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Timeline San Francisco Earthquake San Francisco Earthquake
Timeline Largest Measles Outbreak Reported Largest Measles Outbreak Reported The largest U.S. outbreak of measles to occur in 15 years -- affecting 214 children so far -- is likely driven by travelers returning from abroad and by too many unvaccinated U.S. children, according to new research...
Timeline Rick Perry's Flat Tax Proposal Gets Mixed Reviews Rick Perry's Flat Tax Proposal Gets Mixed Reviews
Timeline Obama Announces Total Troop Withdrawal Obama Announces Total Troop Withdrawal WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama on Friday declared an end to the Iraq war, one of the longest and most divisive conflicts in U.S. history, announcing that all American troops would be withdrawn from the country by year's end. Obama's statement put an end to months of wrangling over whether the U.S. would maintain a force in Iraq beyond 2011. He never m
Timeline Jet Blue Passengers Stranded on Tarmac Jet Blue Passengers Stranded on Tarmac Passengers on three JetBlue planes and an American Airlines plane found themselves stuck on the tarmac near Hartford, Conn., for 7 hours or more on Saturday after being diverted from New York-area airports—and when they were finally allowed out, many had no choice but to sleep in the terminal. Passengers told their stories to the AP: One man whose f
Timeline Holiday Travel Outlook - Airfares up to 10% higher Airfare up to 10% higher
Timeline TSA Chief: Says pre-screening program is successful & likely to expand TSA Chief says pre-screening program is successful & likely to expand
John Pistole, chief of the Transportation Security Administration, will tell lawmakers that the agency will likely expand a pilot program for expediting airport screening for some frequent travelers because it's earning positive reviews, according to the Washington Post.
Timeline 2 Dead at Vt, Oakland Occupy Protests 2 Dead at Vt., Oakland Occupy protests Police are investigating a fatal shooting just outside the Occupy Oakland encampment in Northern California and the apparent suicide of a military veteran at an Occupy encampment in Vermont's largest city.
Timeline European debt crisis is the worst time since second world war Debt Crisis in Europe The German chancellor, Angela Merkel, has called for a stronger political union in Europe to overcome the ongoing debt crisis, which she called "maybe Europe's most difficult hours since world war two".
Timeline Possible Tornadoes Cause Damage in Southern States The cities of Mobile, Montgomery and Birmingham in Alabama; Atlanta, Columbia, South Carolina; and Charlotte and Raleigh, North Carolina were at risk for severe weather, according to AccuWeather.com. Possible tornadoes struck in two southeast Louisiana locations early Wednesday, said Freddie Zeigler, a forecaster with the National Weather Service in Slidell, Louisiana.
Timeline Detroit Faces Bankruptcy in 4 Months The home to America's Big Three automakers has until spring to straighten out its budget problems or the city could face bankruptcy or, worse, potential default on its largest debt obligations. "Without change, the city could run out of cash by April, with the potential cash shortfall of $45 million by the end of the fiscal year," Mayor Dave Bing said in an address to Detroit residents Wednesday night.
Timeline Nevada declares emergency over out-of-control wildfire Nevada Wildfires Rage On The Caughlin Fire in northern Nevada broke out overnight and has already blackened more than 400 acres as it moves toward heavily populated areas, said Michele Anderson, spokeswoman for Reno Mayor Bob Cashell
Timeline TSA chief on holiday travel: New privacy filters, fewer pat-downs TSA chief on holiday travel: New privacy filters, fewer pat-downs
The holiday travel week is under way, with Wednesday expected to be one of the busiest travel days of the year in the United States.
CNN recently sat down with Transportation Security Administration Administrator John Pistole and asked him about aviation security threats, new airport screening procedures.
Timeline 100 MPH Santa Ana Winds Batter Southwest 100 MPH Santa Ana Winds Batter Southwest LOS ANGELES – Southern California braced for more punishment today after strong winds lashed the Southwest on Thursday, knocking down trees and power lines, ripping roofs off buildings, flipping trucks and cutting off electricity to thousands of homes and businesses.
Timeline Alec Baldwin Kicked off Plane for Playing Words with Friends Alec Baldwin Kicked off Plane Bad boy actor Alec Baldwin, already known for his colorful personality, got himself kicked off an American Airlines flight Tuesday for ignoring flight attendant requests to power off his iPad.
Timeline Women Kicked off Flight by "bully" Flight Attendant Women Kicked off Flight by "bully" Flight Attendant (CNN) -- Three women kicked off an AirTran plane bound for New York say a "bully" flight attendant is to blame.
Timeline 5 Killed in Tour Helicoptor Crash Near Las Vegas 5 Killed in Tour Helicoptor Crash Near Las Vegas LAS VEGAS (AP) – Recovery and investigative teams are heading to a remote site near Lake Mead where a helicopter slammed into a mountainside, killing the pilot and the four passengers who were on a tour of the Las Vegas Strip and Hoover Dam, federal authorities said.
Timeline Record Executive Killed in Hollywood Shooting Record Executive Killed in Hollywood Shooting (LOS ANGELES) — A music industry executive died Monday after being shot last week by a rampaging gunman in the heart of Hollywood, a hospital spokeswoman said. Read more: http://www.time.com/time/nation/article/0,8599,2102152,00.html#ixzz1iJnrP5KK
Timeline Airport Screeners Find Loaded .38 on 76 Year Old Man Airport Screeners Find Loaded .38 on 76 Year Old Man Just a week after airport screeners came under criticism for allegedly "strip-searching" elderly women -- a charge the agency denies -- airport screeners in Detroit this weekend found a loaded handgun concealed on the ankle of a 76-year-old man, authorities said Monday.
Timeline Occupy Protesters Block Ports Occupy Protesters Say They Will Continue Port Blockades Heady with their successful attempts to block trucks and curb business at busy ports up and down the West Coast, some Occupy Wall Street protesters plan to continue their blockades and keep staging similar protests despite requests to stop because they're hurting wage earners.
Timeline Gun in Carry-On Accidentally Fired in Atlanta Airport Gun in Cary-On Accidentally Fired Some travelers sleepily making their way through airport security in Atlanta Sunday morning got a startling wake-up. A gun detected in a carry-on at a checkpoint at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport was accidentally fired by an investigating officer around 9 a.m. Sunday, according to a police report.
Timeline Gift Card Spending up 18 % Gift card spending rose to nearly 18% of total holiday spending this year Gift card spending rose to nearly 18% of total holiday spending this year, the highest percentage since 2006 and up from 14.6% last year and 13.1% in 2009, according to a consumer-tracking survey by the International Council of Shopping Centers and Goldman Sachs.
