Archives: Travel

  • First flight of Airbus A350 reopens wide-body race

    Updated: Fri, Jun 14, 2013

    PARIS (AP) — The Airbus A350's maiden flight ended with a safe landing on Friday, setting the stage for intensifying competition with U.S. rival Boeing in the long-haul wide-body aircraft market. The four-hour flight marks a key step on the path to full certification for the jet, which can...

  • Feds give local governments in Mont. $26.5 million

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Montana counties are receiving $26.5 million this year under a program that compensates local governments for the amount of non-taxable federal land in their jurisdiction. Federal officials said Thursday that Flathead County and Lewis and Clark County will receive the...

  • NM Indian arts museum hires new director

    Updated: 4 hr ago

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The New Mexico Museum of Indian Arts and Culture has hired a member of Oklahoma's Otoe-Missouria Tribe as its new director. The museum announced the appointment of Della Warrior on Thursday. Her selection was the result of a national search. Warrior served as president...

  • Arab museum, U. Mich. explore art from uprisings

    Updated: 5 hr ago

    DEARBORN, Mich. (AP) — The Arab American National Museum is teaming up with University of Michigan on an exhibit and symposium related to the recent and ongoing Middle East uprisings. The Dearborn museum announced this week that it's staging a multimedia companion exhibition to the Ann Arbor...

  • Federal oversight board OKs Calif. high-speed rail

    Updated: 13 hr ago

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The California High-Speed Rail Authority won approval Thursday from a federal railroad oversight board to start construction this summer on the first leg of what would be the nation's first bullet train. In a 67-page decision issued Thursday, the Surface...

  • Report: Forests on Indian reservations underfunded

    Updated: 14 hr ago

    GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) — Forests held in trust for Indian tribes across the nation are woefully underfunded by the federal government, according to a report issued Thursday by a panel of experts. The congressionally mandated report for the Intertribal Timber Council was released at the...

  • Feds announce recovery of missing Nazi diary

    Updated: 16 hr ago

    WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — Federal authorities have recovered about 400 handwritten pages from the wartime diary of a key Nazi adviser to Adolf Hitler after a 17-year search for the documents, officials said Thursday. Alfred Rosenberg played a significant role in the slaughter of millions of...

  • News Summary: VIP theme park tours eliminate waits

    Updated: 19 hr ago

    RED CARPET: Disney, Universal, Six Flags and regional theme parks now offer VIP tours with perks like private tour guides, no waits for the biggest attractions, reserved seating and behind-the-scenes peeks at off-limits places. PRICEY TICKETS: The tours are expensive, but skipping lines can...

  • See a theme park like a VIP with no waits, hassles

    Updated: 19 hr ago

    America's biggest theme parks will pack in around 120 million people this year. That's a lot of standing in long lines for roller coasters, juggling show schedules and figuring out when and where to eat. But there's a way to eliminate the stress of making the annual trek to Disney, Universal,...

  • NJ awaits another round of storms

    Updated: 20 hr ago

    TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey is bracing for another round of rain and wind after a line of thunderstorms caused some damage and street flooding. Trees and power lines were knocked down outside Cape May County Park as were four utility poles in Deerfield. Observers reported pea- to...