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Giant bong, huggable buds: A look inside Vegas' new marijuana museum

Las Vegas' newest attraction — and Instagram backdrop — is a museum celebrating all things cannabis. Here's a sneak peek: Read more



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Hong Kong opens high-speed rail link with mainland China

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong on Saturday opened a new high-speed rail link to inland China that will vastly decrease travel times but also raises concerns about Beijing's creeping influence over the semi-autonomous Chinese region. Read more

Hawaii volcanoes park to reopen after monthslong eruption

HONOLULU (AP) — The recent eruption of Hawaii's Kilauea volcano has quieted to the point that federal officials are ready to allow people back to the dramatically changed summit crater, which has quadrupled in size, lost all of its lava and collapsed downward so far that the Empire State Building could now fit inside. Read more

The Latest: Death toll rises to 43 in aftermath of Florence

The Latest on the effects of Hurricane Florence (all times local): Read more

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Mass tourism threatens Croatia's 'Game of Thrones' town

DUBROVNIK, Croatia (AP) — Marc van Bloemen has lived in the old town of Dubrovnik, a Croatian citadel widely praised as the jewel of the Adriatic, for decades, since he was a child. He says it used to be a privilege. Now it's a nightmare. Read more

Ancient treasures on show in Germany reveal turbulent past

BERLIN (AP) — An arrowhead firmly lodged in the skull of an ancient fallen warrior, a voluptuous woman's form carved from ivory and the mask of a Roman river god are among more than 1,000 major archaeological discoveries being brought together for the first time. Read more

California makes people ask for straws, sodas with kid meals

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — If you want a straw with your drink or a soda with a kids' meal at a California restaurant, you'll need to ask for them starting next year. 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

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

Photos: This Moscow museum offers a trip back in time—and defense against disaster

MOSCOW — For Boris Solomatin, a Moscow railway museum guide, steam locomotives are nothing short of time machines. Read more

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Berlin Wall reproduction off, at least for now

BERLIN (AP) — The German capital won't be getting a reproduction of the Berlin Wall after all — at least for now. Read more

American joins Delta, United in raising checked-bag fees

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — It's official: It will cost you more to check a bag on any of the three biggest U.S. airlines. Read more

The Latest: Thermal spring erupts at Yellowstone

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — The Latest on new thermal activity in Yellowstone National Park (all times local): Read more

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Reverse mortgages: Too good to be true?

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