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Top 7 places to visit in Taiwan

Taiwan is often overshadowed by other East Asian destinations, like South Korea and Japan, but the Ilha Formosa (or beautiful island, a name given by Portuguese sailors when they first spotted the destination) delivers stunning nature, dynamic cities and delicious street food that will make you wonder why it's still flying under the radar. Read more

2 more firefighters hurt battling blaze near Yosemite

MARIPOSA, Calif. (AP) — A California forest fire just west of Yosemite National Park was steadily growing Saturday after two more firefighters were injured while battling the flames in blazing summer heat to protect mountain communities in the Sierra Nevada. Read more

TASTE OF THE TOUR: Sheep stomachs and Roquefort in Millau

MENDE, France (AP) — The Tour de France travels through a region where the gastronomy is heavily influenced by sheep on Sunday, with stuffed sheeps' stomachs and Roquefort cheese just two of the local specialties. Read more

From trails to exhibits, parks aim to increase accessibility

CAVE CITY, Ky. (AP) — David Allgood and Tom Stokes glide up a slight incline to the wooden platform overlooking the Green River at Mammoth Cave National Park. From there, they watch through a glass panel as the Kentucky park's lone ferry carries a Jeep across the water below. Read more

For Central Illinois military families, technology can narrow the distance during deployment

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For families with military members serving overseas, technology means hearing the voices and seeing… Read more

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New Jersey bans smoking on beaches and in parks, butt ...

LONG BRANCH, N.J. (AP) — Gov. Phil Murphy has signed a bill banning smoking at the state's public beaches and parks, but local communities can opt out and set aside small smoking sections. Read more

EU nations help Sweden as wildfires rage above Arctic Circle

HELSINKI (AP) — Sweden is fighting its most serious wildfires in decades — including blazes above the Arctic Circle — prompting the government to seek help from the military, hundreds of volunteers and other European nations. Read more

Smithsonian gallery explores diversity in US lynchings

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Smithsonian's National Portrait Gallery acknowledges that people of color have long been missing in the works it exhibits. Read more

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Six surprising ways to travel for free or on the cheap

Were it not for the cost, many of us would spend significantly more time on vacation. The following free and cheap travel methods are certa… Read more

Photos: Romania's Merry Cemetery where people 'laugh at death itself'

The Merry Cemetery in the northwestern village of Sapanta is a collection of more than 1,000 elaborate wooden Orthodox crosses etched with … Read more

Photos: For this Amazon cult, happiness is a cup of ancient psychedelic tea

The Ayahuasca brew is sacred to Ceu do Mapia villagers, who use it in rituals that blend Indian beliefs with Roman Catholicism. Read more

Photos: This museum is one of the coolest. Literally

The biggest attraction at this temporary ice cream museum: A pool filled with 11,000 pounds of confetti-colored sprinkles. Read more

Photos: A bird's-eye view of the Olympic city

These stunning views helped bring the Olympics to Rio.  Read more

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3-D technology to be tested for carry-on bags at JFK Airport

NEW YORK (AP) — Travelers at John F. Kennedy Airport in New York will soon experience a test of more advanced, three-dimensional imaging to screen carry-on bags. Read more

Belgium airspace closed for 2 hours over technical glitch

BRUSSELS (AP) — Belgium's airspace was closed off for landings and departures for about two hours on Thursday afternoon because of a technical glitch in the data system of the air safety control center. Read more

Man sent to jail for Maui road rage encounter with tourist

WAILUKU, Hawaii (AP) — A Hawaii man was sentenced to eight days in jail for a road rage encounter that resulted in damage to a car and a tourist getting punched last year. Read more

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Love high school sports? So do we!  That's why we've put together a Preps Recap to keep you in the loop with what's going on in the local high school sports scene. Read more

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