| May 14, 2012
| 6:39 AM
SANTIAGO, Cuba — Norma Arias Puente has been learning the hospitality business for more than a decade from a perch overlooking this city's Parque Cespedes and the Cathedral of Nuestra Senora de la Asuncion with its statue of a trumpeting archangel....
| Jun 16, 2011
| 6:13 PM
Women who report sexual violence on college campuses seldom see their accused attackers arrested and almost never see them convicted, according to a Tribune survey of several Midwestern universities.
The survey of six schools in Illinois and Indiana...
| Sep 24, 2012
| 2:59 PM
How many places are there where you can actually go to the beach in March? We South Floridians don't like to gloat, but we do have dibs on the great weather this time of year. I always try to be compassionate when I talk to people like my brother, for...
| May 27, 2012
Money may be tight, but not enough for most of us to forgo a summer vacation.
A recent survey by travel site Orbitz.com found that nearly eight of 10 respondents will be taking a vacation this summer. Some plan to spend more than last year, but nearly...
| Sep 23, 2011
| 4:09 PM
For Eddie Germino, being unemployed for a time last year worked to his advantage in a dispute with his Maryland landlord.
Germino, 27, had moved out of the house where he had lived with other students. Now he was trying to get his security deposit back....
| Mar 8, 2011
| 1:09 PM
I'm walking along a stretch of the Adriatic Sea that reminds me of another time, another hemisphere. It's not the forest of pine trees that offers shade along the seawall on a poster-perfect 70-degree day. It's not the little docked boats bobbing up and...
| Apr 6, 2011
| 7:58 PM
A man was convicted last week of killing his estranged wife at a Huntington Beach motel and then leaving her body, which their 17-year-old daughter later found.
Fidelio Marin, 40, was found guilty of felony second-degree murder with a sentencing...
| Apr 22, 2011
| 12:15 PM
Even in today's real estate market, you pay a premium for houses that don't need at least a little bit of fixing up. Houses with "potential" can often be had at bargain prices.
For an excellent example of what the right vision can bring to such a house,...
| Apr 22, 2011
| 11:26 AM
When Baltimoreans turn on the TV and see Donna Hamilton, they see a comfortable, familiar face — someone they probably think they know, someone they might want to sit down with for a cup of tea.
Her home, it turns out, has the same feel.
| May 2, 2011
| 8:29 AM
I have so been there. Too bad "Rescue Renovation" wasn't. The DIY Network TV show that pulls over-zealous remodelers out of their pickles was nowhere in sight during any of my umpteen demolition disasters.
Where was show host Kayleen McCabe and her hunky...
| May 2, 2011
| 7:17 PM
Before they committed the 9-11 terrorist attacks that changed America and the world, some of Osama bin Laden's most notorious confederates called South Florida home. They stayed among us in cheap apartments and transient motels, trained at local gyms or...