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  1. Cuba sees 36 percent increase in visits by Americans since thaw



    The thaw in relations between the United States and Cuba has led to a stunning 36 percent increase in visits by Americans to the island, including thousands who are flying into Cuba from third countries like Mexico to sidestep U.S. restrictions on tourism.

    Tourists enjoy cigars, mojitos and live music at the Bodeguita del Medio Bar in Old Havana, Cuba. Cuba has seen an increase in tourism from Americans and Europeans this year. See an interactive on Americans in Cuba online at tbtim.es/it2.
  2. Universal will double down on Halloween Horror Nights scares this year


    It's no surprise that after the gangbuster business Universal raked in last year for its Halloween Horror Nights, the theme park announced it is expanding the scare-fest to a record 30 nights and doubling the number of actors roaming the park to startle visitors.

  3. Four Florida spots make Dr. Beach's annual Top 10 U.S. beaches list


    HONOLULU — As the sun rises over the Pacific Ocean, Waimanalo Bay's powdery white coral sand glows in the morning light. A few people lounge in the sand as a fisherman casts his line into the turquoise water.

    In this May 19, 2015 photo, Warren Kekauoha catches a bonefish at Waimanalo Bay Beach Park in Waimanalo, Hawaii. The beach was listed as No. 1 on the 2015 list of best beaches, a list compiled annually by Florida International University Professor Stephen Leatherman, also known as Dr. Beach. [AP photo]