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Congress May Ban Involuntary Removal of Passengers

Congress is considering bipartisan legislation that would prohibit airlines from removing passengers from planes involuntarily once they have boarded. The efforts in both the House and Senate to bolster travelers’ rights come after a jarring incident on a United Airlines plane at Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport in April. “We’d like the airlines to understand what […]

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Number missing in Chinese landslide stands at more than 120

Beijing (dpa) – More than 120 people were missing Saturday after a landside triggered by heavy rain in south-western China buried dozens of homes, state media cited rescue authorities as saying. A search for survivors with more than 1,000 workers was underway in Xinmo village after approximately 62 homes there were buried by masses of […]

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The incendiary power of shouted words

Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me By Natasha Josefowitz, Ph.D. LA JOLLA, California — When I was in college, Aimee Semple McPherson was at the height of her popularity. She was an evangelist at the Foursquare Church in Los Angeles and had thousands of followers. Three of us nice […]

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How Extra Virgin Olive Oil Prevents Alzheimer’s Disease

Extra virgin olive oil is the key ingredient of the Mediterranean diet that protects the brain from Alzheimer’s disease and cognitive decline, scientists have discovered. The health benefits of the Mediterranean diet—rich in plant-based foods, olive oil and fish—have long been known. It reduces the risk of heart disease and stroke, and leads to a […]

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Silicon Valley’s Congressman Has Questions For Jeff Bezos

Ro Khanna represents Silicon Valley in Congress and he has raised campaign cash from Internet moguls — but that doesn’t mean he thinks antitrust regulators should go easy on the tech industry. Instead, the freshman Democratic congressman this week became the first federal lawmaker to raise red flags about Amazon’s proposed acquisition of Whole Foods […]

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In landmark ruling, El Al ordered to end policy of asking women to move seats

Holocaust survivor Renee Rabinowitz wins suit against Israel’s national carrier over flight attendants’ request she change place after ultra-Orthodox man refused to sit beside her By Raoul Wootliff Passengers observes the runway from a window at Israel’s Ben-Gurion International Airport near Tel Aviv, April 21, 2013. (Flash90) Israel’s national carrier El Al must no longer […]

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10-Year-old Boy Invents Device That Will Save Children From Hot Cars

It’s officially summertime – and with the rising temperatures, comes an abundance of preventable hot car deaths. But not if Bishop Curry IV can help it. style=”display:inline-block;width:300px;height:250px” data-ad-client=”ca-pub-8420654331411867″ data-ad-slot=”1313712966″> 10-year-old Bishop has invented his very own device capable of saving hundreds of children from heat stroke. The invention, which he calls Oasis, is a tiny […]

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Death Valley heat wave forces restaurant to close

DEATH VALLEY NATIONAL PARK, Calif. — The temperature in Death Valley’s crumpled badlands was expected to reach 126 degrees by Tuesday afternoon, but things started to cook long before that at the Wrangler Restaurant in Furnace Creek. By 7 a.m., on the first day of summer, customers, short-order cooks and waitresses were already sweating it […]

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Amazon to buy Whole Foods for $13.7 billion

SEATTLE �� Amazon.com said Friday that it would buy Whole Foods Market for $13.7 billion, its biggest acquisition ever and a huge move into the grocery business it’s been trying to crack for a decade. The deal, expected to close in the second half of this year, gives Amazon �� which has been experimenting with […]

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24th Jewish Arts Festival is a train worth catching

By Eric George Tauber SAN DIEGO — The 24th Annual Lipinsky Family San Diego Jewish Arts Festival is well underway. Every year, there’s something different to experience, reminding us what a strong, vibrant and creative Jewish community we have here in San Diego County. None of us can catch everything, but everybody can catch something […]

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Criticizing Trump Won’t Help Democrats Win, Bernie Sanders Says

During a speech to thousands of activists in Chicago this weekend, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders called the Democratic Party’s political strategy “an absolute failure” and he urged party leaders to begin promoting a more forceful populist economic agenda. After the speech, Sanders spoke with International Business Times’ David Sirota about his renewed push for single-payer […]

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War and sex are staples of offbeat theme parks

By David Anderson NEW YORK — Who doesn’t like a theme park? There’s junk food, entertainment, rides and toys. Most have a steep price tag but it’s a fun day out with those we love the most: think Disneyland or Universal Orlando. Think again. Not all fun parks are as light-hearted or family values-compliant as […]

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Passenger dies on El Al flight from Israel to New York

A passenger onboard a direct flight from Tel Aviv to New York City died suddenly Sunday night, Yeshiva World News reported. The passenger, a 65-year old resident of Flatbush in Brooklyn, was reportedly on her way home to the US after having attended a Bar Mitzvah in Israel. The incident occurred on El Al Flight […]

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Why Trump’s Air Traffic Control Plan Is Good For Wall Street

President Donald Trump announced a plan to privatize the nation’s air traffic control system on Monday, in an effort to improve airlines’ efficiency and service. Trump’s plan would take control of the nation’s airspace from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and give it to the airline industry — and its Wall Street backers. Under the […]

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