Environment and nature

This Thursday, July 12, 2018 photo released by Benji Xie shows a helicopter landing to rescue people from flooding on the Havasupai reservation in Supai, Ariz. Rescue workers were evacuating about 200 tourists Thursday who were caught in flash flooding at a popular campground on tribal land near the Grand Canyon where visitors go to see towering blue-green waterfalls. (Benji Xie via AP)
July 13, 2018 - 2:24 am
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Benji Xie stood beside a trail in an Arizona canyon, his camera fixed on a waterfall cascading into a blue-green pool where people swam beneath a double rainbow. A few hours later, the weather took a drastic turn. Wind started blowing through the trees and sent dirt swirling...
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This Thursday, July 12, 2018 photo released by Benji Xie shows a helicopter landing to rescue people from flooding on the Havasupai reservation in Supai, Ariz. Rescue workers were evacuating about 200 tourists Thursday who were caught in flash flooding at a popular campground on tribal land near the Grand Canyon where visitors go to see towering blue-green waterfalls. (Benji Xie via AP)
July 13, 2018 - 2:05 am
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Benji Xie stood beside a trail in an Arizona canyon, his camera fixed on a waterfall cascading into a blue-green pool where people swam beneath a double rainbow. A few hours later, the weather took a drastic turn. Wind started blowing through the trees and sent dirt swirling...
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This Thursday, July 12, 2018 photo released by Benji Xie shows flooding from a waterfall on the Havasupai reservation in Supai, Ariz. About 200 tourists were being evacuated Thursday from a campground on tribal land near famous waterfalls deep in a gorge off the Grand Canyon. (Benji Xie via AP)
July 12, 2018 - 8:29 pm
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Torrents of water rushed Thursday through an Arizona canyon famous for its towering blue-green waterfalls, sending tourists scrambling to benches, trees and caves as they sought higher ground. Rescue workers evacuated most of the 200 tourists after two rounds of flooding hit...
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This Thursday, July 12, 2018 photo released by Benji Xie shows flooding from a waterfall on the Havasupai reservation in Supai, Ariz. About 200 tourists were being evacuated Thursday from a campground on tribal land near famous waterfalls deep in a gorge off the Grand Canyon. (Benji Xie via AP)
July 12, 2018 - 8:11 pm
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Torrents of water rushed Thursday through an Arizona canyon famous for its towering blue-green waterfalls, sending tourists scrambling to benches, trees and caves as they sought higher ground. Rescue workers evacuated about 200 tourists after two rounds of flooding hit the...
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July 12, 2018 - 7:58 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — A man who can be seen in a video chastising a woman at a Chicago forest preserve for wearing a shirt with the Puerto Rican flag on it has been charged with committing a hate crime, the Cook County State's Attorney's Office announced Thursday. Timothy Trybus, 62, of Des Plaines now is...
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July 12, 2018 - 7:38 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — A man who can be seen on a video chastising a woman at a Chicago forest preserve for wearing a shirt with the Puerto Rican flag on it has been charged with committing a hate crime, the Cook County State's Attorney's Office announced Thursday. Timothy Trybus, 62, of Des Plaines now is...
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July 12, 2018 - 4:00 pm
WINDSOR, Vt. (AP) — A Vermont state board plans to hear a man's request to change the name of Mount Ascutney (ah-SKUT'-nee) because it's a made-up name. Hartland resident Rob Hutchins says he recently discovered the name Ascutney is made up and the original name of the summit was Kaskadenak, which...
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This Aug. 31, 2016, photo shows a staircase from Opal Cliffs Park that leads to Opal Cliffs Neighborhood Beach, more commonly known as Privates, in the Live Oak neighborhood of an unincorporated part of Santa Cruz County, Calif. The California Coastal Commission will decide whether access to a secluded beach can be restricted by a 9-foot iron fence, locking gate with a $100 annual key fee and a gate attendant. The commission on Thursday, July 12, 2018 will vote on whether the resident-run program that has regulated access to Santa Cruz County's Privates Beach for more than 50 years is allowed to continue. (Dan Coyro/Santa Cruz Sentinel via AP)
July 12, 2018 - 2:23 am
SANTA CRUZ, Calif. (AP) — The California Coastal Commission was set to decide Thursday whether access to a secluded beach can be restricted by a 9-foot iron fence, a locking gate with a $100 annual key fee and a gate attendant. The commission will vote on whether the resident-run program that has...
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In this image made from video, released by Thailand Government Spokesman Bureau, family members watch the rescued boys through a window outside the recovery ward at the Chiang Rai hospital in Chiang Rai province, northern Thailand, Wednesday, July 11, 2018. A daring rescue mission in the treacherous confines of a flooded cave in northern Thailand has saved all 12 boys and their soccer coach who were trapped deep within the labyrinth, ending a grueling 18-day ordeal that claimed the life of an experienced volunteer diver and riveted people around the world. (Thailand Government Spokesman Bureau via AP)
July 12, 2018 - 2:02 am
MAE SAI, Thailand (AP) — The Latest on the rescue of the youth soccer team in Thailand (all times local): 7:25 p.m. The Thai hospital where the 12 boys and their soccer coach are recuperating after being rescued from a flooded cave has released video showing them in their hospital beds, chatting...
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Rancher Dwight Hammond Jr., center, is embraced after arriving by private jet at the Burns Municipal Airport, Wednesday, July 11, 2018, in Burns, Ore. Hammond and his son Steven, convicted of intentionally setting fires on public land in Oregon, were pardoned by President Donald Trump on Tuesday, July 10. (Beth Nakamura/The Oregonian via AP)
July 12, 2018 - 12:58 am
SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Father and son ranchers, who were the focus of a battle about public lands and were freed from prison after receiving a presidential pardon, were welcomed home Wednesday in Oregon by relatives and horseback riders carrying American flags. A lawyer for the family of Steven and...
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