01162018

Go green: Tips for eco-friendly travel

A vulture flies over the Estrutual landfill where a man searches for recyclable materials near downtown in Brasilia, Brazil. (AP) Going green is all the rage. Here is how you can help. With the environment at the top of everyone’s [...]

Tourist tries to donate iPhone 6 to Buddhist temple

Apple’s newest iPhone 6 is not acceptable currency in Buddhist temples. (Reuters) Tourists take note: If you’re visiting a Buddhist temple and want to make a donation, make sure to have cash on hand.  Chinese tourist Cong [...]

Taking the Kids — for spring break

Royal Caribbean’s newest ship Quantum of the Seas. (Royal Caribbean International) Ski slopes or sand castles? Maybe your gang wants to ride roller coasters all day, or cruise away, maybe with grandma and grandpa in tow. ADVERTISEMENT ADVERTISEMENT Whatever [...]

JetBlue apologizes after social media gaffe referencing the Hindenburg disaster

JetBlue aircraft taxi on the runway at New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport. (Reuters) JetBlue apologized Thursday after tweeting a “not well thought-out” reference to the Hindenburg disaster. The [...]

Aides under former President Uribe convicted for orchestrating spying ring in Colombia

BOGOTA, Colombia –  Colombia’s Supreme Court has convicted two close aides of former President Alvaro Uribe for organizing a spying ring that illegally intercepted the communications of some of the conservative leader’s top [...]

Puerto Rico’s state-owned power company seeks to delay completion of debt restructuring plan

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico –  Puerto Rico’s heavily indebted public power company is asking creditors for more time to present its restructuring plan. A company statement Friday says it has not finalized the plan that was scheduled to [...]

Boris Nemtsov, leading Putin critic, shot and killed in Moscow

A top political nemesis of Vladimir Putin was shot and killed early Saturday in central Moscow, Russian police said, one day before an opposition rally was scheduled to take place. Boris Nemtsov, a former deputy prime minister, was shot four [...]

Prominent Russian opposition figure, ex-deputy PM Boris Nemtsov shot and killed in Moscow

MOSCOW –  Russia’s Interior Ministry says Boris Nemtsov, a leading opposition figure and former deputy prime minister, has been shot and killed near the Kremlin. Nemtsov, a sharp critic of President Vladimir Putin, was killed early [...]

Muslim teacher denies influencing 6 Canada teens to travel to Syria to join ISIS

January 31, 2008 – FILE photo of Adil Charkaoui, Six Canada teens missing since January have traveled to the Middle East to fight with Islamic State terrorists, Canadian media reports say. Charkaoui told reporters Friday he [...]

FDIC closes Doral Bank in Puerto Rico; Banco Popular taking over most of rival’s operations

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico –  The Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. has shut down Puerto Rico-based Doral Bank. Banco Popular will take over most of the operations of what once the U.S. territory’s fourth largest bank. Doral Bank had $5.9 [...]