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Giant bong, huggable buds: A look inside Vegas' new marijuana museum

Las Vegas' newest attraction — and Instagram backdrop — is a museum celebrating all things cannabis. Here's a sneak peek: Read more

When will it end? Florence's floodwaters rising in Carolinas

GALIVANTS FERRY, S.C. (AP) — With muddy river water still washing over entire communities on Friday, eight days after Hurricane Florence slammed into land with nearly 3 feet of rain, new evacuation orders forced residents to flee to higher ground amid a sprawling disaster that's beginning to feel like it will never end. Read more

The Latest: Death toll rises to 43 in aftermath of Florence

The Latest on the effects of Hurricane Florence (all times local): Read more

Mass tourism threatens Croatia's 'Game of Thrones' town

DUBROVNIK, Croatia (AP) — Marc van Bloemen has lived in the old town of Dubrovnik, a Croatian citadel widely praised as the jewel of the Adriatic, for decades, since he was a child. He says it used to be a privilege. Now it's a nightmare. Read more

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California makes people ask for straws, sodas with kid meals

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — If you want a straw with your drink or a soda with a kids' meal at a California restaurant, you'll need to ask for them starting next year. Read more

The Latest: NFL's Panthers donating to help Florence victims

WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on Florence (all times local): Read more

Man accused of getting near Old Faithful arrested in chase

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — A man accused of walking dangerously close to Old Faithful geyser in Yellowstone National Park faces additional charges after a police chase in Wyoming's capital city. 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

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Berlin Wall reproduction off, at least for now

BERLIN (AP) — The German capital won't be getting a reproduction of the Berlin Wall after all — at least for now. Read more

American joins Delta, United in raising checked-bag fees

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — It's official: It will cost you more to check a bag on any of the three biggest U.S. airlines. Read more

The Latest: Thermal spring erupts at Yellowstone

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — The Latest on new thermal activity in Yellowstone National Park (all times local): Read more

Giant bong, huggable buds: A look inside Vegas' new marijuana museum

Las Vegas' newest attraction — and Instagram backdrop — is a museum celebrating all things cannabis. Here's a sneak peek: Read more

The Latest: Death toll rises to 43 in aftermath of Florence

The Latest on the effects of Hurricane Florence (all times local): Read more

Mass tourism threatens Croatia's 'Game of Thrones' town

DUBROVNIK, Croatia (AP) — Marc van Bloemen has lived in the old town of Dubrovnik, a Croatian citadel widely praised as the jewel of the Adriatic, for decades, since he was a child. He says it used to be a privilege. Now it's a nightmare. Read more

Ancient treasures on show in Germany reveal turbulent past

BERLIN (AP) — An arrowhead firmly lodged in the skull of an ancient fallen warrior, a voluptuous woman's form carved from ivory and the mask of a Roman river god are among more than 1,000 major archaeological discoveries being brought together for the first time. Read more

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California makes people ask for straws, sodas with kid meals

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — If you want a straw with your drink or a soda with a kids' meal at a California restaurant, you'll need to ask for them starting next year. Read more

The Latest: NFL's Panthers donating to help Florence victims

WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on Florence (all times local): Read more

Man accused of getting near Old Faithful arrested in chase

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — A man accused of walking dangerously close to Old Faithful geyser in Yellowstone National Park faces additional charges after a police chase in Wyoming's capital city. Read more

Tips for making points and rewards programs work

Loyalty programs and credit cards with rewards have their own rules, points systems and fine print and can be confusing. Here's how to get … Read more

20 autumn adventures across the United States

Let's face it, not everyone likes summer. There is a large segment of the population out there that loathes the long, hot and humid days of… Read more

17 ways to make traveling with aging parents a success

If you and your parents are travel buffs, there’s no need to halt your trips because they are older and not as spry as they used to be. You… Read more

Music event expected to draw 55K nightly in downtown Vegas

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Thousands of music fans are expected this weekend in downtown Las Vegas for a sixth-year outdoor festival covering some 18 city blocks. Read more

Honolulu panel rejects bill regulating short-term rentals

HONOLULU (AP) — The Honolulu Planning Commission has rejected Mayor Kirk Caldwell's proposed bill that would ban short-term vacation rentals in residential zones, but allow homeowners to run bed-and-breakfast establishments in the properties where they live. Read more

Big Island road projects cut after Hurricane Lane expenses

HILO, Hawaii (AP) — Big Island officials have delayed two road projects and a bus route expansion following the expenses created by Hurricane Lane. Read more

SeaWorld Orlando gets rid of VR goggles on roller coaster

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — SeaWorld Orlando has gotten rid of virtual reality headsets that were installed on its Kraken Unleashed roller coaster a little more than a year ago. Read more

Berlin Wall reproduction off, at least for now

BERLIN (AP) — The German capital won't be getting a reproduction of the Berlin Wall after all — at least for now. Read more