Jayme Deerwester, USA TODAY

Jayme Deerwester

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Alexandria, VA, United States

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Recent articles by Jayme:

Survey: Americans ready to try nomadic van life due to pandemic

A survey by Move.org found that 72% of respondents would trade the comfort of their home to pay off debt and 24% would live in a van for 2+ years. → Read More

More people flying? TSA screens 1 million daily passengers for first time since pandemic began

The TSA crossed a long-awaited threshold Sunday, screening 1 million passengers at airport checkpoints for the first time since March 17. → Read More

Justin Trudeau: Canada-US border will stay closed until America gets COVID-19 under control

"The U.S. is not in a place where we would feel comfortable reopening those borders," Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Wednesday. → Read More

Stranded in Peru by COVID-19 pandemic, this tourist got to visit Machu Picchu all by himself

A Japanese tourist whose March trip to Machu Picchu was wrecked by the COVID-19 pandemic finally got his wish to enter the ruins. → Read More

Disney World attendance to stay capped; Disneyland reopening 'not much of a negotiation,' CEO says

The Walt Disney Company CEO said Disney' World will operate at 25% capacity for now and the company's record shows it's safe to reopen in California. → Read More

Paris goes back on high alert for COVID-19: French capital closes bars, limits gatherings

Beginning Tuesday, bars must close in Paris and its suburbs. Festive events are banned and restaurants must limit tables to six people. → Read More

Norwegian cancels cruises through November, well past CDC order set to expire Nov. 1

Norwegian and its two sister lines will not sail at all in November despite the White House and CDC giving cruising the green light to restart Nov. 1. → Read More

Senators ask Trump to end blanket closure of U.S.-Canada border

"We believe that border restrictions should reflect the actual, localized risk on both sides of the border," wrote Senators Susan Collins → Read More

Five reasons everyone is talking about the 'South Park' pandemic special

The "South Park" special ripped on everything related to COVID-19, from the improper wearing of masks to Zoom school. Anthony Fauci even turned up. → Read More

Tampa International Airport says it's the first to offer COVID-19 testing to all passengers

For the month of October, any passenger who is flying to or from Tampa International Airport within three days can take a PCR or rapid antigen test. → Read More

United Airlines to make COVID-19 rapid tests available to passengers, starting on Hawaii route

United's COVID-19 testing program, beginning Oct. 15 on flights from San Francisco to Hawaii, will allow flyers to take a rapid test at the airport. → Read More

Happy Thanksgiving! Southwest Airlines will leave middle seats open through November

Southwest Airlines has good news for anxious travelers who have to fly over Thanksgiving weekend: It's leaving middle seats open through November. → Read More

Allegiant passenger removed after dispute over flight attendant's face mask

Allegiant removed a man Monday after he repeatedly interrupted the pre-flight safety briefing to tell the flight attendant to put her mask back on. → Read More

American Airlines flight attendant, 61, dies suddenly while working

American Airlines flight attendant Joe Tormes was working a flight with his wife when he died suddenly Sunday, according to the airline and his union. → Read More

Flight delay melee: Spirit passengers arrested after kicking and punching employees and tossing phones, food and shoes at them

Three Philadelphia women who were mad about a flight delay were arrested at Fort Lauderdale Airport after kicking and throwing items at Spirit staff. → Read More

Carnival cancels at least 30 cruises from November to January, Princess announces ship schedule shift

Carnival said its newest ship will not sail until Feb. 6. Renovations on a second ship have also been delayed, resulting in cancellations and changes. → Read More

Chicago will require visitors from 15 hot spots

Like the New York City metro area, Chicago will require visitors from 15 states with high COVID-19 rates to quarantine for 14 days upon arrival. → Read More

Dwayne Johnson, Jennifer Hudson, Miley Cyrus get 'Global Goal: Unite for Our Future' concert going

The concert aimed at ensuring equal access to COVID-19 treatment features sets by Shakira, Miley Cyrus, Jennifer Hudson, Coldplay and Justin Bieber. → Read More

Hawaii will let visitors skip quarantine if they present a negative COVID-19 test

Starting Aug. 1, out-of-state visitors can bypass Hawaii's 14-day quarantine restriction by presenting a negative COVID-19 test. → Read More

Hop on Pop: George, Charlotte and Louis tackle William in new photos marking his 38th birthday

In honor of Prince William's 38th birthday on Sunday, Kensington Palace released new photos taken by Kate at the family's country estate this month. → Read More