Politics will mix with partying this Pride season as gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people and their allies around the world celebrate President Barack Obama's support for same-sex marriage and protest North Carolina's passage of a constitutional amendment banning same-sex unions.
Ken Stamps spotted a business idea thousands of miles from his Michigan home, in rainforest-rich Costa Rica, where a popular tourist attraction sends travelers soaring through the treetops on a pulley.
Actors from 'The Hunger Games' talk about what it was like filming in North Carolina and how much they liked the food.
Occupy Boston protesters remained firmly entrenched in a downtown city square early Friday after a midnight deadline passed for them to clear out or face eviction.
A Massachusetts judge has ruled against Occupy Boston protesters' ability to camp in a downtown city square, setting up a possible confrontation with authorities who issued a midnight deadline to clear out or face eviction.
Evangelist Billy Graham left an Asheville, North Carolina, hospital Tuesday after being treated for pneumonia.
Evangelist Billy Graham has been admitted to a hospital in Asheville, North Carolina, for "evaluation and treatment of his lungs," the hospital said Wednesday.
Hundreds of police officers move to evict Occupy Los Angeles protesters from City Hall.
A pilot stuck in the lavatory may sound like the opening line of a joke, but it triggered a terror scare on a flight from Asheville, North Carolina, to New York on Wednesday evening.
U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords arrived in North Carolina on Sunday to undergo "intensive" rehabilitation as she continues her recovery from being shot in the head in a mass shooting in January, her office said.
Sometimes an object is just an object, and sometimes it's so much more. Five writers describe the meaning hidden within the everyday things they cherish.
Here is expert advice on common parenting situations, so you'll know when to meddle and when to stay mum.
A veteran North Carolina firefighter died Thursday after responding to a four-alarm fire in Asheville.
Summer in the U.S. and Canada is all about road tripping. Here are 7 of our favorites, some well known, others following country roads that only locals usually travel. All of them have plenty of room for improvisation.
Evangelist Billy Graham was at home Sunday after being discharged from an Asheville, North Carolina, hospital where he was treated for pneumonia, the hospital said.
Famed evangelist Billy Graham, 92, was being treated Wednesday at an Asheville, North Carolina, hospital for pneumonia following an overnight health episode, according to a spokesman.
Whenever I stumble across a new travel columnist, I think one thing: "Who the hell are you?"
Alan Perry promised customers that if it snowed more than three inches in Asheville, N.C., in December, their holiday jewelry purchases would be free. Guess what? It snowed six inches!
Thousands of lights dance across the field as holiday music plays in the air. Cars slowly wind their way through displays of elves, candy canes, reindeer and snowmen. Children ooh and aah. Adults smile peacefully.
President Obama prayed Sunday with the Rev. Billy Graham at Graham's mountaintop home before leaving North Carolina to attend the memorial service for 29 West Virginia coal miners killed in a recent explosion.
President Obama and his family are spending this weekend on a mini-vacation in Asheville, North Carolina, nestled in the Great Smoky Mountains along the picturesque Blue Ridge Parkway.
President Obama unwinds with a relaxing game of golf.
A vaccine may shift the odds against a common, deadly brain cancer. CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta reports.
The first week of each month, Karen and Jerry Vaneman pack their car for a four-hour drive from Asheville, North Carolina, to the medical complex at Duke University. Inside the Preston Robert Tisch Brain Tumor Center, Karen waits patiently as a parade of doctors and technicians pokes and prods, taking samples of all kinds. On this day alone, she gives 21 vials of blood.
A storm has barreled into the Southeast and sections of the Northeast, coating power lines and roads with ice and leaving thousands without power.
A look at how weather is impacting businesses, and daily life, on the East Coast.
Virginia's governor declared a state of emergency Friday as a winter storm expected to pummel the East Coast this weekend began dumping snow in Virginia and North Carolina.
A slightly higher number of Americans will travel Thanksgiving holiday weekend compared with last year, but those traveling by air is expected to decline, AAA said.
When it comes to taking spirited vacations, wandering a vineyard falls flat in the face of handcrafted brew. With more than 1,500 breweries across the United States, beer is not just a drink -- it's a destination.
Should parents get involved in their children's issues? Here's some expert advice on seven common situations, so you'll know when to meddle and when to stay mum.
