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  • Mystery plane back on Earth
    Whatever it was doing up in space, we may never know, but the U.S. Air Force's unmanned X-37B space plane returned to Earth this week, with still no details from the military on the nearly two-year mission.
  • Will Boko Haram free schoolgirls?
    Nigeria says that more than 200 girls abducted by Boko Haram in April are to be released as early as Monday, after it signed a ceasefire agreement with the Islamists. But Boko Haram remains silent.
  • 'External forces' caused HK unrest?
    Hong Kong's embattled chief executive has said the city's pro-democracy movement is "out of hand" and being influenced by "external forces" from outside the city.
  • Pumpkin fest ends in riot
    Tear gas filled the air as police in riot gear descended on Keene, New Hampshire, trying to disperse a rowdy crowd that disrupted the city's 24th annual Pumpkin Festival.
  • Death toll climbs in search for hikers
    The grim search for missing hikers and bodies buried under snow continued Saturday against the dramatic backdrop of Nepal's Himalayas, as officials confirmed that at least 39 people had died in an exceptionally heavy snowfall.
  • Skiing ace snaps Achilles
    A freak injury while playing an impromptu game of football with his teammates could sideline Norwegian skiing great Aksel Lund Svindal for the entire World Cup skiing season.
  • Apparent suicide after deadly concert
    A day after 16 died in an accident at a concert in South Korea, a man responsible for safety measures was found also dead, the country's semi-official news agency reported. It was an apparent suicide.
  • Reporter refuses to reveal sources
    New York Times reporter James Risen on how the Obama administration's crackdown on whistleblowers affects journalists.
  • $680,000 home built on wrong lot
    Six months after building their $680,000 vacation home, a couple learned it was built on the wrong lot.
  • Most-hated font has a typewriter
    The world's most reviled font has gone analog with "Sincerity Machine," a typewriter that types in Comic Sans.
  • Report: Brown's blood in Mo. cop's car
    Forensic tests have found the blood of Michael Brown on the gun, uniform and police cruiser belonging to Officer Darren Wilson, who fatally shot the unarmed teen two months ago, The New York Times reported.
  • Military mom surprises daughter
    A mother in the Navy surprises her daughter, who she's only seen for one month this year. CNN affiliate WNEM reports.
  • Tot hitches ride on dad's surfboard
    Tyler Medford surfs with his three-year-old son, Nolan, on his back! HLN's Mike Galanos has more.
  • Actor returning to 'Star Wars' series
    First, the call came for Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill and Carrie Fisher.
  • The Jimi Hendrix you never knew
    Four decades after his death, Jimi Hendrix is finally reaching his toughest audience -- a group he called "my people."
  • Actress' body found near river
    The body of "August: Osage County" actress Misty Upham is believed to have been found along a river in suburban Seattle, according to a news report from a Seattle television station.
  • High-speed drone crash on tape
    Watch these drones race at high-speed inside a forest.
  • Resident finds jellyfish in ...
    Jellyfish were found in a freshwater lake in Wisconsin. CNN affiliate WBAY has more.
  • Early, high quality Ebola treatment may be a factor
    There's no cure for Ebola. So why have some patients walked away healthy while others in the West died ?
  • Victim's fiancee
    Thomas Eric Duncan's fiancee, her son and two nephews will be done with quarantine Monday, and she plans to write a book.
  • Inside world's worst Ebola outbreak
    A doctor at a government-run Ebola center in Monrovia doesn't mince words: "Life is rough and then you die."
  • Ebola hysteria
    This is getting ridiculous.
  • How to decontaminate Ebola?
    A hazmat company owner from Texas explains to CNN's Jim Sciutto how to decontaminate for Ebola.
  • Why #Gamergate won't die
    David Weinberger says an online controversy that snowballed from misogynist attack by gamers into a culture war is a preview of the way news is handled in a world of hashtag-fueled scandal on the Web.
  • Forget willpower; this will get you slim
    John Bare says "nudge" strategies can make a big difference
  • GOP, don't undermine government
    Conservatives can't bash and slash government and then suddenly act surprised if government isn't there when we need it. After all, anti-government rhetoric and anti-tax austerity have real-life consequences -- consequences playing out at this very moment in the public health response to Ebola.
