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5 airlines probed for price-gouging after deadly Amtrak crash

Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx said Friday the government has opened a price-gouging investigation involving five airlines that allegedly raised airfares in the Northeast after a deadly Amtrak crash in Philadelphia in May disrupted rail service.

  • Teens having far less sex than they used to, CDC reports

    Teens having far less sex than they used to, CDC reports

    A possible upside to teens being eternally tethered to their devices? They're having a lot less sex than they used to.

  • Book review: 'The Monopolists' strikes while the irony's hot

    Book review: 'The Monopolists' strikes while the irony's hot

    Mary Pilon tries to sort out the game's murky history, but the result is a lopsided story. For those looking for a complete history about "Monopoly," you'll be left wanting more.

  • Joe Machi does funny his way

    Joe Machi does funny his way

    On the 2014 season of NBC’s “Last Comic Standing,” Joe Machi immediately demonstrated that he was among the top comedians, if not the one to beat. Sample line: “Have you guys ever noticed that black people [… long pause …] and white people are the same? ’Cause if you haven’t, you are racist.” He...

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  • Book review: 'Go Set a Watchman' pricks at the literary conscience

    Book review: 'Go Set a Watchman' pricks at the literary conscience

    Whether you consider "Watchman" a sequel to "To Kill a Mockingbird" or its first draft, its events chronologically take place after "Mockingbird," and they add dimension, depth and a necessary disillusionment to a story that long has been part of American literary (and cinematic) canon.

  • Court: Airlines get leeway when someone references a bomb

    Court: Airlines get leeway when someone references a bomb

    Airline employees cannot be held liable if they misinterpret a passenger's reference to a bomb as a threat when they report it to security authorities as long as their statements are not false on key facts, an appeals court said Thursday.

  • Customs agents find destructive beetle in baggage at O'Hare

    Customs agents find destructive beetle in baggage at O'Hare

    Federal inspectors found some unwanted visitors in baggage at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport — the destructive Khapra beetle.

  • J.K. Rowling needs to put up or shut up

    J.K. Rowling needs to put up or shut up

    As a kid who had grown up a little too obsessed with "Harry Potter," I was heartbroken when the seventh and final book of the series hit shelves eight years ago. Being that I was 16, I was a little moody about the whole thing, but my dad took one look at me and rolled his eyes.

  • O'Hare's cheapest parking lot set to close

    O'Hare's cheapest parking lot set to close

    The entrance to the parking lot offering the lowest rates at O'Hare International Airport will close Wednesday to make room for construction of a rental car facility and public parking garage, city aviation officials said Monday.

  • Glitches freeze United Airlines, NYSE temporarily on Wednesday

    Glitches freeze United Airlines, NYSE temporarily on Wednesday

    Several high-profile technology glitches disrupted American business on Wednesday, when the New York Stock Exchange went down, shortly after a United Airlines computer hiccup grounded flights worldwide — and business types couldn’t read about those events in The Wall Street Journal for a while...

  • Chicago airports to see 1.6 million holiday passengers

    Chicago airports to see 1.6 million holiday passengers

    More than 1.6 million passengers will travel through Chicago's airports for the Fourth of July holiday travel period from Thursday through Tuesday, the Chicago Department of Aviation said Thursday.

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