Western brand with Chinese characteristics

In this Aug. 11, 2016 photo, ducks paddle along a canal near Club Med's resort in Guilin, China. The Club Med resort in Guilin, China, reflects Chinese tastes. There’s a contemplative vibe, including a lake with an arched bridge, lush foliage and a setting of limestone mountain peaks. (AP Photo/Kelvin Chan)

GUILIN, China (AP) — After 10 days of crisscrossing southwestern China by high-speed train with two young children in tow, exploring minority villages amid rugged scenery and often sleeping in grimy hotels, it was time for a break.

Mail by pail for Detroit’s floating ZIP code

FILE- This April 20, 2017, file photo shows the J.W. Westcott II at it's mooring on the Detroit River. A family-run Detroit company that operates the nation’s only floating ZIP code is halfway through its 144th season of making deliveries to passing Great Lakes freighters. The J.W. Westcott II cruises the Detroit River from April to December, distributing mail and other items to larger vessels. (Max Ortiz/The Detroit News via AP, File)

ABOARD THE J.W. WESTCOTT II — The U.S. has tens of thousands of ZIP codes. Only one of them floats.

NFL’s 1st female scout details groundbreaking path

Former New York Jets scout Connie Carberg poses with a recently released book, "X's And O's Don't Mean I Love You," outside the Jets practice facility in Florham Park, N.J., Wednesday, Aug. 9, 2017. How she helped deliver the sack-dancing Mark Gastineau to the Jets is just one of the many fascinating behind-the-scenes tales told by Carberg and author Elisabeth Meinecke. Gastineau went on to become one of the Jets' best and most popular players _ and helped cement Carberg's place in NFL history as the league's first female scout. (AP Photo/Dennis Waszak Jr.)

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. — Connie Carberg was incredibly antsy, barely able to contain her excitement a few moments before picking up the phone and making one of the most important calls in New York Jets history.

Sweat and guts on display at CrossFit challenge

In this Aug. 5, 2017 photo athletes of Berlin's CrossFit Aorta cheer for their teammates during the fourth edition of the "Battle of Rostock", a CrossFit competition organized by the local CrossFit Box Sturmflut (German for storm flood), in Rostock, Germany. (AP Photo/Gero Breloer)

ROSTOCK, Germany (AP) — “Get back to the beast mode!” an observer shouts in the face of a sweating athlete. “Stop wallowing in self-pity!”

Turkey bones may help trace fate of cliff dwellers

FILE - In this Aug. 27, 2005 file photo, visitors tour Cliff Palace, an ancient cliff dwelling in Mesa Verde National Park, Colo. Researchers say they have new evidence that ancestral Pueblo people who disappeared from the Mesa Verde cliff dwellings of southwestern Colorado 700 years ago migrated to what is now New Mexico. DNA from the bones of domesticated turkeys. The turkey DNA shows Native American people in the Rio Grande Valley of northern New Mexico raised and ate the same genetic strain of bird as the Mesa Verde people, and that the turkeys arrived in New Mexico about the same time Mesa Verde was abandoned, the researchers said. (AP Photo/Beth J. Harpaz,File)

DENVER — Researchers say they have found a new clue into the mysterious exodus of ancient cliff-dwelling people from the Mesa Verde area of Colorado more than 700 years ago: DNA from the bones of domesticated turkeys.

Canadian Rockies: From rugged hikes to upscale resorts

In this July 6, 2017 photo, a bridge crosses a stream along the Iceline Trail in Yoho National Park in Canada's stretch of the Rocky Mountains, straddling the border of British Columbia and Alberta. It is an outdoorsman's paradise with scenic mountain hikes and crystal-blue water. (AP Photo/Adam Kealoha Causey)

CANMORE, Alberta — Canada’s stretch of the Rocky Mountains is an outdoor paradise with something for everyone: upscale resorts surrounded by jagged mountains, isolated hikes offering an escape from urban life and crystal-blue water that dares you to feel the chill.



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