Sightseeing

Utah state legislators and their staff lead the way for Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke, Utah Gov. Gary Herbert and others in the distance Monday, May 8, 2017, through Bears Ears National Monument near Blanding, Utah. Zinke says he wants to make sure Native American cultural standing is preserved in a new national monument but cautioned that not all tribal members share the same opinion about it. (AP Photo/Michelle Price)
May 08, 2017 - 7:49 pm
BLANDING, Utah (AP) — U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke said sacred tribal lands he toured Monday in America's newest and most hotly contested monument should be preserved but he questioned whether the monument designation was the right way to do it. Zinke's aerial and ground tour of the Bears...
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U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke speaks at a news conference after having met with members of the Bears Ears Commission at the Bureau of Land Management office at the Gateway in Salt Lake City, Sunday, May 7, 2017. Zinke met with tribal leaders and elected officials as he kicked off a four-day trip to the state to inspect two disputed national monuments protecting more than 3 million combined acres of the state's red rock country. (Scott Sommerdorf/The Salt Lake Tribune via AP)
May 08, 2017 - 1:58 am
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke on Monday will get a bird's-eye view of one of America's newest national monuments as he flies over 1.3 million acres of southern Utah's red rock plateaus, cliffs and canyons graced with sagebrush, juniper trees and ancient cliff dwellings...
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FILE - This May 23, 2016, file photo, shows the northernmost boundary of the proposed Bears Ears region, along the Colorado River, in southeastern Utah. The re-evaluation of the new Bears Ears National Monument and the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument is part of President Donald Trump's executive order calling for a review of 27 national monuments established by several former presidents. U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke is set to start a four-day Utah trip Sunday, May 7, 2017, to assess whether the designation of 3.2 million acres of national monuments in the state's southern red rock region should be scaled back or rescinded. (Francisco Kjolseth/The Salt Lake Tribune via AP file, File)
May 07, 2017 - 9:17 pm
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke met with tribal leaders and elected officials in Utah on Sunday as he kicked off a four-day trip to the state to inspect two disputed national monuments protecting more than 3 million combined acres of the state's red rock country. Zinke said...
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President Donald Trump gestures as he answers a question from a members of the the media after signing an Executive Order in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington, Friday, April 28, 2017. The Executive Order directs the Interior Department to begin review of restrictive drilling policies for the outer-continental shelf. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
April 29, 2017 - 3:12 am
President Donald Trump's executive order seeking to find new ocean expanses in the Atlantic and the Arctic for offshore drilling isn't likely to reach its goals anytime soon, but instead will kick off a yearslong review and legal battle. Trump signed the order Friday aimed at dismantling a key part...
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FILE--In this Dec. 29, 2016, file photo, a young protester demonstrates with others against the new Bears Ear National Monument in Montecello, Utah. President Donald Trump signed an executive order Wednesday, April 26, 2017, directing his interior secretary to review the designation of dozens of national monuments on federal lands, as he singled out "a massive federal land grab" by the Obama administration. Rick Egan/The Salt Lake Tribune via AP, file)
April 27, 2017 - 3:55 am
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — President Donald Trump's call to review 24 national monuments established by three former presidents puts in limbo protections on large swaths of land home to ancient cliff dwellings, towering Sequoias, deep, canyons and oceans habitats where seals, whales and sea turtles roam...
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FILE - In this July 16, 2004, file photo, a gray wolf is seen at the Wildlife Science Center in Forest Lake, Minn. Wyoming is looking ahead to its first wolf-hunting season in four years now that a court has lifted endangered species protection for wolves in the state. (AP Photo/Dawn Villella, File)
April 26, 2017 - 7:13 pm
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Wyoming will hold a wolf hunt for the first time in four years this fall now that a federal court has lifted endangered species protection for wolves in the state, the Wyoming Game and Fish Department said Wednesday. Planning is now underway for the hunt in northwestern...
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April 22, 2017 - 7:40 pm
HELENA, Mont. (AP) — The Blackfeet Indian Reservation rolls across the plains just east of Glacier National Park. There's a hotel and casino. There are gas stations, a few eateries and a museum to learn about the culture and history of the people that have occupied the territory long before the...
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This Thursday, April 20, 2017 photo provided by Strategy PR shows director Kathryn Bigelow at the Tribeca Film Festival Virtual Arcade in New York. On Friday, the Oscar-winning director premiered her first VR experience, “The Protectors: Walk in the Rangers’ Shoes,” an 8-minute, 360-degree plunge into the lives of the Garamba National Park rangers in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. National Geographic will release the film May 1 on the VR app Within, and on YouTube and Facebook360 the following week. (Kathryn Bigelow/Strategy PR via AP)
April 22, 2017 - 8:03 am
NEW YORK (AP) — As a filmmaker drawn to the most visceral forms of cinema, it was probably inevitable that Kathryn Bigelow's high-adrenaline curiosities would lead her to virtual reality. The Oscar-winning director on Friday at the Tribeca Film Festival premiered her first VR experience, "The...
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April 21, 2017 - 7:25 am
WALLAND, Tenn. (AP) — Great Smoky Mountains National Park is celebrating the start of the final paving project in the Foothills Parkway. A park news release says an event Thursday commemorated the start of the last initiative for the uncompleted 16-mile section of road between Walland and Wears...
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FILE - In this Jan. 21, 2017 file photo, a crowd fills Independence Avenue during the Women's March on Washington, in Washington. The major protests in Washington that have greeted President Donald Trump’s first year in office are set to return in force, continuing an already expensive year for city officials who work to keep people safe during mass gatherings. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)
April 20, 2017 - 9:57 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The major protests in Washington that have greeted President Donald Trump's first year in office are set to return in force, continuing an already expensive year for city officials who work to keep people safe during mass gatherings. With polls showing Trump facing unusually...
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