Greyhound bracing for 500,000 passengers during Thanksgiving week

Greyhound bracing for 500,000 passengers during Thanksgiving week

Staff Report / Southern Arizona News-Examiner The Thanksgiving holiday period is usually one of the busiest travel times in the year. This year is expected to be no different. Greyhound Bus Lines is preparing for a predicted 500,000 passengers during the holiday period. More from Travel Pulse: Greyhound — and the travel industry as a […]

The return of Orbital ATK to space

The return of Orbital ATK to space

Everyone loves a good comeback story, and Orbital ATK’s return to space is no exception. In its first cargo mission to the International Space Station following a launch failure in October 2015, Orbital ATK is back with an ambitious launch plan. There’s the enhanced Cygnus spacecraft launching atop United Launch Alliance’s Atlas V rocket, a […]

Eric Peters: The VW “Fix”

Eric Peters: The VW “Fix”

By Eric Peters Never take a wooden nickel. Or a “credit card” from VW. Reportedly, the under-siege automaker is going to send out prepaid crest cards (see here) to people who own one of the diesel-powered models VW adjusted to “cheat” government emissions tests. But the catch is that you have to bring the car […]

TSO to perform Ravel & Falla ballet favorites

TSO to perform Ravel & Falla ballet favorites

Staff Report / Southern Arizona News-Examiner Ballet music, a tribute to a music critic and a melodious Flower Clock are celebrated in the Tucson Symphony Orchestra’s Classic Series program, Spanish Inspiration, French Impressionism: Ravel and Falla, on Friday, December 4 at 8:00 p.m. and Sunday, December 6 at 2:00 p.m. at the Tucson Music Hall. […]

Eric Peters: 2016 Forester XT new car review

Eric Peters: 2016 Forester XT new car review

By Eric Peters I don’t look at the Subaru Forester XT as (god help us) another crossover SUV. I look at it as what it is… A stealth WRX. An M80 in a ladyfinger wrapper. Did you know you can get one with more or less the same engine – turbo’d, intercooled boxer four – […]

Bob Garver: “The Peanuts Movie” review

Bob Garver: “The Peanuts Movie” review

By Bob Garver “Peanuts,” the comic-and-cartoon franchise created by Charles M. Schultz about perpetual loser Charlie Brown and his beagle Snoopy, is getting its first big-screen treatment of the modern era. I have three compliments right off the bat. First, even though it’s a 3-D animated version of 2-D animated characters, there is nothing distractingly […]

American and Qantas partner for trans-Pacific dominance

American and Qantas partner for trans-Pacific dominance

American Airlines is teaming up with Qantas Airways in a bid to become lion of the Pacific when it comes to flights from the U.S. to the lands Down Under. In an announcement Tuesday at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), American Airlines Group President Scott Kirby announced new service from Los Angeles to Auckland to […]

Coping with holiday delays

Coping with holiday delays

If you are flying through Los Angeles International Airport for the Thanksgiving holiday, be prepared to slog through the busiest airport in the nation. If that’s not bad enough, LAX travelers will probably face some of the country’s worst delays. But travelers in the know may be able to make the best of delays at […]

Eric Peters: Things you won’t find in your next new car

Eric Peters: Things you won’t find in your next new car

By Eric Peters It’s almost impossible to find a new car that doesn’t come standard with amenities that used to be expensive options such as air conditioning (usually, automatic climate controlled air conditioning), power windows and locks, cruise and (usually) at least a four-speaker stereo system. But there are also items that used to be […]