  • Russia's hidden children
    Russia's policies on foreign adoptions made headlines when the government announced it would no longer allow Americans to adopt Russian children. But hidden away in Russian orphanages are thousands of children with disabilities who aren't orphans, whose harmful treatment has long been hidden from public view -- even from most Russians.
  • Kim Il Sung wanted to live to 100
    North Korea's revered founder, Kim Il Sung, ordered his doctors to find a way to make him live to 100, taking treatments to stay young that ranged from the bizarre to the sinister.
  • What N. Korea wants to keep secret
    The reality of smuggling along China's border with North Korea. CNN's David McKenzie reports.
  • Hannah Graham case: A death probe
    Sgt. Dale Terry of the Chesterfield Sheriff's Department and his small search team were finishing up for the day when they made the discovery.
  • Parents let son's killer move in
    The parents of a shooting victim say they will provide a home and job for the man who took their son's life.
  • Royal baby due in April
    Britain's Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will become parents for a second time in April 2015.
  • Only 6 northern white rhinos left
    Unique? Suni was only one of seven northern whites left in the world. Now he's dead.
  • Man rescued from burning home
    An unidentified man rushed into a burning house to attempt to save a man inside. Jessica Porter has the story.
  • Ex-'Buffy' star arrested
    Actor Nicolas Brendon, best known as Xander Harris on the "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" TV series, was arrested in Boise, Idaho, showing signs of intoxication, police said.
  • 'American Idol' alum dies at 32
    Singer and model Joanne Borgella, an "American Idol" contestant in 2008, died on Saturday at age 32 after a battle with cancer, her family said on her Facebook page.
  • Comet Siding Spring buzzes Mars
    The comet Siding Spring whizzed within 87,000 miles of Mars on Sunday -- close enough to the Red Planet that the fleet of spacecraft orbiting Mars "ducked" for cover.
  • Serena: Russian's remarks 'racist'
    Serena Williams slammed Russian tennis chief Shamil Tarpischev for his "insensitive, sexist and racist" remarks in describing her and sister Venus as the "Williams brothers" on a late night TV chat show.
  • S.F. stations ban song for World Series
    With the World Series on the line, radio stations in San Francisco aren't taking any chances.
  • Teen carries injured competitor
    A North Dakota teen carried a fellow competitor after she was injured during a race. CNN affiliate WDAY reports.
  • 'Downton Abbey' castle served as ...
    Nick Glass visits the 'Downton Abbey' castle and delves into its history as a WWI hospital.
  • He found THIS in his coffee
    Eeek! There's a mouse in that cup of McDonalds coffee. Jeanne Moos reports the customer found it AFTER he drank the joe.
  • Ellsberg: He's a hero
    Daniel Ellsberg tells CNN's Don Lemon that NSA leaker Edward Snowden showed courage, has done an enormous service.
  • Japan's first new jetliner in 50 years
    Japan is set to make its mark in the skies with its first new commercial jet for over 50 years, the Mitsubishi Regional Jet, aka the MRJ.
  • Best theme parks of the future
    You don't have to be a Soviet wheat farmer to realize that five-year plans aren't much fun.
  • Helmet cam shows sniper shot to head
    U.S. military footage posted to YouTube shows a Marine survive a head shot by a sniper in Afghanistan in 2013.
  • Aaron Rodgers meets his doppleganger
    Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers met a man who looks exactly like him -- British comedian Tom Wrigglesworth.
  • Fallon, Pitt perform epic break dance
    On "The Tonight Show," host Jimmy Fallon and actor Brad Pitt performed a break dancing routine.
  • Wedding is off for Charlie Sheen
    It's over for Charlie Sheen and Brett Rossi.
  • Stunning drone photos of killer whales
    Killer whale families swimming, playing and, in the sad case of two orcas, dying. A custom-built hexacopter carrying high-resolution cameras provides an unprecedented view of the orcas.
