Latest on Americas Summit: UN chief praises US and Cuba 9:10 p.m. (0210 GMT, 10:10 p.m. EDT) U.N. Secretary-general Ban Ki-moon is praising presidents Barack Obama and Raul Castro for moving to restore U.S.-Cuban diplomatic relations after decades of hostility. ... 04/10/2015 - 10:17 pm | View Link
Latest on Americas Summit: Obama a few seats from Castro 8:20 p.m. (0120 GMT, 9:20 p.m. EDT) President Barack Obama is wedged between the leaders of El Salvador and Grenada at the opening ceremony of the Summit of the Americas. Two seats down from Obama is Cuban ... 04/10/2015 - 9:21 pm | View Link
Latest on Americas Summit: Pot bangers protest over Maduro 7:50 p.m. (0050 GMT, 8:50 p.m. EDT) Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro was greeted with a din of banging pots as he arrived for the start of the Summit of the Americas. The Panama City neighborhood surrounding ... 04/10/2015 - 8:50 pm | View Link
Clues to support for Bashir abound in rural Sudan The name of President Omar al-Bashir is mainly known worldwide because of decades of deadly conflict in Sudan and also for his overseeing the country's split from the south. For Ahmed al-Muada, Bashir and his ruling National Congress Party (NCP), both seeking reelection on Monday, are the reason he is being treated in a hospital near his home in the town of Shendi on the banks of the Nile ... 04/10/2015 - 7:36 am | View Link
Karle's Korner: Bama nabs a coach from the pro ranks: This just might work! Let me get this straight: He's a man who is small in stature but owns a big heart. He is a man who spent years in Louisiana, owns a championship, and is seldom outworked. He was nabbed from the pro ranks and is nicknamed by many "The Little General". Where have we seen this before? 04/6/2015 - 10:01 pm | View Link
BTS: 24 excessive tarmac delays reported in February In February, 16 US domestic flights experienced tarmac delays exceeding three hours and eight international ... be required to honor these fares based on the Department’s rule against post-purchase increases of scheduled air transportation,” DOT ... 04/16/2015 - 6:15 am | View Link
Tarmac delay rules: Consumer success or industry burden? Thankfully for fliers, former DOT Secretary Raymond LaHood acted. He announced the first tarmac delay rule in December 2009, and it took effect in April 2010. One year later, the DOT announced an expanded rule that applied to charter operations and foreign ... 02/4/2015 - 2:11 am | View Link
Southwest fined $1.6 million for tarmac delay rule violation Southwest Airlines is being fined $1.6 million for violating violated federal rules involving long tarmac delays last January. It's the largest civil penalty a carrier has been assessed for violating the rules. According to the Transportation Department ... 01/16/2015 - 12:02 am | View Link
Southwest Fined $1.6 Million For Violating Tarmac Delay Rule DALLAS, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) – Dallas’ Southwest Airlines is being fined $1.6 million for not letting passengers get off planes that were stuck on the ground during long delays. The The U.S. Department of Transportation accused Southwest of failing to ... 01/15/2015 - 8:34 am | View Link
DOT Tarmac Rule Cuts Long Delays The U.S. Department of Transportation reports that its consumer protection rule prohibiting tarmac delays over three hours has both virtually eliminated tarmac delays of more than three hours and significantly reduced tarmac delays that are between one and ... 01/24/2014 - 7:10 am | View Link
Contingency Plan for Lengthy Tarmac Delays | Delta Air Lines Overview. Before delays occur, Delta has a comprehensive plan designed to forecast and adjust to operational challenges and minimize lengthy delays while passengers ... 04/19/2015 - 7:50 am | View Website
Tarmac Delay Rule: Final Rule Tarmac Delay Contingency Plans Requires foreign air carriers operating to or from the U.S. with at least one aircraft with 30 or more passenger seats to ... 04/17/2015 - 3:20 am | View Website
US DOT Fines Southwest $1.6 Million for Violating Tarmac ... U.S. Department of Transportation Fines Southwest $1.6 Million for Violating Tarmac Delay Rule 04/16/2015 - 9:15 pm | View Website
New DOT Consumer Rule Limits Airline Tarmac Delays ... U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood today announced a new rule that significantly strengthens protections afforded to consumers by, among other things ... 04/16/2015 - 9:19 am | View Website
tarmac Department of Transportation (DOT) today announced that Southwest Airlines violated federal rules involving lengthy tarmac delays last January. 04/16/2015 - 5:52 am | View Website
The family-friendly Natural Bridges State Beach is best known for the clouds of migrating monarch butterflies that arrive every winter and take up residence in the park’s eucalyptus grove.
The freestanding arch, once connected to land and strong enough to support the weight of automobiles, now serves as a roosting spot for hundreds of floppy brown pelicans.
Natural Bridges offers a cornucopia of wildlife viewing opportunities, including tide pools at the north end of the beach, sea otters and seals lounging in the waves, and a cormorant rookery on the cliffs near the park’s West Cliff Drive entrance.
The spring migration, which runs through May, features Mexican-born gray whale babies heading north for their first visit to the feeding grounds off Alaskan shores.
Natural Bridges offers picnic tables, barbecue grills, an interpretive center and park store — but no campsites.
Pay to park near the bathrooms and picnic tables, or find a street spot on Swanton Boulevard or near the park’s back entrance on Delaware Avenue and walk in.
Bill Katz’s Squirrel Hill home is adorned with mementos from his travels: a silk screen from China in the living room, a painting from Mexico in the television room and the beloved collection of elephant statuettes assembled by his wife, Phyllis. After 54 years running Pittsburgh travel agency Atlas Travel, Mr.