Timeline Inundated theme parks turn away visitors Inundated theme parks turn away visitors Theme parks in Orlando, Fla., got so crowded during the holidays that they turned away visitors.
Timeline AirTran Airways is fined $60,000 for deceptive advertising of prices AirTran Airways is fined $60,000 for deceptive advertising of prices The U.S. Transportation Department has fined AirTran Airways $60,000 for violating a federal rule that prohibits advertising fares without clearly disclosing additional fees and taxes.
Timeline Tornadoes hit Houson Tornadoes hit Houston
Timeline U.S. Debt Now Equal to Economy U.S Debt Now Equal to Economy The amount of money the federal government owes to its creditors, combined with IOUs to government retirement and other programs, now tops $15.23 trillion. That's roughly equal to the value of all goods and services the U.S. economy produces in one year: $15.17 trillion as of September, the latest estimate. Private projections show the economy likely grew to abou
Timeline Concordia Cruise Ship Wrecks Concordia Cruise Ship Runs Aground Last week's fatal Italian cruise accident could wipe out a good chunk of Carnival Corp & Plc's 2012 profits, and the cruise operator could risk more long-term damage without a stronger public response to the crisis, Wall Street analysts and public relations experts said.
Timeline Snow disrupts the Northwest; Alaska Air cancels 38 flights Snow disrupts the Northwest; Alaska Air cancels 38 flights Though Seattle has a reputation for rainy weather, accumulating snows can create significant problems in the city. AP notes "several inches of snow have the potential to paralyze the city of Seattle, which owns relatively few snowplows. Its drivers are mostly inexperienced with driving in snow or ice."
Timeline Obama Outlines Plan to Boost Tourism Obama Outlines Plan to Boost Tourism American president Barack Obama has outlined a series of initiatives designed to boost international visitor numbers to the United States. Included in the measures were plans to expand the Global Entry System, which makes it easier for frequent visitors to cross borders, and expand the number of nations whose citizens could enter the country without
Timeline Largest outbreak of Torndadoes in January hits Tornadoes sweep the South •The largest outbreak of tornadoes occurred late Jan. 22 into early Jan. 23 from the Lower Mississippi Valley to Alabama. The deadliest twister in the outbreak struck in St. Clair and Jefferson County, Ala., where two people were killed and about 100 were hurt. The tornadoes had maximum winds of about 150 mph.
Timeline Death toll from Costa Concordia Cruise Rises to 15 Death toll from Costa Concordia rises to 15
Two more bodies have been recovered from the wreck of the cruise ship Costa Concordia, Italian officials announced Monday, bringing the number of confirmed victims of the accident to 15.
Timeline Tornado strikes January 23, 2012 in Alabama Tornado recovery work begins in Alabama The National Weather Service confirmed at least three tornadoes touched down in Alabama early Monday. Two were detected in north central Tuscaloosa County, while the third hit near the town of Clay in Jefferson County, packing winds estimated at 150 miles per hour. The storm destroyed at least 211 homes and seriously damaged another 218 in Jefferson County alone, according
Timeline President Obama gives State of the Union Address State of the Union Address Bristling with optimism and a can-do pep, President Obama asked for his pessimistic nation's attention on Tuesday night to announce he would not stand the naysayers any longer. "Anyone who tells you that America is in decline or that our influence has waned, doesn't know what they're talking about," he said from the biggest lectern in the land on Tues
Timeline New Airfaire Disclosure Regulations Take Effect New Airfaire Regulations Take Effect Higher advertised fares are the result of new Department of Transportation rules that are going into effect under the banner "Enhancing Airline Passenger Protections #2."
Timeline Occupy Oakland demonstrations, arrests inject new life into movement Occupy Movement Grows Restless in Oakland The mass arrests, described by police as the largest in city history, appear to have injected new life into the Occupy movement as protesters in a number of American and European cities took to the streets Sunday to express their solidarity with the Occupy Oakland group.
Timeline Cruise Bookings Fall After Concordia Shipwreck Cruise bookings fall after shipwreck Carnival won't say exactly how much bookings have dropped, but it disclosed Monday that in the 12 days following the Concordia capsizing there was a percent decline "in the mid-teens compared to the prior year." Reservations hit a low on Jan. 16, the company said in its annual report filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
Timeline TripAdvisor reviews can't be trusted: Website fails to vet comments, says watchdog TripAdvisor reviews can't be trusted: Website fails to vet comments, says watchdog TripAdvisor can no longer claim to offer ‘trusted and honest’ reviews, the advertising watchdog has ruled.
Timeline Dozens Killed in Egyptian Football Riot Egyptian Foodball Riot The Health Ministry said that 74 people had been killed, including a police officer. Meanwhile, the Cairo International Stadium, which Al-Ahly shares with its local rivals Zamalek, was briefly set on fire after the evening game there was cancelled as a mark of respect.
Timeline Spirit Air ads $2 fee, blames new regulations Spirit ads $2 fee, blames new regulations
Timeline Travel warning: Violence spreading in Mexico Travel warning: Violence spreading in MexicoAmericans should avoid all but essential travel to all or parts of 14 Mexican states, the U.S. State Department warns as violence has spread.
Timeline Crown Princess Cruise Departs After Norovirus Outbreak Crown Princess Cruise Ship Departs After Norovirus Outbreak The Crown Princess departed Saturday from Fort Lauderdale en route to the Caribbean after a two-day cleaning. Crews sanitized all public spaces and surfaces, including carpets, door handles and railings. State rooms were also sanitized and stocked with fresh linens.
Timeline Another Carnival cruise ship gets adults-only area Carnival Cruise gets Adults Only Area Yet another Carnival cruise ship has been upgraded to have an adults-only retreat on one of its top decks.
Timeline New Disney cruise ship, Fantasy, on its way to New York New Disney cruise ship, Fantasy, on its way to New York Disney executives on Thursday formally took possession of the line's newest vessel, the 2,500-passenger Disney Fantasy, at a ceremony in Bremerhaven, Germany -- one of the last major milestones before the ship's maiden voyage in March
Timeline Costa gives Concordia survivors more time to mull settlement Costa gives Concordia survivors more time to mull settlement The Italy-based line, which is owned by industry giant Carnival Corp., said it had extended the deadline for passengers to accept 11,000 euro in compensation until March 31.
