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Harris Wofford, Former Senator, Civil-Rights Activist, Dies At 92

In a long public career, Wofford played a key role in JFK's election, marched along side Rev. Martin Luther King, and led AmeriCorps.(Image credit: Byron Rollins/AP)
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Frankie Shaw Will Apologize For Some Things, But She's Not Sorry About SMILF

A show about single moms who are down on their luck and also horny is about as taboo as TV gets, but the Showtime series SMILF is the rare gem that manages to disrupt with unapologetic verve. Set in the Boston’s historically blue collar Southie neighborhood, the show centers on Bridgette Bird, a young, struggling mom of a toddler, who is totally lost, troubled by a traumatic past, but doing her best. In the iconic pilot episode, she’s seen at a bodega running into an old friend while buying coo...
Tags: Facebook, Fashion, Music, Hollywood, California, Boston, Massachusetts, New York City, Los Angeles, Ptsd, Justin Bieber, Showtime, Camilla, Catholic, Jfk, Los Angeles Times


TSA agents blasting rap music

The longest government shutdown in US history is nearing the end of its first month, and everyone is going a little crazy. Not least of whom are the TSA agents who aren’t getting paid but are still expected to show up to work. If you think going through TSA is frustrating, try being a TSA agent working in an understaffed environment, not knowing when you’ll be getting your next paycheck. Understandably, they’re doing whatever they can to forget their woes and make the workday more bearable. F...
Tags: Travel, US, Kanye West, Tsa, Drake, Jfk, Government Shutdown, Kanye, Jfk Airport, All, Fed, Travis Scott, Tsa Agents, Travel During Shutdown, Tracee Ellis Ross Jr


This Is Chris Pratt & Katherine Schwarzenegger's Combined Net Worth

This morning, Chris Pratt and Katherine Schwarzenegger announced to the world that they are engaged. Their whirlwind romance kicked off during this past Summer Of Love, and since then, we have seen them scootering around L.A., strolling in matching athleisure wear, and eating ice cream with Pratt's son, Jack.By all accounts, they are in love. And according to Instagram, he calls her "Chief."Based on their track record thus far, they seem to move quickly (Pratt and his ex-wife, Anna Faris, only ...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Hollywood, Instagram, California, Hawaii, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Kylie Jenner, Jfk, Chris Pratt, Jack, Anna Faris, Parks, Forbes, Schwarzenegger, Pratt


A Delta passenger brought a gun on a flight as the government shutdown spurs TSA agents across the country to abandon work (DAL)

A Delta Air Lines passenger boarded a January 2 flight with a firearm, a Delta representative confirmed to Business Insider. The Delta representative said that once the passenger disclosed the firearm's presence, the airline contacted the Transportation Security Administration (TSA).  A TSA representative said "standard procedures were not followed" during the screening process, but said the agency was not experiencing a staffing issue due to the government shutdown on the day of the incident....
Tags: London, US, Trends, Kanye West, Delta, Tsa, Jfk, Delta Air Lines, Travis Scott, Transportation Security Administration TSA, Atlanta Hartsfield Jackson International Airport, David Pekoske, Hydrick Thomas, Tokyo Narita International Airport Read


Weekly Roundup, Friday 11 January 2019

Bet you don’t know what this is, where it is, and what it does (did)? See final item. Good morning It has been an exciting week, with our “next generation” daily news curation service taking shape behind the scenes.  Part of this is a new and more active Twitter feed. If you’re on Twitter, please do follow our new Twitter account, @TheTvlInsider.  If you were following our earlier Twitter account, feel free to unfollow that one, and please now follow our new @TheTvlInsider account. The new Twit...
Tags: Travel, Twitter, UK, Science, London, Trains, Disney, Siri, Tech, Aer Lingus, Karen, David, Atlantic, Britain, Heathrow, Gatwick


JetBlue ‘Hamilton’ sweepstakes

Seeing Hamilton on Broadway is great, but seeing the hit musical in Puerto Rico is better. Starting January 10, JetBlue is offering a daily sweepstakes that might just land you free show tickets, as well as a free last-minute vacation to Puerto Rico. As a sponsor of Hamilton on the Caribbean island, JetBlue is giving five winners — and a companion of their choice — a free flight to Puerto Rico, premium tickets to Hamilton, and a one-night hotel stay in San Juan. The retail value of each gra...
Tags: Travel, Broadway, Jfk, Jetblue, Caribbean, Sweepstakes, Hamilton, Jfk Airport, Puerto Rico, San Juan, All


