Depository of News

www.washingtontimes.com stories: Travel

Australian nun who irked Duterte fights expulsion order

MANILA, Philippines (AP) - An Australian nun who irked the Philippine president for joining political rallies defied an Immigration Bureau order for her to leave the Philippines and appealed to justice officials Friday to allow her to continue her missionary
www.washingtontimes.com stories: Travel

Australian nun who irked Duterte fights expulsion order

MANILA, Philippines (AP) - An Australian nun who irked the Philippine president for joining political rallies defied an Immigration Bureau order for her to leave the Philippines and appealed to justice officials Friday to allow her to continue her missionary work for the poor and victims of injustice. Accompanied by ...

New lanes planned for I-17 in effort to diminish traffic

PHOENIX (AP) - The Arizona Department of Transportation is planning two new «flex» lanes to ease congestion on Interstate 17. The Arizona Republic reports the lanes will carry people north Fridays and Saturdays, and south on Sundays. But construct
www.washingtontimes.com stories: Travel

New lanes planned for I-17 in effort to diminish traffic

PHOENIX (AP) - The Arizona Department of Transportation is planning two new «flex» lanes to ease congestion on Interstate 17. The Arizona Republic reports the lanes will carry people north Fridays and Saturdays, and south on Sundays. But construction won't begin until 2021 and will take about two years to ...

In Gaza, border opening brings relief and anxiety

RAFAH BORDER CROSSING, Gaza Strip (AP) - Just after daybreak, Hamed al-Shaer came down the narrow stairway of his family's home in southern Gaza pulling a black suitcase and said goodbye to his mother. They hugged at the gate and he kissed her hands in a sho
www.washingtontimes.com stories: Travel

In Gaza, border opening brings relief and anxiety

RAFAH BORDER CROSSING, Gaza Strip (AP) - Just after daybreak, Hamed al-Shaer came down the narrow stairway of his family's home in southern Gaza pulling a black suitcase and said goodbye to his mother. They hugged at the gate and he kissed her hands in a show of devotion as ...

Ex-mayor who had legal problems hired as tourism consultant

SARDIS, Miss. (AP) - A former Mississippi mayor who faced legal problems has been hired to promote tourism in another town. The Commercial Appeal reports that the town of Sardis will pay Greg Davis a starting salary of $30,000 a year to work as a consultant.
www.washingtontimes.com stories: Travel

Ex-mayor who had legal problems hired as tourism consultant

SARDIS, Miss. (AP) - A former Mississippi mayor who faced legal problems has been hired to promote tourism in another town. The Commercial Appeal reports that the town of Sardis will pay Greg Davis a starting salary of $30,000 a year to work as a consultant. He will be tourism ...

Kings Island to offer free admission to military members

MASON, Ohio (AP) - An Ohio amusement park is offering free admission to active members of the U.S. military and to veterans during Memorial Day weekend. Kings Island in southwest Ohio says the offer runs from Friday until Monday. Those who qualify for free ad
www.washingtontimes.com stories: Travel

Kings Island to offer free admission to military members

MASON, Ohio (AP) - An Ohio amusement park is offering free admission to active members of the U.S. military and to veterans during Memorial Day weekend. Kings Island in southwest Ohio says the offer runs from Friday until Monday. Those who qualify for free admission tickets include active military, retired ...

The Latest: Kansas water park to open 6 rides, close others

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) - The Latest on developments surrounding a state audit of a Kansas water park where a boy was killed on a waterslide in 2016 (all times local): 10 p.m. A Kansas water park where a boy died on a waterslide in 2016 says it will open for ...
www.washingtontimes.com stories: Travel

The Latest: Kansas water park to open 6 rides, close others

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) - The Latest on developments surrounding a state audit of a Kansas water park where a boy was killed on a waterslide in 2016 (all times local): 10 p.m. A Kansas water park where a boy died on a waterslide in 2016 says it will open for ...

From snipers to moms: World War II exhibit focuses on women

NATICK, Mass. (AP) - The terrors of World War II impacted most of the world's women, both on the home and battlefronts. A new exhibition opening Friday at the International Museum of World War II in Natick, Massachusetts, highlights just that - the important
www.washingtontimes.com stories: Travel

From snipers to moms: World War II exhibit focuses on women

NATICK, Mass. (AP) - The terrors of World War II impacted most of the world's women, both on the home and battlefronts. A new exhibition opening Friday at the International Museum of World War II in Natick, Massachusetts, highlights just that - the important and sometimes unconventional roles women took ...

