| Sep 4, 2014
| 3:00 AM
Matthew VanDyke, the self-styled "Arab Spring Freedom Fighter" from Baltimore, was a friend of the two American journalists who were beheaded by Islamic State militants.
VanDyke met James Foley and Steven Sotloff during his travels in Libya, and it...
| Sep 3, 2014
A hot-air balloon, yellow and red and as big as a house, just cleared the treetops, then descended onto the golf course with a series of urgent "wooshes" from its propane burner.
The wicker gondola bounced and bumped along the fairway for about 10...
| Sep 12, 2014
| 5:05 PM
Mother Nature works in confounding ways: snow flurries in Phoenix, a balmy Christmas in Buffalo, and this week's catastrophic flood in the normally parched desert 50 miles north of this resort city.
In what some term the area's worst storm in decades, a...
| Sep 2, 2014
| 4:38 AM
HAVANA (Reuters) - Cuba's experiment with free-market reforms has unintentionally widened the communist-led island's racial divide and allowed white Cubans to regain some of the economic advantages built up over centuries.
Under President Raul Castro,...
| Aug 29, 2014
| 10:20 AM
The following editorial appeared in the Raleigh News & Observer on Thursday, Aug. 28:
The airlines started it, this business of adding extra fees to travel, for baggage and the like. But hotels, The Associated Press reported this week, are signing on...
| Aug 11, 2014
| 6:05 AM
Located at the crossroads of Interstates 80 and 25, the small city of Cheyenne, Wyo. offers a welcome stopping point to travelers making their way through this part of the country. From supercomputers and a surprising food scene to outdoor adventure and...
| Aug 28, 2014
| 10:02 AM
LOS ANGELES -- What happens in Vegas is now splashed across food blogs and foodie Twitter feeds, as the "Sin" in Sin City more often refers to overindulging at a celebrity chef's restaurant than gambling, drinking and cavorting with pole dancers.
| Aug 25, 2014
| 6:26 PM
Only hours after the shaking stopped from the biggest quake to hit Napa Valley in 25 years, the phones at Mike Noel's Napa travel agency began to ring. Anxious clients wondered whether the magnitude 6.0 shaker would derail their visit.
| Aug 28, 2014
| 12:30 PM
What happens in Vegas is now splashed across food blogs and foodie Twitter feeds, as the "Sin" in Sin City more often refers to overindulging at a celebrity chef's restaurant than gambling, drinking and cavorting with pole dancers.
A constellation of...
| Aug 27, 2014
| 2:05 PM
Look at it this way: You have to work two more days, but then you get to play for three.
Labor Day weekend — the last long weekend of the summer — means beaches, shopping, travel, family outings and lots of time to chill.
This year, more...
| Aug 26, 2014
Stockholm is one of Europe's most beautiful cities. One-third water, one-third parks, one-third city, on the sea, surrounded by woods, bubbling with energy and history, Sweden's stunning capital is green, clean, and underrated.
And it's a city in love...