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SYDNEY | The Latest: Tourists in London react to royal baby news

SYDNEY— The Latest on Prince Harry and his wife, the Duchess of Sussex, who are expecting a child in the spring (all times local): 10:45 p.m. International visitors to Buckingham Palace to see the popular Changing of the Guard ceremony have reacted with joy to the news that Prince Harry and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, … Continue reading SYDNEY | The Latest: Tourists in London react to royal baby news

HONOLULU | Powerful Hawaii hurricane downgraded to tropical storm

HONOLULU  — Hurricane Lane weakened to a tropical storm on Friday as it headed toward the Hawaiian islands. But it still brought torrential rains that immersed a city in waist-deep water and forced people to flee flooding homes, while others jumped off seawalls with boogie boards into the turbulent ocean. As many dealt with flooding … Continue reading HONOLULU | Powerful Hawaii hurricane downgraded to tropical storm

ANKARA, Turkey | The Latest: Tourists, homebuyers look for bargains in Turkey

ANKARA, Turkey  — The Latest on Turkey’s currency crisis (all times local): 4:20 p.m. The drop in the Turkish lira is attracting more interest from tourists, including last minute travelers, as well as prospective real estate buyers. U.K.-based online travel agent Travel Republic says bookings to Turkey increased by 21 percent in the last three days. The … Continue reading ANKARA, Turkey | The Latest: Tourists, homebuyers look for bargains in Turkey

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. | Benches, trees, caves provide respite in Arizona flood

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. — Benji Xie stood beside a trail in an Arizona canyon, his camera fixed on a waterfall cascading into a blue-green pool where people swam beneath a double rainbow. A few hours later, the weather took a drastic turn. Wind started blowing through the trees and sent dirt swirling deep in the gorge … Continue reading FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. | Benches, trees, caves provide respite in Arizona flood

PARIS | Tourists, commuters seek workarounds to French train strikes

PARIS |April 4, 2018 (AP)(STL.News)  French commuters are squeezing into scarce trains and tourists are rearranging their plans, as Day 2 of a three-month strike hobbles one of the world’s most-traveled rail networks. Rail unions and President Emmanuel Macron’s government are holding firm so far in a battle over a plan to abolish a benefits … Continue reading PARIS | Tourists, commuters seek workarounds to French train strikes

Missile-alert mistake feeds doubts about a real emergency

HONOLULU/January 14, 2018(AP)(STL.News)— A blunder that caused more than a million people in Hawaii to fear that they were about to be struck by a nuclear missile fed skepticism Sunday about the government’s ability to keep them informed in a real emergency. Residents and tourists alike remained rattled a day after the mistaken alert was … Continue reading Missile-alert mistake feeds doubts about a real emergency

Tourists relieved as access to snowbound Swiss town returns

ZERMATT, Switzerland/January 11, 2018(AP)(STL.News)— Access to a Swiss village near the famed Matterhorn peak has reopened after unusually heavy snowfall blanketed roads and railways, stranding thousands of tourists. Work crews with shovels, plows and helicopters located and bored through the cumbersome snow mass to end a near two-day suspension of train and vehicle traffic to … Continue reading Tourists relieved as access to snowbound Swiss town returns