| Apr 3, 2014
| 11:23 AM
Although she has a full house — two dogs, one cat and twin 2-year-old daughters — Erin Proctor's Roland Park home smells great, she promises, even in the dead of winter, when the heat is cranked up and fresh air drifting through open windows...
| Apr 2, 2014
| 8:14 AM
WASHINGTON — President Obama’s proposal to raise the federal minimum wage may not be popular with Republicans in Congress, but he’s betting it will be with his real target, the Democratic voters he hopes to turn out in the...
| Apr 2, 2014
| 4:08 PM
Family members of one of four men killed during the Newport to Ensenada Yacht Race two years ago have filed a lawsuit in Los Angeles Superior Court against the boat's GPS manufacturer and distributor.
Loren Mavromati, the widow of Theo Mavromatis (their...
| Mar 20, 2014
| 3:05 AM
When Peggy Walton returned to Ukraine six months ago, 20 years after a two-year stint as a Peace Corps volunteer, she only wanted to quell her own restlessness and satisfy her curiosity about how the country had changed.
Little did the retired Howard...
| Mar 29, 2014
| 5:00 PM
It's practically impossible for Americans to learn much about the country of Haiti without running into the works of Goucher College's creative writing professor and award-winning novelist Madison Smartt Bell.
Along with a dozen or so published pieces,...
| May 27, 2014
| 8:00 AM
Suddenly Mexico has returned as a hot cruise destination. Disney Cruise Line comes back to the West Coast for Baja cruises from San Diego in fall 2015. Also, Carnival Cruise Lines resumes its seven-day itineraries to Mazatlan starting in October.
| May 30, 2014
| 12:25 PM
Angelica Lopez went to great lengths to save a few bucks on a planned seven-day cruise to the Virgin Islands this month.
The West Covina resident joined with 32 other people to get a group discount on the cruise. She then booked a cheap flight to the...
| May 28, 2014
Be flexible: If you are traveling to Florida, for example, check the prices to fly to the various airports near your destination. Flying to Tampa could be up to $200 cheaper than flying to Sarasota.
Sign up for airfare price alerts: When travelers put a...
| Jun 2, 2014
| 9:25 AM
Question: What if you have airline tickets to a country and near the departure date the State Department says this is a dangerous area to travel to? What are the chances of getting a change of destination? Refund? Credit to use tickets later? I'm speaking...
| May 14, 2014
| 11:30 AM
Egypt has gotten more bad news on the tourism front, announcing a decline of nearly one-third in the number of foreign visitors in the month of March from the year before.
The tourist industry, which makes up 11% of Egypt’s gross domestic product,...
| May 16, 2014
| 7:53 AM
The National Weather Service has issued a flash flood warning for Howard County and the surrounding region Friday as heavy rainfall soaks the area.
The warning will be in effect until 12:15 p.m. Friday, according to the NWS.
As of 9:27 a.m. Friday,...