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January 11, 2018 - 5:42 am
BEIJING (AP) — The Marriot hotel chain apologized Thursday to China's government for referring to Tibet and self-ruled Taiwan as countries in a customer survey that news reports said Chinese police investigated as a possible crime. Marriott International Group "respects China's sovereignty," the...
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In this Dec. 20, 2017, photo, Thai cook Supinya Jansuta, 72, better known as "Jay Fai," wearing goggles, cooks with two flaming woks at her eatery in Bangkok, Thailand. After spending more than three decades cooking in an unassuming outdoor kitchen, Jay Fay has been propelled to international culinary stardom by having her restaurant awarded a Michelin star.(AP Photo/Gemunu Amarasinghe)
January 11, 2018 - 2:19 am
BANGKOK (AP) — After spending more than three decades cooking in an unassuming outdoor kitchen, a wok-wielding, goggles-wearing Thai chef has been propelled to international culinary stardom by having her restaurant awarded a Michelin star. Supinya Jansuta, better known as "Jay Fai," is among 17...
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Members of the Los Angeles County Fire Department Search and Rescue crew work on a car trapped under debris in Montecito, Calif., Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2018. Dozens of homes were swept away or heavily damaged and several people were killed Tuesday as downpours sent mud and boulders roaring down hills stripped of vegetation by a gigantic wildfire that raged in Southern California last month. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
January 10, 2018 - 10:16 pm
MONTECITO, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on deadly debris flows that hit the California community of Montecito (all times local): 4:25 p.m. Authorities now say 17 people have died in Southern California mudslides and another 17 are missing. The death toll rose Wednesday as searchers pulled two more...
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A Polish LOT airline passenger plane rests with its nose down on the runway after making an emergency landing with 59 passengers and four crew aboard, at the international Chopin Airport in Warsaw, Poland, Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2018. Authorities think the front wheel malfunctioned during landing, but nobody was injured in the incident.(AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)
January 10, 2018 - 4:56 pm
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — A spokesman for Warsaw's international airport said Wednesday that a Polish plane on a domestic flight made a safe emergency landing with a malfunctioning front wheel and no one was hurt. Warsaw Chopin Airport spokesman Adrian Kubicki said on TVN24 Wednesday night that the...
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In this Nov. 15, 2017, photo, a robot named Pepper stands in the lobby of the Mandarin Oriental in Las Vegas. Pepper is programmed to interact with guests and answer pre-programmed questions. (AP Photo/John Locher)
January 10, 2018 - 2:09 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — It takes just minutes for a room service attendant to respond to a text message asking for a soda, bringing the Diet Coke on a tray with a glass of ice and lime wedges, no need for the modern hassle of placing a phone call. Thousands of guests at some of Las Vegas' casino-hotels...
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In this Dec. 19, 2017, photo, people take to the slopes at Yongpyong Resort in Pyeongchang, South Korea. South Korea is one of the safest places in the world to live and visit. The Pyeongchang Olympics are coming to a remote, ruggedly beautiful part of South Korea known for icy wind, towering granite mountains and a tough, proud population waiting to welcome foreign hordes. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
January 10, 2018 - 10:52 am
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — The Olympics are coming to one of the most remote, ruggedly beautiful parts of South Korea, an area known for icy winds, a collapsed mining industry, towering granite mountains that blot out the horizon and for a tough, proud, rapidly aging population as curious...
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This undated image shows singer Jimmy Buffett on the Caribbean island of St. Barts. Buffett will serve as U.S. ambassador for the Les Voiles de Saint-Barth, an April sailing regatta and mainstay on the Caribbean yacht racing circuit. The island was hard hit by Hurricane Irma and Buffett says he hopes his support for the regatta will help as locals work toward getting back to normal. Buffett’s Broadway show "Escape to Margaritaville" begins previews on Feb. 16 in New York. (J.P. Piter via AP)
January 10, 2018 - 9:47 am
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Jimmy Buffett knows all about hurricanes and sailing, so it's appropriate that the singer-songwriter has been enlisted to help promote a regatta on the Caribbean island of St. Barts and show that life is returning to normal after a direct hit from Hurricane Irma in September...
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January 10, 2018 - 6:43 am
ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — A historic tavern building in Virginia dating to the 18th century has suffered damage connected to this week's frigid temperatures. The city of Alexandria says it is temporarily closing Gadsby's Tavern Museum in the city's Old Town section. City officials say a sprinkler pipe...
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Tourists wait in line at the heliport of Air Zermatt for a flight by airlift into the valley to Raron, in Zermatt, on Tuesday, Jan. 9 2018. Due to heavy snowfall and rain showers, Zermatt can only be reached by air. Swiss authorities have closed ski slopes, hiking trails, cable cars, roads and train service into the town of Zermatt amid a heightened risk of avalanches, stranding some 13,000 tourists in the town. (Dominic Steinmann/Keystone via AP)
January 09, 2018 - 11:56 am
GENEVA (AP) — Unusually heavy snowfall and a high risk of Alpine avalanches stranded some 13,000 tourists Tuesday in the Swiss resort of Zermatt at the base of the famed Matterhorn mountain. With nearby roads, trains, cable cars, ski slopes and hiking trails into the town closed, Swiss authorities...
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FILE - This Oct. 16, 2017, file photo, shows one of the 12th century churches carved from stone in Lalibela, Ethiopia. The architectural marvels are one of the country's most magical attractions, miracles of engineering built 8,000 feet above sea level, each carved in one piece directly from soft volcanic rock. (Marcus Eliason via AP)
January 09, 2018 - 11:28 am
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — Ethiopia has always held me in thrall. It is a cradle of prehistoric humankind. It embraced Christianity long before the missionaries arrived. Its people carved subterranean churches out of solid rock and built mysterious towers of stone. The country's mythology...
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