Airlines for America, the Air Line Pilots Association and the National Air Traffic Controllers Association have sent a letter to Congress urging lawmakers to allow the Federal Aviation Administration to regulate small, recreational drones, which it is prohibited from doing. "The restriction by Congress has limited the FAA's ability to fully regulate model and hobby UAS to the point that safety of the national airspace is at risk," said the letter, signed by A4A President and CEO Nick Calio, ALPA president Tim Canoll and NATCA president Paul Rinaldi.
Brit Morin of San Francisco took to Twitter to thank a United Airlines pilot who personally returned her lost engagement ring. Morin, who said she lost the ring while traveling between New York City and Jackson Hole, Wyo., tweeted a picture of the returned ring and her note of appreciation to the pilot and the gate agent who found the ring.
The Ritz-Carlton Spa, Los Angeles, is featuring a special treatment menu for February dubbed "For the Love of Ice Cream." Treatments are paired with a single scoop of ice cream or sorbet.
The Southside Economic Development District in Louisiana is hoping for a riverboat casino in Monroe to cash in on extra jobs and money lost to casinos in Shreveport and Vicksburg. To make a new casino a reality, the state would have to declare the Ouachita River a gaming waterway and issue a license to the city.
E-Gaming has installed more than 4,000 gaming terminals in Spain, expanded its online casino software capabilities and plans to release its games on three virtual casinos in Belgium shortly. "We are seeking to increase our manufacturing capacity to fulfill the demand from several markets," the company's Urbain Thewissen said.
Tangelo Games has garnered more than 1 million monthly users with its social games geared toward Spanish-speaking players. The company wants to collaborate with physical casinos and intends to roll out a new mobile suite for Portuguese- and Spanish-speaking players soon, according to President Vicenc Marti.
The Ohio Casino Control Commission has agreed to regulate skill-based games and is expected to apply new license fees and rules by the end of April. "Our goal is to make it easy to identify the people doing this legitimately and make it easy to weed out and shut down the illegal slot machines," said spokeswoman Jessica Franks.