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Yellowstone wolf shootings draw scrutiny as Montana trapping season set to begin

BILLINGS, Mont. - The shooting of collared grey wolves from Yellowstone National Park is prompting Montana wildlife commissioners to consider new restrictions against killing the predators in areas near the park.

'Sistine Chapel of the Andes' a popular choice for special weddings, baptisms in Bolivia

ORURUO, Bolivia - The colonial-era house of worship known in Bolivia as the "Sistine Chapel of the Andes" was filled with flowers over the weekend for those celebrating two weddings and seven baptisms on the windswept mountain plateau.

UK police unable to identify man who fell from sky to his death in September, appeal for help

LONDON - Police believe he was from Africa, probably from Angola, but they don't know his identity.

Toronto museums let loose with adults-only parties that mix art with alcohol

TORONTO - A massive duck-billed dinosaur looms over the dance floor at one of Toronto's newest hot spots, overlooking the DJ churning out throbbing house music. On the other side, a hulking Buddha sits cross-legged, its hands clasped in prayer.

Storm-battered coastal areas in NJ, NY race to fix boardwalks - some without the boards

SEASIDE HEIGHTS, N.J. - Coastal communities pummeled by Superstorm Sandy are rushing to rebuild their boardwalks in time for next summer. They're in a race to finish by the end of May to retain tourist money they will need next year more than ever.
Dickens' home restored to best of times

Dickens' home restored to best of times

Charles Dickens' London home has gone from "Bleak House" to "Great Expectations.

Unique flavour

Distillers muse over what makes Irish whiskey special. They'll tell you it's the best
What to see amid Middle Earth

What to see amid Middle Earth

With this month's release of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, New Zealand hopes to reclaim some of the Middle-earth magic that helped boost tourism after the success of the previous movie trilogy The Lord of the Rings.

British English can drive you barmy

Oscar Wilde once said, "We have really everything in common with America nowadays, except, of course, language" - and it's still true. On your first trip to Britain, you'll find plenty of linguistic surprises.

Portland cycling tour rolls with a beer or two

This is one of the most bicycle-friendly cities in the world. It also boasts a legendary beer scene. With care, the two can be enjoyed together in moderation.