Party chief Nguyen Phu Trong has called on the Central Committee to “analyze the situation in the East Sea” and prepare for “possible challenges.” Trong, who is also the country’s president, was speaking Monday morning at the ongoing 11th plenary meeting of the committee, the highest authority within the Communist Party of Vietnam. … [Read more...] about Vietnam leader wants Party to consider East Sea issues
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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?
Bunsen Peak, Yellowstone National Park, WY German chemist Robert Bunsen’s pioneering work on geysers earned him a peak name here in Yellowstone National Park, even though he did all his fieldwork in Iceland. There are no active geysers on the hike up Bunsen Peak, but it does showcase some of the park’s most exciting natural history. The 4.6-mile hike starts on the remains of an ancient volcano, winding gradually up a hill through lodgepole pine groves. Partway up the hill the views really start, looking back towards Golden Gate Canyon. Just before mile 1 the trail curves around the southwest side of the peak for some of the best scenery of the day, with views of Swan Lake Flats and the Gallatin Range. See if you can pick out Electric and Antler Peaks on the horizon. After your photo break return to the north side of the mountain and a burn left from the 1988 Summer of Fire before pausing again below Cathedral Rock for views of Mammoth Hot Springs and Fort Yellowstone. … [Read more...] about 20 Fall Hikes You Can Do Right Now
■ Bolden also got a big assist on the blocked punt touchdown. He got such a good push up the middle on linebacker Nate Stupar that Giants punter Riley Dixon punted the ball off the back of Stupar’s helmet and up in the air. Chase Winovich then caught the live ball and returned it for a touchdown. Bolden, for years an unheralded special teams grunt in Foxborough, has been a valuable addition this year. … [Read more...] about Face it: This Patriots’ offense isn’t good enough
Extra bases For all its ingenuity in fielding contending teams, Oakland has not won a playoff series since 2006, when it swept the Twins in the Division Series then got swept by the Tigers in the ALCS. The A’s have lost nine consecutive elimination games, a record. “It’s frustrating. It’s very sudden,” manager Bob Melvin said after losing the wild-card game against the Rays. “Baseball, usually you have a series to kind of have a tomorrow and come back and win a game. And we’ve been really good this year about having a tough game and coming back and responding. There’s no responding in a game like this. It’s a little out of the norm for baseball. Both teams battled to get to this point and knew it would be one and out. They just played better than we did.” . . . Yankees right fielder Aaron Judge on the mentality of the modern hitter: “I feel like there are so many shifts and so many different things going on in … [Read more...] about Red Sox willing to take their time replacing Dave Dombrowski