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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.

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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Utahns should expect busy roads, winter weather for Thanksgiving

Travel experts are predicting the busiest Thanksgiving for travelers in eight years. Weather forecasters are predicting a winter storm on the busiest travel day of the year. Read more »

Nov. 22, 2015

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Project to link Vegas and California with train gets boost

A project to link Las Vegas and Southern California with a high-speed train got a boost this week when the newly formed Nevada High-Speed Rail Authority approved an exclusive relationship with... Read more »

Nov. 22, 2015

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US, Cuba sign first environmental accord since thaw

The United States and Cuba signed an agreement Wednesday to join forces and protect the vast array of fish and corals both countries separated by just 90 miles (140 kilometers) of water share in... Read more »

Nov. 18, 2015

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Yellowstone park proposes killing 1,000 bison this winter

Yellowstone National Park proposes to kill roughly 1,000 wild bison this winter — mostly calves and females — as officials seek to curb the animals' annual migration into Montana. Read more »

Nov. 18, 2015

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Marriott becomes world's largest hotelier with $12.2B Starwood purchase

Marriott International is buying rival hotel chain Starwood for $12.2 billion in a deal that will catapult it to become the world's largest hotelier by a wide margin. Read more »

Nov. 16, 2015

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Bigger, more accessible museum proposed at Statue of Liberty

A large copper face is the first thing that greets visitors to the museum in the base of the Statue of Liberty. Read more »

Nov. 14, 2015

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Lawmakers dumping plan for privately funded border fence

Arizona lawmakers who hoped to build miles of fencing along the border with Mexico using millions of dollars in private money are pulling the plug nearly five years later after the state received... Read more »

Nov. 9, 2015

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Bleisure travel shows Orlando parks not just for kids

A helicopter manufacturer landed a new model chopper at Walt Disney World. A tech conference booked Universal's Harry Potter park. Those are just a few examples of how conventions and conferences... Read more »

Nov. 5, 2015

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In wake of crash, Egypt opens tombs to spur tourist interest

Egypt opened three tombs in the ancient city of Luxor to the public for the first time on Thursday, hoping to spur interest in tourism despite the shadow of last weekend's airline crash in the... Read more »

Nov. 5, 2015

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Breakfast with skulls: Halloween night in Paris Catacombs

This Halloween, two brave souls got the dubious honor of waking up among 6 million dead bodies in Paris' creepy Catacombs. Read more »

Nov. 1, 2015

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A serene canal path where Washington crossed the Delaware

From the very first, I was entranced by the canal as I ran the ruddy path alongside it. The water mirrored the cloud-flecked sky above as the afternoon light waned, and I didn't wanted to stop on... Read more »

Oct. 27, 2015

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Situation for lions, pride of Africa, dire in Africa

Lions, that symbol of Africa's wild beauty, power and freedom, no longer roam in Mali. Or in Ivory Coast or Ghana or war-shattered eastern Congo. Or most of the rest of West Africa. Read more »

Oct. 27, 2015

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Zimbabwe official: US dentist not wanted for killing lion

Zimbabwe is no longer pressing for the extradition of James Walter Palmer, an American dentist who killed a well-known lion called Cecil, a Cabinet minister said Monday. Read more »

Oct. 12, 2015

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Jobs, gov't distrust central to national park proposal fight

The rolling forests where Henry David Thoreau once paddled a river in the shadow of Mount Katahdin are at the center of a fight over a $100 million offer by the founder of Burt's Bees to create the... Read more »

Oct. 11, 2015

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Walking the Americas: Woman preps for 5-year trek

The night before Bethany Hughes started on the Pacific Crest Trail, a 2,650-mile hike from Mexico to Canada, she was so wired that she kept rifling through her bags. Read more »

Oct. 4, 2015

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Pirates and wolves and bears, oh my! Other family friendly offerings to stop and see near Yellowstone

When you're looking for something to do with restless children on the way to Yellowstone National Park, here are a couple of places to check out: "Real Pirates" in Idaho Falls and the Grizzly &... Read more »

Oct. 2, 2015

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Colorado high court weighs ski resorts' avalanche liability

Colorado's highest court heard arguments Tuesday on whether ski resorts are liable for avalanches within their boundaries — a question with potentially far-reaching implications for the... Read more »

Sept. 29, 2015

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Drive-thru lanes in Salt Lake airport parking garage to close permanently

Starting this Thursday, people will no longer be able to pick up or drop off passengers inside the parking garage on the second level of the Salt Lake City International Airport. Read more »

Sept. 28, 2015

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'We come here to remember': Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum continues to honor victims, survivors

This year marks the 20th anniversary of the bombing of the Murrah Building in Oklahoma City. Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum executive director Kari Watkins said, "It was time to update... Read more »

Sept. 25, 2015

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Exhibit's CT-scanned mummies give new look at old world

Ever wonder what's really underneath that 5,000-year-old mummy's elaborate wrapping? There will be a rare chance to find out when "Mummies: New Secrets From the Tombs" opens Sept. 18 at Los... Read more »

Sept. 13, 2015

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Conservationists push for Atlantic's 1st national monument

Undersea ravines deeper than the Grand Canyon, submerged mountains rising thousands of feet from the ocean floor and forests of kelp and coral would become the first marine national monument in the... Read more »

Sept. 13, 2015

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Plane that caught fire in Vegas was accelerating for takeoff

Fire officials say a British Airways airplane was accelerating for takeoff when it caught fire on the runway at the Las Vegas airport, forcing the pilot to hit the brakes. Read more »

Sept. 9, 2015

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Trade Center steel almost gone, but demand remains strong

