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7 former Olympic cities you should visit

From the snowy Alpine resorts of St. Moritz to the flashy London Aquatics Centre to an alarmingly angled tower with views over Montreal, there's no shortage of eye candy in former Olympic cities around the globe. Here are seven of our favorites. Read more

Museum to discuss efforts to see if bones belong to pirate

YARMOUTH, Mass. (AP) — Researchers are set to discuss their efforts to determine whether human bones recovered from a Cape Cod shipwreck are those of the infamous pirate Samuel "Black Sam" Bellamy. Read more

4 survivors of Grand Canyon helicopter crash still critical

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Authorities say four people who survived when a sightseeing helicopter crashed at the Grand Canyon earlier this month are still hospitalized in critical condition. Read more

Demand for permits to hike The Wave only increasing

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Demand continues to rise for the 20 daily permits to hike a geological gem on the Arizona-Utah border called The Wave, which features mesmerizing swirls of searing reds, oranges and yellow in bowl-shaped rock formations. Read more

Arby’s opens doors on newest restaurant

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Arby’s newest restaurant has opened on John C. Calhoun Drive. Read more

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It's time to upgrade your mattress and sleep better this winter.

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Activists delay rebuild of Hawaii hotel with Elvis ties

HONOLULU (AP) — Developers rebuilding a storied, hurricane-ravaged Hawaii hotel with a Hollywood connection were looking forward to the Coco Palms' rebirth when two men showed up last year, claiming to own the property because they descend from King Kaumualii, the last ruler of Kauai. Read more

Caribbean spring break: Ideas, prices, post-hurricane news

Thinking about spring break in the Caribbean? Read more

Terror, heroism revealed in Oregon climbing death 911 calls

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The first thing that Braton Jurasevich noticed as he clambered down Mount Hood toward his fallen fellow mountain climber was the blood — a lot of it. Read more

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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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Car crashes into historical monument in Salt Lake City

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Salt Lake City police say a car apparently involved in a street race smashed into an historical monument at Temple Square in the city's downtown, critically injuring the driver. Read more

Las Vegas launches push to improve conditions along Strip

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Las Vegas is taking steps to crack down on crime on the Strip, help the homeless and make tourists feel more comfortable. Read more

Casino will check hotel rooms, even with 'Do Not Disturb'

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — One of the world's largest casino companies will check its guests' hotel rooms every 24 hours, even if they have a "Do Not Disturb" sign hanging on the doorknob. Read more

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