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Florence bans eating on sidewalks, doorsteps at meal times

The tourist magnet of Florence is cracking down on visitors who eat on sidewalks, doorsteps or driveways during lunch or dinner time.


Who would have thought getting naked outside Italy’s tomb of the unknown soldier was a bad idea?

A couple of tourists who recently visited Italy’s “tomb of the unknown solider” decided to strip down and bathe in the fountain in front of it. Now police are looking …


33 Chinese dead in boat sinking off Thai island, 23 missing

Thai authorities on Friday evening suspended the search for missing tourists who were on a boat that sank during a storm off the southern resort island of Phuket, as the …


UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 17, 2017

France: Acid attack on four U.S. students not seen as terror act

Four American college students were attacked with acid Sunday at a train station in the French city of Marseille, but French authorities so far do not think extremist views motivated …


Las Ramblas: A top Barcelona site for tourists to stroll

The lengthy Las Ramblas promenade where a van plowed into pedestrians Thursday is a tree-lined walkway that starts in a huge plaza and ends near Barcelona’s harbor. It’s filled with …


UPDATED: Sat., July 29, 2017

Tourists evacuate N Carolina island; local businesses hurt

A “steady stream” of tourists left a North Carolina island Saturday under evacuation orders prompted by a widespread power outage, wiping out a significant chunk of the lucrative summer months …


UPDATED: Fri., July 14, 2017

Egypt attacks: 2 German female tourists, 5 policemen killed

Two German female tourists were stabbed to death while four other foreigners were wounded in an attack Friday at a hotel in the Egyptian Red Sea resort of Hurghada, an …


UPDATED: Sun., June 25, 2017

3 dead, 30 missing after tourist boat sinks in Colombia

A rescue operation is underway in Colombia after a tourist boat with about 150 people on board sank in a reservoir near Medellin. At least three people have been confirmed …


New Zealand begins rescue of tourists stranded by earthquake

New Zealand on Tuesday began a rescue operation involving hundreds of tourists and residents who remain stranded in the coastal town of Kaikoura after a powerful earthquake cut off train …


Tourists swamp San Francisco’s famously curvy Lombard Street

Lombard Street, the scenic San Francisco thoroughfare known as the “Crookedest Street in the World,” has become so thronged with gawkers that residents say it feels more like an overcrowded …


Investigators identify two men who took bag that held bomb in Manhattan

Investigators probing bomb blasts in New Jersey and New York believe they’ve identified two men who walked off with a bag abandoned by the bomber on a street as Egyptian …


As more visit national parks, tourist misconduct on rise

Record visitor numbers at the nation’s first national park have transformed its annual summer rush into a sometimes dangerous frenzy, with selfie-taking tourists routinely breaking park rules and getting too …