Weekend: Chance of Precipitation: Fri: 30% / Sat: 40% / Sun: 20%.
Millions of Americans will cross 'structurally deficient' bridges this weekend
The Washington state bridge collapse that spilled two cars into the Skagit River could give Americans pause as they hit the roads for Memorial Day holiday travel.With good reason.This weekend, millions will cross 66,000 bridges that the federal government has deemed "structurally deficient," meaning key elements are in poor condition.The Federal Highway Administration hastens to note that label do...
Sat, 25 May 2013 09:11:18 GMT
Picnicking tourists rescued from floating iceberg in Iceland
A group of American tourists have been rescued from a drifting Icelandic iceberg that broke off from land as they were trying to picnic upon it, complete with folding chairs and table.The five imperiled picknicers are safe, plucked by a small rescue boat from the ice slab floating atop deathly frigid waters of the Fjallsrln glacial lagoon in Iceland, five-and-a-half hours east of Reykhavik.The ...
Sat, 25 May 2013 09:11:18 GMT
It's a snap! National Parks
Next week's photo assignment: SPLASH.Very nice photos for this week's photo assignment, NATIONAL PARKS. Now get out there and submit them to the National Parks photo contest by uploading them to sharetheexperience.org.Scroll through the collection and vote for your favorite. When you're done, upload your own best SPLASH photos -- we may choose one of your photos for next week's spread!
Sat, 25 May 2013 09:11:17 GMT
Gov. Christie boosts Jersey Shore with Memorial Day weekend road trip
After famously telling hurricane-weary tourists in 2011 to get the hell back on the beach," New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is on another, softer, mission to lure visitors back to his states sandy shores.With the destruction caused by Hurricane Sandy last fall still on the minds of many vacationers, Christie is spending Memorial Day weekend the unofficial start of the summer season traveling ...
Sat, 25 May 2013 09:11:16 GMT
Americas best beaches
Delays after passenger jet lands at Heathrow with engine fire
LONDON - Europes busiest airport was disrupted for several hours Friday after a British Airways plane made an emergency landing at Heathrow with a fire in at least one engine.Thousands of travelers were delayed or diverted to other London airports following the incident, shortly after 8 a.m. local time (3 a.m. ET).All 75 passengers were safely evacuated from the Airbus A319 using emergency chutes...
Fri, 24 May 2013 21:07:43 GMT
Jersey shore is back open for business
Beware postcards promising free trips and tickets
Baited mousetraps are landing in mailboxes around the country in the form of postcards and letters promising two round-trip airline tickets plus hotel room or a free cruise if you call a toll-free number right away.These award notices often include the names of major airlines and well-known hotels. But the real companies have nothing to do with the notices.These are invitations to a high-pressu...
Fri, 24 May 2013 19:50:08 GMT
Museums launch free admission for military families
Active duty military personnel and their families now have one more tradition to add to the Memorial Day holiday weekend: free admission at more than 2,000 arts, science and history museums around the country.The patriotic perk comes courtesy of the "Blue Star Museums" program and includes complimentary entrance to sites in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and American Samoa f...
Fri, 24 May 2013 18:38:49 GMT
Behind Jersey Shores signature banner planes