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Disney’s Flower and Garden Show opens at Epcot

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Florida – The 20th Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival kicks off this week at Walt Disney World. This year’s festival, which is presented by HGTV, runs through May 19. The 75-day-long festival, held at the Epcot theme park, includes “sweeping garden landscapes” and more than 100 “topiary spectacles,” including one promoting the upcoming Disney movie “Monsters University.” The festival will also feature nighttime illuminated gardens in Future World and the World

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Delta wants to grow in Brazil

Delta Air Lines said it filed an application with the U.S. Department of Transportation to add nonstop flights to Sao Paulo from both New York and Atlanta, two of its key business markets. If approved, the flights could begin as soon as this year, the airline said. “Delta has a strong commitment to the Latin American market and we want to increase options of travel to and from Sao Paulo, Brazil’s largest and most important

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Smart keys don’t help dumb motorists

Apparently the rise in smart keys hasn’t helped prevent motorists from locking their keys in their cars. In 2012, AAA helped more than four million members who locked themselves out of their vehicles. That number hasn’t waned in the past five years despite the increased deployment of so-called smart keys, which often allow motorists to enter and start their vehicles without keys. “Traditional car keys will likely become obsolete and be replaced by technologies offering

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TSA allows small knives in carry on bags

Travelers can now take “small knives” in their carry-on luggage, under a rule change announced this week by the Transportation Security Administration (TSA). “This is part of an overall Risk-Based Security approach, which allows Transportation Security Officers to better focus their efforts on finding higher threat items such as explosives,” the agency said in its statement outlining its rationale. The change, effective April 25, also aligns “more closely with International Civil Aviation Organization standards.” With

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Climb aboard the General during Southern Museum’s ‘Museum Night’

The Southern Museum of Civil War & Locomotive History is celebrating its 10th birthday with an evening of family-friendly activities aimed at offering visitors a unique look at the museum and its exhibits. The inaugural Museum Night: Trains, Planes and Cars, scheduled for 4-7 p.m. on Saturday, March 23, will feature an evening of family- and history-centered activities in addition to providing visitors an up-close look at museum artifacts. During the event, guests will have