LOS ANGELES (AP) — A lucky few will be able to live the adventures of Phileas Fogg from Jules Verne's classic "Around the World in 80 Days."
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Today in History
Today is Wednesday, Nov. 14, the 318th day of 2018. There are 47 days left in the year.
Today's Highlight in History:
On Nov. 14, 1970, a chartered Southern Airways DC-9 crashed while trying to land in West Virginia, killing all 75 people on board, including the Marshall University football team and its coaching staff.
PARIS (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron's dog Nemo interrupted a meeting his master was having with members of his government when he urinated against a fireplace in the Elysee Palace.
French TV channel LCI on Sunday broadcast the incident, which was caught on film in a gilded and chandeliered room in the presidential palace.
When Macron realized his black Labrador-Griffon cross had just relieved himself nearby, he told the ministers that the dog "was doing something quite exceptional."
PARIS (AP) — The French presidential palace has a new occupant. Nemo has taken his first steps as the country's "first dog" after being adopted by President Emmanuel Macron and his wife, Brigitte.
The couple adopted the black male "Griffiondor," a cross between a Labrador retriever and a wirehaired pointing griffon, from an animal shelter over the weekend. The dog is 1 to 2 years old.
PARIS (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's visit to Paris:
Despite their sharp differences on a global climate agreement, President Donald Trump and French President Emmanuel Macron (eh-mahn-yoo-EHL' mah-KROHN') have set aside their differences and enjoyed a gourmet meal.
PHILLIPSBURG, N.J. (AP) — Someone has returned a book to a New Jersey library 50 years after it was taken out.
The Phillipsburg Free Public Library says its copy of Jules Verne's "Dropped From The Clouds" was left in its book drop on Thursday. It had been checked out on Jan. 5, 1967.
PARIS (AP) — French skipper Francis Joyon smashed the record for the fastest sail around the world by more than four days when he won the Jules Verne Trophy on Thursday.
Joyon and teammates Clement Surtel, Alex Pella, Bernard Stamm, Gwenole Gahinet, and Sebastien Audigane crossed the finish line off the French island of Ouessant just before 9 a.m. local time, in their 31.5-meter maxi trimaran Idec Sport.
They took 40 days, 23 hours, 30 minutes, 30 seconds.