National parks

July 26, 2019 - 5:22 am
GATLINBURG, Tenn. (AP) — A group of eight Girl Scouts from across the country spent part of their summer volunteering in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Their efforts included rehabilitating trails, cleaning campgrounds, removing invasive plants and providing educational programs to...
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July 25, 2019 - 7:52 pm
GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK, Ariz. (AP) — Authorities say final findings show there's no radiation exposure from uranium ore samples that poses a health risk for employees and visitors at Grand Canyon National Park. Park officials announced in February that they were investigating whether anyone was...
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July 24, 2019 - 4:48 am
GATLINBURG, Tenn. (AP) — Great Smoky Mountains National Park officials are inviting the public to help with an effort to research the African American experience in southern Appalachia. According to a news release, participants in open house events will have the opportunity to learn about the...
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In this remote camera image by Friends of Big Bear Valley and Big Bear Eagle Nest Cam, released by the U.S. Forest Service, a young bald eagle, upper right, that the public watched hatch online on a Southern California mountain, fledges its nest Tuesday, July 23, 2019, in the San Bernardino National Forest. San Bernardino National Forest spokesman Zach Behrens says the juvenile male let out a call at 6:19 a.m. Tuesday and flew off screen. Bald eagles typically fledge between 10 and 12 weeks of age but this one waited until he was 14 weeks old. (Friends of Big Bear Valley and Big Bear Eagle Nest Cam/U.S. Forest Service via AP)
July 23, 2019 - 7:07 pm
BIG BEAR LAKE, Calif. (AP) — A young bald eagle that the public watched hatch online in a Southern California mountain nest has finally made its first flight. San Bernardino National Forest spokesman Zach Behrens says the juvenile male let out a call at 6:19 a.m. Tuesday and flew off screen. Bald...
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FILE - This Sept. 15, 2018, file photo, shows the Cape Hatteras lighthouse in Buxton, N.C. The National Park Service said Tuesday, July 23, 2019, that 39-year-old Jamie Lester Underwood, of Winston-Salem, pleaded guilty to vandalizing the lighthouse's original bronze door last year. A federal judge ordered Underwood to pay $1,922 in restitution for repairs and placed him on one year of probation. (AP Photo/Steve Helber, File)
July 23, 2019 - 4:36 pm
CAPE HATTERAS, N.C. (AP) — The National Park Service says a North Carolina man has pleaded guilty to vandalizing the more than century-old Cape Hatteras Lighthouse by carving initials into its bronze door with a pocketknife. A park service news release Tuesday said 39-year-old Jamie Lester...
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File - This Sept. 4, 2017, file photo, shows hikers on the Hidden Lake trail in Glacier National Park in Montana. Wildlife officials are asking people who are traveling near Glacier National Park to report sightings of animals crossing the road. The Missoulian reported Monday, July 22, 2019, that park officials and the U.S. Geological Survey want to know where animals are crossing U.S. Highway 2. (AP Photo/Beth J. Harpaz, File)
July 23, 2019 - 12:26 pm
MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — Wildlife officials are asking people who are traveling near Glacier National Park to report sightings of animals crossing the road. The Missoulian reported Monday that park officials and the U.S. Geological Survey want to know where animals are crossing U.S. Highway 2...
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July 20, 2019 - 12:31 pm
MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — Glacier National Park officials are teed off over a report that tourists were hitting golf balls off Going-to-the-Sun Road during a traffic delay. NBC Montana posted a video Thursday taken by a tourist during a road construction delay that shows two men teeing off with golf...
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Fireworks explode over Lincoln Memorial, Washington Monument and U.S. Capitol, at the National Mall, during the Independence Day celebrations in Washington on Thursday, July 4, 2019, after President Donald Trump's 'Salute to America' remarks at Lincoln Memorial. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)
July 05, 2019 - 8:42 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump celebrated the story of America as "the greatest political journey in human history" in a Fourth of July commemoration before a soggy but cheering crowd of spectators, many of them invited, on the grounds of the Lincoln Memorial. Supporters welcomed his...
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FILE - In this Feb. 24, 2007, file photo, a diver holds a giant clam at the launching of a program for the preservation and propagation of the endangered species in the waters of Puerto Princesa City, Palawan province, southwestern Philippines. A South Korean actress has been charged in Thailand with catching endangered giant clams while participating in a reality TV show. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez, File)
July 05, 2019 - 7:01 am
BANGKOK (AP) — A South Korean actress has been charged in Thailand with catching endangered giant clams while participating in a reality TV show and could face up to four years in prison if found guilty, an official said Friday. Actress Lee Yeol-eum cheered as she caught the three giant shellfish...
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President Donald Trump, first lady Melania Trump, Vice President Mike Pence and Karen Pence and others stand as the US Army Band performs and the US Navy Blue Angels flyover at the end of an Independence Day celebration in front of the Lincoln Memorial, Thursday, July 4, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
July 04, 2019 - 10:54 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump celebrated the story of America as "the greatest political journey in human history" in a Fourth of July commemoration before a soggy but cheering crowd of spectators, many of them invited, on the grounds of the Lincoln Memorial. Supporters welcomed his...
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