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Here’s what you’re entitled to if you get bumped off a flight

Chances are pretty high that you have, as overbooking has become standard practice thanks to airlines scrambling to post revenue, and no-shows being a common occurrence.<p>Luckily, the US Department of Transportation has been tightening requirements on what airlines need to do when overbooking a …

EgyptAir hijacker is 'dangerous fanatic' who ‘abused his family’, says ex-wife

The man who hijacked a plane using a fake suicide belt is a dangerous fanatic who was physically abusive and bragged about taking part in the killing of three Israeli soldiers, his former wife has claimed.<p>Seif al-Din Mohamed Mustafa hijacked an EgyptAir aeroplane flying from Alexandra to Cairo on …

Scientists are fighting about whether a major psychology study is totally wrong

Are psychology studies really that hard to repeat?<p>Scientists are duking it out over whether a study on reproducibility has a reproducible conclusion. The high-profile study reported last year that many psychology findings can’t be replicated, but a separate group of researchers now claim the …

Psychology

‘Black History Month’ means Latinos too

At least twice a day in my reading I come across the phrase blacks and Latinos, as though the two categories were mutually exclusive. As a black …

NBA player Jeremy Lin addresses Asian stereotypes at Oscars

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Charlotte Hornets guard Jeremy Lin is disappointed about the way Asians were stereotyped during an onstage skit at Sunday …

Basketball

Is Nutritious Food In Peril, Along With Pollinators?

Here's an exercise in deductive logic, with implications for our food supply.<p>Fact: Insects such as bees and butterflies are helpful, and sometimes essential, for producing much of our food, including a majority of our fruits, vegetables and nuts.<p>Fact: Many of these pollinators, especially wild ones …

How long was 'mummified' German sailor adrift?

A German sailor found dead on a yacht drifting in the Philippine Sea may have become mummified within weeks of his sudden death on board the vessel, forensic scientists have said.<p>Local fishermen discovered the leathery corpse of Manfred Fritz Bajorat, 59, at the weekend after they boarded the …

Asia Pacific

A popular free movie-streaming site is coming back from the dead

As expected, the MPAA took an immediate dislike to the concept, and the most popular fork, PopcornTime.io, was shut down by court order last fall.<p>That seemed to be that, except earlier this month, users who had hung on to the software started receiving updates again, Torrent Freak reports.<p>Following …

South Dakota Could Pass 'Bathroom Bill' Affecting Transgender Students

<b>Update:</b> <i>The Senate voted to approve the bill on Tuesday afternoon, 20 to 15, after a fiery debate</i>.<p>South Dakota is on the cusp of becoming the first …

Referee shot dead after showing red card in amateur match

Police in Argentina are searching for a footballer who shot and killed a referee after being given a red card in an amateur match, according to <i>The</i> …

W.Va. House OKs Bill Letting People Carry Concealed Guns Without A Permit

By more than a 2-1 ratio, lawmakers in West Virginia's House of Delegates have approved a bill that would allow gun owners to carry concealed handguns without a permit. The only concealed-carry permits would be for people who are 18-21 years old.<p>Urging her colleagues to approve the bill, its …

Guns