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DoubleTree Flagstaff, Hilton Mexico City Santa Fe, Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem: 3 Hotel Openings

by Zach Everson. Posted Apr 21st 2014 01:35 PM
DoubleTree, Hilton, Waldorf Astoria

The DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Flagstaff, the Hilton Mexico City Santa Fe and the Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem highlight the world's recent hotel openings.
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Points of Interest: 64 Declared Dead in South Korea Ferry Accident; Malaysia to Issue Death Certificates for Missing Plane Passengers

by Zach Everson. Posted Apr 21st 2014 09:40 AM
South Korea Ship Sinking
Associated PressThe bodies of passengers aboard the Sewol ferry which sank in the water off the southern coast, are carried by rescue workers upon their arrival at a port in Jindo, South Korea on Monday.
Sixty-four declared dead in South Korea ferry accident and Malaysia issuing death certificates for missing plane passengers are among today's points of interest.
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Points of Interest: Prosecutors Seek Arrest Warrant for Captain of Capsized South Korean Ferry

by Zach Everson. Posted Apr 18th 2014 09:36 AM
APTOPIX South Korea Ship Sinking
Associated PressCranes wait near buoys installed to mark the sunken ferry Sewol in the water off the coast near Jindo, South Korea on Friday.

Prosecutors seeking an arrest warrant for the captain of the capsized South Korean ferry is among today's points of interest.
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Boston Marathon Too Square for You? Try These 8 Fun Runs

by Diana Lambdin Meyer. Posted Apr 17th 2014 01:21 PM
The Boston Marathon is coming up. Here are some stranger running events.
Fur Rondy/Clark James Mishler
Monday's Boston Marathon is certainly one of the more celebrated events for runners to show off their moxie. But if you're looking to travel for races that are more eclectic -- and at considerably less than marathon distances -- check out these crazy events around the country designed for athletes on two feet.
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Points of Interest: Search for Survivors of South Korea Ferry Disaster Continues

by Zach Everson. Posted Apr 17th 2014 10:33 AM
South Korea Ship Sinking
Associated PressSouth Korean Coast Guard officers try to rescue missing passengers from a sunken ferry in the water off the southern coast near Jindo, south of Seoul, South Korea on April 17.
The continuing search for survivors of the South Korea ferry is among today's points of interest.
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Points of Interest: South Korea Ferry Sinks, Hundreds Missing

by Zach Everson. Posted Apr 16th 2014 09:29 AM
South Korea Ship Sinking
Associated PressA helicopter and fishing boats try to rescue passengers from a passenger ship in water off the southern coast in South Korea on Wednesday
A South Korean ferry sinking is among today's points of interest.
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Points of Interest: Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 Searchers View China as 'Hurting as Much as Helping'

by Zach Everson. Posted Apr 15th 2014 11:21 AM
Australia Malaysia Plane
Associated PressThis map from the Joint Agency Coordination Centre details the search for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370. The search area for the missing has proved too deep for a robotic submarine, which was hauled back to the surface of the Indian Ocean less than halfway through its first seabed hunt for wreckage and the black boxes, authorities said.
A New York Times report that China's actions in the search for Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 "are seen as hurting as much as helping" is among today's points of interest.
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citizenM Times Square, Portland's Residence Inn by Marriott and Iconic Santorini: 3 Hotel Openings

by Zach Everson. Posted Apr 14th 2014 04:40 PM
citizenM, Residence Inn, Iconic Santorini
citizenM Times Square, Portland's Residence Inn by Marriott in Downtown/Pearl District and Iconic Santorini highlight the world's recent hotel openings.
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IRS Tax Refund 101: How to Travel on Your Refund

by Megan Swanick. Posted Apr 14th 2014 02:24 PM
Dreaming Of Refunds
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As most Americans know, tomorrow is the deadline to file your 2013 taxes with the IRS. There is an upside, however, to paying taxes. Well, other than paved roads and schools and whatnot: getting your refund. And the best use of that newfound money is, of course, travel.

Here is a comprehensive list of ideas where your refund can take you, broken down by just how much you're getting back.
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Aldon Smith or Random Twitter User: Which Alleged Airplane-Bomb Threat Maker Had the Worst Sunday?

by Zach Everson. Posted Apr 14th 2014 12:59 PM
Super Bowl Football
Associated PressSan Francisco 49ers linebacker Aldon Smith during the second half of Super Bowl XLVII.
On Sunday, San Francisco 49ers linebacker Aldon Smith was arrested at Los Angeles International Airport after allegedly telling a TSA agent that he had a bomb. In a separate incident earlier in the day, now former Twitter user @QueenDemetriax_ Tweeted to American Airlines that he was part of Al Qaida and on June 1 was "gonna do something really big."

Sunday was not a good day for either Smith or @QueenDemetriax_. Let's see who had it worse.
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