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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.

World Bank sees modest economic drag from Zika

BOGOTA, Colombia — The spread of Zika will have a modest drag on economies in Latin America, with tourism-dependent Caribbean nations most at risk, the World Bank said Thursday. It made $150... Read more »

Feb. 18, 2016

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US, Cuba sign deal on commercial flights

The United States and Cuba on Tuesday signed a deal restoring commercial air traffic for the first time in five decades, allowing of dozens of new daily flights to bring hundreds of thousands more... Read more »

Feb. 16, 2016

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Much is new at George Washington's Mount Vernon

From George Washington's dentures to state-of-the-art videos and reconstructed slave quarters, much has been added in the past decade to the visitor experience at Mount Vernon, the first U.S.... Read more »

Feb. 16, 2016

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US, Cuba to sign agreement on restarting commercial flights

The United States and Cuba will sign an agreement next week to resume commercial air traffic for the first time in five decades, starting the clock on dozens of new flights operating daily by next... Read more »

Feb. 12, 2016

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WHO: Zika vaccines at least 18 months away from broad trials

Possible Zika vaccines are at least 18 months away from large-scale trials, the World Health Organization said Friday, while advising pregnant women to consider delaying travel to areas where the... Read more »

Feb. 12, 2016

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Smithsonian giving visitors a virtual look inside Apollo 11

They are bits of space graffiti hidden from the public for decades: a crude calendar, scrawled lunar coordinates and markings warning of a locker containing "smelly waste." Read more »

Feb. 12, 2016

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Tour operators say Zika could be bad for Olympics business

If the Zika virus — or fear of it — keeps spreading, the head of a sports travel agency handling tour packages for the Rio de Janeiro Olympics fears for her business. Read more »

Feb. 12, 2016

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Zion anticipating large crowds over Presidents Day weekend

Visitation at Zion National Park has increased dramatically over the past few years, especially on holidays and long weekends. And Presidents Day weekend is no exception. Read more »

Feb. 11, 2016

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Woven of dignity: Black seamstress' legacy on display

For generations, any woman in who owned a dress made by Willie Otey Kay owned an heirloom, a coveted gem, a treasure beyond price. Read more »

Feb. 11, 2016

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Lowest price for Super Bowl ticket is $3,000, company says

For a mere $3,000, you can attend the Super Bowl. Read more »

Feb. 6, 2016

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Hotels expand options to keep guests healthy on the road

Running concierges, a hotel mini bar stocked with produce from the local farmers market and a training wall that comes standard in every room. The hotel industry is moving beyond basement gyms and... Read more »

Feb. 1, 2016

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For Brazil's rich and poor, disparate response to Zika

Two Brazilian women, two pregnancies, one nightmare. But two very different stories. Read more »

Jan. 31, 2016

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Cows and vows in the Colorado hills

Along Highway 287 toward Fort Collins, Wyoming, you'll come across a marvel: a ranch owned and operated by 20 Benedictine nuns. Something about pitching hay between prayers apparently appeals to a... Read more »

Jan. 30, 2016

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Cruises, airlines send travel alerts for Zika virus

Friday update: Officials for the LDS Church issued a statement saying they are monitoring the situation and continue to instruct missionaries on how to avoid mosquito-borne viruses. Read more »

Jan. 29, 2016

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Health minister: Brazil is 'losing battle' against mosquito

Brazil's health minister says the country will mobilize some 220,000 troops to battle the mosquito blamed for spreading a virus suspected of causing birth defects, but he also was quoted Tuesday as... Read more »

Jan. 26, 2016

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The birthplace of a dream

Travel to the Sweet Auburn neighborhood in Atlanta to see the place where Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., came of age. In King's day, it was one of the most unusual African-American districts in the... Read more »

Jan. 25, 2016

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St. George Regional Airport hopes to add more destinations

The airport manager says passenger traffic was up roughly 10 percent in 2015 compared to 2014. Read more »

Jan. 25, 2016

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Hilton launches new budget hotel chain aimed at young guests

