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  • Destination: Marriage

    Destination: Marriage
    Some couples fantasize about getting married under a waterfall in Costa Rica, on the pink sands of Bermuda, or in a castle in Spain. They picture the gorgeous backdrops that such a locale provides and don’t want to pose in front of a painted canvas in a studio when they can have the real thing. What used to be a lovely, but unrealistic, fantasy has become a reality as more couples actualize their dreams with a destination wedding.
  • On airliners, bathroom privileges are not a passenger's right

     On airliners, bathroom privileges are not a passenger's right
    It should have been a pleasant day to fly – partly sunny with a sprinkling of rain possible – for the passengers on the more than 21/2 -hour American Eagle Airlines flight late last month to Chicago from the East Coast. But an unexpected...

    Pilots brace for 5-day solar-powered flight from China to Hawaii

    NANJING, China It takes a Boeing 747 about 10 hours and 36,000 gallons of fuel to fly from eastern China to Hawaii. As soon as Tuesday, Andre Borschberg will attempt the same flight in a high-tech, sun-powered aircraft that resembles a dragonfly. He'll do...

    Pilot to fly solar plane across Pacific for 5 days, 5 nights

    A pilot said Sunday that he is anxious but excited about flying a solar plane solo from China to Hawaii on the longest leg of the first attempt to fly around the world without a drop of fuel. André Borschberg, 62, is due to fly over the Pacific Ocean for...

    US testing of lithium batteries alarms aviation officials

    International aviation officials are trying to quickly come up with safer packaging for cargo shipments of lithium-ion batteries on passenger planes after U.S. testing confirmed that aircraft fire suppression systems can't prevent overheated batteries...