New Orleans council votes to halt some short-term rentals

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The city council in tourist-friendly New Orleans voted Thursday to halt the proliferation of one type of tourist housing: short-term rentals such as those facilitated by Airbnb and Homeaway. Council member Kristin Palmer's measure affects t
www.washingtontimes.com stories: Travel

New Orleans council votes to halt some short-term rentals

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The city council in tourist-friendly New Orleans voted Thursday to halt the proliferation of one type of tourist housing: short-term rentals such as those facilitated by Airbnb and Homeaway. Council member Kristin Palmer's measure affects those who rent out entire homes for short-term visitors for as ...

The Latest: Helicopters sent to Hawaii as backup in eruption

HONOLULU (AP) - The Latest on the eruption of Kilauea volcano on Hawaii's Big Island (all times local): 12:25 p.m. The U.S. Marine Corps is deploying two large transport helicopters to Hawaii's Big Island in case a volcanic eruption forces large numbers of pe
www.washingtontimes.com stories: Travel

The Latest: Helicopters sent to Hawaii as backup in eruption

HONOLULU (AP) - The Latest on the eruption of Kilauea volcano on Hawaii's Big Island (all times local): 12:25 p.m. The U.S. Marine Corps is deploying two large transport helicopters to Hawaii's Big Island in case a volcanic eruption forces large numbers of people to evacuate. Hawaii officials have said ...

The Latest: Ash from Hawaii volcano settles in small towns

HONOLULU (AP) - The Latest on the eruption of Kilauea volcano on Hawaii's Big Island (all times local): 10:30 a.m. Ash has continued to spew out from the summit of a Hawaii volcano amid intermittent explosions. Scientists said Thursday that ash emissions fro
www.washingtontimes.com stories: Travel

The Latest: Ash from Hawaii volcano settles in small towns

HONOLULU (AP) - The Latest on the eruption of Kilauea volcano on Hawaii's Big Island (all times local): 10:30 a.m. Ash has continued to spew out from the summit of a Hawaii volcano amid intermittent explosions. Scientists said Thursday that ash emissions from Kilauea volcano on Hawaii's Big Island reached ...

The Latest: Colorado mountain roads open for holiday weekend

DENVER (AP) - The Latest on the opening of Colorado mountain roads for the summer (all times local): 1:05 p.m. Some of Colorado's highest elevation roads are open in time for Memorial Day weekend. Independence Pass to Aspen and Trail Ridge Road through Rocky
www.washingtontimes.com stories: Travel

The Latest: Colorado mountain roads open for holiday weekend

DENVER (AP) - The Latest on the opening of Colorado mountain roads for the summer (all times local): 1:05 p.m. Some of Colorado's highest elevation roads are open in time for Memorial Day weekend. Independence Pass to Aspen and Trail Ridge Road through Rocky Mountain National Park opened for the ...

Democratic Republic of Congo battling Ebola threat as international travelers take precautions

The threat of Ebola spreading further across the Democratic Republic of Congo is keeping health officials on a «knife-edge» as they monitor the situation — but in a country of almost 79 million people and more than half the size of Europe, l
www.washingtontimes.com stories: Travel

Democratic Republic of Congo battling Ebola threat as international travelers take precautions

The threat of Ebola spreading further across the Democratic Republic of Congo is keeping health officials on a «knife-edge» as they monitor the situation — but in a country of almost 79 million people and more than half the size of Europe, life must go on. The country sits on ...

FAA makes more changes to departure routes from Sky Harbor

PHOENIX (AP) - The Federal Aviation Administration is making more changes to Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport departure routes under an agreement to provide aircraft noise relief to residents of historic neighborhoods. The FAA says changes implemente
www.washingtontimes.com stories: Travel

FAA makes more changes to departure routes from Sky Harbor

PHOENIX (AP) - The Federal Aviation Administration is making more changes to Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport departure routes under an agreement to provide aircraft noise relief to residents of historic neighborhoods. The FAA says changes implemented Thursday complete the first step of a two-step plan to approximate westerly departure ...

