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US a land of regional tastes, drives growth in culinary tourism

Culinary tourism is transforming the image of the US to a land of regional tastes and dishes, officials said.

Restoration students do wheel nice work on vintage rides

Eugene Toner stomped on the foot-operated ignition. The engine sputtered and coughed, but wouldn't catch. Uh oh. Here at The Elegance, one of the nation's most prestigious gatherings of antique... Read more »

June 25, 2015

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Stronger economy, cheap gas expected to spur holiday travel

A stronger economy, rising consumer confidence and cheap gasoline will likely have Americans traveling in big numbers this Independence Day. Read more »

June 24, 2015

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Parched Caribbean faces widespread drought, water shortages

The worst drought in five years is creeping across the Caribbean, prompting officials around the region to brace for a bone dry summer. Read more »

June 24, 2015

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Grand Canyon, Little Havana on endangered places list

The National Trust for Historic Preservation has put the Grand Canyon, Miami's Little Havana and a former gay nightclub in West Hollywood on its annual list of America's 11 most endangered historic... Read more »

June 24, 2015

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Staycation activity options throughout Utah

Utah is home to several staycation possibilities. Read more »

June 23, 2015

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Smithsonian to open 1st wing on innovation, business history

A wide range of innovations from Eli Whitney's cotton gin and Thomas Edison's light bulb to the early Google servers and Apple's iPhone have been brought together to tell a broad story of American... Read more »

June 22, 2015

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Nevada to tax music events as Vegas becomes festival mecca

Northern Nevada has long been known as home to the freewheeling counterculture Burning Man festival in the starkly beautiful Black Rock Desert. In the past five years, Las Vegas, too, has evolved... Read more »

June 22, 2015

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UDOT to display data to help commuters

To help minimize the inconvenience of construction on Utah freeways, the Utah Department of Transportation's Traffic Operations Center is posting a new set of travel data on overhead variable... Read more »

June 19, 2015

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AP Photos: See food before buying at largest US fish auction

As the sun rises over Honolulu, commercial fisherman have already unloaded their catches and docked their boats for the day. The fish are lined up on pallets, packed in ice and displayed for buyers... Read more »

June 19, 2015

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$3.9 billion World Trade Center transit hub nears completion

The $3.9 billion transportation hub at New York's World Trade Center will open later this year. Read more »

June 18, 2015

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Diver's dream: Cuba's pristine and protected coral reefs

The coral reefs and gin-clear waters off the coast of Cuba offer some of the best diving in the Caribbean and some of the best-preserved reefs on earth. Read more »

June 18, 2015

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US to abandon Chinese-owned Waldorf at UN General Assembly

The State Department will abandon decades of tradition this fall at the annual U.N. General Assembly by setting up shop in a hotel other than New York's iconic Waldorf-Astoria, which was purchased... Read more »

June 17, 2015

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Neighborhoods: Skyscrapers and shorelines in Dubai Marina

First-time visitors are often surprised to discover that beyond Dubai's atmospheric creekside bazaars and rows of skyscrapers leading up to tallest-of-them-all Burj Khalifa lies yet another dense... Read more »

June 16, 2015

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Small town residents have mixed feelings on No. 1 beach rank

Many small-town residents would get a kick out of their communities being recognized like Waimanalo recently was when one of its beaches was ranked No. 1 in the U.S. But here, pride was mixed with... Read more »

June 15, 2015

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Quake-hit Nepal reopens damaged heritage sites for tourists

Nepal on Monday reopened most of the cultural heritage sites that were damaged in a pair of devastating earthquakes, hoping to lure back foreign tourists. Read more »

June 15, 2015

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At 91, Zimbabwe's Robert Mugabe is a frequent flyer

The African president has his hands firmly on the reins of government at home and is frequently on the move, flying around the globe. Read more »

June 12, 2015

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After attack, Egypt's Luxor fears new blow to vital tourism

Residents are in a panic in this Egyptian city of monumental pharaonic temples and ancient tombs, fearing that a foiled terrorist attack outside the famed Karnak Temple will kill the tourist... Read more »

June 12, 2015

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Brazil may lift visa needed by Americans heading to Olympics

Brazil's tourism minister said Thursday the visa requirements may be lifted for Americans wishing to attend next year's Rio de Janeiro Olympics, an effort that may boost ticket sales. Read more »

June 12, 2015

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Economy hit as MERS keeps Koreans indoors, deters tourists

For a South Korean tour agency, the outbreak of Middle East respiratory syndrome feels like a bigger threat to business than a North Korean attack or nuclear reactor meltdown. Read more »

June 12, 2015

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Bobblehead hall of fame, museum finds home in Milwaukee

There's a puppetry museum in Utah. A vacuum museum in Oregon. A roller skating museum in Nebraska. So, why not a bobblehead hall of fame and museum in Wisconsin? Read more »

June 11, 2015

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Number of passenger airplanes expected to double in 20 years

Demand for new airplanes around the world will continue to soar as millions of people in developing nations take to the skies for the first time. Read more »

June 11, 2015

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Essentials: NYC from the classics to new attractions

If you haven't visited New York City recently, you've got some catching up to do, from the observatory at One World Trade, to the new Whitney Museum, to happening neighborhoods far from Manhattan.... Read more »

June 11, 2015

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Suicide bomber targets ancient Egyptian temple in Luxor; no tourists hurt

A suicide bomber blew himself up on Wednesday just steps away from the ancient Egyptian temple of Karnak in Luxor, a southern city visited by millions of tourists every year, security and health... Read more »

June 10, 2015

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Small-town airports close as fewer pilots take to skies

For the first time in 60 years, airplanes won't be roaring down the runway at the airstrip in Onawa, Iowa, this summer. Racing dragsters will. Read more »

June 10, 2015

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Airline group suggests smaller carry-on bags to free up bins

Millions of fliers might soon want to buy new carry-on suitcases. Read more »

June 9, 2015

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