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Don’t get Grinched by cybercrime during the holiday season

Nov 30 2015 - 1:30am || Comments

NEW YORK — Online fraud spikes during the holiday shopping season, as people searching for the perfect gifts take to cyberspace and head to traditional stores armed with their smartphones.

  • | Posted: Aug 9 2015 - 1:30am

    ON THE ST. CROIX RIVER, Minn. — Jockeying for a rail spot on the third-floor deck of a St. Croix River paddlewheel boat starts an hour before departure. Up there are prime views of the towering piers, protruding concrete segments and barges full of heavy equipment — all elements of one of the biggest, most expensive bridge projects the Upper Midwest has seen.

  • | Posted: Aug 9 2015 - 1:30am

    WEST YELLOWSTONE, Mont. — I planned our trip to Yellowstone National Park last-minute, and my family was divided over whether we should camp or stay in a hotel or cabin.

  • | Posted: Aug 9 2015 - 1:30am

    PARIS — The tunnels zigzagging through limestone were created to provide building materials for Paris. Then they became the damp home to vast subterranean mushroom farms. Now, deep beneath the city’s largest park, the quarry is usually off-limits, deemed too dangerous for regular visitors.

  • | Posted: Aug 9 2015 - 1:30am

    JERUSALEM — In one of the most contentious tracts of real estate on the planet, serenity is not that easy to find.

  • | Posted: Aug 7 2015 - 1:30am

    SALT LAKE CITY — The Mormon church’s push toward transparency about its roots and beliefs took another step forward Tuesday with the first published pictures of a small sacred stone it believes founder Joseph Smith used to help translate a story that became the basis of the religion.

  • | Posted: Aug 5 2015 - 1:30am

    HONOLULU — On a calm, early mid-July morning, beneath the surface of the cobalt-blue Hawaiian sea 3 miles from shore, a silent communication was taking place between two species of predators. An 8-foot-long male Galapagos shark slowly circled four swimmers, who kept turning to maintain eye contact with him, as they had been instructed by their guide, Ocean Ramsey.

  • | Posted: Aug 2 2015 - 2:31pm

    The beginning of the year was great for people visiting the islands, the Hawaii Tourism Authority reported.

  • | Posted: Aug 2 2015 - 1:30am

    SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — We were in paradise, surrounded by lush trees and waterfalls in El Yunque rainforest.

  • Posted: Aug 2 2015 - 1:30am

    DETROIT (AP) — Groups involved in creating a new place for watching birds along the Detroit River said Wednesday they hope it will help reconnect people with the waterway and inspire a new generation of conservationists.

  • | Posted: Aug 2 2015 - 1:30am

    LOS ANGELES — It’s almost as if the dozens of exquisitely detailed, often perfectly intact bronze sculptures on display at the J. Paul Getty Museum disappeared into an ancient witness-protection program — and decided to stay there for thousands of years.

  • | Posted: Jul 31 2015 - 1:30am

    SALT LAKE CITY — The biting satirical musical that mocks Mormons has finally come to the heart of Mormonlandia, starting a sold-out, two-week run Tuesday at a Salt Lake City theater two blocks from the church’s flagship temple and headquarters.

  • | Posted: Jul 29 2015 - 1:30am

    ST. CHARLES, Ill. _ A stallion twitches his nose and bats his long eyelashes for a visitor who has apples in her pockets. Four yearlings play tag to expend their adolescent energy. A pair of brood mares stretch while enjoying a nap in dewy grass.

  • | Posted: Jul 28 2015 - 1:30am

    The town of Solvang, Calif., in Santa Ynez and part of Santa Barbara County, with its bindingsverk look in the buildings and homes, or half timber facade, always has been one of my favorite places to visit. The bakeries and little shops that sell aebleskivers, or round Danish pancakes, and assorted Danish pastries such as bear claws and kringles are very tempting.

  • | Posted: Jul 28 2015 - 1:30am

    For many years, I was hooked on Thai red curry paste, a thick, unctuous seasoning that packs a little heat and a lot of savory deliciousness. It’s great whisked into vinaigrettes and marinades, smeared straight up onto steaks and chicken, blended into meatloaf and burgers, even pureed into hummus.

  • | Posted: Jul 28 2015 - 1:30am

    Mung beans have been a staple of the cuisines of India, China, Korea and Southeast Asia for thousands of years. And with good reason. They are a delicious and healthy source of protein and fiber.