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New Vegas Museum Highlights Mob Bosses, Tommy Guns
Associated Press  |  In one room, a ghastly photo wall of bloody, uncensored images showcases the mob's greatest hits.In another, visitors are taught to l... Read More
Russian Scientists Reach Lake Under Antarctica
Associated Press |  After more than two decades of drilling in Antarctica, Russian scientists have reached the surface of a gigantic freshwater lake hidde... Read More
US Boosts Passport Fees
Associated Press |  U.S. citizenship is priceless to some, worthless to others. But now the State Department has a dollar figure: U.S. citizenship is wort... Read More
Lean Times on the Thames: Big Ben Slightly Askew
Associated Press |  Big Ben has a little bend.Experts say the neogothic clock tower - one of the world's most recognizable landmarks - is gently leaning to ... Read More
Heat Wave Fosters Toxic Algae in Touristy Lakes
Associated Press |  A prolonged heat wave in the central U.S. has fostered the growth of a dangerous form of algae in lakes and ponds, threatening swimmers ... Read More
TSA Changes Pat-Down Procedures for Kids
Associated Press |  The government has made a change in its policy for patting down young children at airport checkpoints, and more are promised.Airport sec... Read More
House Passes Aviation Safety Bill
MSNBC / Associated Press — The House voted Wednesday to toughen regulations on pilot training, qualifications and work schedules, a response to a fatal cr... Read More
Domestic Airfares on the Rise
USA Today / Associated Press |  If you think airfares have been rising, it's not your imagination.Figures just released from the government, while a bit dat... Read More
Solar Plane Completes Historic 24-Hour Flight
MSNBC (AP) |  PAYERNE, Switzerland — An experimental solar-powered plane landed safely Thursday after completing its first 24-hour test flight, proving t... Read More
Pumped Up: Gasoline Prices Rise
Philadelphia Inquirer (AP) |  Gasoline prices rose over the weekend in the region and nationally, AAA Mid-Atlantic said Monday.While pump prices rose an ave... Read More
easyJet Unveils Infrared Ash Detectors
Chicago Tribune (AP) |  Low-cost airline easyJet PLC unveiled plans Friday to test infrared technology's ability to detect volcanic ash clouds and urged ot... Read More
Airlines to Cough Up More to Bumped Passengers
CBS/AP | Giving up your airline seat may become a little less painful. Federal officials are expected to announce this week a plan to raise the maximum amou... Read More
Airlines, Travelers Gird for Summer Delays as Volcano Plume Persists
Associated Press |  It’s been a month now, and Iceland’s volcano shows no sign it will stop belching ash across Europe anytime soon. The rolling eruptions t... Read More
Lufthansa Pilots Strike, Upend Air Travel
New York Times - Associated Press |  Thousands of travelers scrambled to find flights, trains, hotel rooms or rental cars on Monday after Lufthansa pilots b... Read More
Fly Standby on American and Pay $50
Los Angeles Times (Associated Press)  |   Next time you think about flying standby on American Airlines, be prepared to give the gate agent your name and ... Read More
Boeing 787 Dreamliner Finally Takes Off
Associated Press | EVERETT, Wash. - Boeing's new 787 jetliner finally got airborne Tuesday, the long-delayed inaugural flight of the world's first commercia... Read More