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Rep. Bishop joins partisan fight over future of Burt's Bees land

Republican lawmakers are trying to rein in the expansion of public lands by President Obama.

Idea for Burt's Bees land to become park becoming partisan

A congressional field hearing in the coming week on a proposal to create a national monument in northern Maine underscores how partisan lines have been drawn as Republican lawmakers try to rein in... Read more »

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Holiday air travelers get a break from long security lines

Travelers who were dreading long airport security lines Friday ahead of the Memorial Day weekend instead reported moving quickly through checkpoints after authorities opened extra screening lanes... Read more »

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Official: 19 people trapped by rising water in Kentucky cave

Two tour groups exploring a Kentucky cave were trapped Thursday by rising water, leaving 19 people missing — including two police officers who tried to reach them, authorities said. Read more »

May 26, 2016

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Site, funding unresolved in Las Vegas NFL stadium plan

A site for a proposed 65,000-seat retractable-roof stadium in Las Vegas is in question, as funding formulas are still being worked out for the project that could cost up to $1.6 billion. Read more »

May 26, 2016

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CDC urges speed on Zika as House moves to negotiate funding

The U.S. must act more quickly to protect pregnant women from birth defect-causing Zika, a top health official said Thursday even as the House left town for its Memorial Day recess with no visible... Read more »

May 26, 2016

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Off-track Yellowstone visitors not being pursued

U.S. authorities say they will not try to force four men accused of walking onto a sensitive hot spring at Yellowstone National Park to return from their homes in Canada for prosecution. Read more »

May 24, 2016

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PHOTOS: Skip the flight, board the train to Glacier National Park

Chicago skyscrapers faded into green Wisconsin, and as the sun set over the Mississippi River, we made our first vacation decision. We weren't driving, so yes, we'd have some wine. We then sat back... Read more »

May 23, 2016

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Police, soldiers swarm Mexico's Acapulco, killings continue

Along with beach towels or sandals, there's a new popular beach accessory that says a lot about the violence gripping this once-glamorous resort: a small black leather tote hanging from the neck or... Read more »

May 23, 2016

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Risks in climbing Everest in focus as 3 die, 2 go missing

An Indian climber has died while being helped down Mount Everest, just a couple of days after a Dutch and an Australian died near the peak. Two other Indian climbers are missing, and experts say... Read more »

May 23, 2016

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Hawaii shark study aims to understand why they bite

New research released Thursday shows tiger sharks naturally favor waters near Maui that are close to some of Hawaii's most popular beaches for humans. Read more »

May 19, 2016

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Museum celebrates Star Trek at 50 with artifacts, tribbles

It's been 50 years since the Starship Enterprise began its five-year mission to boldly go where no man had gone before, and Seattle's EMP Museum is marking the anniversary with an exhibition... Read more »

May 19, 2016

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Airlines say Congress is contributing to long airport lines

As airport security lines get longer, the finger-pointing over blame is growing too. Read more »

May 19, 2016

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NY police: Belligerent, knife-wielding man killed by officer

A man became belligerent as he tried to buy beer at a grocery store Wednesday morning, pulled out an 8-inch knife that he refused to drop and was shot to death by police on a busy tourist-filled... Read more »

May 18, 2016

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Grand Canyon to have new leader following harassment report

The superintendent of Grand Canyon National Park has chosen retirement over a transfer after being told the park needed new leadership to address a longstanding pattern of sexual harassment and... Read more »

May 17, 2016

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Ice cream magnate auctioning off Monticello mansion replica

Just before his 100th birthday, ice cream magnate S. Prestley Blake gave himself a $7.7 million gift — a house built to replicate Monticello, the famed Virginia home of Thomas Jefferson. Read more »

May 14, 2016

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From butterbeer to broomsticks: Universal Studios Hollywood casts a spell with new Wizarding World of Harry Potter

