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 Wednesday, June 30th, 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 Saturday, June 26th, 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 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 Tuesday, June 22nd, 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 Friday, June 18th, 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 Wednesday, June 16th, 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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Where and when can Americans travel abroad?

International travel is back on the agenda this summer for millions of Americans who are fully vaccinated, but with some countries already open to U.S. travelers — and many still not — it is challenging More...

By admin On Friday, June 4th, 2021
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United Airlines orders 15 supersonic jets to cut travel time in half — some day

United Airlines announced Thursday that it has ordered 15 supersonic planes from startup Boom Aviation — saying it hopes to zip travelers around the globe in half the time, for the price of a current first-class More...

By admin On Saturday, May 29th, 2021
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Unidentified flying object investigated by the Irish Aviation Authority

The Irish Aviation Authority is investigating reports of “unusual air activity” after several reports of unidentified flying objects. On Friday, a pilot reported seeing bright lights near the British More...