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Cruise ship passengers recount capsizing off Italy

That’s the question passengers, maritime experts and would-be vacationers are asking after the weekend’s deadly capsize and chaotic evacuation of the ultramodern cruise ship Costa Concordia. The ship, which is 5 years old, cost $570 million to build and has state-of-the-art navigation equipment. It struck a rock and keeled over in shallow water late Friday […]

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Bites : Restaurant Review: Little Bird in Portland, Ore.

Little Bird is the second Portland restaurant from Gabriel Rucker, the 2011 winner of the James Beard Rising Star Chef Award for the best chef aged 30 or younger. Mr. Rucker won fans and accolades with his first restaurant, Le Pigeon, where he was known for daring French-inflected dishes that often involved tongue or sweetbreads. […]

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Asia Travel Planning – About

Photo by Greg Rodgers For a new traveler putting together their first trip to Asia, the long laundry list of to-dos can be daunting. Navigate the web ofbureaucracy to get a passport and apply for travel visas, schedule vaccinations, choose travel insurance, book a flight…the list tends to grow rather than shrink as your departure […]

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Congress will sift ideas for how to keep payroll tax cut

WASHINGTON • Republicans would cut federal employee benefits. President Barack Obama would raise fees for airline passengers and eliminate Saturday mail delivery. Democrats in Congress would charge employers higher premiums for federal pension guarantees. As Congress returns from a three-week holiday break, those are a few of the ideas for how to pay for extending […]

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Airlines pocket windfall profits on fares to Europe, study says

The study, found in the latest edition of the research publication the Journal of Air Transport Management, says that the airlines could profit by up to $2.6 billion over the next decade by raising prices more than necessary to pay the costs of the European Union‘s emissions trading scheme. Robert Malina, the paper’s lead author […]

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Surfacing: Murals and Tasting Menus in a Corner of Tucson

People don’t just live in Dunbar Spring, they nest. In the Tucson neighborhood just north of downtown, yards bristle with salvaged scrap metal, along with solar panels and water harvesting tubes. Many houses resemble art installations. Dunbar Spring was Tucson’s first black neighborhood; it is named after two prominent citizens:  the African-American poet Paul Laurence […]

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Health insurance newsletter launches with FREE health insurance quotes local to area

Added: (Sat Jan 14 2012) Pressbox (Press Release) – Imagine a FREE health insurance quotes newsletter whereby members are constantly filled in and updated on the availability of health insurance cover localised to their area, that are exclusively selected for them to benefit from, from the comfort of their PC, as soon as they become […]

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Italian media: Captain in cruise case detained

By FRANCES D’EMILIO The Associated Press Post a Comment E-mail Print Larger Type Small Type ROME — The captain of a cruise liner that ran aground with some 4,000 passengers on board has been detained while he is investigated on allegations of manslaughter and abandoning his ship, Italian media reported Saturday. Three bodies were recovered […]

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Hotel giants launch uncluttered search site

Do travelers need another Expedia.com, Travelocity.com or Priceline.com? We’ll soon find out. Last week, six well-known hotel giants including Marriott, Hilton and IHG launched their own version of a hotel shopping site designed to lure customers who aren’t loyal to specific hotel brand sites. The site certainly has plenty of people talking, if my Facebook […]

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Prosecutor says captain left ship early

The Italian Coast Guard said its divers found two more bodies aboard the ship Sunday. An Italian prosecutor confirmed allegations from passengers that the Italian captain of the cruise ship Costa Concordia abandoned the stricken liner before all the passengers had left the Costa Cruises’ 6-year-old ship, which was carrying 4,200 passengers and crew. PHOTOS: […]

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