State fairs herald the return of summer — but without the cheese curd eating contests and grape stomping

Giant cream puffs will be sold, but there will be no cheese curd eating contest at the Wisconsin State Fair this year. After last year’s cancellations due to Covid restrictions, states are bringing back their annual fairs with increased attention to safety, cleaning and disinfecting — plus some changes. “We are seeing people gravitate More...

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By admin On Friday, July 9th, 2021
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FAA reports 'off the charts' spike in unruly, dangerous passenger behavior on flights

“It is not permissible and we will not tolerate interfering with a flight crew and the performance of their safety duties,” the FAA chief says.  More...

By admin On Tuesday, June 29th, 2021
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California bans state travel to 5 states over anti-LGBTQ ‘bigotry’

SAN FRANCISCO — California added five more states, including Florida, to the list of places where state-funded travel is banned because of laws that discriminate against members of the LGBTQ community, the More...

By admin On Friday, June 25th, 2021
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TSA to resume self-defense training for flight crews amid surge in unruly passengers

The Transportation Security Administration will begin teaching self-defense to flight crews next week in a program that had been suspended due to the coronavirus pandemic, officials said. The “Crew Member More...

By admin On Wednesday, June 23rd, 2021
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Australians could face jail or fines if they return from India

The temporary emergency determination is the first time Australia has made it a criminal offence for its citizens to return home.  More...

By admin On Tuesday, June 22nd, 2021
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Australia rejects U.N. climate warning over Great Barrier Reef status

The Great Barrier Reef could have its prestigious World Heritage status downgraded after a report from the United Nations said Australia wasn’t doing enough to protect it from the effects of climate change. Australia, More...

By admin On Monday, June 21st, 2021
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Airlines, unions ask the attorney general to crack down on passenger violence

Organizations representing airlines and workers sent letters to Attorney General Merrick Garland on Monday urging stricter enforcement and consequences for violent passengers after a year of increased incidents. Together, More...

By admin On Thursday, June 17th, 2021
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Airports were just getting through the passenger drought — then came a water drought.

First, airports had to deal with a drought of passengers due to the pandemic. Now, airports in many parts of the West are facing a summer plagued by water shortages. In California at least, where the U.S. Drought More...

By admin On Tuesday, June 15th, 2021
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Southwest Airlines briefly grounded after second system issue in 2 days

Southwest Airlines services were disrupted for a second day in a row as flights were temporarily grounded Tuesday over computer issues. The Federal Aviation Administration issued a ground stop for Southwest More...

By admin On Saturday, June 5th, 2021
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Have American tourists been missed? 'You have no idea,' say European hotel owners

“Greece is offering what people need,” Greek Tourism Minister Harry Theoharis tweeted as the country reopened May 15.  More...