Sightseeing

File- In this May 19, 2017, file photo, a man works on the Southern Nevada portion of U.S. Interstate 11 near Boulder City, Nev. President Donald Trump on Monday, Feb. 12, 2018, will unveil his long-awaited infrastructure plan, a $1.5 billion proposal that fulfills a number of campaign goals, but relies heavily on state and local governments to produce much of the funding. The administration’s plan is centered on using $200 billion in federal money to leverage local and state tax dollars to fix America's infrastructure, such as roads, highways, ports and airports.(AP Photo/John Locher, File)
February 12, 2018 - 2:32 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's infrastructure proposal (all times local): 2:25 p.m. The Trump administration's infrastructure plan includes $18 billion to create a public lands infrastructure fund for the Interior Department. Most of the money would come from revenue...
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In this Feb. 7, 2018, photo, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis arrives for the daily news briefing at the White House in Washington. The United States is urging allied nations to help deal with the growing number of foreign fighters that are being held by the U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces, saying the militants should be turned over to face justice in their home countries. Mattis is expected to raise the issue during a meeting in Rome this week with other members of the coalition that is fighting the Islamic State group in Iraq and Syria. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
February 12, 2018 - 2:00 am
ROME (AP) — The United States is urging allied nations to help deal with the growing number of foreign fighters that are being held by the U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces, saying the militants should be turned over to face justice in their home countries. U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis is...
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February 10, 2018 - 9:01 am
ATLANTA (AP) — A battlefield in the woods of northeast Georgia is being reclaimed so visitors can see the shallow graves of fallen soldiers and learn how the South played a key role in defeating the British and helping to win the American Revolution. In a part of the country more known for its...
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FILE - This May 8, 2017, file photo shows an aerial view of Arch Canyon within Bears Ears National Monument in Utah. The window opened Friday, Feb. 2, 2018, for oil, gas, uranium and coal companies to make requests or stake claims to lands that were cut from two sprawling Utah national monuments by President Trump in December but there doesn't appear to be a rush to seize the opportunity. (Francisco Kjolseth/The Salt Lake Tribune via AP, File)
February 02, 2018 - 10:38 pm
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The window opened Friday for oil, gas, uranium and coal companies to make requests or stake claims to lands that were cut from two sprawling Utah national monuments by President Trump in December —but there doesn't appear to be a rush to seize the opportunities. For anyone...
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This July 3, 2012 photo provided by the National Park Service shows mountain lion P-23. The southern California mountain lion was part of a study by federal biologists has been found dead. The National Park Service says remains of the 5½-year-old female lion known as P-23 were recovered this week near Malibu Canyon Road and she appeared to have been struck by a vehicle. (National Park Service via AP)
February 01, 2018 - 5:59 pm
THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) — A Southern California mountain lion that was part of a study by federal biologists was found dead after apparently being struck by a vehicle, the National Park Service said Thursday. The remains of the 5½-year-old female lion known as P-23 were recovered this week near...
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This 2013 photo provided by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration shows a coral located 165 nautical miles southeast of Cape Cod, Mass. The federal government is considering new protections for deep sea corals located off of southern New England. The New England Fishery Management Council is expected to vote on the proposal on Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2018. The photo was taken during a National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration exploration of Northeast U.S. canyons in 2013. (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration via AP)
January 30, 2018 - 6:41 pm
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Federal fishing regulators on Tuesday approved a compromise they said would expand the amount of coral habitat preserved in the Atlantic Ocean while also protecting fishing interests. The New England Fishery Management Council voted on coral protections in an area south of...
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Chilean President Michelle Bachelet signs decrees creating vast new national parks using lands donated by the Tompkins Conservation, in what is believed to be the largest private donation of land ever from a private entity to a country, at a ceremony in Patagonia Park, Chile, Monday, Jan. 29, 2018. (AP Photo/Esteban Felix)
January 29, 2018 - 6:36 pm
PARQUE PATAGONIA, Chile (AP) — Chilean President Michelle Bachelet signed decrees Monday creating vast new national parks using lands donated by a U.S. conservation organization in what is believed to be the largest private donation of land ever from a private entity to a country. The agreement was...
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January 26, 2018 - 11:56 am
GATLINBURG, Tenn. (AP) — Great Smoky Mountains National Park welcomed more than 11.3 million visitors last year, setting a new record for the second year in a row. According to a park news release, the park saw a slight, 0.2 percent increase compared its 2016 visitor totals. Its highest visitation...
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January 24, 2018 - 11:12 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke has named a retired park superintendent as acting director of the National Park Service. P. Daniel Smith retired in 2015 after serving as superintendent of Colonial National Historical Park in Virginia. Smith gained notoriety after helping Washington...
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A United States Park Police officer post a sign informing of the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island closing at an entrance to the ferry, Saturday, Jan. 20, 2018, in New York. The National Park Service announced that the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island would be closed Saturday "due to a lapse in appropriations." Late Friday, the Senate failed to approve legislation to keep the government from shutting down after the midnight deadline. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
January 21, 2018 - 4:28 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Symbols of American promise have turned into emblems of American dysfunction amid a dispute in Congress over spending and immigration that has forced scores of federal agencies and outposts to close their doors. The Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island have turned away visitors in...
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