Checking Charlie Hebdo’s privilege

A living cartoonist lecturing his murdered peers makes for a curious spectacle, but that’s what transpired at journalism’s George Polk Awards a week ago. The lecturer was Garry Trudeau, of “Doonesbury” fame; his subject was the cartoonists for Charlie Hebdo, the Parisian satire rag, who were gunned down by fanatics because of their mockery of […]

More, bigger trout on tap for Saturday’s lowland-lakes opener

The arrival of spring marks a time when the days are getting longer, the flowers are blossoming as well as fishing opportunities. One of the long-standing traditions will take off Saturday, when anglers dust of the rod and reel for the statewide opening day of trout fishing. “Expectations are good all across the state, and […]

Riding high on the Sea to Sky Gondola

If you’re afraid of heights, don’t come near this place. But if you want to swoop thousands of feet up a mountain, get spectacular views, walk on gentle high-country trails — and learn a bit about the area’s native peoples — then take a ride on the Sea to Sky Gondola near Vancouver, B.C. The […]

A small victory for fliers: Summer domestic fares fall $2.01

After years of steadily-rising airfare, travelers this summer can expect a tiny bit of relief — $2.01 in savings to be exact. The average round-trip domestic ticket this summer, including taxes, now stands at $454, down less than a percent from last summer. Vacationers to Europe will fare better with the average ticket down 3 […]

European street life: Favorite places to walk, shop, eat, drink

Milan Tasting Aperitivi Along Ripa di Porta Ticinese When the inevitable wave of feeling underdressed crashes down, as it does at regular intervals in Milan, it’s time to seek respite near the ancient Naviglio Grande canal. My fondness for this laid-back area has been tested on many occasions: When the canal is drained of water […]

UK’s Manchester Airport disrupted after report of drone

LONDON (AP) — Flights have been briefly disrupted at Britain’s Manchester Airport after reports of a drone in the area. The airport said some departing flights were delayed and a few incoming aircraft diverted Monday while a police helicopter inspected the reports. No drone was found. The airport says one of its two runways was […]

Running out of time: Limited-time deals can be limiting

NEW YORK (AP) — Target shoppers found out this weekend that when stores make deals to carry merchandise from high-end designers for a limited time, it can be, well, really limiting. The discounter partnered with the Lilly Pulitzer brand to carry a collection of 250 pieces for a fraction of the price of the Palm […]

Royal Caribbean and Hasbro are big market movers

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Monday on the New York Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq Stock Market: NYSE Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd., down $6.32 to $72.71 The cruise operator cut its outlook and issued weaker-than-expected guidance, citing higher fuel prices and a strong dollar. Halliburton Co., up 96 cents […]

Hormel says bird flu outbreak will hurt turkey sales

NEW YORK (AP) — Hormel says it will sell less turkey this year because of a spreading bird flu outbreak. So far the virus has been found at farms housing 2.3 million turkeys, all of which have died of the disease, or have been killed or soon will be in order to stem the spread […]