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San Francisco and Los Angeles are cracking down on ride-sharing firms

Ride-sharing companies Uber, Lyft and Sidecar are being threatened with legal action

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 »

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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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Residents: Hawaii lava part of living in paradise

Lava from Kilauea volcano has forced Shawn Heard to move her house once already, back in the 1980s. She's at peace with the possibility of eventually having to do so again. 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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Study: More pilots testing positive for drugs

Tests of pilots killed in plane crashes over more than two decades show an increasing use of both legal and illegal drugs, including some that could impair flying, according to a study released... Read more »

Sept. 9, 2014

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Storms pound Utah and flood the West

A day after remnants of Hurricane Norbert pounded Arizona and the area between Las Vegas and St. George, heavy storms rolled through the Wasatch Front Tuesday morning. Read more »

Sept. 9, 2014

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Famous George Washington painting to be restored

One of the most famous portraits of George Washington will soon get a high-tech examination and face-lift of sorts with its first major conservation treatment in decades. Read more »

Sept. 8, 2014

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Exhibit examines making of 'Gone With the Wind'

Film buffs can get a glimpse of Scarlett O'Hara's iconic green curtain dress and other items related to the making "Gone With the Wind" at an exhibit set to open in Austin, Texas, next week. Read more »

Sept. 6, 2014

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A look at Hawaii volcano spewing lava toward homes

Lava from one of the world's most active volcanos is creeping slowly but steadily through cracks in the earth toward a rural subdivision on Hawaii's Big Island. Scientists warn that if the lava... Read more »

Sept. 6, 2014

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Plant gets Tesla closer to electric car for masses

To bring electric cars to the masses, Tesla Motors will use an expanse of desert where wild mustangs still roam for a factory that the company projects will crank out enough batteries to power... Read more »

Sept. 4, 2014

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Recline rancor: Passenger recalls seat dispute

The businessman whose dispute with a fellow airline passenger over a reclined seat sparked a national debate about air-travel etiquette says he's embarrassed by the way the confrontation unfolded... Read more »

Sept. 3, 2014

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You are now free to move about the cabin — unless you're a kid

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Airline policies increasingly seem hostile to the concept of kids and travel, reported USA Today. Read more »

Sept. 3, 2014

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Three Americans detained in North Korea call for US help

North Korea gave foreign media access on Monday to three detained Americans who said they have been able to contact their families and — watched by officials as they spoke — called for... Read more »

Sept. 1, 2014

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Read 1,001 books? Ranger Doug did it on a tour bus

The songs Ranger Doug writes often take on a certain literary quality. That's not by chance. The yodeling frontman for Riders in the Sky, a local Grammy-winning western band, has had more than... Read more »

Sept. 1, 2014

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