| Aug 12, 2014
| 1:50 PM
Eliza Harris rarely sees other bicyclists as she pedals to her job in downtown Orlando, especially during the hot, humid, rainy summer months.
Though she only occasionally has a rude motorist buzz too close or honk a horn for no reason, recent studies...
| Aug 11, 2014
| 9:00 AM
Howard County Department of Recreation and Parks has an excellent summer program with far better options than other government and privately operated camps in the region. Nonetheless, there are missed opportunities where the department can provide an...
| Jul 28, 2014
| 2:35 PM
WASHINGTON In the months since the United States imposed sanctions on Russian businesses and close associates of President Vladimir Putin's, an odd thing has happened: U.S. exports to Russia have risen.
U.S. Census Bureau foreign trade data show that...
| Jul 22, 2014
| 1:36 PM
Washington – The City of Bridgeport is exploring whether it has the facilities that would meet federal requirements to host some of the Central American migrant children who are in overcrowded federal holding centers along the borders, said a city...
| Jul 29, 2014
Everybody's mad about the "poor door." This is the name critics have bestowed upon the separate entrance for the affordable-housing units at a planned new luxury building on the Upper West Side of Manhattan. Those who pay market rates would have access to...
| Jul 31, 2014
| 8:39 AM
A few weeks ago, I toured Halsted Flats, the latest housing development to dot the rainbow streets of Boystown, with two recently engaged friends.
Our first stop, a two bedroom, two bathroom unit, featured stunning views of the lake, the skyline and...
| Aug 6, 2014
| 7:59 AM
For many families, clothing represents the largest share of back-to-school expenses each year. The amount of money that goes into a new school wardrobe paired with the reality that kids tend to be careless about their stained clothing can be daunting, but...
| Aug 4, 2014
| 4:30 PM
Hollywood is not projecting the increasing diversity of the U.S. on the silver screen, according to a USC Annenberg School of Communication and Journalism study released on Monday.
Latinos remain the most underrepresented ethnic group in films, the study...
| Aug 2, 2014
| 7:36 AM
Construction of new homes is lagging around the country, and Maryland is no exception.
Permits for new homes, which the U.S. Census Bureau tracks as a barometer of the home-building industry, fell 8 percent in Maryland in the first six months of this...
| Aug 1, 2014
| 4:45 PM
Portlandia is pridefully weird, with its love of beards, bikes and crazy junk food. After a couple of high-calorie days here, I want to put the fetching little city on my handlebars and ride.
So I do.
Cycle Portland Bike Tours' basic ride-around...
| Aug 1, 2014
| 5:20 AM
For the past 50 years, the government's annual poverty rate has hardly changed at all. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, 15 percent of Americans still live in poverty, roughly the same rate as the mid-1960s when the War on Poverty was just starting....