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In Southern Appalachia, Searching for the ‘Big Bang’ of Country Music

Aug 19, 2019 • 5:00 AM ET Travel The New York Times  

More than 90 years ago, recordings in a hat warehouse in Bristol, Tenn., unleashed a quintessentially American musical …

Notre Dame cleanup resumes with anti-contamination measures

Aug 19, 2019 • 4:16 AM ET Travel The Washington Times  

PARIS (AP) - Specialists shoring up fire-damaged Notre Dame Cathedral were returning to the Paris site on Monday for the first time in nearly a …

Florida's iconic palm trees threatened by invasive disease

Aug 19, 2019 • 1:12 AM ET Travel The Washington Times  

DAVIE, Fla. (AP) - Florida's iconic palm trees are under attack from a fatal disease that turns them to dried crisps in months, with no chance for …

Paul Simon joins environmentalists at Hawaii forest preserve

Aug 19, 2019 • 12:03 AM ET Travel The Washington Times  

AUWAHI, Hawaii (AP) - Musician Paul Simon has joined environmentalists attempting to reinvigorate a Hawaii woodland by planting a tree during a …

Southwest reveals plans to offer interisland Hawaii flights

Aug 18, 2019 • 4:04 PM ET Travel The Washington Times  

HILO, Hawaii (AP) - Southwest Airlines has announced plans to offer new flights across the Hawaiian Islands. The Hawaii Tribune-Herald reported that …

Hundreds of stranded tourists returned to safety: Denali National Park road reopens

Aug 18, 2019 • 3:27 PM ET Travel USA TODAY  

The tourists became stranded due to a mudslide Friday, which damaged the only road in the park.              …

Fewer grizzly bears were euthanized at Yellowstone this year

Aug 18, 2019 • 2:02 PM ET Travel The Washington Times  

POWELL, Wyo. (AP) - Wildlife officials say fewer grizzly bears have been euthanized this year in Yellowstone National Park compared to previous …

Goodnight, Hard Rock: Las Vegas hotel and casino will close 8 months for renovation

Aug 18, 2019 • 1:03 PM ET Travel USA TODAY  

Heads up, Las Vegas travelers: Hard Rock Hotel & Casino will shut down for eight months of renovations in 2020. It'll reopen as a Virgin Hotel. …

Wildlife now roam where US once forged its deadliest weapons

Aug 18, 2019 • 12:32 PM ET Travel The Washington Times  

DENVER (AP) - From a tiny Pacific island to a leafy Indiana forest, a handful of sites where the United States manufactured and tested some of the …

Experts: Burning Man playa dust not serious health concern

Aug 18, 2019 • 11:22 AM ET Travel The Washington Times  

RENO, Nev. (AP) - Breakfast, lunch and dinner at Burning Man is served with a side of playa dust that covers cars and clothing and finds its way into …

1st phase of makeover to The Breakers landscape is completed

Aug 18, 2019 • 10:52 AM ET Travel The Washington Times  

NEWPORT, R.I. (AP) - The grounds and gardens at The Breakers mansion in Newport are getting a makeover. Officials say the first phase of a …

Amusement park in Ohio to debut new steel roller coaster

Aug 18, 2019 • 10:31 AM ET Travel The Washington Times  

MASON, Ohio (AP) - A new steel roller coaster is set to debut at one of Ohio's largest amusement parks next year. "Orion" will open at Kings Island …

Rescue workers try to free 2 trapped cavers in Poland

Aug 18, 2019 • 10:06 AM ET Travel The Washington Times  

WARSAW, Poland (AP) - Polish media are reporting that more than two dozen rescue experts are trying to free two spelunkers trapped by rising water in …

Feminist icon Steinem blasts Israel PM over travel ban

Aug 18, 2019 • 9:00 AM ET Travel The Washington Times  

JERUSALEM (AP) - Feminist icon Gloria Steinem has called Israel's prime minister a "bully" and says she won't visit as long as he remains the …

'Miracle house' in Ohio draws pilgrims amid sainthood push

Aug 18, 2019 • 8:37 AM ET Travel The Washington Times  

CANTON, Ohio (AP) - Late in the summer of 1939, crowds of strangers started showing up at Rhoda Wise's house next to a city dump in Ohio after she …

Sick of the heat? Here's where you can find a cool family vacation in summer

Aug 18, 2019 • 7:30 AM ET Travel USA TODAY  

It's the middle of summer, and you're probably indoors right now, a refugee from the unbearable heat. Maybe you're imagining a cool …

Wildfire forces 2,000 to evacuate in Spain's Canary Islands

Aug 18, 2019 • 5:39 AM ET Travel The Washington Times  

MADRID (AP) - Authorities on Spain's Canary Islands say around 2,000 people have been evacuated due to a wildfire that has ravaged more than 500 …

Maui Island clear of tree-killing Hawaii fungal disease

Aug 17, 2019 • 5:47 PM ET Travel The Washington Times  

WAILUKU, Hawaii (AP) - A fungal disease local to Hawaii has not been rediscovered after being found on Maui for the first time earlier this year, …

Steel mill sorry for spill that killed fish, closed beaches

Aug 17, 2019 • 1:46 PM ET Travel The Washington Times  

PORTAGE, Ind. (AP) - A steel company apologized for a spill of cyanide and ammonia that led to a fish kill and prompted the closure of beaches along …

Aggressive bears close portion of Grand Teton National Park

Aug 17, 2019 • 1:19 PM ET Travel The Washington Times  

MOOSE, Wyo. (AP) - Part of Grand Teton National Park is temporarily closed due to aggressive bears. Park officials say visitors fed bears Tuesday on …