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11 Travel Apps That Take the Stress Out of Vacation Planning

Be your own travel agent with these insightful apps.<p>From weather and flight updates, through hotels and transportation, all the way to dining and entertainment, there's a relevant smartphone app out there to guide you. We've rounded up some of the best travel apps worth your attention.

Jails, prisons still trying to meet federal anti-rape rules

HOUSTON (AP) — Miguel Moll knew the risk of rape when he was thrown into a Texas jail in 1989 after joyriding in a stolen car.<p>Then 17, he was placed in a holding pen in Houston, and an older inmate said of the teenager, "I got this one." The comment sparked the first of many fights Moll had while …

35 Gorgeous Reasons to Escape to Italy

You know you want to go. Now. From the sparkling waters of the coast to ancient ruins, volcanic vistas, and pinch-me-I'm-dreaming monuments like the …

14 Overrated Tourist Attractions Around The World — And Where To Go Instead

English writer G.K. Chesterton said that the traveler sees what he sees, while a tourist only sees what he came to see.<p>And sometimes, those tourist attractions aren't worth seeing at all.<p>Inspired by this Reddit list of overrated tourist destinations, we wanted to round up some of the biggest …

ISIS’s Futile Quest to Go Legit

With its latest propaganda videos and recruitment for a medical school, the group’s attempts to portray a functioning caliphate seem increasingly …

Israel to ask US congress to suspend aid to Palestinians

Move comes as Benjamin Netanyahu's government seeks to step up retribution against Mahmoud Abbas for joining international war crimes tribunal<p><b>Israel</b> is to ask the United States congress to suspend economic aid to the Palestinians in punishment for joining the International Criminal Court (ICC).<p>The …

11 Places Where You Can Vacation Like A Billionaire

They say the rich are different from everyone else, but that’s not completely true. They have hobbies, enjoy vacations, and are passionate about many different things, from conservation to golf to food, just like other people. The difference is that they do it at a much different level, pulling out …

Will crashing oil prices make Russia, Iran and Venezuela more dangerous?

The plummeting price of oil is giving the economies of Russia, Iran and Venezuela a strong smack upside the head.<p>And while the resulting crises before Russian President Vladimir Putin, the ruling clerics in Iran and the successor to Hugo Chavez in Venezuela won't engender much sympathy from many …

New cartel emerges in Mexico as government dismantles larger drug gangs

A new cartel has emerged in the southern part of the state of Mexico – home to the country’s capital – and has caused worry among federal officials already dealing with widespread violence and corruption stemming from drug traffickers.<p>Calling itself La Empresa (or the Company, in English), this new …