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Yellowstone National Park

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Magma expanse under Yellowstone supervolcano

As tourists stroll between Yellowstone's 300 active geysers, taking selfies in front of thousands of bubbling, boiling mud pots and hissing steam vents, they are treading on one of the planet's greatest time bombs.

The park is a supervolcano so enormo...

Bern Switzerland

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Get happy in the world's happiest countries

Would a taste of the finest Swiss chocolate make you happy? Or soaking in the warm Icelandic springs? Perhaps the great jazz and rock music scene in Denmark is for you?

Blurry Seoul

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How to survive a drinking session in Korea

Most companies in South Korea have hoesik at least once a month and sometimes every week.

Literally, this means dinner with co-workers.

In practice, it means official eating/drinking fests involving multiple rounds of alcohol at multiple venues.

For t...

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New Orleans' smoking ban takes effect

Cigarettes have been put out across the bars of New Orleans. Cigars are welcome no more.

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Japan maglev train sets world record: 374 mph

It's a bird -- It's a plane -- It's an insanely fast Japanese bullet train.

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SkyWest flight makes emergency landing

A SkyWest Airlines flight made an emergency landing in Buffalo, New York, on Wednesday after a passenger lost consciousness, officials said.

The passenger received medical attention before being released, according to Marissa Snow, spokeswoman for Sky...

sky whale

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Is Sky Whale the future of flying?

Designer and aviation enthusiast Oscar Vinals is slightly addicted to crafting concept planes.

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Gibson Guitar

The perils of flying with instruments

My 6-year-old daughter plays the cello. It is incredibly, heart-ticklingly awesome.

Spirit Airlines

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America's worst airline for customer satisfaction is...

Which airline has the lowest customer satisfaction?

Spirit Airlines ranked dead last in the latest travel report from the American Customer Satisfaction Index (ACSI).

With a score of 54, Spirit dethroned United Airlines as the lowest-ranking carrier ...

Ocean sea briny deep

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Replica of 18th-century French ship sets sail

Lest we Americans forget that -- in the wellsprings of our nation -- France bore the torch of liberty alongside us, our old ally has launched a reminder from across the Atlantic's waves.

L'Hermione, with three sail masts and bright royal blue and gold...

Star Wars ANA plane

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ANA launches awesome new "Star Wars" airplane

It's been a wild week for "Star Wars" fans, what with the release of a new trailer for "The Force Awakens" leaving many fans openly in tears on Thursday.

Mt Everest

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Everest climbers keep wary eye on icefall

Mountaineers have returned to Mount Everest for this year's climbing season, resuming the quest to summit the world's highest peak after a deadly season last year.

In 2014, the Nepal climbing season ended after a piece of glacial ice fell, unleashing...

Automotive Headlines

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Volkswagen chairman Ferdinand Piech resigns

The chairman of Volkswagen, Ferdinand Piech, has resigned.

The German car maker said…

Mary Barra

GM's Mary Barra makes way more than last guy in the job

GM is turning gender pay inequality on its head.

Mary Barra, first female CEO of GM…

Elon Musk

Tesla's Elon Musk didn't take a salary in 2014

Billionaire Elon Musk is working for free. Sort of.

The Tesla chief executive's…

Paul Walker's Fast and Furious Toyota Supra car

Paul Walker's 'Fast & Furious' car up for auction

A souped-up stunt car driven by the late actor Paul Walker in the first "Fast &…

Cadillac CT6 2016

Cadillac unveils new plug-in hybrid sedan

Cadillac will sell a plug-in hybrid version of its new CT6 full-sized luxury sedan,…

Chinese auto show

China wants eyes on cars not babes

When China's biggest auto show opens in Shanghai this week, the only models on…

Gas Price Headlines

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Gas price fallout: People trading in hybrids for SUVs

With gas prices low, more people are trading in their hybrid and electric cars for…

Oil fracking in California

U.S. could be energy independent within four years

The United States could be energy independent in as little as four years, according…

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Worried about a gas price spike? Now there's gas insurance

Cheap gas has been an unexpected blessing to millions of American drivers. But will…

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U.S. takes $35 billion hit from falling oil

With gas prices plunging, you're probably happier every time you pull up to a pump…

2015 Kia Soul EV

Kia Soul now plugs in

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

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Nevada driver charged $975 for gas

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

Traffic Headlines

Two Hurt in Weekend Crash Near Cuesta College

Rescue workers had to help two people out of a vehicle crash near Cuesta College…

2 Hurt by Suspected SLO Drunk Driver

A San Luis Obispo man is in jail after police say he had been drinking under the…

Woman Injured in Ventura Rollover Accident

The California Highway Patrol is investigating a rollover accident in Ventura that…

Lane and Ramp Closures in Montecito

A project to replace concrete slabs along US 101 between Olive Mill and San Ysidro…

Open Streets Movement Seeks Partnerships

The open streets movement that began in Columbia is catching on in Santa Barbara

Lompoc Road Rage Incident Leads to Arrest of Santa Maria Man

A 21 year-old Santa Maria man has been arrested in connection with a shooting in…

Weather Headlines

Severe storm capsizes regatta sailboats

5 missing after storm strikes Alabama regatta

Two bodies have been recovered from Mobile Bay, Alabama, after a severe storm…

Australian storm

Rain, winds and flooding batter Sydney

About a quarter of a million Australian homes and businesses have no power after a "…

Lyrid meteor shower crosses night sky

Look for spectacular shooting stars this week as the annual Lyrid meteor shower…

Unusual Jellyfish Surface At Central Coast Beaches

Some unusual looking jellyfish are catching the eyes of beachgoers and people are…

JAPAN 2011 TSUNAMI

Possible Japan tsunami debris found in Oregon

Those poor fish must have been wondering what the heck was happening to them.

The…

Fairdale tornado 1

Tornadoes hit parts of Midwest; 2 killed

Geraldine Schultz, 67, and Jacklyn Klosa, 69, were neighbors in the rural Illinois…

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