During spring break in Utah, Renee Huang and her children took a road trip to the sunshine coast to experience the grand opening of the new Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Studios... Read more »

May 14, 2016

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TSA: 3,000 checked bags miss flights leaving Phoenix airport

More than 3,000 checked bags missed their outbound flights in Phoenix on Thursday because of a problem with a screening system at Sky Harbor International Airport, officials with Transportation... Read more »

May 12, 2016

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Paid parking on Vegas Strip starts in June with many rules

Drivers were given a long list of rules Thursday involving MGM Resorts International's game-changing move to charge for parking on the Las Vegas Strip. Read more »

May 12, 2016

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Canadian professor: Olympics should be postponed due to Zika

With the opening ceremony in Rio de Janeiro less than three months away, a Canadian professor has called for the Olympics to be postponed or moved because of the Zika outbreak, warning the influx... Read more »

May 11, 2016

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Senators to airlines: Drop bag fees to shorten airport lines

Two U.S. senators say one way to reduce long airport security lines this summer is for airlines to drop their fees on checking luggage. Read more »

May 10, 2016

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Disney's movie business is again playing a starring role

The Magic Kingdom finally seems to be getting the hang of Hollywood magic. Read more »

May 10, 2016

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First US cruise in decades set to arrive in Havana

The first U.S. cruise ship in nearly 40 years was crossing the Florida Straits from Miami to Havana on Monday, restarting commercial travel on waters that once represented a half-century of Cold... Read more »

May 2, 2016

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Southwest, Delta tangle over whether to cut or raise fares

No one should blame consumers for being perplexed by airfares — even the airlines themselves can seem confused at times. Read more »

April 28, 2016

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Search resumes for missing treasure hunter

Authorities on Wednesday resumed the search for a Colorado man who disappeared more than three months ago while hunting for a $2 million cache of gold, jewels and artifacts in a rugged part of New... Read more »

April 27, 2016

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AP Interview: Saudi prince unveils plans to welcome tourists

Saudi Arabia has plans to issue select visas to welcome tens of thousands of tourists a year as part of a sweeping national reform plan aimed at showcasing the country's rich heritage, including... Read more »

April 26, 2016

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Despite back-to-back disasters, climbers return to Everest

When the earthquake struck last year and thousands of tons of snow and ice and earth came crashing down the mountain, some feared the climbers might never return to Mount Everest. Read more »

April 22, 2016

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Airbnb adds new recommendations features

Airbnb is adding recommendations to its online accommodations service, building on its knowledge of travelers' preferences, coupled with tips from locals. Read more »

April 19, 2016

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Jewell: 'Major course correction' needed on conservation

Interior Secretary Sally Jewell on Tuesday called for "a major course correction" in the way the nation conserves its public lands, waters and wildlife, saying climate change and other trends... Read more »

April 19, 2016

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Still many questions about Zika's threat to pregnant women

Zika may stand convicted of causing devastating birth defects but there still are lots of questions about how much of a threat the virus poses to pregnant women, and what to do about it. Read more »

April 18, 2016

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Arabic-speaking student says he was victim of Islamophobia

A college student and Iraqi refugee yanked from a Southwest Airlines flight after mentioning a terrorist group's name during a phone conversation in Arabic said Monday he was degraded and... Read more »

April 18, 2016

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Ballooning over Luxor, Egypt: Antiquities from the sky

They take off at first light, reinforced wicker baskets filled with people, heading into the skies over Luxor, Egypt. Read more »

April 18, 2016

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CDC: No doubt now that Zika virus causes rare birth defects

U.S. health officials say there's no longer any doubt that the Zika virus causes severe birth defects. Read more »

April 13, 2016

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In air travel hub of Dubai, zip line offers new way to fly

In the air travel hub of Dubai, there's a new way to fly: A zip line run by extreme sports company XDubai. Read more »

April 13, 2016

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Forget the drought, Thailand's national water fight is on

Drought? What drought? Bring out the water guns! Read more »

