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First US cruise in decades set to arrive in Havana

The first U.S. cruise ship in nearly 40 years was crossing the Florida Straits from Miami to Havana.

Plane that caught fire in Vegas was accelerating for takeoff

Fire officials say a British Airways airplane was accelerating for takeoff when it caught fire on the runway at the Las Vegas airport, forcing the pilot to hit the brakes. Read more »

Sept. 9, 2015

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Trade Center steel almost gone, but demand remains strong

In an airplane hangar at New York's Kennedy Airport, fewer than 30 pieces of steel remain from the debris recovered after terrorists flew hijacked planes into the World Trade Center's twin towers... Read more »

Sept. 9, 2015

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'Ways to the West' combines engaging travel log, history about sustainable transportation

"Ways to the West" takes readers on a car-less journey into the history of transportation in the West to the present day need for sustainable and alternative transportation. Read more »

Sept. 5, 2015

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Hamblin & Peterson: Wartburg Castle is at the center of Germany and its history

Wartburg Castle, in the middle of Germany, is well worth visiting for its scenery alone. But its importance goes far beyond the splendid beauty of its location. Read more »

Sept. 5, 2015

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UDOT reminds motorists of Labor Day construction zones

The Utah Department of Transportation is advising drivers of construction projects on Labor Day weekend. Read more »

Sept. 4, 2015

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Ship ahoy! Visiting historical ships makes for educational, family friendly vacation

Instead of boring, ships are interactive museums with something for people of all ages. Here's some tips and ideas for making a historical ship part of your family vacation. Read more »

Sept. 4, 2015

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Beyond gumbo: New Orleans restaurants rebound post-Katrina

Talk to folks on the street about the "holy trinity" and you're as likely to get a lesson on onions, celery and peppers as you are Catholicism. That's New Orleans, a city where eating has long been... Read more »

Aug. 28, 2015

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Hawaii officials reopen Waikiki beach after sewage spill

Hawaii officials on Wednesday reopened world-renowned Waikiki beach after water quality tests showed bacteria levels there declined since a large sewage spill nearby earlier this week. Read more »

Aug. 26, 2015

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500,000 gallons of sewage water spewing from manholes causes Waikiki to close

Most of the famed beach fronting Waikiki was closed after heavy rains triggered a half-million gallon sewage spill near Hawaii's world-famous tourist district, officials said. Read more »

Aug. 25, 2015

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Nevada Museum of Art opens unique Lake Tahoe exhibit in Reno

The first major historical art survey of Lake Tahoe and the Sierra's infamous Donner Pass takes an ambitious trip through two centuries, highlighting the roles of Native Americans and railroad... Read more »

Aug. 22, 2015

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Argentine family on road trip to see pope in Philadelphia

cked their bags and embarked on a months-long adventure through the Americas in a Volkswagen van they dubbed Francisca. Read more »

Aug. 22, 2015

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Thai police issue arrest warrant for 'foreign' bomb suspect

Police in Thailand issued an arrest warrant on Wednesday for an "unidentified foreign man" shown in a security video leaving behind a backpack just minutes before a deadly bombing at a Bangkok... Read more »

Aug. 19, 2015

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23 Instagram accounts you should definitely be following

Need to spruce up your Instagram feed? Here are 23 accounts that won't disappoint. Read more »

Aug. 18, 2015

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Travelers delayed as technical problems ground flights

Technical problems at an air traffic control center in Virginia left passengers stranded as hundreds of flights to and from airports throughout a large swath of the Northeast were delayed or canceled. Read more »

Aug. 16, 2015

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Last burst of summer fun for Tunisia's doomed beach hotels

The jet skis roar by the shore and the water is full of splashing children along the Tunisian Riviera, where despite the deadly attack that killed 38 tourists in June, the beaches are still full... Read more »

Aug. 16, 2015

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'Star Wars' themed land planned at Disney parks

Disney theme parks have their sights on a galaxy far, far away. Read more »

