| 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...
| 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...
| 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....
| 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...
| Jun 14, 2014
| 8:14 AM
The Netherlands exacted some revenge and then some in a 5-1 bashing of defending World Cup champion Spain on Friday.
In a rematch of the final from South Africa, the Oranje broke out with four goals in the second half to embarrass Spain. It was a...
| May 7, 2014
| 10:14 AM
Holland America offers a seven-night Alaskan cruise of the Inside Passage on the Holland American ms Statendam for as little as $399.
The Holland America ms Statendam sails a Sunday-Sunday itinerary that heads out of Seward, Alaska and makes stops in...
| 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...
| May 13, 2014
| 11:22 AM
If you were eating at fine South Florida restaurants in the late 1980s and early '90s, you don't need an introduction to chefs Allen Susser, Norman Van Aken, Douglas Rodriguez or Mark Militello. As members of the Mango Gang,...
| May 14, 2014
| 3:02 PM
Dennis Holland, a legendary Orange County boat builder who simultaneously battled cancer and city hall as he tried to knit together one last vessel, has died. He was 68.
The master shipwright lost his years-long fight with prostate cancer Monday night....
| 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...