| Jan 10, 2008
| 3:32 PM
Sir Edmund Hillary, the mountain-climbing New Zealand beekeeper who became a mid-20th century hero as the first person to reach the summit of Mount Everest, has died. He was 88.
Hillary, who made his historic climb to the top of the world's highest...
| May 21, 2010
| 9:34 PM
Jordan Romero, a 13-year-old from Big Bear Lake, Calif., has become the youngest person to scale Mt. Everest, the world's tallest peak. The eighth-grader's contingent confirmed by satellite phone on Saturday (Himalayan time) that his climbing group, which...
| Jun 14, 2010
| 9:34 PM
KATMANDU, Nepal â Nepal's government was investigating the poaching of rhinos in the Himalayan nation after 28 of the endangered animals were killed over the last 11 months, an official said Monday. Prime Minister Madhav Kumar Nepal and Forest Minister....
| Feb 8, 2009
For tourist information on selected foreign destinations, contact the government offices below. For information about a country not listed, call the United Nations at (212) 963-1234, dial 0 and ask for the number of the country's U.N. mission or...
| Feb 8, 2009
People always ask me how I decide where to go.
I read, I see movies, I stare at maps, I dream.
And in doing so, I arrived at these 10 places that are tops on my list for 2009. Some are old favorites that are newly affordable. Others have a special...
| May 24, 2010
| 11:40 AM
BIG BEAR, Calif. -- 13-year-old Jordan Romero from Big Bear became the youngest person to climb Mt. Everest, the world's tallest peak, on Saturday.
A spokesman for the eighth grader says Romero's team called him by satellite phone Saturday from the...
| May 22, 2010
Meriwether Lewis and William Clark embarked on their storied exploration of the uncharted western United States in May 1804. Although they didn't really know what they were looking for or what they might find, they set out on their ambitious pursuit...
| Jan 1, 2010
| 1:30 PM
| Jan 22, 2010
| 4:10 AM
NEW DELHI -- Indian airports were on high alert Friday after intelligence services received information that al-Qaida-linked militants were plotting to hijack a plane.
Such an attack would be the first major terrorist strike in India since 10 heavily...
| Apr 6, 2010
| 3:41 PM
LOS ANGELES -- Mt. Everest is 8,000 miles away from Los Angeles and 29,000 feet higher.
Tuesday, 13 year old Jordan Romero is making that long and dangerous journey to conquer world's highest peak.
If he succeeds he will become the youngest person in...
| Oct 7, 2009
| 9:01 AM
LOS ANGELES -- A local athlete is attempting to climb one of the world's tallest mountains, thirteen months after he survived an expedition on K2 in Pakistan that claimed the lives of 11 other climbers.
Nick Rice, 24, of Hermosa Beach, is currently 18,...
| Mar 20, 2005
Michael Palin may be best known for his roles in "Monty Python's Flying Circus" and the highly irreverent film "Life of Brian," but it is through his travels that many of us feel a common bond. In 1988, he undertook a globe-circling trip for the BBC...