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'The Travel Detective' Explains How Airlines Became A 'Mafia'

Here's a quick tip from a veteran traveler for the next time you're taking a flight: When you get to the airport, disavow the departure time you see on the board. Instead, take the gate number and see what time the next flight is arriving there.<p>"Departure boards haven't told the truth since 1947. …

'Brady Bunch' actress Eve Plumb sells the Malibu home she bought at age 11

After years of "Marcia, Marcia, Marcia," Jan is finally having her moment in the sun. Actress-painter <b>Eve Plumb</b> of "The Brady Bunch" fame has sold her home in Malibu for $3.9 million after decades of ownership.<p>Though she played the part of awkward middle child to a T on the sitcom, it appears the …

New Study Links Gut Bacteria and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Chronic fatigue syndrome—a condition that continues to baffle doctors—may be influenced by a person's intestinal bacteria—sometimes called gut …

Nick Young Admits He's Expecting Another Child

Nick Young is finally admitting that he's excited to be a father again.<p>The 31-year-old Los Angeles Lakers star is expecting his second child with his …

Two Bailiffs and Gunman Killed at Berrien County, Mich., Courthouse

The man who killed two court bailiffs before officers shot and killed him at in a southwestern Michigan courthouse Monday afternoon has been identified as Larry Darnell Gordon, who was in court on several felony counts.<p>Gordon, 44, of Coloma in Berrien County, was being escorted to a hearing at the …

Crime

Watchdogs: US police shootings fueling black extremism

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — The public backlash against police shootings of black people is helping fuel the growth of black hate groups, some of which …

Two Truths and a Lie: This Week's Health News

So pasta can really help you lose weight?! Our nutritionist weighs in.<p><b>Truth.</b> A new study from the peer reviewed journal, <i>Nutrition and Diabetes</i>, was …

Learn all about exploring Yosemite National Park from the experts at REI

YOSEMITE<p>Workshop<p>REI experts will share tips on exploring Yosemite National Park.<p><b>When, where:</b> 7 p.m. Thursday at the REI store in Arcadia, 214 N. Santa Anita Ave.<p><b>Admission, info:</b> Free. (626) 447-1062<p>PATAGONIA<p>Presentation<p>Explorer and mountain guide Tad McCrea will share his experiences and knowledge …

Johnny Depp Changes His Amber Heard Tattoo Into a Harsh Message

This is a lot worse than "Wino Forever."<p>Johnny Depp and Amber Heard's divorce has quickly become one of the rockiest breakups in Hollywood history, and it seems the shade throwing portion of the split has officially started.<p><i>Us Weekly</i> reports that the 53-year-old actor has changed the tattoo on his …

Burger King’s Mac n’ Cheetos is exactly what America needs

America: Land of the free, home of Mac n’ Cheetos.<p>In case you’ve been living under a rock or too busy eating kale in a back corner of Whole Foods …

Steph Curry will skip the 2016 Rio Olympics — and you really can't blame him

Bad news broke for basketball fans Monday, when Golden State Warriors star and back-to-back NBA MVP Steph Curry announced he'll skip the 2016 Summer …

Amazon and Goldman Sachs Are Investing Millions in This Cybersecurity Startup

Ionic Security, a data protection startup based in Atlanta, said it raised $45 million in a venture capital funding from Amazon (amzn), Goldman Sachs …

Windows Hello fully opens up to non-Microsoft devices

Soon you'll have even more options to log onto Windows 10 quickly and securely. Microsoft just announced that it's opening up the Windows Hello Companion Device Framework to other companies, which means their devices will let you hop into Windows just as easily as Microsoft's Band. On stage at …

Windows 10

Key facts about Wal-Mart

NEW YORK (AP) — Some facts about Wal-Mart:<p>Number of stores: Wal-Mart operates over 11,500 stores under more than 70 banners in 28 countries including …

Amber Heard’s Lawyers Call Actress a “Hero” for Going Public with Johnny Depp Abuse Allegations

