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The House Homeland Security committee will hold a hearing Wednesday to try and come up with legislation that can address the increasingly long lines facing travelers at airport security checkpoints. The waits — up to 3 hours in some cases — at major airports across the country in recent months are expected to grow during the busy summer travel season.
If you own or lease a 2016 model crossover vehicle, chances are your window sticker overstates your car’s fuel economy by 1-2 miles per gallon. General Motors is estimating that about 135,000 drivers of Chevrolet Traverses, GMC Acadias and Buick Enclaves have been affected. As a result of the error, the automaker is offering a protection plan for high-mileage customers, or debit cards worth between $450 and $900. The amount on the debit cards will depend on the terms of your lease and/or whether your vehicle is front-wheel drive or all-wheel drive. Letters detailing the reimbursement go in the mail starting today.
Yesterday, a judge ordered the 78-year-old Bill Cosby to stand trial on assault charges. Prosecutors reopened the criminal case last year after dozens of women came forward with similar allegations. Bill Cosby could get 10 years in prison if convicted in the case.
For the second year in a row, Amazon says Seattle is the most well-read city in America. The ranking comes from sales data. Portland was number 2.
Ivar’s wants to sell and lease back its waterfront restaurants in Seattle ¬— Acres of Clams and the Salmon House. Company President Bob Donegan says the moves were spurred by the aging owners’ desire to pull out some cash in a real-estate market that’s ‘hot as a pistol.’ Keep clam, he says, customers won’t notice a thing.