Recreation and leisure

This Nov. 1, 2016 photo provided by Drew Wharton shows a female black bear wearing GPS collar in Yosemite National Park. Rangers on Monday, April 3, 2017, unveiled a website that allows anybody around the world to track the movement of the park's iconic black bears. Bears are fitted with GPS collars that ping their location from a satellite onto the website, which rangers hope will educate the public about bears and ultimately protect them from harm. (Drew Wharton via AP)
April 03, 2017 - 3:17 pm
FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — Wildlife enthusiasts around the world can now follow the daily journey of Yosemite National Park's black bears from their laptops and smartphones, tracking the iconic animals as they lope up steep canyons and cross vast distances in search of food and mates. Park rangers told...
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FILE - In this Aug. 3, 2014, file photo, a grizzly bear crosses through a back country campsite in Montana's Glacier National Park. Grizzly bears continue to expand their range amid an ongoing effort to turn over management of the bears from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to the states of Wyoming, Montana and Idaho, a federal official said, in late March 2017. (Doug Kelley/The Spokesman-Review via AP)
April 02, 2017 - 5:00 pm
JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) — Grizzly bears continue to expand their range amid an ongoing effort to turn over management of the bears from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to the states of Wyoming, Montana and Idaho, a federal official said. "We've seen an 11 percent change in increasing range in just a...
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April 02, 2017 - 2:14 pm
CLAYTON, N.C. (AP) — A kayaker missing on a North Carolina river is safe after authorities say he showed up for work. Multiple media organizations report that officials in Johnston County say their search for 26-year-old Isaac Evans ended early Sunday when police found him at work two counties and...
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April 02, 2017 - 10:53 am
ATLANTA (AP) — The Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site plans to mark the 49th anniversary of the civil rights leader's death. The National Park Service says the site will host the annual "King Remembrance Day" event on Tuesday. King's daughter and CEO of the King Center, the Rev. Bernice...
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The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints President Thomas S. Monson, center, First Counselor Henry B. Eyring, left, and Second Counselor Dieter F. Uchtdorf, right, look on during the morning session of the two-day Mormon church conference Saturday, April 1, 2017, in Salt Lake City. Mormons will hear guidance and inspiration from the religion's top leaders during a church conference this weekend in Salt Lake City as well as getting an update about church membership statistics. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)
April 01, 2017 - 5:53 pm
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Mormon leaders reminded church members Saturday about the importance of performing ceremonial baptisms on dead ancestors who didn't receive the ordinance while alive — a practice unique to the faith that came under fire in the past from Jews when they discovered Holocaust...
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The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints President Thomas S. Monson, center, First Counselor Henry B. Eyring, left, and Second Counselor Dieter F. Uchtdorf, right, look on during the morning session of the two-day Mormon church conference Saturday, April 1, 2017, in Salt Lake City. Mormons will hear guidance and inspiration from the religion's top leaders during a church conference this weekend in Salt Lake City as well as getting an update about church membership statistics. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)
April 01, 2017 - 4:47 pm
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Mormon leaders reminded church members Saturday about the importance of performing ceremonial baptisms on dead ancestors who didn't receive the ordinance while alive. Henry Eyring told a worldwide audience during a twice-yearly Mormon conference that God wants all his children...
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April 01, 2017 - 3:39 pm
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Norway on Saturday kicked off its annual six-month whale hunting season with whalers allowed to kill an increased quota of 999 minke whales, up from 880 animals in 2016. The International Whaling Commission imposed a commercial ban on whaling in 1986, but Norway objected...
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FILE - This Aug. 4, 2015, file photo, flowers bloom in front of the Salt Lake Temple, at Temple Square, in Salt Lake City. Mormons will hear guidance and inspiration from the religion's top leaders during a church conference this weekend in Salt Lake City as well as getting an update about church membership statistics. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)
April 01, 2017 - 1:26 pm
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A top Mormon leader reminded church members Saturday about the importance of performing ceremonial baptisms on dead ancestors who didn't receive the ordinance while alive. Henry Eyring told a worldwide audience during a twice-yearly Mormon conference that God wants all his...
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FILE - In this Jan. 21, 2005, file photo, members of the band Journey pose after receiving a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in Los Angeles. Keyboardist Jonathan Cain told the Dayton Daily News for a story published online on March 30, 2017, that former singer Steve Perry will be in attendance when the band is inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on April 7, 2017. (AP Photo/Nick Ut, File)
March 31, 2017 - 12:56 pm
DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — Journey keyboardist Jonathan Cain says former singer Steve Perry will be in attendance when the band is inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Cain tells the Dayton Daily News ( http://bit.ly/2mWbZD5 ) that "the ceremony is the first time we're going to get to see Steve...
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March 30, 2017 - 11:52 am
JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK, Calif. (AP) — People driving in Joshua Tree National Park are being asked to watch out for wildlife after the deaths of three desert tortoises in the past week. Two of the tortoises were killed in a campground. The National Park Service said Wednesday that factors...
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