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US airlines scrap Israel flights until further notice over missile fear

Two U.S. airlines cancelled all flights to Israel until further notice, after a rocket landed near an Israel airport.

Airlines scrap Israel flights over missile fear

Two U.S. airlines cancelled all flights to Israel until further notice, after a rocket landed near Tel Aviv's Ben Gurion Airport. Read more »

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Migration spotlights Mexican 'coyote' smugglers

The man-in-the-know nursed a late-morning beer at a bar near the Suchiate River that separates Guatemala from Mexico, and answered a question about his human smuggling business with a question: "Do... Read more »

July 20, 2014

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Obama opens Eastern Seaboard to oil exploration

The Obama administration is reopening the Eastern Seaboard to offshore oil and gas exploration, announcing final approval Friday of sonic cannons that can pinpoint energy deposits deep beneath the... Read more »

July 18, 2014

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EPA proposes to block Alaska mine over salmon risk

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said Friday it is proposing restrictions that would essentially block development of a massive gold-and-copper prospect near the headwaters of a world... Read more »

July 18, 2014

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Free waterfowl hunt offered for young hunters

A free hunt guided by waterfowl hunters offers an opportunity for youths to learn how to hunt ducks and geese. Read more »

July 16, 2014

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Arizona protesters hope to stop immigrant transfer

Protesters carrying "Return to Sender" and "Go home non-Yankees" signs faced off with immigrant rights activists Tuesday in a small Arizona town after a sheriff said a bus filled with Central... Read more »

July 15, 2014

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5 tips for making family trips with teens more fun

Family travel falls into three distinct phases. First, there's the exhausting period of travel with crying babies who need diapers, bottles, strollers, car seats and naps. Then come the golden... Read more »

July 15, 2014

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Salt Lake City sizzles under triple-digit temperatures

Salt Lake City International Airport hit triple-digit temperatures Monday, making it the hottest day of 2014. Data shows summers will just get hotter. A new study looks at what Salt Lake City will... Read more »

July 14, 2014

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Lightning survivor has no memory of deadly Colorado strike

Justin Teilhet doesn't remember hearing a boom or feeling a sting, just waking up numb on the treeless tundra high in Rocky Mountain National Park and discovering his good friend was trying to... Read more »

July 14, 2014

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The return of the vacation

More than five years after one of the worst economic downturns in U.S. history, a lot of us have decided it’s safe to take a vacation again. Read more »

July 14, 2014

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Hot spot: Yellowstone road melts, sites closed

The ever-changing thermal geology of Yellowstone National Park has created a hot spot that melted an asphalt road and closed access to popular geysers and other attractions at the height of tourist... Read more »

July 11, 2014

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Photo gallery: Argentine World Cup fans follow team on bus

Talk about commitment to your sports team. Read more »

July 9, 2014

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Runners could get cash for wearing reflective clothing

Utah runners could receive an unexpected prize in the next two weeks: cash for wearing reflective clothing. Read more »

July 9, 2014

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What to do when baby birds are found on the ground

Ron Stewart, regional conservation outreach manager for the Division of Wildlife Resources, said young birds often leave their nests before they're able to fly. Read more »

July 8, 2014

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Survey: Utah residents love their outdoors

A new survey shows that July heat or December cold does not deter an overwhelming majority of Utah residents from getting outside at least once a week. Even more impressive, nearly 90 percent said... Read more »

July 7, 2014

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Ashley National Forest proposes recreation fee increases

The Ashley National Forest is seeking input on a proposal to increase fees at one campground, one group site, three cabins and three yurts, along with new fees on recreation opportunities being... Read more »

July 7, 2014

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Feds doubt climate change's impact on wolverines

A top federal wildlife official said there's too much uncertainty about climate change to prove it threatens the snow-loving wolverine — overruling agency scientists who warned of impending... Read more »

July 7, 2014

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Photographer brings 'rocket science' to artistic images

Chemical engineer Bret Webster reveals some of the secrets of his hobby — photographing scenery and the sky. His photos have become a surprising success around the world, even though in some... Read more »

July 6, 2014

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Only road onto NC island reopening after Arthur

North Carolina's popular beach towns began returning to the business of recreation Saturday, after Arthur lashed the state's coast with forceful winds and heavy rain and then churned northward... Read more »

July 5, 2014

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As dams fall, rapid changes on Elwha River

The final chunks of concrete are expected to fall this September in the nation's largest dam removal project, but nature is already reclaiming the Elwha River on Washington's Olympic Peninsula. Read more »

July 5, 2014

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Sage Grouse known for mating dance may decide Senate fate

An obscure, chicken-sized bird best known for its mating dance could help determine whether Democrats or Republicans control the U.S. Senate in November. Read more »

July 5, 2014

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Arthur weakening, downgraded to tropical storm

Businesses on two of North Carolina's barrier islands hoped to salvage the rest of the holiday weekend after Arthur clipped the state without causing major damage before churning north toward... Read more »

July 5, 2014

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Room service draws buyers in US condo-hotel boom

Developers nationwide are reviving a concept that collapsed with the real estate crash in 2008: combining condos and hotels. Read more »

July 5, 2014

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Bear conflict campaign kicks off with Nevada bear run-ins

For better or worse, Mother Nature helped Nevada wildlife officials kick off a monthlong "bear awareness" campaign this week to combat danger on the roadways around Lake Tahoe and, more... Read more »

July 4, 2014

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What's behind the new airport security measures

Obama administration is implementing tighter security measures at foreign airports that have direct flights to the U.S. out of concern that al-Qaida is trying to develop a new and improved bomb... Read more »

July 3, 2014

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