| Aug 4, 2011
| 6:31 AM
Nothing brings relief to the dog days of summer like a thorough drenching at a water park. Orlando's all-wet attractions share certain characteristics: lazy rivers, raft rides, wave pools, upscale cabanas and combo-ticket ties to theme parks. Today we...
| Sep 26, 2011
| 2:42 PM
That unfamiliar incoming call to your cellphone soon might be from a debt collector.
Cellphones are largely off-limits to collection agencies, but proposals by the White House and Congress could change that.
Supporters say regulations have not kept up...
| Feb 15, 2013
| 7:01 AM
Ted Ligety took his place among Alpine skiing greats when he won Friday's giant slalom at the World Championships in Schladming, Austria.
Ligety became the first man to win three titles in a single worlds since the legendary Jean-Claude Killy of...
| Feb 6, 2013
| 5:34 PM
They installed the first outdoor Olympic rings Wednesday in Sochi, Russia, a 60-by-30-foot reminder that Thursday marks a year to go before the opening of the 2014 Winter Games.
The temperature was 61.
That incongruity brings up the first of a baker's...
| Mar 9, 2012
| 2:03 PM
Lindsey Vonn knew she began this World Cup alpine ski season physically stronger than she ever had been. She also was sure the hundreds of hours spent riding a bicycle last summer had made her endurance better than ever.
Vonn underscored her assessment...
| Feb 6, 2013
| 10:19 AM
Lindsey Vonn said Wednesday she will return to the United States for surgery to repair the injuries she sustained in a Tuesday crash in the Super G at the World Alpine Skiing Championships in Schladming, Austria.
In a statement issued by the U.S. Ski...
| Sep 10, 2011
| 3:51 PM
South Florida consumers aggravated by annoying "robo calls" on their cellphones from debt collectors are fighting back – suing the companies that make the calls and often collecting cash settlements from the lenders.
Fort Lauderdale lawyer Scott D....
| May 10, 2011
| 10:07 AM
House Republican plans to repeal the new healthcare law and to convert the Medicaid insurance program into a block grant to states could force as many 44 million poor and disabled Americans out of the program over the next decade, according to a new...
| Dec 26, 2011
| 6:54 PM
The year before the Olympics is traditionally when athletes emerge into the spotlight that will follow them through the next Summer or Winter Games.
Performances at world championships in the pre-Olympic year reveal new faces or make us more familiar...
| Jul 24, 2011
| 2:00 PM
Marquis Jones doesn't believe she owes money on a credit-card account that a debt-buying company sued to collect from her.
More importantly, though, the firm never proved she did.
But because the Severn woman wasn't given notice of the lawsuit —...
| Jul 28, 2011
| 9:15 AM
The Baltimore Sun highlighted a significant issue involving the use of the courts by debt buyers to recover consumer debt they have purchased ("A push for more proof in debt-collection lawsuits," July 25).
As the leading voice for credit and debt...