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  • B.C. town offers bridge to frontier setting that brings history to life

    Walk through the gates of British Columbia’s Fort Steele and you feel you have just taken a time machine to the 1890s. There are dusty streets, wooden sidewalks, horses, wagons …


  • Adventurer challenged, charmed by Turkey’s St. Paul Trail

    In the middle of Turkey, in the heat of midsummer, tired, hungry and dripping with sweat, I was faced with a decision – set up camp next to a well …


  • If your winter plans include air travel, it’s time to review options

    1. Book early. Chances are you will have better flight options, seat selection and lower prices if you commit soon. It can be difficult to travel light during the holidays. …


  • 1 dead, 6 seriously injured in Arizona bus crash

    WILLOW BEACH, Ariz. (AP) — The bus was on a routine tour of the Grand Canyon, taking tourists from the lights and glamour of Las Vegas to the beauty of …


  • Waldorf Astoria collects stolen hotel property

    NEW YORK (AP) — Three small, silver spoons elegantly engraved with the words “Waldorf Astoria” have come full circle: Stolen eight decades ago by an employee of the famed hotel, …


  • Ill. Amtrak train set to hit 110 mph in test run

    CHICAGO (AP) — In a modest milestone for President Barack Obama’s high-speed rail vision, test runs will start zooming along a small section of the Amtrak line between Chicago and …


  • Legal path to US from Cuba still complicated

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Cuba’s surprise decision to make it easier for citizens to leave the country doesn’t mean Cubans can book tickets on commercial planes and head for Miami. Would-be …


  • Endeavour finally reaches permanent LA museum home

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Space shuttle Endeavour was finally lodged at its retirement home Monday following a slow weekend parade through city streets that turned out to be a logistical …


  • Endeavour finally reaches permanent LA museum home

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — It was supposed to be a slow but smooth journey to retirement, a parade through city streets for a shuttle that logged millions of miles in …


  • Grand Canyon works through list for river trips

    FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — The Grand Canyon boasts some of the most spectacular views in the world, revealing a rich geological history that few ever see from the Colorado River …


  • Amtrak enjoys record-setting year

    WASHINGTON – Amtrak trains carried 31.2 million passengers in the fiscal year ending in September, the highest annual ridership since the railroad was formed in 1971, the nation’s intercity passenger …


  • Ancient mysteries linger during fascinating visit to Easter Island

    EASTER ISLAND, Chile – From its famed giant stone statues to finding a good, affordable hotel, Easter Island is full of mysteries. There are ancient questions, like how the statues …


  • Cancer patient asked to lift bandages at airport

    SEATTLE (AP) — A leukemia patient making what she calls an “end-of-life” trip to Hawaii says she was embarrassed by security agents at the Seattle airport who refused her request …


  • Alaska Airlines: Operations returning to normal

    SEATTLE (AP) — Alaska Airlines said flights were running close to normal late Monday after a fiber-optic outage shut down its ticketing system for more than four hours, causing the …


  • Freeze, drought take bite out of fall tourism

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Devastating spring freezes and a historic drought have stripped some charm from rustic fall destinations, leaving some corn too short to create mazes, orchards virtually devoid of …


  • San Francisco treats for filmmakers, movie buffs

    SAN FRANCISCO – The spot where Jimmy Stewart saved Kim Novak in “Vertigo” is at Fort Point, just under the base of the Golden Gate Bridge. A few miles down …


  • Obama to designate Chavez home as nat’l monument

    KEENE, Calif. (AP) — Maria Ybarra’s trailer is one of two left on the property that for over two decades was home to Latino labor leader Cesar Chavez and farmworkers …


  • Curt Schilling might have to sell bloody sock

    PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Former Boston Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling might have to sell or give up the famed blood-stained sock he wore on the team’s way to the …


  • US allows visa-free travel for Taiwanese

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. announced Tuesday visa-free travel for Taiwanese visiting America. Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano described it as a “logical development in close security, economic and people-to-people” …


  • High court rejects challenge to roadless rule

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court has turned away an appeal challenging a federal rule that bars development on 50 million acres of roadless areas in national forests. The justices …


  • Famous architect’s legacy on display daily in home town

    OAK PARK, Ill. – Ernest Hemingway was born in Oak Park, but Frank Lloyd Wright lives here. Wright died in 1959, two years before Hemingway, but the famous architect’s legacy …


  • Forget ‘Weekend at Bernie’s,’ he’ll take Sahara

    NEW YORK – Twenty years ago, actor Andrew McCarthy read a book about walking the Camino de Santiago, the ancient pilgrimage route in Spain, and it inspired him to walk …


  • Baltimore police uncover 1951 Renoir theft report

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Police have located a 60-year-old theft report from the day a Renoir painting disappeared from the Baltimore Museum of Art that matches the description of an artwork …


  • Baltimore museum has strong case in Renoir theft

    WASHINGTON (AP) — An expert on art thefts says the Baltimore Museum of Art likely has a strong case to reclaim a Renoir painting that was stolen in 1951 and …


  • NYC to round out skyline with tallest Ferris wheel

    NEW YORK (AP) — The Big Apple is getting another “biggest”: the world’s tallest Ferris wheel, part of an ambitious plan to draw New Yorkers and tourists alike to the …


  • Renoir artwork from flea market now thought stolen

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Renoir painting that caused a sensation when it was bought at a flea market for $7 may have been stolen from a museum six decades ago, …


  • NYC to get ‘world’s largest’ Ferris wheel

    NEW YORK (AP) — The Big Apple is getting another “biggest”: The world’s biggest Ferris wheel is to be built on Staten Island, in an ambitious attempt to draw tourists …


  • Report: More fees, less choice for air travelers

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Airline passengers can expect fewer carriers to choose from, fewer flights to smaller cities and more baggage and other fees as the industry continues to grapple with …


  • Immigrant requests strain consulates, schools

    SAN DIEGO (AP) — Schools in Yakima, Wash., are taking nearly a month to deliver transcripts to former students. The Mexican consulate in Denver introduced Saturday hours last month after …


  • Einstein’s brain is now interactive iPad app

    CHICAGO (AP) — The brain that revolutionized physics now can be downloaded as an app for $9.99. But it won’t help you win at Angry Birds. While Albert Einstein’s genius …


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