C&O Canal program puts park advocates aboard Amtrak trains

CUMBERLAND, Md. (AP) — The National Park Service is seeking volunteers to tell Amtrak passengers about the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park.

The agency said in a statement Wednesday that...

A look at Japan's complex relationship with North Korea

TOKYO (AP) — Japan has a troubled and complicated relationship with North Korea. The two countries have no diplomatic ties, but there are tens of thousands of pro-Pyongyang ethnic Koreans who live in Japan but...

Cisco tops Street fiscal 2nd-quarter forecasts

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Cisco Systems Inc. reported better-than-expected quarterly results and announced a stock buyback plan and dividend increase, sending its shares higher in extended trading.

The San...

Australian charged with sex attack on 2 backpackers on beach

ADELAIDE, Australia (AP) — Two female backpackers from Europe were savagely attacked on a remote Australian beach by a traveling companion they had met hours earlier, police said on Wednesday.

A 59-year-old...

3 floors evacuated for hazmat incident at Vegas Strip hotel

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Three floors of a Las Vegas Strip hotel were evacuated Wednesday while hazardous materials teams investigated a liquid found in an unoccupied room, authorities said.

No injuries were...

Van Gogh's bedroom recreated in Chicago as Airbnb rental

CHICAGO (AP) — Art lovers have a chance to spend one starry night in a replica of Vincent Van Gogh's bedroom for only $10.

The Art Institute of Chicago decorated a one-bedroom apartment to look like Van...

No accord for NJ Transit, rail union as strike date looms

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Union officials representing rail workers said Wednesday their members are prepared to strike unless New Jersey Transit improves an offer they say would increase workers' health premiums by...

Northern Ireland's 'Game of Thrones' road painted by mistake

ARMOY, Northern Ireland (AP) — "Game of Thrones" fans, don't fret: Cleaners are coming.

Tourists who flock to Northern Ireland to visit the settings for the hit HBO fantasy series were incensed this week to...