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  • Seniors on the Go: Rail discount wrap-up for 2014

    Seniors on the Go: Rail discount wrap-up for 2014
    In just about any part of the world that has a good rail system, traveling by train is far more pleasant than traveling by economy-class air. Seats are wider, legroom is better, you avoid the time and expense of getting to/from airports, you avoid...
  • Alf, Atari, Rubik's Cube Star in Delta's Newest In-flight Safety Video

    Delta Airlines has gone back in time with its latest in-flight safety video, continuing the trend of carriers looking to entertain, while educate their passengers. The short features icons Alf, Atari, Teddy Ruxpin and Rubik's Cube, and makes enough...
  • America's Cup: Huge egos, fast boats

    America's Cup: Huge egos, fast boats
    Larry Ellison, prince of Silicon Valley, is richer than God. But even Ellison can't always get what he wants. -------------------- FOR THE RECORD: America’s Cup: An Op-Ed Tuesday about the sailing race said Team USA’s score after four races...
  • Football: Venice has a New Zealand connection making major contributions

     One of the stars for Venice High this season is a foreign-exchange student from New Zealand, James Cherrington. The 6-foot-1, 216-pound 17-year-old has six sacks playing defensive end. Not bad for someone who showed up last January having never...
  • New Zealand tainted-milk scare sends shock waves through China

    BEIJING -- Revelations by a New Zealand dairy company that its exports could contain toxic bacteria have sent shock waves across Asia -- perhaps nowhere more so than in China, where officials announced a recall of potentially tainted powdered milk over...
  • Oracle Team USA wins two races to tie America's Cup, 8-8

    Oracle Team USA wins two races to tie America's Cup, 8-8
    It was barely a week ago that Oracle Team USA, the defending champion in the America's Cup, looked all but finished. The American boat trailed Emirates Team New Zealand by eight races to one on the scoreboard, just one defeat short of losing the Cup....
  • If beer or blue cheese smell good to you, thank your DNA

    If beer or blue cheese smell good to you, thank your DNA
    We all smell things a little differently, and new research shows why: By examining the DNA of hundreds of individuals and testing their sense of smell, scientists found the genetic basis for why we smell certain scents. Although smell is a huge part...
  • James Cameron Making Next 3 'Avatar' Movies in New Zealand

    James Cameron will make his next three "Avatar" films for 20th Century Fox in New Zealand. Cameron said he expects the films to be released on the previously announced dates of December, 2016, December, 2017, and December, 2018. The filmmaker made the...
  • Awards Season Answer Guy talks Fassbender, academy squeamishness

    Awards Season Answer Guy talks Fassbender, academy squeamishness
    We get letters. OK ... emails, mostly. Some tweets. And, yes, still the occasional missive with an actual stamp, typically affixed with a lovely shade of bile that sears through the envelope. Beginning today, we'll use this space to occasionally...
  • Air New Zealand takes off with a 'Hobbit' themed 777

    Air New Zealand takes off with a 'Hobbit' themed 777
     Air New Zealand hopes to get some tail winds from the next installment of "The Hobbit." In a not-so-subtle marketing campaign tied to the movie, the self-described "airline of Middle-earth," has emblazoned a Boeing 777-300 aircraft with a 177 foot-long...
  • Oscar's Final Foreign-Language List Includes a Few Surprises

    Saudi Arabia and Moldova have their first entry; Pakistan is repped for the first time in 50 years; Montenegro is submitting for the first time as an independent country; and there are a record 76 films in the Academy's official roster of foreign-language...
  • Wasikowska, Thompson, 'Skyfall' Collect Prizes at AIMC

    The Australian International Movie Convention wrapped on Friday with awards going to Mia Wasikowska, Jack Thompson and Oscar-winning cinematographer Andrew Lesnie. Wasikowska, who recently starred in "Tracks" was named as AIMC star of the year, while...