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FILE - In this Jan. 14, 2015, file photo, spectators gaze at El Capitan for a glimpse of climbers Tommy Caldwell and Kevin Jorgeson, as seen from the valley floor in Yosemite National Park, Calif. The Interior Department is backing down from a plan to impose steep fee increases at popular national parks after widespread opposition from elected officials and the public. (AP Photo/Ben Margot, File)
April 12, 2018 - 6:19 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Interior Department is increasing fees at the most popular national parks to $35 per vehicle, backing down from an earlier plan that would have forced visitors to pay $70 per vehicle to visit the Grand Canyon, Yosemite and other iconic parks. A plan announced Thursday would...
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FILE - In this Jan. 14, 2015, file photo, spectators gaze at El Capitan for a glimpse of climbers Tommy Caldwell and Kevin Jorgeson, as seen from the valley floor in Yosemite National Park, Calif. The Interior Department is backing down from a plan to impose steep fee increases at popular national parks after widespread opposition from elected officials and the public. (AP Photo/Ben Margot, File)
April 12, 2018 - 3:52 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Interior Department is increasing fees at the most popular national parks to $35 per vehicle, backing down from an earlier plan that would have forced visitors to pay $70 per vehicle to visit the Grand Canyon, Yosemite and other iconic parks. A plan announced Thursday would...
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In this photo released by the Syrian official news agency SANA, soldiers and residents salute civilians after they were released by the Army of Islam group that had held them since 2013, in Damascus, Syria, early Monday, April 9, 2018. Syrian state media is reporting that dozens of civilians who had been held for years by a rebel group near the capital Damascus have been freed. (SANA via AP)
April 12, 2018 - 5:12 am
BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on the Syrian conflict (all times local): 12:15 p.m. British Prime Minister Theresa May has summoned her Cabinet back from vacation to discuss military action against Syria over an alleged chemical weapons attack. May has indicated she wants Britain to join in any U.S.-led...
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April 11, 2018 - 4:26 pm
PITTSFIELD, Mass. (AP) — The Latest on the sale of a Massachusetts' museum's artwork, including pieces by Norman Rockwell (all times local): 4:15 p.m. The Lucas Museum of Narrative Art in Los Angeles says it has bought Norman Rockwell's "Shuffleton's Barbershop" from a cash-strapped Massachusetts...
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April 11, 2018 - 2:53 pm
PITTSFIELD, Mass. (AP) — The Massachusetts museum that won a legal battle over its plan to sell dozens of works of art has announced that 13 of those pieces are being auctioned next month. The Berkshire Museum in Pittsfield last week received permission from the state's highest court to sell 39...
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April 10, 2018 - 12:16 am
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The federal government's response to a lawsuit from fishermen trying to eliminate former President Barack Obama's Atlantic Ocean monument is coming due. The fishing groups sued to challenge the 2016 creation of the Northeast Canyons and Seamounts Marine National Monument. The...
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FILE - In this March 22, 2018, file photo, Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman meets with U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis at the Pentagon in Washington. Prince Mohammed is making his first official visit to France, which is hoping to profit from his shake-up of the conservative kingdom. French media reports say the prince arrives Sunday, April 8, 2018. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen, File)
April 09, 2018 - 3:11 am
PARIS (AP) — The crown prince of Saudi Arabia has enjoyed a royal welcome to France, with a private dinner in the Louvre Museum hosted by President Emmanuel Macron. An official in Macron's office said the previously unannounced dinner Sunday was held at the Louvre because the Saudi government has a...
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FILE - In this July 12, 2017. file photo, a pedestrian walks past the Berkshire Museum in Pittsfield, Mass. A judge has approved a plan for a cash-strapped Massachusetts museum to sell dozens of pieces of art, including works by Norman Rockwell. The decision Thursday, April 5, 2018, from Justice David Lowy of Massachusetts' highest court clears the way for the contentious sale of up to 40 pieces of artwork at the Berkshire Museum. (Ben Garver/The Berkshire Eagle via AP, File)
April 05, 2018 - 2:15 pm
BOSTON (AP) — A judge has approved a plan for a cash-strapped Massachusetts museum to sell dozens of pieces of art, including works by Norman Rockwell. The decision Thursday from Justice David Lowy of Massachusetts' highest court clears the way for the contentious sale of up to 40 pieces of artwork...
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This combination photo shows Ronnie Ortiz-Magro from the television show "Jersey Shore", in 2010, left, and in 2018. The cast of the popular MTV series is back in "Jersey Shore: Family Vacation," premiering Thursday, April 5 at 8p.m. on MTV. (AP Photo)
April 05, 2018 - 2:14 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — It's time for a whole new cycle of gym, tanning and laundry — the crew from "Jersey Shore" is rebooting Thursday. "Jersey Shore Family Vacation" will feature original cast members Paul "Pauly D" DelVecchio, Jenni "JWoww" Farley, Vinny Guadagnino, Ronnie Ortiz-Magro, Nicole "Snooki"...
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In this March 12, 2018, photo, foreign tourists sunbathe at a beach on Boracay island, central Aklan province, Philippines. Philippine officials say the president has approved the closure of Boracay island, the country's most famous beach resort, for up to six months after he said it has turned into a "cesspool." (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)
April 05, 2018 - 12:39 am
MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has approved the closure of the tourist destination of Boracay for up to six months after saying the waters off its famed white-sand beaches had become a "cesspool" due to overcrowding and development. Duterte approved the total...
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