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Ludo’s Paris

TravelWhere the Locals Go<p>Thirteen years ago, <b>Ludo Yken</b> moved to Paris to complete his studies and found that he never wanted to leave. In addition to feasting on the City of Love’s impressive spread of cultural attractions and green spaces, the media-industry professional found another reason to …

Experiencing Tomorrowland Today

Grizzled theme park veterans like us <i>never</i> go to Tomorrowland at Disney's Magic Kingdom.<p>Instead, we turn left after beelining it down Main Street USA, straight to Frontierland, avoiding the throngs of guests who instinctively turn right toward the spires of the Astro Orbiter and the iconic Space …

Walt Disney Company

The 3 Greatest American Road Trips to Take in Summer

<i>by Mark Ellwood and Gaia Filicori for Condé Nast Traveler</i><p>With gas prices more than a full dollar lower than this time last year -- the lowest they've been since 2009 -- there's no better time to take a classic American road trip. Here are our six favorite road trip itineraries, including where to …

4 Wearable Travel Gadgets That'll Seriously Change Your Trip

<i>Photo: From left to right, Courtesy of Apple; Courtesy of Bragi; Courtesy of Narrative; Courtesy of Netatmo</i><p>1. Apple Watch<p>Apple's first smartwatch lets you pay for coffee, get directions, hail a taxi, and more. Best practice: Use it to put boarding passes on your wrist via Passbook or as your room …

9 U.S. Cities That Make the WORST First Impressions

<i>by David Jefferys, Condé Nast Traveler</i><p>In our last Readers' Choice Awards survey, Condé Nast Traveler asked our readers if, after visiting a city for the first time, they were planning a return trip. We plotted the responses to develop the first-ever "Return-Visit Ranking," and found the cities that …

Travel

World's largest hotel coming to Mecca | CNN Travel

CNN

14 Charged With Transporting Drugs Through Secure Area at Oakland Airport

Fourteen people, including three baggage handlers, were arrested in an alleged three-year conspiracy to transport marijuana throughout the country by skirting airport security in Oakland, California, officials said Monday.<p>The baggage handlers, carrying luggage containing marijuana, would enter the …

Japan security council approves bid to build Australian submarines

Japan will enter the race to build Australia’s next submarine fleet, taking advantage of Shinzo Abe’s recent easing of postwar arms export bans<p>Japan is to exploit the easing of its postwar ban on arms exports by entering the race to jointly develop and build a new generation of submarines for the …

UN Security Council

Columbia Student Emma Sulkowicz Brings Rape Protest Mattress to Graduation

A Columbia University student who carried a mattress around the campus all year to raise awareness of sexual assault graduated Tuesday — with her mattress in tow.<p>Emma Sulkowicz, who says she was raped on her first day of her sophomore year, brought the mattress with her as she walked across the …

Bakery that refused to bake cake with gay slogan loses N. Ireland case

<b>(CNN) —</b> Everyone loves Bert and Ernie, right? So what could be controversial about going to a bakery and ordering up a Bert and Ernie cake?<p>Well, plenty, if the cake is supposed to bear -- in addition to the depictions of the two "Sesame Street" characters -- the inscription "Support Gay …

Woman jailed for Google executive's overdose death

<b>A woman has been sentenced to six years in prison after pleading guilty to giving a Google executive a fatal overdose of heroin in California.</b><p>Alix Tichelman pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter and drugs charges, which resulted in the 2013 death of Forrest Timothy Hayes.<p>Tichelman did not seek …

Crime

Officials: Puerto Rico gov seeks to close schools, agencies

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rico's governor is seeking to close 95 schools and consolidate 20 public agencies as part of a proposed budget …

Caribbean

Outrage in Portugal over police beating of man in front of his children

Video footage of a Portuguese policeman beating a middle-aged football fan in front of his two young sons has caused a national scandal in the country.<p>Jose Magalhaes took his sons and his 66-year-old father to watch their team, Benfica, play an away fixture against Vitória de Guimarães. The 0-0 …

Algerian forces kill '21 ISIL-linked fighters'

Algerian troops have ambushed and killed at least 21 fighters allied to the Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL) as they held a meeting east of the capital in one of country's largest military operations in recent years, the defence ministry and security sources have said.<p>An official said the …

Filipinos challenge stigma amid rising HIV cases

<b>Manila, Philippines</b> - Seven years ago, Marky Manlangit was diagnosed with Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) that causes gradual destruction of the body's immune system.<p>With "zero knowledge" about his disease and no counselling available at that time in the capital, Manila, he had nowhere to go for …

Norwegian Cruise Line ship refloated after running aground on Bermuda reef

Firm says all 2,675 passengers and more than 1,000 crew on board are safe after ship ran aground before being floated off reef at high tide<p>A Norwegian Cruise Line ship has run aground on a reef after leaving Bermuda. No one was injured and the vessel was later floated off at high tide, the company …

Pentagon Blew $36M on Unwanted Afghanistan Outpost: Report

The Pentagon wasted $36 million by building a command facility in Afghanistan after the troop surge there ended — against the advice of generals on the ground who said it wasn't needed, a military watchdog said Wednesday in a blistering report.<p>The Special Inspector General for Afghanistan …

Exclusive: China warns U.S. surveillance plane

<b>Above the South China Sea (CNN) —</b> The Chinese navy issued warnings eight times as a U.S. surveillance plane on Wednesday swooped over islands that Beijing is using to extend its zone of influence.<p>The series of man-made islands and the massive Chinese military build-up on them have alarmed the …

Military

AT&T will reportedly begin to limit two-year agreements on June 1st

Todd Kravos<p>About a month ago, we reported that AT&T, the second largest mobile service provider in the U.S., was planning to move away from two-year contracts towards the end of May 2015. Under the codename “Project Alice”, new and current customers would only be able to sign up for the carrier …

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Is This the Most Loved Airline in the U.S.?

According to a March 2015 report from the U.S. Department of Transportation, American flyers really, really like Southwest (or at least, they've got next to nothing to complain about).<p>The popular low-cost airline had the fewest complaints for March 2015 overall, at just 0.46 complaints filed with …

Norwegian cruise ship headed to Boston after running aground near Bermuda

<b>(CNN) —</b> A Norwegian Cruise Line ship is back where it should be -- sailing to Boston.<p>A day after running aground in Bermuda, the Norwegian Dawn left the Atlantic island and headed to Massachusetts for an on-time arrival Friday, the cruise line said on Twitter.<p>Earlier Wednesday, Norwegian Cruise …

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Disney World bans selfie sticks on rides | CNN Travel

Disney World

White 'Halo' Xbox One bundle coming to the US

It's no secret that people love white gadgets. And in case you missed out on the Xbox One <i>Sunset Overdrive</i> bundle from last year, now's your chance to get one. Microsoft just revealed a kit that's loaded with a white version of the console, <i>Halo: The Master Chief Collection,</i> 500GB of storage and a …