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  1. Laurence Fishburne to co-host Memorial Day concert in DC

    04.27 / 17:57 washingtontimes.com WashingtonTimes-Travel
    WASHINGTON (AP) - Actors Laurence Fishburne and Joe Mantegna will co-host this year's Memorial Day concert in Washington. The 28th annual concert from the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol will be broadcast nationwide on PBS. The company that produces the concert announced the lineup on Thursday. Performers include classical…
  2. Posh public bathroom pops up in NYC with fresh flowers, art

    04.27 / 17:57 washingtontimes.com WashingtonTimes-Travel
    NEW YORK (AP) - In a park amid New York City skyscrapers, a gem has emerged: a posh public bathroom that cost nearly $300,000. It has freshly delivered flowers, imported tiles, classical music and artwork. The free-of-charge facility was inspired by visits to the city's priciest hotels. It's open to…
  3. Marijuana social clubs could become reality in Nevada

    04.27 / 16:50 washingtontimes.com WashingtonTimes-Travel
    LAS VEGAS (AP) - A bill allowing local governments to issue permits for marijuana social clubs has passed in the Nevada Senate. The bill passed 12-9 Tuesday and next will be reviewed by the Assembly, the Las Vegas Review-Journal reported (http://bit.ly/2plDbsV ). The bill was mainly drafted for the tourism…
  4. Cardiff hotels already full for Champions League final

    04.27 / 15:41 washingtontimes.com WashingtonTimes-Travel
    LONDON (AP) - Supporters wanting to stay in the city hosting this season's Champions League final are in for a shock. Hotels in Cardiff are expected to be completely full for the night of June 3, even though the semifinals haven't even been played yet. The only likely space available…
  5. Hattiesburg's tourism industry sees gains over previous year

    04.27 / 14:31 washingtontimes.com WashingtonTimes-Travel
    HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) - City officials say tourism spending is up in Hattiesburg. The Hattiesburg American reports (http://hatne.ws/2pCBGcH ) that annual audits from the Hattiesburg Convention and Tourism Commissions were recently shared with the city council. They show that in fiscal year 2016, visitors spent $274 million in the local…
  6. Oahu residents push for ban on tour buses along north shore

    04.27 / 14:31 washingtontimes.com WashingtonTimes-Travel
    HONOLULU (AP) - Residents along Oahu's north shore are calling for a ban on commercial tour buses, citing increased traffic from buses that drop off large crowds of tourists at public parks and beaches. Hawaii News Now reports (http://bit.ly/2p6XyvA) the North Shore Neighborhood Board passed a resolution Tuesday asking Honolulu…
  7. Auction of Soviet art triggers probe; art market on guard

    04.27 / 14:31 washingtontimes.com WashingtonTimes-Travel
    MOSCOW (AP) - The sale of nine Soviet-era masterpieces that fetched $3 million at a London auction in 2014 is causing uproar in Moscow's art community, where it was largely perceived as a theft of the family jewels. The sale of the paintings, one of which now has a place…
  8. Surprise! Johnny Depp appears as Jack Sparrow on Disney ride

    04.27 / 13:24 washingtontimes.com WashingtonTimes-Travel
    ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) - Some visitors to the Pirates of the Caribbean ride at California's Disneyland got a surprise: Captain Jack Sparrow himself. Johnny Depp donned the getup of his swashbuckling alter ego and interacted with riders on Wednesday. Videos taken by park goers and shared on social media show…
  9. Chicken eatery owner pleads guilty to tax, immigration fraud

    04.27 / 13:24 washingtontimes.com WashingtonTimes-Travel
    BOSTON (AP) - A New York man who had ownership stakes in several fried chicken restaurants in the Boston area has pleaded guilty to tax and insurance fraud as well as visa and immigration fraud in an effort to remain in the United States unlawfully. Federal prosecutors say 57-year-old Hazrat…
  10. Trump 'absolutely' considered breaking up 9th Circuit Court

