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Risk of Death Doesn't Stop Everest Climbers

If climbers eyeing Mount Everest were intimidated by the possibility of death, they would have stopped a long time ago.Instead, they keep coming, in growing numbers, in defiance of the danger - and often because of it.







Fri, 18 Apr 2014 23:06:54 GMT
Uber and Lyft Price Wars Could Take Their Toll

Uber and Lyft are driving in opposite directions when it comes to how much they charge you for a ride.On Thursday, Uber announced that it would tack on a $1 safe rides fee to its UberX car service to cover the cost of insurance, background checks and more.







Fri, 18 Apr 2014 21:02:36 GMT
10 National Parks Worth a Visit This Spring

That big summer vacation may still be months away, but thats no reason to stay indoors. This month, many of Americas national parks are just now shaking off winters chill and welcoming visitors with warmer temperatures, fields of wildflowers and blessedly few crowds.







Fri, 18 Apr 2014 21:02:36 GMT
Vote for the Week in Pictures: April 10 - 17

Vote for the best image from the Week in Pictures. The winning image will be displayed next week.Last week's winner:







Fri, 18 Apr 2014 19:13:55 GMT
Eastern Air Lines Looks to Take to the Skies Once Again

Eastern Air Lines may one day return to the skies.Plans are under way to bring back the iconic Miami-based carrier, which operated from the 1920s until 1991.In January, Eastern Air Lines Group filed its initial application with the U.S. Department of Transportation.







Fri, 18 Apr 2014 17:40:59 GMT
When Is the Price of Gas Cheaper? Weekdays or Weekends?

People tend to grouse about gas stations jacking up their prices on weekends, but in most states, gas prices are higher during the workweek.The crowdsourced gas-price aggregator GasBuddy.com took an exhaustive, four-year look at what days gas was cheapest in each of the 50 states and Washington, D.







Fri, 18 Apr 2014 17:25:31 GMT
At Least 13 Sherpas Dead as Avalanche Sweeps Mount Everest

An avalanche swept down a slope of Mount Everest on Friday along a route used to ascend the world's highest peak, killing at least 13 people in the mountain's deadliest disaster.NBC News confirmed that all of the dead were Sherpa guides.







Fri, 18 Apr 2014 16:08:21 GMT
Look, Ma, No Horse! Will Old Timey Car Make It in Central Park?

An electric car that proponents hope will replace horse-drawn carriages in New York City was presented Thursday at the New York International Auto Show, as critics expressed their distaste for the idea.







Fri, 18 Apr 2014 12:15:40 GMT
Would-Be Hijacker Wielded Toblerone 'Like a Sword,' Court Hears

A passenger armed with only with a Toblerone chocolate bar demanded the jet fly to Sochi so he could watch the Winter Olympics, a court heard.Antti Oskari Manselius, 23, from Finland, also made a false bomb threat on the Feb.







Fri, 18 Apr 2014 10:58:05 GMT
Remembering Jerrie Mock's Solo Flight Around the World

Its been 50 years since Jerrie Mock became the first woman to fly solo around the earth.







Fri, 18 Apr 2014 00:26:10 GMT
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