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This undated photo provided by the Greek Ministry of Culture on Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2018, shows remains of walls and floors, probably from houses, from the lost ancient city of Tenea. The ministry said Tuesday archaeologists have located the first tangible remains of the city that, according to tradition, was first settled by Trojan war captives after the Greek sack of Troy. (Greek Culture Ministry via AP)
November 13, 2018 - 12:57 pm
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece's culture ministry said Tuesday that archaeologists have located the first tangible remains of a lost city that the ancient Greeks believed was first settled by Trojan captives of war after the sack of Troy. A ministry statement said excavations from September to early...
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A firefighting DC-10 makes a fire retardant drop over a wildfire in the mountains near Malibu Canyon Road in Malibu, Calif. on Sunday, Nov. 11, 2018. Strong Santa Ana winds have returned to Southern California, fanning a huge wildfire that has scorched a string of communities west of Los Angeles. A one-day lull in the dry, northeasterly winds ended Sunday morning and authorities warn that the gusts will continue through Tuesday. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel)
November 13, 2018 - 12:14 am
MALIBU, Calif. (AP) — The sky was black and flames on the next ridge were fast approaching when Paul Rasmussen, his pregnant wife and 6-year-old daughter fled their mountainside Malibu home Friday for what they thought might be the last time. His only hope that the large home, once billed in real...
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November 10, 2018 - 5:10 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Rockefeller Center Christmas tree is in place and will soon be strung with 50,000 LED lights as one of New York City's star holiday attractions — the gift of a same-sex married couple. The 72-foot-tall, 12-ton Norway spruce arrived on a flatbed trailer Saturday morning and was...
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Tourists ride on three-wheeled pedicabs near Independence Monument as they head to Cambodia's Royal Palace in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, Monday, Nov. 5, 2018. (AP Photo/Heng Sinith)
November 06, 2018 - 12:22 pm
LONDON (AP) — A leading travel research firm is predicting there will be 1.4 billion trips made in 2018, up 5 percent from last year. Euromonitor International said Tuesday that stronger than anticipated growth in many major economies will mean that receipts in the tourism industry will rise by an...
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FILE - In this Feb. 22, 2018, file photo, Airbnb co-founder and CEO Brian Chesky speaks with San Francisco rental locations projected behind him during an event in San Francisco. A San Francisco couple has agreed to a $2.25 million legal settlement to the city for illegally renting out 14 apartments as Airbnb units. The San Francisco Chronicle reported Monday, Nov. 5, 2018, that a couple has agreed to pay the sum as penalties and investigation costs. San Francisco requires people renting their homes through sites like Airbnb to live in them at least 275 nights a year and rent them no more than 90 days during that time. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg, File)
November 05, 2018 - 7:49 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A San Francisco couple has agreed to pay $2.25 million to the city for illegally renting out 14 apartments as Airbnb units. City Attorney Dennis Herrera announced the settlement Monday, calling the penalty an important deterrent to others seeking to illegally profit from the...
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November 05, 2018 - 4:18 pm
Indonesian officials are focusing on faulty airspeed indicators as they investigate the deadly Lion Air crash, but safety experts say pilots should be able to work around problems with the sensors. Investigators say the airspeed indicator on Lion Air's Boeing jet malfunctioned on its last four...
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The swollen Milicia river runs in the area where nine people lost their lives when their home was flooded in Casteldaccia, near Palermo, Italy, Sunday, Nov. 4, 2018. Rainstorms lashing Sicily have killed at least 10 people, Italian Premier Giuseppe Conte said before heading Sunday for the stricken Mediterranean island. State radio said nine of those victims were in a home that was flooded by a rapidly swelling river in the countryside near Palermo. (Ruggero Farkas/ANSA via AP)
November 04, 2018 - 12:11 pm
ROME (AP) — Storms lashing Sicily have killed at least 12 people with torrential floods, Italian authorities said Sunday, including nine members of two families who were spending a long weekend together in a country home near Palermo that was overrun by water from a rapidly swelling river. After...
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November 04, 2018 - 12:05 pm
LONDON (AP) — A 33-year-old British endurance athlete stepped ashore on an English beach Sunday, becoming the first person to swim around the coast of Great Britain. Ross Edgley spent 157 days in the water and covered 1,791 miles (2,883 kilometers). He swam in six-hour stints, sleeping in his...
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Tourists pose for photos in flooded St. Mark's Square in Venice, Italy, Thursday, Nov. 1, 2018 as rainstorms and strong winds have been battering the country. Two people were killed when a falling tree crushed their car in the mountainous countryside in northwestern Italy, as rainstorms and strong winds continued to pummel much of the country. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)
November 01, 2018 - 1:32 pm
VENICE, Italy (AP) — Wearing colorful disposable boots, tourists enjoyed outdoor cafes Thursday in St. Mark's Square in Venice as waters receded from an exceptional high tide. With their feet in water, they sat at tables in the lagoon city's showcase square and ate ice cream, three days after the...
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In this Oct. 6, 2018 photo a tourist stands on a rock as he looks over Lake Tekapo and the Southern Alps in New Zealand. With concern rising about the impact of tourism on the environment, New Zealand on Thursday, Nov. 1, 2018, launched a new campaign to try to get visitors to dispose of their litter in bins and otherwise take care of the country. (AP Photo/Mark Baker)
November 01, 2018 - 6:57 am
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — New Zealand has a message for the visitors drawn by its deep mossy forests, bubbling mud pools and magnificent peaks: clean up after yourselves. A new campaign called the "Tiaki Promise" is telling everybody traveling to the country to take responsibility for looking...
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