Stories tagged: travel
Thu., Jan. 5, 2017, 6:29 a.m.
U.S. warns about travel to Bangladesh
The United States is warning about travel to Bangladesh and tightening restrictions on family members accompanying U.S. government officials posted in the South Asian country.
Wed., Jan. 4, 2017, 7:41 a.m.
Automated system blamed after Washington Monument goes dark
Officials say the clock in the Washington Monument’s automated lighting system is likely out of sync after the monument went dark.
Tue., Jan. 3, 2017, 10:37 a.m.
Put down that cellphone: Ban of handheld devices by drivers being sought by lawmakers
Some state lawmakers are pushing to toughen Washington’s decade-old distracted-driving laws.
Sat., Dec. 31, 2016, 8 a.m.
Everyday items emit heartache at broken-relationships museum
The original Museum of Broken Relationships opened in Zagreb, Croatia, in 2010 after growing out of a touring collection that crisscrossed Europe, Asia and the U.S. A second museum is …
Thu., Dec. 29, 2016, 9:12 a.m.
Hole in bridge restricts traffic east of White Pass on U.S. 12
WHITE PASS, Wash. – U.S. Highway 12 was restricted Wednesday evening to one lane about 14 miles east of White Pass because of a hole in the Wildcat Bridge, according …
Tue., Dec. 27, 2016, 11:17 a.m.
3 dead, others injured in multi-car crash near Warm Springs
Three people have died in a multivehicle crash on the Warm Springs Indian Reservation.
Tue., Dec. 27, 2016, 9:44 a.m.
Mountain snow means messy travel over Cascade passes
blast of snow weather is causing tough driving conditions in the Cascade Mountains.
Mon., Dec. 26, 2016, 9:47 a.m.
Frenchman sets round-the-world sailing record: 49 days
A little over 49 days – that’s all it took Frenchman Thomas Coville to sail around the world alone, to set what French officials say is a new world record.
Mon., Dec. 26, 2016, 8:24 a.m.
Winter storm weakens but travel still hazardous in places
Travel conditions remained hazardous as a winter storm swept across much of the northern Great Plains Monday, with blowing and drifting snow creating near-zero visibility on some roads.
Thu., Dec. 22, 2016, 12:25 p.m.
Airbus secures Iran Air deal with list price of $18 billion
Airbus and Iran Air finalized Thursday a deal for 100 planes worth more than $18 billion dollars at list prices – a contract that’s potentially a big boost for Iran’s …
Thu., Dec. 22, 2016, 10:43 a.m.
For 2nd day, Alaska volcano eruption sparks aviation alert
For the second straight day, the Alaska Volcano Observatory issued its highest alert level for aviation when a volcano erupted with a towering ash cloud in the Aleutian Islands.
Thu., Dec. 22, 2016, 10:30 a.m.
Bruce Willis’ airstrip project can resume in Camas County
Camas County commissioners have approved an ordinance that will allow the construction of a private airport owned by actor Bruce Willis to resume.
Thu., Dec. 22, 2016, 8:46 a.m.
Tri-Cities Airport unveils new security checkpoint for holiday travelers
Holiday travelers will have a little more breathing room when they pass through security at the Tri-Cities Airport in Pasco.
Wed., Dec. 21, 2016, 7:50 a.m.
State Department issues a new warning on the southern Philippines
The U.S. State Department has reissued a travel warning for the Philippines, citing terrorism and kidnapping concerns in the southern part of the 7,000-island nation.
Sat., Dec. 17, 2016, 10 a.m.
Secrets of a Big Apple Greeter: Tips for first-timers in NYC
As a native New Yorker, a licensed city tour guide and a volunteer Big Apple Greeter, I’ve answered lots of questions from tourists over the years. Among them: “Is it …
Fri., Dec. 16, 2016, 9:26 a.m.
No one hurt after e-cigarette sparks fire on American flight
An American Airlines flight from Dallas to Indianapolis had to make an emergency landing in Arkansas after a passenger’s electronic cigarette “malfunctioned” and started a small fire, airline officials said.
Fri., Dec. 16, 2016, 9 a.m.
Eiffel Tower closed for 4th day, ruining honeymoon plans
The Eiffel Tower has closed for a fourth day in a strike over working conditions – causing disappointment for scores of tourists and ruining honeymoon plans.
Fri., Dec. 16, 2016, 7:35 a.m.
Deputy helps revive unconscious driver after crash
Clackamas County authorities say a deputy helped rescue a man who suffered a medical emergency while driving and crashed his pickup truck into another vehicle.
Thu., Dec. 15, 2016, 1:17 p.m.
Athol man involved in I-90 accident that leaves one hospitalized
One person was hospitalized after a three-vehicle crash on Interstate 90 early Thursday morning, the Washington State Patrol reported.
Wed., Dec. 14, 2016, 8:44 a.m.
Yellowstone to open for winter season
Yellowstone National Park is opening its roads to the public for snow vehicle travel this week.
Tue., Dec. 13, 2016, 9:54 a.m.
Blaine County enforces ban on using smartphone while driving
A county in Idaho is enforcing a new ban on using smartphones while driving.
Tue., Dec. 13, 2016, 8:28 a.m.
Grand Canyon hits 6 million visitors, setting annual record
Grand Canyon National Park has surpassed its visitation record for the second year in a row.
Tue., Dec. 13, 2016, 7:44 a.m.
Wyoming moves to create license plate featuring Yellowstone
Transportation officials in Wyoming hope to create a license plate featuring Yellowstone National Park.
Mon., Dec. 12, 2016, 8:10 a.m.
Messy commute as snow, freezing rain, rain move eastward
Snow, freezing rain and rain made for a messy commute and closed hundreds of schools Monday as a winter storm pushed eastward.
Fri., Dec. 9, 2016, 1:16 p.m.
Rule change could allow in-flight phone calls
If airlines allow passengers to make in-flight cellphone calls, the carrier must notify passengers in advance, under a rule proposed by the U.S. Department of Transportation.
Thu., Dec. 8, 2016, 11:43 a.m.
Delta will upgrade free snacks in the economy-fare cabin
If it’s true that an army travels on its stomach, will better snacks keep passengers loyal to one airline?
Thu., Dec. 8, 2016, 9:09 a.m.
Airlines project ‘soft landing’ in 2017 after record profits
The world’s leading association of airlines is lowering its projection for record industry net profit this year, while predicting a 16 percent drop next year due to rising oil prices.
Wed., Dec. 7, 2016, 10:29 a.m.
Kitsap County fast ferries moving ahead after voter approval
Transit officials in Kitsap County are moving ahead with plans to build a network of fast passenger-only ferries across Puget Sound after voters approved a local sales tax increase in …
Wed., Dec. 7, 2016, 7:44 a.m.
Boutique Air to start Portland-Pendleton service Dec. 19
Boutique Air announced plans to offer daily flights between Pendleton and Portland, restoring commercial air service to the city in Eastern Oregon.
Tue., Dec. 6, 2016, 2:42 p.m.
No more free overhead bin on United Airlines
Gone are the days of the free sandwiches, the complimentary pillows, the headphones that didn’t cost $5. The in-flight comforts that were once a given are now nothing more than …