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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.

Chocolate-covered bugs served up at insect museum

The menu includes crickets and wax worms on toothpick skewers for dipping in a fountain of melted chocolate, along with "tarsal toffee" made with bug legs and mealworms and fudge infused with... Read more »

Oct. 11, 2014

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FAA, flight attendants square off over electronics

The nation's largest flight attendants union says it wants airline passengers to return to stowing cellphones and other electronics during takeoffs and landings, but the group's arguments didn't... Read more »

Oct. 10, 2014

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Airport screening for Ebola: 5 things to know

The Obama administration announced Wednesday that airline passengers arriving from the three West African countries experiencing an unprecedented Ebola outbreak will now be screened for potential... Read more »

Oct. 9, 2014

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Colorado resort sues over Salt Lake ski marketing

A Colorado ski resort says Salt Lake City can't market itself as Ski City USA because the winter sports slogan is too similar to their decades-old nickname for Steamboat Springs. Read more »

Oct. 8, 2014

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Spain quarantines 3 more after nurse gets Ebola

Three more people were placed under quarantine for Ebola at a Madrid hospital where a Spanish nurse became infected, authorities said Tuesday. More than 50 other possible contacts were being... Read more »

Oct. 7, 2014

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Euro Disney shares dive as it needs bailout

In Europe, even Mickey Mouse is getting a bailout. Read more »

Oct. 6, 2014

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Federal officials cast doubt on Ebola travel ban

ernment health officials said Sunday that they are opposed to placing a ban on travelers from Ebola-infected countries, warning that shutting down borders could impede efforts by aid workers to... Read more »

Oct. 5, 2014

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Arizona highway signs in metric units may change

North of the U.S.-Mexico border, a relatively barren stretch of an Arizona highway is lined with road signs that tell drivers how many kilometers they are from their destination — not how... Read more »

Oct. 4, 2014

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Map app will help New Mexico balloon fiesta pilots

Like invisible roadblocks, altitude restrictions clutter the skies above Albuquerque. The ground is its own mine field, with utility towers, busy roadways and plots of restricted land. Read more »

Oct. 3, 2014

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United contacting those who flew with Ebola victim

United Airlines said Thursday it is notifying passengers who were on flights with a man later diagnosed with Ebola and telling them how to contact federal health officials. Read more »

Oct. 3, 2014

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Man with Ebola virus flew roundabout trip to US

The first reported case of Ebola in the United States is spooking airline investors and raising the prospect that some frightened travelers might stay home despite repeated reassurances from... Read more »

Oct. 2, 2014

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Hong Kong protesters try to win over tourists

The luxury boutiques of Hong Kong's Tsim Shai Tsui district are so mobbed with vacationing Chinese customers that store owners have put up red velvet ropes to control the crowds. Pro-democracy... Read more »

Oct. 1, 2014

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Gaza war deals blow to Israel's tourism industry

It was supposed to be a record-breaking year for tourist visits to Israel. But all that changed when the 50-day war between Israel and Hamas prompted jittery travelers to cancel trips en masse,... Read more »

Sept. 28, 2014

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Pilots end strike at Air France after 14 days

Air France's leading pilots union on Sunday announced an end to a 14-day strike that grounded roughly half of the airline's flights, stranded passengers worldwide and led to stern shows of... Read more »

Sept. 28, 2014

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After sabotage, air travel system slowly recovers

The nation's air travel system is beginning a slow recovery after an alleged act of employee sabotage at a control center brought Chicago's two international airports to a halt. Read more »

Sept. 27, 2014

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California cities crack down on ride-sharing firms

Ride-sharing companies Uber, Lyft and Sidecar are being threatened with legal action in San Francisco and Los Angeles over how they screen drivers and charge passengers, along with other business... Read more »

Sept. 26, 2014

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Constant phone calls allowed on European flights

European skies may soon be alive with the sound of small talk with new safety rules allowing the use of all portable electronics, including cell phones, at any time during flights. Read more »

Sept. 26, 2014

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Learning how to survive a plane crash

They raced down the slide, one by one, like children on a playground. At the bottom, smartphone photos were snapped and high fives exchanged. Read more »

Sept. 24, 2014

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Closely watched Hawaii lava flow stalls

Lava that's threatening rural communities on Hawaii's Big Island has stalled. Read more »

Sept. 22, 2014

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UN to bind nations on new foreign terrorist rules

The U.N. Security Council is expected to adopt a binding resolution this week that would require nations to bar their citizens from traveling abroad to join terrorism organizations, part of a... Read more »

Sept. 22, 2014

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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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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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