About 6,000 California nurses staged a one-day strike at several hospitals Thursday, protesting what they called an "erosion of quality of care and cuts to patient protections," National Nurses United said.
Tropical Storm Irene's swipe at the Big Apple proved Sunday that New Yorkers can be a tough crowd to impress.
New York Mayor Bloomberg says officials are still assessing the damage, but the city may have avoided major issues.
JetBlue Airways is courting business travelers with three new flight passes announced Thursday.
If you make like a hermit crab at the shore, we've got nine spots where you'll have the sand (mostly) to yourself. Now please don't blab about them.
A race to Long Beach as 2 CNN producers test whether it's faster to fly or drive during the 405 shutdown.
My rosary-packing mom taught me not to say that four-letter word that begins with "h," not talking about hell but hate.
CNN's John King asks Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa what "Carmageddon" is all about.
JetBlue is making the driver's fantasy of levitating above traffic a reality in Los Angeles this weekend.
Downhill long-board skateboard racing is making a comeback in the United States. It's considered a gravity sport along with downhill luge racing. That's when skateboarders lay down on their long boards and race downhill. But in this downhill skateboard racing revival, the skaters are standing up.
LONG BEACH, Calif.-- As the IndyCar Series sped into Southern California for the biggest street race in North America, many intriguing elements came out of the Grand Prix of Long Beach.
LEEDS, Alabama -- It was only fitting that when The Masters was the major sporting event of the day, the IZOD IndyCar Series held a race in a setting that could rival Augusta National for scenic beauty -- the picturesque Barber Motorsports Park. With fans lining the plush hillsides around the 17-turn, 2.38-mile road course to watch the high-speed IndyCar machines race around this course, it was a great day to enjoy a sun-splashed 85-degree day in central Alabama.
Fellow hip-hop artists pay tribute to Nathaniel D. Hale, who had suffered several strokes in recent years
I've read a lot about the benefits of rebalancing your portfolio annually, but I've never seen the answer to these questions: How do I decide which stocks to sell? And when should I "wait it out," assuming that a good stock will rise back to its pre-crash price, as opposed to pulling the trigger and accept a loss? -- Chris, Long Beach, Calif.
Despite some of the best home-buying conditions in years -- affordable prices, low interest rates and lots of choices -- fear of buying has infected the market.
Cramped in coach? One company is looking at a new way to trim legroom in the cheapest seats.
A transient, who was nicknamed "The Box Cutter," was sentenced to more than 400 years in prison for a knifing rampage against several California women.
An emergency evacuation forced passengers off a JetBlue plane after it blew a tire.
A JetBlue Airways plane blew a tire while landing in Sacramento, California, on Thursday, triggering an emergency evacuation and leaving four passengers with minor injuries, authorities reported.
Tennessee has the highest combined state and average local sales tax rate of any U.S. state, at 9.44%, according to a research group's report released Thursday.
Jesse James was cited for vandalism after an incident last week with a photographer near his Long Beach, California, motorcycle shop, police said.
Sandra Bullock's husband seeks solace at "gloomy" West Coast Choppers bike shop
Sgt. Doraliza Velez-Collazo used to sleep with the lights on, haunted by nightmares since suffering a traumatic brain injury in Iraq. Severe depression kept her inside her small rented room in Southern California most days.
His distinctive name will surely be used in headlines and pithy story leads while he continues his journey back to the track. His wry wit -- the Australian driver has a "Down Under" ring tone on his cell phone -- and succinct answers will be equated with a singular focus to return not only to IndyCar racing, but the job opportunity of a lifetime with Team Penske after sustaining a career-threatening back injury in a late-season practice crash at Infineon Raceway. For the last four months, Will Power's life has been about strengthening and limbering his back, which suffered two broken vertebrae, and attaining his clearance to drive passenger cars, go-karts and, finally, an Indy car -- which he is scheduled to do for the first time in a private test at Sebring (Fla). International Raceway on Jan. 18, according to team officials.
Venice's canals aren't the only ones with gondolas. In Southern California, American gondolier Michael O'Toole is steering his fleet through the recession.