Aug. 15, 2015

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FAA says problem that caused flight delays has been resolved

Air traffic was snarled and passengers' tempers frayed on Saturday as many flights to and from airports throughout a large swath of the Northeast stretching from New York down to the Carolinas were... Read more »

Aug. 15, 2015

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Hunting for Hemingway in Yellowstone country

Ernest Hemingway first arrived at the Clarks Fork River valley on July 13, 1931, bouncing along Yellowstone National Park's gravel roads in a Ford Model A roadster until he reached one of the... Read more »

Aug. 15, 2015

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Cuba's tourism boom leaves some worrying they'll be left out

This 500-year-old city smells of fresh paint and varnish. Read more »

Aug. 10, 2015

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Smoke-free advocates decry plans to build smoking rooms in new Salt Lake airport

Utah smoke-free advocates are protesting the decision to include smoking rooms in design plans for the new Salt Lake City International Airport. Read more »

Aug. 10, 2015

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Climbing, hiking and cycling around Mount Rainier

I called it the Rainier Triple Crown, and finishing it proved more rewarding than I ever expected. Read more »

Aug. 8, 2015

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Washington DC: Don't skip must-sees but take time to explore

You could easily spend a whole visit to Washington exploring the museums, galleries and monuments along the National Mall. But that would be wrong. Read more »

Aug. 6, 2015

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Serenity Now: A calm perch above Jerusalem's hectic Old City

In one of the most contentious tracts of real estate on the planet, serenity is not that easy to find. Read more »

Aug. 4, 2015

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Rebooting Greece: how to get its economy going again

After so much pain, Greece must now figure out how to get its economy back on its feet. Read more »

Aug. 3, 2015

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Challenger, Columbia wreckage on public display for 1st time

NASA is offering up wreckage from the Challenger and Columbia for public view after hiding it from the world for decades. Read more »

Aug. 2, 2015

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Some Alaska Natives allowed visa-free travel to Russian area

Some western Alaska Natives can again be travel back and forth to Russia's Chukota region without a visa under a decades-old agreement that was recently revived. Read more »

July 31, 2015

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Mormon thrill ride creator still generating excitement at age 74

The creator of Knott’s Berry Farm’s Supreme Scream and the Stratosphere's Big Shot in Las Vegas has created a new attraction in Logan. Read more »

July 30, 2015

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Hikers drawn to geological gem along Arizona-Utah border; weigh in on The Wave lottery changes

A richly colored geological upheaval along the Arizona-Utah border is one of the most sought-after hikes in the West. Read more »

July 30, 2015

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Lessons learned from traveling with baby on Puerto Rico trip

We were in paradise, surrounded by lush trees and waterfalls in El Yunque rainforest. But the pint-sized traveler on my husband's back was more concerned about our dwindling Goldfish supply than... Read more »

July 29, 2015

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A story in stone: The mystery of a wandering boy and an unmarked grave

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In 1915, after a heated argument with his father, a 12-year-old boy ran away from his home in Blount County, determined to reach his grandparents who lived on the other side of the Smoky Mountains. Read more »

July 26, 2015

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Culinary tourists driving growth in US tourism

Culinary tourists are pushing growth in foreign tourism to the United States, which is transforming its image as a fast-food mecca to a land of regional tastes and dishes, said officials visiting... Read more »

July 23, 2015

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Public divided over Smithsonian display of Bill Cosby's art

As the Smithsonian Institution continues to stand behind an exhibition featuring Bill Cosby's art collection, the public has begun weighing in and appears to be sharply divided over the display,... Read more »

July 23, 2015

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UTA offers riders Pioneer Day fare deals, expanded schedule

The Utah Transit Authority is allowing passengers taking buses or trains to the Days of ’47 Komatsu Equipment Rodeo to ride free of charge using their rodeo ticket as fare. Read more »

July 20, 2015

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NYC's Kennedy airport building luxury animal terminal

