AirAsia to launch Southeast Asian air pass

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Budget carrier AirAsia said Thursday it will launch a regional air pass next year to increase revenue and boost tourism in Southeast Asia, taking competition in low-cost air travel to a more intense level. Chief Executive Tony Fernandes said the AirAsia ASEAN Pass will allow …

Duchess of Alba, wealthy aristocrat, dies at 88

MADRID (AP) — The Duchess of Alba, one of Spain’s wealthiest and most colorful aristocrats and recognized as the world’s most titled noble, has died. She was 88. Maria del Rosario Cayetana Fitz-James Stuart y Silva was related to Winston Churchill and shared toys with the future Queen Elizabeth — …