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Envelopes in Marriott hotels invite tips for maids

- Associated Press

Do you leave a tip in your hotel room for the maid? Marriott is launching a program with Maria Shriver to put envelopes in hotel rooms to encourage tipping.

In this Sept. 5, 2014 photo, a waitress serves a cheese and sausage pizza to participants on a pizza tour at Pizano's in Chicago. Chicago is one of a handful of cities across the country, like Boston, Milwaukee and New York, with companies that offer tours of the local pizza scene. (AP Photo/Caryn Rousseau)

Get a slice of Chicago culture on pizza tour

- Associated Press

In a city famous for its deep-dish pizza tourists wouldn’t know that the locals more often eat a thinner-crust, tavern-style pie topped with homemade Italian sausage and cut into squares, not slices - unless they went on a pizza tour.

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British Museum features 'golden age' of Ming China

- Associated Press

Intricate, inventive and ahead of their time - and that's just the vases. London's British Museum will open a major new exhibition on Thursday exploring the rich art and global influences of China's Ming era in the 15th century.

In this Sept. 3, 2014 photo, military uniforms line the walls of the Sainte Marie Foundation Museum in Ste. Marie, Ill. The items on display were all either donated or loaned to the Foundation for display. Although the museum only occupies one room of the house, the room is filled to the rafters with military uniforms, dating from World War I to the present. (AP Photo/Effingham Daily News, Jackson Adams)

EXCHANGE: Museum displays village's past

- Associated Press

After more than two years of repairs, collection and ceaseless cataloging, Ste. Marie resident Mike Hartrich is proud of the museum in the Sainte Marie Foundation House.

Salt Lake City launches campaign to lure skiers

- Associated Press

Utah officials launched a $1.8 million campaign Tuesday to market Salt Lake City as "Ski City USA" in an effort to lure skiers away from top destination spots like Colorado and earn a bigger chunk of the lucrative winter sports market.

Maria Ramirez, left, puts the shoes on her one-year-old niece Maritza next to the remains of their home that was destroyed by Hurricane Odile in Los Cabos, Mexico,  Monday, Sept. 15, 2014. Hundreds for impoverished houses were destroyed in the Unidad Real squatter's settlement and other equally poor neighborhoods. Hurricane Odile continued to lash the peninsula as it marched northward with strong winds and heavy rains. (AP Photo/Victor R. Caivano)

Mexico airlifts tourists after Hurricane Odile

- Associated Press

The Mexican government began airlifting the first of tens of thousands of stranded tourists out of the hurricane-ravaged resort area of Los Cabos on Tuesday, as residents picked up the pieces of shattered, flooded homes.

Travelers look at departure boards at Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport in Roissy, near Paris, Monday, Sept. 15, 2014. At least half of Air France flights around the world were canceled Monday as pilots kicked off a weeklong strike, angry that the airline is shifting jobs and operations to a low-cost carrier to better keep up with competition. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)

Air France strike amid Europe's low-cost shakeup

- Associated Press

Air France canceled at least half its flights around the world on Monday as pilots began a weeklong strike, highlighting the trouble Europe's flagship airlines face in keeping up with low-cost competitors.

Dubai's Atlantis resort to get $1.4B expansion

Associated Press

Developers said Monday they will build a $1.4 billion expanse of lavish suites and residences next to the famed Atlantis resort on Dubai's man-made palm-shaped island as part of the emirate's drive to build up tourism revenue.

This Sept. 11, 2014 photo shows Hunter College President Jennifer J. Raab at the Roosevelt House Public Policy Institute at Hunter College at 47-49 E. 65th St. in New York. The building was a wedding gift from Sara Delano Roosevelt to her son Franklin Delano Roosevelt and his wife Eleanor in 1908. They lived here for decades. This is where FDR recovered from polio, ran for governor and president, and planned the New Deal. The building is now owned and used by Hunter College for lectures and events, and can be toured on Saturdays by the public. (AP Photo/Beth J. Harpaz)

NYC's Roosevelt House: History and education

- Associated Press

It's not as well-known as other historic sites associated with Franklin Delano Roosevelt and his wife, Eleanor, but a six-story Manhattan town house where the Roosevelts lived for decades is reclaiming its place in history as a living testament to their legacy.

The Roosevelt trail, from Maine to North Dakota

- Associated Press

Ken Burns' new documentary about the Roosevelts - presidents Theodore and Franklin, and Franklin's wife Eleanor - is bound to stir interest in some of the places connected to them. Here's a look at some major Roosevelt sites, including birthplaces, family homes, vacation retreats and national parks and monuments from Maine to North Dakota.

Cassidy Middle School seventh grader Malavika Rajaram, 12, watches an interactive touch screen display in the newly renovated second floor of The Oklahoma City National Memorial and Museum, in Oklahoma City Monday, Sept. 15, 2014. A key piece of evidence, hundreds of oral testimonies and new artifacts were unveiled Monday at the memorial and museum, dedicated to the deadly 1995 bombing. (AP Photo/The Oklahoman, Paul B. Southerland)

Oklahoma City bombing memorial adds new exhibits

- Associated Press

A key piece of evidence, hundreds of oral testimonies and new artifacts were unveiled Monday at the Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum dedicated to the deadly 1995 bombing.

FILE - In this Sept. 8, 2014 file photo, James Allen, Chairman of Hard Rock International details his proposal for the Hard Rock casino which would be placed in Rensselaer during hearings put on by the casino board in Albany, N.Y. (AP Photo/The Albany Times Union, Skip Dickstein)  TROY, SCHENECTADY; SARATOGA SPRINGS; ALBANY OUT

Upstate NY casino applicants maneuver for support

- Associated Press

Developers competing for upstate New York casino licenses are promoting everything from their ability to pull gamblers from neighboring states to novel amenities such as local wines and zip lines as siting decisions near.

In this Monday, Sept. 8, 2014 photo, Yad Vashem's archive director Haim Gertner show's a document to visiting international experts and others who are participating in a workshop devoted to the physical and digital preservation of documents, in Jerusalem. With Holocaust survivors dying in growing numbers and their live testimonies soon to be a thing of the past, Holocaust commemoration efforts are increasingly focusing around preserving the belongings that contain their stories.  (AP Photo/Sebastian Scheiner)

Holocaust experts work to preserve WWII-era items

- Associated Press

With survivors dying in growing numbers and their live testimonies soon to be a thing of the past, Holocaust commemoration efforts are increasingly focused around preserving the belongings that contain their stories.