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After Italian prisoners gave her a boisterous goodbye, Amanda Knox made her way home to America on Tuesday, holing up with family on the upper deck of a jetliner to Seattle as she enjoyed her first full day of freedom since her murder conviction was reversed.
Just nine weeks ago, Manchester United and FC Barcelona met before a worldwide audience of more than 300 million in the UEFA Champions League final — a clash of soccer titans played out on the grandest of stages.
Increasing amounts of ash from Iceland's Grimsvotn volcano have prompted questions about what European air traffic regulators learned from last year's Eyjafjallajokull eruption, which stranded 10 million travelers when authorities closed airspace for more than eight days.
Cold weather and the threat of rain did nothing to deter thousands of people from pouring into Hyde Park Friday to celebrate the marriage of Prince William to Catherine Middleton in true British style.
Governments scrambled by air and sea to pick up their citizens stranded by Libya's bloody unrest on Tuesday, with thousands of Turks crowding into a stadium to await evacuation and Egyptians gathering at the border to escape the chaos.
Cairo airport officials say several Arab nations have organized additional flights to take their nationals and families of diplomats out of Egypt because of the violence and unrest roiling the country.
Terrorists struck again in the heart of Russia, with a suicide bomber blowing himself up Monday in Moscow's busiest airport and turning its international arrivals terminal into a smoky, blood-spattered hall of dismembered bodies, screaming survivors and abandoned suitcases. At least 35 people were killed, including two British travelers.
Hundreds of airline passengers were stranded for up to 10 hours on the tarmac at overworked Kennedy Airport. Ambulances struggled to get patients through unplowed streets. City buses sat abandoned in the snow.
Frustrated travelers in Europe expressed fury Monday at transportation officials' inability to clear snow and ice from planes, runways and high-speed train tracks, failings that have caused holiday travel chaos and fears that many will not get home in time for Christmas.