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Airlines dodge legislation aimed at curbing excessive fees

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Senate panel has approved an aviation policy bill Wednesday after a partisan fight over whether airlines are unfairly gouging consumers with fees for basic services like checked bags, seat assignments and ticket changes. The Senate commerce committee approved by a voice vote a bill to continue …

On This Day: January 7, 2011

Today’s Highlights in History See a larger version of this front page. On Jan. 7, 1979, Vietnamese forces captured the Cambodian capital of Phnom Penh, overthrowing the Khmer Rouge government. (Go to article.) On Jan. 7, 1873, Adolph Zukor, the American entrepreneur who built the Paramount movie empire, was born. …