A tip for Brits at the US border | Letters

Fly with Aer Lingus via Dublin, recommends Roy BoffyThe answer to Emma Brockes’s problem with the notoriously hostile US immigration “service” (Journal, 7 January) is to fly with Aer Lingus via Dublin from Birmingham. Dublin airport has a US immigration desk that provides clearance and avoids the trained gorillas at JFK and other US airports. I always find the American staff at Dublin friendly and helpful and it adds little to journey times.Roy BoffySutton Coldfield, West Midlands• Join the deba...
Tags: Europe, US, Aer Lingus, UK News, World news, US news, Ireland, Air transport, US immigration, Dublin, Jfk, Emma Brockes, Roy BoffyThe, Birmingham Dublin, Roy BoffySutton Coldfield West Midlands


An e-cigarette caught on fire on an American Airlines flight in Chicago (AA)

An e-cigarette caught fire shortly after an American Airlines plane landed in Chicago on Friday. Flight attendants quickly extinguished the blaze, the airline said in a statement.  It's the latest incident in a spate of electrical fires onboard planes.  The battery of an e-cigarette ignited on an American Airlines flight shortly after landing at Chicago’s O’Hare airport on Friday, USA Today first reported. In a statement to Business Insider, an airline spokesperson said "flight attendants ...
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AK Monthly Recap: December 2018

And just like that, 2018 is over. December was a nice way to end it, though. I spent most of my time in New York with a few quickie trips to Texas and Massachusetts via Connecticut, and longer time in Mass over Christmas. Each year, I try to crank out my final posts of the year early so I can relax — and I’m glad I pulled it off this year. And every year I stay off business email between Christmas Eve and New Year’s. (Though I did get one urgent press request on December 24 with a due date of D...
Tags: New York, Texas, Featured, Nbc, Mississippi, Australia, California, Mexico, Massachusetts, Alabama, Blog, Atlanta, Netflix, Harvard, New Hampshire, Connecticut


Air France/KLM: Fly From Tel Aviv To JFK For $470 Round-Trip!

Bookable on AirFrance.US Read this before commenting: Air France and KLM have flights from Tel Aviv to JFK with 1 stop in Paris or Amsterdam for just $470-$490 round-trip! Some dates have short connections available while other dates have longer connections that will allow time to explore the connection city. Some dates will require you […]
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Movie Mixtape: 6 Movies to Watch If You See ‘Escape Room’

The first escape room I did was in the office park section of Amsterdam in 2011. The building was nondescript, live escape rooms were still a novel concept, and I had visions of Taken running through my head. The paranoia was just strong enough to make me send a tweet telling people to call Interpol if I didn’t tweet again an hour later. It went fine. Those were early days where rooms were linear and filled only with numerical locks. Since then, I’ve stopped the assassination of JFK in Berlin, ...
Tags: Movies, Berlin, Spain, Star Trek, Features, House, Amsterdam, Francisco Franco, Tripadvisor, Jfk, David Fincher, Interpol, Michael Douglas, Douglas, Escape Room, Jerome Bixby


Today in History for January 2nd

Highlights of Today in History: WV mine blast; JFK declares he's running for President; Japan captures Manila, Philippines during WWII; Lindbergh baby trial; Annie closes on Broadway. (Jan. 2)            [Author: AP]
Tags: Japan, News, Ap, Annie, Jfk, Manila Philippines, Lindbergh


Reviewing Your 2018 Predictions and Making Your 2019 Picks

It’s the end of the year, and you know what that means. It’s time to look back at your predictions for 2018 as well as make you picks for what you think will happen in 2019. The 2017 review saw almost 100 comments, and it has been quite the pain to try to organize all of these. So for this year’s picks, things are changing. I will only include one pick from each commenter in the year-end review. You can write down as many as you want, but only the first one you write will be inclu...
Tags: Travel, Europe, Usa, UK, London, Australia, White House, Boston, Oil, Miscellaneous, US, Alabama, Qatar, Ted, Chicago, Atlantic


2019 movie preview: Marvel looms large, but look who else is prepping releases

Before we get into the most obvious thing about the upcoming movies for 2019 – which is, Marvel is going to make a lot of money, again – can we first look forward to some great filmmakers who’ll be doing exactly what they want to do? Like Martin Scorsese, whose Netflix-backed “The Irishman” reunites our greatest living filmmaker with old cronies Robert De Niro, Joe Pesci and Harvey Keitel, and tosses Al Pacino into the bargain. It’s a mob epic that spans decades, with a lot of digital de-aging, ...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, Tim Burton, Disney, Sport, Tom Hanks, Fox, Netflix, Things To Do, Soccer, Ferrari, Ford, Elton John, Leonardo Dicaprio, Hobbs, Seth Rogen


Why Are Moviemakers Obsessed With 1962?

