Travel

  • 2 cruise passengers fall overboard off Australia
    25070383 2013-05-10 05:22:05 UTC
    SYDNEY (AP) — No trace of an Australian couple believed to have fallen off a cruise ship has been found despite an intense, day-long search, officials said Friday. Paul Rossington, a 30-year-old paramedic, and his 26-year-old girlfriend K...
  • Delta will pay a dividend, buy back shares
    Cz1b_earns_delta_copy 2013-05-08 16:28:18 UTC
    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Delta Air Lines will start paying a quarterly dividend and buy back some of its shares — investor-friendly moves that are common in other industries but rare for airlines. Delta said on Wednesday that it wil...
  • GM recalls 38,197 cars for battery control defect
    Story 2013-05-07 06:08:01 UTC
    DETROIT (AP) — General Motors Co. is recalling 38,197 Chevrolet Malibu Eco, Buick LaCrosse and Buick Regal sedans in the U.S. because a defective battery control module could stall the engine or cause a fire. Vehicles from the 2012 and ...
  • Philippine volcano spews rocks, killing 5 climbers
    108118b15518240f310f6a706700f9d2 2013-05-07 05:25:21 UTC
    MANILA, Philippines (AP) — One of the Philippines' most active volcanoes spewed huge rocks and ash after daybreak Tuesday, killing at least five climbers and trapping more than a dozen others near the crater in its first eruption in three...
  • Utah cabin had uninvited guests _ 60,000 bees
    E11364201a0b010f310f6a7067005516 2013-05-06 04:42:36 UTC
    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — It was the biggest beehive that that Ogden beekeeper Vic Bachman has ever removed — a dozen feet long, packed inside the eaves of a cabin in Ogden Valley. "We figure we got 15 pounds of bees out of there," said Bac...
  • China career boost can come with health risks
    China_is_winning_the_race_for_new_energy_vehicles 2013-04-30 19:09:27 UTC
    BEIJING (AP) — Whitney Foard Small loved China and her job as a regional director of communications for a top automaker. But after air pollution led to several stays in hospital and finally a written warning from her doctor telling her she...
  • 1 dead after 2 small planes collide near LA
    Da7a9e9a7c44790e300f6a706700c85a 2013-04-30 06:43:55 UTC
    WESTLAKE VILLAGE, Calif. (AP) — Two small airplanes collided in midair over the Southern California mountains Monday, sending one crashing into a rocky ridge and killing its pilot while the second was able to maneuver a belly-flop landing on a n...
  • Ethiopia flies first Dreamliner since grounding
    E1f2c9b0226d3f0e300f6a7067000d8e 2013-04-27 17:52:48 UTC
    KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — A Boeing 787 operated by Ethiopian Airlines flew from Ethiopia to Kenya's capital Saturday, the first commercial flight since air safety authorities grounded the Dreamliners after incidents with smoldering batteries ...
  • Controllers to return; flight delays sway Congress
    52a8b4c204562a0e300f6a7067005481 2013-04-27 17:34:58 UTC
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Furloughed air traffic controllers will soon be heading back to work, ending a week of coast-to-coast flight delays that left thousands of travelers frustrated and furious. Unable to ignore the travelers' anger, Congress...
  • FAA: Air traffic system soon at full operation
    52a8b4c204562a0e300f6a7067005481 2013-04-27 18:04:48 UTC
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Aviation Administration says it's suspended all employee furloughs and says air traffic facilities will begin returning to regular staffing levels over the next 24 hours. The FAA says in a statement that the ai...
  • St. Lucia police detail rescue after boat sinking
    C30e66f50098190e300f6a70670044a4 2013-04-26 17:38:41 UTC
    SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — A boat captain and his first mate swam through dangerous waters for nearly a day before they were rescued after a sinking that was also survived by their two U.S. passengers, authorities in St. Lucia said on Frid...
  • Ohioans promoting Richter scale developer legacy
    68249babe2b5060d300f6a7067004988 2013-04-26 06:54:14 UTC
    CINCINNATI (AP) — Ohio native Charles Richter's scale for measuring the power of earthquakes isn't as widely used as before, but he has fans determined to make sure his name and legacy don't fade away. A road roundabout will be dedicate...
