| Jul 8, 2014
| 6:30 AM
Orange County now ranks as the third-largest Asian American population nationwide, with nearly 600,000 Asian Americans living in a county once defined by its dominantly white communities, a study to be released Tuesday shows.
In a boom decade running...
| Aug 17, 2014
| 4:54 AM
Deborah Knowlin slowly limps to her kitchen table, favoring her left knee because her right one, she says, gives out frequently.
Sitting down at the table, Knowlin snaps open a day-of-the-week pill box and empties Friday's contents into her right hand:...
| Aug 16, 2014
| 5:00 AM
A tough new federal rule should help stem the import into the U.S. of dogs from overseas puppy mills. The U.S. Department of Agriculture issued the rule, which prohibits dogs being imported into the U.S. from foreign countries for resale unless they are...
| 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...
| 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....
| Jul 9, 2014
| 10:06 AM
The working population is heading toward retirement like lemmings to the edge of the cliff — about 10,000 Americans turn 65 every day.
And although that age is no longer the hard and fast stop date it was in the past, it is certainly a watershed...