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Northeast Blizzard 2016 Storm Updates: United Airlines Provides Update on Severe Winter Weather

Northeast Blizzard 2016 Storm Updates: United Airlines Provides Update on Severe Winter Weather

Northeast Blizzard 2016 Storm Updates:United Airlines updated information for customers disrupted by the winter storm currently impacting the East Coast. Intensifying storm, heavy snow accumulation increases operational delays and cancellations at Washington Dulles, Newark Liberty Airport and surrounding airports. Customers with mid-Atlantic and Northeast travel should expect delays and cancellations  Blizzard warnings remain in effect into Saturday night for more than 35 million people from northern Virginia to Cape Cod, including Washington D.C., Baltimore, Philadelphia, and New York City.   Due to severe weather and heavy snow accumulation at our hubs at Dulles International Airport near Washington, Newark Liberty International Airport in Newark, N.J. and at other airports throughout the region, the company is planning for extended operational delays and cancellations.   Total snow accumulations of 16 to 30 inches are expected with some 30-36 inch totals well north and west of the District. 20-30 inches totals will be most common in the immediate metro region. Totals in the 12-20 inch range are most likely near the Bay into Southern Maryland. United will not operate Saturday and Sunday service at Dulles and other Washington metro area airports and expects to gradually resume service on Monday. The airline plans to start very

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Northeast Blizzard 2016 Storm Updates: Airport Closings Extended As Blizzard Warning Remain in Effect

Northeast Blizzard 2016 Storm Updates: Airport Closings Extended As Blizzard Warning Remain in Effect

Northeast Blizzard 2016 Storm Updates: Blizzard warnings remain in effect into Saturday night for more than 35 million people from northern Virginia to Cape Cod, including Washington D.C., Baltimore, Philadelphia, and New York City. Snow totals have topped 30 inches in at least four states as Winter Storm Jonas continues to hammer parts of the mid-Atlantic and Northeast regions. Airlines all over the country to cancel more than 5,000 flights for Friday and Saturday. Extreme winds have been observed along the mid-Atlantic coast, with a peak gust of 85 mph at Assateague Island, Maryland, at 4:40 a.m. EST. Snow totals have reached 22-35 inches west, north, and northwest of the Beltway (locally 35″+), 17-24″ inches inside the Beltway, and 10-20 inches south and southeast of the Beltway. Total snow accumulations of 16 to 30 inches are expected with some 30-36 inch totals well north and west of the District. 20-30 inches totals will be most common in the immediate metro region. Totals in the 12-20 inch range are most likely near the Bay into Southern Maryland. Blizzard warnings stretch from Washington to NY with heavy snow likely to go even further north than that, stopping just short of Boston. The

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Northeast Blizzard 2016 Storm Updates: Are Winter Tire Alternatives Safe?

Northeast Blizzard 2016 Storm Updates: Are Winter Tire Alternatives Safe?

Northeast Blizzard 2016 Storm Updates: Dangerous winter storms and bad weather are a factor in nearly half a million crashes and more than two thousand road deaths every winter, according to the latest research by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety. Big snow storms can motivate buyers to invest in new snow tires or even four-wheel-drive vehicles. Winter tires are the most important part of your vehicle this time of year. Snow tires can cost anywhere from $90 a tire to several hundred dollars a tire depending on the size and quality that you get. About 46 percent of crashes involving bad weather take place in the winter, making this the worst time of year for driving in treacherous conditions. Consumer Reports ranked the new Toyo Celsius and the Nokian WR G3 above some winter tires. Toyo Celsius is a variable-conditions tire ideal for snow but worn year-round. and the Nokian WR G3 is a similar all-season/winter tire hybrid. Both tires performed similarly and were found to offer good winter traction, good stopping grip on dry roads and confident handling. Both tires received an overall score of 64, the same score as some winter tires such as Continental’s Winter Contact

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Christmas Events 2015: Activities To Watch Out For This Yuletide Season!

