Travel

  • 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...
  • Urban wine renewal in San Francisco
    P019jhck 2013-07-17 12:28:38 UTC
    Mention wine tasting to a San Francisco visitor and bucolic scenes of rolling vine-covered Napa Valley hills swirl like a ruby red in a crystal glass. No doubt the 50-mile journey north of the Golden Gate to the stately chateaux is worth a trip, ...
  • Eye to eye with a butterfly in San Francisco
    P01b2my9 2013-07-17 12:12:53 UTC
    San Francisco is notorious for its cold summer fog, but at the Conservatory of Flowers ­– the oldest wood and glass conservatory in North America – spring is in perennial swing at the colourful Butterflies and Blooms exhibit. “People love being s...
  • Sailing fever blows into San Francisco
    P01c1wp8 2013-07-17 10:46:44 UTC
    Anytime is a good time to be in San Francisco, but for seven weeks beginning 4 July there’s no better place to be than along the city’s stunning waterfront, The Embarcadero. Here, a line-up of concerts, bayside restaurants and the world’s largest...
  • Haiti sees big money reviving flagging tourism
    0fa9eddbb4c0e916360f6a7067004adf 2013-07-08 06:51:29 UTC
    MONTROUIS, Haiti (AP) — The Club Indigo beach resort north of the Haiti capital was crowded with U.N. peacekeepers, aid workers, diplomats and missionaries on a recent Sunday. But the only real, live tourists seemed to be Anne Fournier and her hus...
  • If you're going to San Francisco – stay on a stylish Sausalito houseboat
    Diaalnews.com-sausalito_houseboat 2013-06-29 07:20:59 UTC
    London (The Guardian) - On the beautiful houseboats in Sausalito, on San Francisco Bay, the countercultural spirit of 1960s California is alive and well. Joshua Surtees jumps aboard and stays for a couple of nights. Waking up on board the conve...
  • Playmate admits helping boyfriend in US illegally
    Colleen_shannon_lebanon_008 2013-06-19 05:59:38 UTC
    SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — A former Playboy Playmate has admitted helping her Canadian boyfriend after he illegally entered the United States in northern New York last summer. Syracuse's The Post-Standard newspaper (http://bit.ly/16esc3V) says Col...
  • Chrysler agrees to recall of Jeeps at risk of fire
    8a35fad766cc1414350f6a7067006e0c 2013-06-19 05:46:46 UTC
    DETROIT (AP) — After initially defying federal regulators, Chrysler abruptly agreed Tuesday to recall some older-model Jeeps with fuel tanks that could rupture and cause fires in rear-end collisions. But the recall, which came in an 11th-...
  • US safety agency investigating Suzuki small SUVs
    1371562049000-xxx-suzuki-grand-vitaratdl008-1306180928_x-large 2013-06-18 17:38:33 UTC
    DETROIT (AP) — U.S. safety regulators said Tuesday that they are investigating problems with air bag sensors in the seats of some small Suzuki SUVs. The probe covers 205,000 vehicles including Grand Vitaras from the 2006 through 2011 model year...
  • Argentine cash controls bring bargains, headaches
    4cc6feee69451f14350f6a706700dacd 2013-06-18 16:22:28 UTC
    BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — The Brazilian visitors gawk in wonder as they stroll past shop windows along touristy Florida street in the Argentine capital. The jackets, the shoes — they're all so cheap when your purse is stuffed with bla...
  • Dutch couple kidnapped in Yemen's capital
    Rt-20130615-152949 2013-06-16 05:02:28 UTC
    SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Yemeni security officials say a Dutch couple is believed to have been kidnapped from the capital, Sanaa. The officials say police received a phone call that prompted them check on the couple in their apartment. They br...
  • Shock lingers after Nazi unit leader found in US
    5b0244acec7dba13340f6a706700b33d 2013-06-16 04:47:46 UTC
    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The revelation that a former commander of a Nazi SS-led military unit has lived quietly in Minneapolis for the past six decades came as a shock to those who know 94-year-old Michael Karkoc. World War II survivors in both t...
  • US-bound Egypt plane diverted after threat
    _67798419_plane 2013-06-15 16:38:01 UTC
    CAIRO (AP) — An EgyptAir official says a plane from Cairo bound for New York's John F. Kennedy airport has been forced to make an emergency landing after a passenger discovered a letter onboard threatening to blow up the aircraft. Chairman of...
  • Seatbelts could have prevented 3 Boston U deaths
    Istock_000016720495xsmall 2013-06-12 05:23:45 UTC
    ROTORUA, New Zealand (AP) — Three Boston University students who were killed last year in New Zealand when their minivan rolled might have survived if they were wearing seatbelts, police said Wednesday. Constable Tina Mitchell-Ellis told a co...
  • NSA leaker could be latest to seek help in Iceland
    Article-2338917-1a3f1a9e000005dc-843_634x416 2013-06-11 04:08:50 UTC
    REYKJAVIK, Iceland (AP) — From seafaring Vikings to digital dissenters, Iceland has always attracted outsiders. This North Atlantic island nation has welcomed eccentric chess master Bobby Fischer, WikiLeaks secret-spiller Julian Assange a...
  • Obama plays golf before return to DC
    Fcf974ee54554c13340f6a70670085da 2013-06-10 04:39:44 UTC
    RANCHO MIRAGE, Calif. (AP) — President Barack Obama has squeezed in a morning round on a Southern California golf course. The White House says the president played the nine-hole course at the Sunnylands estate in Rancho Mirage on Sunday. ...
  • New Zealand driver, 105: 'I don't think I'm old'
    Cd0cd446d5b3de12330f6a7067003087 2013-06-09 17:55:06 UTC
    NGATAKI, New Zealand (AP) — Bob Edwards was born before the first Model T rolled out of Henry Ford's factory in Detroit. He learned to drive in a French car that had a lever instead of a steering wheel. And he's still on the road, only now i...
  • Ayotte to back immigration overhaul
    5381d43353594813340f6a70670006ed 2013-06-09 17:41:02 UTC
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican Sen. Kelly Ayotte on Sunday said she would support the bipartisan immigration overhaul, saying "the broken immigration system we have now is unworthy of a great nation." In a television interview and in a long...