Americans to set road trip record for July 4 despite sky-high gas prices, AAA predicts

( CNN.com ) (CNN) — Americans are feeling the heat at the gas pump, but that won’t keep them in park, AAA predicts. The automotive and trip-planning group’s annual forecast for the July 4 holiday weekend says that 42 million Americans — more than ever — will take a road trip of 50 miles or more. That’s despite gas prices hitting a record earlier this month. … Continue reading Americans to set road trip record for July 4 despite sky-high gas prices, AAA predicts

Hundreds of flight cancelations ruin Memorial Day weekend for US travelers

Tens of thousands people in the US had their Memorial Day weekend plans come to a screeching halt after weather disruptions and staffing issues forced airlines to cancel hundreds of flights and delay thousands more. On Sunday, 403 flights within, into, or out of the country were canceled before 6 p.m. EST, after more than 550 were scrapped Saturday, according to the flight tracking site Flight Aware. … Continue reading Hundreds of flight cancelations ruin Memorial Day weekend for US travelers

COVID-19, shootings: Is mass death now tolerated in America?

(AP) — After mass shootings killed and wounded people grocery shopping, going to church and simply living their lives last weekend, the nation marked a milestone of 1 million deaths from COVID-19. The number, once unthinkable, is now an irreversible reality in the United States — just like the persistent reality of gun violence that kills tens of thousands of people every year. Americans have … Continue reading COVID-19, shootings: Is mass death now tolerated in America?

Delta passenger allegedly assaulted, hurled slurs at flight attendant

A first-class Delta passenger allegedly unleashed a homophobic attack against a flight attendant who refused to serve him more alcohol – by calling him an anti-gay slur and hurling objects at him. Christopher Alexander Morgan, who was flying back to his home in Phoenix from Atlanta aboard Flight 2908 on April 22, allegedly became uncooperative with flight attendants before the plane took off, The Daily Beast … Continue reading Delta passenger allegedly assaulted, hurled slurs at flight attendant

Miami Beach bans some alcohol sales after 6 p.m. during state of emergency

(ABCactionnews.com) MIAMI BEACH, Fla. — Miami Beach officials announced Wednesday that, starting Thursday, some alcohol sales will be banned as part of an effort to mitigate dangerous and illegal acts by unruly spring breakers.  Earlier this week, officials said a State of Emergency would go into effect at 11:59 p.m. on Thursday.  According to a press release, the “sale or distribution of any alcoholic beverage(s) for off-premises … Continue reading Miami Beach bans some alcohol sales after 6 p.m. during state of emergency

Rents reach ‘insane’ levels across US with no end in sight

(ABCNews.go.con) Rents have exploded across the country, causing many to fall behind on payments, dig deep into their savings or downsize to subpar units Krystal Guerra’s Miami apartment has a tiny kitchen, cracked tiles, warped cabinets, no dishwasher and hardly any storage space. But Guerra was fine with the apartment’s shortcomings. It was all part of being a 32-year-old graduate student in South Florida, she … Continue reading Rents reach ‘insane’ levels across US with no end in sight