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Airline industry is the least liked; below gas stations, USPS, public utilities

Passenger satisfaction with air carriers in the U.S. improved slightly this year, but not enough

With runway under repair, skies above NYC could get crowded

The closure of a runway at Kennedy Airport could create a traffic jam in the skies above New York City this summer. Read more »

April 3, 2015

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41 Easter traditions from all over the world

From Easter eggs and the Easter bunny to egg jarping and bottle kicking in England to witches in Sweden to the "Easter Bilby" in Australia, Easter is celebrated in many creative ways and with many... Read more »

April 3, 2015

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Airbnb to Cuba in major US business expansion

The popular online home-rental service Airbnb will allow American travelers to book lodging in Cuba starting Thursday in the most significant U.S. business expansion on the island since the... Read more »

April 2, 2015

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Entrance fees rising in some national parks

Be prepared to pay a bit more if you're headed to some national parks and recreation areas this summer. Read more »

April 1, 2015

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Officials examining why plane landed short of Halifax runway

An Air Canada passenger plane landed so significantly short of the runway in Halifax that it hit a power line and knocked out power at the airport, the lead investigator said Monday. Read more »

March 31, 2015

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From the Statue of Liberty to Utah's 'Mighty 5,' NPS calls on Americans to 'Find Your Park'

After nearly 100 years, the National Park Service holds some of the country's most beautiful and historic places, but it suffers from an $11 billion backlog of unfunded maintenance and a visitor... Read more »

March 30, 2015

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Mining for tourists? A dubious economic savior in Appalachia

Mines built this company town. Jack and Sandra Looney hope vines — the wine grapes growing on a former strip mine in the hills above — will help to draw visitors here. Read more »

March 30, 2015

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Man retraces Daniel Boone's nearly 240-mile trek to Kentucky

Inspired by his own family's pioneering roots in the Kentucky wilderness, Curtis Penix walked nearly 240 miles through arduous Appalachian terrain, to follow in the footsteps of frontiersman Daniel... Read more »

March 27, 2015

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Puerto Rico prepares for luxury shopping amid recession

A pair of nearly 5-inch black satin heels with a large gold alligator that serves as the front strap retails for almost $1,600 at the first Saks Fifth Avenue store to open in Puerto Rico, more than... Read more »

March 26, 2015

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MoMA to open NY exhibit on Latin American architecture

A new exhibit at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City will explore the architectural landscape of Latin America between 1955 and 1980. Read more »

March 25, 2015

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After years of mediocrity, Tulsa emerging as hipster hub

Punching far above their weight, starry-eyed Tulsans have tried for years to demonstrate to fellow Oklahomans and outsiders alike that the state's second-largest city was more funky and less in a... Read more »

March 24, 2015

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Tunisia: Museum hit by terrorist attack delays reopening

The curator of the Tunisian museum targeted by a terrorist attack announced Tuesday that the reopening has been postponed, for logistical and security reasons. Read more »

March 24, 2015

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US removes dozens of Cuban companies from blacklist

The Obama administration has removed dozens of Cuban companies from a U.S. blacklist of terror supporters and narcotics traffickers, another step in the two countries' process to improve relations. Read more »

March 24, 2015

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IOC panel visits bid sites; China fires back on human rights

IOC evaluators began a five-day inspection tour of Beijing's bid for the 2022 Winter Olympics on Tuesday as Chinese organizers fired back at critics of the government's human rights record. Read more »

March 24, 2015

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Don't just eat that ramen: Go to a museum and learn about it

There are two kinds of ramen in this world. There's the packaged staple of dorm-room cuisine, one of the most processed, industrialized foods ever invented. And then there's the trendy, artisanal,... Read more »

March 23, 2015

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Tunisian prime minister fires security chiefs after attack

Tunisia's prime minister has fired five leading security officials after three gunmen attacked a renowned Tunis museum, killing 21 in the deadliest attack on tourists in Tunisia in 13 years, the... Read more »

March 23, 2015

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AP photos: Other-world sights await Antarctica tourists

They trek snow-covered mountains, gasp at seals flopping along the coastline, ooh at penguins waddling along on the ice and marvel at humpback whales flapping their tails amid a sea of melting... Read more »

March 21, 2015

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Landmarks go green for St. Patrick's Day around the world

Landmark buildings across Ireland and the world have been floodlit green for St. Patrick's Day as global celebrations of the Emerald Isle's patron saint are culminating in parades and celebrations... Read more »

March 17, 2015

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16 ski resorts worth hundreds of millions could be sold

A real estate investment trust that's considering getting out of the snow business could sell more than a dozen ski resorts from Maine to California that are worth hundreds of millions of dollars. Read more »

March 16, 2015

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Christina Lavingia: Travel sites reveal how to save on top spring break destinations

Spring break season is right around the corner, a holiday that typically decimates the budgets of students. The average college student spends about $1,100 a week on spring break, according to... Read more »

March 16, 2015

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Extreme weather makes Mount Washington a hiking challenge

Winter adds a whole host of new challenges for those hardy souls who venture up the Northeast's tallest peak. Read more »

March 16, 2015

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Autonomous car prepares for 3,500-mile US road trip

Call it a preview of the cross-country road trip of the future. Read more »

March 13, 2015

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People have mixed reactions about proposed national monument

A proposal to designate a vast, sparsely populated area surrounding the Grand Canyon as a national monument is getting mixed reactions. Read more »

March 12, 2015

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World's tallest observation wheel in Las Vegas falls short on riders

The world's tallest observation wheel hasn't quite reached the elevated expectations of its owner. Read more »

March 9, 2015

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