| Nov 3, 2013
The best way to Istanbul, Turkey
From LAX, nonstop service to Istanbul is offered on Turkish Airlines and connecting service (change of plane) is offered on KLM, Lufthansa, British, Air France and Aeroflot. Restricted round-trip fares from $953,...
| Nov 1, 2013
| 3:00 PM
ISTANBUL, Turkey — Inside the Cagaloglu Hamami, my masseuse, a short, paunchy woman of about 50, sings as she exfoliates me from head to toe with a rough mitt. The sweet melody contrasts with the gruff scrub job.
Every few minutes, she douses me...
| Nov 7, 2013
| 4:37 PM
WASHINGTON -- Iran and six world powers appeared to close in on a preliminary agreement in Geneva on Thursday that would begin to limit Tehran’s nuclear development after a decade of frustrating negotiations, according to diplomats.
| Nov 27, 2013
| 8:41 AM
WASHINGTON – Forget what you think you know about the presidential turkey pardoning. When President Obama steps into the Rose Garden on Wednesday afternoon with the 2013 National Thanksgiving Turkey, he won’t be following the likes of...
| Sep 15, 2013
On Sept. 6, the State Department issued a warning for southeastern Turkey, recommending that U.S. citizens "defer non-essential travel" to that area. The department allowed non-emergency personnel and families to leave its consulate in Adana. Adana is...
| Nov 29, 2013
| 4:06 PM
The forecast promised rain on Thanksgiving, but luckily for La Cañada residents that promise and the clouds that came with it were broken Thursday morning as the sun shone down on Memorial Park for the 20th Annual Thanksgiving Day Run and Food Drive,...
| Dec 3, 2013
| 3:34 PM
According to the American Caloric Control Council (yes, there really is such a thing), the average American consumes more than 4,500 calories and 229 grams of fat on Thanksgiving Day.
While, for many, the only exercise they get to work off that feast...
| Nov 15, 2013
| 4:30 PM
After making side trips to California's Central Coast and Hawaii (for "Sideways" and "The Descendants," respectively), Alexander Payne returns to his home state of Nebraska for his sixth directorial feature, a wistful ode to small-...
| Nov 18, 2013
| 5:05 AM
For an agricultural operation that is celebrating its 75th anniversary this year, Maple Lawn Turkey Farm is adept at blending the old and the new.
Tried-and-true methods still prevail at Maple Lawn. But the Fulton farm also embraces modern concepts,...
| Nov 18, 2013
| 8:42 AM
The annual Turkey Trot race sponsored by Blue Talon Bistro in Williamsburg gets underway Thanksgiving morning, Nov. 28. Organizers are expecting as many as 3,000 runners at the annual event.
Folks can register online at www.btb5k.mettleevents.com or...
| Nov 18, 2013
| 5:04 PM
Turkey fryers are dangerous business. Just ask the "Duck Dynasty" dudes.
"Deep-frying a turkey is about to get hairy," promises a teaser for a video due out Tuesday from State Farm about the dangers of deep-frying turkeys during the holiday season....