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Author, activist speaks at Theodore Roosevelt National Park

Author and environmental activist Terry Tempest Williams will speak Sunday.

Aussies won't move to Rio village yet; power, plumbing fears

The head of Australia's delegation said Sunday its 700 athletes and staff would not move into rooms at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics for at least two days, citing electrical and plumbing problems in... Read more »

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Author, activist speaks at Theodore Roosevelt National Park

Author and environmental activist Terry Tempest Williams will speak Sunday at Theodore Roosevelt National Park in Medora. Read more »

July 24, 2016

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National monument puts the focus on Jewell, Bishop and Chaffetz

Rep. Rob Bishop, R-Utah, unveiled the final version of his much awaited Public Lands Initiative early Thursday, eliminating a mandate that seven counties in eastern Utah are off limits for any... Read more »

July 14, 2016

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9/11 museum stages major exhibition: art rife with reality

To mark the 15th anniversary of the terror attacks, the 9/11 memorial museum is staging a major special exhibition. It features artists who have transformed a day of terror — often with... Read more »

July 13, 2016

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United writes off $412 million after losing Newark bulwark

Losing near-monopoly control over Newark Liberty International Airport is going to cost United Airlines $412 million, or $264 million after taxes. Read more »

July 13, 2016

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US wildlife workers plead guilty to poaching-related charges

Two U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service employees pleaded guilty to poaching-related charges in the killing of a trophy-class bull elk in western Colorado, state officials said Tuesday. Read more »

July 12, 2016

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1 dead from bull-run goring in Alicante; 2 gored in Pamplona

A man from Valencia died Saturday after being gored in a late-night bull run near the southern Spanish town of Alicante, while two men were gored and 12 others injured in the more popular morning... Read more »

July 9, 2016

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Powerful typhoon slams into Taiwan; killing 1, injuring 66

A powerful typhoon slammed into Taiwan's eastern coast Friday, bringing ferocious winds and torrential rains to the area, killing one person and injuring 66 others. Planes and fishing boats were... Read more »

July 7, 2016

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Independence Day takes on new meaning for Utah survivors of Brussels airport terror attack

Independence Day took on new meaning for three former LDS Church missionaries who survived the Brussels airport attack in March. The three were honored as the grand marshals of Monday's Freedom... Read more »

July 4, 2016

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AP PHOTOS: 400 athletes vie for US Paralympics Team spots

Regas Woods headed down the runway for his first attempt at the long jump as fast as he could on his two prosthetic legs. As he hit the board for his jump, one of the carbon fiber blades broke,... Read more »

July 3, 2016

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Officials: Grizzly that has charged at people attacks again

Park officials say a grizzly bear that has previously charged at people has bitten and scratched a hiker, and they will kill the animal when they find it. Read more »

July 2, 2016

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Board: No dogs allowed on Phoenix trails in blazing heat

When the temperature spikes, Phoenix trails will stay open for man but not for man's best friend. Read more »

July 2, 2016

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Cavendish honors D-Day after Utah Beach Tour de France win

Minutes after pulling on the yellow jersey for the first time in his award-filled career, Mark Cavendish walked over to the Utah Beach Peace Monument and placed a white rose to commemorate the... Read more »

July 2, 2016

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Dead whale towed off Los Angeles beach ahead of holiday

The reeking carcass of a dead humpback whale was towed back out to sea some 24 hours after washing up at a popular Los Angeles County beach Friday. Read more »

July 2, 2016

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Contador crashes at Tour de France

Alberto Contador's quest for a third Tour de France title started in the worst possible way as the Spaniard crashed during the opening stage of the three-week race on Saturday. Read more »

July 2, 2016

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WWI soldiers mingle with commuters in artist's Somme tribute

British commuters were met by the eerie sight of World War I soldiers in uniform as they made their way to work Friday, the 100th anniversary of the start of the Battle of the Somme. Read more »

July 1, 2016

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D-Day remembered as Tour de France kicks off in Normandy

Saturday's opening leg starts at Mont-Saint-Michel, a World Heritage Benedictine abbey perched on a rock off the coast, and ends at Utah Beach, one of the key landing sites for Allied troops on... Read more »

July 1, 2016

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Wildlife officials hunt for bear that killed mountain-biker

Wildlife officials set traps, installed wilderness cameras and scouted the woods by helicopter Thursday for the bear that attacked and killed a U.S. Forest Service employee as he rode a mountain... Read more »

June 30, 2016

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Grizzly kills mountain biker near Glacier National Park

A grizzly bear attacked and killed a 38-year-old mountain biker Wednesday as he was riding along a trail just outside Glacier National Park, Montana authorities said. Read more »

June 29, 2016

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S.L. firefighters rescue hawk, return it to it nest

Salt Lake City firefighters found themselves in a rescue Monday they had never experienced before — returning a hawk, which appeared to have fallen from a tree, back to its home. Read more »

June 28, 2016

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National Park Service announces 2016 fire restrictions

Due to very dry conditions and increasing fire danger in southeast Utah, Superintendent Kate Cannon has announced fire restrictions for Arches and Canyonlands national parks, and Natural Bridges... Read more »

June 28, 2016

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Can you hear them now? New buoy listens for singing whales

Scientists have deployed a buoy 22 miles off the coast of New York's Fire Island to monitor several species of great whales in "near real-time." The high-tech acoustic device will eavesdrop on the... Read more »

June 28, 2016

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Vandalism discovered at sacred Native Hawaiian site

Vandals etched crosses on the crumbling remains of the 180-year-old palace of a former Hawaiian king, the Hawaii Department of Land and Natural Resources said Thursday. Read more »

June 23, 2016

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Coast Guard: Body recovered from Gulf sailboat debris field

