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Jamaica's sweet lodgings over the water, atop the sea

(A big deal is happening: the first overwater bungalows in the Caribbean were to open Dec. 2. Similar to overwater bungalows in French Polynesia, Jamaica's Sandals Royal Caribbean in Montego Bay has figured out how to put the romantic lodgings safely in Caribbean waters. We got a sneak peek and the chance to be among the first test guests to stay overnight in one of the most romantic lodgings in the world.)

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Backpack trip tells geologic story of Grand Canyon

When I first peered into the layer cake that is the Grand Canyon several years ago, I was surprised to spot a continuous strip of green between a grayish section and a red-brown one. "How could so much shrubbery grow in the desert Southwest?" I wondered as I stood at the edge of the South Rim.

Family

Game review: 'Just Dance 17,' gets kids off the couch and into the virtual club

Parents need to know that "Just Dance 2017" is a dancing game. The game's music library includes a wide variety of dance songs, some of which include the occasional suggestive lyrics and/or dance moves. The game does require internet access in order to link to a UPlay Rewards account, public global platform for sharing, or compete online with the rest of the world. In-game ads for DLC, including "Unlimited" streaming service and premium songs, add pressure to players to spend real money beyond the price of the actual game.

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Evian’s appeal is in the water, and much more

Evian-les-Bains, France is known worldwide for the bottled water that bears its name. But the town of 8,000 has become a destination for notables from movie stars to world leaders thanks to its myriad natural and architectural attractions.

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Presenting Alabama as a multi-course meal

Armed with a list of “100 Dishes to Eat in Alabama Before You Die,” Patti and Verna ventured into the Heart of Dixie for a culinary explosion. Among their discoveries in Mobile, Huntsville, Birmingham and other stops were amazing BBQ cooked in a gas station parking lot and Southern variations on European classics.

Videos

Mark Stoops press conference about bowl game

Kentucky head football coach Mark Stoops talks about playing Georgia Tech in the TaxSlayer Bowl in Jacksonville, beating Louisville and fans reaction to it all.
Pablo Alcala palcala@herald-leader.com
Mark Stoops press conference about bowl game 3:50

Mark Stoops press conference about bowl game

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Pearl Harbor survivor speaks

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Derek Willis: Every possession matters

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Malik Monk knows there's work to be done