A flight from Las Vegas to Phoenix this week was delayed. Passengers were stuck on the tarmac for hours, without air conditioning or water in 108 degree heat. A YouTube post said some passengers got sick. But to "avoid a mutiny," others joined together in song: R. Kelly's "I Believe I Can Fly."
Systems that turn a driver's speech into text are the most distracting. Drivers in a University of Utah test experienced a kind of inattention blindness that mean they sometimes overlooked potential hazards.
Thousands of homes and businesses have been emptieded and prisoners have been moved out of a facility near Colorado Springs. Firefighters are battling at least four blazes. So far, there have been no injuries or deaths.
In all the noise and shouting over the NSA data gathering, the unspoken assumption is that the public must be outraged. But in fact, much of the public seems indifferent, and the political fallout may be less predictable than it seems.
Edward Snowden has said he had the authority to "wiretap anyone." National security experts say that's not plausible. Meanwhile, Snowden remains out of sight. But there are reports that authorities believe he's still in Hong Kong.
No, your eyes aren't fooling you: Prices for burger and steak meat have been going up this summer. Why? The ongoing drought in the Midwest has created a shortage of feed, raising expenses for ranchers and forcing some to cull their herds. And economists don't expect the beef price hikes to let up this year.
Birmingham Barons infielder Tyler Saladino is still in AA, but his maturity, ball skills and intellect keep his major league aspirations alive. After Saladino's rise to AAA for a few weeks, coaches believe he will eventually become a major league baseball player.
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