National parks

FILE - In this July 27, 2015, file photo, a long line of hikers head out of the Grand Canyon along the Bright Angel Trail at Grand Canyon National Park, Ariz. The U.S. federal government announced Wednesday, Aug. 16, 2017, it will eliminate a policy it put in place to allow national parks like the Grand Canyon to ban the sale of bottled water in an effort to curb litter. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File)
August 17, 2017 - 12:36 am
PHOENIX (AP) — The federal government announced Wednesday it will eliminate a policy that allowed national parks like the Grand Canyon to ban the sale of bottled water in an effort to curb litter. The National Park Service said in a statement it made the decision to "expand hydration options for...
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FILE - In this July 27, 2015, file photo, a long line of hikers head out of the Grand Canyon along the Bright Angel Trail at Grand Canyon National Park, Ariz. The U.S. federal government announced Wednesday, Aug. 16, 2017, it will eliminate a policy it put in place to allow national parks like the Grand Canyon to ban the sale of bottled water in an effort to curb litter. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File)
August 16, 2017 - 9:41 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — The federal government announced Wednesday it will eliminate a policy that allowed national parks like the Grand Canyon to ban the sale of bottled water in an effort to curb litter. The National Parks Service said in a statement it made the decision to "expand hydration options for...
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FILE - In this July 27, 2015, file photo, a long line of hikers head out of the Grand Canyon along the Bright Angel Trail at Grand Canyon National Park, Ariz. The U.S. federal government announced Wednesday, Aug. 16, 2017, it will eliminate a policy it put in place to allow national parks like the Grand Canyon to ban the sale of bottled water in an effort to curb litter. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File)
August 16, 2017 - 8:06 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — The federal government announced Wednesday it will eliminate a policy it put in place six years ago to allow national parks like the Grand Canyon to ban the sale of bottled water in an effort to curb litter. The National Parks Service said in a statement it made the decision to "...
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August 16, 2017 - 6:44 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — The federal government says it's eliminating a policy that let national parks like the Grand Canyon ban the sale of bottled water. The National Parks Service announced the change in a statement released Wednesday. The rules were put in place in 2011 in response to discarded water...
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August 13, 2017 - 11:08 am
ST. MARYS, Ga. (AP) — The federal government plans to pay tribute to Georgia's largest barrier island by issuing a special coin. The National Park Service says 25-cent coins with a design recognizing Cumberland Island will be produced by the U.S. Mint next year. Located offshore near the Georgia-...
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FILE - In this Aug. 3, 2016, file photo, a large bison blocks traffic as tourists take photos of the animals in the Lamar Valley of Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming. Sometime within the next four to six years, Yellowstone is expected to reach its capacity for being able to handle all the vehicles that tourists drive through the park every year to see its sights. The National Park Service says potential solutions that will be discussed include instituting a reservation system or passenger shuttles to control the number of visitors during peak times for the busiest attractions in the park. (AP Photo/Matthew Brown, File)
August 10, 2017 - 6:44 pm
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Sometime within the next four to six years, Yellowstone National Park is expected to reach its capacity for being able to handle all the vehicles that tourists drive through the park to see sights like Old Faithful, wild wolves and grizzly bears and spectacular scenery...
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Pavel Tordaj, 42, a farmer, shows corn damaged by drought as he stands inside his field of corn in Padina, Serbia, Thursday, Aug. 10, 2017. Authorities and experts are warning that extremely hot and dry summer this year in the Balkans has decimated crops, dried rivers and hurt the animal world. (AP Photo/Marko Drobnjakovic)
August 10, 2017 - 10:16 am
BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Evidence is piling up that this year's sizzling summer in central and southeastern Europe has decimated crops, drained rivers and hurt the animal world. As the drought's costs become clearer, temperatures in Serbia, Romania, Hungary and Croatia were expected to reach 39...
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August 07, 2017 - 3:56 pm
SEQUOIA NATIONAL PARK, Calif. (AP) — Two hikers walking a High Sierra trail in California's wilderness encountered a wild mountain lion in their path, videotaping part of the nerve-wracking stare-down with the big cat that lasted nearly half an hour. The video shows the adult lion scurry down a...
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White House senior policy adviser Stephen Miller speaks during the daily briefing at the White House in Washington, Wednesday, Aug. 2, 2017. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
August 02, 2017 - 9:10 pm
A poem at the Statue of Liberty that is a national symbol for the country's embrace of immigrants became the topic of a rancorous exchange Wednesday at a White House news conference to announce President Donald Trump's push for immigration reform. Senior White House aide Stephen Miller told...
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FILE - In this Sept. 25, 2013, file photo, a grizzly bear cub searches for fallen fruit beneath an apple tree a few miles from the north entrance to Yellowstone National Park in Gardiner, Mont. For the second time in a decade, the U.S. government has removed grizzly bears in the Yellowstone region from the threatened species list. The decision by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to remove federal protections from the approximately 700 bears living across 19,000 square miles in Montana, Idaho and Wyoming took effect Monday, July 31, 2017. (Alan Rogers/The Casper Star-Tribune via AP, file)
July 31, 2017 - 2:01 pm
HELENA, Mont. (AP) — The U.S. government lifted protections for grizzly bears in the Yellowstone region on Monday, though it will be up to the courts to decide whether the revered and fearsome icon of the West stays off the threatened species list. More than a month after announcing grizzlies in...
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