Travel

April 07, 2018 - 9:35 am
CAIRO (AP) — An Egyptian cyclist has set off from the heart of downtown Cairo heading to Moscow to support Egypt's national soccer team participating in the World Cup. Twenty-four year old Mohammed Ibn Nufal embarked on the long-haul journey Friday and is planning to cross seven countries including...
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April 06, 2018 - 10:13 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A fierce Northern California storm Friday shut down Yosemite National Park, threatened mudslides in wildfire-ravaged wine country and could present the first test of a partially repaired offshoot of the nation's tallest dam that nearly collapsed last year. Recent heavy rainfall...
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April 05, 2018 - 6:43 pm
Delta now says that payment-card information for about "several hundred thousand" airline customers may have been exposed by a malware breach last fall that also hit Sears and other companies. The airline says that the malware attack may have exposed customers' names, addresses, credit card numbers...
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A woman carries a flower to a crime scene in Link Street, Hackney, east London, Thursday April 5, 2018. This week, 18-year-old Israel Ogunsola became London's 53rd murder victim of 2018. The British capital is being shaken by a spike in deadly violence, much of it involving young people caught up in gang feuds. (Stefan Rousseau/PA via AP)
April 05, 2018 - 12:42 pm
LONDON (AP) — Friends say Israel Ogunsola was a bubbly young man with a knack for making people laugh. This week the 18-year-old was stabbed to death, becoming London's 53rd murder victim of 2018. The British capital is being shaken by a spike in deadly violence, much of it involving young people...
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In this March 12, 2018, photo, foreign tourists sunbathe at a beach on Boracay island, central Aklan province, Philippines. Philippine officials say the president has approved the closure of Boracay island, the country's most famous beach resort, for up to six months after he said it has turned into a "cesspool." (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)
April 05, 2018 - 12:39 am
MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has approved the closure of the tourist destination of Boracay for up to six months after saying the waters off its famed white-sand beaches had become a "cesspool" due to overcrowding and development. Duterte approved the total...
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FILE - In this Feb. 22, 2016, file photo, tourists look at a classic American car parked beside the cruise ship terminal in Havana, Cuba. Cuba is one of four destinations where a new trip-planning company called ViaHero is offering its services. For a flat fee of $25 a day, a ViaHero expert on the ground in your destination plans your trip, from lodging and airport pick-up to what to see and where to eat. The service combines authentic local recommendations, the convenience of online booking and the old-school guidance of a travel agent. In addition to Cuba, ViaHero plans trips in Iceland, Japan and Colombia. (AP Photo/Desmond Boylan, File)
April 04, 2018 - 11:09 am
Is a company called ViaHero creating a new model for travel? For a flat fee of $25 a day, travelers can use a service called ViaHero to hire locals on the ground to plan out their trips, arranging everything from lodging and airport pickup to sightseeing and dining. The service combines authentic...
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Commuters arrive at Saint-Lazare train station in Paris, Wednesday, April 4, 2018 in the first of a series of strikes that are set to last three months. A major French railway strike has brought the country's famed high-speed trains to a halt, leaving passengers stranded and posing the biggest test so far for President Emmanuel Macron's economic strategy. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)
April 04, 2018 - 7:40 am
PARIS (AP) — French commuters squeezed into scarce trains Wednesday while tourists rearranged travel plans as one of the world's most-traveled rail networks endured a second consecutive day of strike action. Rail unions and President Emmanuel Macron's government are holding firm so far in a battle...
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April 04, 2018 - 12:27 am
A museum in Los Alamos, New Mexico — a once-secret New Mexico city that developed the atomic bomb which helped end World War II — has put an exhibit from Japan on hold because of its theme of abolishing nuclear weapons. The Los Alamos Historical Museum confirmed Monday that it will not host a...
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FILE - In this Jan. 14, 2015, file photo, spectators gaze at El Capitan for a glimpse of climbers Tommy Caldwell and Kevin Jorgeson, as seen from the valley floor in Yosemite National Park, Calif. The Interior Department is backing down from a plan to impose steep fee increases at popular national parks after widespread opposition from elected officials and the public. (AP Photo/Ben Margot, File)
April 03, 2018 - 5:19 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Interior Department is backing down from a plan to impose steep fee increases at popular national parks in the face of widespread opposition from elected officials and the public. The plan would nearly triple entrance fees at 17 of the nation's most popular parks, including...
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A french rail worker demonstrates in Paris, Tuesday, April 3, 2018. French unions plan strikes two days every week through June to protest government plans to eliminate some rail worker benefits — part of broader European plans to open national railways to competition. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)
April 03, 2018 - 2:49 pm
PARIS (AP) — A major French railway strike brought the country's famed high-speed trains to a halt Tuesday, leaving passengers stranded or scrambling for other options — and posing the biggest test so far of President Emmanuel Macron's economic strategy. The SNCF national rail authority said only...
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