Timeline Airlines have one of their best years for arriving on time Airlines have one of their best years for arriving on timeThe nation's largest airlines ended 2011 with one of their best records for getting passengers and their bags to their destinations on time.
Timeline Suspected drunk pilot kept off Omaha flight Suspected drunk pilot kept off Omaha flight
A Chautauqua Airlines pilot was kept off a flight in Omaha, Nebraska, Thursday morning after he failed a blood-alcohol test, a spokeswoman for the Federal Aviation Administration said.
Timeline Man arrested for attack at Disney California Adventure Park Man arrested for attack at Disney California Adventure ParkANAHEIM, Calif. (KABC) -- A 53-year-old man was arrested after allegedly going on a cursing tirade and attacking employees at Disney California Adventure Park in Anaheim.
Timeline Google goes mobile with Flight Search tool Google goes mobile with Flight Search tool Google has extended its Google Flight Search tool to mobile devices, the company announced today. Google says users can now access its Flight Search feature via browsers on iPhone and Android devices. All the options on the desktop version also are available on the mobile platform, Google says.
Timeline Cruise companies continue to hold line on fares Cruise companies continue to hold line on fares Major cruise companies continue to hold the line on fares, despite the recent downturn in bookings. In a research note sent to clients this week, UBS analyst Robin Farley says her firm has seen "no significant sequential declines in average prices, with week-over-week ticket prices looking flat sequentially for the third straight week."
Timeline Another Italian Cruise Liner in Trouble Another Italian Cruise Liner in Trouble The Costa Allegra, with 1,049 passengers and crew onboard, might remain adrift without power off the Seychelles in the Indian Ocean for several hours.
Timeline Gas prices keep rising: $3.70 nationally, $4.29 in California Gas prices keep rising: $3.70 nationally, $4.29 in California Going somewhere? It’ll cost you even more this week, with the national average price of a gallon of regular fuel now up to nearly $3.70 and rising 26 cents to $4.29 in California.
Timeline 22 cruisers robbed during shore excursion in Mexico 22 cruisers robbed during shore excursion in Mexico 22 cruisers robbed during shore excursion in Mexico
The Associated Press
Updated 1d 23h ago PUERTO VALLARTA, Mexico – Mexican security officials say an armed group has robbed 22 foreign tourists who were traveling by bus near the coastal city of Puerto Vallarta.
Timeline Argentina bars Carnival ships from docking Argentina bars Carnival ships from docking Argentina bars Carnival ships from docking
By Alejandro Madril, Associated Press
Updated 14h 53m ago An Argentine province turned away two Carnival Corp. cruise ships early Monday, seeking leverage against Britain in the country's sovereignty dispute over the Falkland Islands.
Timeline Extreme coaster rips limbs off dummies; terrifies fighter pilots Extreme coaster rips limbs off dummies; terrifies fighter pilots A new roller coaster at a British theme park is so extreme that crash-test dummies returned from a test ride missing multiple limbs. The wild ride prompted management to enlist former air force fighter pilots for a second opinion.
Timeline Consumer Confidence Rises to One-Year High Consumer Confidence Rises to One-Year High
Timeline Login with Facebook to see what your friends are reading Enable Social Reading iMidwest Tornadoes 2012: Twisters Tear Across Missouri, Kansas Login with Facebook to see what your friends are reading Enable Social Reading iMidwest Tornadoes 2012: Twisters Tear Across Missouri, Kansas A powerful storm system that produced multiple reports of tornadoes lashed the Midwest early Wednesday, roughing up the country music resort city of Branson and laying waste to small towns in Illinois and Kansas. At least 13 people were killed.
Timeline Can Italy's Costa brand survive the recent shipwreck, fire? Can Italy's Costa brand survive the recent shipwreck, fire?
Timeline Disney a "Dream Travel Destination" Disney a "dream travel destination!" As for places Americans most want to see, Disney World and Las Vegas made the top 10, but they weren't at the top of the heap. And New York didn't make the cut.
Timeline Florida offering free gas to tourists Florida offering free gas to tourists Skyrocketing gas prices have prompted one county to pony up free gas as an incentive for tourists.
Timeline Disney theme parks boost enforcement of FastPass tickets Disney theme parks boost enforcement of FastPass tickets Though FastPass tickets for Walt Disney World and Disneyland have always specified a return time within a one-hour window, many visitors realized they could come back any time after that window and still be admitted to the FastPass line with little or no wait.
Timeline Las Vegas adult and topless pools open for the season Las Vegas adult and topless pools open for the season LAS VEGAS – Party pools — including some where bikini tops are allowed to come off — are very much in the swim with tourists and celebs, and the season starts again this week
Timeline Costa cancels Red Sea cruises in wake of Allegra fire Costa cancels Red Sea cruises in wake of Allegra fire Costa Cruises is temporarily suspending Red Sea cruises on one of its ships, the Costa Voyager, as it redeploys the vessel to Europe to take the place of the fire-damaged Costa Allegra.
Timeline Disney plans to hire at least 1,000 veterans Disney plans to hire at least 1,000 veterans Disney President and CEO Bob Iger announced the new company-wide initiative to hire, train and support returning veterans called Heroes Work Here.
Timeline Madonna Has Spent $86K on Her Face 100 People Ready to Buy $279K Flying Car Federal Heads Roll Over $822K Vegas Party After a Day Adrift, Stricken Cruise Ship Arrives at Port Emerald Hunters Strike It Rich Winning Mega Millions Ticket S Madonna Has Spent $86K on Her Face 100 People Ready to Buy $279K Flying Car Federal Heads Roll Over $822K Vegas Party After a Day Adrift, Stricken Cruise Ship Arrives at Port Emerald Hunters Strike It Rich Winning Mega Millions Ticket Sold in Maryland Katharine Hepburn Estate: Yours for $30M Romney's Mansion to Have Elevator ... for Cars Mega Millions Up to $640M 10-Course Titanic Meal Will Set You Back $12K Mega Millions: What to Do If You Actually Win Now You Can Make Your Espresso in the Car Marie Antoinette's Shoes Sell for $57K Cezanne Under Wraps Since 1953 Could Fetch $20MGroupon Offers $12K Trip to See Titanic
Timeline Surging Gas Prices Have Drivers Fuming Surging Gas Prices Have Drivers Fuming Gasoline prices have risen about 50 cents a gallon since January. The national average for regular gas stands at just above $3.80 per gallon.
Timeline Two Princess Cruises trips canceled after propulsion problem Two Princess Cruises trips canceled after propulsion problem Princess Cruises has canceled the next two sailings of the 3,080-passenger Caribbean Princess, citing a propulsion problem with the ship.
