A Jet Blue pilot pleads with the control tower to get towed off the tarmac after being stranded for several hours.
A JetBlue pilot isn't happy with his employer after being stuck on the tarmac of a Connecticut airport for some eight hours on Saturday. Neither are many of his passengers.
The Thanksgiving holiday is not only one of the busiest times to travel but it's also the most expensive. And this year it will only get worse.
A list of the top five 2011 U.S. cities with the lowest and highest tourism taxes is out, showing cost differences in as much as 56% on average, according to an annual study by the Global Business Travel Association Foundation.
I was trying to do two things at once -- cook (in the kitchen) while deciphering some paperwork (in the next room). I'd been interrupted a thousand times with requests for snacks, shrieks over spilled paint water, questions about what squirrels like to eat, and arguments over whether clouds could be blue and flowers could be green. And did I mention that a ruptured disk in my back was throbbing even worse than my head?
My first newspaper job after college was at the Vineyard Gazette on Martha's Vineyard, an island in Massachusetts surrounded by sea and ocean, some of it very moody and turbulent. Once a summer, the editor, Henry Hough, would publish an editorial under the headline "Beware the Riptide," or some similar wording. Among other things, the piece told you what to do in a riptide. In that same spirit, and with spring-break here, I'd like to point you to the United States Lifesaving Association Web site, USLA.org, for a primer on safe open-water swimming.
A flight from Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, to Minneapolis was aborted shortly after takeoff. Affiliate WSVN reports.
A 65-year-old man's remains were stashed in containers across South Florida, police said Thursday, releasing the victim's identity one day after charging another man in his murder.
A man has been charged with first-degree murder in a case that came to light last month when body parts were found scattered across South Florida, police announced Wednesday afternoon.
Cold weather frosting much of the country spared Florida's citrus crop Tuesday, but more near-record lows expected overnight will pose another challenge.
Wintry weather from Maine to Florida.
It was a tight squeeze for a giant new cruise ship sailing from Europe to its home port in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, over the weekend.
The photographs on the walls of Scott Rothstein's office at his law firm in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, were a who's who of Washington.
His lies kept him rubbing elbows with the rich and powerful, and some became his victims.
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. -- Highlights from a three-hour shift this morning on Radio Row at Super Bowl 44 on Sirius/XM NFL Radio, with guests aplenty:
Dayana and Moise smile as they shovel chips, with a mix of sand, into their mouths on a beach in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
Five Haitian orphans arrive in Florida and meet their new adoptive parents.
Sean Cononie bounded out of the back of an ambulance ahead of most of the other volunteers. A bullhorn in his hand, he was, in a sense, the pied piper.
A Fort Lauderdale nurse has resigned and more than 1,800 patients have been notified that they may have been exposed to diseases such as HIV and hepatitis, after the nurse allegedly admitted to the hospital that she used disposable IV equipment on multiple patients, a violation of safety standards.
Here's a tricky one for you: Imagine that one day, you start to suspect that a woman you work with, the one with the new baby and the newly unemployed husband, is padding her expense account. What would you do? Report her to HR? Admonish her yourself?
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Police think it started with a dispute over an ex-girlfriend. Threats were made on social networking sites and via text messages.
A Fort Lauderdale official said that only one person was on a plane that slammed into a vacant house Friday, a crash called "not survivable" by a fire official.
iReporter Ben Stinson says he saw the right engine of a small plane on fire before it crashed into a home.
Our ship hadn't quite left port when I handed my teenager a present: a lovely leather-bound notebook with lined pages and a variety of colorful pens. His mission was to keep a cruise journal, a tell-all, remember-the-moments account of his days (and nights) on the high seas.
"We're not going to be drinking pina coladas, we'll be serving them," jokes Joey McIntyre
The condition of a kite-surfer thrown airborne into a Fort Lauderdale building by strong winds this week has improved, a hospital spokeswoman said Thursday.
Prime News talks to the man who taped a kite-surfer being thrown into a building during Tropical Storm Fay.
The condition of a kite-surfer thrown airborne into a Fort Lauderdale building by strong winds this week has improved, his mother said Wednesday.
In a bad economy, fun is often the first casualty and for one man, it's a busy time in his line of work
Almost half the coral reef ecosystems in United States territory are in poor or fair condition, mostly because of rising ocean temperatures, according to a government report released Monday
As oil prices continue to break records, the nation's six leading airlines have announced capacity cuts for 2008, trimming flights in major hubs and cutting off service to dozens of discount destinations.
A 74-year-old woman faces charges of smuggling heroin after $180,000 worth of the drug was found in her luggage Friday when she arrived at Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood International Airport, authorities said.
Also in this column • A's closer Street could be available • White Sox ready to dump Uribe • Rookie enters Dodgers 3B picture
This spring, SI.com senior writer John Donovan is touring the Grapefruit and Cactus leagues to cover baseball's biggest newsmakers. Today he reports from Indians camp in Jupiter, Fla. Next stop: St. Petersburg, Fla.
