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Points of Interest: Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 Searchers View China as 'Hurting as Much as Helping'

by Zach Everson. Posted Apr 15th 2014 11:21 AM
Australia Malaysia Plane
Associated PressThis map from the Joint Agency Coordination Centre details the search for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370. The search area for the missing has proved too deep for a robotic submarine, which was hauled back to the surface of the Indian Ocean less than halfway through its first seabed hunt for wreckage and the black boxes, authorities said.
A New York Times report that China's actions in the search for Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 "are seen as hurting as much as helping" is among today's points of interest.
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citizenM Times Square, Portland's Residence Inn by Marriott and Iconic Santorini: 3 Hotel Openings

by Zach Everson. Posted Apr 14th 2014 04:40 PM
citizenM, Residence Inn, Iconic Santorini
citizenM Times Square, Portland's Residence Inn by Marriott in Downtown/Pearl District and Iconic Santorini highlight the world's recent hotel openings.
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IRS Tax Refund 101: How to Travel on Your Refund

by Megan Swanick. Posted Apr 14th 2014 02:24 PM
Dreaming Of Refunds
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As most Americans know, tomorrow is the deadline to file your 2013 taxes with the IRS. There is an upside, however, to paying taxes. Well, other than paved roads and schools and whatnot: getting your refund. And the best use of that newfound money is, of course, travel.

Here is a comprehensive list of ideas where your refund can take you, broken down by just how much you're getting back.
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Aldon Smith or Random Twitter User: Which Alleged Airplane-Bomb Threat Maker Had the Worst Sunday?

by Zach Everson. Posted Apr 14th 2014 12:59 PM
Super Bowl Football
Associated PressSan Francisco 49ers linebacker Aldon Smith during the second half of Super Bowl XLVII.
On Sunday, San Francisco 49ers linebacker Aldon Smith was arrested at Los Angeles International Airport after allegedly telling a TSA agent that he had a bomb. In a separate incident earlier in the day, now former Twitter user @QueenDemetriax_ Tweeted to American Airlines that he was part of Al Qaida and on June 1 was "gonna do something really big."

Sunday was not a good day for either Smith or @QueenDemetriax_. Let's see who had it worse.
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Points of Interest: Submarine Searches Ocean Floor for Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370

by Zach Everson. Posted Apr 14th 2014 09:29 AM
Australia Malaysia Plane
Associated PressThe chief coordinator of the Joint Agency Coordination Center retired Chief Air Marshal Angus Houston speaks at a press conference about the ongoing search operations for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 in Perth, Australia, on April 14.
A submarine searching the ocean floor for Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 is among today's points of interest.
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Points of Interest: Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 Signal Now in Doubt

by Zach Everson. Posted Apr 11th 2014 10:32 AM
Australia Malaysia Plane
Associated PressA Royal New Zealand Air Force P-3 Orion is flown by Flt. Lt Tim McAlevey back, in the search for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 over the Indian Ocean on April 11.
Searchers casting doubt on the signal for Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 is among today's points of interest.
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Cherry Blossom Festival: 5 Easy iPhone Photography Tips

by Jess Moss. Posted Apr 10th 2014 01:39 PM
Cherry Blossoms DC
Jess Moss
The Cherry Blossom Festival is on in Washington, DC, and after a long winter the white and pink flowers are blooming. The blossoms are expected to peak this weekend, and if you visit the Tidal Basin you'll see more cameras than at a Hollywood red carpet. But you don't need fancy equipment to capture memorable cherry blossom photos. Here are five tips for taking awesome cherry blossom pictures using only an iPhone.
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Points of Interest: Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 Search Continues

by Zach Everson. Posted Apr 10th 2014 08:52 AM
Malaysia Plane
Associated PressA woman ties a message card for passengers onboard the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 at a shopping mall in Petaling Jaya, near Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, earlier today.
The search for Malaysia Airlines MH370 continuing is among today's points of interest.
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Points of Interest: Searchers Confident They're Closing in on Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370

by Zach Everson. Posted Apr 9th 2014 09:28 AM
Australia Malaysia Plane
Associated PressA Royal Australian Air Force AP-3C Orion flies past Australian Defense vessel Ocean Shield on a mission to drop sonar buoys to assist in the acoustic search of the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 in the southern Indian Ocean on April 9.
Searchers regaining contact with pings they believe are from Malaysia Flight MH370 is among today's points of interest.
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Portland's Sentinel, Aloft Atlanta Downtown and Andy Murray's Cromlix: 3 Hotel Openings

by Zach Everson. Posted Apr 8th 2014 03:31 PM
Sentinel, Aloft Atlanta Downtown, Cromlix
Sentinel, Aloft Atlanta Downtown, Cromlix
Portland's Sentinel, Aloft Atlanta Downtown and Andy Murray's Cromlix in Scotland highlight the world's recent hotel openings.
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