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Even with increased airport security vulnerabilities remain

ATLANTA (AP) — In a post-9/11 world, American airports have taken all sorts of steps to keep travelers safe. But significant vulnerabilities remain. The attack that killed five people Friday at the Fort Lauderdale airport raised concerns about how to further protect travelers and what place firearms have in U.S. …

Travelers lose 25,000 items in Florida airport rampage

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Dan and Janice Kovacs and their two children were passing through airport security when the gunfire erupted. They were shoeless — with wallets, passports and carry-on items chugging along a conveyer belt — when they sprang into the mass of people running to safety. Now …

Rare glass penny from World War II sells for $70k

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A rare experimental glass penny made during World War II has netted a pretty penny at auction — selling for $70,500. Heritage Auctions announced Friday that the penny was sold during Thursday’s auction based in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, to an American buyer who wishes to …

Hotels expand options to keep guests healthy on the road

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Running concierges, a hotel mini bar stocked with produce from the local farmers market and a training wall that comes standard in every room. The hotel industry is moving beyond basement gyms and basic spa menus to accommodate guests’ growing requests to stay healthy while …