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Road melts at Yellowstone National Park

Road melts at Yellowstone National Park

Extreme heat created by an active volcano below Yellowstone caused the road surface to bubble with oil
Video: Seaplane almost lands on whale in Alaska

Video: Seaplane almost lands on whale in Alaska

Onlookers shout as a pontoon plane nearly clips a surfacing whale
Brazil claims belated ‘victory’ in World Cup

Brazil claims belated ‘victory’ in World Cup

The Brazilian government says the World Cup was a triumph for the country’s tourism industry
Universal Studios Japan's 'Wizarding World of Harry Potter' now open

Universal Studios Japan's 'Wizarding World of Harry Potter' now open

Built at a cost of $442.2 million, Universal Studios Japan hopes its magical new attraction will bring in the big bucks
Best romantic summer getaways

Best romantic summer getaways

10 good-weather escapes ready-made for love and affection
8 outlaw adventures around the U.S.

8 outlaw adventures around the U.S.

Jesse James' home and Al Capone's grave are two of the top sites for fans of America's former outlaws
And the world's best airline for 2014 is ...

And the world's best airline for 2014 is ...

Emirates airline loses its crown as UK-based airline consultancy Skytrax names a new top commercial carrier
TripAdvisor names 'world's best' amusement parks

TripAdvisor names 'world's best' amusement parks

Attractions featuring marine animals prove winners as Florida's Discovery Cove and Spain's Siam Park take top honors
U.S. hotels are making a killing

U.S. hotels are making a killing

Based on the first five months of the year, hotels in the United States are on track to report their highest level of rooms booked ever
Pamplona bull run 'selfie man' sought by police

Pamplona bull run 'selfie man' sought by police

A man who took a dangerous selfie during the running of the bulls in Pamplona, with the half-ton beasts right behind him, is still on the run -- but this time from the police
Space tourists could blast off from UK by 2018

Space tourists could blast off from UK by 2018

Britain has stolen a march in the space race with plans for the world's first spaceport outside the U.S., hoping to be operational by 2018
Bittersweet sayonara to a Tokyo landmark

Bittersweet sayonara to a Tokyo landmark

Tokyo's Okura Hotel is cramped and dated, but its history, charm and devotion to customer service are worth preserving
Revamped A330 makes debut at Farnborough Airshow

Revamped A330 makes debut at Farnborough Airshow

Airbus's new wide-body planes will compete with Boeing's Dreamliner 787