Leisure travel

June 15, 2017 - 9:14 am
Planning a trip this summer? Turns out lots of Americans say they can't afford one. According to a new poll by The Associated Press-NORC Center Public Affairs Research, nearly half of Americans — 43 percent — say they won't be taking a vacation this summer. And among those non-vacationers, 49...
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Marsha Donahue, of Millinocket, Maine, stands with Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke while painting a picture of Mount Katahdin at the Katahdin Woods And Waters National Monument near Staceyville, Maine, Wednesday, June 14, 2017. Zinke praised the beauty of the national monument Wednesday and said he's "comfortable" with the National Park Service property remaining in public hands. (AP Photo/Patrick Whittle)
June 14, 2017 - 8:32 pm
STACYVILLE, Maine (AP) — U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke praised the beauty of the Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument on Wednesday and said he's "comfortable" with the National Park Service property remaining in public hands. With flies buzzing and Mount Katahdin as a backdrop, Zinke...
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U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke talks with reporters before touring Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument Wednesday, June 14, 2017 in Medway, Maine. Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument is one of more than a dozen that's under review by President Trump. (AP Photo/Patrick Whittle)
June 14, 2017 - 8:22 pm
STACYVILLE, Maine (AP) — U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke praised the beauty of the Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument on Wednesday and said he's "comfortable" with the National Park Service property remaining in public hands. With flies buzzing and Mount Katahdin as a backdrop, Zinke...
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U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke talks with reporters before touring Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument Wednesday, June 14, 2017 in Medway, Maine. Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument is one of more than a dozen that's under review by President Trump. (AP Photo/Patrick Whittle)
June 14, 2017 - 5:57 pm
STACEYVILLE, Maine (AP) — U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke praised the beauty of the Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument on Wednesday and said he's "comfortable" with the National Park Service property remaining in public hands. With flies buzzing and Mount Katahdin as a backdrop, Zinke...
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U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke talks with reporters before touring Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument Wednesday, June 14, 2017 in Medway, Maine. Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument is one of more than a dozen that's under review by President Trump. (AP Photo/Patrick Whittle)
June 14, 2017 - 2:09 pm
STACEYVILLE, Maine (AP) — U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke praised the beauty of the Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument on Wednesday and said he's "comfortable" with the National Park Service property remaining in public hands. With flies buzzing and Mount Katahdin as a backdrop, Zinke...
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FILE - In this May 9, 2017, file photo, Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke rides a horse in the new Bears Ears National Monument near Blanding, Utah. Zinke on Monday, June 12, 2017, recommended that the new national monument in Utah be reduced in size and said Congress should step in to designate how selected areas of the 1.3 million-acre site are managed. (Scott G Winterton/The Deseret News via AP, File)
June 13, 2017 - 6:00 pm
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Latest on Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke's recommendation to downsize a vast new national monument in Utah (all times local): 4:45 p.m. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke's recommendation to downsize a vast new national monument in Utah is creating optimism for opponents of 26...
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In this undated photo provided by the National Park Service shows mountain lion kittens known as P-57 and P-58, who were abandoned by their three-year-old mother. The two mountain lion kittens have died in the Southern California wilderness after being abandoned by their mother. The male and female were part of a study of cougars by researchers with the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area near Los Angeles. (National Park Service via AP)
June 07, 2017 - 3:58 pm
CALABASAS, Calif. (AP) — Two mountain lion kittens being tracked by scientists have died in the Southern California wilderness after being abandoned by their mother. The male and female dubbed P-57 and P-58 were part of a study of cougars by researchers with the Santa Monica Mountains National...
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FILE - In this April 29, 2017, file photo, Usher performs with Trombone Shorty and Orleans Avenue in New Orleans. Usher will attend the 2017 Songwriters Hall of Fame event inducting Jay Z and Berry Gordy on June 15 in New York. (Photo by Amy Harris/Invision/AP, File)
June 07, 2017 - 8:23 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Jon Bon Jovi, Whoopi Goldberg and Usher are set to attend the 2017 Songwriters Hall of Fame event inducting Jay Z, Berry Gordy and others. The Songwriters Hall announced Thursday that Irving Azoff, Benny Blanco, Kenneth Gamble and Leon Huff also will appear June 15 at the New York...
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Workers go over the final installation of the permanent exhibit "Salute to the Home Front" at the National World War II Museum which will open to the public this Saturday, in New Orleans, Monday, June 5, 2017. The exhibit tells the home front story from the 1920s to the development of the atomic bomb. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
June 06, 2017 - 4:07 am
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A rusted fragment of the battleship USS Arizona sunk at Pearl Harbor, a woman's munitions plant uniform and ration books all tell the complex story of life on the homefront in a new exhibit at the National World War II Museum in New Orleans. "Salute to the Home Front," which...
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June 05, 2017 - 6:28 pm
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke on Monday tapped the head of Utah's wildlife management division as deputy director of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, a newly created position where the appointee will serve as acting head of the agency until a director is named and...
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