Hilton is launching a new hotel brand, focusing on budget travelers looking to spend $75 to $90 a night. Read more »

Jan. 25, 2016

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Cold snap hits east Asia, blamed for more than 65 deaths

Unusually cold weather in eastern Asia has been blamed for more than 65 deaths, disrupted transportation and brought the first snow to a subtropical city in southern China in almost 50 years. Here... Read more »

Jan. 25, 2016

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Egypt says King Tut mask was scratched, sends 8 to trial

King Tut hasn't been around for a few thousand years, but his power remains: after a botched repair job of the famed pharaoh's beard left scratches on his burial mask, Egyptian prosecutors... Read more »

Jan. 24, 2016

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Millions awake to more snow as blizzard barrels to the east

Millions of people awoke Saturday to heavy snow outside their doorsteps, strong winds that threatened to increase through the weekend, and largely empty roads as residents from the South to the... Read more »

Jan. 23, 2016

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Airlines cancel thousands of flights as big storm advances

Airlines canceled around 7,600 flights to, from or within the U.S. for Friday and Saturday, as a blizzard began covering much of the Eastern U.S. Read more »

Jan. 22, 2016

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US to announce plan for new visa rules for some Europeans

The Obama administration will announce as early as Thursday its plan to introduce new visa requirements for European travelers who are dual nationals of Iran, Iraq, Sudan or Syria, or who have... Read more »

Jan. 20, 2016

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Delta posts $980 million 4Q profit on lower fuel prices

Cheaper jet fuel thanks to falling oil prices helped Delta Air Lines earn $980 million in the fourth quarter despite lower revenue than a year ago. Read more »

Jan. 19, 2016

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Visits to Dinosaur National Monument grew 16 percent in 2015

December 2015 visitation numbers for Dinosaur National Monument fell 18.6 percent when compared to the previous year, but the year ended in positive territory with an overall increase of 16.4... Read more »

Jan. 12, 2016

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Airbus tops Boeing in jet orders, but both face China risk

Airbus overcame technical toilet troubles and engine delays to win hundreds more plane orders in 2015 than rival Boeing, but a bigger problem may cloud this year for both companies: China's... Read more »

Jan. 12, 2016

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10 dead, 15 wounded in Istanbul tourist district explosion

A Syrian suicide bomber detonated a bomb in a historic district of Istanbul popular with tourists Tuesday morning, killing at least 10 people and wounding 15 others, Turkish officials said. Read more »

Jan. 12, 2016

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Bison slaughters to continue for now, Yellowstone Park official says

Large numbers of migrating Yellowstone National Park bison are likely to face slaughter for at least the next couple of winters as officials weigh changes to a 15-year-old agreement that drives the... Read more »

Jan. 11, 2016

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Queen of Creole Cuisine, Leah Chase, still cooking at 93

After decades running the famous Dooky Chase's restaurant in New Orleans, the Queen of Creole Cuisine has few regrets — maybe just one. Read more »

Jan. 5, 2016

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80-year-old Tokyo fish market holds final New Year auction

It's among the biggest of Japan's many New Year holiday rituals: Early on Tuesday, a huge, glistening tuna was auctioned for about 14 million Japanese yen ($118,000) at Tokyo's 80-year-old Tsukiji... Read more »

Jan. 5, 2016

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3 friends take on an unwanted houseguest in ‘The Nerd’ at Hale Center Theater Orem

"The Nerd," a comedy set in the '80s, is Hale Center Theater Orem's newest show. It runs through Feb. 6. Read more »

Jan. 5, 2016

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Disneyland to close some attractions to build ‘Star Wars’ land

To make way for “Star Wars,” Disneyland is about to launch its largest expansion ever, which means shutting down a significant chunk of the Anaheim theme park. Read more »

Jan. 4, 2016

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Swift's world tour tops Pollstar's 2015 list with $250.4M

Taylor Swift's star-studded "1989 World Tour" topped Pollstar's list of worldwide tours of the year, grossing $250.4 million. Read more »

Dec. 31, 2015

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New Year revelers unfazed by attack worries in most places

