Lovely Suiattle Valley trails beckon hikers after long road closure

The reopening of the flood-damaged road restores access to 120 miles of hiking routes.

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Is demand-pricing coming to Disney theme parks?

Disneyland and other parks could cost more — $115 a day — on high-demand days in summer on holidays, and less for off-peak days. It’s similar to the way airlines set higher fares for busy periods.

Tired feet? Not Her Majesty, despite 8,000 party guests

LONDON — It was a stirring moment Thursday when the military band struck up "God Save the Queen" and Queen Elizabeth II appeared on the garden steps of Buckingham Palace next to her husband, Prince Philip. She didn't wave. A quiet smile carried the day. Then the 89-year-old monarch walked gingerly down the steps and...

Officers find liquor in small plane that hit tower

Authorities say a pilot reeked of alcohol after his plane struck a communications tower on the ground in Central Florida. The pilot's 10-year-old son also was aboard the twin-engine Cessna as it was preparing to fly to Dayton, Ohio.

Uber, Lyft push back against proposed NYC regulations

NEW YORK (AP) — Representatives of Uber and Lyft warned Thursday that a New York City effort to regulate app-based ride-hailing services will stall innovation and threaten competition. The regulations "will be crushing to our thousands of drivers," Michael Allegretti, New York head of public policy for San Francisco-based Uber, said at a public hearing...

US gambling market saturated, yet casinos keep on coming

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — The casino market in the northeastern United States is saturated, yet that's not stopping some states from approving gambling legislation and companies from building new gambling halls. That's the consensus of participants at a major casino conference in Atlantic City. Eugene Johnson, of Spectrum Gaming Group, says by the end...

Croatian dilemma: Oil in the Adriatic, or tourism

MEDULIN, Croatia (AP) — Peter Fries has been coming to Croatia for years after falling in love with its pristine coastline, fresh seafood, mellow wine and friendly hosts. With Croatia announcing it will allow oil drilling in the Adriatic sea, the 60-year-old German businessman is having second thoughts about his loyalty to this Mediterranean tourist...

Tours on Pearl Harbor’s USS Arizona Memorial suspended after ship hits dock

HONOLULU — Tours on the USS Arizona Memorial have been suspended indefinitely after a vessel struck and damaged the structure's dock, the National Park Service said. Instead, boats were taking visitors to a spot in Pearl Harbor near the memorial where they can view it from a distance, said spokeswoman Abby Wines. "At this point...