Fees raise the ire of Newscut blogger Spirit Airlines is dropping some fares down to a penny. Beyond that penny, all the customer has to pay is the $52 fuel fee, and $45 dollars to travel with luggage, and a $40-per-year membership fee. Oh, and $19 in taxes, too.8:25 a.m.
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FCC Loses Key Ruling On 'Net Neutrality'
Cable and Internet giant Comcast has won a legal decision that could have big implications for the future of the Internet. The Federal Communications Commission tried to punish Comcast for selectively blocking some traffic on its network. But a federal appeals court says the FCC was overstepping its authority.
Supreme Court May Soon Lack Protestant Justices
When Justice John Paul Stevens retires, it is entirely possible there will be no protestant justices on the U.S. Supreme Court for the first time ever. In all of American history, there have been just 12 Catholics on the court, and six of them are there now.
Cyberattack: U.S. Unready For Future Face Of War
While the U.S. has unequaled offensive cyberwar capability, experts say it is unprepared to fend off a massive cyberattack. "I see this as possibly one of the gravest intelligence battles the U.S. has ever fought, and it's a battle we're currently losing," says cyberpolicy analyst James Lewis.
1 Solved. 6 Millennium Prize Math Problems Remain
Grigori Perelman, a Russian mathematician, solved one of the world's most complicated math problems several years ago. The Poincare Conjecture was the first of the seven Millennium Prize Problems to be solved. Renee Montagne speaks with mathematician Keith Devlin about the problems that are worth $1 million each if solved.
White House Revamps U.S. Nuclear Posture
President Obama is limiting the circumstances under which the U.S. would use nuclear weapons. The Nuclear Posture Review was a year in the making and breaks from previous reports. Some arms control advocates say the president is taking a cautious line, even though he often speaks about his efforts to move toward a world without nuclear weapons.
Random Attacks On The Increase In Iraq
In Iraq, the formation of a coalition government may be many weeks away, even though elections took place a month ago. As the deadlock drags on, the violence has spiked. More than 100 people have been killed since last Friday.
Visual Artists To Sue Google Over Online Library
The American Society of Media Photographers and other groups representing visual artists plan to file a class-action lawsuit against Google Wednesday, according to media reports. The groups charge that Google's plan to create a vast online library by digitizing millions of books amounts to a large-scale copyright infringement.
TiVo's Goal With New DVR: Become The Google Of TV
The company that introduced America to digital video recording hopes to change TV watching again. Its new digital box draws video from cable, broadcast and the Internet. But there are challenges: a hefty price tag and Google's own TV plans.
Don't Trash Or Stash Old Cell Phones; Recycle Them
As part of National Cell Phone Recycling week, the Environmental Protection Agency is working with mobile phone companies to encourage Americans to recycle the 130 million cell phones they discard each year. The EPA says recycling those phones would save energy, cut pollution and even reap gold, silver and copper.
Mattel, Hasbro Disagree Over Proper Nouns
Mattel's new edition of scrabble called Scrabble Trickster is including new rules that would allow the use of proper nouns. Mattel owns the rights to Scrabble outside North America. In the U.S., Hasbro owns the rights and it says it is not changing any rules.