Christmas Events 2015: Activities To Watch Out For This Yuletide Season!

Two weeks to go before Christmas and to feel the holiday spirit this early, here are some 2015 events to watch out for. According to USA Today , there were several must-experience Yuletide activities and places all over the US that once can visit and they were not limited to malls and city centers. “Most parks have a year-round presence, and Christmas events are really a part of their communities,” National Park Foundation president and CEO Will Shafroth revealed to the source above. As Shafroth shared, among the places and events to visit this holiday was the wreath laying event at the Andersonville National Historic Site in Georgia to remember prisoners of war on Dec. 12. On Dec. 20, there was also the Polar Express ride at the Cuyahoga Valley National Park in Ohio. Guests at this event get the chance to hear the story that inspired the making of a movie with the same name. Meanwhile, a “Raft With Santa” event at the Lake Mead National Recreation Area in Arizona on Dec. 24 was another one of Christmas events 2015 to try. The trip will feature a raft ride on the Black Canyon and will be concluded with a

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Thanksgiving 2015 Traffic: Times And Roads To Avoid This Coming Holiday

Thanksgiving 2015 Traffic: Times And Roads To Avoid This Coming Holiday

Thanksgiving 2015 traffic may reportedly be better the day before Turkey Day according to a study but authorities still warn motorists which road to avoid at what time to avoid getting a horrible journey for the holiday. According to a report on WTOP , Tuesday of the Turkey Day week was the new Wednesday for this year. Oftentimes, many travelers get stuck on the road on Wednesday but one study mentioned that in a bid to avoid traffic a day before the holiday itself, some motorists have opted travelling two days ahead instead. The result: more vehicles on the road from the usual. “It has been a crazy midday so far,” TOP Director of Traffic and Weather Jim Battagliese said about the traffic in Washington on Tuesday. “If people can waiting until 8 p.m. to leave,that would be great – barring any traffic incidents,” he even advised. But according to Seattle PI , Wednesday remains the worst time to travel for Thanksgiving 2015 as traffic would be heavy. Based on data from Google Maps, it was concluded that the worst hours for traffic jams was between 2 to 5 in the afternoon on a Wednesday. As such, the report advises motorists to

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Last-Minute Thanksgiving 2015 Flight Deals To Watch Out For And Ways To Get Cheap Fares!

Last-Minute Thanksgiving 2015 Flight Deals To Watch Out For And Ways To Get Cheap Fares!

Holiday travel has been one of the most grueling things to do. Aside from packed airports Thanksgiving 2015 flight deals are also a challenge. Several reports though reveal that there are ways to get the best deals minus the hassle of holiday travel. As reported by The New York Times , one good way of making sure a traveler would get the best yet cheapest flight was to be on the lookout for deals especially on social media. According to the report, travelers should follow the Facebook and Twitter accounts of airlines and booking sites to get the update on flight sales in real time. They also advise the public to subscribe to e-mail alerts regarding airline fare promos. It was also mentioned that travelers should be on the lookout up to the last minute as airlines often release the best deals at these times. Tech Times , meanwhile, suggested that resorting to flight deals apps would be another good thing to aid travelers in getting the best Thanksgiving 2015 flight deals. Among three of the best apps to use for holiday travel would be Skyscanner, Gate Guru and Google Fights. With Skyscanner , would-be holiday travelers can compare airline

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American Apparel’s Sexy Ads Turning Away Customers? Retailer Closing Stores In 2015 Amid Advertising Controversy

American Apparel’s Sexy Ads Turning Away Customers? Retailer Closing Stores In 2015 Amid Advertising Controversy