Timeline Airlines predict plunge in profits as oil prices rise Airlines predict plunge in profits as oil prices rise Climbing fuel prices will cut into airline profits worldwide more sharply than anticipated this year, the industry predicted Tuesday.
Timeline Mexico earthquake another jolt for country's tourism Mexico earthquake another jolt for country's tourism Tuesday's strong 7.4 earthquake in the southern Mexico state of Guerrero, about midway between the beach resort of Acapulco and the colonial town of Oaxaca, is more bad news for a tourism industry already on the defensive from the country's protracted drug war.
Timeline New Airport Trend: Rental Beds New Airport Trend: Rental Beds A growing number of airports around the country are installing “relaxation rooms,” small suites that fliers can rent by the hour that come complete with HD TVs, wireless internet, and, of course, a daybed.
Timeline JetBlue flight diverted after captain's 'erratic' behavior JetBlue flight diverted after captain's 'erratic' behavior A JetBlue flight bound for Las Vegas made an emergency landing in Texas on Tuesday after the captain acted strangely, was locked out of the cockpit by his co-pilot and was wrestled to the ground by passengers, witnesses and authorities said.
Timeline After a Day Adrift, Stricken Cruise Ship Arrives at Port <a href='http://www.newser.com/story/143130/after-a-day-adrift-stricken-cruise-ship-arrives-at-port.html' > A luxury cruise ship stranded at sea for 24 hours because of a fire has safely reached a Malaysian port. The Azamara Quest was adrift off the southern Philippines for 24 hours with 1,000 people aboard after flames engulfed one of its engine rooms Friday night.
Timeline Cancun: Spring break on despite tourist unease Cancun: Spring break on despite tourist unease While American tourism to Mexico slipped 3 percent last year, the country remains by far the biggest tourist destination for Americans, with about 20 million U.S. visitors a year, according to annual survey of bookings by the largest travel agencies.
Timeline California Gas Prices Hit an All-time High California Gas Prices Hit an All-time HighLOS ANGELES – California's gasoline price misery is worsening, with prices exceeding $5 a gallon at some stations. Analysts say relief may be on the way, with a decline possible in coming days or weeks as supplies stabilize and California refineries -- some beset by unexpected shutdowns -- restore production and make the annual fall shift to an easier-to-produce winter blend.
Timeline Hurricane Sandy - Millions brace for wrath Millions brace for hurricane's wrath (CBS News) Hurricane Sandy is churning its way up the East Coast Saturday evening heading for landfall in the mid-Atlantic region early next week and a rendezvous with a wintry storm system from the west. Here's the latest: Sandy has already killed at least 58 people in the Caribbean, and states of emergency have now been declared in nine states and the
Timeline Obama Wins Re-Election Obama Wins Re-Election By RUSSELL GOLDMAN (@GoldmanRussell)
Nov. 6, 2012
President Obama won a second term tonight as ABC News projects he will be re-elected and he promised his thrilled supporters "that for the United States of America the best is yet to come."
Timeline Post-election divide surfaces Post-election divide surfaces WASHINGTON — A newly re-elected President Obama reached out to congressional leaders in search of cooperation Wednesday as Democrats and Republicans moved from a cliffhanger election to a "fiscal cliff."
Timeline Mortgage Rates Fall to New Low Mortgage rates fall to new lows this week WASHINGTON (AP) — Average rates on fixed mortgages fell to fresh record lows this week, a trend that has helped the housing market start to recover this year. Mortgage buyer Freddie Mac says the average rate on 30-year loans dipped to 3.34%, lowest on records dating back to 1971. That's down from 3.40% last week.
Timeline Hostess to Liquidate Hostess to Liquidate Failing to persuade striking employees to return to work, Hostess Brands disclosed plans on Friday to liquidate its assets and lay off most of its 18,500 workers, bringing the 82-year-old maker of Wonder Bread and Twinkies to the end of its line. Read more: http://www.foxbusiness.com/industries/2012/11/16/hostess-brands-moves-to-wind-down-operations-sel
Timeline Sandy Hook Elementary Shooting in CT Children and adults gunned down 20 children, six adults and the shooter are dead after shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, on Friday morning
Three law enforcement officials say Adam Lanza, 20, was the shooter, and that he died apparently by his own hand
Suspect's mother, Nancy Lanza, found dead in suspect’s home in Newtown, law enforcement source s
Timeline Ten states raise minimum wage, rates up 10 to 35 cents/hour Ten states raise minimum wage, rates up 10 to 35 cents/hour Ten states kicked off the new year with a minimum wage rise of between 10 and 35 cents, modestly boosting the incomes of nearly 1 million low-paid workers.
Timeline Flight from Atlanta clips plane on Florida runway Flight from Atlanta clips plane on Florida runway A Spirit Airlines flight from Atlanta taxiing to a gate after landing at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport late Monday clipped a parked US Airways plane, reports the Sun Sentinel.
Timeline Poll: Voters expect economic difficulty in 2013 Poll: Voters expect economic difficulty in 2013 As Congress scrambled to avert the so-called "fiscal cliff" in the final days of 2012, a majority of voters expressed pessimism about the nation's economic prospects in the new year, according to a new poll released by USA Today/Gallup.
Timeline Deal means taxes will rise for most Americans Deal means taxes will rise for most Americans Most Americans will pay higher federal taxes in 2013, even though the tax package Congress passed New Year's Day will protect 99% of Americans from an income tax increase.
Timeline Obama signs bill warding off fiscal cliff Obama signs bill warding off fiscal cliff President Barack Obama has signed into law a bill to avert the fiscal cliff, a day after the House and Senate approved the much-debated legislation.
Timeline Two airlines get fines for long tarmac delays Two airlines get fines for long tarmac delays he U.S Department of Transportation has fined two airlines for violating federal rules prohibiting long tarmac delays. The department fined Copa Airlines of Panama $150,000 and Virgin America $55,000.
Timeline Congress passses a $9.7 billion storm relief measure Congress passses a $9.7 billion storm relief measure Under intense pressure from New York and New Jersey, Congress adopted legislation on Friday that would provide $9.7 billion to cover insurance claims filed by people whose homes were damaged or destroyed by Hurricane Sandy.
Timeline Pilot arrested after security agent smells alcohol Pilot arrested after security agent smells alcohol A pilot in Minnesota who was preparing to fly a commercial jet halfway across the country was arrested after a security agent smelled alcohol on him and he failed a preliminary breath test, airport police said Friday.
