| Jan 15, 2014
| 2:31 PM
A pilot was rescued after his U.S. Navy fighter jet crashed off the coast of Virginia on Wednesday, Navy officials confirmed.
The F/A-18E Super Hornet jet went down 45 miles from Oceana, Va., home to a base that hosts the Navy's East Coast attack-...
| Jan 23, 2014
| 8:07 AM
I was 15 the first time I flew to a non-English-speaking country by myself, an experience at once terrifying, thrillingly adult and exceedingly small potatoes compared to that of Laura Dekker, the Dutch teenager who sailed around the world alone from 2010...
| Jan 23, 2014
| 10:00 PM
Mary Hutchings Reed had three Ivy League degrees, launched her legal career in 1976 and became a partner in one of Chicago's best-known law firms, Winston & Strawn. She specialized in marketing, advertising, trademark, publishing, copyrights and...
| Jan 24, 2014
| 5:28 PM
FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, Germany — I am looking at a piece of the Hindenburg — or, rather, its replica: its lounge, reading and writing room, passenger cabins and smoking room (yes, there was one) and bar. It's part of the Zeppelin Museum, in the...
| Feb 14, 2014
| 8:25 AM
If you're looking for NASCAR-focused camaraderie and beer, you can find plenty of both in Daytona Beach's diverse bars. The best of them will be packed to the rafters soon when Daytona Bike Week arrives (March 7-16). Consider this chance your last to...
| Feb 9, 2014
Russia is in the spotlight — hosting the Winter Olympics, exerting its influence in Ukraine and defending its crackdown on gays against international criticism. So let's wrestle the Russian bear, best of 10 rounds:
1 The Soviet Union at its height...
| Jul 27, 2013
| 7:00 AM
Before they were sedated and loaded into the nose cone of a stubby Jupiter missile, the monkeys Able and Baker were just the latest in a growing number of rocket-test animals who, more often than not, met a violent end.
But on May 25, 1959, after...
| Aug 31, 2013
| 3:46 PM
Most Americans know Seaside Heights as the town made famous by Snooki and her ilk in MTV’s reality series “Jersey Shore.”
Mike Loundy simply knows the resort town as home. His grandfather came to Seaside Heights in 1932. The family...
| Aug 2, 2013
| 5:04 PM
MOORESVILLE, N.C. — The dark-haired girl wearing an "American Girl" T-shirt blended in with the other giggling girls flopped on their bellies and watching cartoons inside a darkened classroom.
All that distinguished 11-year-old Farida was an eye...
| Dec 26, 2013
| 3:59 PM
Elizabeth Lopez maneuvered a massive steel claw over the side of a 134-foot sailboat and guided its descent through swaying kelp and schools of fish 10 miles off the coast of San Diego. She was hoping to catch pieces of a mysterious marine ecosystem...
| Nov 13, 2013
| 12:58 PM
Brazil is poised to triple oil production in the next two decades and become a top producer by 2035 if the country can develop its massive offshore reserves.
Brazil could jump to No. 6 on the world's top producer list by 2035, up from 12th currently,...
| Dec 3, 2013
| 4:40 PM
With a thunderous roar, a 224-foot rocket carrying a massive satellite launched from Cape Canaveral and blasted into outer space, hurtling over the Atlantic Ocean as it cut across the night sky.
On Tuesday, Hawthorne rocket maker SpaceX lifted the SES-8...