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  • British Airways(LONDON) -- To honor Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, the new Duke and Duchess of Sussex, British Airways marked their wedding day with a tribute flight.The airline celebrated the wedding by staffing Saturday's Flight BA93 from London to Toronto with a crew made up entirely of Meghans and Harrys. The 10-person crew featured two Harrys, seven Megans and one Meghan.Megan Horsley, a British Airways customer service manager who led the "Royal Crew," had never flown with so many other Megans before."I've flown with another Megan once or twice before, but never seven -- so we might have to all call each other by our surnames during this very special flight," she said in a press release before the flight.The airline said the flight to Toronto was selected because it's the city where the relationship between Harry and Markle took off. Toronto is also the city where the couple made their first official public appearance."Harry and Meghan's relationship started across the Atlantic, so it seemed fitting for all of us to take off to Toronto on their special day," Horsley added in a press release.The flight departed at 1:10 p.m., just an hour after the couple said "I do" at Windsor Castle, just 7 miles from Heathrow Airport.At the airport, British Airways gave a special treat to any passenger named Harry, Meghan or Megan and their travel companions departing from Terminal 5. They were allowed to use the airline's first-class lounge.The airline also handed out lemon and elderflower Victoria sponge cake -- the same flavor as Harry and Meghan's wedding cake -- to customers departing from Heathrow.The airline also added extra champagne onto Flight BA93 to celebrate the wedding, and gave every passenger on board "a personal bottle of Castelnau Blanc de Blanc to enjoy alongside their individual celebratory wedding cake," the airline said.Passengers were able to watch the royal wedding on the flight. British Airways passengers on long-haul flights throughout the month of May can watch episodes of the Toronto-shot TV series Suits, starring Markle, and enjoy documentaries and podcasts about how Harry and Markle met and the history of Windsor Castle.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.
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  • iStock/Thinkstock(ORLANDO) -- The FBI is determining whether to press charges after a man allegedly punched a pregnant deaf woman and her service dog on a Frontier Airlines plane in Orlando on Thursday.As the flight from Colorado was descending for landing at Orlando International Airport, Timothy and Petrini Manley took issue with fellow passengers' service dog, according to Orlando police. Petrini Manley allegedly complained she was allergic to dogs, and Timothy Manley complained the dog, a Great Dane, was taking up too much space.Timothy then punched the service dog with a closed fist, according to police.The owners of the service dog -- Mathew Silvay and Hazel Ramirez, who are both deaf -- began arguing with the Manleys "as best they could," police said, though both communicate using sign language."Timothy reacted by getting in Matthew's face," according to the police report. "At some point, Hazel was punched in the stomach by Timothy, and [Ramirez and Silvay's] two children were touched by Timothy."Ramirez is 20 weeks pregnant."That's when my fianceé just became furious, because he put his hands on me and the kid and the dog," Ramirez told Orlando ABC affiliate WFTV on Friday evening through a sign language interpreter.The argument continued as the two couples departed the plane, and Silvay tackled Timothy Manley, according to police. Silvay admitted in the police report to tackling Timothy, saying he did so in order to detain him until police arrived.Petrini Manley told WFTV the whole incident was a misunderstanding. She said her husband accidentally hit the dog, but couldn't convince Silvay and Ramirez it wasn't on purpose.No one was arrested in the incident, police said, but the case has been referred to the FBI. The FBI, which is handling the investigation because it took place on a plane, will decide whether to press charges."Hazel does wish to prosecute and will testify in court," the police report states. Frontier released a statement saying, "The safety and security of our passengers is our top priority at Frontier. Upon deplaning Flight 1752 from Colorado Springs to Orlando, there was a confrontation between passengers. Police were immediately notified to aid in de-escalating the situation."Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.
