Leisure travel

May 25, 2017 - 5:38 am
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The Namibian harbor town of Luderitz is hoping to attract more tourists with the construction of a maritime museum. Developers say the museum, slated to open in 2019, will be housed in an old power station following renovations. The site will also serve as a research center for...
Read More
In this aerial photo taken Monday, May 22, 2017 provided by John Madonna showing a massive landslide along California's coastal Highway 1 that has buried the road under a 40-foot layer of rock and dirt. A swath of the hillside gave way in an area called Mud Creek on Saturday, May 20, covering about one-third of a mile, half a kilometer, of road and changing the Big Sur coastline. (John Madonna via AP)
May 23, 2017 - 10:25 pm
A massive landslide that went into the Pacific Ocean is the latest natural disaster to hit a California community that relies heavily on an iconic coastal highway and tourism to survive, and it adds to a record $1 billion in highway damage from one of the state's wettest winters in decades. The...
Read More
May 23, 2017 - 3:55 am
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The South African city of Cape Town is instructing people to severely restrict water use because of the area's worst drought in more than a century. The city, a major international tourist destination, says it is experiencing the impact of climate change and predicts little rain...
Read More
May 23, 2017 - 3:53 am
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The South African city of Cape Town is instructing people to severely restrict water use because of the area's worst drought in more than a century. The city, a major international tourist destination, says it is experiencing the impact of climate change and predicts little rain...
Read More
In this undated image released by PBS, a brown bear catches salmon at Brooks Falls Katmai National Park and Preserve in Alaska. PBS is collaborating with the BBC on a live nature series set in Alaska this July, where cameras will attempt to capture bears, eagles, wolves and whales in their natural habitat.  (Gareth Wildman/PBS via AP)
May 22, 2017 - 10:17 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — PBS is collaborating with the BBC on a special live event this summer where cameras will try to catch bears, wolves, eagles and other wildlife in their natural habitat in Alaska. "Wild Alaska Live" will air over three nights on PBS on July 23, 26 and 30. Cameras placed in the...
Read More
May 21, 2017 - 10:27 am
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — A California museum is exhibiting the photographs of Dorothea Lange, whose work highlighted the lives of impoverished migrants, unemployed laborers and Japanese Americans incarcerated during World War II. The exhibit at the Oakland Museum of California is called "Dorothea...
Read More
May 21, 2017 - 10:24 am
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — A California museum is exhibiting the photographs of Dorothea Lange, whose work highlighted the lives of impoverished migrants, unemployed laborers and Japanese Americans incarcerated during World War II. The exhibit at the Oakland Museum of California is called "Dorothea...
Read More
May 18, 2017 - 5:19 am
ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkish officials say 16 Ukrainian tourists have been injured in a traffic accident in western Turkey. The Mugla governor's office said in a statement that the bus was traveling Thursday from popular tourist destination of Bodrum to Denizli province when it skidded on a rainy road...
Read More
In this Tuesday, May 16, 2017, photo, people walk by the Resorts World site in Las Vegas. Malaysia-based developer Genting Group on Wednesday said the proposed 3,000-room Resorts World Las Vegas will open in 2020 after overhauling its design to have a modern Asian flair and appeal to the younger generation of gamblers. (AP Photo/John Locher)
May 17, 2017 - 7:25 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — A years-delayed multibillion-dollar casino-resort project on the Las Vegas Strip that would cater to the city's Chinese and Chinese-American tourists announced Wednesday that it is pushing back its opening date by another year to 2020. The new delay is the result of an overhaul of...
Read More
FILE - In this Sept. 3, 2008, file photo, an endangered desert tortoise sits in the middle of a road at the proposed location of three BrightSource Energy solar-energy generation complexes in the eastern Mojave Desert near Ivanpah, Calif. Scientists examining the deaths of female desert tortoises near Joshua Tree National Park say it appears the animals died while exhausting their water and energy to lay eggs during California's drought. U.S. Geological Survey biologist Jeffrey Lovich said Tuesday, May 16, 2017, he believes the tortoises died during a desperate attempt to fight extinction. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon, File)
May 17, 2017 - 4:37 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Scientists examining the deaths of female desert tortoises in Southern California said it appears the animals died while exhausting their water and energy to lay eggs during California's historic drought. Researchers want to know why female tortoises are dying in greater numbers...
Read More

Pages