The Flashpoint (June 2 Edition)

By Rejuvenate Staff, June 2, 2014

Southwest Airlines will have to pay a $200,000 fine for advertising nonexistent flight fares. The U.S. Department of Transportation levied punishment on the Dallas-based airline for touting low prices on flights to New York, Los Angeles and Chicago that were literally too good to be true.

Hilton’s new luxury hotel brand now has a name. Curio will be a collective of four- and five-star hotels, and properties from Las Vegas to South Dakota to North Carolina have already signed letters of intent to become members.

The Environmental Protection Agency is taking action in its ongoing effort to cut carbon dioxide emissions. A new EPA proposal aims to decrease power plant emissions by 30 percent by 2030.

Hotel Anduluz in Albuquerque, New Mexico, is celebrating its 75th anniversary with martinis, and one of those martinis will have an unconventional twist. Two diamond earrings will be in one of the cocktails served. Admission for the event is free, but tickets to participate in the “Diamondtini” contest are, naturally, $75.

The recovery of captive American soldier Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl could set the tone for future hostage situations. The U.S. freed five senior Taliban figures in exchange for Sgt. Bergdahl.

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