As the final hours of 2015 draw to a close, many are bidding a weary and wary adieu to a year marred by attacks that left nations reeling and nerves rattled. Still, most places are forging ahead... Read more »

Dec. 31, 2015

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Resorts find new way to pamper skiers, steps from the slopes

Resorts are upping the ante, finding new ways this season to pamper guests who barely want to leave the slopes. Read more »

Dec. 29, 2015

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Major NYC hotels pledge to cut greenhouse gas emissions

More than a dozen of New York City's most famed hotels are pledging to get greener. Read more »

Dec. 28, 2015

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Wistful for Washington: Seattle stay provides plenty of nature, entertainment

This summer, I spent seven weeks in Seattle going to Boeing 787 school. From a visit to stunning Mount Rainier to scenic panoramic views from the Space Needle, there is something for everyone to do... Read more »

Dec. 28, 2015

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Airlines prep for holiday crush: More flights, bigger planes

Airlines are shifting the timing of thousands of flights, even adding dozens of redeyes, as they try to avoid delays while hauling millions of passengers from now through the Christmas weekend. Read more »

Dec. 23, 2015

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Ted Cruz breaks out Santa Claus to get voters' numbers

In Ted Cruz's campaign world, it's Santa who tells people what he wants for Christmas: Their valuable voter contact information. Read more »

Dec. 18, 2015

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9 weird and bizarre places in Utah you didn't know existed

Explore the stranger side of the Beehive State. Read more »

Dec. 9, 2015

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A year in, detente with US reshapes Cuba's psychic landscape

An American flag whips in the wind above the reopened U.S. Embassy in Cuba. Tens of thousands of foreign visitors have strolled down the cobblestone streets of Old Havana in recent months, some... Read more »

Dec. 8, 2015

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Harry Potter land to open at Universal Hollywood on April 7 (+video)

Rides and other attractions themed on Harry Potter will open at the Universal Hollywood theme park in Los Angeles on April 7, Universal announced Tuesday. Read more »

Dec. 8, 2015

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Apple Maps, once a laughingstock, now dominates iPhones

Apple Maps quickly became the butt of jokes when it debuted in 2012. It overlooked many towns and businesses and misplaced famous landmarks. It marked New York's Madison Square Garden arena as park... Read more »

Dec. 7, 2015

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Crews remove biggest catch of lake trout from Yellowstone

Crews this year recorded their biggest catch yet in a long-running effort to reduce the number of non-native lake trout in Yellowstone Lake, a National Park Service fisheries biologist said. Read more »

Dec. 6, 2015

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California killing spurs concerns about fiance visa program

The woman who carried out the San Bernardino massacre with her husband came to the U.S. last year on a special visa for fiances of U.S. citizens, raising questions about whether the process can... Read more »

Dec. 4, 2015

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Grand Canyon seeks changes as more visitors use backcountry

The Grand Canyon wants to change the way backcountry areas are managed as more outdoor enthusiasts take to the park's open spaces, with proposals that would require hikers using the most popular... Read more »

Nov. 30, 2015

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30 years after art heist, museum hopes to get piece back

An empty wooden frame once occupied by Willem de Kooning's "Woman-Ochre" sits at the center of a gallery at the University of Arizona's Museum of Art in Tucson. Read more »

Nov. 30, 2015

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Putin orders sanctions against Turkey

Russian President Vladimir Putin has called for sanctions against Turkey, including a ban on some goods and prohibiting extensions of labor contracts for Turks working in Russia. Read more »

Nov. 28, 2015

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Hundreds gather in Cuba in frustration at Ecuador visa rule

Hundreds of angry Cubans confronted police and Ecuadoran embassy officials in an unusual display of public discontent on Friday after the surprise announcement of a new visa requirement aimed at... Read more »

Nov. 27, 2015

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Russia suspends visa-free travel with Turkey

Russia announced Friday that it will suspend visa-free travel with Turkey amid the escalating spat over the downing of a Russian warplane by a Turkish fighter jet at the Syrian border. Read more »

Nov. 27, 2015

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