Orlando, Fla. - Southwest Airlines in partnership with Sea World in Orlando has unveiled a new logo jet, Penguin One, to celebrate the park's new Antarctica attraction. Emblazoned on the side of the Boeing 737-700 airplane is a Gentoo penguin, one of the many types found both in Antarctica and at...
The tiny island nation of Kiribati has banned commercial fishing in the Phoenix Island’s Protected Area starting January 1, 2015, according to Anote Tong, Kiribati’s President.  The coral reefs and surrounding area is considered one of the world’s most pristine archipelagos. In comments during the announcement, Tong said the area...
http://www.thefloridanewsjournal.comLakeland, Fla. - The 38th annual Sun N' Fun Fly-In air show starts today in Lakeland Florida and is expected to attract as many as 160,000 visitors along with nearly 100 experimental aircraft plus the usual warbirds, and other flying craft. The event is at the Lakeland Linder Regional Airport...
North Korea has decided to allow tourism and is opening the door to the country, albeit just a crack. If you've ever wanted to visit North Korea but were afraid of having to illegally slip into the country and end up getting caught and accused of being a spy since...
Here are the most annoying complaints your fellow Floridian drivers have against you and your bad driving habits, and we found you're not nearly as good as you think you are. We surveyed 1,004 adults across Florida in October 2013 and discovered the overwhelming majority of complaints about Florida...
Bristol, U.K. - A rare earthquake struck the town of Cornwall, England at 7:40 a.m. eastern time this morning and lasted for a few seconds. According to the British Geological Society, the quake measured only 2.2 magnitudes on the Richter scale but was felt as far away as Austell and Padstow. There...
Washington, D.C. - The National Park Service, a unit of the Department of the Interior, has said that 69 parks are either closed or have limited access and restricted hours due to damage caused from Hurricane Sandy. The hardest hit areas include New Jersey, New York, and West Virginia and the...
Miami, Fla. - The Centers for Disease Control has given the Carnival ship 'Fascination' an 84 for sanitation in a recent surprise inspection. Anything less than 86 is considered a failure according to the CDC and the U.S. Coast Guard. Carnival Cruises is based in Miami and has had several recent...
Lake Buena Vista, Fla. - Disney World's Epcot has opened its new Tutto Gusto restaurant and a new wine cellar as part of the Italian Pavilion's renovation at the World Showcase Lagoon section of the theme park. Epcot is one of four major theme parks located at Disney World, the...
Two South Florida bound cruise ships are dealing with outbreaks of the norovirus a gastrointestinal virus. The ships with are both Princess Cruise Line ships are the Ruby Princess and Crown Princess which are headed to dock in Fort Lauderdale. The cruise line alerted future passengers of the ships that...