Where US home affordability is the worst

WASHINGTON (AP) — Living by the beach is becoming even more cost prohibitive. While many Americans know about the sky-high costs of housing in New York City or Seattle, affordability...

Volcano on Indonesia's Bali erupts, flights canceled

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Bali's airport has canceled flights following an eruption of the Mount Agung volcano that spread ash over the south of the Indonesian island. The national d...

After shark attacks, is Cape Cod ready for tourist season?

WELLFLEET, Mass. (AP) — As Cape Cod's tourist season gets underway, there's uncertainty after two shark attacks — including Massachusetts' first fatal attack since 1936 — rattled beachgoers last year ...

New Orleans Police: Woman accused of killing Danish tourist

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A 36-year-old woman is accused of the killing of a Danish tourist in New Orleans. Police said Thursday that Brandy Myles is facing a second-degree murder charge in...

Cuba tries to revive its once-great railway network

HAVANA (AP) — Cuba's railway system is undergoing a major overhaul, with the government pushing a program to revamp the decrepit and aging network with new cars and locomotives in the hope of restorin...

Nik Wallenda and sister plan highwire walk over Times Square

NEW YORK (AP) — For his next trick, daredevil Nik Wallenda plans to cross New York's Times Square — without his feet touching the ground. ABC announced Thursday that Wallenda and his...

Revisiting France, and recalling D-Day's horror and triumph

Planes spread out across the sky, nearly wingtip to wingtip. A sniper's bullet whizzing by the ear. Squeezing a dying soldier's hand, so he knew he was not alone. Across three quarte...

Exhibits about Ali, nature, motorcycles opening at Graceland

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — A massive new exhibition and entertainment hall is set to open at Elvis Presley's Graceland in Tennessee with three museum-style exhibits, including one focused on the life and c...

Why Quebec endlessly beckons those on a bicycle

MONTREAL (AP) — In Montreal each spring, an epic bicycle festival demonstrates how 25,000 people can let the good times roll without bumping into each other too much.  In Quebec City...

Tourist bus overturns in Tuscany, killing 1

MILAN (AP) — Italian news agency ANSA says at least one person has died when a tourist bus carrying Russian holidaymakers overturned in a highway accident in the region of Tuscany. A...

APNewsBreak: Theme park to star 'Hunger Games,' 'Twilight'

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Some of Lionsgate's most popular film franchises from "Hunger Games" to "Twilight" will be brought to life when the studio opens what it calls the world's first vertical theme park ...

Taiwan Coast Guard rescue drill shows off new ambulance airlift capabilities

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Coast Guard Administration (CGA) held a rescue exercise codenamed “Operation Nanyuan No. 4” (南援四號演練) in the waters off Taiping Island (太平島) of the Spratly ...

Egypt says security forces kill 16 militants in Sinai

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt says its police forces have killed 16 militants in raids in the restive northern part of the Sinai Peninsula. An Interior Ministry statement Tuesday says security ...

Eiffel Tower closed down after intruder tries to climb up

PARIS (AP) — The Eiffel Tower has been closed to visitors after a person has tried to scale it. The Paris monument's media office said the unidentified individual tried to climb up t...

Indonesian court sentences Frenchman to death for drugs

MATARAM, Indonesia (AP) — An Indonesian court has sentenced a Frenchman to death for smuggling 3 kilograms (6.6 pounds) of drugs in a suitcase to the tourist island of Lombok. Presid...