Leisure travel

FILE- In this March 10, 2015 file photo, the sun peeks through a gap between clouds and a mountain as Kashmiri fishermen row their boats on their way home after working in Dal Lake in Srinagar, in Indian-controlled Kashmir. Kashmir’s pristine Alpine landscape, ski resorts, lake houseboat stays and uninterrupted acres of apple orchards have long made it a global tourist draw. (AP Photo/Dar Yasin, File)
August 12, 2019 - 10:59 am
NEW DELHI (AP) — Indian authorities have characterized their surprise move to strip Jammu and Kashmir's special constitutional status as freeing the disputed Himalayan territory from the bonds that kept it from realizing its economic potential. But the argument is flawed. The region already...
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A Police officer asks a girl not to sit on the Spanish Steps, in Rome, Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2019. Police started the enforcement of a law designed to protect monuments and landmarks and are forbidding people from sitting on the Spanish steps since they are considered a monument. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)
August 07, 2019 - 12:42 pm
ROME (AP) — Gregory Peck and Audrey Hepburn perched there without a care in the 1953 film "Roman Holiday." But the Spanish Steps in Rome are no longer a place for sitting. Enforcing an ordinance that took effect last month, police officers patrolled the famed stone staircase Wednesday to tell...
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TAKES OUT REFERENCE TO PIONEERING COMPOSER - FILE - In this Tuesday, July 3, 2018, file photo, Rhiannon Giddens performs during rehearsal for the Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular in Boston. Grammy-winning folk singer and musician Giddens and the late Frank Johnson, the leader of a 19th century black brass band, will be the first recipients of the inaugural Legacy of Americana Award, on Sept. 11, 2019, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer, File)
August 07, 2019 - 11:08 am
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Grammy-winning folk singer and musician Rhiannon Giddens and the late Frank Johnson, the leader of a 19th century black brass band, will be the first recipients of the inaugural Legacy of Americana Award. The Americana Music Association announced the new award on Wednesday...
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TAKES OUT REFERENCE TO PIONEERING COMPOSER - FILE - In this Tuesday, July 3, 2018, file photo, Rhiannon Giddens performs during rehearsal for the Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular in Boston. Grammy-winning folk singer and musician Giddens and the late Frank Johnson, the leader of a 19th century black brass band, will be the first recipients of the inaugural Legacy of Americana Award, on Sept. 11, 2019, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer, File)
August 07, 2019 - 9:27 am
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Grammy-winning folk singer and musician Rhiannon Giddens and pioneering composer Francis "Frank" Johnson will be the first recipients of the inaugural Legacy of Americana Award. The Americana Music Association announced the new award Wednesday in partnership with the...
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From left, Parisian Paul and Anne-paula Baptista, together with their sons Louis and Clement Baptista, pose in front of the White House in Washington, Thursday, Aug. 1, 2019. Tourists must now contend with a tall white wooden fence that’s obscuring prime views of the executive mansion. And will be a long time before the White House comes back into focus, thanks to a yearslong, $64 million project launched in July to install a taller fence.(AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
August 04, 2019 - 8:05 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Tourists aiming for postcard-perfect photos of the White House at first couldn't avoid the black metal bicycle racks that were arranged to form an extra security barrier against possible fence-jumpers. The racks were in just about every shot. But visitors now must contend with a...
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Indian tourists load their luggage as they prepare to leave Srinagar, Indian controlled Kashmir, Saturday, Aug. 3, 2019. A government order in Indian-administered Kashmir on Friday asked tourists and Hindu pilgrims visiting a Himalayan cave shrine "to curtail their stay" in the disputed territory, citing security concerns and intensifying tensions following India's announcement it was sending more troops to the region. (AP Photo/ Dar Yasin)
August 03, 2019 - 9:18 pm
SRINAGAR, India (AP) — Thousands of Indian students and visitors were fleeing Indian-controlled Kashmir over the weekend after the government ordered tourists and Hindu pilgrims visiting a Himalayan cave shrine "to curtail their stay" in the disputed territory, citing security concerns. Meanwhile,...
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Indian tourists load their luggage as they prepare to leave Srinagar, Indian controlled Kashmir, Saturday, Aug. 3, 2019. A government order in Indian-administered Kashmir on Friday asked tourists and Hindu pilgrims visiting a Himalayan cave shrine "to curtail their stay" in the disputed territory, citing security concerns and intensifying tensions following India's announcement it was sending more troops to the region. (AP Photo/ Dar Yasin)
August 03, 2019 - 8:45 pm
SRINAGAR, India (AP) — Thousands of Indian students and visitors were fleeing Indian-controlled Kashmir over the weekend after the government ordered tourists and Hindu pilgrims visiting a Himalayan cave shrine "to curtail their stay" in the disputed territory, citing security concerns. Meanwhile,...
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Johnny Robinson, a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame Class of 2019, waves to the crowd during the gold jacket dinner in Canton, Ohio, Friday, Aug. 2, 2019. (Scott Heckel/The Canton Repository via AP)
August 03, 2019 - 8:00 pm
CANTON, Ohio (AP) — The Latest on the Pro Football Hall of Fame induction ceremony Saturday night (all times local): 8 p.m. Safety Johnny Robinson's induction into the Pro Football Hall of Fame makes for a half-dozen members of the great Kansas City Chiefs' defense of the 1960s who have been...
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Gil Brandt, a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame Class of 2019, waves to the crowd during the gold jacket dinner in Canton, Ohio, Friday, Aug. 2, 2019. At right is Dallas Cowboys owner and his presenter, Jerry Jones. (Scott Heckel/The Canton Repository via AP)
August 03, 2019 - 7:41 pm
CANTON, Ohio (AP) — The Latest on the Pro Football Hall of Fame induction ceremony Saturday night (all times local): 7:40 p.m. If anyone is an expert on all things NFL, it's Gil Brandt, who entered the Pro Football Hall of Fame on Saturday night. For six decades, Brandt has been involved in the...
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Tony Gonzalez, a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame Class of 2019, waves to the crowd during the gold jacket dinner in Canton, Ohio, Friday, Aug. 2, 2019. (Scott Heckel/The Canton Repository via AP)
August 03, 2019 - 6:47 pm
CANTON, Ohio (AP) — The Latest on the Pro Football Hall of Fame induction ceremony Saturday night (all times local): 6:45 p.m. Tony Gonzalez believes youngsters should play multiple sports. The most accomplished tight end in NFL history, who was voted into the Hall of Fame in his first year of...
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