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  • Blackface backfires on Qantas Airways

    The New Economy Blackface backfires on Qantas Airways

    Blackface donned by rugby fans in Qantas promotion gets airline in hot water in social media. Qantas already facing financial trouble.

  • Flight cancellations could top 10,000. Here's what to do if Irene cancels yours.

    Flight cancellations could top 10,000. Here's what to do if Irene cancels yours.

    Flight cancellations are already under way in anticipation of hurricane Irene. Here's what to do if flight cancellations affect your travel plans.

  • In Pictures Supersonic planes

    This undated artist's rendition shows the Falcon Hypersonic Technology Vehicle 2 (HTV-2), an unmanned, rocket-launched, maneuverable aircraft that glides through the Earth’s atmosphere at Mach 20 (approximately 13,000 miles per hour), designed by the military research group DARPA (Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency).

  • In Pictures Nelson Mandela Day

    Children from a school close to former South African President Nelson Mandela's house sing and dance to traditional drum beat as they celebrate his birth day in Qunu, South Africa, July 18, 2012. Across the country, and even abroad, people are doing good deeds to honor the country's most famous statesman on his 94th birthday.

  • Carmageddon in Los Angeles: So what was the big deal anyway?

    Carmageddon in Los Angeles: So what was the big deal anyway?

    Carmageddon – warnings about traffic mayhem when Los Angeles had to close I-405 for a weekend – turns out to have been not such a big deal. Most Angelenos just stayed home.

  • Carmageddon hits Los Angeles: Five ways to cope

    Carmageddon hits Los Angeles: Five ways to cope

    “Carmageddon” is upon us! The 53-hour shutdown of a 10-mile segment of the 405 freeway, Los Angeles’s busiest traffic corridor, began at 7 p.m., Friday evening. For months, bulb-lit billboards have warned the city of severe traffic delays, while newspapers and TV stations ask whether apocalyptic congestion will keep 500,000 travelers from getting where they need to go for nearly three days. How are Los Angelenos coping? Here are five ways:

  • JFK turtles bring some NYC air traffic to a crawl Wednesday

    JFK turtles crossed a busy runway at the New York City airport to get to nearby beaches, where they could lay eggs. The JFK turtles are of the diamondback terrapin type.

  • Airline baby ban: Why Malaysia Airlines says no babies in first class

    Global News Blog Airline baby ban: Why Malaysia Airlines says no babies in first class

    Airline baby ban extends to first class cabins on Malaysia Airlines' new Airbus 380 and Boeing 747-400 aircraft. Traveler complaints about crying babies led to the airline baby ban.

  • In Pictures Athletes turned politicians

    Imran Khan was one of cricket's best ever all-rounders, captaining Pakistan to victory in the 1992 World Cup. He founded the political party Movement for Justice and was a member of the National Assembly from November 2002 to October 2007, when he resigned and was put under house arrest by then-President Pervez Musharraf.

  • PBS and JetBlue partner up to keep kids reading all summer long

    Chapter & Verse PBS and JetBlue partner up to keep kids reading all summer long

    "Soar with Reading" offers in-flight packages to entertain young travelers with reading games.