• Forecasters: Pacific hurricane season depends on El Nino

    HONOLULU (AP) — Forecasters say the central Pacific region around Hawaii can expect a normal or slightly above-average hurricane season, depending largely on the presence of El Nino conditions.

  • Technology elevates new theme park experiences in Orlando

    ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — For more than a moment, you feel the way “Avatar” hero Jake Sully felt plunging down the side of a floating mountain and coming just close enough to a giant wave to feel the mist on your face — all while on the back of a flying banshee that then swoons and soars high above the land of Pandora.

  • Airlines do limit what you can photograph, video on flights

    DALLAS (AP) — Without the shocking video, it’s unlikely that the world would have learned or cared about the violent manhandling of a 69-year-old man on a plane last month.

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  • AP Exclusive: Health agency spends more on travel than AIDS

    LONDON (AP) — Dr. Margaret Chan, director-general of the World Health Organization, traveled to Guinea earlier this month to join the country’s president in celebrating the world’s first Ebola vaccine.

  • ‘Migrant Mother’ photographer’s images of oppressed resonate

    OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Dorothea Lange was driving by a pea pickers’ camp on the California coast when she stumbled across a weary mother and her many children huddled in a lean-to.

  • AP Exclusive: Strapped UN health agency spends big on travel

    LONDON (AP) — The World Health Organization routinely spends about $200 million a year on travel — far more than what it doles out to fight some of the biggest problems in public health including AIDS, tuberculosis or malaria, according to internal documents obtained by The Associated Press.

  • New Mexico river benefiting from heavy snowmelt

    PILAR, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico kayakers, rafters and farmers are taking advantage of heavy snowmelt feeding the Rio Grande.

  • Hawaii-bound passengers noticed unruly man before take-off

    HONOLULU (AP) — After landing in Honolulu on a flight from Los Angeles, passengers described a midair disruption involving an unruly man whose attempts to get to the front of the jetliner prompted flight attendants and passengers to subdue him. and fighter jets to escort the plane.

  • Design sketches for Route 66 neon signs rescued, preserved

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — They were just a bunch of old business records belonging to New Mexico’s oldest and largest sign-making shop, the last of the manufacturers from neon’s midcentury heyday.

  • Business, leisure travelers ponder flying without laptops

    NEW YORK (AP) — International air travelers might soon rediscover magazines, paperbacks and playing cards.