Los Angeles Film Festival (June 18 -- 28) Since the Oscars are a closed shop to the general public, turning up in L.A. for the biggest night in the movie calendar -- unless you happen to be on the guest list -- is pretty much a non-starter.
This summer, the key words are "quick" and "easy." But you still want a trip that delivers. So, hit the road! These seven drives are real getaways -- even if they take you only a few hours from home.
Helio Castroneves learned a lot about himself in almost two months on trial for federal income tax evasion. He learned the cost of not immersing himself in his personal business; he learned the price of fame (or was it the benefit?); and he learned about real fear.
LONG BEACH, Calif. -- Helio Castroneves admits this past weekend was all a blur.
The biggest prize from IndyCar's unification with Champ Car makes its debut this weekend when the series hits the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach.
One AIG manager is not only giving away his bonus, he's also giving his notice. CNN's Mary Snow reports.
A strange and impressive sight currently greets drivers zooming over the Vincent Thomas span bridge across the sprawling California ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach.
A U.S. Border Patrol helicopter went down Thursday night near the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station, the FAA said.
Protests continued Friday in several California cities, including San Francisco, Palm Springs and Long Beach, over the passage of Proposition 8, which outlaws same-sex marriage.
A light rail train slammed into a bus near downtown during Friday morning's commute, injuring at least 13 people, fire officials said
Mississippi's Gulf Coast, which sustained major damage three years ago in Hurricane Katrina, fared better Monday as Hurricane Gustav slipped west, giving Louisiana the brunt of its powerful east side.
Hurricane Gustav lashes Gulfport, Mississippi, with heavy wind and rain.
At least seven people have been swept away by strong ocean currents in the New York City-Long Island area.
Three swimmers drowned and three were missing Saturday in two days of treacherous ocean currents at Long Island and New York City beaches
Jo Stafford, the honey-voiced band singer who starred in radio and television and sold more than 25 million records with her ballads and folks songs, has died. She was 90
Looking at the faces around the table at a bowling alley nestled inside of a local GameWorks, Willie McGinest's decision seems natural, if not easy.
At the risk of tipping my hand (real estate agents, stop reading now), I'm thinking of buying a second home. Like most of you, I own my primary residence, have no intention of moving soon and am locked into a fixed mortgage at a decent rate.
A deal to put the rival IndyCar Series and Champ Car Series into one unified body is as close as it's ever been since the war in open wheel racing began 13 years ago.
With Poly (Long Beach, Calif.) and Jenks (Okla.) falling last week, two spots opened in this week's top 10.
You're longing to replace those dark oak cabinets, avocado appliances and worn countertops in your kitchen. But the $50,000 to $100,000 price of a high-end renovation and the thought of living on kung pao for three months during construction make you queasy. Plus, in today's buyer's market, a full-scale renovation doesn't return what it used to: In 2006, home sellers got only 80% of their kitchen remodeling costs back, according to the National Association of Realtors, down from 91% in 2005.
By now, Bryshon Nellum may be accustomed to standing out. He finished the season ranked No. 1 in both the 200- and 400-meter dash among prep competitors nationwide, owning the fastest time throughout the entire 2006-07 outdoor campaign. The Long Beach (Calif.) Polytechnic High senior won both events in the California Division I state meet by a wide margin, becoming the first track athlete in the talent-laden state of California ever to win both the 200- and 400-meters at the state level two years in a row. In the process, he broke a 20-year old California state record in the 200 (20.43) and set a personal-best in the 400 (45.54).
You're longing to replace those dark oak cabinets, avocado appliances and worn countertops in your kitchen. But the $50,000 to $100,000 price of a high-end renovation and the thought of living on kung pao for three months during construction make you queasy.
Standing barefoot on the asphalt after his race, 17-year-old Yohan Blake, a junior sprinter from St. Jago (Spanish Town, Jamaica), was simmering down last Saturday. After burning up the track with a 45.40 personal split in the anchor leg of the 4x400 meter relay team, Blake was left to critique his performance in the 113th running of the Penn Relays.
