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'Protest tourism': How Hong Kong demonstrations are affecting travel

With an efficient subway, multiple inexpensive taxis and a good public bus system, Hong Kong is normally one of the world's easiest major cities to get around.

Hospitals ask patients to pay upfront

Get ready to whip out your credit card before you are wheeled into the operating room or undergo an MRI.

Police: Arrest in Graham disappearance yields break in another case

The arrest of Jesse Matthew -- the suspect in the disappearance of University of Virginia student Hannah Graham -- has resulted in a "significant break" in the 2009 death of another young woman in the same area, police said.

Iowa couple's 150% tip goes viral

Makenzie and Steven Schultz of Cedar Rapids, Iowa hired a babysitter Saturday night and headed to a new restaurant in town to celebrate their wedding anniversary. What happened next caught the attention of the world.

Arrest made after Arkansas real estate agent vanishes on job

Aaron Lewis was arrested Monday in connection with the disappearance of Arkansas real estate agent Beverly Carter, police say.

Doctors: Think twice about 'the pill' for teen birth control

When it comes to effective birth control for teens, "the pill" might be considered a reproductive relic.

Who is Oklahoma beheading suspect Alton Nolen?

He calls himself Jah'Keem Yisrael on Facebook. But he grew up as Alton Nolen, a good kid raised in a loving home, said a woman who identified herself as the mother of the Oklahoma beheading suspect in an online posting.

George Clooney legally ties the knot

George Clooney, the man long considered one of Hollywood's most eligible bachelors, followed up his private wedding to British human rights attorney Amal Alamuddin with a civil ceremony in Venice, Italy, on Monday.

Boy, 15, pens viral letter about Emma Watson speech

A 15-year-old British schoolboy has struck a chord with his eloquent response to actress Emma Watson's United Nations speech encouraging men to join in the fight for gender equality.

Air travel still hobbled after Chicago fire

If you are traveling today, you may want to check with your airline.