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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

MIAMI (AP) — Miami is trying to rebuild a neighborhood that was once a vibrant center for black culture, and a celebrity chef is contributing what he does best: food. Read more

More than melting watches: Spain's Salvador Dali Triangle

FIGUERES, Spain (AP) — If the name Salvador Dali conjures images of melting watches and one conspicuous mustache but not much else, then a visit to Spain's "Dali Triangle" will not only make for a fantastic road trip, it will show that there's so much more to the renowned surrealist's work. Read more

After breaking neck in bicycle crash, former Helena College Dean Daniel Bingham is on the road to recovery

JORDAN ERB jerb@helenair.com

Early in the morning of Feb. 14, with the rising sun casting gray light into the streets, Daniel Bi… Read more


Peek at the future: Electric plane cruises skies over Norway

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Norway's transportation minister and the head of the Scandinavian country's airport operator took off Monday for a short flight ... aboard a Slovenian-made two-seater electric airplane. 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

Should liberty icon Faneuil Hall's slave ties mean renaming?

BOSTON (AP) — It's called the Cradle of Liberty because it's where the American Revolution was energized, and it remains one of the most famous buildings in Boston. Read more


Digital exclusives

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

More news

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