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Kokoda, a Fijian cerviche traditionally served in a coconut shell

Fiji food: Tummy travel times in South Pacific

Bugs for dinner? That’s what I ordered at the Sundowner Bar & Grill during a recent stay at Outrigger on the Lagoon in Fiji. Turned out this was a very un-Fiji thing to eat as it actually referred to baby South Sea lobsters, boiled and buried in an array of South Asian spices – and very popular in Australia.

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FILE - This May 7, 2014 file picture shows an exterior view of the Kunstmuseum in Bern, Switzerland. The Swiss museum says Monday, Nov. 24, 2014, that it will accept trove of priceless art bequeathed to it by German collector Cornelius Gurlitt. (AP Photo/Keystone, Gian Ehrenzeller, File)

Swiss museum will accept Gurlitt art trove

- Associated Press

A Swiss museum agreed on Monday to accept a priceless collection of long-hidden art bequeathed to it by German collector Cornelius Gurlitt, but said it will work with German officials to ensure any pieces looted by the Nazis from Jewish owners are returned.

Norwegian Cruise, Port of NOLA reach 4-year deal

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Port of New Orleans president and CEO Gary LaGrange says Norwegian Cruise Line will keep at least one cruise ship sailing from New Orleans for the next four to seven years.

Ohio museum to temporarily close gallery

Associated Press

Construction on a new building at the Air Force museum in southwest Ohio will force temporary closure of the museum's Missile and Space Gallery.

3 months after Napa quake, recovery rolling

Associated Press

Three months after the largest quake to hit Northern California in a quarter century, state and federal authorities have paid out the first $12.1 million in recovery aid for damage centered in and around the wine city of Napa.

MSU art museum exhibition explores student debt

Associated Press

The Eli and Edythe Broad (BROHD) Art Museum at Michigan State University is teaming up with an Istanbul-based art organization on an exhibit that explores student debt in higher education.

Thanksgiving travel up to highest level since 2007

Associated Press

More than 2 million New Englanders plan to travel this Thanksgiving - up 4 percent from last year - and they'll be greeted at the pump by the lowest Thanksgiving holiday gas prices since 2007.

FILE- In this Nov. 12, 2009, file photo, Juan Martinez of Portland, Ore. carries a 7-foot Noble Fir Christmas tree to be shipped to Mexico from Cory Miller's farm in Eagle Creek, Ore. (AP Photo/The Oregonian, Brent Wojahn, File) MAGS OUT; TV OUT; LOCAL TELEVISION OUT; LOCAL INTERNET OUT; THE MERCURY OUT; WILLAMETTE WEEK OUT; PAMPLIN MEDIA GROUP OUT

Christmas tree permit sales start soon

- Associated Press

Sales of Christmas-tree permits for the Willamette National Forest go on sale the day after Thanksgiving at ranger district offices as well as selected retail stores.

Spaceport executive director Christine Anderson gives her report to members of a legislative finance oversight committee at the New Mexico State capitol on Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014. Richard Holdridge, left, chairman of theBoard of Directors, Spaceport Authority appeared with Anderson. (AP Photo/The New Mexican, Clyde Mueller)

New Mexico spaceport sets sights on new customers

- Associated Press

The scramble to get everything ready for the launch of the world's first commercial flights from Spaceport America came to a screeching halt nearly a month ago when Virgin Galactic's spaceship broke up over the California desert during a test flight.