  • 12 best meat cities in America
    With the possible exception of smartphone technology, nothing's seen more practical advances this millennium than food.
  • Cops pull guns on woman in labor
    A woman in labor was speeding to the hospital when she says police stopped her and her husband.
  • Photographers scale new heights
    Cityscapes are usually breathtaking, but finding a good vantage point in a new town can be tough.
  • Singer's final song will make you cry
    Glen Campbell sings heartbreaking last song as his memory fades. CNN's Jeanne Moos reports on a sad but loving swan song
  • Slipping and sliding down a volcano
    On some forgotten day in 2004, Cerro Negro, a soot-colored volcano in Nicaragua, was host to an unusual visitor.
  • Actor's 'terrible experience' with wife
    To prepare for a movie role, Dax Shepard and his wife, Kristen Bell, had a "terrible experience."
  • Missy Elliott shows off her new figure

  • Elaborate theft plan goes very wrong
    Police say a man hid inside a Family Dollar in an attempt to steal from the store. CNN affiliate KHOU reports.
  • The week in 30 photos
    From suffering to celebration. From devastation to dancing. From heartbreak to homecoming. The week in photos captures the emotion and action that make every day an adventure to savor.
  • U.S. airdrops weapons to Kobani fighters
    The airdrop of weapons, ammunition and medical supplies was partly humanitarian but also aimed at shoring up Kurdish defenders of the city, a senior Obama official says.
  • US. airdrops weapons to fighters in Kobani
    The airdrop of weapons, ammunition and medical supplies was partly humanitarian but also aimed at shoring up Kurdish defenders of the city, a senior Obama official says.
  • At least 21 die in Baghdad bombing
    A suicide bombing in a predominately Shia area of Baghdad has left 21 people dead and 25 people injured, according to a police source with knowledge of the incident speaking to CNN by phone. The source asked not to be identified for security reasons.
  • U.S. Officials: Kobani could fall
    Jim Sciutto speaks to Chris Dickey about claims that former Iraqi forces are training ISIS and the fate of Kobani.
  • Photos: The ISIS terror threat

  • Ebola
    The maelstrom of Ebola fears in the United States has swirled around one Dallas hospital, where the only U.S. patient has died, two nurses became infected and traveling employees triggered fearful scrambles.
  • Hannah Graham
    Sgt. Dale Terry of the Chesterfield Sheriff's Department and his small search team were finishing up for the day when they made the discovery.
  • ISIS
    The U.S. military has airdropped weapons, ammunition and medical supplies to Kurdish fighters in the Syrian city of Kobani to beef up the defense against ISIS forces, the Pentagon said.
  • Pumpkin festival
    Tear gas filled the air as police in riot gear descended on Keene, New Hampshire, trying to disperse a rowdy crowd that disrupted the city's 24th annual Pumpkin Festival.
  • Nigeria
    Will they really finally go free?
  • Texas voter ID
    Texas election officials can go ahead and enforce a controversial voter identification law opposed by the Obama administration and civil rights groups, the U.S. Supreme Court said early Saturday.
  • Olympics
    The procedure, now, is commonplace. A glitzy stage, manned by executives in suits, an envelope dramatically opened. Then, cheers from representatives of the successful bid.
  • X-37B
    Whatever it was doing up in space, we may never know, but the U.S. Air Force's unmanned X-37B space plane returned to Earth this week, with still no details from the military on the nearly two-year mission.
  • Comet
    It was the closest comet near-miss known to astronomers, but everything is alright.
  • World Series
    With the World Series on the line, radio stations in San Francisco aren't taking any chances.
  • The week in 30 photos

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Health

  • How rabbi lost 100 pounds
    Rabbi Pesach Sommer lost 100 pounds after a doctor told him he had type 2 diabetes.
  • Theater buff loses 121 pounds
    Actor loses 121 pounds to feel better, and ends up nabbing the lead role in his own life.
  • It's time to get your flu shot!
    Flu season is about to begin, the CDC says. And health officials have a few updates to their recommendations.
  • Flu shot myths addressed
    Flu vaccine myths can confuse people trying to decide whether to get a shot. Here are five common myths and, based on information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the truth.
