* COMPUTER GLITCH GROUNDS DELTA AIR LINES (Reuters). Delta Air Lines is slowly recovering from a computer systems crash on Monday that grounded flights and stranded thousands of passengers across the globe. The airline says the problems were caused by a power outage in Atlanta. Flights have resumed but the company is still playing catch-up.
* PEOPLE KEEP ACCIDENTALLY DESTROYING STUFF AT MUSEUMS (New York Times). If you're active on social media, you might have noticed a recent spate of incidents involving museum artifacts being accidentally damaged by careless selfie snappers and curious looky loos who just can't resist touching a piece of art or a priceless historical doodad. Many of these disastrous events have gone viral (especially when there's video).
And while we're on the subject of travel etiquette . . .
* ITALY FINING BEACHGOERS FOR RESERVING SPOTS WITH TOWELS AND CHAIRS (The Guardian). The Italian coastguard has had it with people leaving towels, chairs, and umbrellas on Italy's beaches overnight in order to save prime spots for the next day. Along the coast from Tuscany to Sardinia, authorities have begun seizing gear left unattended in the early morning hours and fining those responsible to the tune of 200 euros (about $222), as part of an initiative called Operation Safe Sea.
That'll be 200 euros, please. (photo: FreeImages/M. Dimitrova)
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