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Colorado Springs man's 'spaceship' bound for solar eclipse and beyond
Colorado Springs man's 'spaceship' bound for solar eclipse and beyond

By: Seth Boster - 0 12 hr ago

"Star Wars" arrived in theaters to inspire a budding scientist. "I always wanted to look cool in a spaceship," said Dimitri Klebe, the scientist who...

Just a few more bongs for Big Ben before London bell is silenced for four years
Just a few more bongs for Big Ben before London bell is silenced for four years

By: - 0 Mon, Aug 14, 2017

LONDON — So it has come to pass that the Keeper of the Great Clock announced Monday that London’s “Big Ben” hour bell will be silenced for four...

Jet lands in Nebraska after losing an engine following Denver takeoff

By: - 0 Thu, Aug 10, 2017

SCOTTSBLUFF, Neb. — Authorities say a passenger jet has landed safely in western Nebraska after losing power in one of its two engines on a flight to...

U.S. airlines bump fewer passengers after dragging backlash

By: - 0 Wed, Aug 9, 2017

DALLAS — Following widespread outrage over a passenger who was violently dragged off an overbooked plane, U.S. airlines are bumping customers at the...

Park-n-Ride planned for east of Colorado Springs
Park-n-Ride planned for east of Colorado Springs

By: Rachel Riley - 0 Wed, Aug 9, 2017

As housing developments spring up northeast of Colorado Springs, El Paso County is moving forward with a project that will give residents an...

DIA passenger numbers increase 8.5 percent in June
DIA passenger numbers increase 8.5 percent in June

By: Wayne Heilman - 0 Tue, Aug 8, 2017

Passenger traffic at Denver International Airport in June rose 8.5 percent from a year ago to 5.65 million with all of the airport's major carriers...

10 hospitalized after American Airlines flight jolted midair
10 hospitalized after American Airlines flight jolted midair

By: - 0 Sun, Aug 6, 2017

Saturday, sending drinks and people flying — and putting 10 in the hospital after landing in Philadelphia. Alex Ehmke and his family had spent nearly...

Deep in Yukon Territory, a legendary river race and a severed toe
Deep in Yukon Territory, a legendary river race and a severed toe

By: Hannah Fleace - 0 Sun, Aug 6, 2017

The toe sat dehydrated, blackened and frayed on the plate in front of me. The man dressed as a pirate took my name and home state, then read the...

Peace, love and UFOs in mysterious Crestone
Peace, love and UFOs in mysterious Crestone

By: Jen Mulson - 0 Sun, Aug 6, 2017

CRESTONE - With only one way into the tiny hamlet and one way out, the mise en scene smacks of a Stephen King thriller. The internet doesn't...

Why Americans are fighting over a gorgeous monument called Bears Ears
Why Americans are fighting over a gorgeous monument called Bears Ears

By: - 0 Sun, Aug 6, 2017

The route to Newspaper Rock from the tiny city of Monticello, Utah, follows a narrow two-lane road through a breathtaking landscape. The land craters...

Man groped sleeping 16-year-old girl on United flight, complaint says
Man groped sleeping 16-year-old girl on United flight, complaint says

By: - 0 Thu, Aug 3, 2017

The 16-year-old girl was asleep, sitting in a window seat on a New Jersey-bound United Airlines plane, when a stranger's hand on her thigh awakened...

Don't look down: Swiss open new foot bridge near Matterhorn
Don't look down: Swiss open new foot bridge near Matterhorn

By: - 0 Wed, Aug 2, 2017

Switzerland has inaugurated the world's longest suspension foot bridge along a trail toward the famed Matterhorn that features majestic Alpine views.

Cancun crime wave threatens tourist mecca
Cancun crime wave threatens tourist mecca

By: - 0 Wed, Aug 2, 2017

CANCUN, Mexico — Anti-crime activist Teresa Carmona hangs embroidered sheets in a park with details of those killed in this tourist...

Frontier Airlines sale offers $29 flights this week
Frontier Airlines sale offers $29 flights this week

By: - 0 Tue, Aug 1, 2017

Frontier Airlines is offering a slew of cheap flights this week, including some at an eye-popping $29, to cities such as Orlando, Denver and...

