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US airlines scrap Israel flights until further notice over missile fear

Two U.S. airlines cancelled all flights to Israel until further notice, after a rocket landed near an Israel airport.

Tunisia turns to Star Wars to boost tourism (+video)

Two dozen white-clad Imperial Troopers and other Star Wars characters marched Wednesday down a stately, tree-lined avenue in Tunis — a site where activists once fought riot police during the... Read more »

April 30, 2014

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Timpanogos Cave opens for tours May 10

Daily tours of Timpanogos Cave begin Saturday, May 10, and are expected to run through late September. Tickets will also be sold over the phone through a nationwide toll-free number and in person... Read more »

April 30, 2014

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Atlantic City gets photo-ready Miss America statue

The Miss America Pageant is in Atlantic City only once a year, but visitors to the seaside resort where the historic pageant began can now have their own crowning moments year-round. Read more »

April 29, 2014

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Man goes missing from cruise ship off Bahamas

The U.S. Coast Guard searched the waters between the Bahamas and South Florida on Sunday looking for a man reported missing from a cruise ship. Read more »

April 27, 2014

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Everest climbing season in disarray after deaths

Nepal's attempts to salvage the Mount Everest climbing season fell flat Thursday as major expedition companies canceled their climbs and many Sherpas quit the mountain after an avalanche killed 16... Read more »

April 24, 2014

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Sherpas leave Everest; some expeditions nix climbs

Dozens of Sherpa guides packed up their tents and left Mount Everest's base camp Wednesday, after the deaths of 16 of their colleagues in an avalanche exposed an undercurrent of resentment by... Read more »

April 23, 2014

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Climate change likely to make Everest even riskier

Climbing to the roof of the world is becoming less predictable and possibly more dangerous, scientists say, as climate change brings warmer temperatures that may eat through the ice and snow on... Read more »

April 23, 2014

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Fearing the Icefall: On Everest, dangers are clear

On Everest, everybody knows that the Icefall is dangerous. They've known it for generations, since the first great Everest mountaineer, George Mallory, turned away from the Khumbu Icefall in 1921,... Read more »

April 22, 2014

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Teen stowaway shows holes in vast airport security

Surveillance cameras at San Jose International Airport successfully captured the teenager on the tarmac, climbing up the landing gear of a jet. But in the end, the cameras failed because no one... Read more »

April 22, 2014

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Frank Lloyd Wright tower opens for public tours

Frank Lloyd Wright fans will get their first look at one of his most unusual buildings, an industrial tower with a tree-like design, when a home products company opens its former research and... Read more »

April 22, 2014

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Exhibit recreates Warhol's 1964 World's Fair mural

Even for a 1964 New York World's Fair that celebrated "The World of Tomorrow," Andy Warhol may have been ahead of his time. Read more »

April 21, 2014

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Household rat poison linked to death and disease in wildlife

The mountain lion known as P-22 looked majestic just a few months ago, in a trail-camera photo shot against the backdrop of the Hollywood sign. Read more »

April 21, 2014

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T. rex gets new home in Smithsonian dinosaur hall

More than 100 years after dinosaurs were first displayed on the National Mall, T. rex — the king — is joining the Smithsonian collection after a 2,000-mile journey from Montana. Read more »

April 15, 2014

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Crocodile close calls: UK man walks length of Nile

Close calls with crocodiles, a brutal civil war and even the death of a fellow traveler have not deterred a British man from attempting to walk the length of the Nile River. Read more »

April 11, 2014

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Airlines' on-time record took a beating in Feb.

The bad news for travelers is that U.S. airlines posted terrible on-time numbers and record cancelations in February, as winter storms fouled operations at several large airports. Read more »

April 10, 2014

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California bill ending SeaWorld orca shows stalls

A California bill that sought to end killer whale shows at SeaWorld in San Diego and phase out keeping them in captivity has been put on hold, meaning it's dead for the year. Read more »

April 8, 2014

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Glorious national park 'basement' is science wonderland

Just across the Nevada border from Utah, one of the region's lesser-known national parks offers underground tours in a spectacular cave that's rich with scientific interest and clues about the... Read more »

April 8, 2014

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Explore the world of Anne Frank, no need to go to Holland

The world of Anne Frank is presented in suburban Atlanta. The exhibit's purpose is to tell the story of the Holocaust through one person's eyes. Read more »

April 7, 2014

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American art to flood US billboards this summer

Five museums say they are organizing the largest outdoor art show to showcase American art nationwide this summer. Read more »

April 7, 2014

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Lufthansa cancels 900 flights due to strike

Lufthansa canceled almost 900 domestic and intercontinental flights on Wednesday, after the pilots' union started a three-day strike in a wage dispute with Germany's largest airline. Read more »

April 2, 2014

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Forest Service backs ski area's snowboarding ban

The U.S. Forest Service says its supports one of the last U.S. ski resorts to prohibit snowboarding in a court battle over a ban that snowboarders call discriminatory. Read more »

April 1, 2014

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Death Valley in spring: Beautiful and not that hot

The perception of Death Valley is that it's hot and desolate. Read more »

April 1, 2014

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Travelers in West wing it without airport chaplains

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Looking for an airport chaplain? You may be on a wing with no prayer. Unlike the Eastern and Central U.S., the West's major airports lack on-site clergy, despite numerous situations where such... Read more »

March 12, 2014

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The pros and cons of picking travel insurance

It can be difficult to determine if travel insurance is worth the cost. Read more »

July 15, 2013

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Injured? Sick? Volcano? The ABCs of trip insurance

NEW YORK — The cloud of volcanic ash from Iceland that has shut down airports all over Europe is just the latest event to disrupt travel. Read more »

April 16, 2010

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