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  • Florida-bound Southwest flight diverted by engine problem

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A Southwest Airlines flight bound for Orlando, Florida, made an emergency landing Saturday morning due to a major problem with one of its two engines.

    Associated Press
  • Approved Obamacare Rate Hikes in 7 States Point Toward a 10%+ Premium Increase in 2017

    The boundaries of "affordability" in the Affordable Care Act are about to be tested.

    Motley Fool
  • You talkin' to me? English no longer a must for NYC cabbies

    NEW YORK (AP) — People who hope to drive New York City's famous yellow cabs must pass tests on such details as driving rules and where they can pick up passengers. But one test they no longer have to take? Whether they have a grasp of English.

    Associated Press
  • Travel Advisory

    Scams and scares to watch out for on the road.

    CNET
  • Obama presses Congress for Zika funding as worries grow

    US President Barack Obama called on Congress Saturday to step up funding to combat the Zika virus, warning that delay is putting more Americans at risk. Obama's latest appeal, in his weekly radio address, came the day after the US authorities expressed deepening worry about the spread of the…

    AFP
  • Ready for Medicare? Not Until You Read This

    If you're getting close to 65 years old, here's a primer on Medicare and what you may need to do to sign up.

    Motley Fool
  • Oregon fair generates buzz with 1st legal pot display in US

    SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Living marijuana plants went on display Friday at the Oregon State Fair, with organizers saying it's the first state fair in the nation to allow cannabis for public viewing.

    Associated Press
  • The Lonely Grandeur of Beachfront Motels

    Driving along the Garden State Parkway a few years ago, Mark Havens raced to pull ahead of vans or trucks with ladders on them—anything that could convey a construction crew. He’d push to beat them to Wildwood, a barrier island on the coast of New Jersey. “I was convinced they were going down there…

    City Lab NonHosted
  • Check into a voice-activated hotel room at Aloft

    Voice-activated hotel rooms is the latest technology tweak for the Aloft hotel group. A pilot program in a Boston hotel enables control via Siri on an iPad. Occupants can adjust lighting, change the temperature, and even run the TV with Siri.

    Digital Trends
  • Turkey unveils 3rd Istanbul bridge linking Europe with Asia

    ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkey opened one of the world's largest bridges Friday designed to allow traffic to cross the Bosphorus Strait between Europe and Asia and ease congestion in Istanbul.

    Associated Press
  • Expedia Partners with Red Lion, to Offer Rewards to Clients

    Expedia Inc. (EXPE) recently announced that it has partnered with Red Lion Hotels Corporation (RLH), to offer rewards to clients.

    Zacks
  • A Star Wars fan implanted a chip with Jedi powers in her hand

    Like many of us, Australian Shanti Korporaal fell in love with “Star Wars” as a kid and dreamed of one day being a Jedi. But unlike most of us, at 27 she’s made at least part of that dream a reality. According to the Washington Post, Korporaal, co-founder and director of seven small tech companies…

    Quartz
  • Florida man survives lightning strike, spider, snake bites

    LAKELAND, Fla. (AP) — Kyle Cook can't decide whether he's really unlucky or incredibly fortunate.

    Associated Press
  • Aloft hotels will let you control your room with Siri

    These "smart hotel" rooms will debut in Boston and in Santa Clara, California.

    CNET
  • Debunking Zambia's prostate cancer myths

    The lone Zambian voice trying to trying to raise awareness about the dangers of prostate cancer.

    BBC News
  • Robot baby schemes may increase teen pregnancy: study

    Electronic dolls designed to reduce the rate of teenage pregnancy do not work, a new study has found, and may even increase the number of babies born to young mums. The research could influence public health policy in countries where the technique is used, including Australia, the United States…

    AFP
  • Starting now, it will be easier than ever for Americans to get to Cuba and Mexico

    After decades of red tape, a trip to Mexico or Cuba for Americans is about to get easier. And cheaper. Cuba and the US restored diplomatic relations last year, knocking down a more than five-decade ban on most travel to the island. The US government granted approval in July for six commercial…

    Quartz