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More than 3,000 cruise ship passengers who thought they'd be heading home today have instead been told they'll remain in the Gulf of Mexico until Wednesday, stranded by an engine fire that set their ship, the Triumph, adrift. Outages of onboard power and sewer systems have been reported.
Los Angeles closes down a 10-mile stretch of Interstate 405 for two days this weekend for demolition work on a bridge. Traffic jams didn't materialize last year during a similar closure. But there's a new concern this year: helicopters swarming overhead to watch the demolition work.
You can't make this stuff up. After being falsely accused of bringing an explosive on board a plane, a man is arrested on an outstanding warrant. On his birthday. But the guy who allegedly made the false report may be in more trouble.
The plane sat at a gate with its door open for more than three hours, a violation of flyers' rights.
Financial terms were not disclosed, but one news report said Google will pay about $23 million. The deal could allow Google to sell travel-related ads against search results that feature Frommer's.
Over the Pacific Ocean, there's going to be a test of an experimental unmanned aircraft called the X-51A WaveRider. If all goes as planned, it will accelerate to about 3,600 mph — a speed that could get you from L.A. to N.Y.C. in 46 minutes.
As air traffic controllers were rerouting planes because of a storm, two aircraft were allowed to take off and head directly toward an incoming jet. Fortunately, the mistake was caught in time.
"I was in shock. I thought, 'Oh, my God," says a passenger who was injured when a needle punctured the roof of his mouth. Needles were found in five sandwiches aboard five flights to the U.S. on Sunday.
Faulty sensor readings contributed to a copilots decision to nose the plane up instead of heading down to increase air speed and prevent a deadly stall.
The travel site noticed that Mac users seem more likely to spend more on hotel rooms. So, it's experimenting with showing them costlier options than Windows users see. Is that smart business or unfair in some way?
A cargo ship carrying four huge cranes is set to squeeze under the Chesapeake Bay Bridge near Washington, D.C., and the Key Bridge outside Baltimore. Both spans have to close temporarily this afternoon as it passes under.
That's not to say airlines want more regulation, CEO Richard Anderson said. But they do want a policy that does such things as improve and modernize the air traffic control system.
US Airways Flight 787 was headed to Charlotte, N.C., from Paris when it landed in Bangor, Maine, instead. The Transportation Security Administration says there was a report of "suspicious behavior" by a passenger.
The Sukhoi SuperJet 100 is Russia's first new passenger plane in more than two decades and it's hoped it will revive that nation's aviation industry.
Safety experts said the decline might, in part, have to do with Americans driving fewer miles and greater use of seat belts.
The cruise line says the captain of the Star Princess never got word that a group of passengers had spotted a fishing boat in distress.
Italian authorities identified five more victims from January's shipwreck of the Costa Concordia. They include a Minnesota couple, Barbara and Gerald Heil. Two people are still missing.
How tough? The industry earned less than half a penny in profits for every $1 of revenue generated during 2011.
The increase resulted because of the loosening of standards to place people on the list. About 500 Americans are banned from flying in or to the U.S.