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Destinations Photo Contest Spotlight: See some of our editors' favorites

Our Destinations Travel Photo Contest hosted some wonderful photos taken by travelers such as YOU! From wildlife to waterfalls, suns… Read more

No dump here: Posh public bathroom pops up, with music, art

NEW YORK (AP) — In a park amid skyscrapers, a gem has emerged: a posh public bathroom that cost nearly $300,000, complete with freshly delivered flowers, imported tiles, classical music and artwork. Read more

United moves to ease criticism with settlement, new policies

DALLAS (AP) — United Airlines moved to staunch criticism — and any customer defections — by reaching a settlement Thursday with a passenger dragged off one of its planes two weeks ago and issuing new policies designed to prevent similar customer-service failures. Read more

State vs. Federal Spending on Mass Transit and Rail


Sprawling nighttime food markets popping up in the US

NEW YORK (AP) — Clouds of white smoke rise into the black sky from outdoor grills. The night air is scented with the fragrances of dozens of cuisines from around the world. Vendors in tiny stalls stir noodles, toss crepes and fill dumplings as lines of hungry customers stretch into the dark. Read more

Surprise! Johnny Depp appears as Jack Sparrow on Disney ride

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Some visitors to the Pirates of the Caribbean ride at California's Disneyland got a surprise: Captain Jack Sparrow himself. Read more

Monument review includes oceans, tribal lands and Sequoias

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — President Donald Trump's call to review 24 national monuments established by three former presidents puts in limbo protections on large swaths of land home to ancient cliff dwellings, towering Sequoias, deep, canyons and oceans habitats where seals, whales and sea turtles roam. Read more


Digital exclusives

Mission San Xavier del Bac: 11 things to know

In 1700, Father Eusebio Francisco Kino put down the foundations for a church at the village of Bac, on the Santa Cruz River near mod… Read more

16 photos that are bound to raise your blood pressure

The Transportation Security Administration has promised to add 768 new screeners by mid-June to deal with increasingly long airport … Read more

Amazing aerial photos of the Panama Canal

The waterway's capacity has doubled. It was a $5 billion job. Read more

Photos: Kim, Kanye, Kourtney and Khloe in Cuba

HAVANA — Rap superstar Kanye West, his wife Kim Kardashian and members of her reality-show-star family are the latest celebrities to… Read more

Photos: Startling sight in Cuba

Chanel fashion show takes over the Prado. Havana residents are kept blocks away. Read more

More news

Growing wildfire in Okefenokee refuge exceeds 90 sq. miles

FOLKSTON, Ga. (AP) — Officials say a wildfire on public lands near the Georgia-Florida state line has burned more than 90 square miles (233 sq. kilometers) as winds spread the flames through dry areas of the Okefenokee Swamp. Read more

Forestry official: National refuge fire could burn 6 months

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — Officials say a wildfire that has scorched more than 70 square miles (180 sq. kilometers) near the Georgia-Florida state line may keep burning for the next six months. Read more

Miami passport office closed because of water damage

MIAMI (AP) — Travelers seeking a last-minute passport out of South Florida are out of luck. Read more