Plaque shows landmark status for civil rights leaders' home

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - The National Park Service has unveiled a bronze plaque showing that the Mississippi home of civil rights leaders Medgar and Myrlie Evers is a national historic landmark. The Interior Department approved the landmark designation 2016 and
www.washingtontimes.com stories: Travel

Plaque shows landmark status for civil rights leaders' home

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - The National Park Service has unveiled a bronze plaque showing that the Mississippi home of civil rights leaders Medgar and Myrlie Evers is a national historic landmark. The Interior Department approved the landmark designation 2016 and announced it the next year. As the Mississippi NAACP's first ...

North Dakota Commerce Department lays off 13 workers

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) - The North Dakota agency that promotes business development and tourism has laid off 13 workers as part of a reorganization. North Dakota Commerce Commissioner Jay Schuler announced the cuts Thursday, which take effect immediately. Schule
www.washingtontimes.com stories: Travel

North Dakota Commerce Department lays off 13 workers

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) - The North Dakota agency that promotes business development and tourism has laid off 13 workers as part of a reorganization. North Dakota Commerce Commissioner Jay Schuler announced the cuts Thursday, which take effect immediately. Schuler tells The Associated Press the cuts included duplicative jobs that were ...

Plan aims to protect largest grizzly population in lower 48

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) - U.S. wildlife officials have released a recovery plan for an estimated 1,000 grizzly bears in Montana - the largest grizzly population in the lower 48 - as they lay the groundwork to potentially lift protections for the animals. The hab
www.washingtontimes.com stories: Travel

Plan aims to protect largest grizzly population in lower 48

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) - U.S. wildlife officials have released a recovery plan for an estimated 1,000 grizzly bears in Montana - the largest grizzly population in the lower 48 - as they lay the groundwork to potentially lift protections for the animals. The habitat plan released Thursday includes limits on ...

Kansas water park: Rides won't open until issues resolved

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) - The operator of a Kansas water park where a boy was killed on a giant waterslide in 2016 says the park won't open for the season until safety issues raised in a recent state audit are resolved, though it believes the audit stemmed from a "
www.washingtontimes.com stories: Travel

Kansas water park: Rides won't open until issues resolved

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) - The operator of a Kansas water park where a boy was killed on a giant waterslide in 2016 says the park won't open for the season until safety issues raised in a recent state audit are resolved, though it believes the audit stemmed from a "malicious ...

Delta says it will launch flights to India next year

ATLANTA (AP) - Delta Air Lines says it will resume nonstop flights next year between the United States and Mumbai, India. The airline is crediting recent U.S. agreements with Qatar and the United Arab Emirates over alleged subsidies to three big Persian Gulf
www.washingtontimes.com stories: Travel

Delta says it will launch flights to India next year

ATLANTA (AP) - Delta Air Lines says it will resume nonstop flights next year between the United States and Mumbai, India. The airline is crediting recent U.S. agreements with Qatar and the United Arab Emirates over alleged subsidies to three big Persian Gulf carriers that also fly to India. Delta ...

Rockwell work at center of controversy gets $8M at auction

PITTSFIELD, Mass. (AP) - One of the two Norman Rockwell paintings at the center of a Massachusetts museum's contentious decision to sell 40 works of art has been sold at auction for more than $8 million. «Blacksmith's Boy - Heel and Toe,» also kno
www.washingtontimes.com stories: Travel

Rockwell work at center of controversy gets $8M at auction

PITTSFIELD, Mass. (AP) - One of the two Norman Rockwell paintings at the center of a Massachusetts museum's contentious decision to sell 40 works of art has been sold at auction for more than $8 million. «Blacksmith's Boy - Heel and Toe,» also known as «Shaftsbury Blacksmith Shop,» was sold ...

Maui's Kapalua Bay Beach tops Dr. Beach's best beach list

A crescent-shaped beach on the Hawaiian island of Maui got the top slot Thursday on the list of best beaches issued annually by a Florida professor known as Dr. Beach. Kapalua Bay Beach topped the list released by Stephen Leatherman, a coastal science profess
www.washingtontimes.com stories: Travel

Maui's Kapalua Bay Beach tops Dr. Beach's best beach list

A crescent-shaped beach on the Hawaiian island of Maui got the top slot Thursday on the list of best beaches issued annually by a Florida professor known as Dr. Beach. Kapalua Bay Beach topped the list released by Stephen Leatherman, a coastal science professor at Florida International University in Miami. ...

Actual Facts

Popular Reports

Contacts | Privacy Policy | Terms of Use
Twitter Facebook Google +