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Where to go in Europe: A cheat sheet to top destinations

Whether you want to do a multi-country trip or stick to a fan favorite like France, read on and start planning your getaway. Read more

Vegas casino workers OK strike that may hobble famed resorts

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Las Vegas casinos could watch tens of thousands of employees walk off the job for the first time in more than three decades after union members voted Tuesday to authorize a strike at any time starting June 1, a move that could cripple the city's world-famous resorts. Read more

The Latest: Vegas casino workers OK strike for June or later

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Latest on Las Vegas casino workers voting on whether to go on strike (all times local): Read more

Workers plugging energy wells as lava flows nearby

PAHOA, Hawaii (AP) — Authorities were racing Tuesday to close off production wells at a geothermal plant threatened by a lava flow from Kilauea volcano on Hawaii's Big Island. Workers were capping the 11th and last well at the plant to prevent toxic gases from wafting out after lava entered, then stalled, on the property near one of the new volcanic vents. Read more

Columbus Community Hospitals hosts its Amtryke Fitting Day on May 19

NATASYA ONG The Columbus Telegram

Children with disabilities got the chance to ride bicycles through Columbus Community Hospital’s Am… Read more

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Airlines obey Beijing's demand to call Taiwan part of China

SHANGHAI (AP) — British Airways, Lufthansa and Air Canada are among 20 carriers that now refer to Taiwan, the self-ruled island that Beijing considers its territory, as a part of China on their global websites, in line with Beijing's demands that the White House called "Orwellian nonsense," The Associated Press has found. Read more

Hiker dies after falling from Yosemite's Half Dome trail

YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, Calif. (AP) — A hiker in Yosemite National Park fell to his death while climbing the iconic granite cliffs of Half Dome in rainy conditions, authorities said Tuesday. Read more

AP PHOTOS: Thousands join Hong Kong bun-snatching festival

HONG KONG (AP) — Thousands of people flocked to an outlying island in Hong Kong on Tuesday to celebrate a local bun festival despite recording-breaking heat. Read more

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Photos: Romania's Merry Cemetery where people 'laugh at death itself'

The Merry Cemetery in the northwestern village of Sapanta is a collection of more than 1,000 elaborate wooden Orthodox crosses etched with … Read more

Our top 12 favorite Midwest roller coasters

Last week, Silver Dollar City in Branson, Mo., announced a new roller coaster, the Time Traveler. It will open next spring as the "fastest,… Read more

Stay entertained on a road trip

A car ride of 12 hours? No problem, with these tips for how to pass the time. If you don't see your favorite way to keep entertained on a r… Read more

Celebrating our national park record breakers

As our National Parks system celebrates its 100th birthday, take a look at some highs and lows from around the country. Read more

Photos: For this Amazon cult, happiness is a cup of ancient psychedelic tea

The Ayahuasca brew is sacred to Ceu do Mapia villagers, who use it in rituals that blend Indian beliefs with Roman Catholicism. Read more

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Man kills himself at San Francisco airport in mezzanine jump

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Officials say a man killed himself in front of hundreds of passengers at San Francisco International Airport after jumping from a mezzanine level to a baggage area. Read more

Frontier flight makes emergency landing in Albuquerque

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A Frontier Airlines flight from Tulsa, Oklahoma, to San Diego was forced to make an emergency landing in New Mexico after flight attendants smelled an unknown odor. Read more

Montana interstate reopens after flooding closed roadway

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Montana authorities have reopened an interstate highway that was temporarily closed in both directions after high water washed out a culvert running underneath it and caused the roadway to crumble. Read more

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