Outdoor recreation

FILE - In this Nov. 21, 1996, file photo, tourists cast their shadows on the ancient Anasazi ruins of Chaco Culture National Historical Park in New Mexico. Lawmakers from the country's largest American Indian reservation may have thrown a wrinkle into efforts aimed at establishing a permanent buffer around the national park as New Mexico's congressional delegation, environmentalists and other tribes try to keep oil and gas development from getting closer to the World Heritage site. Navajo Nation delegates voted Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020, to support a buffer only half the size of the one proposed in legislation pending in Congress. (AP Photo/Eric Draper, File)
April 30, 2020 - 3:38 pm
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Federal land managers plan to hold a series of virtual meetings on a contested plan that will guide for at least the next decade oil and gas development around a national park and other areas in northwestern New Mexico that are revered by Native American tribes. A World...
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FILE - In this March 16, 2015 file photo, hikers stop and take photos along the Grand Canyon National Park's South Kaibab trail. Parks around the country are grappling with how best to expand service while preserving the pristine nature. One of the latest debates is playing out at the Grand Canyon, where park officials are road mapping future telecommunications towers. The handful that exist now are prominent among the park lodging, visitor center and residential area. (AP Photo/Anna Johnson, File)
April 29, 2020 - 12:46 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — Musetta Vander has been to several of the most iconic national parks and landscapes in the U.S., capturing herself doing a yoga pose among the Joshua trees, driving on a tree-lined highway framed by Yosemite's towering rock formations and sitting at the edge of a cliff overlooking a...
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Cones block the entrance to a shuttered Universal Studios Hollywood, Wednesday, April 15, 2020, in Universal City, Calif. If Gov. Gavin Newsom's so-called roadmap to ease coronavirus restrictions hinted at a return to a normal Californians could appreciate - a summer trip in the car - it quickly became apparent they wouldn't be leaving home soon. The governor's sobering message foreshadows a summer without baseball games under the lights, large outdoor concerts, rides at amusement parks or trips to the beach. In short: a summer bummer. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
April 16, 2020 - 1:35 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — In these dark times, clouded by fears of an enemy we can’t see and sheltered in homes we're itching to leave, it's reassuring to know that California's sunsets over the Pacific are just as vivid. You just can't enjoy them with sand between your toes. Most beaches and virtually...
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A woman wearing a protective mask walks past a closed children's clothing store in the Hispanic, Little Village in Chicago, Wednesday, April 15, 2020. The first U.S. economic indicators to capture the devastation brought on by the pandemic have begun to arrive, showing a plunge in retail sales exceeding what happened during the economic crisis a decade ago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)
April 15, 2020 - 7:57 pm
The outbreak of the coronavirus has dealt a shock to the global economy with unprecedented speed. Following are developments Wednesday related to the global economy, the work place and the spread of the virus. ________________________ NUMBERS TELL A GRIM STORY: Data just emerging paints a...
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Undated family handout photo of Tom Moore, a 99-year-old British veteran who has started a campaign to thank the National Health Service by walking lengths in his garden. Captain Tom Moore’s family had set up a fund-raising drive to support health workers caring for coronavirus patients, as a way to thank doctors and nurses who treated him for a broken hip. The family thought they would struggle to reach their initial 1,000-pound target last week. But the campaign clearly captured the public mood at a time of national crisis and within days, the cause had attracted more than 250,000 supporters who pledged more than 6 million pounds. (Moore Family via AP)
April 15, 2020 - 12:46 pm
LONDON (AP) — A 99-year-old British army veteran who started walking laps in his garden as part of a humble fundraiser for the National Health Service has surprised himself by generating millions of pounds within days. Tom Moore's family used social media to help him get donations to support health...
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FILE - In this Friday, Feb. 15, 2019 file photo, Washington state Rep. Matt Shea, R-Spokane Valley, gestures as he gives a speech in front of the liberty state flag at the Capitol in Olympia, Wash., during a rally held by people advocating splitting Washington state into two separate states and questioning the legality of Washington's I-1639 gun-control measure. Prominent state lawmaker Shea says the coronavirus is a foreign bio-weapon and claims Marxists are using the pandemic to advance totalitarianism. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)
April 14, 2020 - 1:56 am
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — In deeply conservative eastern Washington state, a prominent state lawmaker kicked out of his Republican Party caucus labels the coronavirus as a foreign bio-weapon, accuses Marxists of using the pandemic to advance totalitarianism and rails against lockdown restrictions...
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In this photo released by Wylde Swan on Friday April 10, 2020, Dutch high school children work the sail on the bowsprit of Wylde Swan tall ship, sailing between The Carribbean and The Netherlands. The Caribbean tall ship voyage of 25 Dutch high school students was supposed to end with a comfortable flight home from Cuba. Then the coronavirus outbreak intervened. Now the youngsters, aged from 14-17 years, are taking the long way home, crossing the Atlantic Ocean in a 60-meter (200-foot) schooner called the Wylde Swan under the watchful eye of a crew of 12 experienced sailors and three teachers to make sure they keep doing their school work in between hoisting sails. (Arthur Smeets/Wylde Swan via AP)
April 13, 2020 - 8:10 am
AMSTERDAM (AP) — The sailing trip that 25 Dutch high school students embarked on last month was supposed to end in Cuba, where they would trade a tall ship for a plane flight back to the Netherlands. The coronavirus pandemic forced a change in plans. Now, the students, ages 14-17, are taking the...
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Mobile Vicar Pat Allerton from St Peter's in Notting Hill performs an open air Easter service in Portobello Road, during the coronavirus outbreak lockdown in London, Sunday, April 12, 2020. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people, but for some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death.(AP Photo/Frank Augstein)
April 12, 2020 - 5:59 pm
LONDON (AP) — Pat Allerton, the vicar of an Anglican church in London's fashionable Notting Hill district, isn't one to let a nationwide lockdown get in between him and a message of hope. Armed with two loudspeakers, Allerton left his vicarage at St. Peter's church and got on his bicycle to deliver...
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April 09, 2020 - 8:35 am
LE PECQ, France (AP) — With humans away, the whales will play. In another sign that wild animals are roaming more freely while locked-down people are sheltering indoors from the coronavirus, a maritime patrol has filmed remarkable images of whales powering through Mediterranean waters off the coast...
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In this April 6, 2020, photo, Billy White, right, and his brother Sonny White, second from right, owners of Captain White Seafood City, along with their nephew Paul White, left, and Stan Kiser with Jessie Taylor Seafood, second from left, set up portable fencing in the hope to force customers to social distance at the Fish Market at The Wharf in Washington. The Fish Market was closed by city officials over the weekend after large crowds gathered. The officials said the market may be allowed to reopen if they can show a plan for safe social distancing. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
April 08, 2020 - 11:00 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Pick-up basketball games. Crowds gathering at an outdoor fish market. Family hikes along trails in Rock Creek Park. The warmer weather is bringing violations of social distance guidelines in the nation’s capital, even as health officials predict the city could become one of the...
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