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Burger King’s next conquest: Hot dog king

It may seem like a jarring addition for those who know the chain for its Whoppers. But Burger King says its ability to flame-grill meat makes hot dogs a natural fit on its menu.

Utah Rep. Susan Duckworth, D-Magna, poses for a photograph at the Utah State Capitol Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016, in Salt Lake City. Utah is one of the latest states to consider making tampons and other feminine hygiene products tax-free, diving into an international debate on whether women are penalized for their biology. Duckworth, said she wants feminine hygiene products tax-free because they are medically necessary items, but her bill would also cut taxes on adult incontinence products and children’s diapers. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

Debate on tax on tampons arrives in Utah

International debate over whether to tax tampons and other feminine hygiene products has made its way to conservative Utah, where a bill is set to be heard by a committee made of only men.

FILE - In this Nov. 17, 2014, file photo, young women snap photos of them selves at the Philadelphia Museum of Art during a rainy afternoon in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)

Philadelphia named top US destination for 2016

Travel guide Lonely Planet said Philly is experiencing a transformation to “its urban core, yet retaining its deep American history and uniquely gritty flavor.”

Krewe of Orpheus

Parades, floats, costumes mark Fat Tuesday in New Orleans

Mardi Gras is the city’s biggest tourist attraction, and thousands of people have converged on the city in recent weeks to see the elaborate parades, floats, marching bands and dance groups that wind through the city’s streets.

This image made available by Flavio Cadegiani shows damage to the deck of Royal Caribbean's ship Anthem of the Seas, Monday, Feb. 8, 2016. The ship ran into high winds and rough seas in the Atlantic Ocean on Sunday, forcing passengers into their cabins overnight. No injuries were reported and only minor damage to some public areas. The ship is turning around and sailing back to its home port in New Jersey. (Flavio Cadegiani via AP)

US senator calls for investigation of cruise ship in storm

Sen. Bill Nelson has called for the National Transportation Safety Board to investigate the voyage that forced frightened passengers into their cabins overnight Sunday as their belongings flew about, waves rose as high as 30 feet, and winds howled outside.