  • Vintage cold and flu ads

  • New link between coffee and DNA
    You can blame that third cup of Joe on your genes.
  • Beer may be good for your brain
    An element in beer may be good for your brain and other things we learned from medical journals this week.
  • Migraines linked to Parkinson's
    People who suffer from migraines with aura during middle age have double the risk of developing Parkinson's disease or other movement disorders later in life than those who do not, according to a study published Wednesday in the journal Neurology.
  • Music helps your brain
    Dr. Sanjay Gupta tells us why music therapy is good for the brain and how it can help us live to 100.
  • Live to 100: Laugh more
    Dr. Sanjay Gupta tells us how laughing more can help us live to 100.
  • Eat chocolate. Yes, chocolate.
    Dr. Sanjay Gupta tell us how eating certain types of chocolate can help us live to 100.
  • How to really lose weight
    From what to eat to how much to exercise, Elizabeth Cohen explains what you really need to do to lose weight.
  • Keeping young athletes safe
    CNN's Holly Firfer reports on ways parents can keep their student athletes safe.
  • Lab holds 2,000 brains
    The University of Miami Brain Endowment Bank provides brain tissues to researchers to study various brain disorders.
  • Smart toothbrush tracks brushing
    This Bluetooth enabled toothbrush coaches you while you brush and tracks your progress through a smartphone app.
  • Farming in the city
    This urban farm supplies fresh produce to food deserts, but also offers other benefits to individuals and the community.
  • Can psychedelic drugs be medicine?
    Psychiatrists are now considering the benefits of LSD and other psychedelic drugs in treatment. Dr. Sanjay Gupta reports.
  • What is 'too much' caffeine?
    Carl Azuz reports on why consuming too much caffeine is not good for you.
  • Inside your mind with 'Brain Games'
    Jason Silva from National Geographic's hit show "Brain Games" talks about tricks the mind plays that shape our reality.
  • The best way to brush
    CNN's Martha Shade reports on what's the best way to brush your teeth.
  • How outbreak can start, and end
    Dr. Sanjay Gupta describes how "contact tracing" could help stem the tide of an Ebola outbreak.
  • The healthiest fish to eat?
    As our oceans become more polluted, Sally Kohn sits down with Fabien Cousteau to talk about the healthiest fish to eat.
  • Plastic surgery gone wrong
    Dr. Terry Dubrow and Dr. Paul Nassif from E!'s new show "Botched" discuss the risks and complications of plastic surgery.
  • Ha! Laughter is the best medicine
    Scott Weems, author of "Ha! The Science of When we Laugh and Why," speaks with CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta.
  • Twin boys born 24 days apart
    Due to a delayed delivery, a set of twins in Massachusetts were born 24 days apart. WCVB's Mary Saladna reports.
  • Is red meat really bad for you?
    CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta talks with Nina Teicholz, author of "The Big Fat Surprise."
  • This is your body on weed
    Dr. Sanjay Gupta explains how marijuana affects the brain and how pot can be used to treat certain conditions.
  • Teacher eats only McDonald's
    A teacher only eats McDonald's for 90 days, and LOSES 37 pounds. KCCI reports.
  • World's most dangerous workout?
    Is the "sport of fitness" the world's most dangerous workout? CNN's Jarrett Bellini asks CrossFitters and gives it a go.
  • What the dying really regret
    There are many regrets patients share with this chaplain before they die; those about time wasted hating their bodies are saddest.
  • Visit to Sanjay Gupta's past
    Dr. Sanjay Gupta traveled from Pakistan to Michigan to discover his family's roots. Here's what he learned along the way.
  • The bands around my baby
    Amniotic band syndrome is a condition where string-like bands extend from the inner lining of the amnion, the sac that surrounds the baby in the womb
  • Watch out for teal pumpkins
    Halloween can be extra scary for kids with food allergies. There's a new campaign to place a teal pumpkin outside homes offering non-food treats this holiday.
  • What the dying really regret
    There are many regrets patients share with this chaplain in the months before they die. But those about the time they waste hating their bodies are the saddest.
