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  • For teen with passport, Syria trip can be seamless

    Updated: Thu, Oct 23, 2014

    PARIS (AP) — The teenage sisters told their father they were staying home sick from their suburban Denver school. Instead, they took $2,000 and their passports and headed off for Syria with a 16-year-old friend. They made it as far as Germany before border guards detained them for...

  • Software problem diverts flights from Denver

    Associated Press
    Updated: Thu, Oct 23, 2014

    DENVER — Travelers flying through Denver International Airport may face some lingering delays because of a problem with its air traffic control software. Fifteen flights had to be diverted away from Denver and other flights were delayed because of the problem Thursday morning. The...

  • Buncombe County awards $5 million for tourism

    Updated: Thu, Oct 23, 2014

    ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Tourism officials in Buncombe County are handing out nearly $5 million for projects in the area. Multiple media outlets reported that Buncombe County Tourism Development Authority officials on Wednesday selected the projects they hope will attract visitors. The...

  • North Korea steps up effort to prevent Ebola entry

    Updated: Thu, Oct 23, 2014

    PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — North Korea has stepped up measures to prevent the spread of the Ebola virus into the reclusive country, state media reported Thursday, while a travel agent that specializes in North Korean tours said it has been informed that Pyongyang may ban foreign...

  • Groundbreaking held for Sioux City museum

    Updated: Thu, Oct 23, 2014

    SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) — The Children's Museum of Siouxland in Sioux City has broken ground after a decade of planning. A crowd gathered on Wednesday for the ceremony at the downtown location where children ceremoniously shovel dirt. The museum is intended to provide interactive...

  • Spanish jobless figure drops as economy picks up

    Updated: Thu, Oct 23, 2014

    MADRID (AP) — Spain's unemployment rate dropped to 23.7 percent in the third quarter from 24.5 percent in the previous three-month period thanks to a recovering economy and a bumper summer tourism season, official statistics showed Thursday. The number of jobless people fell by...

  • Oldest giraffe at Northern California park dies

    Updated: Thu, Oct 23, 2014

    VALLEJO, Calif. (AP) — The oldest giraffe at a Northern California amusement and animal park has died. Nairobi, a 25-year-old female, was euthanized this week at Six Flags Discovery Kingdom in Vallejo. Park officials say vets and animal care staff determined that her quality of life...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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 KentuckyCuisine.com website was announced Wednesday at the Kentucky Travel Industry Association's annual fall conference. The Kentucky Department of...

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