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Southwest, Delta tangle over whether to cut or raise fares

No one should blame consumers for being perplexed by airfares even the airlines themselves seem confused.

Congress votes to designate bison as national mammal

The bison could soon become the national mammal of the United States. Read more »

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Southwest, Delta tangle over whether to cut or raise fares

No one should blame consumers for being perplexed by airfares — even the airlines themselves can seem confused at times. Read more »

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Search resumes for missing treasure hunter

Authorities on Wednesday resumed the search for a Colorado man who disappeared more than three months ago while hunting for a $2 million cache of gold, jewels and artifacts in a rugged part of New... Read more »

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Despite back-to-back disasters, climbers return to Everest

When the earthquake struck last year and thousands of tons of snow and ice and earth came crashing down the mountain, some feared the climbers might never return to Mount Everest. Read more »

April 22, 2016

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The mighty wait at The Mighty Five (Utah's national parks)

Utah's five national parks and many of its monuments are experiencing a bumper crop of visitors this year, presenting challenge and headaches for park managers who are trying to protect the... Read more »

April 22, 2016

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Students feared bear that attacked teacher had come back

University officials decided to evacuate students off a mountain after a brown bear attacked their teacher and they feared the animal had returned. Read more »

April 20, 2016

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Missing firefighter described as well-liked high-achiever

A paramedic-firefighter who disappeared last week always put others first, and authorities are asking the public to return the favor by calling police if they have any information that might help... Read more »

April 19, 2016

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Airbnb adds new recommendations features

Airbnb is adding recommendations to its online accommodations service, building on its knowledge of travelers' preferences, coupled with tips from locals. Read more »

April 19, 2016

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Jewell: 'Major course correction' needed on conservation

Interior Secretary Sally Jewell on Tuesday called for "a major course correction" in the way the nation conserves its public lands, waters and wildlife, saying climate change and other trends... Read more »

April 19, 2016

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Still many questions about Zika's threat to pregnant women

Zika may stand convicted of causing devastating birth defects but there still are lots of questions about how much of a threat the virus poses to pregnant women, and what to do about it. Read more »

April 18, 2016

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Arabic-speaking student says he was victim of Islamophobia

A college student and Iraqi refugee yanked from a Southwest Airlines flight after mentioning a terrorist group's name during a phone conversation in Arabic said Monday he was degraded and... Read more »

April 18, 2016

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Ballooning over Luxor, Egypt: Antiquities from the sky

They take off at first light, reinforced wicker baskets filled with people, heading into the skies over Luxor, Egypt. Read more »

April 18, 2016

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Volunteers plant 2,000 seedlings along the Jordan River

Dozens of volunteers help plant 2,000 seedlings along the Jordan River at the Salt Lake City Regional Athletic Complex on Saturday, April 16, 2016. Read more »

April 16, 2016

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Mountain lion dashes from Los Angeles school to backyard

Students and teachers at a Los Angeles high school missed their lunch break Friday after a mountain lion strolled onto campus and tried to join them. Read more »

April 15, 2016

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Alaska Air Guard recounts skiers' rescue

From the sky Tuesday, Alaska Air National Guard helicopter crewmen spotted an orange blanket tied to a half-buried snow ski and knew they were close to two near-hypothermic people marooned for four... Read more »

April 14, 2016

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Woman lost in forest for 9 days credits survival course

Ann Rodgers ate plants and a turtle and made a "help" sign large enough that a helicopter was able to find her after nine days in the Arizona wilderness. Read more »

April 13, 2016

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Dedication of Jedediah Smith Monument at Fremont Indian State Park set for April 23

Fremont Indian State Park and Museum will dedicate the new Jedediah Smith Monument at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 23. Read more »

April 13, 2016

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New ranger selected for Sanpete District

The Manti-La Sal National Forest has selected Kyle Beagley to fill the district ranger position recently vacated by Kevin Draper. Read more »

April 13, 2016

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In air travel hub of Dubai, zip line offers new way to fly

In the air travel hub of Dubai, there's a new way to fly: A zip line run by extreme sports company XDubai. Read more »

April 13, 2016

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New group dedicated to preserving historical mining sites at Park City Mountain Resort

Park City is teaming up with Park City Mountain Resort and the Park City Historical Society to protect historic mining structures on the resort's mountain. Read more »

April 12, 2016

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Forget the drought, Thailand's national water fight is on

Drought? What drought? Bring out the water guns! Read more »

April 11, 2016

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US official: Kerry to offer no US apology for Hiroshima

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry won't say sorry for America's atomic bombing of Hiroshima when he visits a revered memorial. Read more »

April 10, 2016

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Unsettled weather bringing more spring showers to Utah

Ramon Mares feeds the geese at Sugarhouse Park in Salt Lake City on Sunday. Read more »

April 10, 2016

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Replica of schooner America set to begin epic tour

Sailor and businessman Troy Sears is heading out on an epic nautical road trip that might not end until he's circled the globe with America, a replica of the schooner that gave the America's Cup... Read more »

April 10, 2016

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Supreme Court nominee moderate who can go hard left or right

nt Barack Obama's nominee for the U.S. Supreme Court, Merrick Garland, has been characterized as a moderate who, if confirmed, would nudge his divided colleagues slightly to the left because he... Read more »

April 9, 2016

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Shareholders approve sale of Starwood Hotels to Marriott

Marriott International has cleared one of its major hurdles on its journey to acquire rival Starwood and become the world's largest hotel chain. Read more »

April 8, 2016

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Lek and Loon Day is April 23 at East Canyon State Park

