George Roberson

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Airlines Attempt to Push Airfares Higher

U.S. airlines are trying to raise prices as the summer travel season approaches, but the fate of the latest fare increase is still uncertain.<p>Delta Air Lines Inc. raised base prices on domestic flights by up to $10 per round trip, a spokesman said Thursday. He declined to give a reason for the …

Flying

5 steps Ukraine's new government should take

<i>Editor’s note: Jane Harman is director, president and chief executive officer of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. She was a nine-term congresswoman from California and the ranking Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee from 2002 to 2006. The views expressed are her own.</i> …

5 Smart Steps to Cut Down On Sugar

The bad news about sugar just keeps on coming: A recent Centers for Disease Control and Prevention study linked taking in too much of the sweet stuff …

This Woman Is the Last Civil War Pensioner Alive

Irene Triplett, 84, receives a $73.13 monthly pension payment from the Department of Veteran Affairs every month. It’s for her father’s military …

Iraqis vote in an election without foreign troops

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq voted Wednesday in its first nationwide election since U.S. troops withdrew in 2011, with Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki …

The 12 fruits and vegetables most likely to be contaminated with pesticides

Apples top the Environmental Working Group’s annual list of chemical-laden produce<p>The Environmental Working Group is out with its annual "Dirty Dozen" list: a ranking of the conventionally grown fruits and vegetables that, based on an analysis of 32,000 samples tested by the USDA and the FDA, are …

Rush Limbaugh has an elaborate new conspiracy theory about Donald Sterling

Talk radio’s most popular conservative thinks Sterling was set up — maybe by Earvin “Magic” Johnson<p>On Monday, Rush Limbaugh had the whole Donald Sterling controversy figured out — it was all because Sterling didn't donate enough money to President Obama.<p>But on Tuesday, the talk radio star realized …

Frontier adds passenger fees

With new passenger fees,<p>Frontier Airlinestook another step Monday in its shift toward refocusing itself as an ultra-low-cost carrier.<p>Starting Monday, Frontier began to charge passengers $20 to $50 to carry on a bag and $3 to $15 to preselect a seat. In the past, Frontier waived both fees for …

Flying

William Shakespeare: 11 things you didn't know about the Bard

<b>To mark the anniversary of Shakespeare's death, the RSC's Artistic Director Gregory Doran presents some startling facts about Britain's most famous playwright:</b><p><b>1. Shakespeare caused an air crash</b><p>On October 4th 1960 a Lockheed Electra aeroplane setting off from Boston Airport stirred up a flock of …

​13 Things You Probably Don't Know About Lightsabers

Lightsabers. The weapon of a Jedi knight. An elegant weapon for a more civilized time. The most efficient limb-removal device in the galaxy. But who …

What Las Vegas casinos won’t tell you about gambling

Sin City’s motto might be “what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas”, but a few savvy Quora.com users broke the code, revealing a few key insights into why the house typically wins.<p>With a motto like “what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas”, it is no surprise that Sin City has it fair share of secrets, …

Casinos

Check Out The Barefoot Wax Sculpture Of Mark Zuckerberg

I don't know how I missed this (yes, yes I do) but the life-size wax figure of Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg was unveiled last week.<p>As you can see here, the wax Zuckerberg is dressed in his signature hoodie, sitting barefoot with his legs crossed and his laptop in his lap. Mashable …

Jessica Chastain to go Blonde in yet another Marilyn Monroe biopic

Megan Fox removed her Marilyn Monroe tattoo three years ago, leading the casual observer to conclude that Monroe as a symbol of the perils of fame …

The first week of Last Week Tonight With John Oliver begins… tonight!

<i>Here’s what’s up in the world of television for Sunday, April 27. All times are Eastern.</i><p><b>TOP PICK</b><p><i>This Week Tonight With John Oliver</i> <b>(HBO, 11 p.m.):</b> …

Will LA Lakers, Mike D'Antoni Be Stuck with One Another for One More Season?

Whenever a new coach enters, a wave of hope rushes right through that door with him.<p>The Los Angeles Lakers could use that kind of infusion, but they are also prepared to live without it.<p>Marshall University felt the upsurge Friday with the introduction of Dan D’Antoni as its new head basketball …

Basketball

Cliven Bundy Has A Dream, Too

CNN, this morning.<p>Dead Calf Necrophiliac Cliven Bundy was on the teevee again. Let's go to the videotape.<p><i>BUNDY: I took this boot off so I wouldn't put my foot in my mouth with the boot on. Let me see if I can say something. Maybe I sinned and maybe I need to ask forgiveness and maybe I don't know</i> …

The 13 Best Androids, Cyborgs, And Robots In Film

So I've rolled all three into one with a little engineering spin.<p>This list is by no means comprehensive — it's simply thirteen of my favourite androids, cyborgs, and robots.

George Clooney reportedly engaged to British human rights lawyer Amal Alamuddin

• Amal Alamuddin, 36, reported to have displayed ring • Actor's agent refuses to comment on personal matters<p>Ryan Gilbey: why retiring the playboy act would be Clooney's best move in years<p>Amal Alamuddin in New York – stylewatch<p>George Clooney, Hollywood's most celebrated bachelor, is reportedly …

Minneapolis Renames Columbus Day As Indigenous People's Day

Minneapolis has designated the second Monday of October, the federal Columbus Day holiday, as Indigenous Peoples Day. The city council adopted the plan after hearing concerns that hailing Christopher Columbus as the discoverer of America is inaccurate and ignores the history of indigenous …

Opinion

Letters to the Editor<p>On this day

18 Lessons Learned From Being Single in NYC

<b>1. There's always a match to be made.</b><p>If you're single (and you know it), someone else will always be clapping their hands for you. Once the people you bump into in the city stop asking why you're still single, they'll start asking you if you'd like to meet every other single person they know.<p>If …

Relationships

Three Sisters Over 100 Years Old Share Their Secrets to a Long Life

To live a long and happy life, just listen to sisters Rubye Cox, Ruth Branum and Rose Shloss, who are each over 100 years old.<p>So how exactly did the …

Great Depression

'I Thought I Was Too Ugly to Be an Actress,' Says Meryl Streep

Meryl Streep is considered the greatest actress of her generation -- and possibly of all time -- but the Oscar-winning star recently revealed that she used to think she wasn't pretty enough to make it in her chosen profession.<p>Streep made those comments last week after accepting an honorary …

Reality TV sex tapes, explained

“Love and Hip Hop’s” Mimi Faust and Nikko Smith are the latest to make an X-rated premiere. Does it pay off?<p>What is it with reality TV and sex tapes? This week, Vivid Entertainment released a sex tape starring Mimi Faust and Nikko Smith from "Love and Hip Hop: Atlanta" -- and it's already broken …

Netflix Says It Will Raise New Customer Subscription Rates

Netflix, buoyed by its foray into original productions such as the political drama <i>House of Cards,</i> said Monday it has added 2.25 million new customers and plans to raise its new-subscriptions rate by $1 or $2 a month.<p>The video streaming service reported first quarter earnings of $53 million, or 86 …