Travel

  • GOODBYE VLADIMIR LENIN!
    Goodbye_vladimir_lenin 2017-04-20 18:27:08 UTC
    Moscow — The embalmed corpse of Vladimir Lenin has lain in a mausoleum on Red Square since his death in 1924 but now, a century after the revolution he spearheaded, legislation designed to turf him out has been introduced into the Russian parliame...
  • Trump Targets H-1B Visas Which Are Used Largely By Tech Industry
    Trump_targets_h-1b_visas_which_are_used_largely_by_tech_industry 2017-04-18 05:04:49 UTC
    U.S. President Donald Trump targets H-1B visas which are used largely by tech industry and will sign an executive order directing federal agencies to recommend changes to a temporary visa program used to bring foreign workers to the U.S. to fill h...
  • AMERICA'S SHAME: Refugees Are Fleeing Into Canada From The U.S.
    Refugees_are_fleeing_into_canada_from_the_u.s 2017-03-31 04:12:42 UTC
    By Christinne Muschi and Melissa Fares | <h3>HEMMINGFORD, QUEBEC — A Sudanese man hopped out of a taxi just before daybreak, a duffle bag slung over his shoulder as he headed for the U.S. - Canadian border.</h3> Within seconds, the man, who...
  • Trump Chaos: Canadian Schools Suspended Future Trips To U.S.
    Trump_chaos-_canadian_schools_suspended_future_trips_to_u.s 2017-03-24 18:42:36 UTC
    Canada's largest school board and its national Girl Guides organization have suspended new trips to the United States, citing uncertainty around who is allowed into the country. Toronto District School Board, which oversees more than 250,000 st...
  • Searches from Europe for flights to US down by 12 percent
    Flights_from_europe_to_us_down_by_12_percent_since_election 2017-03-06 09:47:21 UTC
    According to travel search site Kayak (PCLN.O), searches from Europe for flights to the U.S. are down by 12 percent since the elections. Demand for travel to the United States over the coming months has flattened out following a positive start ...
  • California: 15 percent of cars have zero emissions by 2025
    San_francisco_global_gathering 2016-08-12 21:03:52 UTC
    San Francisco (REUTERS) - A California lawmaker next week will introduce a bill requiring 15 percent of all vehicles sold in the state to be emissions-free by 2025, her spokeswoman said on Friday. Assemblywoman Autumn Burke said the legislation...
  • Humpback whales feed in San Francisco's Bay
    Humpback_whales_feed_in_san_francisco_bay 2016-07-18 22:43:45 UTC
    San Francisco Bay — A group of kayakers captured an incredible sight in San Francisco Bay as a group of humpback whales gathered during a feeding frenzy. Lyrinda Snyderman and Dick Mallory from Petaluma, California were paddling their kayaks on...
  • Germany: 91-Year-Old Woman Gets Run Over By Train And Survives
    Germany-_91-year-old_woman_gets_run_over_by_train_and_survives 2016-05-27 22:50:49 UTC
    <blockquote><h3><i>A 91-year-old woman has miraculously survived an encounter with a train traveling at 160 kilometers per hour in the northern town of Langwedel. Police said she lay between the tracks and escaped with only minor injuries.</h3></i...
  • Canada welcomes Syrian refugees as U.S. Republicans foment fear against Muslims
    Canada_welcomes_syrian_refugees 2015-12-11 08:02:17 UTC
    As U.S. Republicans foment fear, oppose Syrian refugees, reject everything that represents Islam, which is reminiscent of the persecution of Jews before WW II, Canada welcomes refugees and shows how to be a civilized society. "This is a wonderf...
  • African American women kicked off Napa Wine Train file $11m racial discrimination suit
    African_american_women_kicked_off_napa_wine_train_file__11m_racial_discrimination_suit 2015-10-01 18:48:44 UTC
    A group of predominantly African American women who were kicked off the Napa Wine Train in late August -- allegedly for being too loud -- will announce Thursday that they are filing a lawsuit that alleges racial discrimination and seeks $11 millio...
  • Great white shark thwarts marathon swimmer's Golden Gate bridge quest
    Great_white_shark_thwarts_marathon_swimmer's_golden_gate_bridge_quest 2015-07-30 20:22:28 UTC
    SAN FRANCISCO — Corte Madera marathon swimmer Simon Dominguez was only a few miles away from becoming the first person to swim from the Golden Gate Bridge to the Farallon Islands, when a great white shark got in the way. The marathon swimmer wa...
  • Hiker dies after cliff collapses at Point Reyes in Marin County, California
    Pic_arch_rock_collapsed_150321_scsoho_1067x598 2015-03-23 03:17:14 UTC
    Mill Valley ( California ) - One hiker was killed and another injured after the cliff at the Arch Rock overlook at Point Reyes National Seashore in Marin County collapsed into the shoreline 70 feet below, officials said Sunday. A photo released...