Timeline Pelosi suggests top earners pay even more in taxes Pelosi suggests top earners pay even more in taxes House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi isn't ruling out pushing for upper-income earners to pay more even after the "fiscal cliff" deal that raised their taxes.
Timeline Disney's new wireless wristbands: Convenient or creepy? Disney's new wireless wristbands: Convenient or creepy? In the latest and most high-profile example of travel companies using radio- frequency identification (RFID) technology to track visitors, Disney World parkgoers soon will be able to ditch paper tickets and credit cards in favor of wireless rubber wristbands.
Timeline IRS delays start of filing season but not deadline IRS delays start of filing season but not deadline Income tax returns will be accepted beginning Jan. 30 as the Internal Revenue Service works to update systems following the new American Taxpayer Relief Act that averted the fiscal cliff -- but they'll still be due April 15.
Timeline A year after Costa Concordia shipwreck, cruise industry emphasizes safety A year after Costa Concordia shipwreck, cruise industry emphasizes safety Mourners gathered Sunday on a tiny Italian island to remember 32 lives lost in a disaster that, until a year ago, seemed unimaginable a century after the Titanic. But the massive ship still resting on its side off Giglio’s coast serves as a stark reminder of the Jan. 13 wreck.
Timeline New York passes first U.S. gun control bill since Newtown Massacre New York passes first U.S. gun control bill since Newtown Massacre New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Tuesday signed the toughest gun control law in the nation and the first since the Newtown, Conn., school shooting, calling for a tougher assault weapons ban and provisions to try to keep guns out of the hands of the mentally ill who make threats.
Timeline House approves $50.5 billion in Sandy aid House approves $50.5 billion in Sandy aid More than 10 weeks after Superstorm Sandy brutalized parts of the heavily populated Northeast, the House approved $50.5 billion in emergency relief for the victims Tuesday night as Republican leaders struggled to close out an episode that exposed painful party divisions inside Congress and out.
Timeline Oil rises as U.S. inventories unexpectedly decrease Oil rises as U.S. inventories unexpectedly decrease Oil rose to the highest level in almost four months on an unexpected drop in U.S. inventories as imports declined and petroleum consumption increased.
Timeline Housing, labor data provide upbeat signs on economy Housing, labor data provide upbeat signs on economy (Reuters) - The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment aid hit a five-year low last week and residential construction surged in December, the latest signs that the U.S. economic recovery remains on track. The reports on Thursday showed the economy was weathering an uncertain fiscal environment surprisingly well.
Timeline Flu season so bad, vaccine a hot commodity Flu season so bad, vaccine a hot commodity How bad is this year's flu outbreak? So bad that some places are running low on flu vaccine. USA Today has reports from around the country of people having difficulty finding the shot.
Timeline Obama's second inauguration: "We are made for this moment" Obama's second inauguration: "We are made for this moment" Barack Obama used his second-term inaugural address to issue a powerful call to action, as he embraced an unashamedly liberal agenda and urged Americans to reclaim from conservatives the spirit of the founding fathers.
Timeline Southwest adds an early boarding service Southwest adds an early boarding service The most popular U.S. airline, Southwest Airlines, said Monday passengers who wish to board flights ahead of others may do so for a $40 fee. The service would only be available up to 45 minutes before boarding and only when there was enough space to do so, the Los Angeles Times reported.
Timeline Britsh icebreaker rescues cruise ship in Antarctica Britsh icebreaker rescues cruise ship in Antarctica The British navy says one of its icebreakers sailed to the rescue of a Norwegian cruise ship last week in Antarctica.
Timeline House extends debt ceiling until mid-May House extends debt ceiling until mid-May The House passed a bill today to permit the government to borrow enough money to avoid default for the next few months, setting the stage for a springtime debate over taxes, spending, and the deficit. The House passed the measure by a 285-144 vote, a bipartisan showing on an initiative brought by majority Republicans.
Timeline Markey concerned over Disney plan to track kids with bracelets Markey concerned over Disney plan to track kids with bracelets Rep. Ed Markey (D-Mass.) expressed concern on Thursday over Disney's plan to track guests at its theme parks using bracelets called "MagicBands."
Timeline Disney to have a look at whether its games could be deemed as violent Disney to have a look at whether its games could be deemed as violent Disney chairman and CEO Robert Iger said during a HRTS Newsmakers Luncheon this week the company would look into whether any of its video game offerings could be deemed as violent.
Timeline Congress OKs $50B Sandy Aid Bill Congress OKs $50B Sandy Aid Bill (AP) – Congress is sending a $50.5 billion emergency relief measure for Superstorm Sandy victims to President Obama for his signature. The Senate today cleared the bill, 62-36. Northeast lawmakers say the money is desperately needed to help recovery efforts from the one of the region's worst storms.
Timeline Disney CEO rips "ill-informed" Markey over "MagicBands" criticism Disney CEO rips "ill-informed" Markey over "MagicBands" criticism Walt Disney CEO Bob Iger sent a scathing letter to Rep. Ed Markey (D-Mass.) on Tuesday after the lawmaker questioned Disney's plans to roll out a new technology used to track guests at its theme parks, calling Markey's concerns “ludicrous and utterly ill-informed.”
Timeline U.S. home prices soared in November to best gain since 2006 nationwide, while NYC-area prices fell U.S. home prices soared in November to best gain since 2006 nationwide, while NYC-area prices fell A warming trend in America's chilly housing market is getting harder to deny.
In November, U.S. home prices posted the biggest year-over-year gain in six years, according to a report released on Tuesday.
Timeline Smoking bag prompts DFW to briefly close four gates Smoking bag prompts DFW to briefly close four gates A "smoking bag" prompted officials to briefly close four gates at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) this afternoon (Jan. 29), The Dallas Morning News reports.
Timeline Income surge puts consumers in better shape Income surge puts consumers in better shape (Reuters) - American income growth surged in December as companies rushed to make dividend payments before higher tax rates set in, while buoyant wage growth also gave a lift to households.
Timeline Obama proposes short-term budget fix, Republicans swiftly object Obama proposes short-term budget fix, Republicans swiftly object (Reuters) - President Barack Obama on Tuesday urged Congress to pass a small package of spending cuts and tax reforms to delay larger, automatic cuts from going into effect and damaging the economy on March 1.
