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Risk of Death Doesn't Stop Everest Climbers

If climbers eyeing Mount Everest were intimidated by the possibility of death, they would have stopped a long time ago.Instead, they keep coming, in growing numbers, in defiance of the danger –- and often because of it.

Uber and Lyft Price Wars Could Take Their Toll

Uber and Lyft are driving in opposite directions when it comes to how much they charge you for a ride.On Thursday, Uber announced that it would tack on a $1 “safe rides fee” to its UberX car service to cover the cost of insurance, background checks and more.

10 National Parks Worth a Visit This Spring

That big summer vacation may still be months away, but that’s no reason to stay indoors. This month, many of America’s national parks are just now shaking off winter’s chill and welcoming visitors with warmer temperatures, fields of wildflowers and blessedly few crowds.

Vote for the Week in Pictures: April 10 - 17

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Eastern Air Lines Looks to Take to the Skies Once Again

Eastern Air Lines may one day return to the skies.Plans are under way to bring back the iconic Miami-based carrier, which operated from the 1920s until 1991.In January, Eastern Air Lines Group filed its initial application with the U.S. Department of Transportation.

When Is the Price of Gas Cheaper? Weekdays or Weekends?

People tend to grouse about gas stations jacking up their prices on weekends, but in most states, gas prices are higher during the workweek.The crowdsourced gas-price aggregator GasBuddy.com took an exhaustive, four-year look at what days gas was cheapest in each of the 50 states and Washington, D.

At Least 13 Sherpas Dead as Avalanche Sweeps Mount Everest

An avalanche swept down a slope of Mount Everest on Friday along a route used to ascend the world's highest peak, killing at least 13 people in the mountain's deadliest disaster.NBC News confirmed that all of the dead were Sherpa guides.

Look, Ma, No Horse! Will Old Timey Car Make It in Central Park?

An electric car that proponents hope will replace horse-drawn carriages in New York City was presented Thursday at the New York International Auto Show, as critics expressed their distaste for the idea.

Would-Be Hijacker Wielded Toblerone 'Like a Sword,' Court Hears

A passenger armed with only with a Toblerone chocolate bar demanded the jet fly to Sochi so he could watch the Winter Olympics, a court heard.Antti Oskari Manselius, 23, from Finland, also made a false bomb threat on the Feb.

Remembering Jerrie Mock's Solo Flight Around the World

It’s been 50 years since Jerrie Mock became the first woman to fly solo around the earth.

Say Cheese! 'Awkward Family' Photo Exhibit Opens in California

Dig through your old photo albums and you may find some "Awkward Family" gems just like the ones on display at the California Heritage Museum in Santa Monica.in the video below, take a peek at the exhibit which includes countless awkward life moments.

California FedEx and Tour Bus Crash 911 Calls Released

The 911 calls to the California Highway Patrol immediately after last week's deadly crash between a FedEx truck and a college tour bus full of high schoolers were released on Thursday — and include one particularly frantic excerpt from a disoriented student."Hi, um, I was in a car accident.

'Strong Summer': Travelers Looking for Bigger, Longer Vacations

Consumers may be spending less at the malls, but it may be to save up for summer vacation, according to preliminary information on early trip planners."It looks like it's going to be a strong summer," Sarah Gavin, a travel expert with online booking company Expedia, told CNBC on Thursday.

The Week in Pictures: April 10 - 17

Chile fire scorches, North Korea’s marathon welcomes tourists, Holy Week brings penitents, an Orangutan gets a check-up and more.

Eastern Air Lines Faces Long Odds for Takeoff

Eastern Air Lines may one day return to the skies.Plans are under way to bring back the iconic Miami-based carrier, which operated from the 1920s until 1991.In January, Eastern Air Lines Group filed its initial application with the U.S. Department of Transportation.

Runaway Horse Carriage Takes Tourists for Wild Ride

Surveillance cameras capture a startled horse as it runs through the streets of Savannah, Ga. while pulling a carriage carrying five passengers from New York.

Prince Peers Over Precipice, Aussies Hold Breath

Prince William stood on the edge of a 300-foot cliff Thursday as he and his wife Catherine visited Australia’s Blue Mountains. The pair observed a group abseiling near the town of Katoomba."I think he made everyone a bit nervous.

Why High Fuel Prices Are Good for Airlines

Airline executives frequently complain about fuel costs. But the truth is higher prices actually have been good for business.In the past six years, airlines have overhauled the way they operate to adjust to this new reality.

Land Rover Gives Virgin Galactic a Lift on Road to Space

Virgin Galactic's customers will be riding Land Rover vehicles over rugged roads en route to their rendezvous with outer space, thanks to a newly announced partnership between the space travel company and the British automaker.

T. Rex Arrives for More Than a Night at the Museum

Joining a diverse roster of iconic American objects from Judy Garland's ruby slippers to the space shuttle Discovery, a nearly complete T. rex skeleton was welcomed to the Smithsonian Tuesday.

'No Wild Places': Travelers Seek Unexplored Territory

An increasing number of travelers — not just millennials — are shunning the double decker bus, questing for something rare and authentic and in some cases, even unplugged.

Trouble in Thailand: Chinese Tourists Gaining 'Ugly' Reputation

The bucolic, once laid-back campus of one of Thailand's top universities is under a security clampdown. Not against a terrorist threat, but against Chinese tourists.

'Nomadic Retirees' Sell Home to Travel the World

Carefree travel has long been the province of backpackers, 20-somethings and other free spirits without mortgages, jobs and other worldly concerns.

'No Wild Places': Travelers Seek to Conquer Explored Territory

An increasing number of travelers — not just millennials — are shunning the double decker bus, questing for something rare and authentic and in some cases, even unplugged.

Southwest Flight Attendant Brings Comic Relief to Safety Message

Airlines have been known to add a little comedy to liven up the otherwise boring but important messages about in-flight safety.

Spring Ushers in Higher Gas Prices

Fuel prices are on the rise, just in time for spring break and summer vacation. Chris Clackum reports.

Teenager Arrested For Threatening Tweet To American Airlines

Dutch police have arrested a 14-year-old girl in Rotterdam after she sent American Airlines a threatening tweet on Sunday.

Wi-Fi in the Sky Is Taking Off

With satellite-based Wi-Fi, Internet speeds on jetliners are getting lightning fast. And airlines are finding that travelers expect connections in the air to rival those on the ground — and at lower cost.

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World's Fair Relics Were Once Visions of the Future

The Unisphere, a 12-story steel globe in the Queens borough of New York City, is one of the many remnants of the 1964 World's Fair. The structure was cleaned and reinforced in 1994 and designated an official city landmark in 1995.


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