  • A fascinating story of the return of the wolf to Germany
    A_fascinating_story_of_the_return_of_the_wolf_to_germany 2015-03-11 07:19:32 UTC
    Berlin — New sightings confirm that wolves are making a rapid comeback across Europe. But the most surprising success story is in Germany, which lacks the infrastructure for wildlife protection despite its strong tradition of environmentalism. ...
  • Tips are not optional, they are how waiters get paid in America
    Applebees_receipt_460 2014-07-09 06:34:25 UTC
    I was a waitress at Applebee's restaurant in Saint Louis. I was fired Wednesday for posting a picture on Reddit.com of a note a customer left on a bill. I posted it on the web as a light-hearted joke. This didn't even happen at my table. The no...
  • Puerto Rico: Tropical Tax Haven for America's Super-Rich
    Puerto_rico_old_san_juan-diaalnews.com 2014-06-27 18:57:51 UTC
    It’s 2 a.m. at the La Factoria bar in Puerto Rico’s Old San Juan, a hipster joint with a sagging couch, tile floors, and Christmas lights that wouldn’t be out of place in Brooklyn’s Williamsburg. While Get Lucky plays, tipsy couples slink out the ...
  • Alleged BA mixup sent US couple to Grenada instead of Granada
    The-alhambra-in-granada-s-011 2014-06-25 22:59:42 UTC
    An American couple are suing British Airways claiming the airline ruined their holiday by booking them tickets to Grenada in the Caribbean instead of Granada, Spain. Edward Gamson and Lowell Canaday, from Washington DC, say they wanted to trave...
  • Young Iranians arrested for being 'Happy'
    Iranians_arrested_for_being_'happy'-diaalnews.com 2014-05-31 18:50:03 UTC
    It is not the first time the question of Iran's social mores has hit the headlines. Six young Tehranis got into trouble after their contribution to an internet phenomenon – a lip-synched dance to an innocent pop song, Happy – went viral on YouTube...
  • Newcomer vintners shaking up Chilean wine scene
    Diaalnews 2014-02-18 06:29:37 UTC
    MAULE VALLEY, Chile (AP) — Sven Bruchfeld doesn't mind if you don't like his wine, as long as some people love it. He's part of a bold new wave of independent vintners who are challenging Chile's reputation for producing oceans of agree...
  • Anti-shark devices popular on Maui after attacks
    7df2c6126261cd03490f6a706700d1b9 2014-01-24 07:10:20 UTC
    KIHEI, Hawaii (AP) — A surge in shark attacks on Maui over the past year, including two fatal ones, hasn't stopped people from surfing and swimming in the warm ocean waters that surround the Hawaii island. But it has spurred sales of devices th...
  • Wall of storms threatens to upend holiday travel
    28af53a7f4604327440f6a7067007e5a 2013-11-27 08:08:55 UTC
    CHICAGO (AP) — A wall of storms packing ice, sleet and rain could upend holiday travel plans as millions of Americans take to the roads, skies and rails Wednesday for Thanksgiving. So far, the deadly storms barreling into the mid-Atlantic and N...
  • Search on for 2 hikers in Wash. state; 2 safe
    Washington-diaalnews.com 2013-10-02 06:38:56 UTC
    SEATTLE (AP) — Search and rescue officials plan to renew their efforts to locate a man and a woman missing in separate, remote parts of southwest Washington after a helicopter rescued two other hikers from waist-deep snow. Hikers Matt Margiotta...
  • Snake grounds jet with 370 passengers in Sydney
    20-centimeter_(8-inch)_mandarin_rat_snake-diaalnews.com- 2013-09-24 19:11:00 UTC
    CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — A tiny Asian snake was found on a Qantas Boeing 747 airliner in Australia, leading to 370 passengers being grounded overnight. Staff found the 20-centimeter (8-inch) Mandarin rat snake in the passenger cabin near the ...
  • Is Great Britain really a 'small island'?
    Uk-diaalnews.com 2013-09-16 06:56:36 UTC
    A Russian official referred last week to Great Britain as "a small island to which no-one pays any attention". PM David Cameron responded by challenging anyone to name a country with a "prouder history, with a bigger heart, with a greater resilien...
  • Would you board flight 666 to HEL?
    Flight_666_to_hel-diaalnews.com_ 2013-09-14 06:26:44 UTC
    HELSINKI (AP) — Would you board flight 666 to HEL on Friday the 13th? For superstitious travelers, that might be tempting fate. But Finnair passengers on AY666 to Helsinki — which has the 3 letter designation HEL — don't seem too bothered. Frid...
  • Camping resets internal clock
    Camping_resets_clock 2013-08-03 15:45:02 UTC
    A short camping trip could help people rise and shine. After a week living in tents in Colorado’s Rockies, volunteers’ internal clocks shifted about two hours earlier, transforming night owls into early birds, researchers report August 1 in Cur...