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Airliner crew flies 150 miles past airport
A Northwest Airlines flight from San Diego, California, overshot the Minneapolis, Minnesota, airport by about 150 miles Wednesday evening, and federal investigators are looking into whether the pilots had become distracted, as they claimed, or perhaps fell asleep.
Bullfights, snails a taste of Andalucia
In the hill town's of Spain's region of Andalucia, a charm bracelet of cute villages perched in the sierras offer a taste of wonderfully untouched Spanish culture.
Dubai aims for tallest building
There is nothing else like the Burj Dubai on Earth. As the project is metaphoric for the strength of Samsung Construction, the company itself symbolizes the growth of South Korea onto the world stage.
Learning to drink like a local in Qingdao
A few drinks in the People's Republic of China leads a writer to discover European delights and other unexpected finds in modest Qingdao.
New circle found near Stonehenge
Archaeologists have unearthed a new stone circle near Stonehenge that lends credence to the theory that the famous prehistoric monument in Britain was part of a funeral complex. University of Bristol archaeologist Joshua Pollard described the new find as "incredible."
Dutch tourists die in China balloon crash
A search party of hundreds hunted for a hot-air balloon that had been reported catching fire and crashing in southern China, arriving in time to save only three of the seven people aboard.
Japan airline: Use toilet before boarding
To offset carbon dioxide, a Japanese airline is asking its passengers to go to the toilet before boarding.
The real pubs of Ireland
In the west of Ireland, the local pub is much more than a place to have a pint. It's a traditional music venue, gossip headquarters, emergency grocery, unofficial tourist office, and, of course, emotional and spiritual retreat. Here are our favorites, in order from the Burren all the way up to Sligo.
Europe's pilots protest over flying hours
Airline pilots and cabin crew across Europe are holding demonstrations Monday to protest over rules governing their flying hours which they say are putting the lives of passengers at risk.
Will airports screen for body signals?
The days of being able to walk through airport security checkpoints while wearing shoes and a jacket could return if an experimental program proves successful, some Department of Homeland Security officials say.
Mexico aims to make Baja safer
American tourists heading to Mexico's Baja California state in the future can expect more police protection from a new task force, according to Mexican authorities.
Hindu festival lights up London
The Diwali Festival of Lights brought the crowds flocking to Trafalgar Square in the center of Britain's capital, where celebrations included traditional circular Hindu dancing.
Olympic-worthy cities to see, win or lose
From traditional Kabuki theater amid high-tech modernity to European culture and sophistication, four international cities hope to showcase what they have to offer the world on the Olympic stage.
In his hometown, Mao a source of pride
The hometown of Mao Zedong retains the power of the former helmsman's personality cult
Fire shuts down part of Yellowstone road
A 9,000-acre wildfire burning in Yellowstone National Park has forced the partial closure of the main road that encircles the park.
An exotic vacation the family will love
I made friends with Crush!
Five strategies for avoiding hotel billing errors
A vast majority of inaccurate bills are innocent mistakes -- a wrong room number, sloppy handwriting or a computer glitch. But some aren't. In this awful economy, hotels are far more reluctant to fix the mistake unless they can find the guilty party.
Which Panama is right for you?
Here's a snapshot of Panama's defining experiences: a modern capital on the canal, near-deserted islands, and trails for spotting wildlife and waterfalls. Get a sense of which ones fit your travel style and your budget.
Dominican Republic's colonial charm
The Dominican Republic has some of the finest stretches of sand on the planet. But don't miss out on seeing the 16th-century buildings, quaint colonial streets and romantic ruins in the capital city.
Pittsburgh: From grime to glam
Just 10 years ago, you couldn't mention the words "posh" and "Pittsburgh" in the same sentence without a collective laugh. Not anymore.