  • I'd have to do WHAT to eat that?
    By early next year, more than 20 chain restaurants will be posting calorie counts on their menus. Yet that information may not be enough to change consumers' behavior, researchers say.
  • Gupta suits up in Ebola protective gear
    Dr. Sanjay Gupta suits up & removes personal protective equipment that the CDC recommends when treating an Ebola patient
  • A one-woman Ebola hospital
    22-year-old Fatu Kekula nursed her mother, father and sister through Ebola using trash bags to protect herself.
  • Crab's blood could save your life
    Hundreds of thousands of horseshoe crabs are captured each year for their incredible blue blood.
  • The monster that took my son
    A week before Cole died, I promised him he would do "something big" someday. For two years, I have been fighting to keep that promise.
  • GOP slams Obama's choice for Ebola czar
    Republicans who pressed President Barack Obama for a more coordinated federal response to the Ebola outbreak are blasting the appointment of Ron Klain, a veteran Democratic political aide, as the "Ebola czar."
  • Ebola outbreak 'running much faster' than response
    The current Ebola outbreak is "running much faster" than the international response to it, the co-discoverer of the virus said Thursday.
  • Airline contacting people on flights with nurse infected with Ebola
    A nurse infected with Ebola may have had symptoms sooner, authorities say, and an airline is notifying passengers who were on the same flights she took from Dallas to Cleveland.
  • I'd have to do how much exercise to eat that?
    By early next year, more than 20 chain restaurants will be posting calorie counts on their menus. Yet that information may not be enough to change consumers' behavior, researchers say.
  • Man treated for Google Glass addiction
    A man who checked in to the Navy's Substance Abuse and Recovery Program for alcoholism is also being treated for a Google Glass addiction, according to a new study.
  • Stem cells help nearly blind see
    Researchers say that human embryonic stem cells have restored the sight of several nearly blind patients -- and that their latest study shows the cells are safe to use long-term.
  • Texas abortion clinics can reopen for now
    The Supreme Court for now has ordered Texas not to enforce a law that had effectively shut down several clinics that provide abortions. The court's order means those clinics can reopen immediately.
  • Facebook pays to freeze employees' eggs
    As part of the insurance coverage offered to its female employees, Facebook is paying to freeze their eggs.
  • Turnip + Michelle Obama cutting loose = viral Vine
    Michelle Obama, never one to turn down an opportunity to champion healthy eating, has co-opted a popular tune -- and, in six seconds, created a viral sensation.
  • 15 best superfoods for fall
    Fall superfoods are the perfect excuse to get cooking on cool nights. See fall superfood pictures to get started!
  • The 7 best strength exercises
    Every exercise in your strength program has a purpose -- to help you build strength and muscle, burn fat, and improve your fitness. While there's a time and a place for nearly any exercise under the right circumstance, some movements are simply more effective than others. And it should be no surprise that the ones that build a foundation for skills that you'll use in real life will be the most beneficial for improving your fitness and quality of life.
  • 10 steps to happiness
    It's World Smile Day, so here are 10 tweets to make you happy.
  • Reduce your risk of dementia
    The statistics, unfortunately, are staggering. An estimated 44 million people worldwide are living with dementia, according to a report released Tuesday by Alzheimer's Disease International.
  • Hallucinogens to treat depression?
    Psychedelic drugs are being researched as a potential treatment for conditions ranging from anxiety to tobacco and alcohol addiction.
  • Lack of sleep may shrink your brain
    Can sleep deprivation affect the size of your brain? It's possible, a recent study published in an online issue of Neurology suggests.
  • Mental illness: Time to break taboo
    350 million people around the world suffer from depression. Why aren't we talking about it?
  • Schizophrenia is eight disorders
    What we know -- and psychiatrists have diagnosed for decades -- as schizophrenia may really be eight separate diseases, research published in The American Journal of Psychiatry suggests.
  • Adam's story: 63 pills a day
    The modest clinic on Milpas Street in laid-back Santa Barbara, California, was well known to patients seeking powerful pain medication.
