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The pros and cons of buying a timeshare

If you're set on the idea of having a home away from home without the cost and year-round upkeep, owning a timeshare might be the best option. However, you need to do your homework. Read more

Loop of trails in Oregon offers a little bit of everything

The 13-mile Funner-Tiddlywinks loop in the Wanoga trail system southwest of Bend, Ore., is ideal for mountain bikers and other thrill seekers. Read more

Celeb chef Samuelsson to open restaurant in Miami's Overtown

OVERTOWN, Fla. (AP) — Chef Marcus Samuelsson has bought a former pool hall in Overtown, a historic black neighborhood in Miami, with plans to open a restaurant. Read more

British police: 3 men struck dead by train in south London

LONDON (AP) — Three young men have died after being struck by a train in south London, British Transport Police said Monday. Read more

North Dakota author details comeback of American buffalo

North Dakota author Francie Berg's last book about the American buffalo was a guide for adventurers eager to get out on back roads to see the historic sites where the great animal once flourished. Then she found she had more to say. Read more

Backcountry Canadian huts, mountain views inspiring for climbing trip

The Alpine Club of Canada runs an impressive system of 36 backcountry huts spread across British Columbia. Modeled after European-style mountaineering huts, they're communal bunkhouses with everything a climber, skier or hiker would need. Read more

Beloved Glasgow School of Art badly damaged by a 2nd fire

LONDON (AP) — Glasgow has suffered a major blow as a second severe fire in four years has gutted the historic Glasgow School of Art, one of the Scottish city's most beloved cultural treasures. Read more

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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

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Ohio River Greenway's final link to be completed this year

CLARKSVILLE, Ind. (AP) — The final link of an Ohio River biking and hiking trail that will connect three southern Indiana communities is on pace for completion this year. Read more

Optimism on rail bridge project, but federal funds needed

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Transit officials in New Jersey are praising an agreement to put $600 million toward the replacement of a century-old rail bridge. Read more

Allegiant cancels some flights for lack of planes

Allegiant is canceling more flights because, it says, new planes didn't show up when expected. Read more