Tag Archives: Travel + Outdoors

National parks open or closed? In shutdown, it's hit or miss

The Statue of Liberty looms over a visitor as he uses binoculars to look out onto New York Harbor, Sunday, Oct. 13, 2013, in New York. The Statue of Liberty reopened to the public after the state of New York agreed to shoulder the costs of running the site during the partial federal government shutdown. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)  (AP2013) For ...

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A show of solidarity around the world marks 2018 Women's March

People assembling in New York for the 2018 Women’s March on Saturday.  (AP) Across the world, people were coming together and hitting the streets on Saturday — the one-year anniversary of President Trump’s inauguration — marching against his policies and in support of the #MeToo movement against sexual assault and harassment. Protests in New York, Washington, D.C., and Rome were ...

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French president warns: UK can't maintain full access to EU

LONDON –  French President Emmanuel Macron has warned Britain again that it cannot maintain full access to the European Union’s single market if it doesn’t accept the bloc’s founding principles, including free movement of people and the jurisdiction of EU courts. Macron tells the BBC that Britain will undoubtedly negotiate a unique relationship with the EU before it leaves the ...

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Bandits take off with money, chips from Vegas casinos

File Feb. 21, 2017: The New York New York hotel and casino on the Las Vegas Strip. Bandits have gotten away with cash and chips from four casino-hotels in Las Vegas since last week, leaving police on the hunt for multiple suspects. “It’s unusual,” Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Lt Michael Mauntel said of the frequency of the robberies since Nov. ...

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Suspect identified in fatal Pennsylvania shooting of US marshal, authorities say

Kevin Sturgis, 31, was identified as the man authorities said was involved in the U.S. marshal shooting in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania on Thursday, the U.S. attorney’s office said.  (Justice Department) Officials announced the identity of the man believed to have fatally shot a U.S. marshal and wounded a York City police officer early Thursday in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. The U.S. attorney’s office ...

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LAPD spent millions on 'green' electric BMWs used for joyrides to nail salons, day lunches: report

LAPD Chief Charlie Beck touted the multimillion-dollar purchase of an electric vehicle BMW fleet in 2016. The fleet has been misused and underused, CBS reported.  (LAPD / Reuters) Two years after the LAPD touted a multimillion-dollar purchase of a fleet of eco-friendly electric BMWS, the vehicles are being used for personal trips to grab lunch and — in one instance ...

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