| Feb 27, 2011
States and many U.S. territories have tourism offices to help visitors. When requesting travel literature, be as specific as possible.
Alabama: Alabama Tourism Department, 401 Adams Ave., Suite 126, P.O. Box 4927, Montgomery, AL 36103; (800) 252-2262...
| Jul 11, 2011
| 6:46 AM
When my tour of Slovenia's Postojna Cave started with an underground train ride, I knew it had to be massive. After witnessing the impressive formations, I immediately wanted to see more of the same. For many, experiencing the world's notable cave systems...
| Jul 15, 2011
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — When asked to guess the most popular tourist attraction in Missouri, even non-Midwesterners probably could make some educated guesses.
Mark Twain's home along the mighty Mississippi in Hannibal.
The Gateway Arch, downriver in...
| Dec 22, 2010
Buoyed by a growing Hispanic population and the availability of steady federal jobs, Maryland grew by 9 percent in the last decade - faster than most Eastern states, according to new Census Bureau data.
Maryland's population grew by 480,000 residents, to...
| Jul 16, 2011
| 2:01 PM
Stanley Fields resigned after just a year as superintendent of a suburban Cook County school district where he was put on leave, faced with firing and ultimately required to apologize to the community. Still, he walked away with a $100,000 severance...
| Jan 19, 2011
| 1:30 PM
At Concordia University Chicago in River Forest, 100 percent of students receive institutional financial assistance, defined as that provided by the institution itself, not by other sources. Institutional scholarships and grants are provided from a...
| May 24, 2011
| 8:28 PM
When a team of activists wearing white hazmat suits showed up at a Chicago grocery store to protest the sale of genetically modified foods, they picked an unlikely target: Whole Foods Market.
Organic foods, by definition, can't knowingly contain...
| May 12, 2011
| 3:59 PM
Following bans on salvia and synthetic marijuana, Illinois lawmakers are now trying to curb the latest store-bought choice of people looking to get high: bath salts.
These are not the Epsom salts that Aunt Ethel used to sprinkle in a warm tub, nor are...
| Aug 19, 2011
| 8:33 AM
LONDON (Reuters) - Scientists have uncovered exactly how a human egg captures an incoming sperm to begin the process of fertilization and say their discovery could in future help couples who suffer from infertility.
In a study in the journal Science,...
| Mar 29, 2011
| 7:03 PM
The nanny checked on Madison Morr twice during her afternoon nap. The second time, Madison's skin was blue — her face was pressed against the bumper pad that lined the inside of her crib.
A medical examiner found the 5-month-old baby had...
| Jan 24, 2011
The Republican effort to repeal the health care law is sure to founder in the Democratic-controlled Senate, but that doesn't mean that the GOP is ending its assault on the law. House Republicans are already beginning work in committees to lop off and...