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  • Celia Rivenbark: Why can't the Brits speak English?

    We had barely been in London for one hour when I realized that "Well, at least we speak the same language here" was debatable. Apparently, Southern Americanspeak isn't exactly speaking English. Who knew? Everybody? Oh. England is a nation of Siri's....
  • New Zealand cruise, Dominican deal and other trips

    New Zealand cruise, Dominican deal and other trips
    Here are some of the more interesting deals, websites and other travel tidbits that have come across our desk recently: The all-inclusive Barcelo Bavaro Beach hotel in the Dominican Republic is offering up to a 40 percent discount for stays through Oct....
  • Britain raises terrorism threat in response to Islamic State

    Britain raises terrorism threat in response to Islamic State
    Britain raised its terror threat level to “severe” on Friday, meaning that officials consider an attack on the country is “highly likely” -- an assessment based on the growing influence of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria....
  • From Syria to Ukraine, crises fill the Obama-NATO agenda

    WASHINGTON President Barack Obama heads to Europe next week, looking to assure nervous allies of the United States' commitment to the region, as NATO prepares to beef up forces amid fears that Russia will step up its provocations beyond Ukraine. Obama...
  • Beating the bugs: Marauding mosquitoes

    I've never met anyone with any compassion for the mosquito. Besides serving as (not often enough) food for birds, bats and frogs, their only asset is their role as pollinators. Now more than ever, especially as gardeners, we need to be aware of the...
  • Bargain-hunting vacations: Combine shopping with a great getaway

    Bargain-hunting vacations: Combine shopping with a great getaway
    We've combined two of America's favorite hobbies, bargain hunting and vacationing, to identify some fabulous destinations. Following are ideas for two-for-one vacations: Go for the journey, come home with the deals. Brimfield Antique and Collectibles...
  • Rant for Lunch: Presidential vacations

    Rant for Lunch: Presidential vacations
      It's the holiday weekend, and would you believe there are still some folk out there griping because the president of the United States took a summer vacation. People, please! For the past few weeks, there was this ongoing, and plainly stupid,...
  • Major conferences face numbers crunch in college football playoff

    Something to ponder over a holiday travel weekend as college football's four-team playoff prepares for takeoff: the flight is overbooked. Do the math: Five power conferences are essentially battling for four spots, meaning at least one highly...
  • California lawmakers send governor new gift rules after scandals

    The state Senate on Friday acted on stricter ethics rules meant to restore public confidence in the Legislature after three senators were charged with criminal wrongdoing. Lawmakers sent Gov. Jerry Brown a bill that would reduce the limit on gifts...
  • Disney files patent applications to use drones in its theme parks

    Disney files patent applications to use drones in its theme parks
    Has Disney decided to go all in with the U.S. military’s anti-terrorism efforts? After all, why else would the company file patents to use drones? A closer look at Disney’s UAV [unmanned aerial vehicle] patent applications reveals language...
  • Jerry Brown: Immigrants, citizen or not, 'welcome in California'

    Mexican President Enrique Peņa Nieto on Tuesday continued his two-day trip to California, traveling to Sacramento to meeting with Gov. Jerry Brown and lawmakers and deliver a speech to the Legislature. ------------ FOR THE RECORD Aug. 26, 11:02 a.m....