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10 tips for responsible camping

Camping can be a blast, but following best practices is key to having an experience that's both enjoyable and safe for often fragile enviro… Read more

Heavy monsoon rains kill 44 in southern India, close airport

NEW DELHI (AP) — Torrential monsoon rains have disrupted air and train services in the southern Indian state of Kerala where flooding, landslides, house and road bridge collapses have killed more than 40 people in the past week, officials said Wednesday. Read more

Hawaii marker to honor hundreds of WWII prisoners of war

HONOLULU (AP) — U.S. Army Air Corps veteran Daniel Crowley endured more than three years of slave labor while being held prisoner by Japan during World War II. Read more

Hawaii to allow Lyft, Uber to operate at Honolulu airport

HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii will allow ride-hailing services to operate at the Honolulu airport on a permanent basis after changes were approved to administration rules. Read more

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The Latest: Vehicle tow chain sparked small California fire

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on wildfires burning across the U.S. West (all times local): Read more

Official: People trapped by flooding OK, assessing damage

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Flash floods caused by pre-dawn downpours washed out bridges, submerged vehicles, clogged yards and roads with debris and temporarily trapped dozens of people in their upstate New York homes Tuesday, causing extensive damage but no reported deaths. Read more

Los Angeles is first in US to install subway body scanners

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles' subway will become the first mass transit system in the U.S. to install body scanners that screen passengers for weapons and explosives, officials said Tuesday. Read more

Yosemite reopens to visitors with smoky air, tight lodging

Yosemite National Park reopened its scenic valley Tuesday after a nearly three-week closure due to nearby wildfires but advised visitors to expect smoky air, limited lodging and food services at the popular California park. Read more

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How to be a tourist in your own city

Can't afford to go on vacation? You can play tourist in your own city if you have a few days off. Here are some ideas from Tribune News Ser… Read more

Places that haven't been invaded by hordes of tourists

Venice, Dubrovnik, Barcelona and other spots are gorgeous, and they are drowning in tourists. There are places that are much less popular a… Read more

Destinations Photo Contest Spotlight: See some of your best travel photos of iconic scenes

Our previous Destinations Travel Photo Contest hosted some wonderful photos taken by travelers such as YOU! From wildlife to waterfalls, su… Read more

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Italian transport official: 22 dead, 8 injured in the Genoa highway bridge collapse

MILAN (AP) — Italian transport official: 22 dead, 8 injured in the Genoa highway bridge collapse. Read more

2 die after road rage fight in Northern California

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Two men were killed after a road rage incident on Interstate 5 in Sacramento turned violent, the California Highway Patrol reported Monday. Read more

Helicopter crashes in Tajikistan's Pamir Mountains, 5 dead

MOSCOW (AP) — A helicopter carrying climbers in Tajikistan crash-landed in the Central Asian nation's mountains, killing five of the 18 people on board, a Tajik official said Monday. Read more