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You can't control everything when you travel, but there are tons of handy accessories that can make the process smoother, more organized and safer.  Read more



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France: 12 die in floods unseen in more than a century

PARIS (AP) — Flash floods that tore through several towns in southwest France following an overnight storm killed at least 12 people, authorities said Monday. Some residents had to be helicoptered from rooftops as the equivalent of several months of rain poured down in a few hours and turned waterways into raging torrents. Read more

No cellphones, no gas: No end to misery in hurricane zone

PANAMA CITY, Fla. (AP) — Residents of hurricane-ravaged communities in Florida's Panhandle turned to volunteers and each other for help Monday, the fifth day without cell service, electricity or, in many cases, shelter. Read more

The Latest: Officials criticize slow cellphone restoration

MEXICO BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on recovery efforts after Hurricane Michael (all times local): Read more

Lowell Observatory breaks ground on new Giovale Open Deck Observatory

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On Sept. 29, Lowell Observatory broke ground on what will be the 4,300-square-foot Giovale Open Dec… Read more

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Travel dilemmas: Tax law can trip up your trip

If you have problems with unpaid taxes and the Internal Revenue Service is involved, you have troubles enough, so no need to pile on. But if you're thinking of taking a vacation to regroup or you need to travel abroad for business, your woes may not end there. If the words "serious delinquent tax debt" are associated with your tax issues, your passport may be a problem as well. And, ... Read more

US lacks Latino historical sites and landmarks, scholars say

GLORIETA PASS, N.M. (AP) — A makeshift memorial to Hispanic Civil War Union soldiers in an isolated part northern New Mexico is a typical representation of sites linked to U.S. Latino history: It's shabby, largely unknown and at risk of disappearing. Read more

Heavy snow blankets Colorado, Wyoming in early season storm

DENVER (AP) — Colorado and Wyoming residents woke up Sunday to find that an early season snowstorm had blanketed their homes and roadways with up to a foot (30 centimeters) of snow and sent temperatures plunging overnight. Read more

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Photos: Romania's Merry Cemetery where people 'laugh at death itself'

The Merry Cemetery in the northwestern village of Sapanta is a collection of more than 1,000 elaborate wooden Orthodox crosses etched with … Read more

Photos: For this Amazon cult, happiness is a cup of ancient psychedelic tea

The Ayahuasca brew is sacred to Ceu do Mapia villagers, who use it in rituals that blend Indian beliefs with Roman Catholicism. Read more

Photos: This museum is one of the coolest. Literally

The biggest attraction at this temporary ice cream museum: A pool filled with 11,000 pounds of confetti-colored sprinkles. Read more

Photos: A bird's-eye view of the Olympic city

These stunning views helped bring the Olympics to Rio.  Read more

Photos: This Moscow museum offers a trip back in time—and defense against disaster

MOSCOW — For Boris Solomatin, a Moscow railway museum guide, steam locomotives are nothing short of time machines. Read more

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Wind to blow ash off Mount St. Helens, could affect aviation

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Weather forecasters say strong winds are expected to blow volcanic ash that's on Mount St. Helens to nearby Washington state communities and that the blowing ash could affect aviation. Read more

Bus plows into cars on Los Angeles highway, 13 injured

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Authorities say a bus on a Los Angeles highway plowed into other vehicles and crashed through a concrete divider, injuring at least 13 people. Read more

Officials fear Hawaii hotel worker strike could go into 2019

HONOLULU (AP) — Officials are worried a strike involving about 2,700 Marriott hotel workers in Hawaii could continue into next year. Read more

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