| Jan 22, 2014
| 9:09 AM
Copa Airlines will begin new nonstop service between Fort Lauderdale and Panama four times a week starting July 11, the carrier announced Wednesday.
Fort Lauderdale will be Copa's fourth destination in Florida and its tenth in the U.S. The airline...
| Dec 18, 2013
| 12:01 PM
A Newport Beach man who prosecutors say ran a Ponzi scheme that stole nearly $3 million from investors has been extradited from Panama to face trial in Orange County.
Thomas F. Tarbutton allegedly fled to Brazil in 2011 after charges were filed and...
| Dec 2, 2013
| 3:44 PM
Virulent opposition among West Baltimore residents to a proposed CSX Transportation cargo facility in their neighborhood has raised more questions about the viability of the long-studied project.
It also has disrupted key conversations on growth at...
| Nov 19, 2013
| 6:10 PM
After touring the expansion of the Panama Canal, Vice President Joe Biden and Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake said Tuesday they plan to increase their advocacy for a proposed CSX transfer station in Baltimore.
"You had [Panama] President [Ricardo]...
| Nov 24, 2013
| 3:00 AM
In 1956, the world's first container ship, the Ideal X, sailed from New York harbor to the Port of Houston. Instead of sacks and crates stuffed in a musty hull, the ship carried 58 neatly packed containers on its deck. Shipping costs fell drastically...
| Nov 22, 2013
| 3:57 PM
Today we conclude our short series about classic American patriots with a discussion about Theodore Roosevelt, who was known for his exuberant personality and large range of interests and achievements.
For example, he was awarded both the Nobel Peace...
| Nov 22, 2013
| 4:07 PM
PANAMA CANAL ZONE — During a recent tour of the historic locks here, Vice President Joe Biden helped an operator flip the switches to open the gates and then stepped out onto a balcony to watch a gargantuan vessel pass through.
A hundred yards...
| Nov 15, 2013
| 1:08 PM
Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake plans to travel with Vice President Joe Biden to tour the Panama Canal expansion project next week, her office said Friday.
The costs of the two-day trip will be covered by the federal government, the city said....
| Nov 18, 2013
| 2:44 PM
A rare pygmy three-toed sloth stirred an international controversy after officials of the Dallas World Aquarium caught and crated six of the creatures on Isla Escudo de Veraguas, an island off Panama. The aquarium officials intended to take the animals...
| Nov 13, 2013
| 7:04 PM
WASHINGTON — At his peak, Mexican drug lord Juan Juarez Orosco allegedly oversaw the distribution of 8 tons of cocaine every month from Colombia to the United States, making him one of the most wanted narcotics traffickers in the world,...
| Nov 13, 2013
| 9:36 AM
WASHINGTON -- A top leader in the Mexican drug trade, who at his peak oversaw the distribution of eight tons of cocaine a month, has been captured by authorities in Panama and secretly extradited to the U.S., law enforcement officials said Wednesday....