Some see it as the year before the end of the innocence in the U.S. – the year before JFK was assassinated. For others, that “innocence” was built on an entire system that kept Black people down, that wielded sexism openly, and that was focused on the Cold War. – Los Angeles Times
Tags: Art, Media, Jfk, 12.23.18


Gatwick disruption: 'no idea' when airport will reopen as police still trying to catch drones – live

Airport manager says they cannot say when flights will resume as thousands of passengers face disruption caused by drones over the runwayFull story: Gatwick flights suspendedHow dangerous are drones to aircraft?How have you been affected? 1.18pm GMT A passenger waiting to fly at Gatwick, who asked to remain anonymous, captured staff at Hamley’s keeping some children entertained 1.08pm GMT A Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner flight from New York has been diverted to Doncaster Sheffield Airport The ...
Tags: Travel, New York, Technology, Crime, UK News, Air transport, Gatwick, Transport, Transport policy, Jfk, South Yorkshire, Boeing, Gatwick Airport, Dreamliner, Doncaster Sheffield Airport, Hamley


Airport contractor fined $12.3 million for JFK pay-to-play

NEW YORK (AP) — An airport services contractor accused of bribing its way to big contracts at New York's Kennedy Airport has agreed to pay a $12.3 million fine for violating state law.Ground Services International also agreed Thursday... [Author: [email protected]]
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70 live finches stashed in hair rollers seized at JFK

The tiny birds are used in singing contests with prize-winning finches fetching high prices [Author: Joanna Whitehead]
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Kate Hudson’s stripper pole, money-hungry Duchess Meghan, and Bruce Springsteen’s fear of fans, in this week’s dubious tabloids

Tabloid headlines are from Mars, tabloid stories are from Venus. That’s how far removed are this week’s stories and the headlines that top them. “Scott Peterson murdered 2 other women!” screams the National Enquirer cover. No he didn’t, says the story inside, despite the spread headline: “Scott Peterson a Serial Killer!” Convicted wife-killer Peterson is nothing more than a possible suspect in two cold case deaths to which he has the most tenuous of connections. “Jen Garner Recruited by Hollywoo...
Tags: Post, New York, Bruce Springsteen, News, Aretha Franklin, America, Los Angeles, Nicole Kidman, Harry, John Mccain, Mars, Jfk, National Enquirer, Globe, Kate Hudson, Burt Reynolds


Traveler caught trying to smuggle 70 live birds through JFK in hair rollers

Customs and Border Protection said an agriculture specialist discovered 70 live birds in the bag of a traveler who had just arrived from Guyana.            [Author: USA TODAY]
Tags: Usa, News, Jfk, Customs, Usa Today, Guyana, Border Protection


Did JFK Say ‘There’s a Plot in This Country to Enslave Every Man, Woman, and Child’?

Conspiracy theorists claim President Kennedy issued the warning seven days before he was assassinated.
Tags: News, Jfk, Kennedy, John F. Kennedy, Enslave Every Man Woman


Best airports for dogs in the US

Flying with a pet is extremely stressful for both animal and owner alike, so a number of major airports across the country are taking steps to make the experience easier and more enjoyable. Travel rewards website Upgraded Points compiled a list of the best airports for dogs, ranking facilities on amenities such as expansive areas for pets to relieve themselves and onsite spas. Photo: Upgraded Points The award for the best onsite dog park goes to Reno-Tahoe International Airport, which has ...
Tags: Travel, Texas, Airports, Colorado, US, Austin, Dallas, Jfk, Denver, All, Dallas Love Field, Dallas Fort Worth, Denver International Airport, Reno Tahoe International Airport, Traveling With Pets, Flying With Pets


