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  • Dubai cuts profile as Mideast plastic surgery hub

    Updated: Thu, Oct 23, 2014

    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Dubai, the emirate known for its celebration of over-the-top glamour and luxury, is racing ahead to dominate the Middle East's plastic surgery market with plans to attract half a million medical tourists in six years. Where cosmopolitan Beirut was...

  • Kentucky agency starts food-focused website

    Updated: Thu, Oct 23, 2014

    FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky tourism officials have launched a food-focused website to promote culinary tourism in the state. The website was announced Wednesday at the Kentucky Travel Industry Association's annual fall conference. The Kentucky Department of...

  • Newseum highlights Ben Bradlee's history in news

    Published: Thu, Oct 23, 2014

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Newseum in Washington is planning a special program to remember legendary Washington Post editor Ben Bradlee, who died this week. The museum about news and the First Amendment is planning a remembrance Sunday afternoon to discuss Bradlee's historic role in...

  • US to track everyone coming from Ebola nations

    Updated: 7 hr ago

    ATLANTA (AP) — All travelers who come into the U.S. from three Ebola-stricken West African nations will now be monitored for three weeks, the latest step by federal officials to keep the disease from spreading into the country. Starting Monday, anyone traveling from Guinea, Liberia...

  • Vandalism reported at 5 National Parks

    Updated: 8 hr ago

    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The National Park Service says vandalism has been found within five western national parks and officials are investigating vandalism reports at five other parks. Park Service spokesman Jeffrey Olson said Wednesday that he could not disclose the type or extent of...

  • Chicago's new Ebola response network gets 1st test

    Updated: 9 hr ago

    CHICAGO (AP) — Two travelers from Liberia were taken to hospitals after arriving at O'Hare International Airport, including a child who will be tested for Ebola "out of an abundance of caution," in what health officials are calling an important first trial for Chicago's new Ebola...

  • Owners: Taj Mahal to stay open throughout November

    Updated: 10 hr ago

    ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Trump Entertainment Resorts is dropping its threat to close Atlantic City's Taj Mahal casino on Nov. 13. The company said Wednesday it still cannot guarantee the Taj Mahal won't close by the end of the year, but added it will definitely remain open...

  • New U. Iowa art museum would be near music school

    Updated: 12 hr ago

    IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — The University of Iowa says its new art museum will be located in downtown Iowa City across from the new music school. The university announced Wednesday that it has selected a local development group to build the museum in a public-private partnership. A 2008...

  • Miami passenger charged with bomb hoax

    Updated: 12 hr ago

    MIAMI (AP) — Several flights were delayed at Miami International Airport after authorities say an international passenger joked about having a bomb. Airport officials said in a news release that 60-year-old Manuel Alberto Alvarado was checking in for his Avianca Airlines flight to...

  • Tourists watch solar alignment in Egypt temple

    Updated: 12 hr ago

    ABU SIMBEL, Egypt (AP) — Hundreds of visitors gathered in Egypt on Wednesday at the Great Temple of Ramses II to watch the sun illuminate colossal statues, a rare 3,200-year-old astronomical ceremony that happens twice a year. At dawn at Abu Simbel, local dignitaries and tourists...