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In a desert city used to triple-digit temperatures, some hunker down inside and some head to the pool.

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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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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