Timeline Disney Rabbit racist? Family sues Disneyland over alleged prejudice Disney Rabbit racist? Family sues Disneyland over alleged prejudice The Black family of San Diego, Calif., is suing Disneyland after the two Black children, ages 6 and 9, attempted to hug the rabbit character from "Alice In Wonderland" and the man exhibited what the family say was racist behavior, reports Los Angeles local news outlet KTLA.
Timeline Carnival cruise ship on emergency power after fire Carnival cruise ship on emergency power after fire A Carnival cruise ship in the Caribbean is operating on emergency power in the wake of an engine room fire.
Timeline Blizzard: Airline cancellations soar past 6,600 Blizzard: Airline cancellations soar past 6,600 Runways reopened and flights resumed Saturday at New York's airports after a monster snowstorm dumped a foot of snow on the city.
Timeline 5 dead, 3 injured in cruise ship accident in Spain 5 dead, 3 injured in cruise ship accident in Spain A lifeboat being used on a safety drill aboard a cruise ship in Spain's Canary Islands fell about 65 feet into a port on Sunday when a cable snapped, trapping crew members beneath it and killing five of them, officials said.
Timeline Biden says laws needed to curb gun violence Biden says laws needed to curb gun violence Vice President Joe Biden told regional law enforcement officials here Monday that new laws are necessary to curb gun violence and he pledged to take the message to small town America.
Timeline Gasoline prices hit record, pushed by bets that prices will rise Gasoline prices hit record, pushed by bets that prices will rise Hedge funds, commodity pools and other high-roller investors have thrown close to $12.5 billion into a collective bet that gasoline prices will rise, and some analysts say it's one reason why gasoline prices are at a record for this date in California and nationally.
Timeline Second family accuses Disneyland character of racism Second family accuses Disneyland character of racism A second African-American family is accusing a character at Disneyland of ignoring their child because of the color of their skin.
Timeline Three months after Sandy, travel still feeling business impact Three months after Sandy, travel still feeling business impact Although the ravages of Hurricane Sandy had a devastating initial impact on the travel industry, delayed or canceled vacations appear to have created pent-up demand that is now working to the benefit of sun-and-sand spots in Mexico and the Caribbean.
Timeline Now gross cruise ship is delayed Now gross cruise ship is delayed Carnival's Triumph cruise ship hasn't quite lived up to its name. The disabled vessel, currently being hauled to Mobile, Ala., amid reports of hallway sewage, has had its next 14 trips canceled as the cruise line addresses an array of problems.
Timeline Meteorites slam into Russia as meteor seen streaking through morning sky Meteorites slam into Russia as meteor seen streaking through morning sky A meteor streaked across the sky and exploded over Russia's Ural Mountains with the power of an atomic bomb Friday, its sonic blasts shattering countless windows and injuring around 1,100 people.
Timeline Gross cruise is finally over Gross cruise is finally over After five days smelly days spent disabled at sea, the Carnival Triumph cruise ship has finally docked in Mobile, Alabama, to the delight of passengers who cheered, danced, and sang "Sweet Home Alabama."
Timeline Consumer sentiment in U.S. increases to three-month high Consumer sentiment in U.S. increases to three-month high Consumer confidence in the U.S. rose in February to a three-month high, which may help to preserve recent gains in household spending.
Timeline Flu tapers off, but still poses danger to seniors Flu tapers off, but still poses danger to seniors The nation’s nasty flu season is tapering off, but there’s still plenty of influenza going around, posing a danger particularly to seniors who get sick, health officials said Friday.
Timeline "Really primitive stuff": Safely ashore, cruise passengers tell of hoarding, filth and fright "Really primitive stuff": Safely ashore, cruise passengers tell of hoarding, filth and fright As they filed off the Carnival Triumph, people kissed loved ones and the ground beneath them. They gobbled down fresh food, took hot showers and gave thanks for the simple pleasures of power and functional plumbing.
Timeline Cruise industry braces for rough waters after Triumph Cruise industry braces for rough waters after Triumph As Carnival Triumph passengers head home, travel agents brace for impact on prices and bookings.
Timeline Could 2013 Gasoline prices hit record highs? Could 2013 Gasoline prices hit record highs? Gasoline prices typically rise heading into peak spring and summer driving seasons. But 2013's runup is earlier and faster than in previous years.
Timeline Triumph passengers bring class action against Carnival Triumph passengers bring class action against Carnival (Reuters) - The owner of the stricken Carnival Triumph cruise ship was hit by a lawsuit seeking class action status for stranding more than 3,000 passengers for five days on a ship without electricity or adequate sanitation.
Timeline United Airlines Flight 1639 slides off icy taxiway at Cleveland Hopkins United Airlines Flight 1639 slides off icy taxiway at Cleveland Hopkins CLEVELAND, Ohio -- A United Airlines 737 slid off a slick taxiway at Cleveland Hopkins International Airport Friday morning as it headed toward the terminal. The plane, which had arrived from Ft. Lauderdale, was turning at low-speed to go toward the terminal. It was Flight 1639.
Timeline Beyond Mickey Mouse: Disney tops cruise ship rankings Beyond Mickey Mouse: Disney tops cruise ship rankings (CNN) -- Enough talk about drifting cruise ships with overflowing toilets -- that's cruising's rare dark side. On the other hand, how about a four-story waterslide, lots of kids' programming and a private island?
Decked out with these spiffy amenities, Disney's newest cruise ships took top honors at the 2013 Cruise Critic Cruisers' Choice Awards.
Timeline Jobless claims hint at improving labor market Jobless claims hint at improving labor market The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits fell more than expected last week, suggesting some traction in the labor market recovery.
Timeline Dow closes at record high Dow closes at record high The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed at a record high on Tuesday, marking a new peak in a four-year rally that began in March 2009 at the depth of the financial crisis.
Timeline Trust in cruise lines down after Carnival fire Trust in cruise lines down after Carnival fire America's trust in cruise lines dropped significantly in the wake of last month's Carnival Triumph fire, according to a Harris poll released Monday.
Timeline TSA to let pocketknives aboard passenger planes TSA to let pocketknives aboard passenger planes The Transportation Security Administration will allow travelers to bring small knives, golf clubs and hockey sticks into airline cabins for the first time since 2001, TSA chief John Pistole announced Tuesday.
Timeline Payrolls rise as U.S. jobless rate reaches four-year low Payrolls rise as U.S. jobless rate reaches four-year low Job growth surged last month as automakers, builders and retailers pushed the unemployment rate to a four-year low, defying concerns that budget battles in Washington would harm the economic expansion.
