Decade after attack, tears for dead, hope for Bali
A decade after bombs ripped through two Bali nightclubs, Friday’s memorial was filled with reminders of what was lost in this tropical paradise, and what was not. Tears fell as victims’ names were read, but not far away, surfers paddled for world-class waves and vacationing shoppers lined busy sidewalks haggling for souvenirs.
Suicide bombers killed 202 people, mostly foreign tourists, when one blew himself up inside and another set off a car bomb at the popular Sari Club and Paddy’s Pub in Kuta that sultry Saturday night in 2002. But radicalism did not take over this moderate Muslim nation, and the visitors terrorists once scared away from the resort island have come flooding back.
Egypt hopes to woo tourists, re-opens ancient pyramid
Tourism is Egypt’s second largest industry, or at least it used to be.
But since the revolution began last year, tourism is down double digits.
Now officials are trying to woo them back by re-opening a pyramid up to tourists.
At the time they were built, the Pyramids of Giza were a symbol of a society more powerful than any other.
Four thousand years later, they are the hope of a country looking to rebuild.
After a long slow restoration, the Egyptian government is reopening the Pyramid of Kefrah to the public, along with six ancient tombs, hoping to jolt a struggling industry.
American Airlines stumbles on path to recovery
Just weeks ago, American Airlines was working its way through bankruptcy court, on schedule for one of the fastest turnarounds in aviation history. Planes were full. Revenue was pouring in. Then seemingly overnight, American became the butt of jokes from Facebook to late-night TV.
A slowdown that American blamed on pilots caused massive delays and cancellations. Then rows of seats came loose on a few planes. Passengers wondered if they’d get where they were going on time – and in one piece.
Meat cleaver in your checked bag? OK by the TSA
The Seattle Times
A hatchet, knives, clubs and other items that authorities found in the luggage of a now-arrested passenger don’t violate Transportation Security Administration guidelines, but a smoke grenade he was carrying is illegal.
A man arrested at Los Angeles International Airport was wearing a bulletproof vest and flame-resistant pants and had checked in a suitcase full of weapons.
Federal officials say Yongda Huang Harris, 28, was on a stopover on a trip from Japan and had an array of suspicious items in his luggage, including a smoke grenade, knives, body bags, a hatchet, a collapsible baton, a biohazard suit, a gas mask, billy clubs, handcuffs, leg irons and a device to repel dogs.
Harris has been charged with one count of transporting hazardous materials and made a brief court appearance Tuesday. He’s being held until his next court appearance on Friday.