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Which U.S. city is the most expensive to rent a car?

NEW YORK – Nowhere in the United States is renting a car over the summer more costly than in Philadelphia. That conclusion is the result of a new survey from CheapCarRental.net. In determining the rankings, the survey compared 50 main destinations in the USA based on their car rental rates …

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Angkor temple entrance fee to almost double

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia — Cambodia’s government says visitors to the famed Angkor temple complex will have to pay almost twice as much for admission starting next February. The government said in a statement Friday that the price of single-day tickets will rise from $20 currently to $37. A three-day pass …

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Violence in London tourist hub not terrorism related

LONDON — A Norwegian teenager of Somali origin is suspected of going on a knife rampage through London’s tourist hub of Russell Square, killing an American woman and injuring five other people, police said Thursday. The London force sent extra officers into the city streets and mobilized counterterror detectives, but …

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Hurricanes, wildfires & volcanoes, oh my! From Mexico to Indonesia

MEXICO CITY — Mother Earth is wreaking havoc in several destinations around the world, with everything from hurricanes and volcanic eruptions putting a dent in travellers’ plans. Tropical Storm Earl is expected to strengthen into a hurricane before it makes landfall, probably in Belize, forecasters said Wednesday. The U.S. National Hurricane Center …

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Airbnb lawyers up! Suing second city in two weeks

ANAHEIM, Calif. — Airbnb is suing the city of Anaheim over a law that regulates short-term rentals. The Orange County Register says Thursday’s suit argues the city violates free-speech rights and federal law by holding Airbnb responsible when users post listings for illegal short-term rentals. Anaheim is home to Disneyland …

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