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Essentials for visiting Paris: What’s new, classics and more

Posted on May 18, 2015 at 10:54 am

PARIS (AP) — The City of Light is not just one of Europe’s most beautiful capitals. Because of its small size, just 8 kilometers (5 miles from north to south), Paris is also perfect for exploring on foot. So walk round the winding cobbled streets of panoramic Montmartre or stroll through the historic Marais with its devastatingly chic fashion boutiques. And for budget-conscious foodies — forgo the world-class restaurants in

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  • AAA sees most holiday travelers in 10 years

    Posted on May 9, 2015 at 7:47 pm

    A customer fuels his car at a Mobil gas station off Route 3 south, heading toward Cape Cod at the start of Mother’s Day weekend, Friday, May 8. in Pembroke, Mass. With more money in their pockets thanks to lower gas prices and an improved job market, AAA expects more than 37 million Americans to travel for Memorial Day, the most since 2005.

    (AP) — With more money in their pockets thanks to lower gas prices and an improved job market, AAA expects more than 37 million Americans to travel for Memorial Day, the most since 2005. AAA said Friday that the number of Americans taking a trip of 50 miles or more will rise 4.7 percent to 37.2 million over the period May 21 to May 25. Nearly nine of 10 travelers,

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  • Artifacts lost in shipwreck 191 years ago returned to Hawaii

    Posted on April 11, 2015 at 5:40 pm

    This photo provided by the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of American History on April 8, 2015 in conjunction with the upcoming book “Shipwrecked in Paradise: Cleopatra’s Barge in Hawaii,” shows a vegetal ivory finger ring found in the wreckage of a ship belonging to King Kamehameha II, aka Liholiho, the second king of Hawaii, which sunk off the coast of Kauai, Hawaii in 1824.

    LIHUE, Hawaii (AP) — A museum in Hawaii is preparing to open a treasure-trove of artifacts from the shipwreck of a royal yacht sunk off the coast of Kauai 191 years ago. Richard Rogers, a Hawaii shipwreck chaser, worked with scientists from the Smithsonian Institution to dredge up the findings from the ship owned by King Kamehameha II, aka Liholiho, the second king of Hawaii. “We found gold, silver, Hawaiian

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  • After years of mediocrity, Tulsa emerging as hipster hub

    Posted on March 28, 2015 at 5:39 pm

    TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Punching far above their weight, starry-eyed Tulsans have tried for years to demonstrate to fellow Oklahomans and outsiders alike that the state’s second-largest city was more funky and less in a funk. With a re-energized downtown and a welcome mat for a much younger generation of business owners and urban dwellers, this meat-and-potatoes Midwestern city of about 400,000 is hitting a stride. “Seems like there’s a

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  • Whale watching now year-round activity in San Diego

    Posted on March 14, 2015 at 7:39 pm

    SAN DIEGO (AP) — Once limited to the winter months, whale watching off San Diego is now a year-round activity that comes with a guarantee of a sighting. On a recent day on the Pacific Ocean, it took just less than an hour away from the dock for Capt. Troy Sears to spot two juvenile gray whales meandering south toward Baja California. By the time the cruise aboard the 139-foot

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  • Graceland brings Elvis back to his Las Vegas home

    Posted on February 28, 2015 at 6:26 pm

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — Graceland will always be home, but Las Vegas is set to be Elvis Presley’s home away from home yet again. The King first played Vegas almost 59 years ago and spent months as a Sin City resident. Now, the Westgate Las Vegas hotel-casino will house a rotating display of Elvis memorabilia and artifacts rarely seen outside his famed Memphis, Tennessee, Graceland mansion. Feel like getting married?

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  • ‘Frozen’ Niagara Falls drawing tourists to winter spectacle

    Posted on February 21, 2015 at 9:45 pm

    Visitors look over masses of ice formed around the Canadian Horseshoe Falls in Niagara Falls, Ontario, Thursday, Feb. 19, 2015.

    NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y. (AP) — The winter’s deep freeze has transformed Niagara Falls into an icy spectacle, encasing the trees around it into crystal shells and drawing tourists who are braving below-zero temperatures. The Niagara River keeps flowing below the ice cover, so the falls aren’t completely frozen over. But the massive ice buildup near the brink has become a tourist magnet for the second straight year after several relatively

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