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Where to go in Europe: A cheat sheet to top destinations

Whether you want to do a multi-country trip or stick to a fan favorite like France, read on and start planning your getaway. Read more

What is lava haze? A look at Hawaii's latest volcanic hazard

PAHOA, Hawaii (AP) — Lava from Hawaii's Kilauea volcano is pouring into the sea and setting off a chemical reaction that creates giant clouds of acid and fine glass. Read more

Thousands of Vegas casino workers to vote on citywide strike

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Tens of thousands of casino workers in Las Vegas whose contracts expire next week were preparing to vote on whether to authorize a strike, a move that could leave more than 30 properties without unionized housekeepers, bartenders, servers and other key employees. Read more

Drilling rig topples near Phoenix airport, worker is trapped

PHOENIX (AP) — Cranes, back hoes and other heavy equipment are being set up to move a drilling rig that toppled on its side near Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, trapping a construction worker. Read more

Bridge has got to go: Lafayette moves forward with demolishing buckled bridge

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The earliest a buckled bridge in the Town of Lafayette could be demolished is the third week of Jun… Read more

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Judge: Teen must repay $37M for starting Oregon wildfire

HOOD RIVER, Ore. (AP) — A teenager who started a major wildfire in the scenic Columbia River Gorge in Oregon has been ordered to pay restitution for at least the next decade, though it's unlikely the boy will ever cover his nearly $37 million bill. Read more

Don't get taken for a ride this summer at the theme park

The best way to save money at theme parks this summer is simple. Don't go. Read more

'Miles to go before I sleep': Robert Frost museum reopens

SHAFTSBURY, Vt. (AP) — On a warm June morning in 1922, Robert Frost sat down at his dining room table in southern Vermont and wrote "Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening," one of his most famous poems. Read more

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Photos: Romania's Merry Cemetery where people 'laugh at death itself'

The Merry Cemetery in the northwestern village of Sapanta is a collection of more than 1,000 elaborate wooden Orthodox crosses etched with … Read more

Photos: For this Amazon cult, happiness is a cup of ancient psychedelic tea

The Ayahuasca brew is sacred to Ceu do Mapia villagers, who use it in rituals that blend Indian beliefs with Roman Catholicism. Read more

Photos: This museum is one of the coolest. Literally

The biggest attraction at this temporary ice cream museum: A pool filled with 11,000 pounds of confetti-colored sprinkles. Read more

Photos: A bird's-eye view of the Olympic city

These stunning views helped bring the Olympics to Rio.  Read more

Photos: This Moscow museum offers a trip back in time—and defense against disaster

MOSCOW — For Boris Solomatin, a Moscow railway museum guide, steam locomotives are nothing short of time machines. Read more

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Rapid City campus spends $1.5M on archery facilities

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — An outdoors campus in Rapid City is undergoing a $1.5 million expansion project to offer more archery opportunities for visitors. Read more

Flood warnings in place for Washington DC-area rivers

WASHINGTON (AP) — Officials say flood warnings are in place for several rivers and streams in the Washington, D.C.-area, and rain is in the forecast through midweek. Read more

Paramount costume exhibit in Ohio satisfies 'new nostalgia'

LANCASTER, Ohio (AP) — Costumes play a leading role as movies transport viewers to other times, open doors to foreign cultures, and imagine wars in distant galaxies. Read more

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