Wednesday, May 27, 2015


TOKYO (AP) - Japan, famous for green tea, is welcoming artisanal American coffee roaster Blue Bottle with long lines that have at times meant a four-hour wait for a cup.
Tiki's Restaurant on Waikiki Beach provides all that a visitor to Honolulu expects: a superb view of the setting sun melting into the Pacific, flaming tiki torches casting dancing shadows, fruity drinks served in coconuts. But a few delights are unexpected, such as entrées featuring locally sourced Kahuku corn and arugula, with organic herbs from the base of the nearby Ko'olau Mountains.
My father, Maurice "Moose" Berry, was in the 104th Regiment, 26th Infantry Division and fought in the Ardennes, where he was wounded, and in the Battle of the Bulge.
PARIS - At 125 years old, the Moulin Rouge sparkles and shines from its nestling place along a busy commercial street in the Pigalle district.
Rum, cigars, and hips that swivel - such are among Cuba’s most enduring clichés.
KAUNAKAKAI, Hawaii - Auntie Vivian arrives first, leaning on a walking stick, her straw hat jauntily askew. Next is Auntie Mary, waving to the audience as laughter smooths out her wrinkled face. Then comes Auntie Hattie, knuckling spectacles back up on her nose.
PARIS (AP) - The Eiffel Tower closed to the public for most of the day Friday as workers protested a rise in aggressive pickpockets around the Paris landmark that attracts thousands of visitors daily.
New York's One World Trade Center on Wednesday treated invited guests to a sneak peek at the panoramic views from the observation deck atop the newly opened tower, which rises nearly a quarter of a mile (400 meters) above the streets of Lower Manhattan.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Having an 80-pound Labradoodle as a travel buddy means B.L. Ochman can quickly separate the hotels that love dogs from those that just put up with them.
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