MUNAKATA, Japan -- Okinoshima is a sacred island in the Sea of Japan, shrouded in mystery and strewn with ancient treasures.
For centuries, the island was forbidden to all but about 200 men, who could wade ashore only one...Read more
"It was that weird experience that sometimes happens with actors," said "Lady Bird" writer/director Greta Gerwig, pausing to remember, "where you genuinely feel like a third person entered the room."
Gerwig was recalling ...Read more
WARSAW -- With Poland on the road to become an illiberal state, the ruling Law & Justice party is turning to a western-educated banker to sell the vision to its allies.
Deputy Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki, who's been...Read more
WASHINGTON -- Around 2 p.m. on the afternoon before Donald Trump's inauguration, Hillary Clinton's longtime aide and gatekeeper Philippe Reines was sitting on a couch in his Georgetown condo, still in pajamas, absorbing ...Read more
With the 2018 Elantra GT Sport, Hyundai is following in the treads of the Honda Civic with a compelling redesign that offers some five-door fun under the shadow of its taller, duller cousin, the compact crossover.
The ...Read more
SAN DIEGO -- A wind-fanned fire growing at a "dangerous" rate in North San Diego County has charred 3,000 acres, destroyed dozens of structures and is threatening 5,000 more, fire officials said Thursday.
At least three ...Read more
Keith Ellison's first hint that bitcoin was poised for a breakthrough was over the summer when a friend planning her nuptials sent an unusual text.
"She wanted to know whether to accept the wedding band's offer of a ...Read more
WASHINGTON -- Amid the talk of draining swamps, restoring political might to blue-collar America and turning off the spigot of taxpayer cash that showers Washington, a familiar battle cry is ricocheting through this city: ...Read more
The BeastAlex Bobrov
Poised precariously between imagination and madness, The Beast is a psychological thriller and action novel in which several personalities from parallel worlds come together in a single body at a turning point in their lives. It is a culmination of absolutely different ...
LOS ANGELES -- If the group of young Los Angeles police cadets accused of stealing department vehicles had any fear of getting caught, they certainly didn't show it.
For weeks, according to documents, the teens drove to ...Read more
BONSALL, Calif. -- Geoffrey Smith heard it first from his neighbors: The wind-driven wildfire that swept through northern San Diego County had devoured his Bonsall home.
As he headed to his neighborhood over the weekend ...Read more
The 2004 movie "Brainiac" is about the discovery of the ultimate feel-good drug, dubbed "Nirvana." Unfortunately, it ends up turning those who take it into brain-devouring monsters. Talk about changing brainwaves.
A new ...Read more
DEAR ABBY: My only sister has been borrowing money from me every month for years. She has a ton of credit card debt and cannot afford to meet her monthly financial obligations.
Last year my husband and I paid her property...Read more
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -- Two minutes into Sunday's invocation, after blessing the sunshine and recent snowfall and its swift melting, the pastor turned to the political contest that has riveted the nation's attention on the ...Read more
SEATTLE--Taser probes, clubs and pepper spray weren't feasible alternatives when two Seattle police officers shot Charleena Lyles to death after she pulled a knife on them, according to a newly released Seattle police ...Read more
A liberal group is telling Republican voters in Alabama to write in their choice in this week's special Senate election, using a new ad to explain how they can avoid voting for party nominee Roy Moore –– even if they ...Read more
VENTURA, Calif.--The Santa Barbara County town of Carpinteria was under siege from the Thomas fire Sunday as fire crews fought to keep the destructive blaze from the beach community.
With the 170,000-acre fire burning out...Read more
WASHINGTON –– Nikki Haley, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, said Sunday that the final status of Jerusalem should be "should be decided between the Palestinians and the Israelis."
Haley's comments, ...Read more
MINNEAPOLIS -- Political operatives in Minnesota and Washington were drawing up lists of candidates to run for Sen. Al Franken's Senate seat even before his resignation speech last week, searching for prospects with the ...Read more
The criticism came swiftly last week after Atlantic magazine published a writer's account saying that Sen. Al Franken "groped" her in 2009 by putting his hand on her waist during a photo op, "grabbing a handful of flesh" ...Read more
STOCKHOLM -- Swedish police said they have made three arrests in connection with an arson attack at a synagogue in the city of Gothenburg late Saturday.
"We are working on the case and cannot comment if they have given ...Read more
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