Airport codes and their meanings

From your boarding pass to your luggage tags, airport codes are a small but ubiquitous part of traveling the world by air. Because we’re too busy stripping our clothes and ripping our carry-ons apart at the security check, we don’t give much thought to the meaning behind the three little letters that form airport codes. But, like the many other aspects of air travel, there’s more to them than meets the eye. Here is the meaning behind the world’s airport codes so that the next time you want to...
Tags: Travel, Europe, New York, La, Los Angeles, Chicago, Canada, United States, Washington Dc, Queens, Portland, John F Kennedy, Nevada, Jfk, Nws, Laguardia


AK Monthly Recap: November 2018

This month was about…Kenyamerica? It’s hard to define this month as a whole — I spent the first 10 days in Kenya, enjoying the brilliant sunshine, and the final 20 days living a low-key life in the chilly, damp northeast US. That’s how much of my life has been lately. I live a normal life in New York most of the time, then I go on a trip and it’s like I’ve jumped into someone else’s life. It’s not quite as extreme as in 2012, when my broke ass spent a night in the cheapest hostel in London I co...
Tags: Europe, New York, Texas, London, Featured, Instagram, Mississippi, Congress, Australia, Boston, Massachusetts, Nigeria, Africa, US, America, Barack Obama


American Gets Competitive With Flat Beds in the Crowded Los Angeles to Boston Market

The news came as a surprise to me.  After many years of saying that it just didn’t have enough premium-configured A321T aircraft to fly beyond the traditional transcon routes of New York/JFK to both LA and San Francisco… American apparently found aircraft time.  Beginning April 2, you can expect to see flat beds up front on two of American’s six daily flights between LA and Boston.  This is all about LA, and I doubt it’s because American thinks this will work economically.  It’s just a competiti...
Tags: Travel, New York, La, Boston, Toronto, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Delta, Jfk, United, Jetblue, American, New York JFK, Boston Market, San Francisco New York, LAX JFK


George HW Bush passed away- some non-partisan math comments

George HW Bush passed away recently. When he was alive there were 5 living ex presidents. Now there are 4. What is the max and min number of ex presidents? This we will answer. What is the prob of having many living ex-presidents? What is the max number of ex-presidents alive at the same time? List the times this has happened. Your answer should be a list of statements of the following form:  Shortly after X took office there were Y ex-presidents: Z(1), Z(2), ... , Z(Y). I leave a little white s...
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Quantum mechanics and Kevin Spacey, JFK’s five assassins, and proof of reincarnation, in this week’s dubious tabloids

If Schrodinger’s cat could read he’d feel right at home with this week’s tabloids.Quantum superposition and tabloid supposition seem interchangeable in the way that this week’s tabloid tales might be alive with truth or dead wrong, at one and the same time. The long-lost Malaysian Airlines Flight MH370 has been “Found In Cambodian Jungle!” screams the front page of the National Enquirer, which offers a satellite image of the plane’s wreckage. At the same time, the blurry and indistinct photo app...
Tags: Post, News, America, Netflix, Justin Theroux, Jennifer Aniston, Amsterdam, House Of Cards, Elvis Presley, Royals, John F Kennedy, Buckingham Palace, Harry, Royal Family, Starbucks, Victoria


Maple Leafs Edge Bruins – Marner Has 3 Helpers

TORONTO — Mitch Marner had three assists and Patrick Marleau celebrated his 1,600th NHL game as the Toronto Maple Leafs beat the Boston Bruins 4-2 on Monday night. Each teams scored twice in a frenetic second period that saw Boston outshoot Toronto 18-9. With the Leafs leading 3-2 going into the third, Boston’s Danton Heinen hit the goalpost but the Bruins could not breach the Leaf defence. Zach Hyman added an empty-net goal with 1:35 remaining to seal the deal. It was the 672nd meeting between ...
Tags: Sweden, Boston, Toronto, Sport, Atlantic, Philadelphia, Hockey, NHL, Jfk, Montreal, San Jose Sharks, Miller, Boston Bruins, Bruins, Auston Matthews, Patrice Bergeron


HURRY! Cyber Monday Blowout: Fly Nonstop From JFK To Tel Aviv From 11/27-12/6 For Just $398 Round-Trip!

Please note: This is a sponsored post. Valid for the following round-trip flight only: Outbound flight: 11/27 Delta 468 Depart from JFK at 11:39pm arrive in TLV at 5:25pm. Return flight: 12/6 Delta 469 Depart from TLV at 11:35pm arrive in JFK at 5:20am on 12/7. Must be booked through the following link: CyberMondayIsraelDeal Limit 2 tickets […]
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