| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
CORTINA D'AMPEZZO, Italy -- Don't ever think you're too old to rent a car and drive through Europe. You can't beat driving for catching all the interesting sights along the way and enjoying the many -- and usually inexpensive -- roadside restaurants. As...
| Oct 1, 2013
| 8:30 PM
Dateline: Home. The main take-away from my trip experience is that you can still find comfortable accommodations in smaller European cities for less than $100 a day and eat some great dinners for around $30 per person, including house wine, and lunches...
| Oct 3, 2013
| 2:20 PM
Boy, as it turns out, is a girl. Actually, two of them: singer Valeska Steiner and bassist Sonja Glass.
The European pair (Steiner is of Swiss descent and Glass is German), who first met at a songwriting workshop in Hamburg, Germany, more than eight...
| Oct 7, 2013
| 3:25 PM
With the exception of eccentric former NBA star Dennis Rodman, there are probably few people on the planet who have North Korean spas and sports centers on their list of things to see before they die.
The Hermit Kingdom has in recent years built a...
| Aug 24, 2013
| 7:30 AM
Just after graduating from Point Loma Nazarene University in San Diego, Destin Daniel Cretton took a job at a local short-term care facility for at-risk teenagers, hoping to save money to make short films on his own while he figured out what to do next....
| Aug 26, 2013
| 10:55 AM
Switzerland’s largest city on Monday launched a new dimension in drive-through services: prostitution.
City officials have built a cluster of garage-like “sex boxes ” in an effort to move the sex trade from central Zurich’s...
| Aug 23, 2013
| 6:30 AM
LONDON -- Berlin-based sales and production company Picture Tree Intl., which launched at the Berlin Film Festival, has added "Mary Queen of Scots" and "Metalhead" to its line-up at the Toronto Film Festival.
"Mary Queen of Scots," a psychological...
| Sep 1, 2013
Rolex is relaunching its Tudor brand in the U.S. after a 17-year absence, an event that feels a bit like encountering your thrill-seeking first cousin after his long boarding school stint.
Priced from $2,500 to $5,000, Tudor timepieces are produced...
| Sep 3, 2013
— The last Illinois survivor of a mostly forgotten World War II prisoner-of-war saga lives in a white farmhouse 7 miles north of town.
Retired from grain farming since 1988, Alva Moss, 89, walks a narrow road, mows his lawn and plays tennis for...
| Sep 6, 2013
| 2:21 PM
With the recent statement by Attorney General Eric Holder Jr. that the federal government will not prosecute people for marijuana offenses as long as they are acting within the laws of their states, it is simply a question of time before the entire "war...
| Nov 25, 2013
| 4:51 PM
If you're a fan of traditional mystery plots like those portrayed on the TV show "Murder She Wrote," then "Death of a Second Wife," by Hampton resident Maria Hudgins is right up your darkened alley.
Hudgins, a former high school science teacher, has...
| Nov 28, 2013
| 3:11 PM
Christina Rivera hates to see food go to waste, so she is cracking down at her Silver Lake restaurant.
Rivera began weighing the trash generated by Gobi Mongolian BBQ House with an eye toward shrinking the pile of scraps, peels and other organic...