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  • Malaysia Airlines becomes first to track planes with satellites

    April 19, 2017 2:35 PM 28

    Malaysia Airlines — which lost a jetliner with 239 people on board in 2014 in one of aviation’s greatest mysteries — has become the first carrier to adopt a satellite flight-tracking system. The airline will use a soon-to-be-launched satellite network to monitor its fleet in areas where there is currently no surveillance, including polar regions and remote

  • Police take hands-off approach for overbooked flights

    April 14, 2017 10:28 AM 17

    NEWARK, N.J. – Police at airports in the New York City metropolitan area are taking a hands-off approach when it comes to removing passengers from overbooked flights. Port Authority of New York and New Jersey Police Superintendent Michael Fedorko on Thursday issued a new policy after a passenger was dragged from an oversold United Airlines flight Sunday

  • The world’s most dangerous path is reopening to hikers

    April 14, 2017 8:58 AM 63

    The "most dangerous path in the world" is reopening for its third season after a gruesome accident caused it to close for 15 years. The Caminito del Rey is a precarious walkway pinned to the edge of a gorge in southern Spain. After five people plummeted to their deaths in two years, the wooden walkway was closed for renovations in 2001. The path dangles

  • Hundreds of thousands of jellyfish dot Australian waters

    April 10, 2017 3:13 PM 8

    A pair of Australian surfers went through a gigantic swarm of red jellyfish on Saturday. Every year for the past decade, the red bell jellyfish show up in Australia's western waters. But the surfers said they had never seen this many in one area before. "We were just heading out for a surf, got about halfway out and there were frickin' jellyfish everywhere

  • Police violently drag man from United plane after airline reportedly overbooked flight

    April 10, 2017 1:46 PM 77

    On Sunday, a United Airlines passenger was pulled from his plane seat and dragged off the aircraft — because the airline had overbooked the flight. Several passengers captured the scene and the disturbing footage appears to show that the man was left bleeding from the mouth after his face was smashed against an arm rest during the scuffle. Security are seen wrenching

  • Coast Guard searching for Georgia man who fell off cruise ship in the Bahamas

    April 7, 2017 2:58 PM 16

    Rescue crews from the U.S. Coast Guard are currently searching for a 32-year old man who went overboard from his cruise ship in waters near the Bahamas. Reco Scott, of Decatur, Ga., went missing from the ninth deck of the Carnival Liberty at around 5 a.m. on Friday morning, according to a news release issued by the Coast Guard. The ship, which departed

  • Lone Star to Buy Controlling Stake in Portugal’s Novo Banco

    March 31, 2017 7:57 PM 99

    LONDON — The Bank of Portugal, that nation’s central bank, said on Friday that it would sell a controlling stake in a bank salvaged from the collapse of one of the country’s largest private lenders, to Lone Star Funds, an American private equity firm. The sale of the salvaged entity, Novo Banco, came two-and-a-half years after the country was forced

  • Mexico just invented a cloud that rains tequila

    March 29, 2017 9:00 AM 66

    The cloud was developed in partnership between Mexico's tourism board and Lapiz, an ad agency. It was installed in a Berlin art gallery as part of a special exhibit to lure German visitors south of the American border (apparently Germans are the second largest consumers of tequila in the world). In order to create the cloud, Lapiz used "ultrasonic humidifiers

  • Niagara Falls' Maid of the Mist boats planning early launch

    March 28, 2017 5:30 PM 15

    The Maid of the Mist tour boats at Niagara Falls are being readied for their earliest launch ever. The famed boats that bring passengers from the New York shore to the base of the falls in the lower Niagara River will open the 2017 season on Saturday. A similar attraction, operated by Hornblower, launches from the Canadian shore the same day. The early

  • Hollywood Is Planning to Release Movies Online 45 Days After They Hit Theaters

    March 27, 2017 2:47 PM 6

    According to a Sunday report from the Wall Street Journal, Hollywood studios are getting ready to release movies online just 45 days following its debut in theaters. That's about half the time it takes now for movies to become available online after its theatrical release. The move is likely a result of consumers increasingly turning to on-demand video