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AAA projects record-breaking travel this holiday

AAA projects record-breaking travel this holiday

Thursday. "There will be some travel issues with freezing drizzle for people who plan on leaving Thursday night or during the day on Friday". This December's national average gas price is $2.47, 28 cents more than the average for Dec. Townsend II said. "Almost a third of the nation, on the move between Christmas and New Years". He points out this holiday period is a little longer than Thanksgiving, covering both Christmas and New Year's, and unlike Thanksgiving, the traffic is spread out over ...


Grandmasters react to World Chess Championship's logo

Grandmasters react to World Chess Championship's logo

Susan Polgar, the first woman to earn the grandmaster title, raised concerns that the image may be inappropriate for a younger audience. By the looks of the logo, the World Chess Championship is more likely to deliver a soulmate than checkmate.


Bird lovers cry foul at scare tactic

Bird lovers cry foul at scare tactic

They told the Bristol Post: 'There is a big problem with bird droppings around here. Photos of the severe-looking plastic prongs, installed to protect cars from pigeon droppings, provoked a storm of outrage when they were shared via Twitter earlier this week, with nature lovers speaking out to condemn the "war on wildlife".


Amtrak train derailment leaves 'a thousand unanswered questions'

Amtrak train derailment leaves 'a thousand unanswered questions'

There were 86 people on board, including 77 passengers and seven Amtrak crew members, as well as a train technician. Two days after the inaugural run of what was to be the fastest train from Portland to Seattle ended in a deadly derailment, there are still more questions than answers.


Cuban Leader Raúl Castro Will Stay In Power Past February

Cuban Leader Raúl Castro Will Stay In Power Past February

Fidel Castro died in November 2016. Castro had previously announced he would step down February 24. 2018 will be the first year that the island has not had a Castro as president in almost 60 years. Castro had originally said he would leave office after his second term was up on the original election date. The U.S. has maintained an embargo against Cuba in one form or another since the Eisenhower administration.


US Life Expectancy Drops Amid Surge In Opioid Deaths

US Life Expectancy Drops Amid Surge In Opioid Deaths

It is the first time in half a century that there have been two consecutive years of declining life expectancy. Women can now expect to live a full five years longer than men: 81.1 years vs. "We need to get a handle on it". At the state level, West Virginia stands alone as the epicenter of overdose mortality in the USA, with 52 deaths per 100,000 residents in 2016.