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More Evacuated as Spain Deploys Military Against Wildfire

MADRID (AP) — Soldiers are being deployed in southeastern Spain to join the battle against a major wildfire that is burning for a fourth day. It has destroyed more than 6,000 hectares (15,000 acres) of forest and prompted fresh evacuations, …

Crews Struggle to Stop Fire Bearing Down on Lake Tahoe

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. (AP) — A California fire that gutted hundreds of homes advanced toward Lake Tahoe on Wednesday as thousands of firefighters tried to box in the flames and tourists who hoped to boat or swim found themselves …

New Zealand Files 13 Safety Charges After Volcano Killed 22

WELLINGTON, New Zealand — New Zealand authorities filed safety violation charges on Monday against 10 organizations and three individuals after a volcanic eruption at White Island last year killed 22 people. The island had been a popular tourist destination before …

Sheriff: At Least 8 Killed In Plane Collision Over Idaho Lake

SPOKANE, Wash. — At least eight people, including three children, were killed when two airplanes collided over a scenic mountain lake in northern Idaho, the Kootenai County Sheriff’s Office said Monday. One of the aircraft was a float plane operated …

Disney World Workers Endure Tourists Who Punch, Yell, Grope

ORLANDO, Fla. — Disney World employees are easy targets. Tourists scream at them, sexually harass them and in the most serious cases, physically attack them, according to law enforcement reports. “There are so many situations, so many things that happen …

U.K. Launches Massive Tourist Airlift After Thomas Cook Collapse

The U.K. government deployed the “largest repatriation in peacetime history” to bring home more than 150,000 tourists stranded on overseas beaches and in vacation hotspots by the collapse of tour operator Thomas Cook Group Plc. The massive airlift, using chartered …

Trespassing ATV Riders Irk, but Few Legal Places to Hide

MOOSIC, Pa. — The fence lining Jane Sterling’s property at the former Rocky Glen Park doesn’t prevent all-terrain vehicles ripping past her yard. It’s not uncommon for her to see as many as 60 ATVs a day riding near her …

Cancun Area Resorts Empty as Hurricane Approaches

Tourists abandoned Cancun and other resorts while Mexican authorities evacuated hundreds of residents from low-lying areas ahead of a weakened Hurricane Rina’s pass along Yucatan’s Caribbean coast Thursday. Civil protection officials moved some 2,300 people from Holbox, an island where …

Thais Say Toxic Exposure May Have Killed Tourists

An investigation into the mysterious deaths of five foreign tourists and a Thai tour guide in hotels in northern Thailand suggests a link to toxic chemical exposure but has failed to determine exactly what killed them, the government said Tuesday. …

Family Escapes From Burning Rental Jeep in Hawaii

A family of tourists is safe after escaping from a burning rental jeep on a dirt road on Kauai. The Kauai Fire Department says the family of four had crossed the Wailua Stream off Loop Road Sunday and had gone …