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Bikes-on-board Amtrak service hitting the trails

- Associated Press

Bicyclists from major cities between Washington, D.C. and Chicago who want to bike the C&O Canal towpath or Great Allegheny Passage can now take the rails to their preferred trails with Amtrak’s new roll-on bicycle service.

In this photo provided by JetBlue, farmer Katrina Ceguera works at a 24,000 square-foot "farm" outside Terminal 5 at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York. The space is meant to educate travelers more than actually feed them, although eventually JetBlue would like to serve items grown there in terminal restaurants and even make some blue potato Terra Chips that are served on flights. (Jetblue via AP)

JetBlue goes green at JFK

- Associated Press

JetBlue Airways is trying to bring a little bit of country to the city - opening its own “farm” at New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport.

This undated image provided by the Asheville Convention & Visitors Bureau shows fall color along the Blue Ridge Parkway not far from Asheville, N.C., in an area called Graveyard Fields. Asheville offers an interesting mix of urban attractions including restaurants, the River Arts District and historic sites,  but its location also offers easy access to the great outdoors. ( Convention & Visitors Bureau via AP)

New meets old in NC: Asheville from the Biltmore to the honey bar

- Associated Press

Asheville, North Carolina, is an old soul of a city renewed by a hipster vibe. Attractions range from new beer breweries and a honey bar to the 120-year-old Biltmore mansion. You can see artists at work in the River Arts District, then go for a hike in the Blue Ridge Mountains. And while there’s plenty to do year-round, fall is particularly lovely. Foliage usually peaks mid- to late October, but depending on weather, color at lower elevations can last into November.

This July 7, 2015 photo shows signage outside the Carnival Cruise Lines offices, in Miami. Carnival, the world's largest cruise provider, and the U.S. Justice Department on Thursday, July 23, 2015 announced a settlement regarding accessibility access for people with disabilities on 62 ships in the Carnival, Holland America and Princess Cruises brands. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz)

Carnival announces Miami-to-Cuba cruise ports

Associated Press

Carnival’s proposed cruises to Cuba will include two colonial cities outside Havana, Cienfuegos and Santiago de Cuba, in addition to the Cuban capital, the cruise company said Wednesday.

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Tunisian legislator attacked near city hit by hotel massacre

- Associated Press

Unidentified gunmen fired multiple shots at a Tunisian sports magnate and legislator on Thursday near the resort city where an Islamic extremist killed 38 tourists at a luxury hotel last summer.

House committee to consider bill opening parks to paddling

Associated Press

A congressional committee will consider legislation to allow canoes, rafts and other "hand-propelled" vessels to be used on hundreds of miles of rivers and streams in Yellowstone and Grand Teton national parks.

In this photo taken on Sept. 27, 2015, Matthew Wang, 4, cuts out Chinese characters at a children's table at the opening of the "Quilts of Southwest China" at the Michigan State University Museum in East Lansing, Mich. Quilts in this new exhibit come from the collections of the MSU Museum, as well as the Yunnan Nationalities Museum, Guangxi Nationalities Museum, and Guizhou Nationalities Museum. (Robet Killups/Lansing State Journal via AP)

Chinese quilts add color at Michigan State Museum

- Associated Press

The colorful Chinese quilts on display at the Michigan State University Museum have plenty in common with handmade quilts from the United States: techniques of applique and patchwork, uses as bed coverings.

FILE  - In this Nov. 30, 2006, file photo, a young girl watches through the glass as a killer whale passes by while swimming in a display tank at SeaWorld, in San Diego. SeaWorld wants to greatly expand the tanks it uses to hold killer whales in San Diego but animal rights activists are opposed, saying breeding the animals in captivity is cruel no matter the size of the tanks. A state agency is expected to consider Thursday, Oct. 8, 2015, how much regulators should weigh in on the $100 million proposal for the marine-theme park. (AP Photo/Chris Park, File)

California agency to eye bigger whale tanks at SeaWorld

Associated Press

SeaWorld wants to greatly expand the tanks its uses to hold killer whales in San Diego, but animal rights activists fear the plan would pave the way for breeding the animals in captivity - something they say is cruel no matter the size of the tanks.

Hundreds of balloons lift off to mark the official start of the annual Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta during the first mass ascension in Albuquerque, N.M., on Saturday, Oct. 3, 2015. The nine-day event attracts hundreds of balloonists and thousands of spectators from around the world. (AP Photo/Susan Montoya Bryan)

Rain deflates hopes for elite gas balloon race in New Mexico

Associated Press

A spotty forecast deflated all hope Wednesday that a long-distance competition among some of gas ballooning's most elite pilots would get off the ground, marking only the second time in 20 years that weather has canceled the race.

Feds: Travelers to Canada should expect heavy traffic

Associated Press

The office of the U.S. Customs and Border Protection in Pembina is reminding travelers to Canada to carry the proper documentation and expect heavy traffic at the border starting Thursday.

US judge declines to undo government order on green cards

- Associated Press

A federal judge declined to issue an emergency order Wednesday that would allow tens of thousands of highly skilled immigrants to immediately apply to become permanent residents, as the government initially told them they could.