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Richard Branson's Virgin America files for IPO

Virgin America, the U.S. airline formed by billionaire Richard Branson's Virgin Group seven years ago, has filed for an IPO.

While the West Coast-based airline got its name from Branson's Virgin Atlantic airline, it is not mostly owned by Branson, Vir...

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Carlos Barria/Reuters

China to soon be the world's top business travel market

China is the world's hottest market for business travelers, and spending in the country could surpass the U.S. as soon as 2015, according to a new report.

Ali Shahi, man accused in Canadian flight threat

CTV

Dad: Man on SWAT-stormed jet mentally ill

When Sadegh Shahi heard reports about a SWAT team armed to the teeth storming onto a Sunwing Airlines flight to arrest a passenger, he thought to himself, "it's probably my son."

The father's intuition apparently was correct.

Ali Shahi was arrested Fr...

Neon signs in Bangkok

Marie Sager /iReport

Neon signs are dying, our appreciation isn't

A few years ago, Brian Daniel was driving around Los Angeles when he spotted a neon sign for a random storage facility. The red stick figures carrying yellow boxes glowed from the mundane building. It was like it was screaming out to him.

Rooftop bar Shanghai

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16 incredible rooftop bars

One good thing about humanity's obsession with building enormous numbers of buildings? More rooftops, which means more rooftop bars.

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Toronto SWAT team storms plane, arrests man

A passenger captured dramatic cell phone video of a Canadian SWAT team storming onto a Sunwing flight at Toronto's Pearson International Airport Friday. The video shows the police tactical team swarming onto the plane with their weapons drawn, yellin...

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Air Algerie plane wreckage found in Mali

French forces who secured the site of a crashed Air Algerie flight in Mali found one flight recorder but no survivors, French President Francoise Hollande said Friday.

Wreckage of the jet was found in a "disintegrated state" in Mali, he said, making i...

Malaysia Airlines

Bazuki Muhammad/Reuters

Flight attendant: How we keep flying

Seeing the images of the mangled wreckage of an aircraft after a crash is difficult for any flight attendant.

New Air Algerie crash map

CNN

Official: No survivors of Air Algerie crash

The wreckage of an Air Algerie flight that crashed early Thursday has been found in the northern Mali desert, officials in Burkina Faso, where the plane took off, said on state-owned RTB television.

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Drunk passenger mistakes plane door for bathroom door

A man who had been drinking vodka and beer to steady his nerves while on his first flight ever attempted to open the plane's main door, thinking it was the bathroom.

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World unrest raises travel tension

It's been a tension-filled week for travelers used to flying safely around the world.

Southwest Airlines jet

Sam Meyer/CNN

Minn. man kicked off flight over tweet

A Minnesota man claims he and his two sons were asked to leave a Southwest Airlines flight over a tweet he posted.

Automotive Headlines

Chevy Silverado

GM's most popular pickups recalled 6 times this year

For owners of GM's most popular pickups, recalls have been almost a monthly…

Lyft

Lyft gets the green light in New York City

If you see a pink-mustachioed automobile or two zipping around the streets of New…

General Motors

GM to pay victims at least $400 million

General Motors expects to pay between $400 million to $600 million to compensate…

GM dealership

GM recalls 718,000 more vehicles

In a year clogged with a record number of recalls, General Motors had gone three…

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Chrysler recalls 792,000 older Jeeps

Chrysler recalled about 792,000 older SUVs Tuesday for ignition switch problems.…

VW Beetle electric

Classic VW Beetle goes electric

If you want an electric car with some personality, how about a classic Volkswagen…

Gas Price Headlines

VW Beetle electric

Classic VW Beetle goes electric

If you want an electric car with some personality, how about a classic Volkswagen…

Gas prices

5 simple tips to save at gas pump

You don't have to be a serious gearhead to ease your pain at the gas pump. We've…

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Highest July 4 gas prices in 6 years

Get ready to pay more at the pump this holiday weekend.

2015 Kia Soul EV

Kia Soul now plugs in

On the outside, it looks much like the conventional Kia Soul. However, this version…

Gas pump

Nevada driver charged $975 for gas

Imagine you put $10 worth of gas in your car using your debit card and got billed…

Pumping gas

Glitch leads to 1-cent gas at Illinois station

An Illinois gas station caused traffic jams over the weekend when it accidentally…

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Man Dies in Head-On Collision

A semi-tractor-tailor and another vehicle collided early this morning on State Route…

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Chumash Hotel-Casino Expansion Moves Forward

The Chumash Tribe says the planned expansion of its Santa Ynez hotel and casino is…

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Hydrant Sheared Off in Drought Dry Santa Barbara

Drought dry Santa Barbara saw quite a gusher of water go down the drain this morning…

Sinkhole Leads To Flooding Inside Historic Playhouse

Sinkhole Leads To Flooding Inside Historic Playhouse

A water main break caused a sinkhole that damaged Ojai Avenue and the historic Ojai…

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Drivers Stung in a Sting Come Close to Hitting Pedestrians

A crackdown on drivers who won't stop for pedestrians in a crosswalk is underway in…

Roundbout Giving Drivers in the Santa Ynez Valley a New Way Around

An intersection that's become very busy because of its location near wine country…

Weather Headlines

Cherrystone Campground storm damage

2 dead, 36 hurt by tornado at campground

The voices in the video tell the story.

"Something crazy is going on outside," a…

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Protect Children, Pets in Cars as Heat Rises Outside

Drinking lots of water is crucial but what some people might forget is to protect…

Typhoon Matmo

Typhoon Matmo projected to hit Taiwan

After super Typhoon Rammasun battered parts of the Philippines and China last week,…

Burned vehicles NW wildfires

Northwest wildfires char a million acres

Nearly a million acres were burning as 21 wildfires raged in the Pacific Northwest…

Aftermath of Typhoon Rammasun

More than 100 killed by Typhoon Rammasun

The strongest typhoon to hit southern China in four decades has killed at least 16…

Washington wildfires 7-18

Wildfires drive residents from homes

Wildfires spanning almost 250,000 acres are driving hundreds of people from their…

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