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US judge: Suit over Trump travel ban waivers will go ahead

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A lawsuit accusing the Trump administration of denying nearly all visa applicants from countries under President Donald Trump's travel ban will move forward, a U.S. judge said Thursday. Read more

Billionaire builds beach access app after violating rules

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. (AP) — A tech billionaire whose elaborate wedding in a redwood grove violated California rules has helped create a smartphone app that shows users a map of more than 1,500 spots where people can get to the coastline. Read more

Kristine Tompkins celebrates new Argentina marine parks

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — American conservationist Kristine Tompkins said Thursday that the creation of Argentina's first marine national parks is a milestone that gets it close to meeting its U.N. recommended goal for 2020. Read more

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A move to ban many vacation rentals in New Orleans

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A ban on "whole home" short-term vacation rentals in New Orleans was proposed Thursday by a City Council member, a move long-awaited by critics who say investors were helping drive up housing costs and marring the character of historic neighborhoods by buying up properties and renting them to out-of-towners. Read more

Mystery donor gives Virginia museum painting worth $40M

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — An iconic masterpiece painted to celebrate U.S. expansion across the American continent has a new home, one that promises to add historical context and the Native Americans' point of view. Read more

Taking the Kids -- gifts for your favorite travelers, include some that give back

Are you a smart traveler? One who squirrels away souvenirs to present as holiday gifts? The best I was able to do was buy funny ornaments until my kids begged me to stop. 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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In airline-business rarity, Air France picks a woman CEO

When the leaders of global airlines posed for a photo in June, there were 25 men in dark suits and a lone woman in the last seat on the far right. Read more

Man sues after getting finger caught in airplane armrest

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A man is suing after he says one of his pinky fingers was caught in an airline armrest mechanism for nearly an hour during a flight to Los Angeles. Read more

Southeast Alaska town plans new pier at Icy Strait Point

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A small town in southeast Alaska is planning to construct a new pier, aiming to boost tourism by allowing access for more cruise ships. Read more

The best Las Vegas tours and experiences

If you want a leg up on exploring everything Sin City has to offer, consider booking these tours and attractions right now. Read more

Billionaire builds beach access app after violating rules

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. (AP) — A tech billionaire whose elaborate wedding in a redwood grove violated California rules has helped create a smartphone app that shows users a map of more than 1,500 spots where people can get to the coastline. Read more

Kristine Tompkins celebrates new Argentina marine parks

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — American conservationist Kristine Tompkins said Thursday that the creation of Argentina's first marine national parks is a milestone that gets it close to meeting its U.N. recommended goal for 2020. Read more

Scuba-diving Santa brings holiday cheer to fish, museumgoers

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — It's a busy time for Santa Claus, but he's making time to feed some fish in San Francisco. Read more

A move to ban many vacation rentals in New Orleans

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A ban on "whole home" short-term vacation rentals in New Orleans was proposed Thursday by a City Council member, a move long-awaited by critics who say investors were helping drive up housing costs and marring the character of historic neighborhoods by buying up properties and renting them to out-of-towners. Read more

Mystery donor gives Virginia museum painting worth $40M

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — An iconic masterpiece painted to celebrate U.S. expansion across the American continent has a new home, one that promises to add historical context and the Native Americans' point of view. Read more

Taking the Kids -- gifts for your favorite travelers, include some that give back

Are you a smart traveler? One who squirrels away souvenirs to present as holiday gifts? The best I was able to do was buy funny ornaments until my kids begged me to stop. Read more

10 US road signs to see before you die

Country road, take me home. Or maybe to Las Vegas or Key West? Either way, you're guaranteed a good road-sign selfie. We've rounded up 10 a… Read more

Photos: The monumental eyesores of modern-day Rome

Rome's monumental problems of garbage and decay exist side-by-side with the Italian capital's glories, including the Colosseum. Read more

13 budget destinations for winter travel

If the holidays are squeezing your wallet, consider these budget-friendly destinations, many of which are warm and sunny. Read more

National Park Service buys MLK Jr's birth home

ATLANTA (AP) — The National Park Service has bought the home in Atlanta, Georgia, where Martin Luther King Jr. was born in 1929. Read more

The Latest: California Coastal Commission unveils phone app

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on the California Coastal Commission unveiling a new smartphone app (all times local): Read more

The Latest: Airbnb bashes New Orleans' proposed restrictions

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Latest on a proposal to ban short-term rentals of non-owner-occupied houses in New Orleans (all times local): Read more

French base jumper killed in accident in Swiss Alps

GENEVA (AP) — Police say a French base jumper has been killed in an accident in the Swiss Alps. Read more

In airline-business rarity, Air France picks a woman CEO

When the leaders of global airlines posed for a photo in June, there were 25 men in dark suits and a lone woman in the last seat on the far right. Read more