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Why These Tiny Islands Were Traded for Manhattan

Sat, 29 Jul 2017 09:42:00 GMT

The Banda Islands were swapped for Manhattan 350 years ago. Now locals are using the anniversary of the trade to draw renewed attention to the lush island.

State Department Announces Ban on Travel to North Korea

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 16:20:00 GMT

American citizens are expected to be banned from traveling as tourists to North Korea, a U.S. official told NBC News.

All Power Cut, Thousands Flee N.C. Outer Banks Islands

Mon, 31 Jul 2017 14:18:11 GMT

One of three cables to two remote islands was completely severed, and the two others were compromised. All could be out for as long as two weeks.

Your Biggest Risk of Measles May Be a Trip to Europe

Tue, 11 Jul 2017 21:50:00 GMT

European countries such as Italy, Romania and Germany are fighting outbreaks or epidemics of measles, the World Health Organization says.

'Houses Not Hotels:' Venetians Angry at Mass Tourism

Mon, 03 Jul 2017 14:28:38 GMT

Hundreds of Venice residents marched to protest increases in the city's tourism business, saying officials have neglected the needs of locals.

Abu Dhabi Dropped From On-Board Laptop Ban List

Sun, 02 Jul 2017 23:25:12 GMT

The airport and the airline have implemented enhanced security measures, the TSA said. Eight airlines and nine airports still remain on the list.

Passengers Call 911 After Being Stuck on Plane for 6 Hours

Wed, 02 Aug 2017 21:00:00 GMT

"You can't keep over 300 people in a plane with no AC, running out of food, running out of water," said one passenger on the diverted flight.

Court Rules FAA Must Rethink Airline Seat Size Rules

Sun, 30 Jul 2017 20:31:00 GMT

The Flyers Rights passenger group challenged the FAA in court after the agency rejected its request to write rules over seat size and the distance between rows.

United Airlines Makes Mom Hold Toddler Entire Flight

Wed, 05 Jul 2017 17:28:00 GMT

A teacher was forced to hold her 27-month-old son for three and a half hours on a United Airlines flight after his seat was given to a standby passenger.

Jet Blast Kills Tourist at Caribbean Seaside Airport

Thu, 13 Jul 2017 20:16:49 GMT

The unidentified New Zealand woman was trying to feel a jet blast at Princess Juliana International Airport on St. Maarten.

Sex Assault Victims on Cruise Ships Are Often Under 18

Tue, 04 Jul 2017 23:39:33 GMT

A Congressional report from 2013 said that a third of the sex-assault victims on cruise ships were minors.

Exploring Black History in South Carolina? There's an App For That.

Tue, 18 Jul 2017 19:12:48 GMT

The Green Book of South Carolina was introduced as the country's first travel guide for negro people, now it has taken on new life as an app for travelers.

Are You a Pepper Lover? Then Meet Maricel Presilla, A Culinary Indiana Jones

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 14:40:00 GMT

Food historian and cultural anthropologist Maricel E. Presilla has unearthed the most unexpected and fascinating histories in her new book "Peppers of the Americas."

Family of 5 Upset After Being Forced to Leave JetBlue Flight

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 20:33:00 GMT

After hearing the aircraft would return to the gate, a family of 5 were shocked to learn they were being kicked off the plane.

Airport Worker Struck by Lightning on Tarmac in Florida

Wed, 02 Aug 2017 15:15:00 GMT

Austin Dunn, an airport ground worker, was standing near the wing of a plan when a lightning bolt struck the aircraft and jolted his body to the ground.

United's New Plan for Overbooked Seats Means Extra Cash for You

Thu, 13 Jul 2017 05:50:04 GMT

After a major public relations black eye, United has a new plan for moving around passengers on busy flights.

Pilots Spend 18 Hours Drawing Outline of Plane Over America

Fri, 04 Aug 2017 20:24:00 GMT

Pilots aboard a Boeing aircraft spent their 18-hour flight test drawing the outline of the plane in the sky.

Danger Zone: How Tour Operators Sell Unrest to Travelers

Sat, 01 Jul 2017 09:29:00 GMT

The death of Otto Warmbier has exposed a developing strand of adventure tourism that offers thrill-seekers front row seats to places gripped by unrest.

Delta Snaps Back After Ann Coulter Tweetstorm

Mon, 17 Jul 2017 06:45:00 GMT

Coulter's tweets were filled with insults to the airline's flight attendants, employee screening and training, WiFi, even the woman who was assigned to Coulter's original seat.

Who Planted the Fake News at Center of Qatar Crisis?

Tue, 18 Jul 2017 22:21:00 GMT

Qatar says fake news was planted in local and global media as part of a "smear campaign" and senior U.S. officials agree.

Sunbathers Watch as Wildfires Burn in French Riviera

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 13:27:00 GMT

Sunbathers in the French Riviera watched approaching wildfires near Saint-Tropez.

Foodies Can Find A Culinary Oasis South of the Border

Fri, 04 Aug 2017 13:07:00 GMT

The Valle de Guadalupe in Baja California is taking people's taste buds beyond tacos, burritos and enchiladas.

'Oven With Wings': How Hot Can It Be on a Plane?

Sat, 15 Jul 2017 17:12:00 GMT

After a mother had to briefly leave an aircraft when her 4-month-old son overheated, the FAA said it does not have a rule on how hot is too hot on a plane.

Investigators Interview Captain in SF Taxiway Close Call

Tue, 18 Jul 2017 09:12:00 GMT

The NTSB has interviewed the captain of an Air Canada jet that descended toward a taxiway holding four other planes at San Francisco International Airport.

'Summer of Hell' Starts at Busiest U.S. Rail Hub

Sun, 09 Jul 2017 19:03:00 GMT

Welcome to 'the summer of hell,' New York commuters: emergency track work is about to make Penn Station a bigger mess than usual.