Entertainment

Travel

  • 14 things to know about Paraguay
    Overshadowed by its bigger, flashier neighbors, Paraguay is a curious country that's overlooked by visitors who flock to South American destinations like Buenos Aires, Rio de Janeiro and the highlands of the Andes.
  • Anthony Bourdain's family mystery
    Bourdain seeks information in Paraguay about his great-great-great grandfather, who emigrated from France in the 1850s.
  • This is the Boogie Down Bronx
    Whether you're visiting from out of state or a New Yorker born and bred,you'' see there's plenty to explore beyond Yankee Stadium and the zoo in our take on the best of the Bronx.
  • 5 gorgeous road trips for fall
    Great fall road trips aren't just about colored leaves. They can be about cowboys, red-rock cliffs and the country's most spectacular lake shores, bridges and wildlife.
  • 8 weird houses worth a visit
    A house is just a house, right? Not if it's a pyramid, a pickle barrel or a shoe.
  • 50 states, 50 natural wonders
    The coasts get all the glory in the United States, but there's something fun to do in each and every state. Yes, every state. Check out our gallery of travel suggestions for 2014 and share your own.
  • Nature's most spectacular shows
    Fireworks are fantastic and human endeavor has its place, but sometimes Mother Nature outshines any performance we can produce.
  • 10 record-setting natural wonders
    The natural wonders of the United States are beckoning to us as the country thaws out. Tallest, highest, hottest: Here are 10 record-setting sites.
  • Blood Falls and more natural oddities
    Earth never stops surprising us. Every corner of the planet offers some sort of natural peculiarity with an explanation that makes us wish we'd studied harder in junior high Earth science class. Here are some favorites.
  • Never a typical night for police
    Officer Jeanet Franklin works the shift from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. at Atlanta's airport, where there's never a dull moment.
  • A K-9 officer's duty
    TSA canine handler Quatian Allen and her companion officer, Zera, scratch and sniff their way to a secure airport.
  • Virgin Islands
    The British and U.S. Virgin Islands offer crystal blue waters and beautifully serene escapes. iReporters shared their photos with us.
  • Ireland
    Kevin Kane's love affair with Ireland began in 2000, when he and his then-fiancee piggybacked on a trip with his brothers and their wives.
  • Nice, France
    Nice, France, draws celebrities and tourists from all over the world -- for good reason. Check out iReporters' snapshots to see why.
  • Otherworldly places
    We can't visit Mars (yet), but our own planet's unique terrain presents plenty of landscapes with an out-of-this-world feel. Check out iReporters' otherworldly photos, which cover a lot of ground on Earth.
  • THIS is work?

  • Trips gone wrong

  • Beaches
    They're almost unbelievable. Impossible blues, electric greens, depths as clear as glass -- all bathed in blinding sunshine.
  • Dream trips
    Imagine kicking back on a private island in the Bahamas where the staff caters to your every whim.
  • Penguins
    Hankering to see some happy feet? Antarctica is far from your only option.
  • Summer trips
    We can't take every summer vacation we'd like to take, but CNN iReporters can certainly take us to some of those places. Here, iReporters share some of their summer travels and photos, which cover a lot of terrain.
  • Paris
    As Valentine's Day approaches, we explore all of Paris' glittering allure through the beautiful photos submitted by our iReporters.
  • Autumn color
    Mark Collier grew up in the mountains of Vermont. Every autumn, he would see an influx of tourists flood his state to get a glimpse of the brilliant fall leaves. He didn't get what the big deal was, but he understands now.
  • London landmarks
    London is brimming with historic and iconic sights that create perfect picture postcards. iReporters take us on their own personal tour of London's best with their photos.
  • Morocco

  • Would you jump off this bridge?
    We can think of few things crazier than strapping on a parachute and jumping off a bridge. Bridge Day 2014 participants would likely disagree.
  • Travel photos we wish we'd taken
    Check out our gallery of your best travel photos from around the world, and submit new shots at CNN iReport.
  • The crazy cave trampolines of Wales
    Bounce Below transforms an abandoned slate mine in Wales into a surreal, springy world of fear and fun.
