19 Dec 2010

Stranded traveler: ‘All I want for Christmas is to hug my daughter’

” Lisa Suarez’s voice breaks as she stands in the snow outside London’s Heathrow airport, unable to get a flight home to Dallas, Texas. ‘It’s very hard,’ she says. ‘All I want for Christmas is to hug my daughter.’ She and her family are among hundreds of thousands of people

Read More
09 Nov 2010

Cruise ship stranded without power after fire

“A cruise ship with nearly 3,300 passengers on board was stranded off the coast of Mexico Tuesday after it lost power following an engine room fire, Carnival Cruise Lines said in a statement. The fire occurred about 6 a.m. Monday in the aft engine room of the Carnival Splendor, the

Read More
08 Nov 2010

S. Korea’s terror alert raised to highest level ahead of G-20

“South Korean police have raised the nation’s terror alert to the highest level three days ahead of the opening of the Group of 20 summit in Seoul, officials said Monday. The terror alert has been elevated to ‘severe’ — the highest of the four tiers — for the first time

Read More
05 Nov 2010

All 68 Aboard Cuban Airliner Killed in Crash

“A state airliner filled with Cubans and travelers from Europe and Latin America crashed and burst into flames in a mountainous area after declaring an emergency and losing contact with air traffic controllers. All 40 Cubans and 28 foreigners aboard died, authorities announced early Friday.” (All 68 Aboard Cuban Airliner

Read More