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The Obama administration is implementing tighter security measures at foreign airports that have direct flights to the U.S. out of concern that al-Qaida is trying to develop a new and improved bomb that could go undetected through airport security.
A French soldier stands in front of the desk of American airline company 'Delta Air Lines' in Nice airport, south eastern France, Friday, July 4, 2014. The French civil aviation authority on Friday announced stepped-up security measures “for the summer period.” The agency said the measures might cause delays on U.S.-bound flights. French government officials would not elaborate Friday on the measures, citing the need for discretion in security matters. (AP Photo/Lionel Cironneau)
It’s time to clear out the notebook with some quick thoughts and notes.
This is the last weekend for families to see Valley Youth Theatre’s production of the Broadway musical “Peter Pan,” based on the children’s novel by J.M. Barrie about a little boy who never grows up. Here are a few things to keep in mind before you go.
DreamWorks Animation has always been great at being timely, but hasn’t always been that great at being timeless. Some of their films have stricken a decent balance between timely and timeless, like “Shrek” and “Kung Fu Panda.” Several of their films, however, feel very much like products of the time that probably won’t hold up phenomenally in another 20 years. Chris Sanders’ “How to Train Your Dragon” was a different kind of film from DreamWorks, being one half action/adventure and another half heartwarming tale between a boy and animal. In some respects, it was like a few of their earlier 2-D animated features, but done a million times better. It was the first DreamWorks film since “The Prince of Egypt” that felt completely timeless with no pop culture references and little modern talk, even rivaling some of the best efforts from Disney and Pixar.
Recently, I came across the quote from the Chinese philosopher Lao-Tze: “Watch your thoughts; they become words. Watch your words; they become actions. Watch your actions; they become habits. Watch your habits; they become your character. Watch your character; it becomes your destiny.”
Trevor Sapp, a 2009 graduate of Mountain Pointe High School, graduate and was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant at the United States Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo., becoming a third generation military officer on May 28. Trevor is the son of William and Allyson Sapp of La Mesa, Calif., former longtime residents of Ahwatukee.
RIO DE JANEIRO — World Cup visitors, welcome to Brazil, land of soccer, sun and sky-high prices.
Tourists enjoy the sunset on Copacabana beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Tuesday, June 3, 2014. It’s not just the hotels and flights that will break wallets. Demand leading up to a big event like the World Cup naturally raises prices. But, since costs already were high to begin with, tourists should prepare to dig deep into their wallets and not be too miffed to receive goods or services of inferior quality. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)
In this May 23, 2014, photo, tourists walk on a street decorated for the upcoming World Cup, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Visitors to Brazil will find the land of soccer, sun and surprisingly sky-high prices. It’s not just hotels and flights that are wallet busters. It’s the $35 pepperoni pizza, the $10 cocktails and $17 cheeseburgers, standard prices around the country. (AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo)
Coconuts are on display for sale at a kiosk on the Barra de Tijuca beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Tuesday, June 3, 2014. It’s not just the hotels and flights that will break wallets. It’s the $10 caipirinhas, the $17 cheeseburgers or that $35 pepperoni pizza. If you hit the beach in Rio de Janeiro, you’ll likely sip on a $3 coconut and on the way back to your overpriced hotel, you’ll ride in public transportation that’s more costly than London. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)
A woman sips from a coconut on the Barra de Tijuca beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Tuesday, June 3, 2014. It’s not just the hotels and flights that will break wallets. It’s the $10 caipirinhas, the $17 cheeseburgers or that $35 pepperoni pizza. If you hit the beach in Rio de Janeiro, you’ll likely sip on a $3 coconut and on the way back to your overpriced hotel, you’ll ride in public transportation that’s more costly than London. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)
A woman buys an hamburger in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Tuesday, June 3, 2014. It’s not just the hotels and flights that will break wallets. It’s the $10 caipirinhas, the $17 cheeseburgers or that $35 pepperoni pizza. Unlike nearby Latin American nations where a tourist’s U.S. dollar or European Union euro seemingly stretches forever, Brazil is astoundingly expensive. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)
Predicting the MLB draft and the length of the playing career of those selected is a bit like letting go of a paper airplane from the upper deck of a ballpark.
It is everyone’s worst traveling nightmare, played out at an airport gate.
A historic World War II B-24J bomber plane, the only one of its kind still flying, is being preserved for generations to come thanks to the work of a team of West Coast detailers.
NEW YORK — Jo Frost of "Supernanny" fame is out with her seventh book, and she's taking aim at toddlers. More specifically, she focuses on the thing so many parents dread: toddlers and tantrums.
Pamper mom at this 3-course brunch at the posh Chandler eatery which will be serving up bay shrimp and prosciutto salad, sweet crepes, fried chicken with poached eggs, and sweet potato & corn hash. Dessert options include dark chocolate tart with coconut ice cream, or sorbet flights. Mom can top it all off with unlimited mimosas and bellinis.
The Air Force’s mission is to fly, fight, and win … in air, space, and cyberspace. This is a mission that relies heavily on energy and electricity.
FORT WORTH, Texas — Airlines are taking in less money from bag fees than they did two years ago, but they are making up for it by adding charges for a slew of extras, including getting a decent seat.
On a voice vote, the Senate on Monday gave preliminary approval to legislation spelling out that would-be space travelers can legally waive their right to sue if injured.
Multiple crews are working a second-alarm oil fire near 24th Street and Jefferson Street in Phoenix where two workers have been reportedly burned, according to Phoenix Fire Department Cpt. Benjamin Santillan.
A Tucson firm is hoping to launch Arizonans toward the edge of space – or maybe somewhere close to that – from Southern Arizona.
It seems so obvious now, but 25 years ago there was a lot of uncertainty about an idea of mine to create a catalog that would introduce millions of airline passengers with loads of downtime to quirky, unique products they didn’t know they needed (or, in some cases, didn’t know existed).
Escapism is an underrated part of life, something devalued from a combination of cynicism and a lack of pragmatic purpose. But flights into fantasy are invaluable when coping with something large and frightful, or simply trying to stave off impending doom.