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In this aerial photo taken Monday, May 22, 2017 provided by John Madonna showing a massive landslide along California's coastal Highway 1 that has buried the road under a 40-foot layer of rock and dirt. A swath of the hillside gave way in an area called Mud Creek on Saturday, May 20, covering about one-third of a mile, half a kilometer, of road and changing the Big Sur coastline. (John Madonna via AP)
May 23, 2017 - 10:25 pm
A massive landslide that went into the Pacific Ocean is the latest natural disaster to hit a California community that relies heavily on an iconic coastal highway and tourism to survive, and it adds to a record $1 billion in highway damage from one of the state's wettest winters in decades. The...
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In this May 19, 2017 photo, the Route 66 Diner, once a gas station is shown in Albuquerque, N.M. Route 66, the American Mother Road that once connected motorists from Illinois to California, may lose its place in a National Park Service's preservation program, ending years of efforts aimed at reviving old tourist spots in struggling towns. A federal law authorizing the Route 66 Corridor Preservation Program is set to expire in two years. (AP Photo/Russell Contreras)
May 23, 2017 - 2:21 pm
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Route 66, the historic American roadway that linked Chicago to the West Coast, soon may be dropped from a National Park Service preservation program, which would end years of efforts aimed at reviving old tourist spots in struggling towns. A federal law authorizing the...
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In this May 18, 2017 photo, Fayez Ghosn surveys damage in his house at the mountain resort town of Zabadani in the Damascus countryside, Syria. Once a popular summer resort famed for its fruit trees and favored by tourists from rich Gulf Arab countries, the Damascus suburb town of Zabadani is now a deserted, endless vista of pulverized buildings after thousands of rebels were driven out along with the town’s original inhabitants. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)
May 23, 2017 - 2:01 am
ZABADANI, Syria (AP) — Arriving with her husband and 10-year-old daughter to check on their home for the first time in five years, Adibeh Ghosn had trouble recognizing the neighborhood. In disbelief, she walked over the mounds of rubble leading to her home. "Where are the neighbors, where are the...
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In this undated image released by PBS, a brown bear catches salmon at Brooks Falls Katmai National Park and Preserve in Alaska. PBS is collaborating with the BBC on a live nature series set in Alaska this July, where cameras will attempt to capture bears, eagles, wolves and whales in their natural habitat.  (Gareth Wildman/PBS via AP)
May 22, 2017 - 6:33 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — PBS is collaborating with the BBC on a special live event this summer where cameras will try to catch bears, wolves, eagles and other wildlife in their natural habitat in Alaska. "Wild Alaska Live" will air over three nights on PBS on July 23, 26 and 30. Cameras placed in the...
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May 21, 2017 - 10:27 am
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — A California museum is exhibiting the photographs of Dorothea Lange, whose work highlighted the lives of impoverished migrants, unemployed laborers and Japanese Americans incarcerated during World War II. The exhibit at the Oakland Museum of California is called "Dorothea...
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In this image made from video released by Amur Tiger Centre/WWF, a male Amur tiger is seen before being released into the wild in Bikin National Park in southeastern Russia, Monday, May 15, 2017. A Siberian tiger that terrorized Russia's Far East city of Vladivostok by prowling its suburbs has been relocated to a vast, wild Russian national park where officials hope he will thrive. The tiger, nicknamed Vladik, was captured last October on the edge of Vladivostok. He was helicoptered Monday to Bikin National Park, 500 kilometers (350 miles) further north. (Amur Tiger Centre/WWF via AP)
May 18, 2017 - 2:02 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — A Siberian tiger that terrorized Russia's Far East city of Vladivostok by prowling its suburbs has been relocated to a vast Russian national park where officials hope he will thrive. The tiger, nicknamed Vladik, was captured in October on the edge of Vladivostok. He flown by...
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This Feb. 16, 2017 photo provided by the U.S. Geological Survey shows the remains of a desert tortoise near Joshua Tree National Park in California's southern desert. Scientists examining the deaths of female desert tortoises near the park say it appears the animals died while exhausting their water and energy to lay eggs during California's drought. (Shellie Puffer/U.S. Geological Survey via AP)
May 17, 2017 - 4:48 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Scientists examining the deaths of female desert tortoises in Southern California said it appears the animals died while exhausting their water and energy to lay eggs during California's historic drought. Researchers want to know why female tortoises are dying in greater numbers...
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May 17, 2017 - 5:14 am
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — When Universal Orlando Resort opens its new water park later this month, it will debut a new wristband that eliminates lines and the need for wallets. Universal officials say visitors will receive the Tapu Tapu wristbands upon entering the Volcano Bay water park. The wristbands...
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May 15, 2017 - 10:43 am
NEW YORK (AP) — The Metropolitan Museum of Art, a behemoth of culture and wealth, is rebounding from more than a year of internal turmoil and financial problems. As part of its recovery efforts, the museum is considering a mandatory admissions fee for visitors from outside New York state. The set...
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FILE - In this May 1, 2017, file photo, Baltimore Orioles' Adam Jones prepares to bat during the first inning of a baseball game against the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park in Boston. Jones says the widely condemned racial insult hurled at him at Fenway Park illustrates the need for dialogue about race and for fans to police each other. Jones spoke Saturday, May 13, 2017, at the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum in Kansas City while his team plays a series with the Royals. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File)
May 13, 2017 - 5:35 pm
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — With the Negro Leagues museum as his backdrop, Baltimore Orioles outfielder Adam Jones said the recent racial taunting he endured in Boston shows there needs to be more dialogue about diversity. Almost two weeks after he said he was called the N-word and had a bag of peanuts...
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