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A Small Victory for Fliers: Summer Domestic Fares Fall $2.01

After years of steadily-rising airfare, travelers this summer can expect a tiny bit of relief—a really tiny bit. The average roundtrip domestic ticket this summer now stands at $454, down $2 from last summer. Vacationers to Europe will fare better, with tickets down about $50, or 3 percent, to $1,619....

  • This photo taken at the Palermo harbor on April 15 and made available April 19, migrants receive relief after disembarking in Palermo, Sicily. The King Jacob vassel, right, the first ship to arrive near a boat believed to be crowded with 700 migrant. 24 Dead, 28 Safe, Hundreds Missing as Migrant Boat Sinks Off Libya

    A boat believed to be crowded with 700 migrants capsized in the waters north of Libya overnight, leaving at least 24 confirmed dead and sparking fears for what could become the Mediterranean's deadliest known migrant sea disaster, Italy's Coast Guard and other officials said Sunday...

  • Bond Set for Idaho Men Accused in Stabbing in Wis. Motel

    Bond has been set for two Idaho men accused in the killing of a 43-year-old man in western Wisconsin. The La Crosse Tribune reports Monroe County Circuit Court Judge Todd Ziegler set cash bail at $1 million for 26-year-old Zachary Nathan Davis and $750,000 for 20-year-old Sebastian Martinez on Friday....

  • In this May 5, 1995 file photo, a large group of search and rescue crew attends a memorial service in front of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City. The blast killed 168 people. Different Paths to Peace after Oklahoma City Bombing

    Time has healed some wounds for relatives of those killed in the Oklahoma City bombing 20 years ago this weekend, but some have found that moving on meant moving away....

  • Victims of California Gas-Line Blast Released from Hospital

    Authorities say four of the 11 people injured during a natural gas pipeline blast at a sheriff's gun range in Central California have been released from the hospital. But Fresno County Sheriff's spokesman Tony Botti said Saturday that a jail inmate and a public works employee were in critical condition....

  • Gray Whales' Pacific Crossing Leads to Questions of Origin

    A study of the migration of rare western Pacific gray whales has led U.S. and Russian scientists to question whether they're a separate population or simply California gray whales that have expanded their feeding grounds...

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