Timeline Cruise returns to port with norovirus outbreak Cruise returns to port with norovirus outbreak ately, the cruise industry has had it rough. Really, really, really rough. The hits kept on coming today, as a Royal Caribbean ship returned to port in the Everglades bearing a lot of angry passengers thanks to yet another norovirus outbreak—the second such incident in as many weeks, CBS 4 Miami reports.
Timeline Carnival Dream cruisers to be flown home after problem Carnival Dream cruisers to be flown home after problem For the second time in two months, technical problems have grounded a Carnival cruise.
Timeline Second Carnival ship in a day having trouble Second Carnival ship in a day having trouble Yet another Carnival cruise ship is experiencing a technical issue. Carnival says the 2,124-passenger Carnival Legend today is having a problem with one of its Azipod propulsion units that is affecting the vessel's sailing speed.
Timeline Schumer calls for cruise ship passenger's bill of rights Schumer calls for cruise ship passenger's bill of rights NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – Following that cruise ship disaster off the Gulf Coast last month, Sen. Charles Schumer has called on the cruise industry to voluntarily implement a passenger’s bill of rights.
Timeline House aproves resolution to keep government running; bill heads to White House House aproves resolution to keep government running; bill heads to White House Congress approved a short-term funding bill Thursday that ends the possibility of a federal government shutdown next week.
Timeline Taxes getting you down? Hotels offer some relief Taxes getting you down? Hotels offer some relief The deadline for filing your taxes to the IRS is April 15. April also happens to be National Stress Awareness Month. Coincidence? A number of hotels are trying to make tax season less stressful by offering drink specials, room discounts, and room-tax amnesties.
Timeline Survey: Frugality reigns 5 years after crisis Survey: Frugality reigns 5 years after crisis BOSTON (AP) — The frugality and investing discipline that the 2008 financial crisis imposed on Americans appear to have led to permanent changes in behavior on money matters, according to a survey by the nation's second largest mutual fund company.
Timeline Companies hire fewer in March, service sector growth slows Companies hire fewer in March, service sector growth slows (Reuters) - Companies hired at the weakest pace in five months in March as recent strong demand for construction jobs evaporated, while growth in the vast services sector slowed, signs that the economic recovery could be hitting a soft patch.
Timeline Report: Carnival Triumph damaged again in repair yard Report: Carnival Triumph damaged again in repair yard The fire-ravaged Carnival Triumph suffered additional damage today when it broke free from its moorings at the Alabama shipyard where it is under repair, local news outlets are reporting.
Timeline US unemployment benefits claims hit four-month high US unemployment benefits claims hit four-month high The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits hit a four-month high last week, suggesting the labor market recovery lost some steam in March.
Timeline Carnival ship fails health inspection Carnival ship fails health inspection Citing live flies, dried food waste and even a "roach nymph," inspectors for the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have given the 2,056-passenger Carnival Fascination a failing health grade.
Timeline Boston bombings shatter a national sense of safety Boston bombings shatter a national sense of safety It was the kind of event that had long been predicted — even considered inevitable. But the explosions Monday in Boston, which appeared to be the first successful terrorist strike against a U.S. city since Sept. 11, struck at the nation's sense of safety in public places and sparked a search for answers.
Timeline American resumes flights after computer glitch American resumes flights after computer glitch American Airlines is flying once again after a massive computer glitch grounded all flights nationwide for about four hours this afternoon, reports the Wall Street Journal.
Timeline Next Royal Caribbean ship to feature gee-whiz ride Next Royal Caribbean ship to feature gee-whiz ride NEW YORK — Royal Caribbean's next ship will feature a giant mechanical arm that transports passengers high above the vessel in a glass capsule.
Timeline Senate rejects tougher background checks Senate rejects tougher background checks As expected, the Senate today rejected a bipartisan effort to expand federal background checks on gun purchasers. An attempt to ban assault-style weapons and a ban on high-capacity ammunition magazines were also rejected in a series of showdown votes four months after the Newtown rampage.
Timeline Carnival to spend millions to make ships more reliable Carnival to spend millions to make ships more reliable Carnival Cruise Lines will spend more than $300 million dollars to upgrade its ships to prevent a repeat of what happened on the Carnival Triumph.
Timeline Another Carnival cruise ship loses power at sea Another Carnival cruise ship loses power at sea Another Carnival cruise ship has experienced a power failure at sea, albeit a brief one. The power outage on the 2,056-passenger Carnival Ecstasy occurred late Wednesday and only lasted for about 12 minutes, Carnival spokesman Vance Gulliksen tells USA TODAY.
Timeline Feds: Expect major flight delays at hubs next week Feds: Expect major flight delays at hubs next week Federal transportation officials are warning of several-hour delays starting next week during the busiest times at the country's busiest airports because federal spending cuts forced furloughs for air-traffic controllers.
Timeline Alleged Boston Marathon bomber arrested following manhunt Alleged Boston Marathon bomber arrested following manhunt The hunt for Dzhokhar Tsarnaev ended Friday night when authorities captured the suspect wanted in connection to the bombing Monday at the Boston Marathon, according to the Boston Police Department.
Timeline And the airport delays begin... And the airport delays begin... Here we go: Those promised airport delays, the result of furloughs caused by the sequester, have arrived. All three major NYC-area airports saw flights falling behind schedule yesterday and, as the Washington Post puts it, air traffic controllers "never caught up," with delays clocking in at between one and three hours.
Timeline Congress poised to end furloughs, flight delays Congress poised to end furloughs, flight delays Congress is poised to end air-traffic-control furloughs that have delayed thousands of flights this week. The Senate unanimously agreed Thursday to allow the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to shift $253 million from other accounts so it can end furloughs and keep towers open at smaller airports nationwide. The House is expected to rubber-stamp the legislation Friday.
Timeline FBI: Raid of mobile home disrupted "terror attack" in Minnesota FBI: Raid of mobile home disrupted "terror attack" in Minnesota The FBI believes authorities disrupted "a localized terror attack" in its planning stages when they arrested a man after converging on a western Minnesota mobile home that contained Molotov cocktails, suspected pipe bombs and firearms, the agency said Monday.
Timeline More trouble for Carnival as problems hit revamped ship More trouble for Carnival as problems hit revamped ship Industry giant Carnival is facing more complaints today in the wake of a marred relaunch of one of its older ships.
Timeline Texas tornado devastation includes Habitat homes Texas tornado devastation includes Habitat homes Habitat for Humanity spent years in a North Texas subdivision, helping build many of the 110 homes in the low-income area. But its work was largely undone during an outbreak of 13 tornadoes Wednesday night that killed six people and injured dozens.
