Restoring the environment in Puerto Rico

In this In Feb. 28, 2018, photo, diver and Force Blue Co-Founder Rudy Reyes handles a crate full of coral to replace corals ripped off the reef during Hurricane Maria, as part of a nearly $1.5 million coral reef restoration effort largely funded by the federal government, off the coast of Fajardo, Puerto Rico. The group is focusing on the island's northeast region, where swaths of mostly elkhorn and staghorn corals received the brunt of large swells generated during the hurricane. (Jim Hellemn via AP)

FAJARDO, Puerto Rico (AP) — As crews re-string electric lines and clear debris from Hurricane Maria, a small group of Puerto Rican and international conservationists is working on rebuilding natural wonders destroyed by the strongest storm to hit the island in nearly a century.

Tips to save money on trip to Europe

FILE- In this April 23, 2014, file photo, people pass an arrivals sign at the new Heathrow Airport Terminal 2 in London. Airfares to Europe this summer are expected to be slightly higher than last year, blame the rise in jet fuel prices, but that's an overall, average figure. On some routes, fares are running well below last year's prices. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth, File)

DALLAS — Europe never seems to lose its appeal to American travelers, and the growth of discount airlines and alternatives to expensive hotels make visiting the Old World a bit more affordable.

Postcard from the Orient Express

Actors wait for guests on the platform by the Orient Express at the Gare de l'Est train station in Paris, Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018. For his maiden voyage aboard the Orient Express, Agatha Christie's great-grandson James Prichard reminisced on what first enchanted the Queen of Crime with the fabled locomotive that has recently been restored by the French state. And why its voyage to the exotic east not only inspired one of her most famous mysteries, it also defined her. (AP Photo/Thomas Adamson)

During his first voyage aboard the Orient Express, Agatha Christie’s great-grandson reminisced on what first enamored the Queen of Crime with the fabled locomotive that has recently been restored by the French state.

Gear, gadgets for cleaning a dog

This undated photo shows Paw Boss's mobile paw washing system. With two reservoirs for clean and dirty water it can be decorated with one of several fun vinyl skins to coordinate with home décor. (Paw Boss/Kevin Skibinski via AP)

Those of us with outdoor-loving pets know the downside to all that freewheeling frolic: muddy paws, tangled fur, and often much worse.



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