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  • Rail workers' health issues are a growing safety concern

    Visibility was 10 miles and the morning sun had pushed the temperature close to 90 as Danny Joe Hall guided his mile-long Union Pacific freight train east through the grasslands of the Oklahoma Panhandle. Near the farming town of Goodwell, federal...
  • Taking the Kids -- 6 ideas to jumpstart a multigenerational summer trip

    Taking the Kids -- 6 ideas to jumpstart a multigenerational summer trip
    Is grandma packed? There's a good chance she and grandpa are going along on your summer vacation whether it's to a week at the beach, to Yellowstone or Orlando, and there's also a good chance they're leading the way -- and paying for, or for much of, the...
  • S.F. firefighter claims she was blamed for Asiana death, lawsuit says

    S.F. firefighter claims she was blamed for Asiana death, lawsuit says
    A San Francisco firefighter accused of accidentally running over a 16-year-old passenger during the Asiana Airlines crash has filed a lawsuit claiming she was used as a “scapegoat” to minimize failures in the Fire Department. Elyse Duckett,...
  • 2nd body found after Virginia hot-air balloon crash; 1 still missing

    The bodies of two people aboard a hot-air balloon that crashed in central Virginia on Friday night were recovered Saturday morning as crews continued to search a densely wooded area for a third person riding in the balloon when it struck a power line...
  • Frequent flyer status changes

    Frequent flyer status changes
    In recent months, giant airlines have made some big changes to their frequent flyer programs, affecting earning and award schedules. Over the years, most changes have had a negative impact on ordinary travelers, and the recent ones are no different....
  • Deadly hot-air balloon crash comes amid growing safety concern

    A 65-year-old Army veteran who had been flying hot-air balloons since college fought to stop his flame-engulfed balloon from crashing on Friday night, said authorities, who found his body and another in the Virginia woods and presumed a third person on...
  • Hot-air balloon pilot struggled to contain fire before crash

    Hot-air balloon pilot struggled to contain fire before crash
    The body of a person aboard a hot-air balloon that crashed in central Virginia on Friday night was recovered overnight by crews that continued to search a wooded area Saturday for the other two people inside the balloon when it struck a power line and...
  • Third body found after Virginia hot-air balloon crash

    The third and final victim of a fatal hot-air balloon crash in a rural, heavily wooded area of Virginia has been found, officials announced. The remains of the balloon's last missing passenger were discovered near the Caroline Pines subdivision in...
  • Family finances: Taxes could eat into your summer vacation

    Kiplinger's Personal Finance You've probably included the cost of a room in a hotel or resort, a rental car, some nice dinners, and a few souvenirs in your travel budget. But taxes on hotels, rental cars and restaurant meals are expected to cost...
  • Motel operator is driven to keep Route 66 culture alive and kicking

    Motel operator is driven to keep Route 66 culture alive and kicking
    Kumar Patel grew up along Route 66, a highway long celebrated in literature, song and film. He was not impressed. On his first long road trip, about six years ago, he found himself bored by the route's decaying monuments, mom-and-pop diners and dusty...
  • 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...