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In this July 26, 2015, file photo, a United Airlines passenger airplane passes over Whittier, Calif., on its way to Los Angeles International Airport. Fliers in certain markets are seeing bargain flights as fare wars make a limited return. (AP Photo/Nick Ut, File)

Heads up! Airfare wars making a comeback

- Associated Press

Don’t expect widespread sales or cheap flights home for Thanksgiving. But a number of cities are seeing ridiculously low prices at off-peak hours - prices the industry has spent the years trying to eliminate.

The Basque Center displays both the United States flag and Basque flag on Monday, Aug. 24, 2015, in Boise, Idaho. Boise's Basque neighborhood offers culture and history all in one block. (AP Photo/Kimberlee Kruesi)

Boise, Idaho: Home to all things Basque

- Associated Press

Idaho is home to one of the biggest concentrations of Basques in the United States, and the best way to learn more about that heritage is by visiting the Basque Block, tucked in the center of the state’s capital city.

Shrimp boats are docked in calm waters in Bayou La Batre, Ala., the town that calls itself Alabama's seafood capital, on Thursday, Aug. 13, 2015. The city suffered severe damage in Hurricane Katrina a decade ago even though the storm made landfall far to the west on the Louisiana-Mississippi line. The storm left dozens of shrimp boats atop docks and marshes in the town of 2,500, and seafood processers were wiped out. About 75 percent of its homes were damaged or destroyed.  (AP Photo/Jay Reeves)

Alabama’s ‘seafood capital’ rebounding from Katrina

- Associated Press

Hurricane Katrina only sideswiped Alabama as it devastated coastal Mississippi and New Orleans a decade ago, but Belinda Clark’s family is still recovering in the town that calls itself the state’s seafood capital.

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Toddler's fatal fall from window inspires safety education

- Associated Press

Jayden Reed lost his life tragically at age 2 when he fell from a third-floor window five years ago, but his favorite aunt is making sure his life will have an everlasting positive impact on others.

Jackson Hole getting more and more crowded

- Associated Press

Sherrie Jern has seen her fair share of busy summers over the 26 years she has run the Wildflower Inn, but she says things have been different this summer.

FILE - In this Aug .22 2015 file photo, French soldiers patrol at Gare du Nord train station in Paris, France. The attack Aug. 21 on the Thalys train from Amsterdam to Paris happened at the height of the summer travel season. France hosts emergency talks in Paris on Saturday, with representatives from other high-speed international rail nations, Belgium, Britain, Germany, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Spain and Switzerland.  (AP Photo/Binta, File)

Europe rethinks train security after Americans thwart attack

- Associated Press

European security and transport chiefs are holding an emergency meeting Saturday in Paris to reconsider train security after American passengers thwarted an Islamic extremist attack on a high-speed trip from Amsterdam to Paris.

WWII re-enactors doing patrols at NY's FDR historic site

Associated Press

Re-enactors portraying the military police unit that guarded President Franklin D. Roosevelt at his Hudson Valley estate are giving the public a glimpse into how FDR was protected while away from the White House.

The quiet man of Boston's art scene

- Associated Press

For more than 200 years, a massive oil painting of the martyred St. Stephen hung over an altar of a London church designed by Christopher Wren, even surviving World War II bombings.

In this Thursday, Aug. 27, 2015 photo, Allison Stahl carries a basket of clothing to her car as firefighters walk past on their way to establish a hose line in Essex, Mont. The area was evacuated Thursday afternoon in the face of the growing Sheep Fire threatening the community at the southern edge of Glacier National Park. (Aaric Bryan/The Daily Inter Lake via AP)

Firefighters move to protect Essex after town emptied

- Associated Press

Firefighters cut down trees and turned on sprinklers Friday after authorities emptied the community of Essex and turned back traffic where a wildfire had spread close to a highway along the southern edge of Glacier National Park.

FILE - In this Aug .22 2015 file photo, French soldiers patrol at Gare du Nord train station in Paris, France. The attack Aug. 21 on the Thalys train from Amsterdam to Paris happened at the height of the summer travel season. France hosts emergency talks in Paris on Saturday, with representatives from other high-speed international rail nations, Belgium, Britain, Germany, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Spain and Switzerland.  (AP Photo/Binta, File)

Attack draws new scrutiny to railways linking open Europe

- Associated Press

Europe's rail system is at the heart of its open borders, a way for passengers to travel on some of the world's fastest and most sophisticated mass transit with no need for passports or even ID.

In this Aug. 7, 2015, photo scientist Oliver Grah measures the velocity of a stream of glacier melt stemming from Sholes Glacier in one of Mount Baker's slopes in Mount Baker, Wash. Glaciers on Mount Baker and other mountains in the North Cascades are thinning and retreating. (AP Photo/Manuel Valdes)

Scientists, tribe study shrinking Washington state glacier

- Associated Press

Mauri Pelto digs his crampons into the steep icy slope on Mount Baker in Washington state and watches as streams of water cascade off the thick mass of bare, bluish ice. Every 20 yards, the water carves vertical channels in the face of the glacier as it rushes downstream.