Like most parents, Vickie and Keith Murdock worry about providing for their family. With three teenage daughters, that can be a big challenge, but these days it's more difficult than ever.
The Murdock family is struggling to survive in a tiny town that has lost 2,000 jobs. CNN's Gerri Willis reports
One evening last winter, Mike Harris was watching his local TV news when he saw a segment that caught his attention: Parents were using software to monitor their kids' cell phones.
From the helicopter, a blanket of trees spreads out below me, and in the distance, the town of Asheville is barely visible. The chopper banks right, and out the window I can see that swaths of foliage have been cut away to form serpentine shapes, barely identifiable as fairways from 1,000 feet above.
Texas firefighters expect to work into next week to put out a 1,200-acre wildfire that has destroyed more than two dozen homes and threatens more, the Texas Forest Service said Tuesday.
A fallen power line ignited a 1,200-acre wildfire that officials in central Texas were fighting Monday, the Texas Forest Service said.
In 1988, a relatively unknown rock and blues guitarist named Warren Haynes got some of his friends together to play music in Asheville, North Carolina. It was just an opportunity for local musicians to jam during the holidays, the one time of year they were all in town together.
A number of states try to make voting a little easier by allowing voters to choose all the candidates from a single party with a single vote.
CNN's Josh Levs talks with Heidi Collins about some issues involving straight party voting.
While Congress and Bush administration officials have been working to complete a bailout plan and stem the financial contagion on Wall Street, a different kind of economic crisis emerged across the South this week: A severe, hurricane-related gasoline shortage has curtailed trucking from Atlanta to Asheville, N.C., and created a wave of panic buying among motorists.
Gas shortages are afflicting drivers across the Southeast. Some of the problems were caused by Hurricane Ike affecting oil production and refining along the Gulf Coast, but empty gas pumps also are being blamed on the consumers themselves.
iReporter Gary Berman captures empty gas pumps in Marietta, Georgia.
MoveOn.org has its sights set on U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Dole's unexpectedly competitive contest for re-election in North Carolina, spending nearly half a million dollars on an ad accusing the North Carolina senator and fellow Republican John McCain of being "in the pocket of Big Oil."
Asheville, NC writer Greg Melville drove cross country twice in a car that runs on vegetable oil. Alina Cho reports.
Just as every mother believes her son is a handsome devil, we homeowners tend to see the best in our houses - or at least we become comfortably familiar with the way they look.
Joan Gershman, 59, does not mince words when describing how Alzheimer's disease has affected her marriage.
The Justice Department plans to propose $200 million in grants to cities to help combat gang and gun violence, Attorney General Michael Mukasey announced Thursday.
Dear FSB: I'm a traveling and online vendor selling costume apparel and nightclub toys. I have a well-branded name (I believe) and am pouring money into building inventory. However, because I am pouring money into inventory, I can't afford to buy a vendor canopy booth setup, nor can I afford the hugely expensive event fees for vendors. How can I find events and charities that take a percentage of the sales at events? Is there a low cost way to put together a vendor booth?
Cheryl McClure reserves a room at the Hampton Inn in Asheville, North Carolina, and is offered an $81-a-night rate. Then the hotel has second thoughts and changes the rate to $149 a night. Can it do that? And what, if anything, does a "confirmed" rate mean? Should McClure cancel her hotel stay, or can the Hampton Inn be persuaded to honor its first rate?
Get that confetti ready, pop the cork, and pucker up to blow your own horn, because it's time once again to plan your New Year's bash. The possibilities are endless in the South, from watching fireworks to taking a cruise to hibernating in a fine hotel. Here are some excellent Southern selections for saluting the year's last day and the beginning of the next 365.
Would you, could you, survive without TV?
Good training and preparation kept a group of Boy Scouts safe after they became lost while hiking in the North Carolina mountains, a troop leader and a relative said Monday.
The search is on for a missing North Carolina Boy Scout troop.
A look at some of the damage left behind by Hurricane Humberto in High Island, Texas.
Tropical Storm Ingrid faded to a tropical depression Saturday, done in by "hostile winds aloft," according to the National Hurricane Center.
You press your body tightly against the rock, fingers running along its crevices, trying to keep from slipping.
