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Suspected IS attack by suicide bombers kills dozens at Istanbul's airport

Several suicide bombers hit Istanbul's Ataturk airport, killing at least 31 people and wounding some 60 others.

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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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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