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Mariah Carey christens new Disney cruise ship

NEW YORK — Grammy Award-winning singer Mariah Carey late Thursday christened the second new Disney cruise ship to debut in a year, the Disney Fantasy, in a star-studded ceremony at the Manhattan Cruise Terminal. Standing alongside Disney CEO Bob Iger, Disney Parks and Resorts chairman Tom Staggs and a sailor-suited Mickey Mouse in the 2,500-passenger […]

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10 great places to explore America with Larry the Cable Guy

PHOTOS: Uniquely American adventures Henry Doorly Zoo  Omaha  Larry grew up in Pawnee City, Neb., and lives part of the year in Lincoln, so he’s eager to tout his home state’s zoo, which he calls the “most amazing in the country” with its desert and cat habitats. “Omaha’s always considered flyover country, and you wouldn’t […]

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Police: Pa. man drove through fence, onto runway

By PATRICK WALTERS The Associated Press Post a Comment E-mail Print Larger Type Small Type PHILADELPHIA — A man faces DUI and reckless endangerment charges and will undergo psychiatric tests after he sped his sport-utility vehicle through a fence Thursday and drove up and down two runways at Philadelphia International Airport, police said. Chief Inspector […]

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Fliers’ alert: United, Continental merger comes Saturday

By Eric Risberg, AP A United Airlines Boeing 747 jet at San Francisco International.

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36 Hours in Austin, Tex.

Friday 3 p.m. 1. BIG AND BRIGHT Grab an over-the-top snack at one of the city’s many food trucks or trailers. At Gourdough’s on South First Street (1503 South First; gourdoughs.com), try the Mother Clucker: fried chicken strips set atop a giant glazed doughnut and squirted with honey butter ($5.50). Then stop at Roadhouse Relics […]

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Score An Excellent Cruise Deal With These 4 Tips

High-end cruises. Luxury lines frequently compete to offer the best prices, Murphy says. Some lines have eliminated the costs of alcohol and other amenities and added airfare credits and extra excursions to appeal to consumers.  Be flexible. The cruise industry is all about supply and demand, and lines are desperate to fill empty cabins nearing the cruise’s […]

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100th season ahead for DC’s cherry blossom trees

By JESSICA GRESKO The Associated Press Post a Comment E-mail Print Larger Type Small Type WASHINGTON — Washington is getting ready to celebrate 100 years of its famous cherry blossom trees, and the trees’ head tender said Thursday that peak flowering season is expected at the end of March. National Park Service chief horticulturalist Rob […]

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Deal watch: Tahiti cruises on sale

Always wanted to cruise the South Pacific? Here’s your chance: South Pacific specialist Paul Gauguin Cruises has launched a two-week sale on select voyages in the region. Paul Gauguin says eight summer departures of its seven-night Tahiti the Society Islands itinerary are being marked down by $800 to $2,500 per person from previously advertised prices, […]

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Base jumpers leap off luxury hotel towers

High-rise hotels proved a popular place to “hang out” on Leap Day yesterday. That’s because energy drink maker Red Bull assembled members of its aerial sports team to leap off tall buildings around the country. Among them: The Conrad Miami Espirito tower in downtown Miami that contains one of Hilton’s luxury Conrad hotels. TWITTER:  Follow […]

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American Airlines to add premium coach seats

– Updated: 11:53 a.m. ET American Airlines is joining the list of carriers that will offer premium seating in coach. The carrier announced this morning that it will add a “Main Cabin Extra” seating section that will offer customers 4 to 6 inches of extra legroom as well as priority boarding privileges. ALSO ONLINE:  ‘Extreme’ […]

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