The Rev. Billy Graham, the 88-year-old legendary Christian evangelist, was hospitalized in North Carolina early Saturday for evaluation and treatment of intestinal bleeding.
Tiger Woods is seeking his "lucky 13th" major win at this week's PGA Championship at Southern Hills Country Club in Tulsa, Okla., but two days after the tournament ends Woods will be announcing a first: his inaugural golf course design in the United States.
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AUSTIN, Texas -- It was almost easy to forget all that's gone wrong for the LSU women's basketball program in recent days. That's because on Saturday, everything went so right for the Tigers.
Where you live can have a big impact on your health. It's not just the air you breathe, the water you drink or the germs around you. Locations can foster all sorts of lifestyle choices - good and bad.
Plenty of people dream of living on a golf course. Put on your spikes, step out your front door and you're ready to sneak in a quick nine holes before dinner.
How would you like to sell your home in just five days, at full price or near it, and pay no broker's commission?
Technology is a rapidly changing landscape. What is merely an idea now someday could be commonplace.
I have a confession to make about breakfast. The best I usually manage is a piece of toast (if I'm good) washed down with juice or coffee as I head out the door. The exception is when I travel. Splurging for breakfast when I'm on the road, I delight in finding the best local spots.
Bob Moog fused electronic music and entrepreneurship at a young age. At 20, he started selling theremins, instruments that create eerie glissandos when hands are moved between two electrodes. But h...
In early 1999, David Barnes, an executive who manages wind farms for investment bank Babcock & Brown, bought a modest stucco ranch in a bedroom community near San Diego for $350,000. He wanted it f...
You've sounded the retreat—to an offsite, that is. Now comes the big decision: choosing the right spot. To get the most from your time away, it's not enough just to pick a lavish space. Think about...
It was 11:50 A.M., and we'd been driving Land Rovers for nearly three hours, first over the scenic highways around Asheville, N.C., then onto the dirt roads that run through the Blue Ridge Mountain...
Business travelers now can look forward to a new type of airline that aims to broaden the availability of an elite mode of transportation -- "on-demand" jet travel.
US Airways mistakenly sold round-trip flights for $1.86 to more than 1,000 customers over the weekend.
Authorities said a North Carolina man was arrested Friday by FBI agents on charges of soliciting the murder of a judge and the husband of Terri Schiavo, the severely brain-damaged woman at the center of a legal and moral tug of war.
As a MONEY reader, you've no doubt paid plenty of attention to the financial side of retirement planning. But have you given the same amount of thought to how you'll actually live once you stop wor...
As a MONEY reader, you've no doubt paid plenty of attention to the financial side of retirement planning.
Evangelist Billy Graham is in stable condition at Mission Hospitals in Asheville, North Carolina, a hospital spokeswoman said Saturday.
The decision of Sinclair Broadcast Group, which ordered its seven ABC stations not to broadcast Friday's "Nightline," has received criticism from U.S. Sen. John McCain, R-Arizona.
As corporate-takeover wars go, this one was starting to look like a medieval siege: the defender up on its battlements hurling down insults; the attacker dug in, launching an occasional barrage of ...
If the stories on these pages inspire you to do something more--or simply something different--with the time and money you donate to charity, we've compiled a host of resources.
You can't help feeling uncertain. As sure as the sun rises, alarmist morning headlines report illness and disease. Then you breathe that hazy metro air, work to exhaustion, and hear that a friend j...
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May 1-12: FLOWER FESTIVAL AT THE BILTMORE ESTATE There's nothing wrong with an FTD bouquet, but if you really want to show Mom you care, take her to the Biltmore Estate Festival of Flowers, featuri...
Picking a place to retire sounds easy enough: Just grab a map, find a town with clear skies and balmy weather, buy some sunblock, move, relax.
In this steam-heated market, wouldn't you want to buy a stock for less than its going price? Well--guess what?--closed-end stock funds allow you to do just that.
Each year more than 250,000 Americans retire and move to another state. Many, however, end up relocating with regrets. Perhaps 10% of people who pick up stakes for retirement are so unhappy where t...
The old Army adage ''Hurry up and wait'' applies to America's amusement parks, as this overview of the 10 most popular ones shows. MONEY reporters visited each park this spring -- once on a sunny w...