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Routes: United closes SFO lounge; SAA restructures + Hong Kong Air,...

Routes: United closes SFO lounge; SAA restructures + Hong Kong Air, AA, Delta, Condor, more
A weekly roundup of airline route and service news By Chris McGinnis, SFGATE Updated 2:53 pm PST, Saturday, December 7, 2019 At SFO, United is directing inbound transpacific business class travelers to its Polaris lounge after the closing of its Arrivals Lounge. At SFO, United is directing inbound transpacific business class travelers to its Polaris lounge…

Starbucks is giving away free coffee for life. Here’s how to...

Starbucks brought back its wildly popular holiday contest, "Starbucks for Life," on Tuesday. Five grand prize winners will receive a daily credit for a free Starbucks food or drink item for life, or for 30 years.The contest can be entered by making a purchase with a Starbucks card or through the chain's app. Consumers can also…

UGA’s George Pickens ejected, could miss first half of SEC Championship

It’s official: UGA freshman George Pickens will have to sit out the first half of next week’s SEC Championship game. Pickens was ejected after throwing several punches into the helmet of a Georgia Tech defender in the second half of UGA’s 52-7 win on Saturday. After the ejection, there was some confusion about whether or…

Scientists Warn: Nine Climate Tipping Points Now ‘Active’ – Could Threaten...

More than half of the climate tipping points identified a decade ago are now “active,” a group of leading scientists have warned. This threatens the loss of the Amazon rainforest and the great ice sheets of Antarctica and Greenland, which are currently undergoing measurable and unprecedented changes much earlier than expected. “We must admit that…

Game Day Weather Forecast: Expect Late November Weather for the 116th...

This is it. This is the Saturday Ohio State fans wait all year for. No. 1 Ohio State. No. 13 Michigan.  This year, “The Game” takes place in Ann Arbor, Michigan, which means you can expect good, old-fashioned late November weather for the greatest rivalry in sport. The Buckeyes have won seven straight in the…

Dippin’ Dots factory explosion in Kentucky leaves 4 injured

Four employees were injured in an explosion Friday night at a Kentucky production facility for Dippin’ Dots ice cream, according to reports.One of the victims was released from a hospital and another was expected to be released soon. There was no word on the type or extent of any of the victims’ injuries, WPSD-TV of Paducah reported.NEW…

Tesla unveils its Cybertruck, with a price starting at $39,900

The design, as you can see, is anything but traditional. Tesla's design language is evident throughout and while it might not appeal to mainstream truck buyers, the Tesla crowd and those looking to haul things while reducing their carbon footprint will probably be happy to drive something that signals to the world they that care…

Camila Cabello Reveals Tour & Release Dates for New Album, ‘Romance’

It a great day for Camilizers, or Camila Cabello fans. The 22-year-old has finally shared the release date for her highly-anticipated new album, Romance. Her sophomore album comes only a year after her debut self-titled album, Camila, and fans could not be more thrilled. Taking to her Instagram page, the “Havana” singer expressed her excitement…

Do Smart Drugs Work?

Giz AsksGiz AsksIn this Gizmodo series, we ask questions about everything from space to butts and get answers from a variety of experts.If you’re looking to make your brain work better, you have plenty of options. You can start sleeping better, invest in a juicer, spend time at a decent gym. Or—if you’re pressed for…

What not to say to someone with diabetes (and what to...

More than 30.3 million Americans have diabetes, according to the CDC, and chances are you know someone — or are someone — with diabetes.As a registered dietitian and certified diabetes educator, I've seen and heard how well-meaning family members, friends, co-workers and even strangers can unintentionally make judgmental comments to someone with diabetes that are…

Glenn Beck’s Muslim Distraction

Before writing about Glenn Beck's hiring as a commentator for ABC's Good Morning America, which now has certain Arab groups engaged in active protest,...

Coveted Maples Endorsement Puts Hillary Clinton in the Driver’s Seat

Marla Maples, former wife of Donald Trump, has endorsed Hillary Clinton for president. Maples made the endorsement in an email sent to friends. The letter...