In an airplane hangar at New York's Kennedy Airport, fewer than 30 pieces of steel remain from the debris recovered after terrorists flew hijacked planes into the World Trade Center's twin towers... Read more »

Sept. 9, 2015

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'Ways to the West' combines engaging travel log, history about sustainable transportation

"Ways to the West" takes readers on a car-less journey into the history of transportation in the West to the present day need for sustainable and alternative transportation. Read more »

Sept. 5, 2015

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Hamblin & Peterson: Wartburg Castle is at the center of Germany and its history

Wartburg Castle, in the middle of Germany, is well worth visiting for its scenery alone. But its importance goes far beyond the splendid beauty of its location. Read more »

Sept. 5, 2015

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UDOT reminds motorists of Labor Day construction zones

The Utah Department of Transportation is advising drivers of construction projects on Labor Day weekend. Read more »

Sept. 4, 2015

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Ship ahoy! Visiting historical ships makes for educational, family friendly vacation

Instead of boring, ships are interactive museums with something for people of all ages. Here's some tips and ideas for making a historical ship part of your family vacation. Read more »

Sept. 4, 2015

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Beyond gumbo: New Orleans restaurants rebound post-Katrina

Talk to folks on the street about the "holy trinity" and you're as likely to get a lesson on onions, celery and peppers as you are Catholicism. That's New Orleans, a city where eating has long been... Read more »

Aug. 28, 2015

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Hawaii officials reopen Waikiki beach after sewage spill

Hawaii officials on Wednesday reopened world-renowned Waikiki beach after water quality tests showed bacteria levels there declined since a large sewage spill nearby earlier this week. Read more »

Aug. 26, 2015

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500,000 gallons of sewage water spewing from manholes causes Waikiki to close

Most of the famed beach fronting Waikiki was closed after heavy rains triggered a half-million gallon sewage spill near Hawaii's world-famous tourist district, officials said. Read more »

Aug. 25, 2015

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Nevada Museum of Art opens unique Lake Tahoe exhibit in Reno

The first major historical art survey of Lake Tahoe and the Sierra's infamous Donner Pass takes an ambitious trip through two centuries, highlighting the roles of Native Americans and railroad... Read more »

Aug. 22, 2015

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Argentine family on road trip to see pope in Philadelphia

cked their bags and embarked on a months-long adventure through the Americas in a Volkswagen van they dubbed Francisca. Read more »

Aug. 22, 2015

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Thai police issue arrest warrant for 'foreign' bomb suspect

Police in Thailand issued an arrest warrant on Wednesday for an "unidentified foreign man" shown in a security video leaving behind a backpack just minutes before a deadly bombing at a Bangkok... Read more »

Aug. 19, 2015

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23 Instagram accounts you should definitely be following

Need to spruce up your Instagram feed? Here are 23 accounts that won't disappoint. Read more »

Aug. 18, 2015

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Travelers delayed as technical problems ground flights

Technical problems at an air traffic control center in Virginia left passengers stranded as hundreds of flights to and from airports throughout a large swath of the Northeast were delayed or canceled. Read more »

Aug. 16, 2015

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Last burst of summer fun for Tunisia's doomed beach hotels

The jet skis roar by the shore and the water is full of splashing children along the Tunisian Riviera, where despite the deadly attack that killed 38 tourists in June, the beaches are still full... Read more »

Aug. 16, 2015

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'Star Wars' themed land planned at Disney parks

Disney theme parks have their sights on a galaxy far, far away. Read more »

Aug. 15, 2015

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FAA says problem that caused flight delays has been resolved

Air traffic was snarled and passengers' tempers frayed on Saturday as many flights to and from airports throughout a large swath of the Northeast stretching from New York down to the Carolinas were... Read more »

Aug. 15, 2015

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Hunting for Hemingway in Yellowstone country

Ernest Hemingway first arrived at the Clarks Fork River valley on July 13, 1931, bouncing along Yellowstone National Park's gravel roads in a Ford Model A roadster until he reached one of the... Read more »

Aug. 15, 2015

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Cuba's tourism boom leaves some worrying they'll be left out

This 500-year-old city smells of fresh paint and varnish. Read more »

Aug. 10, 2015

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Smoke-free advocates decry plans to build smoking rooms in new Salt Lake airport

Utah smoke-free advocates are protesting the decision to include smoking rooms in design plans for the new Salt Lake City International Airport. Read more »

Aug. 10, 2015

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Climbing, hiking and cycling around Mount Rainier

I called it the Rainier Triple Crown, and finishing it proved more rewarding than I ever expected. Read more »

Aug. 8, 2015

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Washington DC: Don't skip must-sees but take time to explore

You could easily spend a whole visit to Washington exploring the museums, galleries and monuments along the National Mall. But that would be wrong. Read more »

Aug. 6, 2015

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Serenity Now: A calm perch above Jerusalem's hectic Old City

In one of the most contentious tracts of real estate on the planet, serenity is not that easy to find. Read more »

Aug. 4, 2015

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Rebooting Greece: how to get its economy going again

After so much pain, Greece must now figure out how to get its economy back on its feet. Read more »

Aug. 3, 2015

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Challenger, Columbia wreckage on public display for 1st time

NASA is offering up wreckage from the Challenger and Columbia for public view after hiding it from the world for decades. Read more »

Aug. 2, 2015

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Some Alaska Natives allowed visa-free travel to Russian area

Some western Alaska Natives can again be travel back and forth to Russia's Chukota region without a visa under a decades-old agreement that was recently revived. Read more »

July 31, 2015

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Mormon thrill ride creator still generating excitement at age 74

The creator of Knott’s Berry Farm’s Supreme Scream and the Stratosphere's Big Shot in Las Vegas has created a new attraction in Logan. Read more »

July 30, 2015

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