| Jan 17, 2012
| 8:15 PM
Passengers on a British Airways flight flying over the Atlantic were terrified when it was announced twice that their plane was about to land in the ocean.
The British Airways flight was at 35,000 feet and about halfway from Miami to London’s...
| Nov 25, 2011
| 5:31 PM
BAGHDAD (Reuters) - At the peak of the United States's war in Iraq, the U.S. military had more than 170,000 troops, 500 bases replete with tents and toilets, kitchens and motor pools, and an airline that flew hundreds of times a day across the country....
| Dec 4, 2011
You yawned at the royal wedding in April. You were happy to miss the riots in August. But you're determined to be a part of the 2012 Summer Olympics in London.
This means either making a 260-foot discus throw, pronto, or studying up fast on the ticket,...
| Jul 24, 2011
When J.G. Ballard died in April 2009, he left behind a body of work dominated by a few key ideas. First were the erotic possibilities of violence, as embodied by his 1973 novel "Crash." Equally important was his sense of suburban life as not just soul-...
| Oct 3, 2011
| 4:13 PM
For the first time in more than a decade, air travelers will be able to board a scheduled commercial jet at Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport next summer and fly to continental Europe.
BWI officials and Condor Airlines...
| Oct 12, 2011
| 6:28 AM
As the designated local pool photographer for President Barack Obama's visit to central Florida, Tuesday, Joe Burbank shares a few observations from Press Van 1 in the presidential motorcade:
• Doesn't the photo above look like an album cover? It...
| Oct 20, 2011
| 7:51 AM
We were running late for a flight from London's Heathrow Airport when it happened. The security official held up his hand, and shouted for his colleague. A lengthy line of travelers offered sympathetic glances. They knew what this meant.
It was time...
| Jul 26, 2012
| 3:00 AM
It's hip these days for everyone from world leaders to the Occupy Wall Street crowd to attack free-market, limited-government capitalism as wild and in need of control because it's supposedly the cause of the world economic collapse. This is a myth. It'...
| Aug 5, 2012
I have finally arrived in London for the second week of the Olympics! I've been watching all of the first week's competition on TV, and so I'm excited to now be in the middle of all the action. I was here in 2005 when London was awarded the 2012 games,...
| Aug 13, 2012
We watched the Closing Ceremonies at both the Switzerland House and a London pub. The locals loved it and the ceremonies became a British music singalong. It was a great atmosphere. Now I am back at Heathrow airport waiting for my flight home. It was...
| Oct 2, 2012
| 12:19 PM
Crew and passengers aboard an American Airlines flight from Chicago that made two unscheduled stops in Canada and Ireland will spend the night at a hotel and depart Wednesday for London, officials said.
Flight 98, a Boeing 777, left Chicago Monday...