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Mother seeks info on soldier son dead in Cancun

Annette Bitet wants to know: How did her son Joseph, 30, die in Cancun Jan. 7? He was on vacation with his girlfriend and found seriously injured after an alleged fall in the wee hours, she says. Mexican authorities and hotel personnel are “not telling us what happened,” the Smithtown, N.Y., mom says. “He was […]

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Check In, Check Out: Hotel Review: Element Times Square West, N.Y.

A hotel that markets itself as green joins the scrum near Times Square, with rates from $149 to $400 and up. THE BASICS Midtown Manhattan west of Eighth Avenue has sprouted a crop of new hotels, many designed by the architect Gene Kaufman, who says he specializes in squeezing as many rooms as possible onto […]

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Inaugural Conference on Electric Roads & Vehicles Promises a Bold Approach to …

slideshow Electricity has a unique capability to transform the way we travel, and the market has seen a push for increased development of electric transport technologies in recent years. But the upcoming Conference on Electric Roads Vehicles (CERV) plans to go beyond dated ideas like plugging in cars at night and being limited by batteries’ […]

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Bombarding Charleston: Museum chronicles city’s many sieges

They are one display in a new exhibit at the Charleston Museum in the city historians say has been bombarded more than any place in the Western Hemisphere. As part of the sesquicentennial of the war that started in nearby Charleston Harbor and saw the city bombarded by Union shells for 567 days, the museum […]

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Q&A: Q&A With Yolanda Edwards, Editor and Blogger

Over the last eight years she has continued to take Clara along on her adventures, both for pleasure and for her former job as the travel editor at Cookie magazine. Below are highlights from a conversation about how to see the world with a child in tow. Q. What are the best cities for children? […]

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Hotel chains create joint reservations site

Owned by a joint venture of Hilton Worldwide, Marriott International, Hyatt Hotels, InterContinental Hotels Group, Choice Hotels International and Wyndham Hotel Group, the site searches their inventory of nearly 30,000 hotels. Once customers select a property from the list of results, they are routed to the hotel’s Web site to book the room. “We’re putting […]

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Ship may have had unregistered passengers; 13th body found

Divers, meanwhile, pulled out a woman’s body from the capsized Costa Concordia on Sunday, raising to 13 the number of people dead in the Jan. 13 accident. Civil protection official Francesca Maffini told reporters the victim was wearing a life vest and was found in the rear of a submerged portion of a ship by […]

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Surfacing: In Ankara, Turkey, New Restaurants Enliven the Diplomatic Area

The leafy, winding streets of the upscale Gaziosmanpasa district in the Turkish capital of Ankara have long provided respite from the crowded boulevards of the city center. Home to many of the city’s consulates and embassies, the neighborhood has gone from a staid diplomatic hub to Ankara’s choicest destination for an evening out, thanks to […]

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InsureandGo left me high and dry over holiday theft claim

I bought an annual travel policy with InsureandGo. During the year, I travelled to São Paulo, Brazil, where my possessions were taken from my hotel room. I claimed £2,800 and have fully co-operated with the insurer’s request for information. There were language issues in Brazil. The police wouldn’t help and IG agreed to accept a […]

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Balboa Park 2015: The world’s tallest guitar? A rave in the park? – U

Fill Balboa Park’s House of Hospitality ballroom with creative thinkers and you’ll get some wild and crazy ideas to celebrate the centennial of the park’s Panama-California Exposition in 2015. For example: The world’s biggest electrical guitar with strings stretched from the top of the California Tower, 200 feet up. Young ambassadors sent around the world […]

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