| Sep 9, 2012
Frequent-flier trip delivered
Not all frequent-flier airline experiences ("Frequent Flier, Here's How to Take Your Seat," On the Spot, Sept. 2, by Catharine Hamm) are negative: After I jokingly offered my rabbi miles in exchange for a personally guided...
| Sep 13, 2012
The robot, sitting quietly in a corner, suddenly hums to life and rolls down the hospital corridor on three wheels. Perched atop the sleek machine is a monitor showing the smiling face of Dr. Paul Vespa, the physician who's piloting the rover from miles...
| Sep 28, 2012
Like many people, Marlys Burke was thrilled when federal authorities unveiled a "do-not-call list" in 2003. She signed up immediately in hopes of keeping telemarketers at bay.
Nearly a decade later, how are things going?
"Not good," said Burke, 78, of...
| Mar 4, 2013
| 1:40 PM
Question: My girlfriend lost her passport on March 17 on a United Airlines flight. Someone in United's customer service team called on April 10 and left me a voicemail saying they had it. I accidentally deleted the voicemail. Since then she has called...
| Feb 19, 2013
| 7:00 AM
Do you know the security code on your credit card? Surprisingly, you probably do.
More than four in 10 people have memorized their security codes, those once-overlooked three- or four-digit numbers on credit cards, according to a new survey.
| Feb 17, 2013
Go ahead — we dare you to read this list of travel tips and not clap your hand to your head and say, "Why didn't I think of that?" When we asked readers to contribute their best tips for travel, we were overwhelmed by the number and comsengen (a...
| Dec 14, 2012
| 2:35 PM
For more than two years, Alfredo Angulo was boxing's version of Elvis. He had left the building.
Now he is back, trying to return to the level that got him fights with the likes of Kermit Cintron and James Kirkland, as well as a lucrative offer to fight...
| Apr 14, 2013
| 8:00 AM
Question: My passport will expire at the end of August. Because I travel for my job frequently and sometimes with little advance notice, I cannot be without a passport for the four to six weeks it will take to get a new one. Also, many visas I will be...
| Jul 3, 2010
Mexican authorities said Friday they have arrested the leader of a Ciudad Juarez street gang who they say ordered the killing of a U.S. consular worker in the border town in March.
Federal police said Jesus Ernesto Chavez told them that consular employee...
| Nov 8, 2011
| 7:13 AM
The Big One is still 52 weeks away, but the results from a host of local elections today may offer fresh clues about the state of play in politics just as the presidential nominating process is set to begin.
At stake on this "off-year" general election...
| Dec 25, 2011
Hundreds of people have been wrongly imprisoned inside the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department jails in recent years, with some spending weeks behind bars before authorities realized those arrested were mistaken for wanted criminals, a Times...