Google’s Waymo to launch driverless taxi service in two months

Waymo, Google and parent company Alphabet’s self-driving car subsidiary, plans to launch its first self-driving taxi service in the next two months. The company’s chief executive officer, John Krafcik, told an audience at the Wall Street Journal’s D.Live conference on Tuesday that the service will first launch in Phoenix, according to a report from the […]

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Boston Christmas tree lighting events for the 2018 season

Once again, it’s time to watch Boston’s Christmas trees light up for the season, and the festivities begin this month. Ahead, discover six festive tree-lighting events taking place across the city. Santa and his elves will be part of the Macy’s tree lighting at 5 p.m. Nov. 23 in Downtown Crossing. The fun begins at […]

Got a new credit card? Don’t let it spoil your holiday

Frances Kirk writes On a recent family trip to Vancouver we discovered that our pre-booked Airbnb apartment was occupied when we let ourselves in using a key code given to us by the host.  On contacting both Airbnb and the host, it transpired that Airbnb had cancelled our booking due to non-payment. The reason given […]

Beloved toy store FAO Schwarz makes its comeback

NEW YORK (AP) — Three years after it closed its beloved toy store on Fifth Avenue, FAO Schwarz has returned to New York. A new FAO opened Friday in Manhattan’s Rockefeller Center, about 10 blocks from its former home near Central Park. For more than 150 years, FAO Schwarz was known in New York City […]

The best steak sandwich ever at BLT Prime

Time travelers may remember when the Old Post Office Building on Pennsylvania Avenue offered a cacophony of noise, bad food court smells and sweaty tourists. That changed in 2016, when the historic building was transformed into the Trump International Hotel. Today, the large, serene atrium lobby is awash in shades of cream and blue, with […]

Why Martin Truex Jr. and Furniture Row want to exit NASCAR on top

The first number to roll off John Parks’ tongue isn’t 18, the number of NASCAR Cup championships Denver’s Furniture Row Racing, The Little Shop That Could, takes into its final weekend. It isn’t 15, the number of Cup pole positions snared by the only NASCAR team headquartered west of the Mississippi River. Or 307, the […]

Tracking condors on the most luxurious train in South America

For too long, there’s been a significant gap in my personal map of South America. I’ve covered most of it by plane, coach, ferry and horse, but never Peru and never anywhere by train. At the start of the year, a friend was touring the country, documenting it constantly on Instagram. I found myself checking […]

AP PHOTOS: Sights of Rome include monumental eyesores

ROME (AP) – Rome’s monumental problems of garbage and decay exist side-by-side with the Italian capital’s glories, including the Colosseum. Associated Press photographers recently trained their cameras on some of the eyesores. With City Hall administrations often mired in scandal, Romans over the last few years have started trying to fix the mess themselves. Pie’ […]

Why Zimbabwe might just offer Africa’s best safari experience

As a child, the ultimate treat was a day out to Knowsley Safari Park, a mere mile from my Merseyside home. However, it being the Seventies and us not having a car, we’d have to wait for four-wheeled visitors to take us. It usually ended with them driving off in a huff minus their windscreen […]

Nissan’s U.S. profit push bogs down as sales slow

YOKOHAMA, Japan — Nissan Motor Co. concedes it waited too long to start its U.S. retail reform. Just as the carmaker tries to break its addiction to incentives and fleet sales, the U.S. slowdown is making it harder as rivals throw more cash on the hood. As a result, Nissan’s push to improve U.S. profits […]