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Airlines' non-ticket fees are generating big revenue

Flyers hate paying those bag-check and other fees, but airlines love collecting them. A new survey found airlines worldwide brought in 31-and-a-half billion dollars in revenue from fees last year.

California drought could cost state $2.2 Billion

The extreme drought in California is taking a toll on the state. It will add up to more than two-billion dollars in agriculture losses this year, according to the Wall Street Journal.

Former dictator sues over 'Call of Duty' video game

Former Panamanian dictator Manuel Noriega has a message for the publishers of a popular video game that features a mission to capture him: You owe me money.

Russia to eavesdrop on U.S. from Cuba, paper reports

The hi-tech listening post Russia used to spy on the United States from Cuba may once again gather intelligence, according to a Russian newspaper report.

Starbucks now selling Colombia its own coffee

Starbucks opened its first store in Colombia on Wednesday, which means that after 43 years the company will finally sell 100% locally-produced coffee.

First woman firefighter poses for FDNY charity calendar

Eleven years ago, Danae Mines ignored her family's objections and became one of the few female firefighters with the New York City Fire Department, better known as the FDNY.

Should the U.S. lower its drinking age?

Editor's note: Editor's note: This story is part of a series on the 30th anniversary of the National Minimum Age Drinking Act, passed by Congress on July 17, 1984.

Comcast customer service call goes viral

Here's a phone call you have *got* to hear! A San Francisco man called Comcast to make a simple request. All Ryan Block wanted was to cancel his Comcast internet and cable subscription.

'Six Californias' measure could be heading to the ballot

A California man is leading an effort to split California into six separate states.

Mom claims baby got herpes at Oklahoma daycare

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Road melts at Yellowstone National Park

The road was melting. Extreme heat from thermal features at Yellowstone National Park, created by the active volcano below the park, caused oil to bubble on a road surface on July 9 and damage it.

Feds may challenge automakers on gas mileage claims

The Federal government may require automakers to road test their cars to make sure the gas milage claims are accurate.

Acting head of the VA to testify at Senate hearing Wednesday

The acting head of the troubled Veterans Affairs Department will visit Capitol Hill today (Wednesday).

Jose Antonio Vargas, symbol of immigration debate, freed after detention

Jose Antonio Vargas trumpeted that he was an undocumented immigrant for years. But authorities never apprehended him. Until now.

U.S. Navy nurse won't force-feed Guantanamo detainees

Attorneys for a Guantanamo Bay detainee on a hunger strike say a U.S. military nurse has refused to conduct forced feedings of inmates.