009, Italian tenor Carlo Bergonzi poses for a photocall in Cannes, southern France. Bergonzi, considered one of the most authoritative interpreters of Verdi's operas, has died at the age of 90. (AP Photo/Lionel Cironneau)

Italian tenor Carlo Bergonzi, considered one of the most authoritative interpreters of Verdi’s operas, has died at the age of 90.

Posted: July 28th, 2014 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

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