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Blake Lively stars in "The Age of Adaline." (Diyah Pera/Lionsgate)

‘Adaline’ Is a Love Story for the Ages

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Hollywood long ago ceded “love that stands the test of time” to the realm of science fiction and fantasy, so The Age of Adaline falls neatly into a genre that includes The Time Traveler’s Wife, About Time, and even Somewhere in Time. But building this film around all the willowy, world-weary grace that Blake Gossip Girl Lively can muster pays …

‘While We’re Young’ Wittily Examines the Anxieties of Aging

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Noah Baumbach delivers a precise, amusing and deeply felt missive from the most anxious depths of mid-adulthood in While We’re Young, a comedy of manners in which the manners themselves are maddeningly in flux. Ben Stiller and Naomi Watts play Josh and Cornelia, a 44-year-old documentary maker and his wife who, as the …

Iraqi Boy’s Dream of Becoming Dancer Defied Threats, Borders

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Amman, Jordan — As a boy in pre-war Baghdad, Adil Faraj dreamed of becoming a dancer, inspired by a Michael Jackson performance he watched on DVD. For over a decade, he pursued his passion despite daunting challenges and harassment by strangers and police. He taught himself by moving to dance videos in his …

Sissy Spacek Is Adjusting to the Series Pace in ‘Bloodline’

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Sissy Spacek remembers the kaleidoscope of emotions she felt when she earned her first lead actress Oscar nomination as the tormented telekinetic teen in Brian De Palma’s 1976 horror film, Carrie. “I was so excited when I got nominated,” said Spacek. “Then I was struck with terror and …

Overdoses Fell After 2 Narcotic Painkillers Were Taken Off the Market

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Patients got fewer narcotic painkillers and overdoses declined after two problem drugs were removed from the market in 2010, a large study of insurance claims reported Monday. The researchers looked at changes in the use of painkillers after manufacturers stopped producing propoxyphene and the original form of OxyContin. …

EU: More Aid For Migrants At Sea, Even As More Ships In Peril In Mediterranean

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Berlin — Spurred by Sunday’s migrant disaster that authorities feared would be the deadliest ever in the Mediterranean Sea, the European Union on Monday vowed to ramp up life-saving search and rescue operations even as more rickety vessels …

Bombs Shatter Houses in Yemen Capital

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Sanaa, Yemen — Saudi-led airstrikes hit weapons caches held by Iran-backed Shiite rebels, touching off massive explosions Monday in Yemen’s capital that killed at least 19 people and buried scores of others under the rubble of flattened homes. …

New Rules Proposed For Oil

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

There aren’t many issues on which government regulators, oil industry experts and environmentalists can all agree, but five years after the BP gulf oil spill, many say offshore drilling operations are safer — although there is debate over whether ocean drilling should be expanded. On April 20, 2010, …

Breast Cancers to Rise In U.S. Women by 50%

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

The number of breast cancers suffered by American women will increase by about 50 percent by 2030, researchers from the National Cancer Institute reported on Monday. Breast cancers already are the most common form of cancer in the United States, with 283,000 diagnosed cases in 2011. That number …

Almonds Debated During Calif. Drought

Monday, April 20, 2015

San Francisco — California almonds are becoming one of the world’s favorite snacks and creating a multibillion-dollar bonanza for agricultural investors. But the crop extracts a staggering price from the land, consuming more water than all the showering, …

Video: Christian Ethiopians Killed

Monday, April 20, 2015

Cairo — Islamic State militants in Libya shot and beheaded groups of captive Ethiopian Christians, a video purportedly from the extremists showed Sunday. The attack widens the circle of nations affected by the group’s atrocities while showing its growth beyond a self-declared caliphate in Syria and Iraq. The …

EU Tries to Hinder Smugglers

Monday, April 20, 2015

Rome — A smuggler’s boat crammed with hundreds of people overturned off Libya’s coast as rescuers approached, causing what could be the Mediterranean’s deadliest known migrant tragedy and intensifying pressure on the European Union Sunday to finally meet …

Reagan Shooter Adjusts to Future Home

Monday, April 20, 2015

The last man to shoot an American president now spends most of the year in a house overlooking the 13th hole of a golf course in a gated community. He likes taking walks, plays guitar and paints, eats …