Parks

James Kristy and Ginger Lee of Palm Beach County, Fla., walk the boardwalk at Yellowstone National Park’s Mammoth Hot Springs on Saturday, Jan 20 2017 Visitors can still ride snowmobiles and snow coaches into Yellowstone National Park to gaze at the geysers and buffalo herds, despite the federal government shutdown. (AP Photo/Matthew Brown)
January 20, 2018 - 5:45 pm
YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, Wyo. (AP) — Visitors could still ride snowmobiles and ski into Yellowstone National Park Saturday to marvel at the geysers and buffalo herds, despite the federal government shutdown. But across the country in New York, the nation's most famous monuments to immigration —...
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A United States Park Police officer post a sign informing of the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island closing at an entrance to the ferry, Saturday, Jan. 20, 2018, in New York. The National Park Service announced that the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island would be closed Saturday "due to a lapse in appropriations." Late Friday, the Senate failed to approve legislation to keep the government from shutting down after the midnight deadline. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
January 20, 2018 - 3:48 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Symbols of American promise became emblems of American dysfunction on Saturday when a dispute in Congress over spending and immigration forced scores of federal government agencies and outposts to close their doors. The Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island turned away visitors in...
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A United States Park Police officer, center, locks a gate leading to a Statue of Liberty ferry, Saturday, Jan. 20, 2018, in New York. The National Park Service announced that the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island would be closed Saturday "due to a lapse in appropriations." Late Friday, the Senate failed to approve legislation to keep the government from shutting down after the midnight deadline. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
January 20, 2018 - 12:03 pm
ROCKY MOUNTAIN NATIONAL PARK, Colo. (AP) — The snowy mountains and frozen lakes of Rocky Mountain National Park are still accessible to visitors, despite the federal government shutdown. But across the country in New York, the nation's most famous monuments to immigration — the Statue of Liberty...
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January 20, 2018 - 8:39 am
NEW YORK (AP) — The U.S. government shutdown had an instant impact on two of the world's top tourist destinations: the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island. The National Park Service announced that both New York sites would be closed Saturday "due to a lapse in appropriations." Late Friday, the...
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FILE - In this photo March 22, 2013, file photo, the exterior of the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) building in Washington. There’s plenty that won’t get done if thousands of federal employees are barred from working until dysfunctional Washington agrees on a plan to restore funding. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)
January 20, 2018 - 1:36 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The federal government shutdown only partially curbs operations. But the longer the shutdown continues, the more likely its impact will be felt. U.S. troops will stay at their posts and mail will get delivered, but almost half of the 2 million civilian federal workers will be...
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Extra shirts hang inside of a senator's vehicle as the Capitol dome is reflected on Capitol Hill as a bitterly-divided Congress hurtles toward a government shutdown this weekend, Friday, Jan. 19, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
January 20, 2018 - 1:23 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. government shutdown began at midnight Friday as Democrats and Republicans failed to resolve a standoff over immigration and spending. Here's a look at what the parties are fighting over and what it means to shut down the government. ___ WHAT ARE LAWMAKERS FIGHTING ABOUT?...
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Extra shirts hang inside of a senator's vehicle as the Capitol dome is reflected on Capitol Hill as a bitterly-divided Congress hurtles toward a government shutdown this weekend, Friday, Jan. 19, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
January 19, 2018 - 6:37 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A standoff between Democrats and Republicans has the federal government on the brink of shutting down. Here's a look at what the dispute is about and what will happen if it isn't resolved by midnight Friday. ___ WHAT ARE LAWMAKERS FIGHTING ABOUT? Since the end of the fiscal year...
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FILE - In this Nov. 2, 2009 file photo, former Alaska Gov. Tony Knowles, center, accompanied by Rep. Jay Inslee, D-Wash., left, and Interior Secretary Ken Salazar, gestures while speaking to members of the media following their meeting at the White House in Washington. A U.S. Interior Department official has reacted harshly to the resignation of most members of a board that advises it on national parks. Knowles chaired the congressionally authorized board until Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018, the Democrat and eight others on the 12-member board sent a resignation letter, saying their requests to meet as prescribed in law have been disregarded. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais,File)
January 17, 2018 - 8:00 pm
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A U.S. Interior Department official on Wednesday blasted the resignation of most members of a board that advises it on national parks, suggesting the move was politically motivated and their work was flawed. Todd Willens, associate deputy secretary of the department,...
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FILE - In this Nov. 2, 2009 file photo, former Alaska Gov. Tony Knowles, center, accompanied by Rep. Jay Inslee, D-Wash., left, and Interior Secretary Ken Salazar, gestures while speaking to members of the media following their meeting at the White House in Washington. A U.S. Interior Department official has reacted harshly to the resignation of most members of a board that advises it on national parks. Knowles chaired the congressionally authorized board until Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018, the Democrat and eight others on the 12-member board sent a resignation letter, saying their requests to meet as prescribed in law have been disregarded. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais,File)
January 17, 2018 - 7:21 pm
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A U.S. Interior Department official on Wednesday blasted the resignation of most members of a board that advises it on national parks, suggesting the move was politically motivated and their work was flawed. Todd Willens, associate deputy secretary of the department,...
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Rancher Cliven Bundy speaks at Metropolitan Police Department headquarters two days after federal charges were dismissed against him in Las Vegas on Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2018. Bundy, the Nevada rancher and states’ rights figure who was freed after federal charges were dismissed in a 2014 armed standoff with government agents says the county sheriff and the governor are the only authorities he recognizes. (Chase Stevens/Las Vegas Review-Journal via AP)
January 10, 2018 - 8:08 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Nevada rancher who led a 2014 armed standoff with government agents spoke Wednesday saying that it's up to people in states, not the federal officials, to manage vast expanses of rangeland in the U.S. West. To conservative followers, the plainspoken 71-year-old Cliven Bundy is...
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