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Updated Apr 15, 2014 at 2:02 PM

Dining with a princess or a mouse (Mickey, of course) is all the rage in Disney World — but there are so many character breakfasts to choose from that it can get overwhelming. While these breakfasts are expensive, there are many perks: Your child will meet all of his favorite characters at once (so you won’t have to stand in line at the park); you get access to the parks early for photos and if you time it correctly, you can go on a few rides before your meal; and, of course, you can make your...

Posted Apr 13, 2014 at 12:01 AM

Beijing artist Liang Kegang returned from a business trip in southern France with well-rested lungs and a small item of protest against his home city's choking pollution: a glass jar of clean, Provence air.

Posted Apr 13, 2014 at 12:01 AM

An Oklahoma City girl has sold a 3.85-carat diamond she found at an Arkansas park for $20,000.

Posted Apr 6, 2014 at 12:01 AM

At the time — the evening of March 24 — it seemed like the breakthrough the world was waiting for. In a hastily called speech, Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak announced that an unprecedented analysis of satellite signals concluded...

Updated Apr 3, 2014 at 10:42 AM

The Storm Prediction Center says tornadoes, hail and damaging winds are likely Thursday from a powerful storm system.

Updated Mar 31, 2014 at 11:59 AM

Florida tourism is at an all-time high this year as people are "snow done" with the long, brutal winter and early spring weather. Airports are overcrowded, and the Marriott Resort Marco Island is no exception. This resort is at full capacity during...

Updated Mar 27, 2014 at 1:51 PM

Work has begun on two significant Arkansas Highways and Transportation Department projects that will affect motorists in and around Hope for a big chunk of this year.

Updated Mar 25, 2014 at 9:48 AM

Jim Johnson, of Hope, has traveled many a mile in the cab of a tractor-trailer rig and attributes his living around the world to his military training.

Updated Mar 18, 2014 at 12:04 PM

By Glenda WindersCreators SyndicateIt’s too bad the Disney parks have laid claim to the phrase “happiest place on Earth” because I would make the argument that the title rightfully belongs to Arbor Day Farm in Nebraska City, Neb.

Updated Mar 18, 2014 at 11:57 AM

Like many Americans, when I hear the word “Mekong” I get an image that comes from movies dealing with the Vietnam War, but now those images are banished forever. After my eight-day cruise on the Mekong Explorer, I now know the Mekong River between...

Updated Mar 18, 2014 at 11:39 AM

Picture a dark-blue crystalline sea that winds through narrow passages flanked by vertical rocky cliffs rising some 4,000 feet, where isolated, historic wooden farmhouses dot leaf-green meadows. Imagine a small coastal island city where almost all...

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