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U.S. travelers flock to Cuba

U.S. travelers flock to Cuba

Tour companies are rushing to meet the increased demand from Americans who want to visit Cuba
Powerful solar storm sparks stunning aurora around the world

Powerful solar storm sparks stunning aurora around the world

Parts of the United States, Europe, Australia and New Zealand spotted stunning displays of light in the night sky in the wee hours of the morning
Wait times for overseas visitor visas to U.S. plummet

Wait times for overseas visitor visas to U.S. plummet

In 2013, the State Department issued 9.2 million visas, a 42% increase since 2010
10 most innovative cities in the United States

10 most innovative cities in the United States

By bringing creative solutions to pressing urban issues, these cities are becoming easier and more interesting to visit
How to get America's most crowded natural wonders to yourself

How to get America's most crowded natural wonders to yourself

Beat the millions: Tips for gaining uncongested access to four natural treasures
6 exclusively New York shopping experiences

6 exclusively New York shopping experiences

Anyone can drop plastic in a department store. With these NYC shopping secrets, you'll find deals and fashion that few know about
Asiana crash victims sue Boeing

Asiana crash victims sue Boeing

More than 80 of the plane's 291 passengers are named as plaintiffs in the lawsuit
American, US Airways ironing out frequent flier programs

American, US Airways ironing out frequent flier programs

This is the first step in an integration process that will last months
Woman caught sneaking into U.S. in suitcase

Woman caught sneaking into U.S. in suitcase

Customs officials discovered the Thai national when they searched a vehicle
JetBlue slows operations in U.S. Northeast

JetBlue slows operations in U.S. Northeast

JetBlue blames severe weather and new pilot rules for delays and cancellations
Destination United States: 50 states, 50 travel spots

Destination United States: 50 states, 50 travel spots

From cowboy culture to the world's best national parks, what to see in every state