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8 Jul
A “budding tropical system” in the Pacific could bring unpleasant surprises to Hawaii visitors by this weekend. AccuWeather reports that a weather system some 1,300 miles southeast of Hawaii’s Big Island is being monitored for development into a tropical depression, a development that could happen by Tuesday evening. At present course and speed, the system […]
8 Jul
Escape from the overheated city with one of these ready-made ideas.
8 Jul
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece is known the world over for its historic sites, sparkling sea, and lovely, vine-shaded restaurants. Add riot police, shuttered banks, and lines at cash machines and the picture clouds. This is the reality facing tourism in Greece this year, as the peak summer season in the popular destination is threatened […]
8 Jul
Two carriers on top in May for on-time performance; Delta is third
8 Jul
Diamond in the rough has evocative sights, epic history and low prices.
8 Jul
WASHINGTON (AP) — The latest government report shows airlines doing a little better at arriving on time. The Transportation Department said Tuesday that 80.5 percent of flights operated by the leading airlines were on time in May, up from 76.9 percent in May 2014. But the on-time rating was down slightly from April’s 81.8 percent, […]
8 Jul
MALIBU, Calif.  — It may be called “Billionaires’ Beach,” but the pristine views along one of Malibu’s most exclusive coastlines are now easily accessible to anyone. After a decadelong legal fight that pitted public access advocates against a wealthy homeowner who refused to build a path, the California Coastal Commission is officially opening a third […]
7 Jul
The world’s largest cruise company could be heading to Cuba. Starting in May, Carnival Corp. plans to offer trips from Miami to the Caribbean island nation, the company announced Tuesday. Carnival says it would become the first American cruise company to visit Cuba since the 1960 trade embargo. The trips will be through its new […]
7 Jul
CHICAGO (AP) — Aretha Franklin’s spokesman said the Queen of Soul was grateful and exclaimed “Hallelujah!” after the state of Illinois helped out when her tour bus broke down on the way to Chicago and left her stranded along a highway. Transmission problems stopped the bus around 1:20 a.m. Monday a few miles from downtown […]
7 Jul
DENVER — Southwest Airlines says a flight heading to Los Angeles returned to Denver International Airport because of possible tire problems during takeoff. Airport spokesman Heath Montgomery tells Denver news station KMGH-TV (http://bit.ly/1HasbBr ) that Flight 2869 turned around Sunday. The airline said there were indications a tire had a “performance issue.” Passenger Paul Swatzel […]
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