Leisure Travel

Venice to charge day-trippers for access to city center

Dec 31, 2018

The mayor of Venice says the local government has authorization to charge day-trippers for access to the city's historic center to defray maintenance and security costs

Storm whips up blizzards, dumps snow in Dakotas, Minnesota

Dec 28, 2018

Post-holiday travelers were finding driving difficult as a winter storm dumped heavy snow and whipped up gusty winds across parts of the Dakotas and Minnesota on Thursday

At new Museum of Black Civilizations, a call to come home

Dec 26, 2018

At new Museum of Black Civilizations, a call for African works _ and diaspora _ to come home

An icon of Christmas cheer went dark, some parks close

Dec 25, 2018

The national Christmas tree, a symbol of season's cheer, became an icon of paralyzed government

North Korea ordered to pay parents, estate of student $500M

Dec 25, 2018

Citing 'barbaric treatment,' judge orders North Korea to pay dead student's parents $500M

Renaissance master: Tintoretto's 500th spans 2 continents

Dec 23, 2018

Venice celebrates the 500th anniversary of the birth of native son Tintoretto, with a mega-exhibition that travels soon to Washington, D.C.

After delays, Egypt's new mega-museum set to open in 2020

Dec 23, 2018

On the Giza Plateau outside Cairo, thousands of Egyptians are laboring in the shadow of the pyramids to erect a monument worthy of the pharaohs

Partial government shutdown likely to extend past Christmas

Dec 23, 2018

Federal government expected to remain partially shut down past Christmas as standoff deepens between Trump and Democrats

Open and closed: shutdown's varied impact on parks, tourists

Dec 22, 2018

Tourists trekking to parks and historic sites across the U.S. are seeing a mix of impacts from the federal government's second shutdown in less than a year

Painting stolen in WWII is heading from US to Ukraine

Dec 22, 2018

A painting that was stolen in World War II and found in a Connecticut home is being returned to an art museum in Ukraine

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