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French Alps skiing tourism suffers in winter of EU-Russia discontent

Russia's tensions with the West over Ukraine and the slump for the ruble are echoing through the French Alps.

Virgin spaceship's descent system deployed early

Federal investigators say they have determined that a space tourism rocket broke apart in flight over California's Mojave Desert after a device to slow the experimental spaceship's descent deployed... Read more »

Nov. 3, 2014

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Plans to redo Boston's iconic market stir debate

The market at Boston's historic and spiritual center, steps from where Samuel Adams and the Sons of Liberty stoked the fires of rebellion and a colony took its first shaky steps toward nationhood,... Read more »

Nov. 3, 2014

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Virginia taps natural resources to drive tourism

Dotted by charming small towns from the mountains to the west and the ocean to the east, Virginia is renewing efforts to tap its natural resources to help drive tourism. Read more »

Nov. 1, 2014

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Canada restricts visas amid Ebola scare

Canada has joined Australia in suspending entry visas for people from Ebola-stricken countries in West Africa in an attempt to keep the deadly disease away. Read more »

Oct. 31, 2014

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Museum officially purchases Rosie's old plant

Rosie the Riveter's old plant in Michigan has officially avoided the wrecking ball. Read more »

Oct. 31, 2014

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Video: Britain company touts windowless aircraft concept as future of airline travel

A Britain-based company released a concept video earlier this month examining the advantages of windowless airplanes. Read more »

Oct. 28, 2014

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Maryland officials outline Ebola-monitoring plan

Anyone in Maryland considered to have high-risk exposure to the Ebola virus will be required to stay home until they are confirmed to be Ebola-free, under a plan to monitor people who have come from three West African countries,... Read more »

Oct. 27, 2014

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Sonar mapping shines new light on partially sunken USS Utah at Pearl Harbor

Above the water, the effects of 73 years on the partially sunken warship USS Utah are evident at its resting place just off Ford Island. Read more »

Oct. 25, 2014

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US journalist recovers; Ebola 'czar' gets to work

A TV news cameraman treated for Ebola was ready to go home Wednesday, the fifth patient transported from West Africa to recover at a U.S. hospital, as President Barack Obama's new Ebola "czar" got... Read more »

Oct. 22, 2014

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Ebola airport checks expand; nurses get training

The federal government is closing a gap in Ebola screening at airports while states from New York to Texas to California work to get hospitals and nurses ready in case another patient turns up... Read more »

Oct. 22, 2014

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Renting a car? Using a debit card could damage credit score

Some customers prefer to use a debit card rather than a credit card to make purchases as a means of limiting debt and managing their finances. But the choice could backfire when it comes to renting... Read more »

Oct. 20, 2014

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Iran says number of foreign tourists surges

The number of foreigners visiting Iran jumped dramatically over the 12-month period ending in March, with 35 percent more tourists compared to the same period a year earlier, Iran's top tourism official said Saturday. Read more »

Oct. 20, 2014

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Ebola: Africa's image takes a hit

In the United States, some parents fearful of deadly Ebola pulled children out of a school after the principal returned from Zambia, an African nation far from the area hit by the disease. In... Read more »

Oct. 19, 2014

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New England raking in millions from leaf peepers

Money really does grow on trees in New England in the autumn — and all six states are raking it in. Read more »

Oct. 19, 2014

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U.S. government to allow some Haitians to immigrate faster

Thousands of Haitian immigrants approved to move to the United States to join relatives already living here will soon be able to immigrate before a visa is available, the Obama administration... Read more »

Oct. 17, 2014

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Ebola causing some people to change travel plans

Travel agents say customers are asking whether it's safe to fly, and what steps they should take to guard against Ebola. Read more »

Oct. 17, 2014

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Africa stems Ebola via border closings, luck

Health officials battling the Ebola outbreak that has killed more than 4,500 people in West Africa have managed to limit its spread on the continent to five countries — and two of them appear... Read more »

Oct. 17, 2014

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Campaign will celebrate birthday of national parks

The centennial celebration for the National Park Service will include, among other events, a promotional campaign, a TV series and an I-Max movie, tourism leaders from across the Southeast learned... Read more »

Oct. 15, 2014

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Dogs welcome at St. Louis museum about, well, dogs

Exhibits include dog paintings, dog sculptures and displays about famous dogs. But what really makes this St. Louis museum unique is the visitors: Dogs are welcome, and curators aren't worried... Read more »

Oct. 15, 2014

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Paris Catacombs open at night ahead of Halloween

As if visiting the Paris Catacombs in the daytime wasn't creepy enough — you can now visit the underground maze of skeletons after nightfall, too. That is if you dare defy the warning at the... Read more »

Oct. 15, 2014

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Harvard junior took dying mom to Mexico, now stuck

The chemotherapy stopped working last spring, as did the radiation. Doctors had already removed a kidney. So Harvard University junior Dario Guerrero Meneses did what any computer-savvy millennial... Read more »

Oct. 14, 2014

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Southwest looks for spark from expansion in Dallas

When Southwest Airlines recently introduced a new paint job for its planes, a senior executive joked that at 43 years old and being from Dallas, it was time for the airline to get a face-lift. Read more »

Oct. 13, 2014

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Traveler ‘JetHiking’ from state to state on private planes

Flying can be expensive. You need a ticket, which will likely cost at least a few hundred dollars, and may have to pay baggage fees. One woman has figured out a way to travel across the country... Read more »

Oct. 12, 2014

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Arizona's Petrified Forest buildings named national treasure

The buildings at Petrified Forest National Park are held up as an example of modern architecture with their flat roofs, low silhouettes and large windows that open up to the vast expanse of... Read more »

Oct. 12, 2014

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Neighborhood on edge as Ebola brings worry to Dallas doorsteps

Carleen and Ed Guerrero were asleep when two police officers rapped on their door at 5 a.m. Sunday to tell them that the Ebola virus had come to their neighborhood just north of downtown. Read more »

Oct. 12, 2014

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