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Fallen firefighters honored at national ceremony

EMMITSBURG, Md. (AP) — More than 100 names of firefighters who were killed in the line of duty have been added to the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial in Maryland.<p>Among the 107 firefighters honored were 19 Arizona firefighters killed in a 2013 canyon fire and 10 first responders killed in a …

Fire Fighting

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Kate Upton on Her Workout Regime, Her Beauty Secrets, and Her Farm-Influenced Style Essentials

With her supermodel status at an all time high and fresh off her first movie role opposite Cameron Diaz and Leslie Mann in The Other Woman, Kate …

Proof Princesses Are Just As Awkward About Clowns As We Are

If you put two princesses, one prince and the 8th in the line to the Monegasque throne in one picture, you usually get a frame-worthy shot.<p>But not during the International Circus Festival in Monaco, an annual event that drops the principality's favorite family right in the middle of a bunch of …

Québec City Tourism Website | All the Best Things to Do

So Europe. So close.<p>Old Québec, a UNESCO World Heritage treasure, is walkable and safe. Stroll the only fortified city north of Mexico and its …

Quebec

A Literary Tour of Madrid

Even if you’re not the most observant tourist, it’s hard not to take notice of all of the literary history that abounds in Madrid. A quick stroll …

Barcelona

Headed to Sundance? 5 Park City Hotspots

Right on the heels of the Golden Globes, Hollywood’s A-list is about to head east (slightly) to the snow-covered and historic Park City, to make the …

Sundance

When to Use a Travel Agent

<i>**RCB** / Flickr</i><p>It's an assumption you've heard before: Travel agents are a dying breed. Many people presume that the rise of do-it-yourself booking engines like Travelocity.com and Expedia.com all but wiped out travel agencies -- Yahoo recently declared a career as a travel agent a "dead-end job." …

The Ski Instructors One Swiss Town Uses to Lure Chinese Visitors

Davos has attracted Bill Clinton, Angelina Jolie and Bill Gates. Now the Swiss Alpine village is deploying a 27-year-old Chinese ski instructor to …

British Virgin Islands Chart Briefing

• <b>Author:</b> Grant Headifen & Kevin LaFond<p>Fast Check Out Chart Briefing for the British Virgin Islands. Same valuable vacation time at the charter base by not having to do an onsite chart briefing. Accepted by most of the BVI Charter Companies.<p>Added instructions on how to take the test at …

Your Shot: Machu Picchu

Located high in the Peruvian Andes, Machu Picchu was hidden from the outside world for hundreds of years. Explore the well-preserved Inca ruins in this gallery of photos submitted by National Geographic.

South America

Selfies at night: Canadian photographer immerses himself in the wilderness - in pictures

Paul Zizka takes photos of himself in the wilderness of Canada. He began photographing night scenes but by adding himself into the shot he created a relationship between the central figure in the image and the nature around him. Paul uses the HDR technique to achieve these results

Prince William Races Home From Cambridge To Be By Kate's Side on Her Birthday

As sources had told the Royalist, Prince William raced home from Cambridge University last night, to be with his wife Kate Middleton, for a quiet …

Kate Middleton and Prince William Are Searching For a Nanny for Prince George

Kate Middleton and Prince William are no doubt drafting a Craigslist ad this morning (“Do you have experience taking care of extremely powerful infants, and are you able to stay calm in the presence of hair crafted by angels?”), as their current nanny, 71-year-old Jessie Webb, has reportedly given …

14 Destinations For Your 2014 Travel Bucket List

The new year is rapidly approaching and we're making resolutions and wish lists for the year of travel ahead.<p>If you crossed some adventures off your 2013 travel bucket list, surely you'll need some new additions. Check out these awesome, under-the-radar destinations you should add to your list for …

Apple Reportedly Developing Large Curved Screen iPhones For Late 2014, Better Touchscreen Sensors

Apple is said to be working on two curved display iPhone models for the “second half of next year,” according to a source speaking to Bloomberg, with a likely release planned for the third quarter, as well as better touchscreen sensors that introduce fine pressure sensitivity for later devices to …

Inconsistencies Haunt Official Record Of Kennedy's Death

The first thing T. Jeremy Gunn says when you ask him about President John F. Kennedy's assassination is, "I'm not a conspiracy theorist. I don't have a theory about what happened."<p>But he knows <i>a lot</i> about it from his work for the Assassination Records Review Board, established by Congress in 1992, …

13 Words You Must Learn Before Visiting New York

When traveling, it is of utmost importance to hide the fact that you’re a tourist. If you seem like you’re not from here, you run the risk of being ripped off, shut out, or just totally humiliated by the savvier, sassier locals around you.<p>One of the diciest places to look like a tourist, of course, …

13 Amazing Uses For Baking Soda You Should Know

Baking soda is one of the many household goods that is always lying around, yet we barely get any use out of it. (Cleaning and baking aren't exactly high on our list of priorities these days.) But ever since Emma Stone told French Elle that she exfoliates her skin with the powdery white stuff, …