Jet-setting stallions and high-flying hounds at New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport can look forward to a new luxury terminal that will handle the more than 70,000 animals flying in... Read more »

July 19, 2015

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San Diego's famous Balboa Park hits the century mark

A century ago, the world came to the small town of San Diego to celebrate the opening of the Panama Canal at the Panama-California Exposition. The venue, Balboa Park, would grow into one of the... Read more »

July 17, 2015

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Uber tops taxi use for business travelers, new report shows

Taxis are losing business travelers to ride-hailing services like Uber, a survey shows. Read more »

July 16, 2015

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Robots do check-in and check-out at cost-cutting Japan hotel

From the receptionist that does the check-in and check-out to the porter that's an automated trolley taking luggage up to the room, this hotel in southwestern Japan, aptly called Weird Hotel, is... Read more »

July 15, 2015

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Trout hits leadoff HR, wins MVP as AL All-Stars top NL 6-3

Mike Trout flashed the skill that puts him at the front of baseball's new generation, just moments after four of the all-time greats walked off the field. Read more »

July 15, 2015

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Pamplona festival ends without gorings; man dies elsewhere

Pamplona's famed San Fermin festival held its last bull run Tuesday with no fatalities in the nine-day event, but officials said a French tourist died after being gored by a bull in a small town... Read more »

July 14, 2015

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UNESCO backs Jordan as Jesus' baptism site as debate goes on

For years, Christian pilgrims have waded into the Jordan River from both its eastern and western banks to connect with a core event of their faith — the baptism of Jesus. The parallel... Read more »

July 13, 2015

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Hot weather impacting climbing on Mount Rainier

Seattleites without air conditioning aren't the only ones suffering from record-setting temperatures this summer. Read more »

July 12, 2015

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Greek tourist hotspots face big bailout tax hikes

An hour west of Athens, the pebbly beaches by turquoise waters and pine-covered mountains are nearly empty as the Greek sunbathers who normally pack them stay home amid fears their country's... Read more »

July 12, 2015

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Obama designates national monuments in Texas, Calif., Nevada

President Barack Obama designated new national monuments Friday in California, Nevada and Texas, setting aside millions of acres that are home to prehistoric rock carvings, Mammoth bones and... Read more »

July 10, 2015

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California shark attack rates plunge 90 percent since 1950s

Swimmers and surfers today are about 90 percent less likely to be attacked by sharks off California's coast than they were in the 1950s, even though there are hundreds of thousands more people in... Read more »

July 10, 2015

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New national monuments coming in Texas, California, Nevada

Mammoth bones, prehistoric rock carvings and more than a million acres of wilderness will be protected as part of three new national monuments that President Barack Obama is creating in California,... Read more »

July 9, 2015

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Looking for traces of 'Mockingbird' in Harper Lee's hometown

Harper Lee's novel "To Kill a Mockingbird" is always nearby in the southwest Alabama town of Monroeville. Read more »

July 9, 2015

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Sunday construction will impact Red Line TRAX

TRAX Red Line will be affected in Salt Lake City as the Utah Transit Authority conducts maintenance work on Sunday. Read more »

July 8, 2015

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Largely shielded from crisis, tourists still enjoying Greece

Greece is known the world over for its historic sites, sparkling sea, and lovely, vine-shaded restaurants. Add riot police, shuttered banks, and lines at cash machines and the picture clouds. Read more »

July 7, 2015

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Instantly beautiful: Sicily's wild Zingaro Nature Reserve

The Zingaro Nature Reserve is a wild and rugged stretch of land that runs along the coast of northwest Sicily. Mountains rise above sandy beaches with views of the sea in two distinct bands of... Read more »

July 7, 2015

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After legal fight, public path to 'Billionaires' Beach' open

It may be called "Billionaires' Beach," but the pristine views along one of Malibu's most exclusive coastlines are now easily accessible to anyone. Read more »

July 7, 2015

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