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Paintings on natural features in national parks spark furor

Paintings on natural features in national parks spark furor

SALT LAKE CITY — A series of colorful, eerie faces painted on rocks in some of the West’s most pristine, well-known national parks has sparked an investigation by authorities and a furor online.

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Paintings in national parks spark probe, furor

Paintings in national parks spark probe, furor

This photo taken from an Instagram posting shows a rock painting at an overlook of Crater Lake in Oregon. The National Park Service is investigating paintings and drawings of eerie faces found in wilderness areas. 

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NK experts: US must apologize to free detainees

PYONGYANG, North Korea — The United States government must make a formal apology to secure the freedom of two Americans who remain imprisoned in North Korea after the release this week of Jeffrey Fowle, North Korean legal experts said Thursday.

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Colorado teens try to reach Syria, stopped in Germany

Colorado teens try to reach Syria, stopped in Germany

PARIS — The teenage sisters told their father they were staying home sick from their suburban Denver school. Instead, they took $2,000 and their passports and headed off for Syria with a 16-year-old friend. They made it as far as Germany before border guards detained them for questioning.

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For teen with passport, Syria trip can be seamless

For teen with passport, Syria trip can be seamless

Severine Ali Mehenni, left, and Kamel Ali Mehenni look at photos of their daughter, Sahra Ali Mehenni, 17, in Lezignan-Corbieres, France. Sahra left for Syria on March 11. 

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Analysis: Fowle was North Korea's easiest US case

Analysis: Fowle was North Korea's easiest US case

In this photo taken on Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014, detained American Jeffrey Fowle is interviewed by journalists at the Koryo National Club in Pyongyang, North Korea. Fowle was detained for six months for leaving a Bible in a nightclub in the city of Chongjin, where he was visiting with a forei…

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Analysis: Fowle was North Korea's easiest US case

Analysis: Fowle was North Korea's easiest US case

FILE - In this Sept. 1, 2014 file photo, Kenneth Bae, an American tour guide and missionary detained in North Korea, serving a 15-year sentence, speaks to The Associated Press in Pyongyang, North Korea. Why did North Korea free Jeffrey Fowle, and only him, when two other Americans, Bae and M…

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Analysis: Fowle was North Korea's easiest US case

Analysis: Fowle was North Korea's easiest US case

FILE - In this Sept. 1, 2014 file photo, Matthew Miller, an American detained in North Korea, serving a six-year sentence, speaks to The Associated Press in Pyongyang, North Korea. Why did North Korea free Jeffrey Fowle, and only him, when two other Americans, Miller and Kenneth Bae, remain …

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Analysis: How US got Fowle out of North Korea

Analysis: How US got Fowle out of North Korea

PYONGYANG, North Korea — Why did North Korea free Jeffrey Fowle, and only him, when two other Americans remain in prison there? Probably because Pyongyang considered him the most minor of the three offenders, and may believe that releasing him could improve abysmal U.S. relations and even te…

October 22, 2014 6:31 am Photos

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Taxi rates in Las Vegas area will top New York's

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Nevada taxi regulators have approved a rate hike that would make cab rides in Las Vegas and surrounding areas the second most expensive among U.S. metropolitan areas with tourism-based economies.

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Fall colors dot Arizona, New Mexico landscapes

Fall colors dot Arizona, New Mexico landscapes

In this Oct. 17, 2014 photo, a row of aspen trees shows off fall colors on a hillside near Los Alamos, N.M. Residents and land managers say this marks one of the first years that aspens in and along burn scars in the Los Alamos area are big enough and bright enough to catch the attention of …

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Fall colors dot Arizona, New Mexico landscapes

Fall colors dot Arizona, New Mexico landscapes

In this Oct. 17, 2014 photo, an aspen tree shows off fall colors on a hillside near Los Alamos, N.M. Residents and land managers say this marks one of the first years that aspens in and along burn scars in the Los Alamos area are big enough and bright enough to catch the attention of fall le…

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Fall colors dot Arizona, New Mexico landscapes

Fall colors dot Arizona, New Mexico landscapes

In this Oct. 17, 2014 photo, a row of aspen trees shows off fall colors on a hillside that borders the burn scar of the 2011 Las Conchas Fire near Los Alamos, N.M. Residents and land managers say this marks one of the first years that aspens in and along burn scars in the Los Alamos area are…

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Fall colors dot Arizona, New Mexico landscapes

Fall colors dot Arizona, New Mexico landscapes

In this Oct. 17, 2014 photo, colorful aspen leaves have already dropped to the forest floor near Los Alamos, N.M. Residents and land managers say this marks one of the first years that aspens within and along burn scars in the Los Alamos area are big enough and bright enough to catch the att…

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Fall colors dot Arizona, New Mexico landscapes

Fall colors dot Arizona, New Mexico landscapes

In this Oct. 17, 2014 photo, a row of aspen trees shows off fall colors on a hillside that was charred by the 2011 Las Conchas Fire near Los Alamos, N.M. Residents and land managers say this marks one of the first years that aspens in and along burn scars in the Los Alamos area are big enoug…

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Parker: Quarantine all arrivals from infected countries

Parker: Quarantine all arrivals from infected countries

Extreme circumstances require extreme measures.

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Rare ancient Chinese bronzes go on display in US

Rare ancient Chinese bronzes go on display in US

SANTA ANA, Calif. — When the mysterious people of China’s Sanxingdui packed up and moved away 3,000 years ago, they left behind no written language and no indication of who they were, where they were going or why.

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Travel solutions: Prying a refund out of Airbnb proves difficult

Q: Late last year, my wife and I rented an apartment in Paris for next September through Airbnb. The total cost for this rental was $3,692 and was charged to my credit card, which I paid. It included a cleaning fee of $41 and an Airbnb service fee of $209.

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Advice from Carolyn Hax for May 16

Dear Carolyn: I have no bond with my mother, and never have, including as an infant. She is self-centered, probably has Narcissistic Personality Disorder, and makes herself look good by spinning partial truths to make other people look bad. Her usual target over the years has been me (yes, t…

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Old, new and toy trains for National Train Day

Old, new and toy trains for National Train Day

An illustration of old time railroads is shown in an undated photo. (AP Photo)

May 08, 2014 3:29 pm

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