  • Australian behind new Titanic plans political bid
    Australian-billionaire-to-build-new-titanic-2j1d5j6g-x-large 2013-04-26 06:43:14 UTC
    CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — A wealthy Australian who is rebuilding the Titanic plans to do the political equivalent. Clive Palmer said Friday he intends to refloat the United Australian Party, a once dominant force in Australian politics th...
  • United's 1Q loss narrows as fuel costs drop
    5ff2d991e32e080d300f6a706700b54d 2013-04-25 16:07:25 UTC
    The parent of United Airlines reported a smaller first-quarter loss on Thursday, as fuel costs declined and revenue rose 1 percent. The first quarter is the slowest travel season of the year, and it's not unusual for airlines to lose mo...
  • FAA order formally lifts Boeing 787 grounding
    1c08c7d8a4e0d50d2f0f6a7067002d4e 2013-04-25 15:50:02 UTC
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal regulators are telling airlines they can fly Boeing's 787 Dreamliners again as soon as they replace its problematic lithium ion batteries with a revamped battery system. A Federal Aviation Administration safety o...
  • A glance at the George W. Bush Presidential Center
    Bush_center 2013-04-25 15:38:36 UTC
    DALLAS (AP) — The George W. Bush Presidential Center, which houses Bush's library and museum along with his policy institute, will be dedicated in a ceremony Thursday on the campus of Southern Methodist University. Here are some facts on the ce...
  • Flight delays pile up Monday after FAA budget cuts
    C6be2d828772c40d2f0f6a7067004692 2013-04-22 17:06:30 UTC
    NEW YORK (AP) — It was a tough start to the week for many air travelers as federal budget cuts led to cascading delays along the East Coast Monday morning. Some flights out of New York and Washington were delayed by more than two hours...
  • Flight delays: Furloughs begin at airports Sunday
    0018aceb0d9a6c0d2f0f6a706700a0cc 2013-04-19 04:35:31 UTC
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Air traffic controller furloughs scheduled to kick in on Sunday could result in flight delays of more than three hours in Atlanta, as well as significant delays in Chicago, Los Angeles and New York-area airports,...
  • Storm woes range from sinkhole to snow to twisters
    D00da0470cb1680d2f0f6a7067004b8e 2013-04-18 17:03:34 UTC
    ST. LOUIS (AP) — Middle America was overwhelmed by weather Thursday, with snow in the north, tornadoes in the Plains, and torrential rains that caused floods and transportation woes — and a sinkhole in Chicago. Seemingly every ...
  • American cancels all US flights for several hours
    76162264cfd43d0c2f0f6a70670024d0 2013-04-17 04:47:33 UTC
    DALLAS (AP) — A computer system used to run many daily operations at American Airlines failed Tuesday, forcing the nation's third-largest carrier to ground all flights across the United States for several hours and stranding thousa...
  • Boston bombs raise worries for Olympics, World Cup
    5a685393cecd380c2f0f6a7067005a5e 2013-04-16 17:31:32 UTC
    LONDON (AP) — From London to Sochi to Rio de Janeiro, the deadly bomb attacks on the Boston Marathon raised new concerns Tuesday over safety at major sports events around the world, including the Olympics and World Cup. The twi...
  • 16 hurt in bus crash near Yosemite park
    Yosemite-deep-valley_2013_600x450 2013-04-14 16:59:23 UTC
    FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — A bus carrying visitors from Yosemite National Park crashed on a main highway south of the park, leaving 16 people injured, the California Highway Patrol said Sunday. The bus was about 40 miles south of the park when...
  • San Francisco cable car accidents costs millions
    0d98c04a71b9ee0c2e0f6a7067007c5d 2013-04-14 16:55:47 UTC
    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — In this city of innumerable tourist attractions, the clanging, hill-conquering cable cars stand out as a top draw. The quaint conveyances also stand out for the inordinate number of accidents and the millio...
  • Amtrak derails near Oakland, delay but no injuries
    Amtrak_resized 2013-04-14 16:52:24 UTC
    OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Amtrak says a passenger train carrying nearly 200 people has derailed near Oakland, but there were no injuries. Spokeswoman Christina Leeds says the train was en route from Los Angeles to Vancouver, Canada, when the...
  • Despite tension, NKorea lets in tourists, athletes
    45c623e28f8f010c2f0f6a7067003c58 2013-04-14 16:20:22 UTC
    PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — Despite North Korea's warnings that the threat of war on the Korean Peninsula is so high it cannot guarantee the safety of foreign residents, it literally trotted out athletes from around the world on Su...