Travel News News on Travel continually updated from thousands of sources around the net. en-us 240 Copyright 2017, Topix Topix // No one is ever really ready': Aid-in-dying patient chooses his last day The 50-year-old Seattle man - a former world traveler, triathlete and cyclist - learned he had leukemia five years ago, followed by an even grimmer diagnosis in 2016: a rare form of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or ALS. An interior and urban designer who legally changed his given name, McQ had been in pain and physical decline for years.

Hawk Eye Sun, 19 Aug 2018 14:49:26 GMT 180819OGF9OL 0
Empty hotels, idle boats: What happens when a Pacific island upsets China In the city of Koror, the largest population center in Palau, the Chinese pullback can be felt. Hotels and restaurants stand empty, travel agencies are boarded and boats which take tourists to Palau's green, mushroom shaped Rock Islands are docked at the piers.

The Japan Times Sun, 19 Aug 2018 10:25:34 GMT 180819JPCB4B 0
Why 'holier than thou' Jamie Oliver is putting pizza back on the menu As he launches yet another Italian cookbook and travel/cooking show with his mentor, friend and sidekick Gennaro Contaldo, Oliver can expect his millions of fans around the world to take heed of his call to resurrect the rustic cuisine served up by Italy's nonnas. Oliver's bid to extend his publishing phenomenon into a global restaurant empire has so far failed and instead cost him millions in cash and reams of bad headlines around the world, especially in his native Britain.

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Italy's leader demands safe roads; bridge toll rises to 43 Italy's president demanded guarantees Saturday that all the nation's roads are safe following the Genoa highway bridge collapse, after he hugged and comforted mourners at a state funeral in the grieving port city. President Sergio Mattarella spoke quietly to victims' families before the ceremony began on Genoa's fairgrounds.

WDRB-TV Louisville Sun, 19 Aug 2018 01:43:54 GMT 1808184GF3V0 0
Taiwan improves missiles to counter China military expansion Taiwan is responding to China's arms buildup by developing missiles and interceptors of its own that could reduce Beijing's military advantage over the self-ruled island, defense experts say. Since President Tsai Ing-wen took office in 2016, Taiwan has deployed one set of missiles, perfected another and sped production of a third, the analysts say, in the latest sign of how it's handling a Chinese military threat that is raising the chances of an armed confrontation.

San Mateo Daily Journal Sat, 18 Aug 2018 21:20:26 GMT 180818JROAV1 0
The most beautiful place on Earth? Sedona, sure, but there's more Sedona, Arizona, calls itself "the most beautiful place on Earth," and that may be true. But if it is, then it shares the title with several other destinations.

WBIR-TV Knoxville Sat, 18 Aug 2018 16:55:35 GMT 180818S85T7D 0
Euston station closing for three weekends There will be no trains to or from the London station on August 18-19, August 25-27 and September 1-2. Network Rail is urging West Coast main line passengers to avoid all but essential rail travel to and from the capital over the three weekends.

Andover Advertiser Sat, 18 Aug 2018 12:24:00 GMT 1808180H5OQ2 0
Nigeria construction site collapses, trapping several people Nigerian rescue officials say they are working to pull out a number of people trapped under the rubble of a collapsed shopping complex that was under construction in the capital, Abuja. Labaran Ahman, Federal Capital Emergency Agency search and rescue chief, said Friday that many people were rescued by bystanders after the four-story building collapsed in the afternoon.

The Progress Sat, 18 Aug 2018 10:14:56 GMT 180818S62EPS 0
Encounters with the French version of FedEx FedEx employee delivering packages to Nova 42 Academy in Pasadena Monday, December 18, 2017. With porch pirates stealing more and more merchandise from people's homes, an increasing number of residents are likely having their gifts sent to the recipient's office or place of work.

San Gabriel Valley Tribune Sat, 18 Aug 2018 05:50:02 GMT 1808175HA7GU 0
Jefferson Airplane co-founder: Botched surgery ruined career A lawsuit filed by Marty Balin against the operators of Mount Sinai Beth Israel hospital alleges the singer and guitarist lost part of his tongue and has a paralyzed vocal cord due to injuries caused by the doctor who did the procedure. It also claims his left thumb had to be amputated because of care that was "reckless, careless and negligent."

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Judge denies bid to block Squaw Valley ski resort project This Dec. 16, 2013 file photo, shows the expansive parking lot at the base village at Squaw Valley in Olympic Valley, Calif. Environmentalists have lost their latest legal bid to block a major redevelopment project at a Lake Tahoe-area ski resort that hosted the 1960 Winter Olympics.

Powhatan Today Fri, 17 Aug 2018 21:02:22 GMT 1808171Q3BCH 0
Sixteenth group of Syrian refugees arrives in Northern Ireland The latest arrival brings the total number of refugees brought to Northern Ireland under the UK-wide Syrian Vulnerable Person Relocation scheme to 1,096. The scheme is co-ordinated locally by the Department for Communities with spokesman Ian Snowden saying some of the new arrivals are among the most vulnerable refugees to flee from Syria.

Andover Advertiser Fri, 17 Aug 2018 16:29:10 GMT 1808174M3930 0
Maybe next year for 'ridiculously' expensive military parade, says Trump Mr Trump accused local politicians in Washington DC of price-gouging, but preliminary estimates from the Pentagon showed more than half the price tag would come from military aircraft, equipment, personnel and other support. The local politicians who run Washington, D.C. know a windfall when they see it.

The Belfast Telegraph Fri, 17 Aug 2018 16:29:09 GMT 180817K1EMSE 0
University Challenge stars Monkman and Seagull land TV series University Challenge stars Eric Monkman and Bobby Seagull will bring their thirst for knowledge to screens in their first ever TV series. The duo, who rose to fame as rivals on the intellectual gameshow, will travel up and down the country in search of Britain's most remarkable scientific and technological achievements in a four-part series for BBC Two.

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Biden calls off Illinois trip Biden had been scheduled to speak Thursday at the Illinois Democratic County Chairs' Association brunch at a Springfield hotel, but the group's leader says Biden is under doctor's orders not to travel.

Magic 95.1 Fri, 17 Aug 2018 09:35:17 GMT 1808174GT2M0 1
In attempt to save starving orca population, advocacy group sues Trump administration For more than two weeks this August, a mother orca carried around her calf while the world watched her mourn . More recently, rescue teams have been desperately attempting to entice a starving young female orca to eat with live salmon feedings.

Whittier Daily News Fri, 17 Aug 2018 05:12:25 GMT 180816IDLP2F 0
Bishops request Vatican investigation as abuse crisis grows Responding to what it calls a "moral catastrophe," the leading body of U.S. Catholic leaders said Thursday it would ask the Vatican to investigate the scandal involving a former cardinal who allegedly engaged in sexual misconduct with children and adult seminarians. The request by the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops for an investigation into the actions of Theodore McCarrick came as the Vatican expressed "shame and sorrow" over a grand jury investigation this week that found rampant sexual abuse of more than 1,000 children by about 300 priests is six Pennsylvania dioceses over a 70-year period.

Star Tribune Fri, 17 Aug 2018 00:55:12 GMT 1808168BIMQ2 0