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Washington Monument to reopen nearly 3 years after earthquake

More than 150 cracks have been repaired, rainwater leaks have been sealed, and the 130-year-old Washington Monument is set to reopen Monday for the first time in nearly three years since an... Read more »

May 11, 2014

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UTA to begin construction on TRAX stations

The Utah Transit Authority next week will begin construction on its Red Line TRAX stations along 400 South and to the University of Utah. Read more »

May 9, 2014

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Tomb dating back to 1100 B.C. found in Egypt

Archeologists have found a tomb dating back to around 1100 B.C. south of Cairo, Egypt's Antiquities Ministry said Thursday. Read more »

May 8, 2014

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Tourism bureau: Washington, D.C. had record visitation in 2013

Tourism officials say 2013 was another record-breaking year for attractions in the nation's capital with an increase in domestic visitors and spending. Read more »

May 6, 2014

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LA airport asks traveler patience amid makeover

Getting to, from and around Los Angeles International Airport has never been easy. Read more »

May 6, 2014

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3-record Goliath roller coaster rises in Great America skyline

As a hotshot roller-coaster designer, Alan Schilke promised to build a massive, record-setting wooden coaster at Six Flags Great America in Gurnee, Ill. When he saw how small the construction site... Read more »

May 6, 2014

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Greg Keller: Jumping into Normandy, 70 years after D-Day

Weather in Normandy had been iffy for days. Showers and wind gave way to sunshine, then lightning storms over the sea. Read more »

May 6, 2014

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Israeli says he has found King David's citadel

An Israeli archaeologist says he has found the legendary citadel captured by King David in his conquest of Jerusalem, rekindling a longstanding debate about using the Bible as a field guide to... Read more »

May 6, 2014

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America's first museum displays flag collection

Dozens of flags, many never displayed in modern times, go on exhibit Monday at America's earliest museum. Read more »

May 4, 2014

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Women reach the top in Nepal's trekking industry

When Lucky, Dicky and Nicky Chettri tried to break into Nepal's male-dominated trekking industry 20 years ago, competitors tried to run them out of business. They say men threatened them, harassed... Read more »

May 2, 2014

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MGM, AEG to break ground on Las Vegas Strip arena

Officials were set to break ground Thursday on a new, 20,000-seat arena along the Las Vegas Strip that would improve the city's chances of attracting professional sports teams and sate high demand... Read more »

May 1, 2014

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Tunisia turns to Star Wars to boost tourism (+video)

Two dozen white-clad Imperial Troopers and other Star Wars characters marched Wednesday down a stately, tree-lined avenue in Tunis — a site where activists once fought riot police during the... Read more »

April 30, 2014

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Timpanogos Cave opens for tours May 10

Daily tours of Timpanogos Cave begin Saturday, May 10, and are expected to run through late September. Tickets will also be sold over the phone through a nationwide toll-free number and in person... Read more »

April 30, 2014

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Atlantic City gets photo-ready Miss America statue

The Miss America Pageant is in Atlantic City only once a year, but visitors to the seaside resort where the historic pageant began can now have their own crowning moments year-round. Read more »

April 29, 2014

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Man goes missing from cruise ship off Bahamas

The U.S. Coast Guard searched the waters between the Bahamas and South Florida on Sunday looking for a man reported missing from a cruise ship. Read more »

April 27, 2014

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Everest climbing season in disarray after deaths

Nepal's attempts to salvage the Mount Everest climbing season fell flat Thursday as major expedition companies canceled their climbs and many Sherpas quit the mountain after an avalanche killed 16... Read more »

April 24, 2014

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Sherpas leave Everest; some expeditions nix climbs

Dozens of Sherpa guides packed up their tents and left Mount Everest's base camp Wednesday, after the deaths of 16 of their colleagues in an avalanche exposed an undercurrent of resentment by... Read more »

April 23, 2014

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Climate change likely to make Everest even riskier

Climbing to the roof of the world is becoming less predictable and possibly more dangerous, scientists say, as climate change brings warmer temperatures that may eat through the ice and snow on... Read more »

April 23, 2014

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Fearing the Icefall: On Everest, dangers are clear

On Everest, everybody knows that the Icefall is dangerous. They've known it for generations, since the first great Everest mountaineer, George Mallory, turned away from the Khumbu Icefall in 1921,... Read more »

April 22, 2014

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Teen stowaway shows holes in vast airport security

Surveillance cameras at San Jose International Airport successfully captured the teenager on the tarmac, climbing up the landing gear of a jet. But in the end, the cameras failed because no one... Read more »

April 22, 2014

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Frank Lloyd Wright tower opens for public tours

Frank Lloyd Wright fans will get their first look at one of his most unusual buildings, an industrial tower with a tree-like design, when a home products company opens its former research and... Read more »

April 22, 2014

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Exhibit recreates Warhol's 1964 World's Fair mural

Even for a 1964 New York World's Fair that celebrated "The World of Tomorrow," Andy Warhol may have been ahead of his time. Read more »

April 21, 2014

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Household rat poison linked to death and disease in wildlife

The mountain lion known as P-22 looked majestic just a few months ago, in a trail-camera photo shot against the backdrop of the Hollywood sign. Read more »

April 21, 2014

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The pros and cons of picking travel insurance

It can be difficult to determine if travel insurance is worth the cost. Read more »

July 15, 2013

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Injured? Sick? Volcano? The ABCs of trip insurance

NEW YORK — The cloud of volcanic ash from Iceland that has shut down airports all over Europe is just the latest event to disrupt travel. Read more »

April 16, 2010

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