Sightseeing

In this Tuesday, oct. 31, 2017 photo, Clarinda Vail stands outside the lodge her family owns in Tusayan, Ariz.. Vail opposes a ballot measure to increase building heights in the small town outside the Grand Canyon's South Rim entrance. (AP Photo/Felicia Fonseca)
November 06, 2017 - 12:58 pm
TUSAYAN, Ariz. (AP) — Seconds after rounding the highway curve on the final stretch to the Grand Canyon's South Rim entrance, the first sign appears: Yes on 400. Housing. Jobs. Independence. The ballot measure being decided Tuesday is the latest push in a decadeslong effort to build new hotels,...
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October 31, 2017 - 11:54 pm
GATLINBURG, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee tourism officials have installed viewfinders at three scenic spots, including an overlook in the Great Smoky Mountains, to help colorblind people see the fall foliage burst with color for the first time. The viewfinders that debut Wednesday don't use new...
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October 30, 2017 - 12:41 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The National Park Service has withdrawn plans to pay nearly $100,000 for a project honoring the legacy of the Black Panther Party after police groups complained to President Donald Trump. The park service had pledged $98,000 to the University of California, Berkeley for a two-year...
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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. President Donald Trump is shrinking two national monuments in Utah, Bears Ears and Grand Staircase Escalante, accepting the recommendation of Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke to reverse protections established by two Democratic presidents, a Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, said Friday, Oct. 27. (Francisco Kjolseth/The Salt Lake Tribune via AP, File)
October 27, 2017 - 5:21 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is shrinking two national monuments in Utah, accepting the recommendation of Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke to reverse protections established by two Democratic presidents to more than 3.6 million acres. Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, said he was "incredibly...
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FILE - This Oct. 2, 2013, file photo, shows a view seen on the way to Glacier Point trail in the Yosemite National Park, Calif. Democratic senators are harshly criticizing a National Park Service plan to impose steep increases in entrance fees at 17 of its most popular parks, including the Grand Canyon, Yosemite, Yellowstone and Zion.(AP Photo/Tammy Webber, File)
October 26, 2017 - 4:09 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic senators are harshly criticizing a National Park Service plan to impose steep increases in entrance fees at 17 of its most popular parks, including the Grand Canyon, Yosemite, Yellowstone and Zion. The senators say the plan would exclude many Americans from enjoying...
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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 National Park Service is floating a proposal to increase entrance fees at 17 of its most popular sites next year. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File)
October 24, 2017 - 7:27 pm
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — The National Park Service is considering a steep increase in entrance fees at 17 of its most popular parks, mostly in the U.S. West, to address a backlog of maintenance and infrastructure projects. Visitors to the Grand Canyon, Yosemite, Yellowstone, Zion and other national...
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FILE - In this Monday, Aug. 8, 2016 file photo, visitors look at lava from Kilauea, an active volcano on Hawaii's Big Island, as it flows toward the ocean in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park near Kalapana, Hawaii. Hawaii residents and an organization representing federal workers filed a lawsuit against the Federal Aviation Administration on Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2017 seeking to force it to do something about tour helicopters buzzing their communities and national parks across the country. (AP Photo/Caleb Jones, File)
October 04, 2017 - 4:01 pm
HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii residents and an organization representing federal workers on Wednesday sued the Federal Aviation Administration to force it to do something about tour helicopters buzzing their communities and national parks around the U.S. The lawsuit filed by Public Employees for...
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October 03, 2017 - 3:07 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Veterans Affairs Department's watchdog said Tuesday it is reviewing Secretary David Shulkin's 10-day trip to Europe with his wife that mixed business meetings with sightseeing. Shulkin disclosed last week he traveled to Denmark and England to discuss veterans' health issues...
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In this photo provided by Peter Zabrok, climber Ryan Sheridan who had just reached the top of El Capitan, a 7,569-foot (2,307 meter) formation, when a rock slide let loose below him Thursday, Sept. 28, 2017, in Yosemite National Park, Calif. It was not immediately clear if there were new casualties, a day after another slab dropped from El Capitan, killing a British climber and injuring a second. (Peter Zabrok via AP)
September 29, 2017 - 7:54 pm
YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, Calif. (AP) — A geological analysis Friday found there was no more danger than usual of another giant rock fall after two huge slides, including one involving a slab of granite the size of a 36-story building, occurred this week on the famed El Capitan rock formation in...
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FILE - In this Aug. 3, 2014, file photo, a grizzly bear walks through a back country campsite in Montana's Glacier National Park. U.S. Fish and Wildlife grizzly recovery coordinator Hilary Cooley says a proposal to lift threatened species protections for an estimated 1,000 grizzlies in northwestern Montana could come next year. (Doug Kelley /The Spokesman-Review via AP, File)
September 29, 2017 - 6:43 pm
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — On the heels of lifting protections for Yellowstone-area grizzly bears, the U.S. government is considering the same action for bruins in northwestern Montana, home to the largest group of grizzlies in the Lower 48, federal officials said Friday. Hunters and trappers widely...
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