April 11, 2016

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US official: Kerry to offer no US apology for Hiroshima

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry won't say sorry for America's atomic bombing of Hiroshima when he visits a revered memorial. Read more »

April 10, 2016

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Shareholders approve sale of Starwood Hotels to Marriott

Marriott International has cleared one of its major hurdles on its journey to acquire rival Starwood and become the world's largest hotel chain. Read more »

April 8, 2016

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Kerry breaks record for miles traveled by secretary of state

John Kerry is now the most traveled secretary of state in U.S. history, breaking the record as he arrived in the Middle East kingdom of Bahrain on Wednesday. Read more »

April 6, 2016

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Anbang drops bid to buy Starwood, clearing way for Marriott

says it's dropping its $15 billion offer to acquire Starwood Hotels, citing various market considerations and ending a bidding war for the parent of St. Regis and Sheraton resorts. Read more »

March 31, 2016

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FBI: Man arrested after doing yoga, meditating on airplane

Authorities say a Japan-bound airplane returned to Hawaii because of a violent passenger who wanted to do yoga instead of sit in his seat. Read more »

March 30, 2016

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A long wait: Fliers brace for big security lines at airports

An expedited screening program called PreCheck was supposed to be the answer to maddeningly long security lines at the airport. But four years after its launch, the Transportation Security... Read more »

March 30, 2016

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US orders diplomatic, military families out of south Turkey

The State Department and Pentagon ordered the families of U.S. diplomats and military personnel Tuesday to leave posts in southern Turkey due to "increased threats from terrorist groups" in the... Read more »

March 29, 2016

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Retaking Syria's Palmyra reveals more shattered antiquities

The recapture of Syria's ancient city of Palmyra from the Islamic State group has brought new revelations of the destruction wreaked by the extremists, who decapitated priceless statues and smashed... Read more »

March 28, 2016

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Cuba rebukes Obama's call for change but will nix dollar tax

Cuba's government offered a rebuke Thursday of President Barack Obama's plans to use his upcoming visit to promote change on the island, even as it took a long-sought step to lift a penalty on... Read more »

March 17, 2016

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Assailants open fire at Ivory Coast beach resort

Assailants opened fire on beachgoers Sunday in Grand-Bassam, a historic resort town in Ivory Coast sending tourists fleeing through hotels. Photos posted to social media apparently taken at the... Read more »

March 13, 2016

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A trip to Poland opens the door on a diverse history

Krakow sits on the Vistula River in the southern half of Poland and is one of the most interesting and historical cities in Europe I've ever seen. Between the sadness of Auschwitz and the... Read more »

March 10, 2016

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NKorea to liquidate SKorean assets, fires missiles into sea

North Korea responded Thursday to new sanctions from South Korea by firing short-range ballistic missiles into the sea in a show of defiance and vowing to "liquidate" all remaining South Korean... Read more »

March 10, 2016

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Yellowstone bison sent to slaughter as park trims herd

Yellowstone National Park started shipping many of its famous wild bison to slaughter Wednesday to drive down the size of the park's herds and respond to concerns by the livestock industry over a... Read more »

March 9, 2016

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TV host Erin Andrews says she'll never get over nude videos

Sportscaster and TV host Erin Andrews testified Tuesday that her career has thrived since a stalker took nude videos of her and posted them on the Internet, but she doesn't think she'll ever get... Read more »

March 1, 2016

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Disney to roll out seasonal pricing on one-day park tickets

s properties in Orlando and Anaheim are rolling out seasonal prices for single-day tickets, hoping to spread out demand at the often jam-packed theme parks. Read more »

Feb. 28, 2016

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Helicopter crashes into Pearl Harbor, 1 critically hurt

A private helicopter with five people on board crashed Thursday into Pearl Harbor in Hawaii, leaving a teenage passenger in critical condition, officials said. Read more »

Feb. 18, 2016

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