| Aug 14, 2014
| 6:20 PM
OCEAN CITY — Squinting into the August sun at Ocean City’s boardwalk Thursday, Comptroller Peter Franchot formally launched his petition drive to require Maryland schools to start after Labor Day.
Franchot wants to deliver 10,000...
| Aug 25, 2014
| 3:52 PM
There were times during camp, Duke Johnson would just watch … and smile.
As the quarterbacks battling for Miami's starting job took rep after rep, the Hurricanes star running back often stood behind Brad Kaaya and Jake Heaps and let the two sweat...
| Sep 4, 2014
| 7:00 AM
Jon Stewart was on his way to introduce the fourth sellout screening of his movie "Rosewater" at the Telluride Film Festival when a fan popped out of the concession line to introduce herself.
"I hate to jump in, but I loved your piece on Ferguson,"...
| Aug 28, 2014
CORAL GABLES — It didn't take long for Duke Johnson to know this injury was serious.
Like most football players, the Hurricanes star running back has dealt with his share of pain. But he says doctors had always told him, when it came to his ankle,...
| Aug 20, 2014
| 6:38 PM
CORAL GABLES—Through the first few minutes of practice, nothing looked to be amiss.
Quarterback Jake Heaps, who was held out of Miami’s scrimmage on Monday night to rest his arm, warmed up with the rest of Miami’s quarterbacks and...
| Aug 21, 2014
| 7:20 AM
More Floridians will spend the Labor Day holiday weekend away from home this year, according to a travel forecast released Thursday by AAA Travel.
About 1.73 million Floridians are expected to travel 50 miles or more from their residences for the...
| Oct 19, 2014
| 10:48 AM
A dip into the Flashback mailbag finds letters about the Orlando Youth Center, the 1935 Labor Day hurricane (and some good that came from it for one Orlando family), and the mom-and-pop motel days of the Orange Blossom Trail.
Hanging out at the Hut
| Oct 17, 2014
Gas prices fell for the 21st straight day Thursday as the AAA travel services organization estimated that at least a third of gas stations across the country were selling regular unleaded for less than $3. The national average for a......
| Oct 19, 2014
With the race for governor in a dead heat and more than half of Florida's voters likely to cast their ballots before Election Day, the contest could be won or lost by the time the polls open on Nov. 4 — prompting intense efforts by Charlie Crist and...
| Oct 16, 2014
| 7:51 AM
Normally, when good news about the fate of books and literature comes down the line, I tend to look at it a little skeptically. After all, the prevailing wisdom is that soon enough, in a digital age of 24/7 Internet connectivity and our resultant...
| Sep 16, 2014
| 2:45 PM
The decision about whether to recline one's airline seat has been a flier's most vexing question since tempers turned hot over that issue around Labor Day. Here are some simple truths about the ethics, and future, of leaning back at 38,000 feet....