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Beijing selected to host 2022 Winter Olympics, beating out bid from Almaty

Beijing was selected Friday to host the 2022 Winter Olympics, defeating the bid from Almaty in a close vote.

Beijing selected to host 2022 Winter Olympics

Beijing was selected Friday to host the 2022 Winter Olympics, defeating the bid from Almaty in a surprisingly close vote to become the first city awarded both the winter and summer games. Read more »

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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 »

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Hikers drawn to geological gem along Arizona-Utah border; weigh in on The Wave lottery changes

A richly colored geological upheaval along the Arizona-Utah border is one of the most sought-after hikes in the West. Read more »

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Lessons learned from traveling with baby on Puerto Rico trip

We were in paradise, surrounded by lush trees and waterfalls in El Yunque rainforest. But the pint-sized traveler on my husband's back was more concerned about our dwindling Goldfish supply than... Read more »

July 29, 2015

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A story in stone: The mystery of a wandering boy and an unmarked grave

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In 1915, after a heated argument with his father, a 12-year-old boy ran away from his home in Blount County, determined to reach his grandparents who lived on the other side of the Smoky Mountains. Read more »

July 26, 2015

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Culinary tourists driving growth in US tourism

Culinary tourists are pushing growth in foreign tourism to the United States, which is transforming its image as a fast-food mecca to a land of regional tastes and dishes, said officials visiting... Read more »

July 23, 2015

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Public divided over Smithsonian display of Bill Cosby's art

As the Smithsonian Institution continues to stand behind an exhibition featuring Bill Cosby's art collection, the public has begun weighing in and appears to be sharply divided over the display,... Read more »

July 23, 2015

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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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