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French Alps skiing tourism suffers in winter of EU-Russia discontent

Russia's tensions with the West over Ukraine and the slump for the ruble are echoing through the French Alps.

Christmas Eve for many: Warm, windy and not white

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 »

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Church members each get $500 to do good for world

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 »

Dec. 22, 2014

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It's becoming easier to shop overseas this holiday season

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 »

Dec. 22, 2014

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Australia family found after 10 days in wilderness

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 »

Dec. 22, 2014

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Jackson Hole ski resort looks to bring in families

For decades, Jackson Hole's reputation for its abundance of expert terrain — and relatively little else — preceded it. Read more »

Dec. 22, 2014

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Experts expect surge in Cuba tourism under Obama opening

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 »

Dec. 21, 2014

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Weird weather lingers in Alaska's largest city

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 »

Dec. 19, 2014

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Questions and answers about traveling to Cuba

Don't rush to book that flight to Cuba just yet. Read more »

Dec. 18, 2014

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Ray Grass: Snowbasin GM wants people to know about 'Utah's best-kept secret'

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 »

Dec. 18, 2014

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Protections blocked, but sage grouse work goes on

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 »

Dec. 17, 2014

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Britain's message for UAE visit: Nice, not naughty

Britain wants to make sure its citizens are more nice than naughty while soaking up the Persian Gulf sun this holiday season. Read more »

Dec. 17, 2014

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Popular Utah County water recreation spot closes to make way for homes

"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 »

Dec. 15, 2014

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Grand Canyon contract offer fails to attract bids

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 »

Dec. 14, 2014

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Northern New England snowmobilers hope for snow

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 »

Dec. 14, 2014

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Government spending bill targets sage grouse listing

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 »

Dec. 12, 2014

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SeaWorld CEO to step down as park attendance drops

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 »

Dec. 12, 2014

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Southern California gets ready for damaging storm

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 »

Dec. 11, 2014

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'Super Dell' taken into custody after disrupting federal court hearing

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 »

Dec. 11, 2014

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Report shows ecosystem successes after Colorado River pulse to Mexico

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 »

Dec. 10, 2014

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Antelope Island hosting New Year's hike

Antelope Island State Park will host its annual First Day Hike on New Year's Day with a hike on Lakeside Trail. Read more »

Dec. 10, 2014

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Park fee increases on the table for Zion, other Utah parks

Multiple national parks and monuments across Utah are considering raising fees to cover costs of improvements to infrastructure. Read more »

Dec. 10, 2014

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Rhino species to die unless science can help

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 »

Dec. 10, 2014

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US makes more than 90 pct. of White River National Forest off-limits to future energy exploration

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 »

Dec. 9, 2014

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Cooper Hewitt design museum reopens, revamped

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 »

Dec. 9, 2014

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Sage grouse scares off BLM oil, gas bidders in Nevada

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 »

Dec. 9, 2014

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