May 23, 2017

JERUSALEM — U.S. first lady Melania Trump on Monday visited a leading Israeli hospital that also is known as a center of coexistence between Arabs and Jews.

Mrs. Trump was in Jerusalem with President Donald Trump, who is on a two-day visit to Israel and the Palestinian territories.…

'Pantsuit Nation' book seeks to tap energy of Facebook group

May 23, 2017

NEW YORK — It began with a simple text message conversation, the morning after the third presidential debate in October, and a whimsical idea. How about wearing a pantsuit to the polls, Libby Chamberlain suggested to a friend, to show support for Hillary Clinton?

Chamberlain, now 33, hardly…

‘Bridget Jones’ author wins comic fiction prize, and a pig

May 22, 2017

Helen Fielding’s latest book about the misadventures of indomitable singleton Bridget Jones won the Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse Prize for comic fiction Thursday, gaining the writer rewards that include champagne and a pig.

“Bridget Jones’s Baby: The Diaries” was declared…

Creative color names can be confusing

May 21, 2017

Recently, I decided to treat myself to a new summer purse. I wanted something in white leather, a nice bag that I could use for now as well as for several summer seasons to come. I trotted down to Belk and wandered around the accessories section looking for such an item.

“May I help you?…