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Suu Kyi: Incoming government to prioritize peace in Myanmar

YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Aung San Suu Kyi said Monday that building peace will be the first priority of her pro-democracy party’s incoming administration when it replaces Myanmar’s military-backed government soon. Suu Kyi spoke at the headquarters of her National League for Democracy to mark the nation’s Independence Day. She …

Stronger economy, cheap gas expected to spur holiday travel

NEW YORK (AP) — A stronger economy, rising consumer confidence and cheap gasoline will likely have Americans traveling in big numbers this Independence Day. An estimated 41.9 million people will travel 50 miles or more from home during the holiday weekend, up 0.7 percent from last year and the most …

Officials: Pope pilgrims should plan to walk in Philadelphia

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Pilgrims heading to Philadelphia to see Pope Francis will face many travel restrictions in the city and need to start looking at transportation options now — and should anticipate walking about two miles a day, officials said Tuesday. “Private vehicles will really not be a viable option,” …

Hill shares blame for clipping holiday travelers’ wings

Mad about standing in a long airport security line during this holiday weekend? Don’t just blame TSA. You can also fume at Congress. As much as lawmakers, privacy advocates and many air travelers like to vent about the Transportation Security Administration, decisions originating from Capitol Hill have also placed burdens …

Mass. tavern boss happy as clam with chowder title

BOSTON (AP) — A restaurant celebrating its 25th anniversary this year also is celebrating the prestigious title of Boston’s Best Chowder. More than 200 gallons of clam chowder were ladled out to thousands of people at a contest called Chowderfest here on Sunday to determine who makes New England’s signature …