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The best day of the week to buy airplane tickets

New research finds that it's not what most of us expected. Read more

Crews recover body of man swept away in Wisconsin flooding

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Searchers on Tuesday recovered the body of a man who was wrenched away from would-be rescuers during flash flooding that forced evacuations around Wisconsin's capital city and cut power to many homes. Read more

People grab ramen, water as hurricane moves toward Hawaii

HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii residents rushed to grocery stores Tuesday to stock up on bottled water, ramen and toilet paper as they faced the threat of heavy rain, flash flooding and high surf from an erratic hurricane whose path is uncertain. Read more

Search called off in Italy gorge flood that killed 10

MILAN (AP) — Italy's environmental minister on Tuesday urged prosecutors to look at possible criminal responsibility and administrative lapses that may have contributed to the deaths of 10 people swept away by a flash flood as they hiked through a narrow gorge in the southern region of Calabria. Read more

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Reality bites on a trip to find Lincoln's humble log cabin

HODGENVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Years ago, I'd heard that people making the pilgrimage to the tiny log cabin on the farm where Abraham Lincoln was born sometimes burst into tears when they glimpsed it. Read more

How to plan a debt-free vacation

Whether you're planning a trip to a country across the globe or packing the car for a weekend road trip to a local campground, you can have a debt-free vacation with some careful planning. Read more

Small plane crashes on Phoenix street; pilot, passenger dead

PHOENIX (AP) — A homemade plane crashed in a Phoenix intersection Monday, killing the pilot and the sole passenger, authorities said. Read more

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Photos: Romania's Merry Cemetery where people 'laugh at death itself'

The Merry Cemetery in the northwestern village of Sapanta is a collection of more than 1,000 elaborate wooden Orthodox crosses etched with … Read more

Photos: For this Amazon cult, happiness is a cup of ancient psychedelic tea

The Ayahuasca brew is sacred to Ceu do Mapia villagers, who use it in rituals that blend Indian beliefs with Roman Catholicism. Read more

Photos: This museum is one of the coolest. Literally

The biggest attraction at this temporary ice cream museum: A pool filled with 11,000 pounds of confetti-colored sprinkles. Read more

Photos: A bird's-eye view of the Olympic city

These stunning views helped bring the Olympics to Rio.  Read more

Photos: This Moscow museum offers a trip back in time—and defense against disaster

MOSCOW — For Boris Solomatin, a Moscow railway museum guide, steam locomotives are nothing short of time machines. Read more

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Autistic visitors can proceed with lawsuits against Disney

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Visitors with severe autism can move ahead with their lawsuits claiming Disney's U.S. parks didn't do enough to accommodate their need for scheduled routines and no waits on its rides, according to a federal appeals court. Read more

Italian officials say at least 5 dead in flash flood that struck hikers in a gorge in southern Italy

MILAN (AP) — Italian officials say at least 5 dead in flash flood that struck hikers in a gorge in southern Italy. Read more

Pilot suspended over threat to Oklahoma transgender student

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Frontier Airlines says it has suspended a pilot accused of threatening on Facebook to harm a 12-year-old transgender girl for using the girls bathroom at her Oklahoma school. Read more