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At the Large Hadron Collider, a peek at the future of science

“Don’t lose sight of me.” Physicist Abhigyan Dasgupta - “Riju” to his family and friends - looks over his shoulder to caution our 12-member group as we prepare to descend 300 feet beneath the...

DATE: Sept. 20, 2019 | CATEGORY: Travel

Airline customer-service agents report abusive customers

DALLAS – Airline customer-service agents say they often get verbal threats from passengers, and sometimes they turn into physical confrontations. The agents say alcohol, airline fees and long lines...

DATE: Sept. 18, 2019 | CATEGORY: Travel

Discover authors’ favorite haunts on London Literary Pub Crawl

LONDON A bartender asks Gavin Smith whether he fancies a citrus pale ale or Kolsch-style lager at the Newman Arms – a London pub dating back to 1730. The 47-year-old Liphook, England, resident...

DATE: Sept. 15, 2019 | CATEGORY: Travel

Report says airlines’ carbon emissions are growing fast

U.S. airlines are increasing their emissions of climate-changing gases much faster than they are boosting fuel efficiency, according to an environmental group’s report. The International Council on...

DATE: Sept. 13, 2019 | CATEGORY: Travel

More travelers feel betrayed by loyalty programs

If you’re unhappy with your loyalty program, you might relate to John Franklin’s story. Actually, you might relate to it even if you aren’t unhappy with your loyalty program. Franklin, an American...

DATE: Sept. 13, 2019 | COLUMN: The Travel Troubleshooter

What are people with clipboards doing around Durango?

Volunteers posted at intersections around Durango are counting bikers and walkers this week as part of a national effort to collect data on pedestrian traffic. City officials solicited dozens of...

DATE: Sept. 12, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

At 9/11 memorial, new recognition for a longer-term toll

NEW YORK (AP) – When the names of nearly 3,000 Sept. 11 victims are read aloud Wednesday at the World Trade Center, a half-dozen stacks of stone will quietly salute an untold number of people who...

DATE: Sept. 10, 2019 | CATEGORY: Travel

Manufacturers bring a little more intelligence to ‘smart’ luggage

When it comes to new carry-on luggage, travelers are looking for the right balance between form and function. At least that’s what frequent travelers such as Evan Saltzman will tell you. After the...

DATE: Sept. 8, 2019 | COLUMN: The Travel Troubleshooter

Women-only adventure travel is surging

It was August 2017, and Sonya Pevzner stood on a small ledge, halfway up Washington’s imposing Mount Shuksan. With eight hours of climbing in the rearview mirror, only a single belay pitch stood...

DATE: Sept. 8, 2019 | CATEGORY: Travel

Tourists may pay tolls to drive crooked San Francisco street

SAN FRANCISCO – Thousands of tourists could soon be forced to make reservations and pay to drive the famous crooked Lombard Street in San Francisco. California lawmakers approved a bill Thursday...

DATE: Sept. 6, 2019 | CATEGORY: Travel

The places it’ll go: Dr. Seuss exhibition hitting the road

BOSTON – Dr. Seuss is hitting the road this fall with a large interactive exhibit that will immerse visitors in some of the most iconic books by the beloved children’s writer. The exhibit is...

DATE: Sept. 4, 2019 | CATEGORY: Travel

It’s getting harder to beat airport car-rental fees

Car-rental customers report having to pay concession fees to U.S. airports even if they didn’t use an airport rental location. The charges have been quietly imposed by municipalities in an apparent...

DATE: Aug. 30, 2019 | COLUMN: The Travel Troubleshooter

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