| May 5, 2014
| 8:02 PM
The man authorities cite as the nation’s first confirmed case of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome and dozens of hospital workers who first came into contact with him are being isolated from the general public, an effort by officials and public...
| Jul 30, 2014
| 4:18 PM
Britain has announced a plan to fast-track driverless cars, meaning self-driving cars could hit public roads by early 2015.
It is the first sovereign state to make such a large-scale and public commitment to testing the cars, experts said.
| Jul 16, 2014
| 6:33 PM
Forget all the screaming babies and baritone snores -- the crew of a British Airways flight headed for Los Angeles International Airport this month may have truly found the passenger from hell.
A 20-year-old Hawaii man suspected of threatening to kill...
| Jul 17, 2014
| 2:15 PM
Several international airlines said Thursday that they were rerouting flights around eastern Ukrainian airspace after a Malaysia Airlines jet carrying 298 people crashed near the city of Donetsk.
Russian and Ukrainian media reported the plane may have...
| Jun 23, 2014
| 1:58 PM
Question: I'm going to Europe this summer. I will buy a Eurail pass, so I don't care what major city I land in. I just want the cheapest fare. But some search engines allow you to see only one city at a time. I have now filled out five different city...
| Jun 5, 2014
Insanely derivative, frenetically enjoyable, "Edge of Tomorrow" takes gaming to a new level of big-screen indulgence, sending Tom Cruise and Emily Blunt through the same alien-invasion scenario over and over until they learn how to win, put down the...
| Aug 29, 2014
| 11:02 AM
Britain raised its terror threat level to “severe” on Friday, meaning that officials consider an attack on the country is “highly likely” -- an assessment based on the growing influence of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria....
| Dec 12, 2013
| 3:04 PM
Fans of Alfonso Cuaron have been noting, with a mixture of resignation and appreciation, the "Gravity" director’s deliberate work pace -- after all, for reasons both economic and technological, seven years passed between "Children of Men," his...
| Oct 31, 2013
| 5:00 AM
When Boeing Co. launched the 747 more than 40 years ago, nearly every aspect of the plane was novel.
The jumbo jet was almost three times larger than the largest aircraft flying at the time. It required four massive jet engines for power. It was so wide...
| Aug 15, 2013
| 8:30 PM
When I mentioned to my mother that among the many delights of a recent family trip to southwestern England and London was the terrific food, she hesitated, then replied: "Oh, really?"
Clearly her memories of dining in the United Kingdom during her own...
| May 12, 2013
Some answers to readers' airline questions:
Question: I understand that London's Heathrow Airport has a horrendous arrival fee. Is the same true for Stansted and Gatwick, London's two other airports?
Answer: I'm not sure if you're referring to the...