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  • World Cup: Costa Rica vs. Greece in an unlikely knockout round match

    World Cup: Costa Rica vs. Greece in an unlikely knockout round match
    The weirdness of this World Cup can be summed up in a sentence: Little old Costa Rica, which won the Group of Tradition with three ex-champions (Uruguay, Italy, England), faces a team (Greece) that just won its second Cup game ever. Fancy meeting them...
  • World Cup: Costa Rica advances by defeating Greece on penalty kicks

    World Cup: Costa Rica advances by defeating Greece on penalty kicks
    Until the past few weeks, Costa Rica was noted largely for such charms as its butterflies (more than 1,000 species), life expectancy (79 years) and standing army (non-existent). Add soccer to the list. The team from a nation of fewer than five million...
  • Costa Rica gets past Greece on penalties

    Costa Rica gets past Greece on penalties
    RECIFE, Brazil -- Costa Rica's magical World Cup journey continued in dramatic fashion on Sunday as Los Ticos advanced to their first-ever quarterfinals after knocking off Greece, 5-3, on penalty kicks after the sides played to a 1-1 draw after extra time...
  • Costa Rica hace historia, gana 5-3 por penales a Grecia y clasifica a cuartos

    Costa Rica hace historia, gana 5-3 por penales a Grecia y clasifica a cuartos
    La selección de fútbol de Costa Rica hizo historia el domingo al alcanzar los cuartos de final del Mundial después de vencer 5-3 en definición por penales a Grecia, luego de igualar 1-1 en los 90 minutos reglamentarios. El arquero de Costa Rica,...
  • Huber Matos Benitez dies at 95; Cuban revolutionary broke with Castro

    Huber Matos Benitez dies at 95; Cuban revolutionary broke with Castro
    Huber Matos Benitez, whose disenchantment with the Cuban Revolution he had helped lead brought him the wrath of Fidel Castro and 20 years in prison, died Thursday in Miami after a heart attack. He was 95. His death was confirmed by his grandson, Huber...
  • Herbert Hyman dies at 82; founder of Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf chain

    Herbert Hyman dies at 82; founder of Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf chain
    In 1968, decades before "latte" and "barista" became everyday terms, Herbert Hyman and his wife, Mona, opened a small store in the tony Westside district of Brentwood to sell coffee — not the tasteless grounds of uncertain provenance that...
  • Go Away With ... Bert Kreischer

    Go Away With ... Bert Kreischer
    On his Travel Channel series, "Trip Flip," comedian and on-air personality Bert Kreischer surprises people with action-packed vacations that are designed to fulfill items on their travel bucket list. Kreischer, 41, resides in Los Angeles with his family....
  • Nicaragua emerging as prime tourist destination

    Nicaragua emerging as prime tourist destination
    GRANADA, Nicaragua — I came to Nicaragua to climb a volcano, to listen to howler monkeys scream in the trees of a rain forest and to walk along a deserted beach, watching the sun flame out at the end of day, turning the sea and sky ablaze. I did...
  • Taking the Kids -- and the true secret to vacation happiness -- asking their help planning!

    Taking the Kids -- and the true secret to vacation happiness -- asking their help planning!
    Pity the California dad. He had spent a lot of money to take his wife and three daughters on an adventure trip to Costa Rica -- idyllic remote eco lodges, nesting sea turtles, monkeys in the trees, butterfly gardens. As adventures went, it hit all the...
  • An empty vacation package from Expedia

    An empty vacation package from Expedia
    Gladys Martin's Expedia vacation package is missing two key components. Should she have to pay for its mistake? Q: I'm writing you about our problems with a vacation package we booked on Expedia to Tamarindo, Costa Rica. A few weeks before our...
  • Costa Rica buscará fallo de Corte Internacional en disputa fronteriza con Nicaragua

    Costa Rica pedirá a la Corte Internacional de Justicia que resuelva una disputa fronteriza marítima que sostiene desde hace una década con Nicaragua y está relacionada con posibles concesiones petroleras, dijo el lunes la presidenta Laura Chinchilla....
  • Around Town: Wine event benefits youth shelter

    Around Town: Wine event benefits youth shelter
    Ian Cauble, one of just 202 master sommeliers in the world and founder of SommSelect.com, recently lent his expertise to help raise $75,000 for children in need. Cauble served hand-selected wines during the fourth annual "Love Grows by Giving"...