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  • Sri Lanka to deport UK tourist with Buddha tattoo Wednesday, 23 Apr 2014 | 9:46 AM ET

    Police spokesman Ajith Rohana said Naomi Coleman was detained at Colombo's airport after she arrived from India on Monday when authorities spotted the tattoo of Buddha seated on a lotus flower. Buddhism is Sri Lanka's state religion and plays an important part in political and social affairs.

  • NY judge considers subpoena for Airbnb user data Tuesday, 22 Apr 2014 | 6:19 PM ET

    Peer-to-peer home rental site gets its day in court.

  • Teen stowaway just climbed over airport fence Tuesday, 22 Apr 2014 | 11:15 AM ET
    A 15-year-old boy on Sunday scrambled over an airport fence, crossed a tarmac and climbed into a jetliner's wheel well, then flew for five freezing hours to Hawaii on a misadventure that forced authorities to take a hard look at the security system that protects the nation's airline fleet.

    Surveillance video at two airports shows how a teenaged boy managed to stow away in the wheel well of a flight from California to Hawaii. NBC News.

  • Airbnb hopes to quash subpoena seeking user data Monday, 21 Apr 2014 | 5:51 PM ET
    The Airbnb logo and website are displayed on laptop computers in this arranged photograph.

    One of the major disruptors in the lodging industry heads to court Tuesday to defend the way it does business.

  • Air Canada baggage handlers let carry-ons freefall Monday, 21 Apr 2014 | 1:20 PM ET
    File photo of an Air Canada plane on the tarmac at Pearson Airport in Toronto.

    Airline employees have been suspended after a passenger filmed them dropping luggage that passengers had to hand-check at the gate.

  • Portland hotel hooks up to the tiny houses trend Sunday, 20 Apr 2014 | 2:00 PM ET
    The Tiny House Hotel in Portland, Ore., allows guests to try out living in a small self-contained home.

    The environmentally-friendly alternative housing movement is expanding to the hotel industry.

  • In Slovakia, real lottery prize goes to tax man Sunday, 20 Apr 2014 | 12:00 AM ET

    In Slovakia, the government is using receipts in a monthly lottery in order to force restaurant and shop owners to pay sales taxes.

  • This country buys the most drugs online Thursday, 17 Apr 2014 | 11:30 PM ET

    British people are the biggest consumers of drugs on the internet, according to the 2014 Global Drugs Survey.

  • Tommy Hilfiger buys Miami Beach boutique hotel Thursday, 17 Apr 2014 | 4:43 PM ET
    The Raleigh Hotel swimming pool, Miami Beach

    The art deco-designed Raleigh Hotel in South Beach has a fashionable new owner.

  • Summer travelers planning bigger, longer vacations Thursday, 17 Apr 2014 | 4:19 PM ET
    The Magic Kingdom park at Walt Disney World Resort.

    Early numbers show travelers are looking to book bigger and better vacations as soon as the weather warms up.

  • Revenue from Pennsylvania table games up slightly Thursday, 17 Apr 2014 | 10:08 AM ET

    HARRISBURG, Pa.— Pennsylvania casinos are reporting a slight increase in revenue from table games. The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board said Wednesday that revenue from table games totaled $67.9 million last month, up nearly 1 percent from a year ago.

  • Want to be a better worker? Get a creative hobby Thursday, 17 Apr 2014 | 8:57 AM ET

    Employees who did something creative after work were more likely to be helpful and creative problem solvers on the job, according to new research.

  • Cheaters may speed need for data-laden poker chips Wednesday, 16 Apr 2014 | 4:19 PM ET

    Some RFID gaming chips have the ability to not only cut casino's cheating losses, but also track an individual player bet by bet.

  • American Eagle now called Envoy Air, mostly Wednesday, 16 Apr 2014 | 12:52 PM ET
    American Eagle jets at LaGuardia Airport in New York.

    An American Airlines subsidiary has changed its name, but the old moniker isn't entirely going away, the Dallas Morning News reports.

  • An unconventional love story     Wednesday, 16 Apr 2014 | 9:45 AM ET

    Alison Sloat lets Marcus in on her unusual past and the unexpected way Jim and Alison found each other.

  • Atari gets into real-money gambling Tuesday, 15 Apr 2014 | 5:29 PM ET

    Atari, the maker of classic video games like "Pong" and "Centipede," is about to make things a bit more interesting for players. Pariplay will launch Atari's brands across a number of social, online and mobile platforms. This includes a website with real-money gambling on some of Atari's arcade classics, like Centipede, Asteroids and Pong.

  • Passenger claims Air Canada let man 'vape' onboard Tuesday, 15 Apr 2014 | 11:36 AM ET
    Air Canada plane

    A man may have been allowed to use an electronic cigarette on a flights from Calgary to Toronto.

  • Hotels rush to create 12/13/14 wedding packages Tuesday, 15 Apr 2014 | 10:31 AM ET

    The last sequential calendar date in this century may be a lucky day for some couples.

  • Teething troubles for Chinese tourists in Thailand Tuesday, 15 Apr 2014 | 3:49 AM ET

    CHIANG MAI, Thailand— The bucolic, once laid-back campus of one of Thailand's top universities is under a security clampdown. Thousands have clambered aboard student buses at Chiang Mai University, made a mess in cafeterias and sneaked into classes to attend lectures.

  • *Governor supports casino plan; Tokyo officials yet to voice support. OSAKA, Japan, April 15- The Japanese city of Osaka plans to invite operators to build a casino on a plot of reclaimed land on Osaka Bay, its governor told Reuters, pipping Tokyo in the race to attract global gaming firms to set up the country's first gambling resort.

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