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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.

West Wendover planning new train station for Amtrak passenger service

West Wendover, Nevada, city leaders approved a million-dollar plan to build a new train station for the Amtrak California Zephyr train to stop in the city. Read more »

Dec. 12, 2014

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SeaWorld CEO to step down as park attendance drops

SeaWorld Entertainment Inc. said Thursday that its CEO is stepping down as head of the company and named its chairman as interim leader. Read more »

Dec. 12, 2014

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Southern California gets ready for damaging storm

Strong gales and sheets of rain that knocked out electricity, flooded freeways and toppled trees in Northern California churned Thursday to a slide-prone Southern California bracing for its own... Read more »

Dec. 11, 2014

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Salt Lake City holiday travelers can pick up a flu shot at the airport

Intermountain Healthcare recently opened a flu shot clinic at the Salt Lake City International Airport. Read more »

Dec. 11, 2014

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US makes more than 90 pct. of White River National Forest off-limits to future energy exploration

The federal government is making more than 90 percent of the 2.2-million-acre White River National Forest off-limits to future energy exploration, angering the energy industry but encouraging... Read more »

Dec. 9, 2014

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SeaWorld sued over renewal of season passes

A former annual pass-holder at SeaWorld Orlando and Busch Gardens Tampa has filed a class-action lawsuit against the theme parks' parent company, claiming his pass was automatically renewed without... Read more »

Dec. 9, 2014

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Cooper Hewitt design museum reopens, revamped

The Cooper-Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum, revamped, restored and expanded after a three-year closure, is reopening at last, all decked out for the 21st century in its historic Carnegie Mansion... Read more »

Dec. 9, 2014

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Niagara Falls gives family a chance to soak it all in

Our family vacation to Niagara Falls offered spectacular experiences for viewing nature and enjoying the Eastern Canadian province of Ontario. The small community truly has something for everyone... Read more »

Dec. 8, 2014

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Chicago scientists open Egyptian mummy coffin

Once the lid was off the wood coffin holding the 2,500-year-old mummified remains of a 14-year-old Egyptian boy, scientist J.P. Brown could relax. Read more »

Dec. 8, 2014

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New Las Vegas tourism ad features Imagine Dragons

The latest 'What Happens Here, Stays Here' Las Vegas ad campaign features a familiar musical act from, well, right here. Read more »

Dec. 7, 2014

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Mismanagement allegations at Pearl Harbor memorial

The USS Arizona is one of the nation's most hallowed sites, an underwater grave for more than 900 sailors and Marines killed when Japan bombed Pearl Harbor and sank their ship in 1941. Read more »

Dec. 5, 2014

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Art festival lights up Amsterdam in dark winter

As a canal boat slides along Amsterdam's elegant Herengracht canal, a man walking over a bridge pushes down and pulls up on a bicycle pump. As he does, a model tulip — its flower glowing... Read more »

Dec. 1, 2014

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Thanksgiving travel woes? There's an app for that

Traveling by plane, train or automobile can be a headache. Mixing in Thanksgiving can make it a throbbing migraine. Technology provides some pain relief in the form of apps to let you know which... Read more »

Nov. 25, 2014

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Storm may snarl trip for Thanksgiving travelers

A nor'easter was expected to develop along the East Coast just as millions of travelers head to their Thanksgiving destinations, bringing mostly rain close to the coast, but heavier snow further... Read more »

Nov. 25, 2014

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About Utah: Now, he's been everywhere

With a trip to Israel under his belt, Stephen Negler of Farmington, Utah, has now visited every country on the planet. Read more »

Nov. 23, 2014

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US warns citizens to avoid resort of Acapulco

The U.S. Embassy in Mexico issued a security message Friday warning U.S. citizens to avoid the Pacific resort of Acapulco because of violence and protests. Read more »

Nov. 21, 2014

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Amusement parks challenged by home entertainment

Your local fun zone, amusement center and theme park is facing an existential challenge these days. Read more »

Nov. 21, 2014

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Thanksgiving getaway: 46.3 million to hit the road

The good news for Thanksgiving travelers: the price of gas is at five-year lows. The bad news: a lot more people will be on the road. Read more »

Nov. 20, 2014

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Cost of Thanksgiving is going up, but not by much

Giving thanks will be a little costlier this year, but — and here's something you can be truly thankful for — it probably won't empty your wallet. Read more »

Nov. 20, 2014

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Area 51 may be declassified, but location still attracts believers

Last year, the CIA lifted the veil of secrecy on Nevada's legendary Area 51. But that didn’t end speculation about flying saucers and aliens. Read more »

Nov. 19, 2014

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Washington gun law leads museum to remove rifles

A small museum in Washington state is removing World War II-era weapons from an exhibit to avoid having to comply with a new voter-approved law requiring background checks on gun transfers. Read more »

Nov. 19, 2014

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CDC: 172 people on cruise fell ill with norovirus

A cruise ship docked in California on Sunday after 172 people on board fell ill with the highly contagious norovirus during a nearly monthlong trip, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention... Read more »

Nov. 16, 2014

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US to screen travelers from Mali for Ebola

Travelers from Mali will be subject to the same screening and monitoring that was ordered for people arriving from three other Ebola-affected countries, U.S. health officials said Sunday. Read more »

Nov. 16, 2014

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Steve Eaton: It won’t be a wonderful life if you end up without a pink knit cap

Life gets real busy. I got a sneak peak into how I might feel about my own life if I finish it without a pink knit cap. Read more »

Nov. 14, 2014

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California cat cafe is catnip for feline fans

Cat lovers in Northern California are pouncing at the chance of spending time with feline company at a new cat cafe in Oakland. Read more »

Nov. 13, 2014

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