Alternative airports: When you fly to or from a metro area with multiple airports—such as Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco, or Washington—airlines consider all of the airports in the area to be equivalent, and you can book a replacement flight to/from any mix of the ones your airline serves. Some airlines also allow you to reschedule to/from different airports in the same region—Milwaukee for Chicago, for example, or Philadelphia for New York—without paying a change fee and a fare difference. From there they might cover alternative transportation like rail or bus. … [Read more...] about What Are My Rights in a Winter Storm Flight Cancellation?
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“This is huge. It’s the first time that PFAS chemistry used in plastic production has been found in finished consumer products,” said Jeff Gearhart, research director of the Ecology Center, a nonprofit environmental research group based in Michigan that tested the turf. “This finding is maybe the tip of the iceberg. We suspect these PFAS chemicals may be found in other plastic building and consumer products.” … [Read more...] about Discarded artificial turf in Franklin tests positive for toxins
Trail of Ten Falls, Silver Falls State Park, OR When Oregon’s high country turns icy and the beaches are scoured by 10-foot swells, turn to the forest for your nature fix. On the Trail of Ten Falls you’ll find more than just the namesake cascades—the canyon itself is beautiful, draped in moss and old-growth hemlocks and Douglas firs. The 10 magnificent waterfalls are just icing on the cake. Start from the South Falls Lodge trailhead and follow the Rim Trail to the spur for the North Falls viewpoint. Get your first good look down the canyon here, where falls slip over vertical walls of ancient lava. Return to the main trail and take the second right on the Canyon Trail. Wind beneath the viewpoint and behind 136-foot North Falls, spray drifting to cling to your rainjacket. Continue another mile to Twin Falls, split into two by a midstream rock. Winter Falls doesn’t always flow this time of year, but you can still check the spur trail to investigate. Cross … [Read more...] about 20 Fall Hikes You Can Do Right Now
The Boston Globe reports that Tsarnaev's lawyers say his rights to a fair trial were violated because the jury that voted to sentence Tsarnaev to death was from drawn from a pool of people, nearly all of whom were familiar with the broad details of the attack. … [Read more...] about Lawyers for marathon bomber say fair trial rights violated
Bed Bath & Beyond soared 24% early Thursday after naming a new CEO, and PG&E plunged 30% after the troubled California power utility suffered a setback in bankruptcy court. … [Read more...] about Markets Right Now: US stocks drift in early trading