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FILE - In this Aug. 2, 2016 file photo, authorities investigate the scene of a charter bus crash on northbound State Route 99 between Atwater and Livingston in California's Central Valley. In a report issued Monday, Nov. 13, 2017, the National Transportation Safety Board said a sleep-deprived driver and a bus company with a poor safety record were causes of the crash that killed four passengers and injured 20 others. The NTSB said the driver had only slept about five hours over the 40 hours preceding the crash when the bus drifted off the right side of Route 99 and struck a highway signpost that sliced the bus nearly from nose to tail. (AP Photo/Scott Smith, File)
November 13, 2017 - 4:26 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A severely sleep-deprived driver and a bus company with a poor safety record were causes of an August 2016 crash in California's Central Valley that killed four passengers and injured 20 others, including the driver, federal safety investigators said Monday. The National...
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FILE - In this April 17, 2015 file photo tourists visit the ancient Roman forum and the Colosseum, in Rome. Italian museums are on track for another record-setting year in 2017 in terms of visitors and revenues, with the outdoor Colosseum in Rome and Pompeii near Naples topping the Culture Ministry's most-visited and most-lucrative list. The ministry on Monday issued a three-year review of its revolutionary decision to bring in non-Italian museum directors and give them greater autonomy. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)
November 13, 2017 - 1:33 pm
ROME (AP) — Italian state museums are on track for another record-setting year in 2017 in terms of visitors and revenue, with the outdoor Colosseum in Rome and Pompeii near Naples topping the Culture Ministry's most-visited and most-lucrative list. The ministry on Monday issued a three-year review...
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This undated image provided by Rizzoli shows the cover of "Great Hiking Trails of the World." The coffee table-style book offers photos and descriptions of 80 trails in 38 countries on six continents around the world. (Rizzoli via AP)
November 13, 2017 - 10:56 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Travel books can get you dreaming. They can provide practical information for your trips. And they can also just tell a good story. Here are a few books out this season to consider buying for your own use and entertainment, or to give as a gift for Christmas, Hanukkah or whatever...
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FILE - In this June 9, 2017, file photo, world leaders, including Russian President Vladimir Putin, center, pose for a photo with others as they attend the opening ceremony of the Astana Expo 2017 exhibition in Astana, Kazakstan. Minnesota is hoping to host the first World’s Fair on U.S. soil in nearly 40 years, but it will have to overcome bids by Poland’s third-largest city, Lodz, and the Argentine capital of Buenos Aires when a winner is selected Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2017, in Paris. (Mikhail Metzel/Sputnik, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP, File)
November 13, 2017 - 8:25 am
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota is hoping to host the first World's Fair on U.S. soil in nearly 40 years, but it will have to overcome bids by Poland's third-largest city, Lodz, and the Argentine capital of Buenos Aires when a winner is selected in the coming days. The events that introduced the world...
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Emirati visitors walk past a Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner during the opening day of the Dubai Air Show, United Arab Emirates, Sunday, Nov. 12, 2017. The biennial Dubai Air Show opened Sunday with hometown long-haul carrier Emirates making a $15.1 billion buy of American-made Boeing 787-10 Dreamliners, as the world's biggest defense companies promoted their weapons amid heightened tensions between Saudi Arabia and Iran. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili)
November 13, 2017 - 8:23 am
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Long-haul carrier Emirates purchased 40 American-made Boeing 787-10 Dreamliners on Sunday at the start of the biennial Dubai Air Show, a $15.1 billion deal certain to please U.S. President Donald Trump who has touted the plane's sales as a job creator in America...
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November 13, 2017 - 8:20 am
ROMULUS, N.Y. (AP) — Guided bus tours to view the world's largest herd of white, white-tailed deer are set to resume in the Finger Lakes region of upstate New York. Seneca White Deer Tours says the 90-minute tours at the former Seneca Army Depot in Romulus will begin Thursday. It's the first time...
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November 12, 2017 - 6:38 am
BOSTON (AP) — Boston's art scene is getting a Dutch treat with a twist: a flurry of donated 17th-century masterpieces that experts say will change the city's museum landscape for decades to come. First, collectors gifted the Museum of Fine Arts with 113 leading Golden Age masterpieces — including a...
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CORRECTS NAME OF EXHIBITION FROM EXPRESS DOWAGER TO EMPRESS DOWAGER - The Reception Throne Set is shown in the exhibition "Empress Dowager, Cixi." at Orange County's Bowers Museum, Thursday, Nov. 9, 2017, in Santa Ana, Calif. The exhibit focuses on Cixi, the mysterious woman who quietly ruled China with an iron fist from the mid-1800s until her death in 1908. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)
November 11, 2017 - 4:29 pm
SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — For more than a century she has been known as the woman behind the throne, the empress who through skill and circumstance rose from lowly imperial consort to iron-fisted ruler of China at a time and in a place when women were believed to have no power at all. But it turns...
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FILE - In this Jan. 22, 2015, file photo, visitors walk toward Sleeping Beauty's Castle in the background at Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, Calif. Disneyland has shut down two cooling towers after people who visited the Southern California theme park came down with Legionnaires' disease. The Orange County Health Care Agency says a dozen cases of the bacterial illness were discovered about three weeks ago. All the patients lived or had spent time in Anaheim and nine had visited Disneyland in September 2017. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)
November 11, 2017 - 1:58 pm
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Disneyland has shut down two cooling towers after people who visited the Southern California theme park came down with Legionnaires' disease. A dozen cases of the bacterial lung infection were discovered about three weeks ago, the Orange County Health Care Agency announced...
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November 11, 2017 - 12:59 pm
WINOOSKI, Vt. (AP) — A retired Rhode Island man is running through the 251 towns in Vermont, the state where he grew up. Dave DeVarney, 61, plans to complete his goal on Sunday in Winooski, where he was raised. "Originally I was going to do a Forrest Gump and run across the United States last year...
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