| Feb 11, 2014
| 6:41 PM
If you had asked the Europeans a week ago, they could have told you a truckload of snow was headed for Baltimore on Thursday. The Canadians came around soon afterward. It took the Americans until just a few days ago to get a whiff of a winter storm.
| Jan 23, 2014
| 10:00 PM
Mary Hutchings Reed had three Ivy League degrees, launched her legal career in 1976 and became a partner in one of Chicago's best-known law firms, Winston & Strawn. She specialized in marketing, advertising, trademark, publishing, copyrights and...
| Jan 24, 2014
| 5:28 PM
FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, Germany — I am looking at a piece of the Hindenburg — or, rather, its replica: its lounge, reading and writing room, passenger cabins and smoking room (yes, there was one) and bar. It's part of the Zeppelin Museum, in the...
| Feb 14, 2014
| 8:25 AM
If you're looking for NASCAR-focused camaraderie and beer, you can find plenty of both in Daytona Beach's diverse bars. The best of them will be packed to the rafters soon when Daytona Bike Week arrives (March 7-16). Consider this chance your last to...
| Feb 9, 2014
Russia is in the spotlight — hosting the Winter Olympics, exerting its influence in Ukraine and defending its crackdown on gays against international criticism. So let's wrestle the Russian bear, best of 10 rounds:
1 The Soviet Union at its height...
| Aug 31, 2013
| 3:46 PM
Most Americans know Seaside Heights as the town made famous by Snooki and her ilk in MTV’s reality series “Jersey Shore.”
Mike Loundy simply knows the resort town as home. His grandfather came to Seaside Heights in 1932. The family...
| Jul 27, 2013
| 7:00 AM
Before they were sedated and loaded into the nose cone of a stubby Jupiter missile, the monkeys Able and Baker were just the latest in a growing number of rocket-test animals who, more often than not, met a violent end.
But on May 25, 1959, after...
| Nov 13, 2013
| 12:58 PM
Brazil is poised to triple oil production in the next two decades and become a top producer by 2035 if the country can develop its massive offshore reserves.
Brazil could jump to No. 6 on the world's top producer list by 2035, up from 12th currently,...
| Dec 3, 2013
| 4:40 PM
With a thunderous roar, a 224-foot rocket carrying a massive satellite launched from Cape Canaveral and blasted into outer space, hurtling over the Atlantic Ocean as it cut across the night sky.
On Tuesday, Hawthorne rocket maker SpaceX lifted the SES-8...
| Aug 2, 2013
| 5:04 PM
MOORESVILLE, N.C. — The dark-haired girl wearing an "American Girl" T-shirt blended in with the other giggling girls flopped on their bellies and watching cartoons inside a darkened classroom.
All that distinguished 11-year-old Farida was an eye...
| Jan 11, 2014
| 2:31 PM
FLAGLER BEACH — From my car window along Highway A1A in Flagler County, somewhere between the towns of Marineland and Flagler Beach, the Atlantic Ocean and its sugar-soft dunes glide by in a dizzying landscape of colors and textures.
There is the...