| Jun 13, 2014
| 6:02 AM
The result was as expected. The path to victory...not so much.
Brazil needed the aid of a controversial penalty kick to overcome Croatia, 3-1, in the World Cup opener on Thursday. After falling behind, 1-0, on Marcelo's own goal, it was Neymar who...
| May 22, 2014
| 6:58 PM
Graham Zusi became the first Orlando-area athlete to be named to a U.S. men's national team World Cup roster, but his inclusion Thursday was overshadowed by other stunning news.
U.S. coach Jurgen Klinsmann cut star midfielder Landon Donovan from the...
| Mar 25, 2014
| 2:46 PM
Unusual rib bones that grow out of the neck are giving scientists new clues about what caused the woolly mammoth to become extinct roughly 10,000 years ago.
The so-called cervical ribs – extra rib bones that protrude from the vertebrae at the base...
| Apr 2, 2014
| 11:49 AM
Holland America offers a seven-night eastern Caribbean cruise on the ms Veendam for as little as $499, based on double occupancy.
The Holland America ms Veendam sails a Thursday-Thursday itinerary from Port Everglades in Fort Lauderdale with stops at...
| Jun 4, 2014
| 9:14 AM
Holland America Line offers a 7-night eastern Caribbean cruise with cabins as low as $499, based on double occupancy.
The ms nieuw Amsterdam sails from Port Everglades in Fort Lauderdale with stops in Grand Turk, San Juan, Puerto Rico, St. Thomas and...
| Apr 9, 2014
| 11:12 AM
Holland America Line offers a 10-night eastern Caribbean cruise with cabins as low as $599, based on double occupancy.
The ms Maasdam sails from Port Everglades in Fort Lauderdale with stops in in San Juan, Puerto Rico, St. Thomas, Dominica, Antigua,...
| May 27, 2014
| 10:30 AM
Today my long-time Dutch friends, Hans and Marjet, are driving me to polder country -- the vast fields reclaimed from the sea where cows graze, tiny canals function as fences, and only church spires and windmills interrupt the horizon.
Hans is behind the...
| May 2, 2014
| 4:11 PM
Driven out of their homeland by impending war and religious persecution, my paternal grandparents, Hugo and Irma Gärtner Tobias, and their 4-year-old son, Walter, my father, (now 80 and living in Simsbury), immigrated from Germany to America through Ellis...
| Jun 12, 2014
| 12:25 PM
Long-ago immigrants to the United States sought reminders of home and hopes for prosperity in New World landscapes. Within the Midwest are small towns with big pride in their ethnic heritage. These places, population 3,500 or fewer, flaunt and invest in...
| Jun 17, 2014
| 11:35 AM
You can go to Iceland for hot pools. Chicago for art deco. Napa for wines. The Galapagos or Antarctica for penguins. Norway for cascading waterfalls. Miami's Wynwood section for graffiti. Minnesota for kayaking.
But then, you also can see hot pools, art...
| May 14, 2014
| 10:42 AM
East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania awarded 1,079 degrees at separate commencement exercises for undergraduate and graduate students on May 9 and May 10. The three graduation ceremonies include one for graduate students on Friday, May 9, at 7 p.m....