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  • Lafayette plan envisions more bike lanes

    LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) — A portion of Bertrand Drive in Lafayette one day may be a spot for leisurely strolls, bicycle rides and sidewalk cafés. The Advocate reported (http://bit.ly/YUZcQQ) the proposed city-parish budget for next year includes $700,000 for a streetscape project that would reduce...

  • Computer hitch causes flight delays at Spain hub

    MADRID (AP) — Spain's airport authority says a computer glitch in its automated air traffic control system has caused flight delays during one of the busiest travel weekends of the year. A spokeswoman for AENA says the control system failed around 11 a.m. (0900 GMT) Saturday and affected...

  • Ukrainian civilian plane crashes in Algeria

    ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — A Ukrainian civilian cargo plane crashed in the mountains near the far southern desert city of Tamanrasset in the early hours of the morning Saturday, reported the state news agency. The Antonov An-12 carrying seven crew members was on its way to Equatorial Guinea when...

  • American Airlines fares back on Orbitz after deal

    NEW YORK (AP) — After a three-day public tiff, American Airlines fares have returned to Orbitz. Orbitz said Friday that it has reached an agreement with the airline that will allow it to continue selling American Airlines and US Airways tickets on its websites. Terms of their agreement were...

  • Feds critical of California twin tunnel project

    FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — A pair of giant water diversion tunnels proposed for the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta could violate the federal Clean Water Act and increase harm to endangered fish species, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, which released its formal comment on the...

  • US durable goods orders surge record 22.6 percent

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Business orders for long-lasting manufactured goods shot up by the largest amount on record in July. But most of the strength came from demand for commercial aircraft, which tends to fluctuate sharply from month to month. Outside of transportation, orders dipped. Despite the...

  • US closes probe into Camry Hybrid brake problems

    DETROIT (AP) — An eight-month investigation into brake problems with some older Toyota Camry gas-electric hybrids has been closed without a recall. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration began the probe in January after getting complaints of malfunctions that reduced power-assisted...

  • Delta's good fight on Export-Import Bank marred by support for crony capitalism

    It's rare to find big business lobbying for free enterprise against corporate welfare. So it's pretty depressing to find it lobbying for corporate welfare in other instances.

  • Oil train in deadly crash passed through major U.S. cities

    A train carrying crude oil that derailed, exploded and killed 47 people in a Quebec town in July 2013 traveled through Chicago, Detroit, Minneapolis, Milwaukee and North Dakota before the accident, a report from Canada's Transportation Safety Board said.

  • Former Obama campaign manager David Plouffe joining Uber

    David Plouffe, the former campaign manager and senior adviser for President Obama, is joining Uber, the company announced Tuesday.

  • Private sector makes raising children less expensive, public sector makes it more expensive

    Parents have to pay lots more for things that are largely provided by or heavily regulated by government -- education (including child care) and health care.



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