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High jet fuel prices have protected existing airlines from startups, prevented fare wars

NEW YORK, N.Y. - Airline executives frequently complain about fuel costs. But the truth is higher prices actually have been good for business....

posted: April 16,2014

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Belgian head of Congo's Virunga National Park shot, seriously wounded but condition improving

DAKAR, Senegal - The Belgian director of Africa's oldest national park, a reserve in conflict-ridden eastern Congo, has been shot and seriously wounded but his condition is improving, park officials said....

Concession stand closures eyed for 'Good Friday' El Santuario de Chimayo pilgrimage

CHIMAYO, N.M. - The New Mexico Department of Transportation is asking law enforcement agencies to stop all concession and roadside stands along the annual Good Friday pilgrimage route to the El Santuario de Chimayo....

More than mosques and bazaars: Take a stroll in these Istanbul neighbourhoods

ISTANBUL - Istanbul, the noisy metropolis on the Bosporus Strait lauded by many a travel ranking, has much more to offer than grand mosques and bazaars. Away from the din of typical tourist haunts, a walk around the neighbourhoods of...

Dinosaur on the move: Nearly complete T. rex arrives in DC for its new home at Smithsonian

WASHINGTON - More than 100 years after dinosaurs were first displayed on the National Mall, T. rex the king is joining the Smithsonian collection after a 2,000-mile journey from Montana....

FAA: Hawaiian airlines didn't inspect plane's engine component properly, suggests $548K fine

HONOLULU, Hawaii - The Federal Aviation Administration says Hawaiian Airlines went eight years without properly inspecting certain components of one of its planes used for commercial flights....

American Samoa schools reopen after pink eye outbreak hits territory's students, teachers

PAGO PAGO, American Samoa - Public schools in American Samoa fully reopened Monday after some 3,000 students and teachers contracted pink eye, an outbreak that prompted tourism officials to warn cruise passengers heading to the group of...

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