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Shackleton expedition artifacts to be donated to UK museums

LONDON – A sled and flag used in one of explorer Ernest Shackleton’s famed expeditions to the South Pole have been bought by a British government-funded body to keep the treasured artifacts ...

New virus strains prompt travel restrictions with Britain

More and more countries around the world are restricting travel from Britain and elsewhere amid concerns about new strains of the coronavirus, as their governments analyze test results and t...

Loss of ‘snowbirds’ amid pandemic another hit to U.S. tourism

Loss of seasonal travelers amid pandemic another hit to U.S. tourism

Winter travel raises more fears of viral spread

Tens of millions of people are expected to travel to family gatherings or winter vacations over Christmas, despite pleas by public health experts who fear the result could be another surge i...

Snowy weather leads to multiple accidents

Winter weather advisory for La Plata County in effect until 8 p.m. today

U.S. tightens definition of service animals allowed on planes

No more turtles, cats, pigs – or peacocks

Winter storm causes chaotic commute for some drivers

Chance of snow and rain lasts until Saturday night

Climate change damaging more World Heritage sites, report says

GENEVA – Climate change is increasingly damaging the U.N.’s most cherished heritage sites, a leading conservation agency warned Wednesday, reporting that Australia’s Great Barrier Reef and d...

Hawaii seeks to be seen as a remote workplace with a view

HONOLULU – Software engineer Raymond Berger begins his work day at 5 a.m., before the sun comes up over Hawaii. Rising early is necessary because the company he works for is in Ne...

Pandemic gave locals fleeting taste of a tourist-free Hawaii

HONOLULU – Line-Noue Memea Kruse lives on Oahu’s famed North Shore, where marveling at sea turtles, epic waves and sunsets that paint the sky orange and purple are a must for many tourists i...

Holiday air travel surges despite dire health warnings

Nearly 1.2 million people passed through U.S. airports Sunday, the largest number since the pandemic gripped the country in March, despite pleas from health experts for Americans to stay hom...

Millions stick to Thanksgiving travel plans despite warnings

About 1 million Americans a day packed airports and planes over the weekend even as coronavirus deaths surged across the U.S. and public health experts begged people to stay home and avoid b...