Right Said Fred made a whole song about being “too sexy” in 2006  – but can being too revealing cause a company to go bankrupt? American Apparel announced Monday that it is closing stores and laying off employees in 2015 to cut costs amid its recent advertising controversy. Many have accused the retailer of using sex to sell their products. “We are committed to turning this company around,” Paula Schneider, recently appointed CEO of American Apparel, said in a statement, adding that she intended to “preserve jobs for the overwhelming majority of our 10,000 employees and return the business to long-term profitability.” Schneider told CNNMoney in a recent interview  that the company is undergoing an image change and rebranding to tone down the sexuality in the advertising that made it famous – or should we say infamous? Founder Dov Charney was fired last year from the company amid allegations of mismanagement and sexual harassment . Charney and his “associates” have been hit with about 20 lawsuits and “administrative actions,” according to American Apparel. Previous ads were over-flowing with cleavage, exposed nipples, spread legs, and harsh flash that looked  like the photos were taken by a amateur porn filmmaker.  To say

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White House No Photos And Cameras Rule Lifted After Four Decades! But Selfies Banned?

White House No Photos And Cameras Rule Lifted After Four Decades! But Selfies Banned?

Good news for tourist and locals alike as there won’t be any hindrance to sharing on social media a trip to the White House. It was just announced that the White House is saying goodbye to its 40-year-long White House tour no cameras rule. The announcement was made by First Lady Michelle Obama herself on Instagram . “If you’ve been on the White House tour, you may have seen this sign,” she started saying. “Well, not anymore,” she continued. In a press release on the White House website , the policy change set some parameters for the scrapping of the White House tour no cameras rule. “Effective today, guests are now welcome to take photos throughout the White House tour route and keep those memories for a lifetime,” the announcement said. “Visitors are also encouraged to share their experience using the hashtag #WhiteHouseTour,” it also mentioned after the White House tour no cameras rule has been changed. Although cameras and picture taking are now allowed, camera lenses should not exceed more than 3 inches. Video cameras are also not allowed as well as flash photography. CNN also reported that visitors are not allowed to take their selfies using a selfie

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Fugitive Dead, Another Captured Alive Weeks After Their New York Prison Escape

After more than 20 days, security in upstate New York is back to normal after the New York prison escape of two convicted murders. As reported by CNN , David Sweat was shot but captured alive on Sunday after weeks of manhunt for him and fellow escapee Richard Matt. “The nightmare is finally over,” said New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo. “We wish it didn’t happen in the first place. But if you have to have it happen, this is how you want it to end,” he added. The police believed Sweat was headed for the Canadian border when he was spotted in a barn during the manhunt after weeks of his New York prison escape. New York State Police Sgt. Jay Cook did not think twice and shot at Sweat when it was apparent that he could escape and disappear again. Sweat got hit in the torso but was caught alive. No one else was reported hurt. Cook was lauded and called a hero for his daring lone chase of Sweat as reported by NBC News . People took to Twitter to acknowledge his braveness. Cuomo also extended his congratulations to Cook. Meanwhile, the family of the Broome County Sheriff’s

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Another Employee Charged In New York Prison Escape, Aided In Smuggling Tools Hidden In Burger Meat?

Another Employee Charged In New York Prison Escape

New York Prison employee Gene Palmer has been charged for allegedly aiding in the escape of convicted murderers Richard Matt and David Sweat from the Clinton Correctional Facility in Dannemora, New York. According to a Reuters report, Palmer was charged for “promoting prison contraband, destroying evidence and official misconduct.” Despite the accusations on the New York Prison escape though, Palmer reportedly pleaded not guilty according to the New York state police. His lawyer Andrew Brockway insisted Palmer, who is now out on bail, will continue to cooperate with the police as reported on CNN. “Mr. Palmer has been completely cooperative with the investigation,” Brockway said as quoted by CNN . “He will continue to cooperate. He’s a man of integrity who made some mistakes,” he added. Palmer, as cited in the CNN report, allegedly handed over the tools that aided Matt and Sweat in their escape. The source of the hacksaw blades and drill though was prison employee Joyce Mitchell who has been charged and admitted to hiding the tools inside frozen hamburger meat to get it inside the prison. Palmer’s camp insisted thought that he wasn’t aware of the tools hidden in the meat he delivered inside the inmates’

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