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13 things every traveler should know before visiting a national park

If national parks are anything, they're diverse. Given the variety on offer, the details of your vacation are going to depend on where you'… Read more

Powwow to focus on missing, murdered Native American women

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — One of the largest annual gatherings of indigenous people in the United States begins Friday in New Mexico, where organizers of the two-day powwow say they want to build awareness around the deaths and disappearances of Native American women. Read more

Quarantines at 2 LA universities amid US measles outbreak

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A quarantine order was issued Thursday for hundreds of students and staff at two Los Angeles universities who may have been exposed to measles and either have not been vaccinated or can't verify that they have immunity. Read more

The Latest: Measles quarantine orders at 2 LA universities

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on a measles outbreak (all times local): Read more

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New cyclone begins to make landfall in northern Mozambique

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — A powerful tropical cyclone began to make landfall on Thursday in Mozambique, just six weeks after Cyclone Idai devastated the central part of the country and left hundreds dead. Authorities carried out compulsory evacuations in cases where residents resisted warnings to flee. Read more

Woman who fell to her death at the Grand Canyon identified

GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK, Ariz. (AP) — Authorities have identified an Arizona woman who died after falling over the edge of the South Rim at Grand Canyon National Park. Read more

Workers restoring "Green Book" motel where MLK stayed

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama motel that was featured in "The Negro Motorist Green Book" and provided a home for Martin Luther King Jr. during civil rights demonstrations in the 1960s is being transformed into the centerpiece of a new national monument. Read more

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30 small Wisconsin communities you may never have heard of

Whether they're off-beat or just off the beaten path, these 30 small Wisconsin communities are worth getting to know better. Read more

Photos: Romania's Merry Cemetery where people 'laugh at death itself'

The Merry Cemetery in the northwestern village of Sapanta is a collection of more than 1,000 elaborate wooden Orthodox crosses etched with … Read more

Photos: For this Amazon cult, happiness is a cup of ancient psychedelic tea

The Ayahuasca brew is sacred to Ceu do Mapia villagers, who use it in rituals that blend Indian beliefs with Roman Catholicism. Read more

Photos: This museum is one of the coolest. Literally

The biggest attraction at this temporary ice cream museum: A pool filled with 11,000 pounds of confetti-colored sprinkles. Read more

Photos: A bird's-eye view of the Olympic city

These stunning views helped bring the Olympics to Rio.  Read more

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Construction of highway overpass in Maricopa at key point

MARICOPA, Ariz. (AP) — Construction of a State Route 347 overpass in Maricopa is at a key phase this week, with crews starting to pour the overpass' concrete deck. Read more

Dinosaur National Monument recognized as dark sky park

JENSEN, Utah (AP) — A national monument known for dinosaur fossils has also been named one of the world's best places to view the stars. Read more

United Airlines agent charged after racial slur accusation

HOUSTON (AP) — A United Airlines airport agent is accused of using a racial slur against a customer and faces a misdemeanor charge of disorderly conduct. Read more