Eight people were taken to the hospital in Fort Lauderdale after getting sick on a flight headed from the Dominican Republic to Canada.
A plane en route from the Dominican Republic to Canada made an emergency landing Tuesday night in Florida after passengers complained of being sick, officials said.
CNN's Susan Candiotti and CNN.com's Nicole Lapin discuss the power outage that affected major portions of Florida.
Florida authorities are investigating how a small fire and a switch failure at an electrical substation outside Miami triggered a power failure that affected millions of people.
Power was restored Tuesday for most of Florida after a failed switch and fire at an electrical substation outside Miami triggered widespread blackouts across the state.
Most people who travel to Florida in winter visit the beach or Disney World. I spent a day looking at garbage.
Denise Reed calls Delta Airlines to get a price quote on a flight between Fort Lauderdale, Florida, and Memphis, Tennessee. Or so she thinks. A few days later, she gets a bill. Now Delta won't return her money, saying its tickets are nonrefundable. Is Reed out of luck?
Dreaming that falling real estate prices have finally brought a vacation home within reach? Could be.
Real estate investor Matthew Martinez is the point man for a private equity group that plans to invest $200 million in Florida condo developments.
Retail sales of five leading painkillers nearly doubled over the last eight years, reflecting a surge in use by patients nationwide who are living in a world of pain, according to a new Associated Press analysis of federal drug prescription data.
With white sandy beaches and a laid-back atmosphere, Fort Lauderdale has long billed itself as a gay-friendly tourist destination.
Mayor's comments stir anger
Passengers aboard Spirit Airlines Flight 180 from Fort Lauderdale, Florida, to New York's LaGuardia International Airport had an unexpected travel companion Tuesday: a small monkey.
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FT. LAUDERDALE, Fla. -- The big strategic issue everyone wants resolved this week, and it is actually a two-pronged question, is this: What in the world happened to the Indianapolis run defense this postseason, and will it be similarly formidable against Chicago in Super Bowl XLI?
One person was fatally shot and three others were in custody Sunday at the Boynton Beach Mall, north of Fort Lauderdale, police said.
Even if you can't afford to build your own superyacht - Bill Joy's boat could end up costing $50 million, depending on how many more man-hours he racks up at the Huisman yard in his quest for the best, plus $3 million a year to operate - there's a way to get onboard: Charter.
Apartment rents are headed up in 2006.
Only two years old, the QM2 brings back the romance and elegance of ocean cruising so strongly that it's already a legend.
Genetic research is unlocking our fundamental understanding of what it means to be human. In the future, it may allow us to change what it means to be human. We want to know what you think about genetic research.
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The growth in condo-investing mythology may be more worrisome than the risk of overbuilding. Here are three whoppers that need reality checks.
Anyone who took an early flight for a Memorial Day getaway has already gotten a taste of what summer air travel will be like: full planes, crowded airports and weather delays.
About 1.5 million children's folding chairs are being recalled because they pose a risk of fingertip amputation, the Consumer Product Safety Commission announced Friday.
Florida-based Southeast Airlines announced it has shut down due to the "uncontrollably high cost of fuel," according to a statement posted on the company's Web site.
Two South Florida boys are charged with the sexual battery of a 10-year-old girl at an elementary school, local sheriff's officials said.
Britain's Queen Elizabeth has named a new $800 million cruise ship, the Queen Mary 2 -- billed by its owner Cunard as the largest passenger ship of its type ever built.
Everyone--or at least everyone who likes luxurious ocean voyages--was talking about the impossibly low cruise fares earlier this year. The cruise industry had built ships at a steady clip in the pa...
There are dozens of special-interest cruises these days, focusing on subjects as wide-ranging as spy craft (with lectures by former intelligence agents), solar eclipses and golf. We can't even scratch the surface here. For a more comprehensive list, try www.cruise-news.com.
Business is "wonderful" at Maureen Joyce's Ford dealership in Chicago. At Pat Gorman's Manhattan Mortgage Co. in Purchase, N.Y., "no one can handle the business coming in," she says. And for John F...
Right at the start I should say that I'm not a cruise person. If you've never taken a cruise, you're probably not one either, but there's a whole universe of travelers who are most definitely Cruis...
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The members of my Fort Lauderdale investment club gathered for our regular monthly meeting on Sept. 20, nine days after the Trade Center calamity and four days after the markets reopened. During ou...
Paul L. Schaye, managing director of Chestnut Hill Partners, a mergers-and-acquisitions advisory firm in New York City, is always on the prowl for financial information. His favorite resources:
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Decor of Columbus, Ohio, a 46-store retailer of posters, prints, and lithographs, has agreed to acquire one of its largest competitors, financially troubled Art Explosion Inc. of Fort Lauderdale, F...