| Jun 7, 2012
| 5:30 AM
A first-of-its-kind vertical roller coaster debuting June 30 at Six Flags Discovery Kingdom will take riders through a pair of twists, a towering heart-line roll and a non-inverting loop.
Dubbed Superman Ultimate Flight, the custom Premier Rides launched...
| Jul 6, 2012
| 7:00 AM
My palms have been sweating for weeks in anticipation of Lex Luthor: Drop of Doom, the new drop tower debuting Saturday at Six Flags Magic Mountain.
> Photos: Lex Luthor drop tower at Six Flags Magic Mountain
My apprehension stemmed not from the...
| Jul 3, 2012
| 8:16 PM
America is a great nation for a lot of different reasons. Baseball, jazz, Pabst Blue Ribbon. There’s that whole civil liberties thing, too.
But you know what else makes America great? It’s the world leader in producing Earth-saving...
| Dec 11, 2011
| 6:41 AM
The Orlando Magic are confronting their worst nightmare.
Dwight Howard has asked for a trade.
“You only get one time around,” Howard said Saturday night at Amway Center.
“You can’t press the reset button. It’s not ‘...
| Nov 23, 2012
| 9:51 PM
Fervor for the television show “Dallas” was intense in 1980, when the Queen Mother met actor Larry Hagman and joined the worldwide chorus asking: “Who shot J.R.?”
“Not even for you, ma’am,” replied Hagman, who...
| Dec 5, 2012
| 4:40 PM
As Ray Lewis walked onto the practice field in uniform Wednesday for the first time in seven weeks, his long-time Ravens' teammate, Terrell Suggs, remained inside the team facility. Suggs was pondering when he'll be able to return to the field and how...
| Sep 27, 2012
| 2:53 PM
When the playoff microscope gets rolled out next week and experts begin to dissect the Orioles — assuming they hold on to at least an American League wild-card spot — one of the primary criticisms is going to be the club's overall lack of...
| Feb 13, 2011
The brokenhearted still wrestle with the pain 10 years later.
It stings in so many different ways: a mother overcome by grief after burying a son. A best friend mustering the strength to rev the engines again because quitting would sully the man's...
| Jul 7, 2011
| 7:58 PM
John Mackey changed the game of football on and off the field. The former Baltimore Colt brought grace to a position that had been known for its brutality, and he made the first real headway in the NFL players' fight to earn a more equal share of the pie....
| Mar 8, 2011
When a crime happens, most folks will act like Clark Kent, not Superman. That's OK; dialing for help and reporting what you're seeing can be heroic too.
"If you see a crime occurring, call 911. Don't intervene," says Jenny Shearer, a spokeswoman with the...
| Mar 28, 2011
| 5:30 AM
At first I thought it was too early to look ahead at the new attractions coming to U.S. theme parks in 2012, but then I realized a number of big rides have already been announced and many more are being teased in elaborate marketing campaigns.