U.S. Coast Guard searchers recovered one body Wednesday afternoon from a debris field believed to be part of a 29-foot sailboat off Florida's southwest coast, officials said during a news conference. Read more »

June 22, 2016

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Appeals court won't reconsider upholding snowboarding ban

A federal appeals court is refusing to give a group of snowboarders another chance in their fight against a Utah ski resort's ban on their sport. Read more »

June 22, 2016

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Zion condor chick confirmed but faces new challenges

Condor program personnel monitoring a pair of the birds at Zion National Park have verified the presence of a chick, but recent events have wildlife officials on high alert. Read more »

June 22, 2016

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Body of missing hiker found above Alta

The body of a missing 21-year-old hiker was found at the bottom of a 100-foot cliff Wednesday. Read more »

June 22, 2016

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Family: Colorado boy improving after mountain lion attack

A Colorado boy attacked by a mountain lion near Aspen was improving in a Denver hospital after his mother snatched him from the jaws of the wild cat, his family said Monday. Read more »

June 20, 2016

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Record-breaking heat scorches the Southwest

In a desert city used to triple-digit temperatures, some hunker down inside and some head to the pool, while others still want to hit Phoenix's many hiking trails. But with temperatures creeping... Read more »

June 19, 2016

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Abused horses now rehabbed to help veterans with PTSD

After losing sight in his right eye from a 2013 rocket attack in Afghanistan, retired U.S. Army Maj. Dan Thomas recovered with help from an equine therapy program at Walter Reed National Military... Read more »

June 19, 2016

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Scientists battle to save world's coral reefs

After the most powerful El Nino on record heated the world's oceans to never-before-seen levels, huge swaths of once vibrant coral reefs that were teeming with life are now stark white ghost towns... Read more »

June 19, 2016

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Obama: Climate change biggest threat to US national parks

President Barack Obama says climate change is the biggest threat to U.S. national parks. Read more »

June 18, 2016

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Obama's family trip intended to put focus on national parks

President Barack Obama wants more people to appreciate and visit America's national parks as the park system nears its 100th birthday. Read more »

June 18, 2016

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Memphis now charges $10 to enter Beale Street on Saturday night

Tourists and locals who visit the blues bars, dance clubs and barbecue joints on Memphis' Beale Street on Saturday nights now have to bring along some extra cash, just for the privilege of being... Read more »

June 17, 2016

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Orlando tourism: No mass cancellations now but future unsure

say it's too soon to gauge whether a week of horrific news out of Orlando will hurt tourism there. But travel agents are not seeing widespread cancellations, and many travelers say they're... Read more »

June 17, 2016

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After fatal attack, theme parks weigh alligator warnings

It's an unwritten rule for Florida residents: Keep your kids away from ponds and lakes because alligators are everywhere. Read more »

June 16, 2016

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Boy snatched by gator is presumed dead; Disney beaches close

Walt Disney World closed beaches at its Florida resorts Wednesday while dozens of rescuers searched a lagoon for the body of 2-year-old boy who was snatched off the shore and dragged underwater by... Read more »

June 15, 2016

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As historic flags age, civil war brews over preservation

More than 80 Civil War flags, some tattered, some stained in blood and ripped by bullet holes, capture the attention of visitors to New Hampshire's State House. Read more »

June 14, 2016

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Airlines race to Cuba, overcoming major hurdles

Galo Beltran stands on the tarmac testing a hand-held baggage scanner. Each time a barcode is successfully read, he smiles. Read more »

June 13, 2016

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Sun, sand and sailboats

Visitors enjoy the sun, sand and sailboats at the Great Salt Lake on Sunday. Read more »

June 12, 2016

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Los Alamos app allows users to visit 1940s 'Atomic City'

Los Alamos, a once secret city where scientists participated in the nation's classified World War II nuclear development program, can now be experienced much like it was then with a new app. Read more »

June 11, 2016

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Lights drown out Milky Way for third of world's population

More than one-third of the world's population can no longer see the Milky Way because of man-made lights. Read more »

June 10, 2016

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Death in boiling hot spring shows importance of park rules

The death of a tourist who left a boardwalk and fell into a boiling, acidic spring in Yellowstone National Park offers a sobering reminder that visitors need to follow the rules, park officials and... Read more »

June 9, 2016

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Bandaged shark bite victim is all smiles in hospital photo

A woman who was attacked by a shark in Southern California was all smiles in a photograph taken as she recovers from a large bite wound that stretches from her shoulder to her pelvis. Read more »

June 6, 2016

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Men defend loading Yellowstone bison calf into vehicle

A Canadian man and his son loaded a Yellowstone National Park bison calf into their vehicle last month because they thought it was an abandoned newborn that would die without their help, the men... Read more »

June 3, 2016

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Cosmic curveball: Is the universe expanding even faster?

Astronomers thought they had a handle on how the universe ticks, but the cosmos may be toying with them. Read more »

June 2, 2016

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'Experience music together': Organizers offer tips for taking children to outdoor summer concerts

Music is filling the air as cities all over Utah prepare for outdoor summer concerts and festivals. Genres ranging from classical to country to rock will fill these events, bringing a wide spectrum... Read more »

June 2, 2016

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Farmers markets offered throughout Utah

The following is a list of farmers markets throughout the state of Utah. Note: This is not an all-inclusive list. Email features@deseretnews.com with information, including location, dates and... Read more »

June 1, 2016

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5 tips for navigating a farmers market with a family

The most important thing to remember is to look for opportunities to have fun and try new things. You may be surprised what your community has to offer. Read more »

May 31, 2016

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Woman pulls casket for miles for mental health awareness

A woman is walking 80 miles while pulling a casket from her home to the state Capitol to raise awareness of mental health issues, including suicide and addiction. Read more »

May 31, 2016

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