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Pilot runs out of fuel, ditches plane in ocean

The pilot of a single engine aircraft that ran out of fuel is safe after ditching his aircraft more than 200 miles northeast of Maui, Hawaii.

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In Konya, Turkey Automobile Parts and Sufism Go Hand in Hand

Since most of the time here I write about automobiles and travel, on a recent trip to Konya, Turkey I searched for the perfect auto angle since I was originally invited there to experience a Sufi festival. I didn't drive while in Turkey, not that I wouldn't have been fine driving, but the Turkish …

Best of December 2014

Most cancers are caused by bad luck not genes or lifestyle, say scientists

Scientists at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in the US found that the majority of cancers are not linked to environment or lifestyle<p>The majority of cancers are the result of bad luck rather than unhealthy lifestyles or inherited genetic faults, scientists have discovered.<p>For years …

Watch Taylor Swift Give Her Fans Christmas Gifts for 'Swiftmas'

Taylor Swift has made absolutely certain that she won’t be visited by the ghosts of Christmas past, present or future anytime soon – she has spread …

As more inmates are released from prison, more parolees return

Randy Whittenburg was a "commendable" candidate for release from prison.<p>After 31 years behind bars for his role in a Los Angeles strong-arm robbery that ended in murder, Whittenburg had earned four vocational certificates; completed Bible study, anger management and 12-step programs; and …

Use a 'Fake' Location to Get Cheaper Plane Tickets

I can't explain airline pricing but I do know some plane tickets can be cheaper depending on where you buy them or, even better, where you appear to buy them from. This is all about leveraging foreign currencies and points-of-sale to your advantage.<p>For reasons I never quite understood, every time I …

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