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Los Angeles for tourists: Hollywood, beaches _ and pot?

May. 21, 2018 9:38 AM EDT

WEST HOLLYWOOD, Calif. (AP) — Recreational marijuana sales became legal in California this year, and the industry is targeting tourists as well as locals, with tours, shops, lodging and ads. "Just seconds from LAX," says an ad for the MedMen chain . Yep, there are chains of marijuana stores here. And there...

'Excited and scared': Hawaii volcano spews huge cloud of ash

May. 18, 2018 1:23 AM EDT

VOLCANO, Hawaii (AP) — A volcano on Hawaii's Big Island erupted anew Thursday with little sound and only modest fury, spewing a steely gray plume of ash about 30,000 feet (9,100 meters) into the sky that began raining down on a nearby town. The explosion at the summit of Kilauea came shortly after 4 a.m....

NTSB report says driver unresponsive before bus crash

May. 1, 2018 6:04 PM EDT

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — The driver of a charter bus carrying members of a Texas high school band was unresponsive before the vehicle crashed on Interstate 10 in south Alabama, injuring dozens, federal investigators said Tuesday. The National Transportation Safety Board released a preliminary report on the...

AP Explains: For Americans, big changes in travel to Cuba

Apr. 18, 2018 10:22 AM EDT

HAVANA (AP) — Raul Castro's time in office has seen dramatic changes in Americans' ability to travel to Cuba, with a dramatic opening under U.S. President Barack Obama, then a partial reduction under President Donald Trump: ___ BEFORE DETENTE Before former President Barack Obama launched detente with Cuba...

AP Explains: For Americans, big changes in travel to Cuba

Apr. 17, 2018 12:08 AM EDT

HAVANA (AP) — Raul Castro's time in office has seen dramatic changes in Americans' ability to travel to Cuba, with a dramatic opening under U.S. President Barack Obama, then a partial reduction under President Donald Trump: ___ BEFORE DETENTE Before former President Barack Obama launched detente with Cuba...

AP Explains: For Americans, big changes in travel to Cuba

Apr. 16, 2018 2:15 PM EDT

HAVANA (AP) — Raul Castro's time in office has seen dramatic changes in Americans' ability to travel to Cuba, with a dramatic opening under U.S. President Barack Obama, then a partial reduction under President Donald Trump. BEFORE DETENTE Before former President Barack Obama launched detente with Cuba in...

Andy Steves: Travel guidebook and tours for a new generation

Apr. 11, 2018 12:42 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Andy Steves grew up traveling with his dad, Rick Steves, the well-known guidebook writer, tour operator and PBS show host. But Andy Steves is now offering his own brand of travel advice and recommendations for a new generation. A second edition of his book, "Andy Steves' Europe:...

Micronesia: Scenic island-hopping and a lesson in letting go

Mar. 27, 2018 10:49 AM EDT

POHNPEI STATE, Micronesia (AP) — I'm panicked and soaked as smiling locals fish me out of the bay on the island of Pohnpei in Micronesia. "Trip of a lifetime," I sarcastically thought as we made our way back to land with an upside-down kayak, our cameras and cellphone ruined. How did I end up drenched,...