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  • iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- You know those pesky pop-ups advertising tech support for your computer? Be careful. The FBI highlights tech-support fraud as a growing trend in the agency's latest report on cybercrime.The most common type of online crime stems from internet transactions -- the failure to either deliver goods or services ordered or to pay for them, according to the FBI's 2017 Internet Crime Report released this week.Another cybercrime that continues to be prevalent is what the FBI calls "confidence or romance fraud," when perpetrators build trust with victims, then persuade them to send money or personal and financial information.Tech-support fraud is a widespread scam, with criminals constantly changing their tactics to continue the fraud, the FBI report said. The perpetrators may use anything from pop-up ads, phone calls and search-engine advertising to lure victims, and may pose as security, customer service or technical support personnel offering help with issues ranging from software-license renewal to computer viruses."Some recent complaints involve criminals posing as technical support representatives for income tax assistance, GPS, printer, or cable companies, or support for virtual currency exchanges," the FBI report said.The FBI received nearly 11,000 complaints related to tech-support fraud in 2017 with claimed losses of nearly $15 million, a 90 percent increase in losses over 2016.The most common cybercrime is failure to either deliver or pay for goods or services purchased online. More than 84,000 such crimes were logged by the FBI in 2017.For cybercrime overall, the states of California, Florida and Texas had the highest number of victims and losses in 2017. Older Americans were the most common victims, with those over 60 losing $342 million to cybercrimes last year, the FBI report said.The United States is not alone with this problem. Canada, India and the United Kingdom also reported significant levels of cybercrime.Overall, internet crime in the U.S. alone caused losses of $1.4 billion dollars, but one security expert said such crimes are likely underreported."There's probably another percentage of people who've never reported the incident because they didn't know that there was an outlet that they could go to," Sam Kassoumeh, CEO and co-founder of security ratings firm SecurityScorecard, told ABC News.Confidence fraud and romance scams caused victims to lose about $211 million in 2017 alone, the FBI report said. One version of this is when a criminal romances someone online, asks for money and then never talks to that person again. Think the MTV reality show Catfish, but with a monetary loss.Kassoumeh told ABC News about an international scam like this in which a network of perpetrators would go online, befriend women and start online relationships with them. The scammers would tell the women they want to buy an item that can't be shipped to wherever they supposedly are, and then manipulate their victims into unwittingly serving as intermediaries for theft and fraud through the use of prepaid shipping labels and stolen credit cards.The FBI also highlights a practice called business email compromise, which led to the highest amount of losses -- over $600 million -- in 2017.In these cases, scammers target businesses, often through customer support.Kassoumeh said such fraud is up now because more businesses are working with outside vendors, creating greater opportunities for cybercriminals."That creates a larger surface area to manipulate the people inside of a company. There are more companies to take advantage of," he said. "Third-party providers store some of the most sensitive, critical information. Think about how many companies in the U.S. use Amazon -- or Microsoft or Google as hosting providers."The FBI reported that it receives more than 800 complaints a day for cyber-related incidents and more than 250,000 complaints each year -- a number that is growing every year.Copyright © 2018,
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  • iStock/Thinkstock(FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla.) -- The National Transportation Safety Board will investigate a deadly Tesla crash and fire that killed two Florida high school students, the agency said.Barrett Riley and Edgar Monserratt, both seniors, were traveling near an area known as “dead man's curve” in Fort Lauderdale on Tuesday night when their all-electric Tesla Model S hit a wall and burst into flames, authorities said.The boys, 18, died while trapped inside the burning vehicle, according to witnesses. One onlooker said he saw the victims moving, struggling to escape from the flames, but no one could help them break free.A backseat passenger, identified as 18-year-old Alexander Berry of Fort Lauderdale, was thrown from the car and taken to a hospital with undisclosed injuries, according to ABC Miami affiliate WPLG-TV.Speed may have been a factor in the crash, the NTSB said Wednesday. Its investigation will primarily focus on the emergency response in relation to the electric vehicle battery fire, the agency said, adding that it had plans to have a team of four investigators in South Florida by Wednesday night.“The goal of these investigations is to understand the impact of these emerging transportation technologies when they are part of a transportation accident,” NTSB Chairman Robert Sumwalt said in a statement Wednesday.Tesla released a statement Wednesday, saying it was “working to establish the facts of the incident” and offered its “full cooperation” to local authorities. The car’s autopilot feature was not engaged at the time, Tesla said.The teens, both students at Pine Crest School in Fort Lauderdale, were a few weeks away from graduation. Riley, the driver, was set to attend Indiana’s Purdue University in the fall, while Monserratt was headed to Boston College in Massachusetts."These two members of our senior class should be finishing their [advanced placement] exams, celebrating things like prom and their upcoming graduation," Pine Crest President Dana Markham said in a statement Wednesday. "Instead, we are mourning their passing. There really are no words to express how deeply this has affected our entire community."Larry Groshart, who said he witnessed the crash, told WPLG-TV the car appeared to traveling between 50 mph and 60 mph."I saw the car coming too fast quietly, but I could hear the tire roar,” Groshart said, adding that it "bounced off the first wall, sideswiped it, then hit that corner and immediately burst into flames and moved that way, burning all the way, and it never stopped burning until it was burned up."
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  • Disney(ORLANDO) -- This Toy Story plane is #familytravelgoals.As we hold our collective breath waiting for Toy Story Land to open at Walt Disney World Resort -- which opens June 30 -- fans of the movie can imagine themselves soaring to infinity and beyond on this Toy Story plane, a partnership between Disney and China Eastern Airlines.You could also take the kids to China to fly on the plane, topped off by a visit to Disney-Pixar Toy Story Land at Shanghai Disney Resort.  Larger-than-life images of Buzz and Woody grace the plane's exterior, while inside passengers will find many more of their favorite characters on seat backs, overheads and the ceiling.Reach for the sky!Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.
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