The Tribe of Travelers Obsessed With Going High, Higher, Highest

Britton Hill is a blip on the side of Florida’s County Road 285, a small highway near the state’s border with Alabama. The site is modestly appointed with a granite, tombstone-like marker and two park benches. The average Florida tourist, bound for a hot beach or the splashy allure of Disney World, might stop to… »6/03/15 10:30am

Mexican Parents Denied Entry to the U.S. to Say Goodbye to Their Dying Daughter

Well, here's a double whammy of saddening and maddening. This past Sunday, Maria Sanchez, 26, died in her Houston home from the effects of an inoperable spinal tumor. Just four days earlier U.S. Customs and Border Protection denied a humanitarian parole to her parents, so they were unable to see their daughter on her… »1/09/13 10:25am

Sweet Maple Leaf! There's a U.S.-Canadian Border War Raging Over Costco

We have got to do something about the Canadian border, y'all. I dunno what — build a wall? Form violent gangs to scare visiting Canadians back into the True North? Place signs in the windows of businesses proclaiming "We Don't Serve Poutine?" Whatever We The People decide, we better act fast because the Canadians are… »8/14/12 12:40pm

As You Inch Towards Death, You're More Likely to Start Believing in God

Depending on where you are in the world, you may believe in one kind of God or another, or you may not believe in anything. But one thing is for sure, according to a new report, as you get older you're far more likely to veer into God-fearing territory. Why? Because you start to realize that, in fact, you will die… »4/30/12 11:00am

Prospect of Boring Paperwork Keeps Chicago Mother from Obtaining U.S. Citizenship for her In-Vitro Twins

Chicago native Ellie Lavi's attempts to obtain citizenship for her twin daughters has gotten caught on the snaggle-tooth of America's bureaucracy, with the U.S. State Department refusing to grant the children citizenship because Lavi, who used donor sperm and egg from an Israeli clinic, can't prove that either of the… »4/17/12 9:35pm