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House Bill lets Airlines Advertise Pre-Tax Fares

In a victory for airlines and their workers' unions, the House rejected consumers' complaints and passed legislation Monday letting airline advertising emphasize the base price of tickets, before taxes and fees are added...  



  • In this May 11, 2014, file photo, John J. McCauley III, Dennis Ryan, Dale Ryan, Ian O'Neil and Rob B. Crowell with Deer Tick perform at the Shaky Knees Music Festival in Atlanta. Clear Rules Sought for Musical Items on Planes

    The government should clarify federal rules about bringing musical instruments on to commercial flights as carry-on luggage, U.S. Sen. Jack Reed said, after a report of problems encountered by a band flying to Rhode Island for the Newport Folk Festival...

  • Bachmann Heads to Mexico Border for Look at Crisis

    Minnesota Republican Michele Bachmann is spending the weekend along the U.S.-Mexico border to get a firsthand look at an immigration crisis involving Central American youth. Bachmann and Iowa Republican Rep. Steve King were scheduled to arrive in southern Texas on Friday night and leave on Monday...

  • n this May 5, 2011 file photo provided by the Office of the Governor of Virginia, Jonnie Williams left, and Virginia first lady Maureen McDonnell stand together for a photo during a reception at the Executive Mansion. Gifts-For-Favors Trial Set for Ex-Governor, Wife

    Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell, his reputation already tarnished and his political future destroyed by a gifts-for-favors scandal, faces the possibility of an even greater loss when his trial on federal corruption charges begins Monday...

  • In this July 12, 2014, file photo, migrants walk along the rail tracks after getting off a train during their journey toward the U.S.-Mexico border in Ixtepec, Mexico. Central American Leaders Convening at White House

    President Barack Obama will urge Central American leaders to help slow the influx of unaccompanied children fleeing their countries for the United States, even as Congress remains deeply divided over proposals to stem the crisis at the border...

  • State Auditor Rebecca Otto Entenza Complaint Against Auditor Otto Dismissed

    A legal complaint accusing State Auditor Rebecca Otto of misrepresenting her record has been dismissed. A three-judge panel for the Office of Administrative Hearings dropped the case against the Democratic auditor...


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