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Tour operators say Zika could be bad for Summer Olympics business

If the Zika virus or fear of it keeps spreading, the head of a sports travel agency fears for her business.

UTA offers riders Pioneer Day fare deals, expanded schedule

The Utah Transit Authority is allowing passengers taking buses or trains to the Days of ’47 Komatsu Equipment Rodeo to ride free of charge using their rodeo ticket as fare. Read more »

July 20, 2015

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NYC's Kennedy airport building luxury animal terminal

Jet-setting stallions and high-flying hounds at New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport can look forward to a new luxury terminal that will handle the more than 70,000 animals flying in... Read more »

July 19, 2015

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San Diego's famous Balboa Park hits the century mark

A century ago, the world came to the small town of San Diego to celebrate the opening of the Panama Canal at the Panama-California Exposition. The venue, Balboa Park, would grow into one of the... Read more »

July 17, 2015

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Uber tops taxi use for business travelers, new report shows

Taxis are losing business travelers to ride-hailing services like Uber, a survey shows. Read more »

July 16, 2015

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Robots do check-in and check-out at cost-cutting Japan hotel

From the receptionist that does the check-in and check-out to the porter that's an automated trolley taking luggage up to the room, this hotel in southwestern Japan, aptly called Weird Hotel, is... Read more »

July 15, 2015

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Trout hits leadoff HR, wins MVP as AL All-Stars top NL 6-3

Mike Trout flashed the skill that puts him at the front of baseball's new generation, just moments after four of the all-time greats walked off the field. Read more »

July 15, 2015

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Pamplona festival ends without gorings; man dies elsewhere

Pamplona's famed San Fermin festival held its last bull run Tuesday with no fatalities in the nine-day event, but officials said a French tourist died after being gored by a bull in a small town... Read more »

July 14, 2015

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UNESCO backs Jordan as Jesus' baptism site as debate goes on

For years, Christian pilgrims have waded into the Jordan River from both its eastern and western banks to connect with a core event of their faith — the baptism of Jesus. The parallel... Read more »

July 13, 2015

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Hot weather impacting climbing on Mount Rainier

Seattleites without air conditioning aren't the only ones suffering from record-setting temperatures this summer. Read more »

July 12, 2015

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Greek tourist hotspots face big bailout tax hikes

An hour west of Athens, the pebbly beaches by turquoise waters and pine-covered mountains are nearly empty as the Greek sunbathers who normally pack them stay home amid fears their country's... Read more »

July 12, 2015

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Obama designates national monuments in Texas, Calif., Nevada

President Barack Obama designated new national monuments Friday in California, Nevada and Texas, setting aside millions of acres that are home to prehistoric rock carvings, Mammoth bones and... Read more »

July 10, 2015

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California shark attack rates plunge 90 percent since 1950s

Swimmers and surfers today are about 90 percent less likely to be attacked by sharks off California's coast than they were in the 1950s, even though there are hundreds of thousands more people in... Read more »

July 10, 2015

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New national monuments coming in Texas, California, Nevada

Mammoth bones, prehistoric rock carvings and more than a million acres of wilderness will be protected as part of three new national monuments that President Barack Obama is creating in California,... Read more »

July 9, 2015

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Looking for traces of 'Mockingbird' in Harper Lee's hometown

Harper Lee's novel "To Kill a Mockingbird" is always nearby in the southwest Alabama town of Monroeville. Read more »

July 9, 2015

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Sunday construction will impact Red Line TRAX

TRAX Red Line will be affected in Salt Lake City as the Utah Transit Authority conducts maintenance work on Sunday. Read more »

July 8, 2015

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Largely shielded from crisis, tourists still enjoying Greece

Greece is known the world over for its historic sites, sparkling sea, and lovely, vine-shaded restaurants. Add riot police, shuttered banks, and lines at cash machines and the picture clouds. Read more »

July 7, 2015

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Instantly beautiful: Sicily's wild Zingaro Nature Reserve

The Zingaro Nature Reserve is a wild and rugged stretch of land that runs along the coast of northwest Sicily. Mountains rise above sandy beaches with views of the sea in two distinct bands of... Read more »

July 7, 2015

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After legal fight, public path to 'Billionaires' Beach' open

It may be called "Billionaires' Beach," but the pristine views along one of Malibu's most exclusive coastlines are now easily accessible to anyone. Read more »

July 7, 2015

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185-acre wildfire continues to burn near Scipio

A 300-acre wildfire forced the temporary closure of I-15 in both directions Friday evening about 2 miles south of Scipio. Read more »

July 4, 2015

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White House to allow photos, social media on public tours

The White House says visitors can now take photos or use social media during public tours of the building. Read more »

July 1, 2015

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After resisting for years, JetBlue adds checked bag fee

The era of free checked suitcases on JetBlue has come to an end. Read more »

June 30, 2015

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Tourists on holiday coping with Greece's financial crisis

Tourists on holiday in Greece offered advice to others Monday: Bring extra euros. Read more »

June 29, 2015

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Restoration students do wheel nice work on vintage rides

Eugene Toner stomped on the foot-operated ignition. The engine sputtered and coughed, but wouldn't catch. Uh oh. Here at The Elegance, one of the nation's most prestigious gatherings of antique... Read more »

June 25, 2015

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Stronger economy, cheap gas expected to spur holiday travel

A stronger economy, rising consumer confidence and cheap gasoline will likely have Americans traveling in big numbers this Independence Day. Read more »

June 24, 2015

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Parched Caribbean faces widespread drought, water shortages

The worst drought in five years is creeping across the Caribbean, prompting officials around the region to brace for a bone dry summer. Read more »

June 24, 2015

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Grand Canyon, Little Havana on endangered places list

