| Apr 17, 2013
| 6:57 AM
Check out festivals and events in May across the state.
This list is organized by region.
Central Florida (including Orlando, Kissimmee, Daytona Beach, Sanford, the Space Coast, Lakeland/Polk and Lake County)
May 2: Jazz Friday at Foosaner Museum...
| Jul 28, 2013
| 12:50 PM
Visitors and residents love the quiet and the spectacular view that comes from parasailing over the Atlantic Ocean off the Broward and Palm Beach county coasts. But the experience can also turn deadly.
"I thought the worst thing that could happen is you...
| Apr 13, 2013
In last week's column, I framed my trip to the lovely Gulf Coast destination of Anna Maria Island with an uncharacteristically unpleasant tale of traffic gridlock in downtown Tampa.
So, in the spirit of equal time, this week's dispatch will focus on a...
| Dec 11, 2012
| 6:51 PM
PANAMA CITY, Panama — It's easy to be skeptical about whether a hotel that claims to be "green" is really eco-friendly when you hang up your towel to reuse it and the maid replaces it. I was happy to discover that the Tantalo Hotel in Casco Viejo, a...
| Jun 4, 2013
| 12:09 PM
QUITO, Ecuador — With its sometimes stunningly low cost of living for expatriates, Ecuador has long welcomed U.S. retirees, but it's also worthy of a trip for vacationers thanks to its divergent geography and a colonial past that survives in...
| Jul 18, 2013
| 1:55 PM
ROME -- A former CIA base chief in Italy who was convicted in absentia in the kidnapping of an Egyptian cleric from the streets of Milan, has been arrested, an Italian Justice Ministry official said Thursday.
The official, who spoke on condition of...
| Jul 18, 2013
| 2:57 PM
Panamanian authorities have charged 33 crew members of the North Korean freighter seized at the Panama Canal with endangering public security by attempting to traffic undeclared weapons, local news media reported Thursday.
State prosecutor Javier...
| Jul 19, 2013
| 5:00 AM
As anti-drug-trafficking agents closed in on a North Korean freighter about to enter the Panama Canal this month, the crew from the rogue communist country took evasive action.
They sought to outrun the swift Panamanian patrol boats with their 450-...
| Jul 16, 2013
| 9:27 AM
MEXICO CITY—The Panamanian government has discovered what appears to be “sophisticated missile equipment” hidden in the hull of a North Korean container ship that had set sail from Cuba and was slated to head home via the Panama Canal,...
| Jul 16, 2013
| 11:32 AM
WASHINGTON -- The military equipment shown in images tweeted by Panama's president after his government stopped a ship en route to North Korea are radar parts for the SA-2 family of surface-to-air missiles, according to IHS Jane’s Intelligence,...
| Jul 7, 2013
| 9:14 PM
More than 600 mariachi band members set a Guinness world record at halftime of the Gold Cup game between Mexico and Panama at the Rose Bowl, but the jeers from the pro-Mexico crowd of 56,822 directed toward Mexico Coach Jose Manuel de la Torre made the...