| Sep 22, 2013
| 12:00 PM
NAIROBI, Kenya -- Kenya’s security forces were reported to be closing in on Al-Qaeda-linked gunmen holding hostages in an upscale shopping mall late Sunday, as a major explosion rocked the building around nightfall.
Earlier Sunday, Israeli...
| Aug 27, 2013
| 8:24 AM
SHARM EL SHEIK, Egypt -- The deadly protests and political turbulence that have swept Egypt in recent months are keeping Western tourists away from the resorts, beaches and famous scuba diving waters across the southern Sinai Peninsula.
"This summer is...
| Oct 31, 2013
| 1:15 PM
And now for a wildly improbable romantic comedy recommendation.
Already a hit in its native England, "About Time" presents all sorts of small- and medium-sized problems threatening to upset writer-director Richard Curtis' film from within, beginning...
| Nov 4, 2013
| 9:16 AM
More than a quarter of drivers reported "being so tired they had a difficult time keeping their eyes open" while recently behind the wheel, despite the fact that most consider the practice "somewhat or completely unacceptable," according to a new study by...
| Jul 2, 2013
| 12:44 PM
Internet message boards are cauldrons of casual speech. They're often riddled with typos and grammatical errors: the one-word "alot," countless plurals formed with apostrophes as in "cappuccino's" and "luau's," the examples go on. (For the record, those...
| Jul 5, 2013
| 3:58 PM
Internet message boards are cauldrons of casual speech. They’re often riddled with typos and grammatical errors: the one-word “alot,” countless plurals formed with apostrophes as in “cappuccino’s” and “luau’...
| Jul 9, 2013
| 5:40 PM
(Free for iOS and Android)
What it is: A trip itinerary app that organizes flights, lodging, dining reservations and more for each trip. Activities and other plans can be added as long as you provide an event name, time, date and place. The...
| Jul 23, 2013
| 3:51 PM
RIO DE JANEIRO -- By all accounts, Pope Francis has already won over many hearts in Brazil with his simplicity and message of caring for the poor. But as he travels the country on his first overseas trip as pontiff, he will be speaking to a group of young...
| Jun 10, 2013
| 3:46 PM
An Orlando police officer shot and killed a 24-year-old man on Interstate 4 early Monday, shutting down the westbound lanes near Princeton Avenue for almost three hours during the morning traffic rush.
Police were attempting to make a traffic stop of...
| Jun 14, 2013
| 8:21 PM
A lightning strike injured a Cecil County zookeeper, half-dollar-sized hail fell in several counties and tornado sightings sent people scurrying for shelter from Rockville to Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport.
Yet the worst...
| Sep 15, 2013
| 2:55 PM
Last week: While most national and international media attention has focused on possible U.S. military actions in Syria, U.S. immigration reform has fallen to a secondary place in public debates. Last week, a small group of Latino activists organized a...