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  • Rocket launch from Delmarva delayed by space station repairs

    Rocket launch from Delmarva delayed by space station repairs
    UPDATE: The mission has been postponed because of repairs needed to a pump on the International Space Station, according to NASA. Crew members aboard the space station are slated to take space walks Dec. 21, 23 and 25 to replace the pump, used to keep...
  • Discoveries

    Discoveries
    The Chukchi Bible Yuri Rytkheu, translated from the Russian by Ilona Yazhbin Chavasse Archipelago: 354 pp., $17 paper "My genealogy, like the tundra root we call the golden root, is enmeshed with its native soil. It does not spread very far below...
  • Key Biscayne beach sitting great in top 10 for fourth straight year

    Key Biscayne beach sitting great in top 10 for fourth straight year
    If your idea of a perfect beach involves a waiter to fetch your drinks and the amenities of a high-rise hotel, then the beach at Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park may not be for you. Because all you can see from this 1 1/4-mile-long pristine beach at...
  • Florida's Siesta Beach named best beach in America for 2011

    Florida's Siesta Beach named best beach in America for 2011
    After two years stuck at No. 2, a stretch of sand on Florida's Gulf Coast near Sarasota has finally been named the best beach in America. Dr. Beach, aka Dr. Stephen P. Leatherman, Director of Florida International University's Laboratory for Coastal...
  • Think beach: 4 great options from coast to coast to coast, with one in between

    Think beach: 4 great options from coast to coast to coast, with one in between
    For many people, only a couple of ingredients are needed for the perfect summer vacation: soft, warm sand and refreshing cool water. The combination can be found across America, from small ponds to sprawling oceans. This summer, destinations from coast to...
  • No place like foam: Your guide to cool microbreweries in North Carolina

    No place like foam: Your guide to cool microbreweries in North Carolina
    CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Erik Lars Myers, 36, has built quite a career out of beer. Since the Maine native came to North Carolina a decade ago, his home-brewing hobby turned into a business - Mystery Brewing in Hillsborough - and Nash Street Homebrew, also in...
  • Park Point: Miles of sand in Duluth, Minnesota

    Park Point: Miles of sand in Duluth, Minnesota
    DULUTH, Minn. - I crossed the dunes at Park Point and took in the wide expanse of beach. The August heat was rising, the sky shone a brilliant blue, and a teenaged lifeguard in red trunks climbed the ladder to his chair, with not a swimmer in sight. I...
  • Florida beaches moving up on Dr. Beach best beaches in the U.S. list

    Florida beaches moving up on Dr. Beach best beaches in the U.S. list
    Florida has landed the No. 1 beach in the U.S. seven times, but not in 2012. This year's crown goes to Coronado Beach in San Diego, California, but that doesn't mean Florida still isn't the place to be for the finest stretches of sand. The Sunshine State...
  • Memorial Day forecast for Md. travel even with last year

    Even with gasoline prices at near-record levels, Marylanders are expected to travel during Memorial Day weekend in the same robust numbers as last year, AAA Mid-Atlantic predicts. But to make sure potential visitors aren't discouraged by the price at the...
  • Book it! 'Hot' summer trips

     Book it! 'Hot' summer trips
    Though we are a nation of summer travelers, that season isn't necessarily the best time to explore. "I would argue Europe is better in the shoulder seasons," said Amy Farley, news editor at Travel + Leisure and author of the magazine's "Trip Doctor"...
  • Winging it

    Winging it
    NAGS HEAD, N.C. — Magical things happen atop the great sand dunes here. The dunes include the largest on the East Coast, which soars 80 to 100 feet above most everything else and offers fine views in all directions: the gleaming Atlantic to the...