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BY JOE MARIO PEDERSEN ORLANDO SENTINEL/TNS ORLANDO – A lightning strike blew up part of a Florida highway and sent a chunk of it into the windshield of a moving vehicle. The strike occurred just before 7:30 a.m. on Monday, according to Walton County Fire Rescue. First responders responded to a call in reference to […]

“Traveling Black: A Story of Race and Resistance’’ by Mia Bay. Harvard University Press. 391 pages. $35.  BY DR. GLENN C. ALTSCHULER SPECIAL TO THE FLORIDA COURIER “Personal liberty consists in the power of locomotion, of changing situation, or removing one’s person to whatever places one’s inclination may direct, without restraint,” Supreme Court Justice John […]

BY PETER SBLENDORIO NEW YORK DAILY NEWS/TNS Tiger Woods is “grateful” and focused on his recovery from a serious SUV crash after officials determined the collision was caused by an “unsafe” driving speed. The golf superstar was recently told that the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department’s investigation into the Feb. 23 crash in Los Angeles […]

‘The United States government made a huge error by deporting a stateless person, in this case to Haiti. So, they need to do everything they can to fix this problem.’ Nicole Phillips lawyer for Paul Pierrilus BY JACQUELINE CHARLES MIAMI HERALD/TNS MIAMI – Less than two weeks after his deportation to Haiti – a country […]

BY FRANK WITSIL DETROIT FREE PRESS/TNS Delta is threatening to permanently ban rude passengers, according to a travel blog quoting a memo to employees from the airline’s CEO. “Those who refuse to display basic civility to our people or their fellow travelers are not welcome on Delta,” Delta CEO Ed Bastian wrote. “Their actions will […]

Fares are cheaper than they have been on decades because of the pandemic. BY KYLE ARNOLD THE DALLAS MORNING NEWS/TNS Traveling the country hasn’t been this cheap in decades. For less than $100, travelers from the Dallas area can buy a roundtrip ticket to New York, Las Vegas, Orlando, Los Angeles and dozens of other […]

NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA Gas prices in Florida during 2020 were the lowest in 16 years as travel and daily commuting dropped because of the coronavirus pandemic, according to AAA. The auto club also said that as 2021 started, prices at the pump averaged $2.19 a gallon, down from $2.50 a year ago. “Florida drivers […]

BY GABRIELLE RUSSON ORLANDO SENTINEL/TNS Starting  Jan. 1, you can do something you haven’t done at Disney World since the pandemic reopening: Visit two theme parks in one day. Disney is bringing back a modified park hopper option that requires visitors to make reservations for their first park and physically go to that park. At […]

BY LACEY PFALZ TRAVELPULSE/TNS The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has published some tips on Thanksgiving and holiday travel this year, helping people to be as prepared as possible to travel during not only the holidays but also the COVID-19 pandemic. Take a mask TSA has made some changes to the security screening process to help […]

BY KERRI WESTENBERG STAR TRIBUNE/MINNEAPOLIS/TNS In a year like no other, when indoor gatherings are suspect and family gatherings may be scrapped, who knows what the holidays will bring. Fortunately, people still pondering plans – and yet to buy airline tickets – may not be forced to pay for their delay. The usual rise in […]