TSA doling out $15,000 for ideas to improve airport lines

Do you have a suggestion for how the Transportation Security Administration could improve its airport security lines? If so, it could pay off. The agency will award a cumulative total of $15,000 to individuals whose ideas help the agency tweak the way it handles its lines. The agency guarantees that …

Fast food ambitions in China hurt by safety scares

BEIJING (AP) — Already China’s biggest restaurant operator with 4,600 outlets, KFC is pursuing Chinese consumers so avidly it opens two more every day. That dramatic growth comes with a big catch: KFC’s quality control is struggling to keep up. The Louisville, Kentucky-based chain is reeling after a Chinese supplier …

UPI Almanac for Thursday, July 31, 2014

Today is Thursday, July 31, the 212th day of 2014 with 153 to follow. The moon is waxing. Morning stars are Jupiter, Mercury, Neptune, Uranus and Venus. Evening stars are Mars and Saturn. Those born on this date are under the sign of Leo. They include author and jurist James …

Quote of the Day

“Why isn’t anybody coming here to pick up the pieces?” ~MARIA NIKOLAYEVA, a retiree in Petropavlovka, Ukraine, who was distraught at finding personal belongings from the crashed Malaysia Airlines plane in her garden. Quotation of the Day for Wednesday, July 30, 2014 – NYTimes.com.