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Companies which offer paid vacation and pay for vacation

U.S. workers have become notoriously bad about taking all their paid vacation days. But some employers have sweetened the pot to encourage their staff to not only take their time but often expand their horizons, too.

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JetBlue eyes flights to Europe

At a time when some discount airlines are leaving the U.K., at least one American airline smells opportunity.


Ryanair shuns U.K. airports after shock Brexit vote

Two leading European airlines -- Ryanair and easyJet -- are warning about the damaging effects of the Brexit vote.

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Is this the weirdest travel gadget yet?

Ever thought your life could be improved by having a short, inflexible tail? My Hitch -- a new hands-free travel accessory -- could be the gadget for you.

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British vacationers stuck in 12-hour traffic jams

Thousands of British travelers are experiencing a nightmare start to their European summer vacations as they find themselves stranded in huge lines of traffic trying to reach the port town of Dover.

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Famous 'Shawshank' oak falls

One of the most famous trees in cinematic history is gone. The white oak from the movie "The Shawshank Redemption" has fallen near Mansfield, Ohio.

The oak made its debut in 1994 near the movie's end when Morgan Freeman's character, the recently paro...


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Southwest cancels 1,150 flights in 24 hours

Southwest Airlines has canceled 1,150 flights since the airline's full ground stop for on Wednesday.

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Passengers evacuate American Airlines flight in Florida

Passengers from an American Airlines flight were forced to evacuate Thursday afternoon while on the taxiway at Palm Beach International Airport in Florida, the Federal Aviation Administration said.


Modobag via CNN

You can now ride your luggage around the airport

Getting around an airport may never be the same.

Southwest Airlines

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Hundreds of Southwest flights delayed after ground stop

Hundreds of Southwest flights were delayed Wednesday after the airline was hit with technical issues.

The trouble started when a "system outage" led to a nationwide ground stop for all Southwest flights that lasted for just over an hour.

The company sa...

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California Mid-State Fair Opens in Paso Robles

Big crowds came out to kick off the 12-day run of the California Mid-State Fair at the Paso Robles Event Center.

Rio police protest


Half of Brazilians are against the Olympics

Brazilians are not happy that the Olympics are in their backyard.

Automotive Headlines

Shop for Tesla at mall

Tesla's autopilot remains in the spotlight

The federal government released preliminary findings Tuesday from an investigation…

Graham - crash test dummy

Meet Graham, a 'human' designed to survive a car crash

To up your chances of surviving a car accident, it would help if your ultra-thick…

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Top Volkswagen executives accused of fraud in emission scandal

Top Volkswagen executives engaged in a "massive fraud" to intentionally sell diesel…

Tesla car interior

Tesla's grand plan: tiny buses, electric semis, self-driving taxis

Tesla chief executive Elon Musk isn't happy just selling cars.

In a "master plan"…

Volkswagen produces Golf VI

Volkswagen profits back on track, despite scandal

Embattled German automaker Volkswagen said it will be able to post…

Car2Go Carshare

Car-sharing helping cities with their transit issues

There's a promising fix for any city with transportation issues -- and car…

Gas Price Headlines

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Oil prices fall to 3-month lows

Crude oil wasn't invited to the big party on Wall Street this month.

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America's gas glut could send prices even lower

Now's the time to plan that cross-country road trip.


EPA lowers fuel economy expectations

Low gas prices mean more SUVs -- and that's led the EPA to lower its forecast for…

OPEC in standoff with US

OPEC oil production on the rise again

OPEC is pumping out more oil than at any time in recent history. The Organization…

Man pumping gas in California

Gas prices fall for 30 days straight

Gas prices have continued to drop for 30 days straight across the country with the…

Pumping gas

Cheap, off-brand gasoline is bad for engines, AAA says

Cheaper gas might end up costing drivers in the long run, according to AAA.


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Santa Barbara Bicycle Master Plan

Santa Barbara's controversial Bicycle Master Plan goes up for a final vote today.

Ventura Police Arrest Man Suspected In Fatal Motorcycle Crash

Ventura Police said they arrested a Santa Paula man who struck and killed a…

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ABC's 20/20:In An Instant Tells Story Of Heroic Rescue

A tragic accident that could have been so much worse was re-enacted for ABC 20/20:…

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California Road Charge Pilot Program Hits The Road

The California Road Charge pilot program is geared towards raising money for road…

Seven People Hurt Following Early Morning Wreck

Seven people were injured after a semi-truck collided with a minivan early Tuesday…

Concept Design For Isla Vista Intersection Creates Controversy

There is growing controversy surrounding the intersection at El Colegio Road and…

Weather Headlines

California Sand Fire

Wildfires burn more than 35,000 acres in California

Fanned by scorching heat, windy conditions and a five-year drought, a pair of…

New York skyline

New York City electricity price spikes 1000%

Days of swelteringly hot weather followed by a thunderstorm warning caused the price…

Hot in DC

Deadly heat wave scorches central, eastern U.S.

Six heat-related deaths have been reported as dangerously high temperatures continue…

Santa Clarita, CA fire

Fire forces evacuations in Santa Clarita area

A raging California wildfire has set more than 33,000 acres of the Santa Clarita…

Santa Clarita sand fire

Body found as Sand Fire swells in California

A man's body was found in a burned-out car as a wildfire tore a path of destruction…

Heat wave

Deadly heat wave scorches central and eastern U.S.

Dangerously high temperatures will keep scorching the Northeast in the wake of a…

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