News archive from 19 May 2011

ITC staff side with Kodak in Apple patent battle

ROCHESTER, N.Y. -- Staff investigators at the U.S. International Trade Commission sided with photography pioneer Eastman Kodak in its patent-infringement battle with smartphone giants Apple and Research in Motion. The third-party investigators at the...

 

Toms in good place at Colonial week after coming so close to first PGA Tour win in 5 years

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) - David Toms is in a good spot the week after coming oh so close to his first PGA Tour victory in five years. After losing in a playoff at The Players Championship, Toms isn't far from home and playing one of his favorite...

 

Victoria’s Secret parent Limited Brands’ 1st-quarter net income rises on strong sales

COLUMBUS, Ohio - Limited Brands says strong sales at its Victoria’s Secret and Bath and Body Works chains helped boost its first-quarter net income. The Columbus, Ohio-based retailer reported Wednesday that it earned $165.2 million, or 50 cents per...

 
Queen Elizabeth Visits Irish Massacre Site

Queen Elizabeth Visits Irish Massacre Site

LONDON - On the second day of a historic visit to the Irish Republic, Queen Elizabeth II on Wednesday visited the site of a massacre 91 years ago that still evokes memories of fierce hostilities between Dublin and London. The queen’s visit, the first...

 
Sunshine State charms: 21 things to do on your Florida vacation

Sunshine State charms: 21 things to do on your Florida vacation

Some of the best attractions in Florida - the beaches, sunsets and environmental gems - remain blissfully unchanged over time. Yet there are always new diversions, from museums and attractions to quirky stops that shout "only in Florida."...

 

ITC staff side with Kodak in Apple patent battle

ROCHESTER, N.Y. - Staff investigators at the U.S. International Trade Commission sided with photography pioneer Eastman Kodak in its patent-infringement battle with smartphone giants Apple and Research in Motion. The third-party investigators at the...

 
T bus driver averts tragedy

T bus driver averts tragedy

A rookie bus driver was commended by the MBTA for her “quick thinking and swift actions” applying the emergency brake after a passenger allegedly grabbed her neck and the steering wheel to crash the #86 bus into oncoming traffic near the intersection...

 

Florida Travel Tips & Deals

Check this list often as new tips, events and deals around Florida come in: Gas credit at Marriott properties in Florida -- As an incentive to travel this spring and summer, 10 Marriott hotels in Florida –from the East Coast to the West Coast to the...

 
Hotels that opened in South Florida over the past year cater to everyone

Hotels that opened in South Florida over the past year cater to everyone

MIAMI - In a year when three new Miami-Dade hotels drew widespread attention - and two landed on a travel magazine's list of hot new properties -- it's easy to forget that the region's hotel industry is still climbing out of a recession. A private...

 
Even in off-season there's plenty to see in the Everglades

Even in off-season there's plenty to see in the Everglades

MIAMI - Just because the moonlight bike tours and guided swamp walks have ended for the season and most of the migratory birds have moved on doesn't mean there's no reason to visit the Everglades this spring and summer. The hottest, stickiest,...

 

GM to increase Chevy Volt production

DETROIT - General Motors says it will reconfigure the factory that makes the Chevrolet Volt so it can produce up to 60,000 electric cars per year. Currently the plant in Detroit can make about 16,000 of the cars annually. The company will shut down...

 
South Florida has a boat ride and celebrity gossip for every taste

South Florida has a boat ride and celebrity gossip for every taste

MIAMI - We've got boat rides. We've got paddlewheelers and pirate ships, air boats and catamarans. Speedboats, glass-bottom boats, schooners, yachts and purpose-built tour boats. We've got fast rides, slow rides and hop-on, hop-off boat tours that you...

 

Family travel five: Five beach destinations for families to enjoy

Sun, sand and surf are a great combination for a family getaway. Here are five beach destinations where families can enjoy sea breezes together. 1. Surfside Beach, S.C. Get the best of two worlds when your family stays at Surfside Beach, a small,...

 

The Frugal Traveler: Frugal family reunions

Summer is the favored season for family reunions. While people have always searched for strategies to keep them affordable, this season's gas prices are making frugality an even greater family travel priority. Follow these money-saving tips to...

 

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