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  • UN agency forced to cut food aid to 229,000 Syrian refugees

    AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — The cash-strapped World Food Program has had to drop one-third of Syrian refugees from its food voucher program in Middle Eastern host countries this year, including 229,000 in Jordan who stopped…

  • Dr. Beach gives extra credit for no smoking beaches in 2016

    MIAMI (AP) — After 25 years of ranking beaches, the professor known as “Dr. Beach” is starting his list of best beaches over from scratch in 2016. And he’ll be giving extra credit to beaches…

  • NYC exhibit highlights transit response to 9/11, superstorm

    NEW YORK (AP) — An upcoming exhibit highlights the critical role of New York City transit workers during natural and man-made disasters, including 9/11 and Superstorm Sandy. “Bringing Back the City: Mass Transit Responds to…

  • TSA agent at Kennedy Airport charged with stealing $7K watch

    NEW YORK (AP) — A Transportation Security Administration screener has been charged with stealing a passenger’s $7,000 diamond watch from a plastic bin at a Kennedy Airport security checkpoint. Authorities say video shows Margo Grant-Louree…

  • Prosecutor: Doctor who’s treated pilots sold prescriptions

    NEW YORK (AP) — Authorities say a doctor who’s treated airline pilots at New York’s Kennedy Airport is accused of selling oxycodone prescriptions. New York City’s special narcotics prosecutor says Dr. Gerald Surya was arrested…

  • 2 papal parades, more passes available after ticket outcry

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — After an outcry over plans to keep most of Pope Francis’ audience at his biggest Philadelphia events several blocks away, organizers Thursday announced the pontiff will parade through downtown twice and said…

  • 6 food tours worth traveling for

    It’s often been said that the fastest way to truly immerse yourself in another country’s culture is through the food — and with increasing number of culinary tours around the world, this statement is truer…

  • As summer ends, airfares drop

    WASHINGTON — Sure, Labor Day weekend traditionally marks the end of summer merriment. But if the travel itch hasn’t been scratched, there is reason to leave the suitcase out. For the first time in a long…

  • Labor Day flying: behind the scenes at a very busy airport

    DALLAS (AP) — More than 14.2 million people are expected to fly over the seven days surrounding the Labor Day holiday, a 3 percent increase from last year, according to Airlines for America, the industry’s…

  • Labor Day flying: behind the scenes at a very busy airport

    DALLAS (AP) — More than 14.2 million people are expected to fly over the seven days surrounding the Labor Day holiday, a 3 percent increase from last year, according to Airlines for America, the industry’s…

  • 6 free things to do in New York City

    It’s hard to turn down spending money on experiences, especially when those memories are priceless. But if you’re fortunate enough to live in or plan to visit a big city during the summer, there are…

  • Teens take on preservation work at national monuments

    AT THE BOTTOM OF FRIJOLES CANYON, N.M. (AP) — With the sun blazing overhead, the crew of Native American youth tries to work quickly. Their hands are covered with dry, cracked mud as they repair…

  • New project at Atlanta museum focuses on LGBT civil rights

    ATLANTA (AP) — Leaders of an Atlanta museum want the space focused on modern and historic civil rights to contribute to a national push to ensure LGBT rights, particularly in southern states. Wednesday marked the…

  • In climate bid, Obama stares down melting Alaska glacier

    SEWARD, Alaska (AP) — President Barack Obama stared down a melting glacier in Alaska on Tuesday in a dramatic use of his presidential pulpit to sound the alarm on climate change. From a distance, Exit…

  • US official in Nevada highlights kids in parks campaign

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — The nation’s top Interior Department official led a delegation of schoolchildren to a scenic national area outside Las Vegas on Wednesday to highlight a federal “Every Kid in a Park” campaign.…