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Investigation Into Airbus Landing Gear After Several Incidents

Jade Walker | October 1, 2012 | Travel
After a frightening landing at JFK by an Airbus plane, an Eyewitness News investigation discovered several Airbus landing gear problems over the past decade. To some aviation experts, last week's precautionary landing at JFK of an aircraft with its nose gear stuck sideways seemed liked Déjà vu.

Amsterdam's New Electric Scooter Program Aims To Improve Transportation Options

James Gerken | December 1, 2012 | Green
By Roberta Cowan AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - Six years ago Dutchman Ruben Beugels was on an Amsterdam tram that broke down, leaving him stuck in an out-of-the way place, and late for an appointment when he couldn't quickly find another means of transport. "I was very frustrated at being late, and...

Organized Crime Is Responsible For Up To 90 Percent Of Tropical Deforestation, U.N. Report Indicates

Sara Gates | October 3, 2012 | Green
With more than 80 percent of Earth's forests already destroyed, saving the planet's natural forests has become a prime environmental issue with activists seeking out the main sources of deforestation. The United Nations Environment Program recently released an alarming report indicating organized crime is responsible for...

'GQ' Names The 5 Best Beer Cities In America

Rebecca Orchant | October 1, 2012 | Food
Beer is one of America's favorite beverages. We love high-end craft beers, bottom-shelf cheap beers and everything in between. Each city has a favorite beer, a brewmaster that's a hometown hero and a bar they're trying to keep a secret so that it doesn't...

Kansas Thunderstorm's Approach Captured By Photographer Brian Johnson

James Gerken | October 1, 2012 | Green
By OurAmazingPlanet Staff: On May 29, it seemed like Brian Johnson wasn't in Kansas anymore — the normally verdant ground dry as a sun-bleached femur. Most un-Kansas like — usually, the state receives 3.8 inches (96.5 millimeters) of rain in May. This year, it had got only 0.6...

Airplane Takeoff: A Captain Answers Flying Questions

Kate Auletta | October 1, 2012 | Travel
11:56AM EST October 1. 2012 - Question: When a plane is speeding down the runway, what determines when liftoff occurs. Is this the pilot's decision? --submitted by reader Jeff, New York City Answer: The speed at which the airplane lifts off is determined by the weight, temperature, altitude of the...

New Tours On The Panama Canal Railway (PHOTOS)

Paul Brady | October 1, 2012 | Travel
A new series of tours takes visitors to Central America along the scenic Panama Canal Railway, which pre-dates the country's famous canal. The first ocean-to-ocean cargo link on the isthmus, the railroad connects Cristobal on the Atlantic side and Balboa on the Pacific. The one-hour journey transits the entire country...

'Tugs': Mini-Documentary By Jessica Edwards Explores The Tug Boat Traditions Of NYC (VIDEO)

Christopher Mathias | October 1, 2012 | New York
By Jessica Edwards Tugboats have always interested me. I mean, who doesn’t love a cute, rugged tugboat? After living within walking distance of the East River for years, I became curious about the history of these hardworking boats. The waterways are the city’s sixth borough, with history, industry and recreation...

Unexpected: Africa's Hotel Boom

Rebecca Dolan | October 1, 2012 | Travel
NAIROBI, Kenya -- The rooftop pool at Nairobi's newest high-rise hotel juts out over the edge so swimmers can peer through the glass bottom eight stories down. A new champagne bar sits nearby. IPads with detailed wine descriptions serve as menus. This is the face of new, high-end hotels in...

WestJet Cancellation: Airline's Computer Troubles Responsible For Flight Problems

Dawn Cuthbertson | September 30, 2013 | Canada Travel
CALGARY - WestJet Airlines Ltd. says operations are back to normal after computer troubles caused flights to be delayed and cancelled.The computer at WestJet's Calgary headquarters that generates flight plans stopped working properly for two hours late Sunday afternoon.Airline spokesman Robert Palmer says that meant WestJet (TSX:WJA) staff had to...

Where To Travel In October: Fall Destinations For The Frugal, The Festive And Food Fanatics

Brian Trinh | October 2, 2012 | Canada Travel
There's plenty to like about October. Autumn is in full swing and Mother Nature's cutting everyone some slack with cooler temperatures perfect for evening strolls about town or relaxing in the countryside. And like the leaves that are ditching summer's green for gorgeous hues of reds, yellows, and oranges, plenty...

Mysterious Respiratory Virus: World Health Organization Outlines Who Should Be Tested

Reuters | December 1, 2012 | Healthy Living
By Kate Kelland LONDON, Sept 29 (Reuters) - Doctors should only test people for a new virus if they are very ill in hospital with a respiratory infection, have been in Qatar or Saudi Arabia and test negative for common forms of pneumonia and infections, the World Health Organisation said...

Amtrak Drug Use: Workers Fail Drug Tests More Often; Report Warns Of Safety Risk

Emily Cohn | October 1, 2012 | Money
WASHINGTON -- The conductors, mechanics and engineers who operate Amtrak's trains have been testing positive for drugs and alcohol more and more frequently over the last six years, a government watchdog said Friday. And Amtrak's management isn't doing enough to stop it. Drug and alcohol use by Amtrak operating employees...

Anthony Bourdain Vs. Maclean's: Star Chef Defends Montreal Restaurants' Omission From 'Best Of' List

Rebecca Zamon | October 1, 2012 | Canada Living
Chef Anthony Bourdain has made no secret of his love for Montreal's culinary scene. After filming an episode of his Travel Channel show "The Layover" in the city last year (as well as an episode of his previous show, "No Reservations"), he not only compiled a list of...

'Valley Of The Shadow Of Death,' Famous Early War Photo, A Staged Fake, Investigator Says (PHOTOS)

Ron Dicker | October 1, 2012 | World
Talk about making history. Filmmaker Errol Morris believes a famous early war photo is a fake, according to Radiolab, and that the cameraman doctored it the old-fashioned way: by moving the scenery with his bare hands. That would explain the cannonballs strewn on the road in Roger Fenton's...

Ibis Hotel Installs Robots To Paint Sleeping Guests (VIDEO)

David Moye | October 1, 2012 | Weird News
Robots are invading every part of human life -- even the bedroom. But not in the way you think, at least not at the Ibis Hotels chain, which is installing robotic artists in various rooms at its London, Paris and Berlin hotels. As part of the "Sleep Art Project," 40...

Stingray Photobomb: The Story Behind The Viral Photo Sensation

Paul Brady | October 5, 2012 | Travel
After a hilarious vacation photo went viral last week, one of the subjects of the image emailed The Huffington Post to fill in the backstory of the sensational image that appears to show a stingray "photobombing" a group of swimmers. Here's how school teacher Sarah Bourland explains the...

Disney's Epcot Celebrates Its 30th Birthday (PHOTOS, VIDEO)

Rebecca Dolan | July 8, 2014 | Travel
When the turnstiles first clicked at Walt Disney World's Epcot on October 1, 1982, Ronald Reagan was in office, the U.S. had just experienced a Tylenol scare, and Italy had triumphed over West Germany for the FIFA World Cup. Back then, Walt Disney World's second park was...

'The Amazing Race 21' Premiere: Chippendales Dancers Can Eat, But Can't Find An Abacus (VIDEO)

Jason Hughes | October 1, 2012 | TV
Chippendales represents on the latest season of "The Amazing Race" with teammates James and Jaymes. While they had a strong showing throughout the episode, they nearly got eliminated when they couldn't find a woman with an abacus. In fact, the team that won this leg -- and thus...
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