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Sherpas leave Everest; some expeditions nix climbs after avalanche

Dozens of Sherpa guides packed up their tents and left Mount Everest's base camp after the deaths of colleagues.

Sherpas leave Everest; some expeditions nix climbs

Dozens of Sherpa guides packed up their tents and left Mount Everest's base camp Wednesday, after the deaths of 16 of their colleagues in an avalanche exposed an undercurrent of resentment by... Read more »

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Climate change likely to make Everest even riskier

Climbing to the roof of the world is becoming less predictable and possibly more dangerous, scientists say, as climate change brings warmer temperatures that may eat through the ice and snow on... Read more »

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Fearing the Icefall: On Everest, dangers are clear

On Everest, everybody knows that the Icefall is dangerous. They've known it for generations, since the first great Everest mountaineer, George Mallory, turned away from the Khumbu Icefall in 1921,... Read more »

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Teen stowaway shows holes in vast airport security

Surveillance cameras at San Jose International Airport successfully captured the teenager on the tarmac, climbing up the landing gear of a jet. But in the end, the cameras failed because no one... Read more »

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Frank Lloyd Wright tower opens for public tours

Frank Lloyd Wright fans will get their first look at one of his most unusual buildings, an industrial tower with a tree-like design, when a home products company opens its former research and... Read more »

April 22, 2014

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Exhibit recreates Warhol's 1964 World's Fair mural

Even for a 1964 New York World's Fair that celebrated "The World of Tomorrow," Andy Warhol may have been ahead of his time. Read more »

April 21, 2014

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Household rat poison linked to death and disease in wildlife

The mountain lion known as P-22 looked majestic just a few months ago, in a trail-camera photo shot against the backdrop of the Hollywood sign. Read more »

April 21, 2014

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T. rex gets new home in Smithsonian dinosaur hall

More than 100 years after dinosaurs were first displayed on the National Mall, T. rex — the king — is joining the Smithsonian collection after a 2,000-mile journey from Montana. Read more »

April 15, 2014

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Crocodile close calls: UK man walks length of Nile

Close calls with crocodiles, a brutal civil war and even the death of a fellow traveler have not deterred a British man from attempting to walk the length of the Nile River. Read more »

April 11, 2014

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Airlines' on-time record took a beating in Feb.

The bad news for travelers is that U.S. airlines posted terrible on-time numbers and record cancelations in February, as winter storms fouled operations at several large airports. Read more »

April 10, 2014

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California bill ending SeaWorld orca shows stalls

A California bill that sought to end killer whale shows at SeaWorld in San Diego and phase out keeping them in captivity has been put on hold, meaning it's dead for the year. Read more »

April 8, 2014

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Glorious national park 'basement' is science wonderland

Just across the Nevada border from Utah, one of the region's lesser-known national parks offers underground tours in a spectacular cave that's rich with scientific interest and clues about the... Read more »

April 8, 2014

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Explore the world of Anne Frank, no need to go to Holland

The world of Anne Frank is presented in suburban Atlanta. The exhibit's purpose is to tell the story of the Holocaust through one person's eyes. Read more »

April 7, 2014

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American art to flood US billboards this summer

Five museums say they are organizing the largest outdoor art show to showcase American art nationwide this summer. Read more »

April 7, 2014

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Lufthansa cancels 900 flights due to strike

Lufthansa canceled almost 900 domestic and intercontinental flights on Wednesday, after the pilots' union started a three-day strike in a wage dispute with Germany's largest airline. Read more »

April 2, 2014

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Forest Service backs ski area's snowboarding ban

The U.S. Forest Service says its supports one of the last U.S. ski resorts to prohibit snowboarding in a court battle over a ban that snowboarders call discriminatory. Read more »

April 1, 2014

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Death Valley in spring: Beautiful and not that hot

The perception of Death Valley is that it's hot and desolate. Read more »

April 1, 2014

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Airlines urge more security, passenger checks

The Malaysian airliner's disappearance underscores the need for improvements in security, both in tracking aircraft and in screening passengers, the International Air Transport Association said... Read more »

April 1, 2014

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Riders wowed by view from big Vegas Ferris wheel (+photos)

Tourists are taking in the view from a skyline-changing observation wheel that offers a unique look at sparkling casinos and distant mountains from high above the heart of the Las Vegas Strip. Read more »

March 31, 2014

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Trails to close for work projects at Zion National Park

The Zion National Park trail crew will begin a multiyear project to rehabilitate several trails out of the Weeping Rock shuttle area during the summer. Read more »

March 31, 2014

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FCC: Thousands of hotels don't offer direct 911

Tens of thousands of hotels don't allow guests to directly reach emergency services when they dial 911, according to a national survey taken after a 9-year-old girl couldn't call for help while her... Read more »

March 25, 2014

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Jet mystery unfolds as Asian air travel booms

The transfixing mystery of the Malaysia Airlines jet that went missing with 239 people on board has unfolded in a region where air travel is undergoing supercharged growth after decades of being... Read more »

March 20, 2014

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Salt Lake City transit Hive Passes now on sale

The city’s new resident transit pass, the Hive Pass, is now available at three permanent sales locations as well as a variety of mobile sales opportunities at locations around the city. Read more »

March 18, 2014

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New maps point out geological hazards near Zion National Park

To help administrative and planning officials, as well as consultants and homeowners, the state released a new set of maps that identifies the kinds of geologic hazards that may impact existing and... Read more »

March 17, 2014

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NYC to host smartphone hunt for giant Easter eggs

New York City is getting ready for an old-fashioned Easter egg hunt with a 21st-century twist: The public will hunt for the eggs as part of an interactive contest using a smartphone app. Read more »

March 17, 2014

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