Hidden city ticketing: How air travellers are taking chances to save big

TORONTO -- When Kevin, a Toronto-based entrepreneur, travels to San Francisco for work, he often books a flight to Santa Ana, Calif., instead. Then he disembarks the plane during the stopover in San Francisco and skips the last leg of the flight to southern California.
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Polish president to veto bills seen as assault on judicial independence

Poland's president announced Monday that he will veto two contentious bills seen as assaults on the independence of the judicial system by the ruling party and which have sparked days of nationwide protests.
The decision marks the first time that Andrzej Duda has broken openly with Jaroslaw Kaczynski, leader of the ruling Law and Justice party.
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The $5 T-shirt that could get you detained in Turkey

In Saudi Arabia it's a miniskirt that will get you arrested; these days in Turkey, it is a not-so-basic white T-shirt bearing a particular four-letter word: H-E-R-O.
Wearing it, Turkish authorities believe, signals support for the people accused of plotting to overthrow this country's government.
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Why a Canadian's 'bullet hole-ridden' Brooklyn bar is stoking racial backlash

Languid indie rock on the sound system. A menu listing $12 cocktails. Patrons in distressed denim sipping craft beers.
What this Brooklyn bar probably didn't need was the iffy gun-crime backstory, not to mention the apparent allusions to cheap malt liquor.
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Torrential downpours, unbridled wildfires, massive storm surges, deadly droughts — dangerous, extreme weather events becoming commonplace are a wake-up call from Mother Nature, says Al Gore.
"Mother Nature's joined the debate and all these extreme events related to climate have really awakened a lot of people [to climate change]," the former U.S.
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Taking flight: Loonie may top 80 cents for first time since 2015

The Canadian dollar is flirting with 80 cents US, a level it hasn't touched since the summer of 2015.
The Canadian dollar finished last week just below the threshold, settling at 79.76 cents US when stock markets closed on Friday.
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Greening Canada's oil could be good for business and the environment: Don Pittis

To much of the world, Canada's oil production is indelibly linked to images of tortured landscapes that make oilsands mining seem like something out the evil land of Mordor in J.R.R. Tolkien's Lord of the Rings.
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Trump's son-in-law to address Senate committee Monday

Congressional investigators probing Russia's meddling in the U.S. election will have their first opportunity this week to hear from someone in U.S. President Donald Trump's innermost circle: son-in-law Jared Kushner.
Kushner, who is a senior adviser to the president and is married to Trump's daughter, Ivanka, will talk to staff on the Senate intelligence committee Monday behind closed doors.
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Israel's Foreign Ministry said on Monday that a security guard at the country's embassy in Jordan opened fire, killing two Jordanians, after being attacked by one of them with a screwdriver.
The incident took place on Sunday evening, at a residential building used by embassy staff.
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AMMAN, Jordan — Three people, including an Israeli man, were wounded by gunfire Sunday in a residential building in the heavily fortified Israeli embassy compound in Jordan’s capital, the kingdom’s Public Security Directorate said.
Before the shooting, Jordanians had entered the apartment building for carpentry work, the statement said.
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Suicide bombing kills 24, wounds 40 in Kabul

A suicide attacker detonated a car bomb in the western part of Kabul on Monday, killing at least 24 people and wounding 40, doubling earlier casualty estimates, an Interior Ministry spokesman in the Afghan capital said.
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Suicide bombing kills at least 35 in Kabul

A suicide attacker detonated a car bomb in the western part of Kabul on Monday, killing at least 35 people, more than doubling earlier casualty estimates, an Interior Ministry spokesman in the Afghan capital said.
Police cordoned off the area, located near the house of the deputy government Chief Executive Mohammad Mohaqiq in a part of the city where many of the mainly Shia Hazara community live, but they said the target of the attack was so far unclear.
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