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The Federal No-Fly List Has Increased By How Much in the Last Year?

The federal government’s secret list of suspected terrorists who are banned from flying to or in the US has more than doubled over the last year, despite President Obama’s administration’s insistence that they are close to defeating al-Qaeda.

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Carpooling Parents Don’t Use Booster Seats Enough

Most parents know about the importance of car seats for infants and toddlers, but booster seats for older kids are often required by law, too — yet a new survey finds lots of carpooling moms and dads use them inconsistently at best.

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When Is The Cheapest Time to Book a Flight? — Dollars and Sense

If you’re starting to plan your summer vacation, you may think buying your plane tickets months ahead of time is a cost-saving move. But according to a new study, that may not necessarily be true.

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Tullio M. Puglia, Getty Images
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What Would You Do If You Were on a Sinking Ship? — Survey of the Day

The recent Costa Concordia cruise ship disaster in Italy left 11 dead and 21 missing. Poll Position asked 1,145 American adults what they would do, if given the choice between waiting on a sinking ship for help or jumping into the frigid water and trying to swim to safety.

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Audio from Cruise Ship Disaster Makes an Unlikely Star of Italian Coast Guard Captain [VIDEO]

As rescuers continue to search for survivors on the Costa Concordia cruise ship five days after it slammed into rocks off Italy’s Tuscan coast, new audio between the ship’s captain and a member of the Italian Coast Guard has surfaced, giving the European country its newest — and most unintentional — celebrity.

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Yikes! British Airways Mistakenly Tells Passengers Their Plane Is Going Down — Twice

People scared of flying might mark British Airways off their list of possible airline choices for good after an automated announcement mistakenly told passengers to prepare for a crash-landing — twice.

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Americans Among the Missing on Sinking Italian Cruise Ship [PICTURES, VIDEO]

At least two Americans are among the estimated 16 people missing after a cruise ship hit a reef on Friday night and capsized off the west coast of Italy with 4,200 passengers and crew aboard.

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You Won’t Believe What the TSA Confiscated in 2011

We haven’t heard anything from the TSA about how many actual terrorist plots it prevented in 2011. In fact, we have no real report on how much safer it was to fly around the country in 2011 because of the efforts of our favorite, invasive security agency. What we do have, though, is a list of the ridiculous things they have taken from Americans who dare to forget what they’ve been carrying in their carry-ons.

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Forget That Vacation in Hawaii — Why Not Book a Trip to Space? [VIDEO]

If you’ve ever dreamed of going to outer space, your wish may soon come true — and you won’t have to join NASA to make it happen.

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Airlines Don’t Want You to Know How Much Flights Will Really Cost — Dollars and Sense

If you’ve ever bought a plane ticket and wound up paying far more than the touted fare, the Department of Transportation is here to help.

Starting January 24, airlines will be required to include all government taxes and fees in their advertised prices.

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