- Irish playwright Brian Friel, famed for 'Lughnasa,' dies Updated: Oct-02-15 3:33 pm
DUBLIN - Brian Friel distrusted the reliability of mere facts. Ireland's greatest playwright of his generation, who died Friday at the age of 86, spent much of his life trying to convey the deeper truths of our existence - of a world filled with compelling fictions constructed by people, families and whole nations.
- Storm disaster declared on Greek 'Mamma Mia!' island Updated: Sep-24-15 2:44 pm
ATHENS, Greece - Authorities in Greece have declared a state of emergency following torrential rain on the island of Skopelos, where the 2008 movie "Mamma Mia!" was filmed.