Senators fly idea of airline re-regulation


Senators fly idea of airline re-regulation — Senators grilled US Airways CEO Douglas Parker about his company’s hostile bid for Delta Air Lines at a hearing on airline consolidation Wednesday, with even some Republicans suggesting there could be a need for re-regulation of airlines if a new round of mergers take place. (CNN/

BA strike to ground 1,300 flights — British Airways cancelled some 1,300 flights next week after a breakdown in talks with its largest union pointed to a threatened 48-hour strike by cabin crew going ahead. (Reuters)

Stomach flu sickened hundreds on cruise — A highly contagious form of stomach flu sickened hundreds of passengers during a worldwide voyage on the famed Queen Elizabeth 2 cruise ship in what health officials called an unusually large outbreak. (AP)

New Orleans Mardi Gras ‘close to normal’ — Roger Evans knows there are local residents who plan to leave town during Mardi Gras. But he does just the opposite. He stays in town and takes vacation time to be sure he doesn’t miss a minute of the big party. (AP)

Sweet deals for Valentine’s Day — Ahh, Valentine’s Day. Whether it makes you think of chocolates and romance or trite greeting cards and overpriced bouquets, at least it’s a great excuse to take a trip! Haven’t yet made plans for the big day? You’re in luck – there are deals to be had. (Independent

Miami golf courses primed for Super Bowl — Still, what would a warm-weather Super Bowl be without golf? There are some great, warm places to play here and still keep your cool. Here are some of the best Miami golf courses. (

Colts fans scramble for Super Bowl tickets
— Immediately after the Colts’ 38-34 AFC championship win over the New England Patriots, thousands of Colts fans went scrambling to find a way to Miami — and a ticket for the Feb. 4 game between the Colts and Chicago Bears. (AP)

Louvre sets record for yearly visitors — The Louvre Museum had a record number of visitors in 2006 thanks to dynamic Friday night programming, successful temporary exhibits and a lecture series by Nobel Prize winner Toni Morrison, the Paris museum said Sunday. (AP)

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