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Mt. Zion, Jerusalem, site of the Last Supper and David's Tomb. Photo by Curtis Ellis

Let your travel senses go Gaga in Israel

Blessed with unsurpassed physical beauty, diverse geography, history, culture, cuisine and warm friendly people, Israel stands alone as a destination.

ADVANCE FOR USE SUNDAY OCT 26 AND THEREAFTER - In this photo taken on Aug. 27, 2014,  Bryan George is surrounded by grapes in his vineyard in Spencer, W.Va. (AP Photo/Charleston Gazette, Kenny Kemp)

Wine trails forming in West Virginia

- Associated Press

It can be pretty challenging to get a room full of adults of all ages and from all walks of life to agree on much of anything. But getting them to agree enthusiastically is the stuff of which dreams are fulfilled.

A visit with endangered silverback mountain gorillas at Volcanoes National Park in Rwanda. Photo by Adrienne Jordan

Gorilla tracking in Rwanda is a life changer

Many people think of mountain gorillas as being untouchable or something that should provoke a fight or flight response if encountered in the wild. They are anything but.

This Oct. 22, 2014 photo shows a mummy at the Walters Museum of Art in Baltimore. The museum collection was amassed by a father and son, and is known for its antiquities among other things. The mummy was determined to contain the body of a 60-year-old woman and is referred to as Mery _ pronounced Mary. (AP Photo/Beth J. Harpaz)

5 free things to do and see in Baltimore

- Associated Press

Baltimore on a budget? Easy as Edgar Allan Poe. His gravesite is one of a number of memorable places that can be visited around this historic city without spending a dime. Here are some details on paying your respects to the famed poet who penned “The Raven,” along with some other fun things to do - including not one but two major museums that offer free admission.

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Los Angeles airport shooting lessons linger

- Associated Press

A year after a man walked into Los Angeles International Airport with an assault rifle and a vendetta against security screeners, efforts are still underway to prepare for such attacks.

Wolf-like animal seen roaming in northern Arizona

- Associated Press

An animal resembling a gray wolf has been spotted roaming the far reaches of northern Arizona, officials said Thursday, and tests are planned to determine exactly what it is.

Haiti hopes to woo back tourists with resorts

- Associated Press

Off this sleepy southern Haitian village, fishermen in weathered wooden boats slowly move across azure waters. Miles of picture-perfect sandy beaches slope gently, fringed by grasses and framed by mountains.

This Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014 photo provided by the U.S. Geological Survey shows an aerial view of the lava flow over Cemetery Road and Apa?a Street near the town of Pahoa on the Big Island of Hawaii. Rain fell Wednesday on a red-hot river of lava as it threatened to consume its first home on its slow advance into a rural Hawaii town. (AP Photo/U.S. Geological Survey)

Guard troops sent to site of Hawaii lava flow

- Associated Press

The Hawaii National Guard is deploying troops to a rural Hawaii town as lava makes a slow crawl toward a major road and threatens to further isolate the community that got its start during the lumber and sugar-plantation heyday.

Graffiti found in 3 more national parks in West

Associated Press

The National Park Service says it has found more graffiti in some of the West's most scenic locations in a case that sparked an uproar on social media last week.

Salt Lake County Mayor Ben McAdams, left, and State of Utah Lt. Governor Spencer Cox turn on the "Lighting Ceremony" celebrating the solar array project of panels built on top of the parking cover outside of the Utah Olympic Oval with creates enough power to take over 500 homes off the power grid Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014, in Kearns.  (AP Photo/The Deseret News, Tom Smart, Deseret News)

Salt Lake City optimistic about future Olympic bid

- Associated Press

Salt Lake City officials don't know exactly when they will get to bid for another Winter Olympics, but the host city of the 2002 games wants the world to know it is ready and willing whenever given a chance.

A bunch of Halloween pumpkins sits in front of the entrance to Discovery Park of America on Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2014 in Union City, Tenn. The museum, which opened last November in rural West Tennessee, has attracted more than 270,000 visitors in its first year. (AP Photo/Adrian Sainz).

Rural Tennessee museum a success in first year

- Associated Press

When Discovery Park of America opened on a cornfield in rural Tennessee, its founders expected the museum described as a "mini-Smithsonian" to draw about 150,000 visitors in its first year.

This Sept. 23, 2014 photo shows wildflowers and grasses dancing in the breeze at the Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve near Strong City, Kan, one of just a few places in the country where you can still see the vanishing landscape of tallgrass prairie. Tallgrass prairie once covered 140 million acres of North America, including much of the Midwest. But only 4 percent of that ecosystem remains, wiped out by 150 years of human settlement, cattle-grazing and farming. (AP Photo/Beth J. Harpaz)

Kansas prairie park preserves vanishing tallgrass

- Associated Press

Stand here in a field of tall, windblown grass and wildflowers, and twirl around like a child. It's like being inside a prairie snow globe: You're surrounded by a sea of green, brown and yellow grass, with a blue-sky dome above.

In this photo taken Tuesday, May 27, 2014, passengers check in at the American Airlines counter at Miami International Airport in Miami. American Airlines reports quarterly financial results on Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz)

American, US Airways merging mile programs in '15

- Associated Press

American Airlines and US Airways will combine their frequent flier programs early next year and, for now, still base free flights on how many miles customers fly.

A visitor read about cosmetic magnate Helena Rubinstein during a press preview of the exhibition "Helena Rubinstein: Beauty is Power," Tuesday Oct. 28, 2014 at the Jewish Museum in New York.  Also known as Madame, Rubinstein, who died in 1965,  collected African, Oceanic and Latin American art along with commissioned paintings of herself and drawings by Picasso. The exhibition opens Oct. 31 and runs through March 22 next year.   (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)

Museum tells Helena Rubinstein's story in art

- Associated Press

Judgmental, autocratic and wholly self-made after fleeing pre-war Poland and the prospect of arranged marriage as a teen, Helena Rubinstein built a cosmetics empire on the notion that beauty is power.