Intex Recreation Corp. and the Consumer Product Safety Commission on Wednesday announced a recall of 466,000 above-ground pool ladders due to risk of injury from the ladders breaking.
COLUMBUS, Ohio -- If only I'd had a chance to talk to Dane Bradshaw beforehand, I might not have made the mistake of picking Long Beach State over Tennessee as my obligatory 12 over 5 upset -- a game that instead wound up as a 121-86 Volunteer whitewashing.
Despite rumors to the contrary, the United States Grand Prix appears as if it may continue to call the Indianapolis Motor Speedway home after the one-year current extension to its contract expires after the race this June.
1. Tadd Fujikawa Wasn't it refreshing to see a teenage golf prodigy actually having fun?
Fifteen charmers captured the hearts of Coastal Living contributors for this year's roundup of coastal inns.
Live oak trees, many more than 100 years old, are connecting residents of storm-ravaged Mississippi and experts at Mystic Seaport, a Connecticut maritime museum.
Call her "The Accidental Tycoon." When Philippine-born Mary Buenaventura first started buying second homes, she didn't intend to become a real estate millionaire -- it just worked out that way.
A problem with one of its motors Tuesday forced the world's biggest passenger ship, the Queen Mary 2, to return to port shortly after it left Port Everglades, Florida, the president of the cruise line said.
IT'S TIME TO ADD ANOTHER PIECE OF LORE TO THE LESSONS of 9/11. In the immediate wake of that epochal terrorist assault, FORTUNE peered into an uncertain future and ventured that for a long time to ...
A robbery suspect driving a stolen car led police on a high-speed chase Wednesday that ended with his death in a hail of police gunfire.
David Frayne parks his Volkswagen outside a shabby, lemon-yellow house near a bleak highway overpass beneath which drifters drink beer all day. The lot next door features a broken-down Honda Civic,...
If some extremist group commits an act of terrorism on U.S. soil, what would happen to the stock market?
It's two hours before quitting time, and Mickey Main's cellphone won't stop ringing. His longshoremen, the unionized dockworkers who staff Los Angeles and Long Beach's seaports, don't let up. Some ...
Under the U.S. government's Operation Safe Commerce initiative, scores of high-tech cargo containers from Asia, Europe, and Central America are now passing through the ports of Seattle, Long Beach,...
LISA FERNANDEZ Long Beach, Calif. The two-time Olympic gold medalist in softball will try for a hat trick in Athens. The 33-year-old pitcher has also set up an international amateur softball tourna...
Approach the Carsten Maersk from dockside in the Long Beach, Calif., harbor and it's hard to grasp that you are walking up to an oceangoing container ship, not a high blue metal wall. If you're any...
Best new airline. Nineteen-month-old JetBlue may be the next best answer to Southwest Airlines. Fly from New York City's JFK airport to New Orleans for as little as $89 one way, to Tampa for $88 or...
To slash the cost of many items, you ought to follow the advice in the accompanying story. But in some cases, the smartest way to cut your expenses and save time too is by hiring a middleman. Parti...
IN FEBRUARY this Long Beach, California, company liquidated its assets, having paid shareholders a 224% return in just 12 weeks. Impressive, no? Here's the key. Two principals, President Nicole Woo...
So your September survey of ''The Best Places to Live in America'' reveals that Sioux Falls, S.D. is No. 1. With an annual snowfall of three feet? Get a grip! Veronica Armstrong Myrtle Beach, S.C.
Two years ago, when grim-faced corporate executives showed up unannounced at United Airlines' frequent-flier subsidiary, MPI of suburban Los Angeles, many employees were worried. Their fears were s...
Bond experts are always at odds over the future direction of interest rates, but lately their bickering has reached a heated pitch. Economic growth is slowing, so some insist that interest rates wi...
ONTARIO, CALIF. -- A rare lizard seen once in 1985 on the site of a planned industrial park, and never seen again, continues to make its presence felt. The San Diego horned lizard . . . was seen fo...
THE PHONE RINGS at home late one evening. At first your caller will not give his name. After you have assured him three times that your office is confidential, you are asked to an early morning bre...