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INCIDENT — Deputies stopped a vehicle at Mission Drive and Fourth Place in Solvang just before 10 p.m. for having an inoperative brake light a…

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TRUMP, explaining his hesitancy to suspend U.S. domestic flights to stem spread of the virus: “They’re generally very, very empty planes. ... There’s also testing done when people get onto those planes and also when people get off the planes.” — news briefing on April 6.

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Tubman was never content with being free unless everyone else was, too. She vowed to return to the plantation and bring her family and friends to freedom. And for the next 10 years, she made more than a dozen trips to Maryland to free slaves, according to the National Park Service.

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Snodgrass said middle school is the right age to start talking about both driving safety and how to be a responsible passenger. Debriefing with kids after they have ridden with teen drivers is also a good habit and opportunity to discuss potential safety issues they observed and how they handled it.

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Setting up a contract with new teen drivers or passengers is one way parents can establish safe-driving guidelines, Snodgrass said. Rules could include always wearing a seatbelt, putting phones away at the beginning of the trip, being mindful of speed, limiting distractions like loud music, not eating while driving and completing tasks such as taking off a jacket before starting the car.

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Lack of experience can result in drivers not always reacting quickly to changes in road or driving conditions or paying as close attention to other cars or pedestrians as they should, Snodgrass said.

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Parents’ top safety concerns related to teens driving with teens include distracted driving caused by loud music, cell phones or other teens in the car, the Mott Poll finds. Snodgrass said young passengers need to be mindful of not creating distractions, such as saying, “Look at this!” to show the driver a video or photo. Passengers also can increase safety by offering to hold the driver’s phone, respond to messages, navigate, adjust the temperature and keep radio volume low.

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Although some airlines give away fewer free seats in business and first class than in the past, passengers with higher status in frequent-flyer programs do get upgraded for free at times, and those folks also have higher priority on waiting lists for mileage upgrades.

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American, Delta and United let passengers use miles (15,000 to 20,000) plus a copay of $75, on lower-48 domestic routes, to upgrade from economy. Sometimes an upgrade is available immediately when you call the airline’s award desk, but usually you’ll be put on a waitlist.

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Although some airlines give away fewer free seats in business and first class than in the past, passengers with higher status in frequent-flyer programs do get upgraded for free at times, and those folks also have higher priority on waiting lists for mileage upgrades.

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American, Delta and United let passengers use miles (15,000 to 20,000) plus a copay of $75, on lower-48 domestic routes, to upgrade from economy. Sometimes an upgrade is available immediately when you call the airline's award desk, but usually you'll be put on a waitlist. How far in advance you book, the price of the economy fare, and the time you check in for the flight may affect your chances. Upgrades on flights to Hawaii and international destinations will cost more miles and higher copays, and other airlines besides those mentioned also allow mileage upgrades.

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SAND SPRINGS, Okla. (AP) — A man stole a pickup truck with a sleeping passenger and a goat inside it and drove it all the way from Missouri to Oklahoma before releasing the terrified victim and animal and eventually being arrested, authorities say.

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AAA says more Americans than ever—115.6 million— are traveling this year between Saturday, Dec. 21, and Wednesday, Jan. 1.

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The idea of soaring 35,000 feet above the earth in a metal tube freaks you out. You have no control over whether the plane gets off the ground, let alone lands safely. Fear be damned, though, you're going to take this flight — but you might need some coping mechanisms to get you there.

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