At 101, she’s still hauling lobsters with no plans to stop

ROCKLAND, Maine — When Virginia Oliver started trapping lobster off Maine’s rocky coast, World War II was more than a decade in the future, the electronic… Read more

Photographer, his leg lost, seeks answers from Paralympians

When I last saw Freddie de los Santos, his mouth was ravaged -- his teeth had been blown away by the same blast that took his leg. And yet, he always… Read more

No stranger to plagues, Venice opens film fest with caution

VENICE — Visitors to Venice could be forgiven for not realizing that beyond the majesty of St. Mark’s Square and the romance of gondola rides lies… Read more

How Instagram star helped rescue dozens from Afghanistan

Dozens of desperate Afghans who had been trying to flee the Taliban before Tuesday’s deadline for the U.S. withdrawal from Kabul made it to safety… Read more

To shake hands or not? An age-old human gesture now in limbo

As the pandemic took hold, a Kansas City-area meeting and event planning business began hawking “I Shake Hands” stickers to help ease awkward social… Read more

Google founder gets New Zealand residency, raising questions

WELLINGTON, New Zealand  — Google co-founder Larry Page has gained New Zealand residency, officials confirmed Friday, stoking debate over whether extremely… Read more

Obama curtails 60th birthday bash after delta variant surge

WASHINGTON  — The party for the nation’s 44th president will go on, but only for family and close friends.

Former President Barack Obama has… Read more

Virus’s impact: More relaxing and thinking, less socializing

SAN DIEGO  — The eruption of COVID-19 last year caused the proportion of people working from home in the U.S. to nearly double, with the shift most… Read more

3 alternatives to a traditional grass lawn

Dig in If the many reasons for not having a lawn make sense to you, there are plenty of options for you to explore. Hardscape designs, carved and paved… Read more