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Airlines getting systems that detect turbulence

Airlines getting systems that detect turbulence

New weather radars help pilots avoid danger, bumpy flights.

September 30, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Answers about lingering delays at Chicago airports

Answers about lingering delays at Chicago airports

NEW YORK — Traffic at Chicago’s two busiest airports was slowly returning to more normal levels Monday, three days after a fire at a regional air traffic control center disrupted much of the nation’s air-travel system. The Federal Aviation Administration has temporarily assigned other contro…

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Answers about lingering delays at Chicago airports

Answers about lingering delays at Chicago airports

A woman and her children at Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport on Monday. The FAA said traffic at O’Hare was 80 percent of what it was a week ago Monday. 

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Airlines look for an edge in weather-radar systems

Airlines look for an edge in weather-radar systems

This Aug. 15, 2014 photo shows the Honeywell InturVue weather radar in the cockpit of a Convair 580 plane during a flight demo over Florida. Advances in radar are helping pilots avoid storms that can injure and upset passengers and even damage planes. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz)

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Airlines look for an edge in weather-radar systems

Airlines look for an edge in weather-radar systems

This Aug. 15, 2014 photo shows the Honeywell InturVue weather radar on the front of a Convair 580 plane at Miami International Airport, in Miami. Advances in radar are helping pilots avoid storms that can injure and upset passengers and even damage planes. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz)

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Airlines look for an edge in weather-radar systems

Airlines look for an edge in weather-radar systems

The Honeywell InturVue’s screen can be seen in the cockpit of a Convair 580. Honeywell and competitor Rockwell Collins are expected to vie for radar contracts on about 65,000 new planes over the next two decades.

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Airlines look for an edge in weather-radar systems

Airlines look for an edge in weather-radar systems

Capt. Randy Moore, left, and co-pilot Mark Johnson fly a Convair 580 test plane during a flight demo of the Honeywell InturVue weather radar over Florida in August. Advances in radar are helping pilots steer clear of storms that were once much harder to avoid. Southwest and American are usin…

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Constant phone calls allowed on European flights

Constant phone calls allowed on European flights

BERLIN — European skies may soon be alive with the sound of small talk with new safety rules allowing the use of all portable electronics, including cell phones, at any time during flights.

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Constant phone calls allowed on European flights

Constant phone calls allowed on European flights

FILE - In this Thursday, April 15, 2010 file photo, grounded aircraft are seen at Belfast City airport, Northern Ireland. Passengers on European airlines may soon be able to use portable electronics including cell phones and tablet computers any time during flights, under new safety guidelin…

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Millions cut from Grand Canyon projects

Millions cut from Grand Canyon projects

Park tries to make a concessions contract more attractive to bidders.

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Grand Canyon changes budget to repay $100M loan

Grand Canyon changes budget to repay $100M loan

FILE - In this Oct. 12, 2013 file image provided by the National Park Service, Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer, rear center right, and park officials announce the reopening of the Grand Canyon National Park, in Arizona. An effort by the Grand Canyon to make a lucrative contract more attractive to bi…

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Grand Canyon changes budget to repay $100M loan

Grand Canyon changes budget to repay $100M loan

FILE - This Oct. 5, 2013 file photo, the Grand Canyon National Park is covered in the morning sunlight as seen from a helicopter near Tusayan, Ariz. An effort by the Grand Canyon to make a lucrative contract more attractive to bidders means the park will defer planned spending on new lightin…

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Grand Canyon changes budget to repay $100M loan

Grand Canyon changes budget to repay $100M loan

Funding for preventative search and rescue patrols on Grand Canyon trails will be reduced next year. Some vacant positions won’t be filled and work to replace old water pipelines that run across the canyon might be delayed.

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Travel solutions: Prying a refund out of Airbnb proves difficult

Q: Late last year, my wife and I rented an apartment in Paris for next September through Airbnb. The total cost for this rental was $3,692 and was charged to my credit card, which I paid. It included a cleaning fee of $41 and an Airbnb service fee of $209.

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Advice from Carolyn Hax for May 16

Dear Carolyn: I have no bond with my mother, and never have, including as an infant. She is self-centered, probably has Narcissistic Personality Disorder, and makes herself look good by spinning partial truths to make other people look bad. Her usual target over the years has been me (yes, t…

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Old, new and toy trains for National Train Day

Old, new and toy trains for National Train Day

An illustration of old time railroads is shown in an undated photo. (AP Photo)

May 08, 2014 3:29 pm
Mickey Rooney with Dr. Ruth

Mickey Rooney with Dr. Ruth

In this Sunday, Jan. 17, 1993 file photo, actor Mickey Rooney, right, leans in to talk to Dr. Ruth Westheimer, center, as they wait with New York City Major David Dinkins, second from left, at Penn Station New York, headed for Washington aboard a special train to attend festivities surrounde…

April 06, 2014 10:44 pm
Holiday travel down in Arizona, across U.S.

Holiday travel down in Arizona, across U.S.

The number of Thanksgiving travelers will be essentially flat this year, but the roads and skies will still be plenty stuffed, according to AAA’s annual travel forecast.

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Westin La Paloma finishes top-down 'rejuvenation'

Westin La Paloma finishes top-down 'rejuvenation'

One of Tucson’s iconic resorts has officially completed a $35 million makeover, from the greens of its golf course to the pillows in its guest rooms.

October 20, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Advice from Carolyn Hax for Sept. 6

A longtime friend of mine is getting married. We have been friends since we were children, but we are not as close now as we were back then.We went to different colleges, but one year went on vacation together. She invited some of her college friends. One night, one of her friends sexually a…

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