Bird watchers are invited to join East Canyon State Park staff and the Wasatch Audubon Society for Lek and Loon Day on from 6:30 a.m. to noon Saturday, April 23. Read more »

April 8, 2016

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Fire reveals archaeological sites hundreds of years old

One season of research atop bluffs that skirt the Milk River north of here has revealed a collection of 800- to 1,000-year-old historical features and artifacts left by ancient people that are... Read more »

April 7, 2016

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Kerry breaks record for miles traveled by secretary of state

John Kerry is now the most traveled secretary of state in U.S. history, breaking the record as he arrived in the Middle East kingdom of Bahrain on Wednesday. Read more »

April 6, 2016

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Parrot species in US cities may rival that in native Mexico

U.S. researchers are launching studies on Mexico's red-crowned parrot — a species that has been adapting so well to living in cities in California and Texas after escaping from the pet trade... Read more »

April 2, 2016

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FBI: Man arrested after doing yoga, meditating on airplane

Authorities say a Japan-bound airplane returned to Hawaii because of a violent passenger who wanted to do yoga instead of sit in his seat. Read more »

March 30, 2016

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Endangered Puget Sound orcas to get personal health records

The endangered killer whales that spend time in the waters off Washington state are among the most closely studied wildlife, and it is expected to get even more in depth. Read more »

March 29, 2016

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US orders diplomatic, military families out of south Turkey

The State Department and Pentagon ordered the families of U.S. diplomats and military personnel Tuesday to leave posts in southern Turkey due to "increased threats from terrorist groups" in the... Read more »

March 29, 2016

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Retaking Syria's Palmyra reveals more shattered antiquities

The recapture of Syria's ancient city of Palmyra from the Islamic State group has brought new revelations of the destruction wreaked by the extremists, who decapitated priceless statues and smashed... Read more »

March 28, 2016

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Orphaned bear cub now has a feisty and loving foster mother

aned bear cub now has a feisty and loving foster mother. Read more »

March 21, 2016

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Cuba rebukes Obama's call for change but will nix dollar tax

Cuba's government offered a rebuke Thursday of President Barack Obama's plans to use his upcoming visit to promote change on the island, even as it took a long-sought step to lift a penalty on... Read more »

March 17, 2016

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Capitol Reef National Park Visitor Center announces springs hours

Starting Tuesday, March 22, the Capitol Reef National Park Visitor Center will be open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, that’s about an extra half hour later then during the winter. Read more »

March 17, 2016

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FDA: No significant impact from test of modified mosquitoes

A field trial releasing genetically modified mosquitoes in the Florida Keys would not harm humans or the environment, according to documents released Friday by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Read more »

March 11, 2016

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NKorea to liquidate SKorean assets, fires missiles into sea

North Korea responded Thursday to new sanctions from South Korea by firing short-range ballistic missiles into the sea in a show of defiance and vowing to "liquidate" all remaining South Korean... Read more »

March 10, 2016

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US secretary: Teddy bear's inspiration off 'threatened' list

The Louisiana black bear, the animal behind the "teddy's bear" inspired by President Theodore Roosevelt, has rebounded enough to pull it off the list of federally protected species, the government... Read more »

March 10, 2016

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Ammon Bundy, others face new charges in Oregon standoff

The federal government on Wednesday leveled additional charges against Ammon Bundy and dozens of other armed activists who took over a national wildlife refuge in Oregon, including a weapons... Read more »

March 9, 2016

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Yellowstone bison sent to slaughter as park trims herd

Yellowstone National Park started shipping many of its famous wild bison to slaughter Wednesday to drive down the size of the park's herds and respond to concerns by the livestock industry over a... Read more »

March 9, 2016

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FBI agents investigated over shots fired during standoff

FBI agents involved in the traffic stop that led to the killing of one of the armed occupiers of an Oregon wildlife refuge are under investigation for not disclosing they fired shots that missed... Read more »

March 8, 2016

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SeaWorld: Orca that killed trainer is ill

The killer whale responsible for the death of a SeaWorld trainer is very sick from a bacterial infection that may eventually kill him, SeaWorld officials said Tuesday. Read more »

March 8, 2016

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Environmental protection of Colorado River called disjointed

Environmental protection for the Colorado River — the lifeblood of the Southwest — is disjointed and too often gets a low priority in the management of the waterway, independent... Read more »

March 2, 2016

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Disney to roll out seasonal pricing on one-day park tickets

s properties in Orlando and Anaheim are rolling out seasonal prices for single-day tickets, hoping to spread out demand at the often jam-packed theme parks. Read more »

Feb. 28, 2016

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Ammon Bundy, others plead not guilty in Oregon refuge case

Ammon Bundy and another 15 defendants pleaded not guilty Wednesday to federal conspiracy charges related to the 41-day occupation of an Oregon wildlife refuge. Several of the accused, however,... Read more »

Feb. 24, 2016

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Will the Great Salt Lake be reduced to dust?

Diversions from the Great Salt Lake since pioneers arrived in 1847 have reduced its volume by 48 percent, dropping it 11 feet. When Owens Lake dried up in 1926, it created one of the largest... Read more »

Feb. 24, 2016

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National Bridges National Monument hiking trail closed

The hiking trail from the canyon rim to Sipapu Bridge at Natural Bridges National Monument is closed until further notice due to trail damage. Read more »

Feb. 23, 2016

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Zion announces climbing closures in 2016

Climbing routes on cliffs used by nesting peregrine falcons in Zion National Park will be temporarily closed beginning March 1 to protect the birds, which are in recovery from "endangered species"... Read more »

Feb. 22, 2016

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