Points of Interest: So About Those Last Words from Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370...

by Zach Everson. Posted Apr 1st 2014 09:57 AM
Australia Malaysia Plane
Associated Press
A revision of the last words from Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 and the world's largest ferris wheel opening in Las Vegas are among today's points of interest.
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Points of Interest: RyanAir's $10 Transatlantic Flights, Uber's Surge Pricing

by Zach Everson. Posted Feb 27th 2014 09:23 AM
airplane made of Euro notes on open atlas
RyanAir promising $10 flights from the United States to Europe, Uber forcing a driver shortage to boost surge pricing and Lego piecing together a new act are among today's points of interest.
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Points of Interest: Pre-Olympics Toothpaste-Tube Bomb Warning, Wingman App Facilities In-Flight Pickups

by Zach Everson. Posted Feb 6th 2014 10:02 AM
Airlines warned of possible toothpaste-tube bombs ahead of the Olympics, an app that facilities in-flight pick-ups and a TSA officer at Bush IAH arrested and accused of making a terroristic threat are among today's points of interest.
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25 Great New Restaurants You Can Actually Afford to Eat At

by AOL Travel Staff. Posted Dec 19th 2013 11:00 AM
Cypress Room Burger Miami
The Genuine Hospitality Group
In the holiday spirit of abandoned waistlines, we're bringing you some of the best new places to eat around the U.S. Even better? Most of these spots have entrees under $25 so you'll still have money for presents or a gym membership or a last minute flight to somewhere to escape holiday madness.

These 25 restaurants are all over the country, so odds are there's one near you. If not, road trips are fun, and now you have a yummy destination. At the very least, make yourself comfortable at home and enjoy the food porn below.

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I Ate in a North Korean Restaurant

by Sharon Silke Carty. Posted Jun 21st 2013 08:31 AM
Haedanghwa restaurant Beijing

In the lobby of the Haedanghwa restaurant in Beijing is a happy little aquarium filled with chubby orange goldfish. Normally, this decorative feature would be unremarkable. But here, in a restaurant likely run by and funneling funds to the North Korean government, I feel like one of those fish in the tank. Like we're being watched.

It's interesting being a strawberry blonde laowai (foreigner) in China. Even in a metropolitan city like Beijing I get a lot of stares. I'm generally used to that reaction, but it's more intense in this restaurant, where my dining partner (a friend from Washington, D.C., in Beijing on business) and I are literally enemies of the restaurant's backers.
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