    04.27 / 12:23 washingtontimes.com WashingtonTimes-Travel
    WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump, still chafing over rulings blocking his travel ban early this year, says he's considered breaking up the West Coast-based 9th Circuit Court of Appeals. Asked during a White House interview by the Washington Examiner if he'd thought about proposals to break up the court,…
  11. Lincoln Log Cabin Historic Site seeking volunteers

    04.27 / 11:15 washingtontimes.com WashingtonTimes-Travel
    LERNA, Ill. (AP) - Illinois officials are seeking volunteers for an Abraham Lincoln historic site. The Illinois Historic Preservation Agency is offering volunteer training session on May 6 and May 7 for the Lincoln Log Cabin State Historic Site in Lerna. Officials say volunteering opportunities include serving as tour guides,…
  12. NYC, Metropolitan Museum weigh mandatory admission fees

    04.27 / 11:15 washingtontimes.com WashingtonTimes-Travel
    NEW YORK (AP) - The Metropolitan Museum of New York and the city government are weighing charging admission for the first time in the museum's nearly 125-year history. The New York Times reports (http://nyti.ms/2p6QAqb ) that Mayor Bill de Blasio endorsed the idea of having the Met charge admission for…
  13. Monument review includes oceans, tribal lands and Sequoias

    04.27 / 09:06 washingtontimes.com WashingtonTimes-Travel
    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - President Donald Trump's call to review 24 national monuments established by three former presidents puts in limbo protections on large swaths of land home to ancient cliff dwellings, towering Sequoias, deep, canyons and oceans habitats where seals, whales and sea turtles roam. Trump and other…
  14. Audio of Trump travel ban hearing to be broadcast live

    04.27 / 09:06 washingtontimes.com WashingtonTimes-Travel
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - People across the country will get to listen in real time to arguments over President Donald Trump's revised travel ban before a federal appeals court. The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said Wednesday that C-SPAN will get to carry live audio of the May 8…
  15. French tourist recovers in New Zealand after shark attack

    04.27 / 08:08 washingtontimes.com WashingtonTimes-Travel
    WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) - A French tourist is recovering in a New Zealand hospital after she was bitten on the leg by a shark while bodyboarding. Catlins Surf School owner Nick Smart says the woman was playing in the surf with her boyfriend and another French couple on a…
  16. United raising limit on payments to bumped flyers to $10,000

    04.27 / 06:04 washingtontimes.com WashingtonTimes-Travel
    DALLAS (AP) - United Airlines says it will raise the limit - to $10,000 - on payments to customers who give up seats on oversold flights. It's also increasing training for employees as it deals with fallout from the video of a passenger being violently dragged from his seat. United…
  17. Questions as Mississippi seeks to tax online lodging rentals

    04.27 / 00:27 washingtontimes.com WashingtonTimes-Travel
    CLINTON, Miss. (AP) - Mississippi's tax collector wants to make sure people renting rooms or vacation properties online pay sales and lodging taxes. Some people, though, told Revenue Department officials at a Wednesday hearing that the department was overstepping its legal power, as well as not correctly following procedures for…
  18. Report: No impact from Theodore Roosevelt replacement tower

    04.26 / 23:18 washingtontimes.com WashingtonTimes-Travel
    MEDORA, N.D. (AP) - The National Park Service says a proposed replacement communications tower poses no significant impact in the North Unit of Theodore Roosevelt National Park. The park service said Wednesday it has issued a final environmental assessment for the proposed replacement tower. The current tower provides communications that…
  19. North Carolina DMV to produce optional identification cards

    04.26 / 22:06 washingtontimes.com WashingtonTimes-Travel
    RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - The state of North Carolina is about to begin production of its first optional licenses or identification cards. NCDMV announced Wednesday that it will begin on May 1 with production of the state's first REAL ID, which meets the security requirements of the federal REAL ID…
  20. Order sets up legal showdown with vast lands at stake

    04.26 / 20:53 washingtontimes.com WashingtonTimes-Travel
    President Donald Trump's order for the government to review national monuments created by three of his predecessors sets up a potential legal showdown over whether one chief executive has the power to undo another's decisions. At stake are federal lands revered for their natural beauty and historical significance. The review…