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Utahns turn out to view a partial eclipse of the sun

A natural wonder took place in the sky Thursday afternoon, many Utahns took the opportunity to witness it.

Utahns turn out to view a partial eclipse of the sun

A natural wonder took place in the sky Thursday afternoon, and many Utahns took the opportunity to witness it. A partial solar eclipse started just after 3 p.m. and ended shortly before 6 p.m. Read more »

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Fossil fuels rally planned for Thursday in Price

Organizers hope to draw as many as 10,000 people to a Thursday night rally in Price that's meant to educate the public about the benefits of developing Utah's coal, oil and natural gas resources. Read more »

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US journalist recovers; Ebola 'czar' gets to work

A TV news cameraman treated for Ebola was ready to go home Wednesday, the fifth patient transported from West Africa to recover at a U.S. hospital, as President Barack Obama's new Ebola "czar" got... Read more »

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Ebola airport checks expand; nurses get training

The federal government is closing a gap in Ebola screening at airports while states from New York to Texas to California work to get hospitals and nurses ready in case another patient turns up... Read more »

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Iran says number of foreign tourists surges

The number of foreigners visiting Iran jumped dramatically over the 12-month period ending in March, with 35 percent more tourists compared to the same period a year earlier, Iran's top tourism official said Saturday. Read more »

Oct. 20, 2014

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Ana downgraded to tropical storm; Hawaii relaxes

Hawaii residents started to relax Sunday after days of keeping a cautious eye on Hurricane Ana, which was downgraded by late afternoon into a tropical storm. Read more »

Oct. 19, 2014

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New England raking in millions from leaf peepers

Money really does grow on trees in New England in the autumn — and all six states are raking it in. Read more »

Oct. 19, 2014

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U.S. government to allow some Haitians to immigrate faster

Thousands of Haitian immigrants approved to move to the United States to join relatives already living here will soon be able to immigrate before a visa is available, the Obama administration... Read more »

Oct. 17, 2014

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Ebola causing some people to change travel plans

Travel agents say customers are asking whether it's safe to fly, and what steps they should take to guard against Ebola. Read more »

Oct. 17, 2014

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Africa stems Ebola via border closings, luck

Health officials battling the Ebola outbreak that has killed more than 4,500 people in West Africa have managed to limit its spread on the continent to five countries — and two of them appear... Read more »

Oct. 17, 2014

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With foxes scarce, hunting clubs target coyotes

American fox-hunting is adapting to a dramatic change: Foxes have been displaced across much of the country by coyotes which, in turn, have become the hunters' new quarry. Read more »

Oct. 16, 2014

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Nepal blizzard, avalanche death toll rises to 27

Search teams in army helicopters rescued dozens of stranded foreign trekkers and recovered more bodies of victims of a blizzard and avalanches in the mountains of northern Nepal on Thursday,... Read more »

Oct. 16, 2014

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Utah's Division of Wildlife, New York zoos, others may get Yellowstone bison

Montana wildlife officials plan to decide Thursday whether to ship 145 Yellowstone National Park bison that are now being held on a ranch owned by philanthropist and media mogul Ted Turner to... Read more »

Oct. 16, 2014

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State officials laud low-sulfur fuel as key to air pollution fix

Conversion to low-sulfur fuel along the Wasatch Front for motorists' vehicles provides the best, least costly fix to the area's air quality problems, lawmakers were told Wednesday. Top officials... Read more »

Oct. 15, 2014

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Campaign will celebrate birthday of national parks

The centennial celebration for the National Park Service will include, among other events, a promotional campaign, a TV series and an I-Max movie, tourism leaders from across the Southeast learned... Read more »

Oct. 15, 2014

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Dogs welcome at St. Louis museum about, well, dogs

Exhibits include dog paintings, dog sculptures and displays about famous dogs. But what really makes this St. Louis museum unique is the visitors: Dogs are welcome, and curators aren't worried... Read more »

Oct. 15, 2014

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Lawmakers vent to feds, assert forest fire inaction

Lawmakers on Wednesday vented in a legislative committee meeting with the Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management over what they say is inaction on forests that threatens Utah communities.... Read more »

Oct. 15, 2014

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Avalanches, blizzard kill 12 in Nepal's mountains

An avalanche and blizzard in Nepal's mountainous north have killed at least 12 people, including eight foreign trekkers, officials said Wednesday. Five other climbers were hit by a separate... Read more »

Oct. 15, 2014

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'Noxious weed' could be answer to long-term drought, lawn expert says

The man in charge of keeping the campus green at the University of Utah is calling for the state to lift its ban on a so-called "noxious weed." He believes it could be part of the answer to... Read more »

Oct. 13, 2014

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Project to involve pine tree burn in Summit County

Forest Service officials are planning a prescribed pine tree burn in an area of Summit County. Read more »

Oct. 13, 2014

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Southwest looks for spark from expansion in Dallas

When Southwest Airlines recently introduced a new paint job for its planes, a senior executive joked that at 43 years old and being from Dallas, it was time for the airline to get a face-lift. Read more »

Oct. 13, 2014

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Arizona's Petrified Forest buildings named national treasure

The buildings at Petrified Forest National Park are held up as an example of modern architecture with their flat roofs, low silhouettes and large windows that open up to the vast expanse of... Read more »

Oct. 12, 2014

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FAA, flight attendants square off over electronics

The nation's largest flight attendants union says it wants airline passengers to return to stowing cellphones and other electronics during takeoffs and landings, but the group's arguments didn't... Read more »

Oct. 10, 2014

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Obama designates national monument in LA area

President Barack Obama on Friday spared from future development nearly 350,000 acres of land within the San Gabriel Mountains northeast of Los Angeles, a move that cheered environmentalists but... Read more »

Oct. 10, 2014

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Global forest conference draws thousands to Salt Lake, showcases Wasatch forest

Climate change, bark beetles and cataclysmic wildfires are changing the face of modern forests and posing new challenges. An international group of experts met this week in Salt Lake City to... Read more »

Oct. 10, 2014

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