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  1. Trumps plot big hotel expansion, but political problems loom

    03.24 / 07:50 washingtontimes.com WashingtonTimes-Travel
    NEW YORK (AP) - The Trump family is launching a new hotel chain in a bold expansion of a company that critics say is already too big and opaque for an enterprise whose owner sits in the Oval Office. The chain, called Scion, will feature the first Trump-run hotels not…
  2. All Aboard! Maryland women ride rails to NCAA regional

    03.24 / 07:50 washingtontimes.com WashingtonTimes-Travel
    ABOARD AMTRAK REGIONAL 174 (AP) - Brenda Frese always wants to give her team new experiences. So Maryland's coach decided to have the Terrapins take the train instead of a bus to Connecticut on Thursday for the NCAA Tournament regional. "So many of them had never ridden the train before…
  3. A round-trip flight just for the view _ the Southern Lights

    03.24 / 06:46 washingtontimes.com WashingtonTimes-Travel
    WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) - They took an eight-hour flight just to look out the airplane's window, but it was an extraordinary view. The charter plane that left Dunedin, New Zealand, late Thursday flew close to the Antarctic Circle to give the eager passengers an up-close look at the Aurora…
  4. 3-time Oscar-winning cinematographer being honored

    03.24 / 05:41 washingtontimes.com WashingtonTimes-Travel
    ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) - A three-time Oscar-winning cinematographer is being honored by the George Eastman Museum in Rochester, New York, for his work with such Hollywood icons as Francis Ford Coppola and Warren Beatty. Vittorio Stararo will be presented with the George Eastman Award during a ceremony Saturday night at…
  5. Hawaii committees pass new versions of vacation rental bills

    03.24 / 03:38 washingtontimes.com WashingtonTimes-Travel
    HONOLULU (AP) - Hawaii legislative committees have passed new versions of bills addressing vacation rentals. Lawmakers have been keen to devise ways to make sure vacation rental operators are paying transient accommodation taxes just like hotels. This has been a struggle in part because many rentals, particularly on Oahu, are…
  6. Student stranded for 5 days near Grand Canyon grew desperate

    03.24 / 01:25 washingtontimes.com WashingtonTimes-Travel
    FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) - A Texas college student stranded for five days near the Grand Canyon says she was making farewell videos for her family as she grew desperate for help. Arizona authorities say 24-year-old Amber VanHecke was well-equipped and did everything right after getting lost in a remote area…
  7. Hawaii judge who blocked travel ban target of threats

    03.24 / 01:25 washingtontimes.com WashingtonTimes-Travel
    HONOLULU (AP) - The FBI says authorities are aware that the federal judge in Hawaii who ruled against President Donald Trump's travel ban has received threatening messages. FBI spokeswoman Michele Ernst said Thursday the agency is aware of reports of threatening messages against U.S. District Judge Derrick Watson and is…
  8. Pilots' union says AA is leaving standby passengers behind

    03.24 / 00:16 washingtontimes.com WashingtonTimes-Travel
    DALLAS (AP) - The head of the pilots' union said Thursday that American Airlines is leaving thousands of standby passengers at the gate to make sure that flights depart on time. Nearly 20,000 passengers were denied boarding in February even though there were empty seats, Dan Carey, president of the…
  9. White artist's Emmett Till painting under fire at NY museum

    03.24 / 00:16 washingtontimes.com WashingtonTimes-Travel
    NEW YORK (AP) - An abstract painting of lynching victim Emmett Till on display at the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York was the subject of a weeklong protest by a black artist who decried the canvas as "an injustice to the black community" because it was painted…
  10. Erdogan urges US, Britain to drop 'exaggerated' laptop ban

    03.23 / 20:51 washingtontimes.com WashingtonTimes-Travel
    ANKARA, Turkey (AP) - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan called on the United States and Britain on Thursday to drop what he said were "exaggerated" new aviation restrictions imposed on flights from some airports, including Istanbul. In a live television interview, Erdogan said the two countries were right to "dwell…
  11. Travelers sigh as latest attack puts London on terror list

    03.23 / 19:42 washingtontimes.com WashingtonTimes-Travel
    NEW YORK (AP) - Turkey. France. Belgium. Now London. As yet another destination is hit by terror, travelers are sighing with dismay and thinking carefully about personal safety, even while saying the latest attack won't keep them home. "I don't want to be afraid, but I also have this extra…
  12. Meridian arts museum names 18 members to hall of fame

    03.23 / 19:42 washingtontimes.com WashingtonTimes-Travel
    JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - Elvis Presley, William Faulkner and B.B. King are among the first 18 members of a hall of fame at a Meridian museum that will honor the arts and entertainment in Mississippi. The $50 million Mississippi Arts and Entertainment Experience, projected to open early next year, will…
  13. State Department tells embassies to ramp up visa screening

    03.23 / 19:42 washingtontimes.com WashingtonTimes-Travel
    WASHINGTON (AP) - The State Department has ordered American embassies and consulates around the world to draw up criteria for certain "population sets" that should get extra scrutiny before getting U.S. travel visas. The guidance was sent to help U.S. officials fulfill President Donald Trump's now suspended immigration executive order…
  14. The Latest: Governor: Stricter DUI limit needs some changes

    03.23 / 19:42 washingtontimes.com WashingtonTimes-Travel
    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - The Latest on a law giving Utah the strictest DUI threshold in the country (all times local): 12:20 p.m. Utah's governor says that while he's signing legislation giving the state the strictest DUI threshold in the country, he will call lawmakers into a special session…
  15. Cell tower in Arizona canyon approved amid local opposition

    03.23 / 19:42 washingtontimes.com WashingtonTimes-Travel
    FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) - A scenic Arizona canyon will soon have much-needed cell phone coverage thanks to a newly approved tower. The Arizona Daily Sun reports (http://bit.ly/2nN5en2) that Coconino County supervisors voted Tuesday night for the tower in Oak Creek Canyon despite fierce opposition from residents. The tower will be…