“Amber has suffered through years of physical and psychological abuse at the hands of Johnny.”<p>In the week since <b>Amber Heard</b> filed for divorce from <b>Johnny Depp,</b> the celebrity separation has only gained headline momentum—courtesy of domestic-abuse claims, a restraining order, and anonymous …

Amber Heard

Government may access citizens’ phone location data without a warrant – US Court of Appeals

A federal appeals court has overturned a 2015 ruling prohibiting police from accessing citizens’ cell phone location data without a warrant, ruling …

Mariah Carey Thinks No One Is Qualified To Sing At Her Wedding

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5 Binge-Worthy TV Series You Should Watch Now

As a term, "binge" hasn't always had the most positive connotations. But that negativity is all in the past, now that streaming services have made marathoning full seasons of TV shows as easy as pressing a button and keeping your eyes open. Binge-watching is now a badge of honor -- something to …

Courtney Stodden Is Pregnant, Expecting First Child With Husband Doug Hutchison

Teen bride turned mom-to-be! <b>Courtney Stodden</b> is pregnant and expecting her first child with husband <b>Doug Hutchison</b>, the reality star confirms …

Kim Kardashian Has Just 5 Words to Say to All Her Haters

YESSSS!!!<p>On Monday night, Kim Kardashian-West accepted the inaugural Break the Internet Award at the 2016 Webby Awards for her "unparalleled success online" and for inventing "a new type of celebrity" — and her acceptance speech is definitive proof of why she deserved to win it.<p>For those who are …

Petition to activate smartphone FM radios gains steam as carriers agree to flip the switch

A new report from CBC News details the progress being made to unlock the FM radio chip that many smartphones feature. Many smartphones have an untapped FM chip inside them that users are unable to take advantage of and while many Android devices are confirmed to have the chip, the iPhone also has …

Apple iOS 9.3.2 Has A Nasty Surprise

Today Apple released iOS 9.3.2. On the surface it appears to be a minor update and its arrival was met with little ceremony. But beware, just hours after launch, it turns out iOS 9.3.2 is hiding a very nasty surprise indeed…<p>Apple iOS 9.3.2 is bricking iPad Pros.<p><i>‘Great Features’ and ‘Nasty</i> …

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Lending Club Gets Subpoena from Justice Department After CEO Exit

(Reuters) – Lending Club said on Monday it received a subpoena from the U.S. Department of Justice last week following the resignation of Chief …

Something disturbing is happening to honey bee colonies and scientists can't explain why

Honey bees are nearly as essential to our food system as crops themselves.<p>Depending on how the research is conducted, pollinators are needed to produce approximately one-third of the food we eat (more, according to some estimates). Bees also contribute about $17 billion to the US agricultural …

iPhone Falls Further Behind Samsung Galaxy

As if Apple wasn’t having a tough few days, the market conditions to help turn around the iPhone sales figures are nowhere to be seen. IDC’s latest report on smartphones shipments during the last full quarter shows no signs of the market returning to significant growth over the next year.<p>The first …

Mobile

Teen pleads guilty to attempted murder in cafeteria shooting

HAMILTON, Ohio (AP) — A 15-year-old boy pleaded guilty Thursday to charges expected to keep him locked up at least until he's 21 for opening fire on …

Woman's Body Found on University of Texas at Austin Campus

Police in Austin are searching for a possible killer on a college campus after the body of a young woman was found at the University of Texas on Tuesday morning.<p>The body, found near Waller Creek just west of the Alumni Center at about 10:30 a.m., is that of a woman in her 20's, reported NBC …

Jury awards Hulk Hogan $115 million in Gawker sex tape suit

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — A Florida jury sided with ex-pro wrestler Hulk Hogan on Friday and awarded him $115 million in his sex tape lawsuit …

Amazon Kindle Owners Should Download This Update Immediately

Kindle lovers, beware: there’s a mandatory update to your beloved e-reader, and if you don’t install it by March 22, you’re going to end up with a …

Drug lord gains weight, reads books in prison

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman is getting some self-help advice and gaining a bit of weight in prison under his new, …