| Jan 28, 2014
While Germany sits in the driver's seat of Europe's economy, it doesn't take a cultural backseat either. Here are a few of the latest developments:
Berlin is trying to finish construction of its new, 5 billion-euro (nearly $7 billion USD) airport:...
| Jan 29, 2014
| 9:40 PM
A teenage passenger who was killed in the July crash landing of an Asiana Airlines jetliner was already dead when she was struck by two rescue vehicles, a report released by San Francisco airport and fire officials claims.
Ye Meng Yuan — a 16-...
| Feb 2, 2014
When First Lady Michelle Obama celebrated her 50th birthday earlier this month, she tweeted "Excited to join Barak in the 50-plus club today," and "check out my AARP card." To further emphasize the point, she also tweeted a picture of herself holding her...
| Jan 30, 2014
| 10:59 AM
2014 will be a beer-soaked year for Texan drinkers Michael Roberts and Brandon Wurtz, who are touring the country as the "Brews Travelers" In the 365 days of the tour, the pair hope to visit 365 breweries across the United States. On Saturday, Feb. 1...
| Jan 31, 2014
| 2:33 AM
As the cruise industry's "wave season" heats up, travel specialists say demand is strong and in some cases sales are ahead of this time last year.
That's good news after a year rife with negative publicity arising from a series of ship mishaps at sea,...
| Feb 3, 2014
| 6:35 PM
Flights canceled in January's "polar vortex" inflicted $2.5 billion in costs on stranded travelers, according to a new analysis.
The 49,000 flights canceled last month more than doubled the number halted by Superstorm Sandy in 2012. Snow, sleet and...
| Feb 4, 2014
| 5:15 PM
WASHINGTON — Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan plans to appear before Congress on Wednesday to declare that identity theft is a major problem in the state, with some culprits targeting children because of their clean credit histories.
| Feb 5, 2014
| 12:05 PM
WASHINGTON The Department of Transportation announced fines Tuesday for three oil companies for not properly classifying the crude oil it loaded into rail cars.
However, even if the oil had been properly labeled as more dangerous, it could still have...
| Feb 5, 2014
| 7:32 AM
Craft-beer appreciation involves a combination of brewing science facts and alcohol consumption that makes for a particularly easygoing species of nerd.
Michael Roberts and Brandon Wurtz are two perfect examples. In the parking lot of Orlando Brewing'...
| Jan 21, 2014
| 2:14 PM
A calmer fourth quarter with fewer catastrophic weather events pushed Travelers Cos. earnings above analyst expectations, as the property-casualty insurer Tuesday closed out the year with a threefold increase in profits.
The improvement continued an...
| Jan 23, 2014
| 10:18 AM
WASHINGTON — Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, addressing the nation’s mayors, today proposed a national hazardous-freight fee be assessed on rail cars carrying dangerous substances.
He said he was motivated by rail disasters including the one...