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Last Updated Sep 17, 2016 10:06AM

Munich • Heavy rain and stricter security did little to dampen the spirits of beer lovers at the start of this year’s Oktoberfest, which opened Saturday in the Bavarian city of Munich. Mayor Dieter Reiter tapped the first keg at …

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  • The Pisces V submersible descends to the Cook seamount, an underwater volcano off the coast of Hawaii’s Big Island, on Sept. 7, 2016. Conservation International and the University of Hawaii are exploring seamounts off Hawaii to assess the biodiversity and geological composition of the deep-sea mountains. (Luis Lamar/Conservation International via AP) Deep-sea volcano a hotspot for mysterious life
    Geologist Seamounts, Hawaii • The turquoise waters became darker and darker, and squiggly glow-in-dark marine creatures began to glide past in the ink...
    Updated Sep 16 2016 07:30 am   |     |   Share
  • In this Saturday, Aug. 13, 2016 photo, James Cawley sits in the captains chair while talking about his replica of the starship Enterprise from the original ’Star Trek’ series during the Trekonderoga festival in Ticonderoga, N.Y. Sets mimicking those of the 1960s TV series “Star Trek” have become a tourist attraction in upstate New York. (AP Photo/Hans Pennink) Fan-made ‘Star Trek’ sets become tourist attraction in N.Y.
    Ticonderoga, N.Y. • On its many voyages through space, the Starship Enterprise has endured bridge-shaking blasts from enemy ships and infiltration by ...
    Updated Aug 29 2016 08:58 am   |     |   Share
  • In this Aug. 12, 2016 photo, posters advertising an upcoming Rat Pack tribute show is shown at the Tuscany Suites and Casino in Las Vegas. Although Frank Sinatra’s presence in Sin City has faded, fans can still locate pieces of his Las Vegas legacy with a little homework and a desire to look beyond popular, contemporary tourist attractions. (AP Photo/Russell Contreras) The memory of all that: Can you still find Sinatra in Vegas?
    Popular Frank Sinatra tunes in Las Vegas hotel lobbies have been replaced by the likes of Sia and Rihanna. The final tower of the famed Riviera Hotel ...
    Updated Aug 23 2016 03:25 pm   |     |   Share
  • FILE - In this Nov. 25, 1996, file photo, the Main Street Electrical Parade moves down Main Street in Disneyland, in Anaheim, Calif., during its last night of performances. Disney says the parade will return to Disneyland for a limited run after it ends its run at Walt Disney World in Florida on October 9th. (AP Photo/Frank Wiese, File) Walt Disney World pulling plug on famed Electrical Parade
    Lake Buena Vista, Fla. • Disney Parks says the famed Main Street Electrical Parade will end its run at Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom park in Octob...
    Updated Aug 11 2016 07:57 am   |     |   Share


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  • In this Sunday, July 17, 2016 photo, Scottish tourist Callum Strong kayaks along the Panjshir River in Panjshir province, north of capital Kabul, Afghanistan. Excited children and bemused police lined the banks of the fast-flowing river on a recent sunny morning to watch a group of Europeans in brightly colored kayaks navigate the white water as a drone-mounted camera followed their progress like a manic mosquito. (AP Photo/Massoud Hossaini) Afghanistan’s extreme geography attracts extreme sports
    Panjshir, Afghanistan • On a recent sunny morning in northern Afghanistan, excited children and bemused policemen lined the banks of a fast-flowing ri...
    Updated Aug 02 2016 11:46 am   |     |   Share