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Northern Indiana’s 50-year-old Amish Acres to close Jan. 1

Nov. 15, 2019 3:49 PM EST

NAPPANEE, Ind. (AP) — An official says northern Indiana tourist destination Amish Acres will close at the end of the year after 50 years in business. Executive Director Jeff Kitson of the Nappanee Area Chamber of Commerce said Friday he received a letter from founder and CEO Richard Pletcher saying his...

Attacker stabs 8 at popular Jordanian tourist site

Nov. 6, 2019 2:42 PM EST

AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — A young man from a Palestinian refugee camp on Wednesday stabbed eight people, including four foreign tourists and their tour guide, at a popular archaeological site in northern Jordan, security officials said. The suspect's family identified him as Mustafa Abu Tuameh. They said the...

Residents hit by Kilauea eruption relieved at fewer tourists

Oct. 29, 2019 4:13 PM EDT

HILO, Hawaii (AP) — The Big Island neighborhood that was ravaged by the 2018 Kilauea volcano eruption has become a destination for tourists wanting to get a look at the damage caused by one of the largest eruptions in the Hawaii volcano's recent history. But residents of the Leilani Estates neighborhood...

Shark bites 2 British men on Australia's Great Barrier Reef

Oct. 29, 2019 5:49 AM EDT

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — A shark bit off a British tourist's foot and mauled another's leg on Tuesday as the men snorkeled on Australia's Great Barrier Reef, officials said. The men had been on a snorkeling tour in the Whitsunday Islands when they were attacked, tour organizer ZigZag Whitsundays said....

Brazil oil spill leaves local fishermen in the lurch

Oct. 27, 2019 1:17 PM EDT

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Holding his breath for 90 seconds, Arivaldo Sousa dives to depths of up to 65 feet (20 meters) to haul lobsters from the seafloor off Bahia state, one of tens of thousands of fishermen who make a living from the rich waters in one of Brazil's top tourist destinations. Now their...

Unique guitar-shaped hotel opens at Florida Seminole casino

Oct. 25, 2019 10:51 AM EDT

HOLLYWOOD, Fla. (AP) — It looks like a rock 'n' roll guitar that Led Zeppelin's Jimmy Page would have played. But this one is 450 feet (137 meters) tall and is a light-beam hotel that the Seminole Tribe wants to become South Florida's latest tourist destination. The Guitar Hotel had its grand opening...

Cape Cod officials to release report on dealing with sharks

Oct. 13, 2019 12:50 PM EDT

EASTHAM, Mass. (AP) — Cape Cod officials are expected to release a long-awaited report on ways the tourist destination can deal with a growing population of great white sharks. The Woods Hole Group will present its findings Thursday at Nauset Regional High School in Eastham. Cape Cod National Seashore...

Spanish island of Tenerife suffers massive power outage

Sep. 29, 2019 4:16 PM EDT

MADRID (AP) — A major power outage in Tenerife in Spain's Canary Islands left nearly 1 million people without electricity, authorities said Sunday. The local government said that the outage had affected "the entire island," but that emergency generators were working for basic services such as hospitals....

FPL to install 1,000 electric car charging stations

Sep. 19, 2019 7:43 AM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Florida Power & Light plans to install 1,000 electric-charging stations at 100 locations across the state. The utility's announcement Wednesday says the stations would be located on major roadways, public parks, shopping malls, tourist destinations and at major employers,...