A Migrant Mother's Anguished Choice
Ms. Izhar, 33, had reached the muddy shore after sneaking down the dirt paths and around the fish ponds of western Myanmar, where she and about one million other members of the Rohingya minority are stateless, shunned and persecuted for their Muslim ...
July 6, 2015
Favorite Streets in 12 European Cities
From the Zytglogge, a 13th-century clock tower, I rolled east past Albert Einstein's house and down toward Bear Park, where a flat path shot along the river. I missed my turn, the road cocked skyward, and I learned the Grosser Muristalden is best on foot....
April 17, 2015
A Luxury Liner Docks, and the Countdown's On
Once a week, after touring the Caribbean, the cruise ship Oasis of the Seas calls into its home port in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., for what is called “turnaround day.” Just as an airplane makes money only when it is flying, keeping a cruise ship out at sea ...
March 22, 2015
Criminal charges possible after Santa Barbara oil spill
In the worst spots, corrosion had eaten away 54% to 74% of the pipe wall, according to Plains' May 5 assessment. Plains All American is among the worst violators of safety and maintenance regulations, according to a list by the U.S. Pipeline and ...
June 4, 2015
Todd Frazier: 'Toms River, we did it baby'
Toms River's Todd Frazier has had a flair for the dramatic since he was a 12-year-old playing on the biggest stage in Little League at the Little League World Series in Williamsport, Pa., while a member of the world champion Toms River East American ...
July 13, 2015
Is Viking's new ocean ship the best value in cruising?
Viking, notably, is bringing the "no nickel-and-diming" philosophy that runs through the river cruise industry to the world of ocean cruising — and in a big way. On Viking Star, everything from around-the-clock Internet to wine with meals to a shore ...
May 16, 2015
Obama intervenes in NJ Transit labor fight
If no agreement is reached, a second Presidential Emergency Board can be called which starts another 120-day clock, Decker said. "That's what we're looking for," Decker said. Arbitrators Elizabeth Wesman, Barbara Deinhardt and Ana Kenis will serve on ...
July 15, 2015
A large team of lawyers from the state is investigating last month’s spill and weighing whether to file civil or criminal charges, California Attorney General Kamala Harris said Thursday. “We’re going to go where the evidence takes us,” Harris told reporters, saying she was working closely with Santa Barbara District Attorney Joyce Dudley’s office to get to the bottom of what happened — and why. Plains All American Pipeline, which runs the pipe, had discovered two weeks before the spill that the stretch had four troublesome spots, the report said. He told reporters Thursday that the beach will remain closed until at least June 25. More than two weeks after the spill, he said, dead birds and animals are still washing ashore. But the preliminary report from the U. S. Department of Transportation said Plains All American Pipeline had found “extensive external corrosion” in the pipeline. In the worst spots, corrosion had eaten away 54% to 74% of the pipe wall, according to Plains’ May 5 assessment. Plains All American is among the worst violators of safety and maintenance regulations, according to a list by the U. S. Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Administration.
CINCINNATI, OH - JULY 13: National League All-Star Todd Frazier #21 of the Cincinnati Reds celebrates with his brothers Jeff, Charlie and teammate National League All-Star Carlos Martinez #18 of the St. Louis Cardinals after winning the Gillette... (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images) Toms River's Todd Frazier has had a flair for the dramatic since he was a 12-year-old playing on the biggest stage in Little League at the Little League World Series in Williamsport, Pa. , while a member of the... Fielder Jr. , a two-time champion, put up 13 homers giving Todd Frazier a big hole to dig out of, but he hit his 14th dinger on his first swing of the 30 second bonus round. Todd's older brother, Jeff, was also on hand at the Great American Ballpark and congratulated his little brother in the tunnel after his performance in the first round and celebrated with a WWE Championship belt on the field afterward.
Just an hour after NJ Transit board members voted to increase fares by 9 percent, President Barack Obama signed an executive order creating a Presidential Emergency Board to resolve the four-year-long labor negotiations between the agency and its... Both the unions and NJ Transit requested the emergency board, NJ Transit Executive Director Veronique Hakim said at the agency's Newark headquarters on Wednesday. "We've been in negotiations with our rail labor unions for quite some time and ultimately feel that working with a presidential emergency board is a good way to solve our problems," Hakim said. The last contract between NJ Transit and its rail unions expired in 2011 and negotiations have been futile ever since. Earlier this month, a coalition of NJ Transit rail unions announced their intentions to go on strike if the presidential emergency board was not created. "Our intention all along was to invoke a Presidential Emergency Board," said David Decker, general chairman for the New Jersey Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen. If no agreement is reached, a second Presidential Emergency Board can be called which starts another 120-day clock, Decker said. Arbitrators Elizabeth Wesman, Barbara Deinhardt and Ana Kenis will serve on the three-member board, with Wesman serving as its chairwoman.
Starting to see breaks in hot weather
The wall at the state port is an excellent ... With the abundance of windy weather this summer, sometimes fishing in the ocean is marginal at best, and that means staying close to shore and around the inlets. On these days, the most targeted fish are ...
August 14, 2015
16 In. Double Sided Iron Wall Clock with Black Iron Frame
The design of this wall clock is very European one could easily imagine it on the outside of a store front on a cobblestone lined street. The clock comes with a scroll like wall mount hook to hang the clock from adding to the character and charm.
December 10, 2013
Typhoon Haiyan's toll: More than 1,800 dead
Tacloban, Philippines (CNN)-- Desperate pleas for food and water forced aid organizations and nations around the world to scramble Wednesday to deliver supplies four days after Typhoon Haiyan flattened areas of the Philippines, where bodies still litter ...
November 13, 2013
Typhoon Haiyan death toll closer to 2,500, Philippine president says
The previous estimate of 10,000 killed, Aquino said, came from local officials who perhaps were "too close" to the center of destruction to make an accurate guess. Read: Typhoon Haiyan crushed town 'like giant hand from the sky' The typhoon simply ...
November 11, 2013
Blair Kamin has been the Chicago Tribune’s architecture critic since 1992. A graduate of Amherst College and the Yale University School of Architecture, he has also been a fellow at the Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard University. The ...
June 7, 2012
Waterdrop Weather Station
If that’s your worst nightmare then perhaps this rather novel clock and weather station from the Sharper Image is the solution. The USD$119.95 Waterdrop Weather Station offers hands ... on a bench-top or mount on a wall, the unit includes an outdoor ...
October 30, 2007