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FAA Bans US Flights to Tel Aviv in Israel Due to Safety Concerns

Delta Air Lines, United, and US Airways all canceled flights to Tel Aviv in Israel on July 22 because of safety and security concerns. The FAA prohibited U.S. airlines from flying to Tel Aviv’s airport after a rocket landed nearby. Air France, KLM and Lufthansa also canceled flights on Tuesday. Many travelers were being re-booked on El Al, Israel’s national airline, whose flight schedules... 

2015 Toyota Sienna Minivan Equipped with Driver Easy Speak for Parents to Shout at Kids

Toyota will be releasing their new 2015 Sienna minivan with a feature that will give parents the ability to shout at their kids in the back seat, via microphone. The feature is called “Driver Easy Speak.” It uses a built-in microphone to amplify a parent’s voice through speakers in the back seats. Toyota says it added Easy Speak “so parents don’t have to shout to passengers in the back.”... 

Ford Teams Up with Fisher Price and Releases 2015 Ford F-150 Power Wheels Toy

Ford and Fisher-Price are teaming up to release a 2015 Ford F-150 Power Wheels toy. The children’s toy is expected to retail for $349.99 USD and will be released in September. It’s based on designs shared by Ford to Fisher-Price nine months ahead of the trucks reveal at the 2014 North American International Auto Show in Detroit. In a press release, Fisher Price says, “The sporty “chrome”... 

Harley-Davidson 2014 Motorcycle Goes Electric

Harley-Davidson Motor Company announced it will be selling a new all-electric motorcycle on a 30-city cross-country tour this summer. Code-named Project LiveWire will officially be revealed in New York on June 23. It’s styled to look more like a sleek, low-slung racer than the big highway motorcycles typically associated with the brand. The electric motorcyle is not available for sale to the... 

Best and Worst States for Teen Drivers 2014: New York Best and South Dakota Worst

Researchers analyzed data to determine vehicle crash death rates in the 50 most populous areas of the United States and compared them to national rates. Wallet Hub then looked at other safety and financial data to create an in-depth analysis of the best and worst states for teen drivers overall. “Using 16 key metrics, WalletHub has identified the Best & Worst States for Teen Drivers. We... 

Gas Prices on the Rise Again with Violence in the Middle East

With the recent Middle East violence, gas prices rose 1.2 cents making the national average $3.686 per gallon, according to Energy Information Administration (EIA) figures for June 16. This is six cents higher than the same time last year. If prices stay above $3.652 a gallon next week, they will hit the highest price for this time of the year since 2008. AAA had previously predicted drivers would... 

United Airlines Frequent Flier Program to Change Starting March 1, 2015

United Airlines announced on Tuesday that they will be making dramatic changes to their frequent flier program. Starting March 1, 2015 United will award miles based on ticket price rather than distance flown and it applies to flights on United, United Express and most United-issued tickets for flights on the company’s airline partners. “These changes are designed to more directly recognize the... 

Top 10 Most Stolen Cars 2013 List Ranks Honda Accord at #1

According to a new report released by worldwide tracking and recovery system company LoJack, the Honda Accord ranks as the most stolen and recovered vehicle for the fifth year in a row. The 2013 LoJack Vehicle Theft Recovery Report is gathered from data provided by 27 states via The International Justice And Public Safety Network as well as California law enforcement, and is specific to stolen cars,... 

Brand New $10 Million Yacht Capsizes in Washington

A brand new, 85-foot yacht worth at least $10 million capsized when it was being delivered from the builder, Northern Marine Industries to it’s owner, at Fidalgo Marina in Anacortes, Washington. Five or six crew members employed by the yacht’s builder were putting the boat into shallow waters in Anacortes when it immediately began to tilt. Police Capt. Lou D’Amelio said the boat was getting... 

Free Jet Lag App Called Entrain Could Help Travelers Reset Circadian Rhythm

Researchers in Michigan believe they have a new way to solve jet lag using mathematical formulas. They key is light. “If you get light in the wrong time or wrong way, it’ll send you the wrong direction,” said University of Michigan math professor Daniel Forger, who led the research published Thursday. A master biological clock, called a circadian rhythm, regulates when a person becomes... 
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