Timeline Monster tornado hits Oklahoma Monster tornado hits Oklahoma A two-mile-wide tornado touched down near Oklahoma City today, leveling the suburb of Moore and leaving at least 24 confirmed dead so far, reports ABC News. (The initial figure of 51 was officially revised downward later.) "It is absolutely devastating, this is horrific," Oklahoma Lt. Gov. Todd Lamb said.
Timeline Cruise industry announces passenger bill of rights Cruise industry announces passenger bill of rights The cruise industry said Wednesday that it's adopting a passenger bill of rights that guarantees the "safety, comfort and care" of guests.
Timeline Fire breaks out aboard Royal Caribbean Ship Fire breaks out aboard Royal Caribbean Ship Vacationers aboard the Bahamas-bound cruise ship Grandeur of the Seas were rousted from their sleep early Monday and assembled at "muster stations" after fire broke out on a mooring deck.
Timeline Disney hikes prices at US theme parks Disney hikes prices at US theme parks Walt Disney Co raised single-day admission prices as much as 6.7 percent over the weekend at its theme parks in Florida and California, hikes that are more than five times the rate of inflation.
Timeline Another Celebrity cruise canceled over frozen lobster Another Celebrity cruise canceled over frozen lobster Yet another Celebrity Cruises voyage in the Galapagos has been canceled over frozen lobster.
Timeline Drop in job openings tempers U.S. hiring prospects Drop in job openings tempers U.S. hiring prospects Job openings in the U.S. fell in April, showing companies were waiting to assess the effects of higher taxes and reduced government spending before committing to bigger staff increases.
Timeline Small business confidence grew slightly in May, survey finds Small business confidence grew slightly in May, survey finds Small business confidence grew slightly in May, the second highest reading since the recession started, according to a survey from the National Federation of Independent Business.
Timeline Nation's CEOs say economic recovery still on slow road Nation's CEOs say economic recovery still on slow road Four years into a sluggish recovery marked by modest hiring, the economic horizon looks pretty much the same in the eyes of the nation's top corporate bosses.
Timeline Rising home prices pull 850,000 borrowers out of deep waters Rising home prices pull 850,000 borrowers out of deep waters Rising home prices helped 850,000 borrowers regain equity in their homes during the first quarter of 2013, according to the latest report from real estate analytics provider CoreLogic.
Timeline Airline satisfaction climbs a bit; hotels fare better Airline satisfaction climbs a bit; hotels fare better Satisfaction with airlines has increased slightly, but poor airline service remains a problem, an annual survey of travelers released Tuesday shows.
Timeline Deal watch: Royal Caribbean guarantees lowest airfare Deal watch: Royal Caribbean guarantees lowest airfare The new ChoiceAir program from Royal Caribbean aims to remove any question. If travelers find a better airfare within 24 hours, the cruise line will refund 110% of the difference in cost (up to $200) in onboard credit. Not quite cash in hand, but nearly as good.
Timeline 3 of 4 Americans living paycheck-to-paycheck 3 of 4 Americans living paycheck-to-paycheck Thank God it's summer, because apparently few people in the US are prepared for a rainy day. A new study by Bankrate.com found 76% of 1,000 American adults surveyed don't have six months of expenses stashed away—enough to survive a job loss, medical emergency, or other unexpected financial crunch, reports CNNMoney.
Timeline Consumer confidence soars in June Consumer confidence soars in June Consumers aren't hitting the panic button despite Wall Street's downdraft the past few weeks over how soon the Federal Reserve plans to pull back on its massive bond buying program.
Timeline US mortgage rates jump to 2-year high of 4.46 pct. US mortgage rates jump to 2-year high of 4.46 pct. U.S. mortgage rates have suddenly jumped from near-record lows and are adding thousands of dollars to the cost of buying a home. The average rate on the 30-year fixed loan soared this week to 4.46 percent, according to a report Thursday from mortgage buyer Freddie Mac.
Timeline Disney sails into top spot among cruise lines Disney sails into top spot among cruise lines The winner that came first in the rankings? Disney Cruise Line, with 871 points, performed especially well in the food and entertainment categories.
Timeline Asiana flight 214 - crash at SF Asiana Airlines flight 214 crashes at San Francisco airport, two teenage girls killed, 305 survive
Timeline Asiana Flight 214 was traveling slower than recommended on landing Asiana Flight 214 was traveling slower than recommended on landing Asiana Airlines Flight 214 was flying far slower than recommended as it approached San Francisco International Airport just before its crash landing on Saturday, the head of the National Transportation Safety Board said Monday.
Timeline Six Flags Death - TX Woman falls to her death from roller coasterWoman falls to her death from Texas roller coaster
Timeline Texas roller coaster can't reopen until it's inspected Texas roller coaster can't reopen until it's inspected The Texas Giant roller coaster can't re-open until it gets a new safety inspection report following the death Friday evening of a woman riding the tallest steel-hybrid coaster in the world at Six Flags Over Texas in Arlington, said a spokesman for the state agency that regulates amusement rides.
Timeline SW nosegear landing-LGA Another terrifying plane landing There was another too-dramatic plane landing last night, this time at New York's LaGuardia Airport, where the landing gear on a Southwest plane collapsed.
Timeline Zimmerman Trial - Celebs boycott FL Celebs boycotting Florida over Zimmerman verdict Because really, who hasn't been tempted to boycott the Sunshine State in its entirety? Stevie Wonder started it last week, when he announced he was done with Florida in protest of George Zimmerman's acquittal and the state's controversial "Stand Your Ground" law.
Timeline Luxury cruise caught hiding food in warm cabins Luxury cruise caught hiding food in warm cabins When health inspectors come aboard your cruise ship, it's probably a bad sign if your instinct is to hide the food. But that's what the CDC caught the crew of the Silver Shadow doing in a recent surprise inspection, reports CNN, which describes the boat as "one of the plushest cruise ships afloat."
Timeline Another cruise ship experiencing propulsion problems Another cruise ship experiencing propulsion problems Another cruise ship is experiencing propulsion problems, this time in Alaska. The 2,138-passenger Celebrity Millennium limped into the port of Seward on Friday several hours behind schedule after experiencing an electrical problem with one of its two propulsion motors.
Timeline One dead in bus crash near Disney's Epcot park One dead in bus crash near Disney's Epcot park A woman was killed Friday when her car was rear-ended by a bus near Walt Disney World's Epcot theme park, authorities said.
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