NUMBER 5 - HOTEL HACKING
A company that maintains franchises for four major hotel chains may have had customers' payment data stolen by hackers. Security researchers say the White Lodging company fell victim to a major cyber-attack. Banking industry sources noticed fraud among hundreds of cards used at Marriott hotels last year. White Lodging runs franchised hotels under the Marriott, Hilton, Sheraton and Westin brands.
NUMBER 4 - SOUTHWEST ADDS FLIGHTS IN DALLAS
Southwest Airlines will soon fly to more places directly from Dallas. Monday, the airline announced 15 new non-stop routes from Love Field. Previously, these flights were banned under the Wright Amendment, which limited non-stop flights from Love Field to only nine states. Southwest says the new flights will bring competition to the Dallas-area airports.
NUMBER 3 - WINTER STORM SLAMS EAST COAST
It's the winter that just won't quit across the east coast. In parts of the northeast, as much as ten inches of snow is expected over the next few days. Across the country, the weather caused more than 1,800 flight cancelations, according to Flightaware.com. A winter storm is expected to hit Oklahoma City, Kansas City, St. Louis, Chicago and Detroit between now and Wednesday.
NUMBER 2 - TENNESSEE PLANE CRASH
A small plane crashed into the ground near a YMCA in Nashville, Tennessee Monday. Flight records indicate four people were on-board. Officials say no survivors were found. Firefighters say no one on the ground was injured. The crash site is about ten miles south of the airport. The cause of the crash is under investigation.
NUMBER 1 - SUPER BOWL BRINGS IN RECORD VIEWERS
It may not have been much of a game, but a record number of people watched Super Bowl 48. According to Nielsen it drew an average audience of 111.49 million viewers in the U.S. Fox broadcast the game and said it pulled in more viewers "than any TV program in U.S. history." On Twitter, Nielsen says 5.6 million U.S. users sent more than 25 million tweets about the game.