The National Trust for Historic Preservation has put the Grand Canyon, Miami's Little Havana and a former gay nightclub in West Hollywood on its annual list of America's 11 most endangered historic... Read more »

June 24, 2015

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Staycation activity options throughout Utah

Utah is home to several staycation possibilities. Read more »

June 23, 2015

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Smithsonian to open 1st wing on innovation, business history

A wide range of innovations from Eli Whitney's cotton gin and Thomas Edison's light bulb to the early Google servers and Apple's iPhone have been brought together to tell a broad story of American... Read more »

June 22, 2015

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Nevada to tax music events as Vegas becomes festival mecca

Northern Nevada has long been known as home to the freewheeling counterculture Burning Man festival in the starkly beautiful Black Rock Desert. In the past five years, Las Vegas, too, has evolved... Read more »

June 22, 2015

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UDOT to display data to help commuters

To help minimize the inconvenience of construction on Utah freeways, the Utah Department of Transportation's Traffic Operations Center is posting a new set of travel data on overhead variable... Read more »

June 19, 2015

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AP Photos: See food before buying at largest US fish auction

As the sun rises over Honolulu, commercial fisherman have already unloaded their catches and docked their boats for the day. The fish are lined up on pallets, packed in ice and displayed for buyers... Read more »

June 19, 2015

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$3.9 billion World Trade Center transit hub nears completion

The $3.9 billion transportation hub at New York's World Trade Center will open later this year. Read more »

June 18, 2015

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Diver's dream: Cuba's pristine and protected coral reefs

The coral reefs and gin-clear waters off the coast of Cuba offer some of the best diving in the Caribbean and some of the best-preserved reefs on earth. Read more »

June 18, 2015

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US to abandon Chinese-owned Waldorf at UN General Assembly

The State Department will abandon decades of tradition this fall at the annual U.N. General Assembly by setting up shop in a hotel other than New York's iconic Waldorf-Astoria, which was purchased... Read more »

June 17, 2015

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Neighborhoods: Skyscrapers and shorelines in Dubai Marina

First-time visitors are often surprised to discover that beyond Dubai's atmospheric creekside bazaars and rows of skyscrapers leading up to tallest-of-them-all Burj Khalifa lies yet another dense... Read more »

June 16, 2015

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Small town residents have mixed feelings on No. 1 beach rank

Many small-town residents would get a kick out of their communities being recognized like Waimanalo recently was when one of its beaches was ranked No. 1 in the U.S. But here, pride was mixed with... Read more »

June 15, 2015

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Quake-hit Nepal reopens damaged heritage sites for tourists

Nepal on Monday reopened most of the cultural heritage sites that were damaged in a pair of devastating earthquakes, hoping to lure back foreign tourists. Read more »

June 15, 2015

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At 91, Zimbabwe's Robert Mugabe is a frequent flyer

The African president has his hands firmly on the reins of government at home and is frequently on the move, flying around the globe. Read more »

June 12, 2015

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After attack, Egypt's Luxor fears new blow to vital tourism

Residents are in a panic in this Egyptian city of monumental pharaonic temples and ancient tombs, fearing that a foiled terrorist attack outside the famed Karnak Temple will kill the tourist... Read more »

June 12, 2015

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Brazil may lift visa needed by Americans heading to Olympics

Brazil's tourism minister said Thursday the visa requirements may be lifted for Americans wishing to attend next year's Rio de Janeiro Olympics, an effort that may boost ticket sales. Read more »

June 12, 2015

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Economy hit as MERS keeps Koreans indoors, deters tourists

For a South Korean tour agency, the outbreak of Middle East respiratory syndrome feels like a bigger threat to business than a North Korean attack or nuclear reactor meltdown. Read more »

June 12, 2015

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Bobblehead hall of fame, museum finds home in Milwaukee

There's a puppetry museum in Utah. A vacuum museum in Oregon. A roller skating museum in Nebraska. So, why not a bobblehead hall of fame and museum in Wisconsin? Read more »

June 11, 2015

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Number of passenger airplanes expected to double in 20 years

Demand for new airplanes around the world will continue to soar as millions of people in developing nations take to the skies for the first time. Read more »

June 11, 2015

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Essentials: NYC from the classics to new attractions

If you haven't visited New York City recently, you've got some catching up to do, from the observatory at One World Trade, to the new Whitney Museum, to happening neighborhoods far from Manhattan.... Read more »

June 11, 2015

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Suicide bomber targets ancient Egyptian temple in Luxor; no tourists hurt

A suicide bomber blew himself up on Wednesday just steps away from the ancient Egyptian temple of Karnak in Luxor, a southern city visited by millions of tourists every year, security and health... Read more »

June 10, 2015

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Small-town airports close as fewer pilots take to skies

For the first time in 60 years, airplanes won't be roaring down the runway at the airstrip in Onawa, Iowa, this summer. Racing dragsters will. Read more »

June 10, 2015

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Airline group suggests smaller carry-on bags to free up bins

Millions of fliers might soon want to buy new carry-on suitcases. Read more »

June 9, 2015

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Arizona 'Flintstones' theme park up for sale

The owner of Flintstones Bedrock City, a northern Arizona theme park designed around the Hanna-Barbera cartoon, said Friday she is selling the property for $2 million. Read more »

June 6, 2015

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New York City museum abandons expansion plan amid opposition

The Frick Collection on Thursday abandoned plans for an expansion that would have replaced the museum's beloved viewing garden and reception pavilion with a six-story addition. Read more »

June 4, 2015

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Yellowstone urges tourist common sense amid bison attacks

A pamphlet drawing of a man being gored and flung into the air graphically warns tourists in Yellowstone National Park not to get too close to bison: They're wild animals and can be very dangerous. Read more »

June 3, 2015

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