close Video Fox News Flash top headlines for August 9 Fox News Flash top headlines for August 9 are here. Check out what's clicking on Foxnews.com Having some dog bites occur aboard its planes doesn’t give Delta Air Lines the OK to ban a specific breed, the federal government determined Thursday. Delta enacted a ban against “pit bull type dogs” as support animals last year following several onboard incidents. In one case, a passenger was left with a bloody face after another passenger’s dog attacked him. But on Thursday, the federal Department of Transportation clarified the rules for airlines regarding animals traveling with passengers. The DOT said that airline employees can bar any animal they consider a safety threat. But they cannot issue a blanket ban against an entire breed of dog or cat, such as pit bulls. PASSENGER SUING OVER DOG BITE The number of air travelers accompanied by animals has risen sharply in recent years as more people … [Read more...] about Delta ban on pit bulls as support animals is rejected as feds clarify rules for all airlines
Image 1 of / 45 Caption Close Image 1 of 45 Stuck with an annoying airline seatmate? Here's what you can do about it. 1 / 45 Back to Gallery Airline passengers can be so annoying. How annoying? Just ask Retha Charette, a tour guide from Arlington, Vemont. On a recent flight from Newark to Amsterdam, her seatmate opened her tray table, placed her infant on it and began to change the baby's diaper. "It's the most disgusting thing I've ever seen on a plane," Charette says. "I didn't know what to do." It's hard to find someone who doesn't have a story like hers to tell. Charette, who writes a blog called Roaming Nanny, says she tries to keep her cool when a seatmate does something irritating. "I think the number one thing to remember when something weird starts happening is not to lose your temper," she says. "I firmly believe that when most people travel, they don't think about those around them. We're all worried about our comfort." … [Read more...] about Stuck with an annoying airline seatmate? Here’s what you can do about it.
Country music stations may not like to play Kacey Musgraves on the radio, but people in the industry sure seem like big fans - the singer walked away with two wins at the Country Music Association Awards in Nashville on Wednesday, tying Luke Combs for the most trophies of the night. "The female creative spirit, female energy, it's really needed right now. It's really important. And I feel like it's something that earth needs," Musgraves said as she picked up the trophy for female vocalist. Her Grammy-winning ballad, "Rainbow," won music video of the year. "So whether it's me that's up here or any of the other women in this category, I just think that it's a beautiful thing and I'm very appreciative." It was a fitting speech, given the show's theme was "celebrating legendary women in country music"; Nashville has made lots of unflattering headlines in recent years about the male-dominated genre's lack of support for female artists. So the CMAs split up the longtime co-hosting duo of … [Read more...] about CMA Awards 2019: Best and worst moments
Story highlights Esther Okade is a 10-year-old British-Nigerian student She recently enrolled at the Open University in the UK Already top of her class scoring 100% in a recent exam Took A-level exams, a British secondary school qualification, last year (CNN)At first glance Esther Okade seems like a normal 10-year-old. She loves dressing up as Elsa from "Frozen," playing with Barbie dolls and going to the park or shopping. But what makes the British-Nigerian youngster stand out is the fact that she's also a university undergraduate. Esther, from Walsall, an industrial town in the UK's West Midlands region, is one of the country's youngest college freshmen. The talented 10-year-old enrolled at the Open University, a UK-based distance learning college, in January and is already top of the class, having recently scored 100% in a recent exam. "It's so interesting. It has the type of maths I love. It's real maths -- theories, complex numbers, all that type of stuff," she giggles. … [Read more...] about Meet the 10-year-old maths genius who’s just enrolled at college
Story highlights Nigerian singer Nneka releases latest album, "My Fairy Tales" She combines reggae and afrobeat with powerful lyrics tackling politics, love and forgiveness (CNN)Wrapped up in a long brightly-colored scarf, which does little to contain her free-flowing curly hair, Nneka sits back quietly as she tries to bring to mind her very first memory of music. "I was a kid," the Nigerian singer finally says, her thoughts traveling back to Warri, the Niger Delta city where she grew up. "While I was doing my domestic work in the house, sweeping, waking up at 5am in the morning, there was this bird [singing] -- and I never forgot the melody," she continues, breaking a warm smile. "Funny wise, like 25 years later I was in Lagos and I heard the same melody -- it was amazing!" Nneka's first musical recollection might be firmly rooted in her birthplace, but the award-winning singer's career was destined to begin thousands of miles away from home -- the daughter of a Nigerian … [Read more...] about Nneka: Nigeria’s soul superstar is back – and as outspoken as ever