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California state loophole leaves minors at risk using Uber, Lyft

Wed, 07 Feb 2018 18:50:45 GMT

State regs require fingerprints and background checks for almost any worker who may be alone with kids. Those same requirements do not apply to Uber and Lyft.


Hamster flushed down toilet after college student's pet denied flight

Thu, 08 Feb 2018 23:21:00 GMT

Belen Aldecosea, 21, accuses Spirit Airlines of causing her to flush her pet hamster down a toilet after the company refused to let her bring the pet on a flight.


Free flowers and a pop-up marriage booth: How airports do Valentine's Day

Tue, 13 Feb 2018 15:53:09 GMT

Air travel is rarely very romantic, but this Valentine's Day some airports and airlines are making a special effort to add a dash of love to the journey.


Instagram fitness model kicked off American Airlines flight

Mon, 29 Jan 2018 20:21:20 GMT

Instagram fitness model and personal trainer Jen Selter was removed from an American Airlines flight from Miami to New York after a dispute with crew members.


Dog dies after United flight attendant puts it in overhead bin

Wed, 14 Mar 2018 00:24:00 GMT

United said it was taking responsibility for the incident on the Monday night flight from Houston to New York.


More than 50,000 American bridges are falling apart

Tue, 30 Jan 2018 00:29:00 GMT

NBC News found cases from across the country where pieces of crumbling bridges broke off and fell to the roadway, sometimes hitting vehicles.


Emotional support peacock denied flight by United Airlines

Wed, 31 Jan 2018 02:04:36 GMT

United Airlines said in a statement to NBC News that the peacock "did not meet guidelines for a number of reasons, including its weight and size."


On Southwest flight, a firefighter heard a loud pop then sprang into action

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 17:44:00 GMT

"For some reason," said Andrew Needum, a firefighter from Texas who was traveling with family, "it was me that day."


Suit demands TSA data on searches of domestic passengers' phones

Tue, 13 Mar 2018 05:08:55 GMT

Federal data on when and why agents search the phones of domestic air passengers "remains shrouded in secrecy," the American Civil Liberties Union says.


More than 20 hurt after subway trains collide in Germany

Wed, 04 Apr 2018 06:24:12 GMT

The incident occurred under the Ruhr river in Duisburg.


Arizona suspends Uber self-driving car tests after death

Tue, 27 Mar 2018 20:59:32 GMT

The governor originally urged Uber to test driverless vehicles in the state, even taking the first ride himself.


Hand warmers and hip-hop: How Minneapolis is preparing for the Super Bowl

Sat, 03 Feb 2018 15:11:00 GMT

An army of volunteers has been recruited to help travelers find their way around -- with the help of some free handwarmers.


CDC strengthens yellow fever travel warning

Tue, 20 Mar 2018 21:48:22 GMT

Four travelers have died from the virus. Even areas near big cities are affected.


Vegas king Steve Wynn accused of 'pattern of sexual misconduct' in WSJ report

Sat, 27 Jan 2018 11:31:00 GMT

Casino magnate Steve Wynn allegedly preyed on female salon workers, threatening then with loss of livelihood and German shepherds.


Cruise excursions: How to enjoy them safely on spring break

Fri, 02 Mar 2018 20:53:58 GMT

Cruise excursion activities like scuba, zip lining and parasailing have potential hidden dangers. The Rossen team goes undercover to show you what to look for.


Delta says credit card details may have been exposed by cyberattack

Thu, 05 Apr 2018 06:51:00 GMT

The airline said it will make sure customers aren't held responsible if their payment cards were used fraudulently.


Growls are growing over Delta's new rules for flying with service animals

Sun, 28 Jan 2018 11:25:00 GMT

Travelers and advocates are baring their teeth at Delta's new rule that passengers with service animals must submit paperwork two full days before flying.


'Nothing short of miraculous': Southwest pilot used to beating the odds

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 02:31:00 GMT

One passenger was killed and seven others were injured, but the toll could have been much higher had it not been for Shults' quick thinking.


Watchdog: FAA not doing enough to keep bogus parts out of planes

Fri, 02 Mar 2018 20:53:55 GMT

The report echoes stories by NBC Bay Area that first aired in 2016 and found thousands of unapproved parts in the systems of commercial aircraft.


Teen with Down syndrome kicked off Alaska Airlines flight after vomiting

Fri, 06 Apr 2018 10:34:00 GMT

The teen's sister calls it a case of "disability discrimination." The airline says it was acting out of an abundance of caution.


Unexploded World War II bomb closes London airport

Mon, 12 Feb 2018 10:44:19 GMT

Some 284 flights were cancelled at London City Airport on Monday after an unexploded WWII bomb was discovered in the nearby River Thames.


Drought-hit Cape Town pushes water rationing amid crisis

Sun, 28 Jan 2018 21:31:00 GMT

South Africa's second-biggest city ramped up contingency plans as the water crisis hurt tourism.


Flight lands after woman tries to open door in midair

Tue, 06 Mar 2018 02:58:00 GMT

The woman was being examined by state doctors after the incident aboard SkyWest Airlines Flight 5449, police said.


A new $11 billion airport aims to knock Atlanta off its perch

Sat, 27 Jan 2018 10:58:00 GMT

The Istanbul New Airport, which aims to be the world's busiest, is the latest infrastructure project by Turkey's autocratic president.


The top safety mistakes we make when we fly, according to flight attendants

Sat, 21 Apr 2018 15:27:26 GMT

While the chances of being involved in a flight-related accident are low, these experts say it pays to listen to and follow the safety rules on every flight.



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