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Air France strike as Europe faces low-cost shakeup

At least half of Air France flights around the world were canceled Monday as pilots kicked off a weeklong strike, angry that the company is shifting jobs and operations to a low-cost carrier to... Read more »

Sept. 15, 2014

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Stronger Hurricane Odile aims at Mexico's Baja

Hurricane Odile grew into a massive Category 4 storm and took aim at the resort area of Los Cabos on Sunday, prompting authorities to evacuate vulnerable coastal areas and prepare shelters for up... Read more »

Sept. 14, 2014

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Pope urges world to shed apathy toward what he characterizes as third world war

Pope Francis urged the world Saturday to shed its apathy in the face of what he characterizes as a third world war, intoning "war is madness" at the foot of a grandiose monument to soldiers killed... Read more »

Sept. 13, 2014

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Fall tourism rising: Fewer crowds, nice weather

Fall used to be off-peak for tourism everywhere except New England and other fall foliage destinations. But autumn tourism is rising, with traditional summer hotspots increasingly busy September... Read more »

Sept. 10, 2014

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Residents: Hawaii lava part of living in paradise

Lava from Kilauea volcano has forced Shawn Heard to move her house once already, back in the 1980s. She's at peace with the possibility of eventually having to do so again. Read more »

Sept. 10, 2014

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Plan to move Hawaii homeless out of tourist meccas

Jim Trevarthen used to teach tourists how to surf on Hawaii's famed Waikiki Beach. Read more »

Sept. 10, 2014

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Study: More pilots testing positive for drugs

Tests of pilots killed in plane crashes over more than two decades show an increasing use of both legal and illegal drugs, including some that could impair flying, according to a study released... Read more »

Sept. 9, 2014

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Storms pound Utah and flood the West

A day after remnants of Hurricane Norbert pounded Arizona and the area between Las Vegas and St. George, heavy storms rolled through the Wasatch Front Tuesday morning. Read more »

Sept. 9, 2014

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Famous George Washington painting to be restored

One of the most famous portraits of George Washington will soon get a high-tech examination and face-lift of sorts with its first major conservation treatment in decades. Read more »

Sept. 8, 2014

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Exhibit examines making of 'Gone With the Wind'

Film buffs can get a glimpse of Scarlett O'Hara's iconic green curtain dress and other items related to the making "Gone With the Wind" at an exhibit set to open in Austin, Texas, next week. Read more »

Sept. 6, 2014

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A look at Hawaii volcano spewing lava toward homes

Lava from one of the world's most active volcanos is creeping slowly but steadily through cracks in the earth toward a rural subdivision on Hawaii's Big Island. Scientists warn that if the lava... Read more »

Sept. 6, 2014

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Plant gets Tesla closer to electric car for masses

To bring electric cars to the masses, Tesla Motors will use an expanse of desert where wild mustangs still roam for a factory that the company projects will crank out enough batteries to power... Read more »

Sept. 4, 2014

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Recline rancor: Passenger recalls seat dispute

The businessman whose dispute with a fellow airline passenger over a reclined seat sparked a national debate about air-travel etiquette says he's embarrassed by the way the confrontation unfolded... Read more »

Sept. 3, 2014

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You are now free to move about the cabin — unless you're a kid

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Airline policies increasingly seem hostile to the concept of kids and travel, reported USA Today. Read more »

Sept. 3, 2014

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Three Americans detained in North Korea call for US help

North Korea gave foreign media access on Monday to three detained Americans who said they have been able to contact their families and — watched by officials as they spoke — called for... Read more »

Sept. 1, 2014

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Read 1,001 books? Ranger Doug did it on a tour bus

The songs Ranger Doug writes often take on a certain literary quality. That's not by chance. The yodeling frontman for Riders in the Sky, a local Grammy-winning western band, has had more than... Read more »

Sept. 1, 2014

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Fear spreads as Ebola moves from remote areas into cities

The dreaded Ebola virus came to the children's hospital in the form of a 4-year-old boy. Read more »

Aug. 30, 2014

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Group trips across Grand Canyon will need permit

Groups of hikers and runners who want to do grueling excursions across the Grand Canyon will soon need a permit — a move officials say will cut back on overcrowding, litter and safety issues... Read more »

Aug. 28, 2014

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Tribe's casino plan roils quaint Martha's Vineyard

On the western tip of Martha's Vineyard, bright clay cliffs and a red brick lighthouse draw visitors as they pile out of cars and tour buses and head up to this town's scenic overlook. Read more »

Aug. 25, 2014

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Mimicking the airlines, hotels get fee-happy

Forget bad weather, traffic jams and kids asking, "Are we there yet?" The real headache for many travelers is a quickly-growing list of hotel surcharges, even for items they never use. Read more »

Aug. 25, 2014

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Restaurants experimenting with pay-in-advance tickets

With restaurant patrons increasingly jumping on the Internet to make reservations, some high-end eateries here and across the country are adding a new tech wrinkle: having their clientele pay for... Read more »

Aug. 20, 2014

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Ring, ring: London statues want to talk to you

Calling all London tourists: Peter Pan, Sherlock Holmes and Queen Victoria want to have a word with you. Read more »

Aug. 19, 2014

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Day hikes as Rocky Mountain National Park turns 100

No adjectives can do Rocky Mountain National Park justice. The jagged snow-draped peaks, rocky tundra, green valleys, and roaring waterfalls render exclamation points inadequate. Read more »

Aug. 14, 2014

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New road makes trip to Grand Canyon Skywalk faster

Officials from the Hualapai Tribe gathered Tuesday for a ceremonial grand opening of a road that had been a major headache for tourists headed to the Grand Canyon Skywalk. Read more »

Aug. 12, 2014

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Airport tests new way to avoid deadly bird strikes

When birds and planes collide, the results can be deadly. That's why airports around the world work hard to keep birds away, even resorting to shooting or poisoning large flocks. Read more »

Aug. 12, 2014

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