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Dog en route to Asia escapes, ends up New Jersey swamp

Zach Steinfeld, left, and Francisco Romero, right, bring a male adult collie named Dart back to shore after it was rescued from a swamp Monday, Aug. 2, 2016, following its escape from New Jersey’s Newark International Airport. (Joe Pentangelo via AP) (The Associated Press) NEWARK, N.J. –  A dog is on its way to Asia after police rescued it from ...

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Washington Monument to reopen Friday after latest round of elevator repairs

Visitors line up for tickets which are distributed at on a first-come basis at the Washington Monument in Washington, Monday, May 12, 2014, ahead of a ceremony to celebrate its re-opening. The monument, which sustained damage from an earthquake in August 2011, is reopening to the public today. (AP Photo) (Albuquerque Journal) The Washington Monument will reopen Friday after being ...

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UNESCO announces 4 new World Heritage Sites

In this July 5, 2006 file photo, tourists walk at the ruins of the Nalanda University at Nalanda, India. UNESCO has put four new sites on its World Heritage List, including the archaeological site of Nalanda Mahavihara, or Nalanda University, on Friday, July 15, 2016. (AP/File) UNESCO has put four new sites on its World Heritage List. The new sites, ...

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Independence Day by the numbers

The Fourth of July is one of the biggest holidays in the U.S. Not just because it celebrates the founding of our nation—but Americans go all out on the 4th with major backyard barbecues, road trips to the beach and– of course—ending the night with a big fireworks-fueled bang. Sure, you don’t have to splurge this weekend, but many Fourth ...

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Disneyland Shanghai opening day tickets sell out in hours

Disneyland is opening a Shanghai park this June. (Disneyland Shanghai) Opening day tickets for Disney’s highly anticipated Shanghai theme park have already sold out—within hours. Shanghai  Disneyland won’t be open for another 80 days, but tickets through the park’s official website were all gone for the June 16 opening hours after they went on sale to the public at midnight local ...

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US airline traffic sets all-time record in 2015

Travelers wait in long lines to check in for flights leaving Los Angeles International Airport for the 2015 Thanksgiving holiday. (AP) Airline ticket prices may be on the rise but that hasn’t stopped people from flying. Last year, the airline industry set a new record for passenger traffic shuttling almost a billion people on airlines serving the U.S. on both domestic ...

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Virgin wants to bring back supersonic passenger jets

Faster than the Concorde? (Boom) Will commercial air passengers once again break the sound barrier?  It’s been over 12 years since the last Concorde flight. Since then, there have been no serious attempts to resurrect the idea of supersonic passenger jets. Some airplane manufacturers, including Airbus, have been tinkering with projects, but nothing has piqued the airline industry’s interest. That could soon ...

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