Mark Carlson

Persistence finally pays off in a nightmare of an airline delay

Question: My daughter and I were booked on an Aer Lingus flight from Paris to San Francisco via Dublin last year. Our flight from Paris… Continue reading

‘Harry Potter’s’ Grint taking on a more adult role in ‘Snatch’

By Luaine Lee Tribune News Service Rupert Grint, who played Ron Weasley, Harry Potter’s best pal in the “Harry Potter” films, is all grown up.… Continue reading

Today in History: March 14

Today is Tuesday, March 14, the 73rd day of 2017. There are 292 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight: On March 14, 1967, the… Continue reading

Today in History: March 13

Today is Monday, March 13, the 72nd day of 2017. There are 293 days left in the year. Today’s highlights: “The Best Years of Our… Continue reading

Today in History: March 12

Today is Sunday, March 12, the 71st day of 2017. There are 294 days left in the year. Today’s highlight: On March 12, 1947, President… Continue reading

Today in History: March 8

Today is Wednesday, March 8, the 67th day of 2017. There are 298 days left in the year. Today’s highlights: On March 8, 1917, Russia’s… Continue reading

Today in History: March 7

Today is Tuesday, March 7, the 66th day of 2017. There are 299 days left in the year. Today’s highlight: On March 7, 1967, the… Continue reading

Today in History

Today is Friday, March 3, the 62nd day of 2017. There are 303 days left in the year. Today’s highlight: On March 3, 1931, “The… Continue reading

Today in History: Feb. 20

Today is Monday, Feb. 20, the 51st day of 2017. There are 314 days left in the year. This is Presidents Day. Today’s highlight: On… Continue reading

Today in History: Nov. 2

Today is Wednesday, Nov. 2, the 307th day of 2016. There are 59 days left in the year. Today’s highlight: On Nov. 2, 1976, former… Continue reading

Germany tells Tesla to stop using ‘Autopilot’ in its sales pitch

Los Angeles Times Germany’s transport minister told Tesla to cease using the Autopilot name to market its cars in that country, under the theory that… Continue reading

The Buzz: Fry not?

Fry not? Better eating through science: Wal-Mart and Hostess are collaborating on a new product: Frozen Deep-Fried Twinkies, inspired by the artery-clogging state fair treat… Continue reading

The Buzz: Happy hour

Wash your hands with Cuervo Gold: Still reeling from a sanitation scandal, burrito chain Chipotle now is trying to lure customers back with half-price margaritas… Continue reading

The Buzz: Pop Quiz

Pop quiz Gore galore: What is the definition of “gore point”: A) The exact moment in any “Saw” movie when you decided to watch something… Continue reading

The Buzz: Big Brutha

Privacy rights are for Bud Light drinkers: Alcohol regulators in Alabama want to know the names, addresses, ages and phone numbers of everyone who buys… Continue reading

The Buzz: Fair and balanced

We report, you decide: 21st Century Fox Inc. executives vowed Thursday to keep the “unique and important voice” of No. 1-rated Fox News following the… Continue reading

The Buzz: Red Queen

Red queen Paging Dr. Yen Lo: Donald Trump on Wednesday smashed yet another political taboo, calling on his buddies in Russia to hack into Hillary… Continue reading

The Buzz: Herstory made

He’s with her (and that’s the problem): Hillary Clinton officially became the first female major-party nominee for president Tuesday, after the roll call at the… Continue reading

The Buzz: I, Trump

They’re not booing, they’re saying “Ted, Ted, Ted”: Real estate developer turned reality TV star turned politician Donald Trump “humbly and gratefully” accepted the Republican… Continue reading

The Buzz: Four score and seven years ago

Four score and seven years ago: Donald Trump will accept the Republican Party’s presidential nomination tonight at the convention in Cleveland. Reeling from the Melania… Continue reading