Rio rethinks favela tourism amid wave of violence

Nov 14, 2017

As authorities in Brazil tackled crime earlier this decade, opening Rio de Janeiro's hillside favelas to tourists seemed like a winning idea, but soaring violence in the hillside communities has rekindled a concern: Are favelas safe to visit?

Appeals court allows partial enforcement of Trump travel ban

Nov 14, 2017

On the same day an appeals court allowed part of President Donald Trump's travel ban to take effect, advocacy groups filed a new lawsuit Monday challenging the administration's related efforts to restrict or ban certain refugees from entering the U.S.

Italy museums see record numbers of visitors, revenue

Nov 13, 2017

Italian museums are on track for another record-setting year in 2017 in terms of visitors and revenues, with the outdoor Colosseum in Rome and Pompeii near Naples topping the Culture Ministry's most-visited and most-lucrative list

In Boston, a Dutch treat of donated Golden Age masterpieces

Nov 12, 2017

Scholars say Boston has become a global center for Golden Age art practically overnight, thanks to a recent flurry of donated masterpieces

Disneyland shuts cooling towers after Legionnaires' cases

Nov 11, 2017

Disneyland has shut down two cooling towers after people who visited the Southern California theme park came down with Legionnaires' disease

After massacre, Las Vegas police beef up marathon security

Nov 10, 2017

Las Vegas is posting snipers and surrounding tens of thousands of runners with other safety measures at a weekend marathon

Eataly agro-food park seeks to be industry, tourism driver

Nov 10, 2017

The man behind the Eataly Italian food empire wants to do for the high-end of Italian food what Milan Fashion Week has done for Italy's ready-to-wear industry: Create a global showcase for excellence that stimulates demand across the sector

Hawaii boat wreck shows eco-risk of fishing fleet practices

Nov 9, 2017

A fishing boat that ran aground off the shores of Hawaii's Waikiki last month while transporting foreign fishing industry workers is still leaking fuel and oil into the ocean

Pennsylvania tree to adorn Rockefeller Center for Christmas

Nov 9, 2017

It will soon look a lot like Christmas in New York City thanks to a tree from Pennsylvania

Man on trans-Pacific voyage in ocean rowboat rescued

Nov 9, 2017

The U.S. Coast Guard has rescued a Chinese man off Hawaii who was voyaging from California to Asia in an ocean rowboat

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