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Dinosaur no more: UK museum's Dippy to be retired in 2017

Dippy the dinosaur is being retired from London's Natural History Museum — and his fans aren't happy.

I-15 lane splits to extend to 2600 South in Bountiful

The Utah Department of Transportation is advising motorists that lane splits presently in place on I-15 in South Davis County will extend to 2600 South beginning Tuesday, Feb. 3. Read more »

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10 Things to See: A week of top AP photos

Here's your look at highlights from the weekly AP photo report, a gallery featuring a mix of front-page photography, the odd image you might have missed and lasting moments our editors think you should see. Read more »

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Fugitive treasure hunter says in court he is very sick

A treasure hunter who vanished two years ago while he was in a dispute over one of the greatest deep-sea hauls in American history was in court Thursday, appearing ready to defend himself and... Read more »

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Dinosaur no more: UK museum's Dippy to be retired in 2017

Dippy the dinosaur is being retired from London's Natural History Museum — and his fans aren't happy. Read more »

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Fugitive treasure hunter nabbed in Florida after 2-year hunt

A fugitive treasure hunter embroiled in a legal fight over what's been described as the greatest lost treasure in American history has been arrested in Florida after more than two years on the lam,... Read more »

Jan. 28, 2015

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New Englanders dig out after forecasters get it right

Trudging through knee-high snow, New Englanders began digging out from a blizzard Wednesday with grudging respect for the forecasters, who missed the mark in New York but were right on the money in... Read more »

Jan. 28, 2015

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Gold nuggets stolen from Wells Fargo museum worth $10,000

Thieves in a stolen SUV smashed through the glass doors of the Wells Fargo History Museum in downtown San Francisco before dawn Tuesday and made off with up to 10 ounces of historic gold nuggets... Read more »

Jan. 27, 2015

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From ocean to ocean, through the Panama Canal

Nina and Fred Fenton have gone on 40 cruises, including five times through the Panama Canal since 1998, but they keep coming back. Read more »

Jan. 26, 2015

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Travelers like plan for rail link to NY's LaGuardia Airport

Tom Fiore knows what it's like to sit in a taxi for as long as two agonizing hours, over bridges or through a tunnel, to travel a mere eight miles from midtown Manhattan to LaGuardia Airport in... Read more »

Jan. 25, 2015

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It's a hoot hanging out with owls at this Tokyo cafe

In the U.S., hanging out in a cafe with animals is such an exotic concept that people can't get enough of it. A pop-up cat cafe in New York last year had lines down the block. Online reservations... Read more »

Jan. 21, 2015

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Yosemite climbers stuck together amid hardship and falls

When climber Kevin Jorgeson was stalled for days about halfway up the 3,000-foot Dawn Wall of El Capitan, he suggested that his partner Tommy Caldwell go on without him to finish an historic... Read more »

Jan. 16, 2015

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Peter Jackson helping to open WWI museum after 'Hobbit' wrap

Director Peter Jackson said Wednesday he's putting his energy into helping launch a museum to commemorate World War I after finishing his "Hobbit" movie trilogy. Read more »

Jan. 14, 2015

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AirTran leads US airlines in on-time arrivals; among 4 largest airlines, Delta is best

Airways tops all U.S. airlines in the latest rankings for on-time arrivals, knocking off perennial winner Hawaiian Airlines. Read more »

Jan. 13, 2015

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Volcanic eruption causes cancellation of flights to Tonga

All international flights to the small island nation of Tonga were cancelled Tuesday after a volcanic eruption sent plumes of ash into the sky. Read more »

Jan. 12, 2015

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In resort towns, working class squeezed out as rich move in

At first, Loly Garcia didn't have to travel far to her jobs in the chic hotels of this fabled tourist town. She shared a tiny studio apartment with her father, brother and a cousin after arriving... Read more »

Jan. 12, 2015

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Golden Gate Bridge closing for safety upgrade this weekend

The Golden Gate Bridge will shut down to private vehicles for 52 hours starting at midnight Friday so workers can install a moveable median barrier designed to prevent head-on collisions, part of... Read more »

Jan. 9, 2015

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5 new measles cases reported with ties to Disneyland

Five more people who visited Disney theme parks in California last month have fallen ill with measles, bringing the number of cases in the state to a dozen, local health officials said Friday. Read more »

Jan. 9, 2015

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Selfie sticks: Tourist convenience or purely narcissi-stick?

Selfies at tourist attractions are nothing new. But until recently, if you wanted a perfectly composed picture of yourself with Times Square or the Colosseum in the background, you might have asked... Read more »

Jan. 8, 2015

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Ms. Gaters' girls: Coach drives for wins, on court and off

The coach leans forward, her hands pressed on a table in a band room off the gymnasium, where a basketball game is about to start. She is silent for a minute or two. Her players shift uncomfortably. Read more »

Jan. 6, 2015

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Forest Service yanks $10 million contract to boost its image

The U.S. Forest Service has decided not to spend $10 million on a five-year nationwide public relations campaign to brand itself as a public agency that cares about people and nature. Read more »

Jan. 6, 2015

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2 men attempt most difficult rock climb in world at Yosemite

Two men are roughly halfway through what has been called the hardest rock climb in the world: a free climb of a half-mile section of exposed granite in California's Yosemite National Park. Read more »

Jan. 6, 2015

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California to begin work on nation's first bullet train

California's high-speed rail project reaches a milestone Tuesday as officials mark the start of work on the nation's first bullet train, which is designed to whisk travelers at 200 mph between Los... Read more »

Jan. 6, 2015

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2 men attempt most difficult climb in world at Yosemite

Two men are roughly halfway through what has been called the hardest rock climb in the world: a free climb of a half-mile section of exposed granite in California's Yosemite National Park. Read more »

Jan. 5, 2015

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Strong dollar makes world travel cheaper for Americans

Trips in Europe or Asia should be cheaper for Americans this year. Read more »

Jan. 5, 2015

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Historians: Battle of New Orleans crucial for US

New historical research is shedding light on how pivotal the victory by Maj. Gen. Andrew Jackson and his ragtag army of frontiersmen, Creoles, slaves and American Indians was at the Battle of New... Read more »

Jan. 1, 2015

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