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  • Airlines lower fares to offset bag fees, but still make a profit

    Airlines lower fares to offset bag fees, but still make a profit
    Travelers protested when airlines began charging bag fees in 2008, saying the extra charge was a blatant money grab. But a new study concludes that the nation's airlines quietly lowered airfares slightly to make the bag fees more palatable to those...
  • Man's hand severed when plane, lawn mower collide

    Man's hand severed when plane, lawn mower collide
    Two things you’d probably not expect to ever collide did on Saturday: A plane and a lawn mower, charlotteobserver.com reports. A plane landing at the Taylorsville Airport Saturday morning hit and seriously injured a man who was mowing the grass...
  • ATMs the best way to get cash when you're abroad

     ATMs the best way to get cash when you're abroad
    Question: As the summer travel season approaches, what are your recommendations for the best way to get cash when one is overseas? Daniel Fink Beverly Hills Answer: I'm putting my money on (sharp intake of breath here) using an automated teller...
  • Cruising the northern seas

    Cruising the northern seas
    Cruising in Europe's Baltic or North Sea can satisfy even an independent traveler like me. Stepping off the gangway, I'm immersed in the vivid life of a different European city each day. I've toured some of the world's top museums, taken a Scandinavian-...
  • How to stretch your vacation dollar

    How to stretch your vacation dollar
    The affordable vacation is becoming more and more rare. Rising fuel costs have made air and automotive travel considerably more expensive, hamstringing many would-be travelers' budgets before they even begin their search for a hotel or private rental....
  • In wake of Blue Line crash, feds want agencies to test trains

    In wake of Blue Line crash, feds want agencies to test trains
    The investigation into the CTA train wreck in March at the O’Hare station prompted a federal alert Thursday to all U.S. rail transit systems to conduct tests ensuring adequate stopping distance of trains in emergency-braking situations. The...
  • Bus crash investigation will explore numerous safety factors

    Bus crash investigation will explore numerous safety factors
    State and federal investigators probing the cause of the fiery collision between a FedEx big rig and a charter bus in Northern California will delve into a wide range of factors from the health and rest of the truck driver to emergency exits and fire...
  • Witnesses: Truck was on fire before it hit bus carrying students

    Witnesses: Truck was on fire before it hit bus carrying students
    ORLAND, Calif. -- The investigation into the fatal bus crash in Northern California took a new twist after two witnesses said the FedEx truck was on fire before it hit the tour bus filled with high school students. The witnesses said flames were visible...
  • Deadly bus crash: Two victims were recently engaged

    Deadly bus crash: Two victims were recently engaged
    Michael Myvett and Mattison Haywood were college sweethearts. Michael saved up for two years, flew her to France and outside the Louvre on a cold Christmas Day last year, he got down on one knee and proposed. Mattison said yes. Myvett's grandmother,...
  • Bus crash: No signs FedEx driver braked before crash officials say

    Bus crash: No signs FedEx driver braked before crash officials say
    RED BLUFF, Calif. -- Preliminary information indicates a FedEx truck did not brake as it crossed a Northern California median and crashed head-on into a tour bus carrying dozens of high school students, federal investigators said Saturday. There were no...
  • Conflicting accounts of moments before FedEx truck, tour bus crash

    Conflicting accounts of moments before FedEx truck, tour bus crash
    ORLAND, Calif. — Two conflicting eyewitness accounts emerged Saturday as investigators delved deeper into the cause of the horrific collision between a truck and a charter bus that killed 10 and cast a pall over a college-acceptance trip to Humboldt...