| Dec 26, 2010
Just when you thought cruise lines had done it all — Central Park at sea (on Royal Caribbean's Oasis of the Seas) and Cirque du Soleil afloat (on Norwegian Cruise Line's Norwegian Epic) — here comes Disney with a roller coaster aboard the...
| Jan 2, 2011
The premise is simple: Buy a $500 plane ticket to zip around much of the New World for a month. The big question: Isn't it just some gimmick tangled up with hidden fees and crazy rules?
Sorry, but no. If you are among those who hesitated Aug. 17 when...
| Jan 23, 2011
Pondering a cruise? There's an app for that. In fact, you'll find several you can use for planning, booking and enjoying cruises. Unless otherwise noted, all apps work on the iPhone, iPod touch and iPad (a few may also offer a specially designed version...
| Oct 22, 2010
Melvin Lane Powers, a flamboyant real estate developer who was acquitted of murdering his aunt's multimillionaire husband in a sensational 1966 trial, has died. He was 68.
Powers died Oct. 8 at his Houston home, his family announced. The cause of death...
| Aug 4, 2011
| 10:21 PM
Former Occidental College quarterback Andy Collins, a three-time Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference offensive player of the year, has died of an apparent heart attack. He was 27.
Collins died Tuesday at Imperial Point Medical...
| Oct 17, 2011
Orthopedic surgeons are doctors, but they are also artisans, sculpting bone so that it fits snugly with artificial hips and knees.
But even the best artists make mistakes, says Dr. William Bargar, an orthopedic surgeon at Sutter General Hospital in...
| Oct 14, 2008
I track hate crimes against homeless people across the country. Last week, I added John Robert McGraham to the list. He was doused with gasoline and set on fire at 3rd and Berendo streets, in the heart of Los Angeles, by an unknown assailant or...
| Nov 18, 2009
| 4:32 PM
A few months ago, after Virgin America announced plans to add Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport to its route map (with twice-daily nonstop flights from San Francisco and Los Angeles), Chief Executive David Cush was “cautiously...
| Apr 12, 2009
You pay thousands in deposits for a trip and then get laid off. Now what? If your travel insurer, cruise or airline company offers a so-called job-loss guarantee, you might get your money back. Or not, depending on the policy.
Job-loss coverage is...
| Feb 8, 2008
Actor Brad Renfro, who rose to stardom as a child star but was dogged by troubles with drugs, died last month from an accidental overdose of heroin, coroner's officials said today.
Renfro had injection marks on his hands when he was found dead Jan. 15 at...
| Mar 10, 2008
The roots of spring break?
Nesting birds, rutting beasts, rising sap, you know.
But there's also a specifically American angle: In 1936, the swim coach of Colgate University in Hamilton, N.Y., brought his team to Fort Lauderdale to practice at the...