PARIS (AP) — The Eiffel Tower closed to the public Friday as workers protested a rise in aggressive pickpockets around the Paris landmark that attracts thousands of visitors daily. The walkout came a day after Paris authorities said crime against tourists in the French capital had dropped this year thanks to reinforced police presence and...
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is giving the go ahead for a new data and email system that allows tower controllers and airplanes sitting on the tarmac to relay requests and instructions for flight plans.
Waimanalo Bay Beach Park was named the top beach on an annual top 10 list of U.S. beaches compiled by a coastal science professor known as Dr. Beach.
Tips on dealing with road, airport and ferry travel in Western Washington.
Two popular state-park beaches, campgrounds are closed just before the busy Memorial Day weekend when crowds usually descend on the area,
The Dallas Safari Club confirms a Texan who bid $350,000 to hunt a black rhinoceros in Africa in what was billed as a conservation fundraiser has killed one of the endangered animals.
An earthworm enthusiast found the rare giant Palouse earthworm, a creature native to the Palouse Prairie that can grow up to a meter long.
With the third summer after Hurricane Sandy nearly here, the Jersey shore is still recovering despite the substantial progress that has been made in the 2½ years since October 2012. The federal government has awarded New Jersey $4.1 billion in Community Development Block Grant funds for disaster recovery; $1.64 billion has been given to homeowners...
READER'S LENS: Seattle Times reader Steven Bishofsky’s photo of a great blue heron flying at the Ballard Locks.
PLYMOUTH, Mass. (AP) — A replica of the Mayflower is back at home in Massachusetts for the busy summer tourist season. The ship has been undergoing renovations at Mystic Seaport in Connecticut since December as part of a multiyear plan. Officials hope to have the ship repaired by 2020 — the 400th anniversary of the...