  • A modern-day train renaissance
    The long standing rumors that passenger rail is dead are up in smoke. Find out why train travel is making a comeback.
  • 5 gorgeous road trips for fall
    Great fall road trips aren't just about colored leaves. They can be about cowboys, red-rock cliffs and the country's most spectacular lake shores, bridges and wildlife.
  • Would you jump off this bridge?
    We can think of few things crazier than strapping a parachute to one's body and jumping off a bridge for a quick free fall.
  • Who shouts Ebola in a crowded theater?
    Who shouts "Ebola" on a crowded airplane? The same people who yell "fire" in a crowded theater when there are no flames.
  • Bourdain visits his first love
    Anthony Bourdain travels back to Vietnam, the place that changed his life. Tune in to Parts Unknown Sunday at 9pm EST.
  • Getting to know Hue, Vietnam

  • Ebola fears crippling safari industry
    Survey of 500 safari operators finds more than half report a 20- to 70-percent decline in bookings since Ebola outbreak.
  • Who shouts Ebola in a crowded theater?
    Who shouts "Ebola" on a crowded airplane? The same people who yell "fire" in a crowded theater when there are no flames.
  • Getting to know Hue, Vietnam

  • Ebola fears crippling Africa's safari industry
    Survey of 500 safari operators finds more than half report a 20- to 70-percent decline in bookings since Ebola outbreak.
  • Ebola puts passengers in focus
    Concerns about even remote chances of Ebola exposure rippled from a U.S. airline to a ship off Belize on Friday, with Frontier Airlines trying to contact hundreds more passengers of a plane linked to an infected nurse, and a cruise liner quarantining a health worker only tangentially linked to the care of a different Dallas Ebola patient.
  • Would you eat 'Fukushima' soup?
    Soup that is rumored to be radioactive...It could only be Frieze London.
  • London's new spaceship-style Tube design
    Close one eye, and it could almost -- almost -- pass for a regular tube train. Close the other, and it looks like a space shuttle from Star Trek.
  • U.S. tourist gets trapped in London bookstore
    There's nothing like getting stuck into a good book -- but getting stuck in a good book store is a different matter.
  • 9 ways travelers are handling Ebola anxiety
    With Ebola panic traveling faster than a 787, travelers trapped in metal containers at 30,000 feet are quickly splitting into camps.
  • A romantic's favorite fall getaways
    Romance novelist Stacy Finz, whose debut novel comes out this week, shares her top romantic weekend getaways for a can't-miss vacation.
  • Europe's best new boutique hotels
    A former fire station and a converted girls' school are among the elegant and quirky places celebrating their first summer.
  • 8 irresistible indoor hotel pools
    When it comes to hotel pools, striking décor, luxury amenities and stunning settings mean many indoor swimming holes can now challenge even the most glamorous outdoor pools.
  • 9 intriguing hotel traditions
    Lots of hotels have traditions. But the rituals at the U.S. lodgings we've listed here stand out above the crowd in our book, for either their quirkiness or sheer longevity. We think you'll want to join in on the fun.
  • 15 hidden ski resorts
    The best known winter sports resorts have become that for a reason. Here are the young upstarts hoping to become the Whistlers and Aspens of tomorrow.
  • Best affordable island hotels
    These island hotels make it a breeze to indulge in a beach vacation—without blowing your travel budget.
  • 7 cool industrial-chic hotels
    From humble to high-design, 7 converted buildings that breathe new life into the old. These are places to check out in the new year.
  • Sleeping with the fish
    Cool Swedish-designed room has three levels of incredible views
  • 8 elegant U.S. mansion hotels
    Ever dreamed of living in a grand house with 30-foot ceilings, a fireplace in every room and a backyard so big you need a map to find your way around? For the cost of a night's stay you can.
  • Gatsby glam: 8 grand estates
    Take a heady trip back to Jazz Age opulence with a photo tour of Long Island's Gold Coast, a wealthy retreat near New York City where F. Scott Fitzgerald set "The Great Gatsby."
  • 'Downton' in America: 6 big estates
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  • Fastest sport you've never heard of
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