DIA hiring project manager with $45 million contract, prepares for 26-gate expansion
DIA hiring project manager with $45 million contract, prepares for 26-gate expansion

By: - 0 Tue, Aug 1, 2017

Denver International Airport’s plan to add 26 gates to its concourses in the next few years will be carried out by a project management contractor that...

Travel Headlines

New tower fuels concerns over changing face of San Francisco
New tower fuels concerns over changing face of San Francisco

By: 0 1 hr ago

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — More than 60 stories above the ground, construction workers climb makeshift stairs and cross narrow steel planks to put the...

Colorado resort won't host anti-immigration conference

By: 0 2 hr ago

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — A Colorado resort said Wednesday that it will not host a conference organized by a national anti-immigration group...

Southwest apologizes to top-tier customers for boarding fail

By: 0 3 hr ago

DALLAS (AP) — Southwest Airlines continues to have computer problems that are causing its best customers to lose a major perk — early boarding. The...

Int'l arrivals to US increased 2 percent in January

By: 0 3 hr ago

International arrivals to the U.S. increased 2 percent in January 2017 compared with January 2016, the U.S. Department of Commerce announced Wednesday....

UK vows Brexit won't mean the return of Irish border posts
UK vows Brexit won't mean the return of Irish border posts

By: 0 8 hr ago

LONDON (AP) — There must be no border posts between the U.K. and Ireland after Brexit, and European Union citizens will be able to enter Britain...

Lonely Planet app Trips: Be inspired or tell your own story

By: 0 8 hr ago

NEW YORK (AP) — Lonely Planet has a new free app called Trips that offers inspiration for travel along with an easy-to-use platform for creating your...

Dangerously cheesy? Cheetos pop-up restaurant opens in NYC
Dangerously cheesy? Cheetos pop-up restaurant opens in NYC

By: 0 9 hr ago

NEW YORK (AP) — Gourmet fun or just plain cheesy? A three-day pop-up restaurant devoted to Cheetos, yes Cheetos, opened in Manhattan on Tuesday, with...

Airlines make it harder to earn free flights for loyalty
Airlines make it harder to earn free flights for loyalty

By: 0 9 hr ago

DALLAS (AP) — Airline loyalty programs are losing much of their allure even for frequent flyers, and the rules for navigating the system have changed....

LeBron calls for love, unity before taking swipe at Trump
LeBron calls for love, unity before taking swipe at Trump

By: 0 11 hr ago

SANDUSKY, Ohio (AP) — Along with getting good grades and listening to their parents, LeBron James has encouraged kids in his foundation's educational...

Cuba struggling to keep professionals from leaving
Cuba struggling to keep professionals from leaving

By: 0 19 hr ago

PINAR DEL RIO, Cuba (AP) — Calle Marti is a modest half-mile boulevard split by a simple winding flagstone path that's bracketed by green grass, pine...

A look at a NAACP travel warning to would-be Missouri guests
A look at a NAACP travel warning to would-be Missouri guests

By: 0 Yesterday

St. Louis' hospitality industry says it's starting to see lost business that's perhaps tied to the NAACP's travel warning to would-be visitors to...

AP PHOTOS: Elvis has never left the building in Las Vegas
AP PHOTOS: Elvis has never left the building in Las Vegas

By: 0 Yesterday

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Elvis Presley has been dead for 40 years, but the King's legacy is alive and well in Las Vegas. Elvis impersonators remain a staple...

Air Berlin files for bankruptcy after shareholder pulls plug
Air Berlin files for bankruptcy after shareholder pulls plug

By: 0 Yesterday

BERLIN (AP) — Germany's second largest airline, Air Berlin, has filed for bankruptcy protection after its main shareholder, Abu Dhabi-based Etihad,...

UK inflation lower than expected, easing rate hike prospects
UK inflation lower than expected, easing rate hike prospects

By: 0 Yesterday

LONDON (AP) — Consumer price inflation in Britain unexpectedly held steady in July at an annual rate of 2.6 percent, official figures showed Tuesday,...

Water agency hires firm to evaluate Niagara Falls discharge
Water agency hires firm to evaluate Niagara Falls discharge

By: 0 Mon, Aug 14, 2017

NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y. (AP) — The public agency that was responsible for black, smelly water being discharged into water below Niagara Falls says it's...

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