Why airlines are allowed to overbook their flights

Why airlines are allowed to overbook their flights

This holiday season, most airlines will oversell their flights. Here’s why. Flying is stressful, and as the holiday season approaches, it’s something many Americans will have to endure. According to AAA, 4.27 million people will travel via plane from November 21 to 25, a 5.4 percent increase from last year’s number of travelers. If you’re one of them, there are lots of inconveniences already built into your air travel experience: traffic on your way to…

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Elon Musk’s “Teslaquila” hits a speed bump

Elon Musk’s “Teslaquila” hits a speed bump

It’s hard to be a visionary. Tesla co-founder and CEO (but no longer Tesla chair) Elon Musk has many bold ideas. He has ideas about electric cars. He has ideas about rocket ships. He has ideas about radical mass transit systems that so far don’t exist but someday might. He also has ideas about tequila — specifically an as-yet-hypothetical spirit he’s dubbed “Teslaquila.” Unfortunately, Mexico’s Tequila Regulatory Council (CRT), which governs what can legally be…

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Michael Avenatti has reportedly been arrested for domestic violence

Michael Avenatti has reportedly been arrested for domestic violence

The attorney rose to prominence by painting himself as a champion of women. Michael Avenatti, the attorney for adult actress/presidential paramour Stormy Daniels who became a political celebrity and potential contender for the Democratic presidential nomination in 2020 has reportedly been arrested for domestic violence against his estranged wife, Lisa Storie-Avenatti. TMZ, The Hollywood Reporter, KABC, the AP, and BuzzFeed News have all independently confirmed with Los Angeles Police Department sources that Avenatti was arrested…

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A white professor called police on a black student for putting her feet up in class

A white professor called police on a black student for putting her feet up in class

911 calls about black students are calling new attention to racism on college campuses. A black student at the University of Texas San Antonio was sitting in biology class on Monday when she found herself in a situation that is becoming increasingly common: She was approached by police after someone called 911 over innocuous behavior. In this case, HuffPost notes, the student’s professor, a white woman named Anita Moss, called 911 after the currently unnamed…

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An Italian volcano’s massive eruptions fit a pattern — and the cycle may have restarted

An Italian volcano’s massive eruptions fit a pattern — and the cycle may have restarted

New research indicates that a volcano near Naples, Italy might be in the early stages of gearing up for an eruption large enough to change the area’s landscape. The study, published today in Science Advances, may be of particular interest to the 1.5 million people living within the bounds of the volcanic complex. Fortunately for them, there’s no indication that this massive event will happen any time soon. Volcanic eruptions like this can take thousands…

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Instagram starts rolling out dashboard that shows how much time you spend on it

Instagram starts rolling out dashboard that shows how much time you spend on it

Back in August, Facebook and Instagram announced they would introduce new activity dashboards that tracked how much time users spent inside the apps, but the features never materialized. Now, Instagram has finally started rolling out its own “Your Activity” feature, which includes tools for setting daily time limits and the option to temporarily mute push notifications. The feature can be found inside the hamburger icon on the upper right corner of your profile page, and…

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Mark Zuckerberg ordered all Facebook executives to use Android phones

Mark Zuckerberg ordered all Facebook executives to use Android phones

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg ordered his management team to only use Android phones, given that the operating system has more total users worldwide. According to The New York Times, the decision reportedly occurred after Apple CEO Tim Cook criticized Facebook in an MSNBC interview for being a service that traffics “in your personal life.” In those comments made back in March, Cook dismissed a question asking him what he would do if he were in…

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Mitch McConnell says sexual harassment legislation could still get through Congress this year

Mitch McConnell says sexual harassment legislation could still get through Congress this year

It’s been nearly a year since Congress started working on sexual harassment legislation. It could finally become law. Legislation aimed at how Congress addresses sexual harassment was first proposed last winter — as a deluge of lawmakers, including Reps. John Conyers (D-MI), Blake Farenthold (R-TX) and Sen. Al Franken (D-MN) were swept up in #MeToo scandals. Almost a year later, it’s still unclear whether it’s going to become law anytime soon. At first, momentum for…

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Republican group runs “protect Mueller” ad on Trump’s favorite show

Republican group runs “protect Mueller” ad on Trump’s favorite show

Republicans for the Rule of Law ran an ad on Fox & Friends demanding Matthew Whitaker’s recusal. Viewers of President Donald Trump’s favorite cable news network were in for a surprise on Wednesday morning. A Republican group aired what amounted to a negative Trump commercial — one that urged viewers to demand that the president’s openly anti-Mueller attorney general recuse himself from overseeing the Russia investigation. “We need an attorney general who doesn’t play politics,”…

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The iPhone X can be hacked to pull your recently deleted files

The iPhone X can be hacked to pull your recently deleted files

Two hackers have collected a bounty of $50,000 for finding an exploit in the iPhone X that lets you recover a previously deleted photo or file. During a mobile contest where hackers located bugs in iOS and Android, two hackers Richard Zhu and Amat Cama uncovered the vulnerability today and presented it in a demo. So far, Apple has been notified about the bug but it remains accessible at least until the next iOS update,…

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