Russia's tensions with the West over Ukraine and the slump for the ruble are echoing through the French Alps.
Christmas Eve is shaping up to be windy, wet and warm instead of white across much of the country, creating headaches for some travelers, especially in the Great Lakes and the Northeast. Read more »
On a very memorable Sunday, Pastor Laura Truax surprised her congregation with a bold announcement: She was about to hand out money to everyone. Read more »
This holiday season, it's almost as simple to shop on the other side of the world as it is to buy from a store down the block. Read more »
A 5-year-old boy and his 7-year-old brother were recovering in a hospital Monday after surviving with their father for 10 days in the Australian wilderness with little food and in weather... Read more »
For decades, Jackson Hole's reputation for its abundance of expert terrain — and relatively little else — preceded it. Read more »
As the U.S. and Cuba begin to normalize relations for the first time in half a century, some Americans are already roaming the streets of Old Havana, attending dance exhibitions and talks on... Read more »
A week before Christmas, Alaska's largest city should look like a postcard wonderland, and the last place you'd expect to see equipment making snow. Read more »
Don't rush to book that flight to Cuba just yet. Read more »
Snowbasin is one of the country's oldest ski resorts, but to many people it is still "Utah's best kept secret.'' The challenge that new general manager John Loomis is facing is to let people know... Read more »
U.S. wildlife officials will decide next year whether a wide-ranging Western bird species needs protections even though Congress has blocked such protections from taking effect, Interior Secretary... Read more »
Britain wants to make sure its citizens are more nice than naughty while soaking up the Persian Gulf sun this holiday season. Read more »
"Sliding Rock" in Alpine is closed and public access is not likely to return, with a residential development soon to take over the land. Read more »
Officials have given up for now on soliciting bids for one of the Park Service's largest and most lucrative contracts, to run iconic hotels and restaurants at the Grand Canyon's South rim. Read more »
This week's heavy, wet snow could provide the solid base needed to get the snowmobile season on track, but trees knocked out in the storm could keep some trails closed beyond the start of the season. Read more »
The House approved a massive $1 trillion spending bill that includes environmental provisions provoking the ire of conservation groups. The bill bans a federal listing of the greater sage grouse... Read more »
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 »
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 »
U.S. marshals handcuffed and temporarily took Dell "Super Dell" Schanze into custody Thursday after he disrupted a federal courtroom even before his own hearing began. Read more »
A preliminary report details some of the initial observations about the historic "pulse flow" of Colorado River water to the Gulf of California in May. Only rarely does the river reach the sea... Read more »
Antelope Island State Park will host its annual First Day Hike on New Year's Day with a hike on Lakeside Trail. Read more »
Multiple national parks and monuments across Utah are considering raising fees to cover costs of improvements to infrastructure. Read more »
The task was never going to be easy: Fly four highly endangered rhinos from a Czech Republic zoo to East Africa, drive them to the savannah grasses of Mount Kenya and hope that the natural... Read more »
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 »
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 »
Concerns about potential future protection of the sage grouse scared off bidders for all but one of 97 oil and gas leases the U.S. Bureau of Land Management offered at auction Tuesday for energy... Read more »
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