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Are $40 Toll Roads The Future? : NPR

How much would you pay to avoid traffic jams on your daily commute? $10? $20? How about $40? That’s how much a tollway in the Virginia suburbs of Washington, D.C., charged for a short time last week. Outraged commuters call it highway robbery. But transportation officials say the high-priced toll …

Experts meet in Egypt over moving King Tut artifacts

CAIRO (AP) — Archaeologists and conservation experts met in Cairo on Sunday to discuss the safe transportation of King Tutankhamun’s throne, chests and bed from the Egyptian Museum in central Cairo to a new one being built on the other side of the Egyptian capital. The meeting, organized by the …

Navy bans vaping on ships after explosions, burns

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — The U.S. Navy is banning vaping on ships after at least a dozen reports of explosions and injuries. Naval commanders said in a statement Friday that the temporary electronic cigarette policy aims to protect sailors and the fleet. It starts next month. Officials cited overheated batteries …

Prince Harry describes mental problems after Diana’s death

LONDON (AP) — Prince Harry has broken with royal tradition of maintaining silence about mental health issues by speaking candidly of his problems following the death of his mother Princess Diana. The 32-year-old prince told The Daily Telegraph in an interview published Monday that he needed counseling and nearly suffered …