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  • Europeans Won’t Follow Suit on Electronics on Flights

    March 23, 2017 12:21 AM 13

    France, Germany and the Netherlands aren’t adopting new U.S. and U.K. rules for now Countries in continental Europe said they won’t for now adopt new U.S. and U.K. rules barring most electronic gear from the cabins of flights from the Middle East and North Africa—opening up an unusual split among Western security authorities over airplane safety

  • Camilla helps Jamie Oliver turn food waste into feast

    March 22, 2017 5:55 AM 1

    The Duchess of Cornwall has helped top chefs create a banquet from produce that would otherwise go to waste - under the watchful eye of Jamie Oliver. Camilla knocked up a mozzarella salad with blood oranges, beetroots, leaves and watercress at the CEO CookOff event in the City of London. About 400 "unsung heroes" enjoyed a three-course meal, with mains

  • H7N9 fatalities hit 13 in E China's Jiangxi

    March 19, 2017 12:38 AM 3

    Thirteen of the 37 people infected with H7N9 avian flu have died since January in east China's Jiangxi Province, the provincial health and family planning commission announced Saturday. The province has stepped up monitoring of the epidemic as well as efforts to halt the operation of live poultry markets and carry out disinfection and quarantine to prevent

  • Soda spill prompts emergency landing during American Airlines flight

    March 16, 2017 12:13 AM 16

    An American Airlines flight on Monday from Miami to Chicago was diverted to Jacksonville shortly after takeoff due to a soda spill. Matt Miller, a spokesman for American Airlines, told that a soft drink splashed on an electronic device in the main cabin. Preston Wake, 43, a passenger, said a flight attendant fumbled a soda that soaked

  • 'Tangled' star Zachary Levi claims Disney's turkey legs are actually emu

    March 10, 2017 4:38 PM 12

    Disney theme park foods are almost as famous as the characters the rides. Afterall, what would a trip to Disney World be without those Mickey Mouse shaped waffles, ice cream treats and giant turkey legs? But before you take a big meaty bite of that savory, smoky meat, consider it really turkey? The hugely popular menu item and favorite among

  • Dentist claims he was removed from flight after making anti-Trump remark

    February 28, 2017 3:25 PM 14

    A New York City based dentist with a roster of celebrity clients claims he was removed from an American Airlines flight for making a comment about President Donald Trump's proposed immigration policies. On Sunday, Iranian-American dentist Shawn Sadri was planning to fly from Los Angeles to New York City after performing pre-Oscar cosmetic work on a few of his celebrity

  • US Coast Guard suspends search for Carnival passenger who reportedly fell overboard

    February 15, 2017 3:25 PM 9

    The U.S. Coast Guard announced Tuesday evening they suspended their search for a 24-year-old Carnival Cruise passenger who reportedly fell overboard from his Bahamas-bound ship Monday morning. Kevin Wellons, of Warner Robins, Ga., was traveling aboard the Carnival Elation, which set out Saturday from Jacksonville, Fla., for a five-day cruise to the Bahamas

  • Stephen Sondheim to receive PEN “literary service” award

    February 9, 2017 5:05 PM 24

    NEW YORK -- Stephen Sondheim is following up his Presidential Medal of Freedom with another prestigious award. Sondheim’s latest honor comes from literary and human rights organization PEN America. The group announced Wednesday that the composer is this year’s recipient of the PEN/Allen Foundation Literary Service Award. Meryl Streep will present Sondheim

  • Disney announces 2019 opening for Star Wars Lands

    February 8, 2017 6:49 PM 11

    Disney CEO Bob Iger says the company will open its Star Wars-themed lands at California's Disneyland and Florida's Walt Disney World in 2019. The 14-acre attractions were announced in 2015 and are under construction at the parks. Disney says the lands will include attractions and entertainment alongside aliens and droids. The attractions represent the parks'

  • West Suburban Local Scoreboard for Wednesday, Feb. 8

    February 8, 2017 12:35 AM 6

    Highlights: Will Clausel scored 21 points for Newark and Cameron Myre added 17. Highlights: Lauren Smith scored 12 points and Mary Kay Bakala added 10 for Rosary. MaKayli Vann's game-high 20 points paced Plano (18-8). Highlights: Keely Frens led Westminster with 16 points. Emily Lamp had nine points and 15 rebounds, while Elise VanNoord added 11 points