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Utah's Zion and Bryce Canyon national parks illustrate the diverse terrain and geological splendors of America's top national parks. "Millions of people visit Zion, but relatively few go exploring into the park's secret places," says Janice Holly Booth, author of the book "Only Pack What You Can Carry: My Path to Inner Strength, Confidence and True Self Knowledge," a book published by National Geographic. Instead of hiking on the popular trails with the masses and venturing to well-traversed parks like the iconic Arches National Park, immerse yourself in the backcountry and remote spots to enjoy seclusion and stunning scenery.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - The Texas House approved a strict ban on "sanctuary cities" Thursday, empowering local police to enforce federal immigration law against anyone they detain and threatening police chiefs and sheriffs who refuse to do so with jail.
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad said Damascus is negotiating with regime ally Moscow to buy the latest Russian anti-missile system to repel Israeli and American attacks. "It's natural that we should have such systems," he said, quoted by Syria's official SANA agency on Thursday, the same day as Damascus accused Israel of firing several missiles at a military position near its international airport. "Israel has been committing aggressions on the Arab states surrounding it since its creation in 1948," Assad said in the interview with Venezuelan channel Telesur.
A mock-up video shows how the iPhone 8, or iPhone Edition, might look like when it releases in September.
BEIJING (AP) - China has launched its first aircraft carrier built entirely on its own, in a demonstration of the growing technical sophistication of its defense industries and determination to safeguard its maritime territorial claims and crucial trade routes.
US Defence Secretary Jim Mattis warned Wednesday of Iranian efforts to create a Yemeni militia "in the image" of Lebanon's Hezbollah, after talks with officials in Saudi Arabia. The kingdom leads an Arab coalition which for two years has been fighting in support of Yemen's government against rebels backed by Iran. Saudi officials have accused Tehran and the Lebanese Shiite militant group, which Iran supports, of aiding the Huthi rebels.
A string of bomb and gun attacks killed two people in southern Thailand late on Wednesday and wounded three others, a senior military spokesman said. The region has seen a long-running separatist insurgency: more than 6,500 people, most of them civilians, have died in separatist violence since 2004, when resistance to Buddhist rule flared up. Thailand is mostly Buddhist but parts of the south are majority Muslim.
China has issued standardized spellings of the names of six places in a region disputed with India, in what China's foreign ministry said on Wednesday was an assertion of sovereignty. China was upset when exiled Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama, whom it considers a dangerous separatist, visited the contested stretch of land on the India-China border this month. Arunachal Pradesh is an eastern Himalayan region administered by New Delhi but claimed by China as Southern Tibet.
President Donald Trump on Tuesday blamed -- without proof -- his predecessor Barack Obama for allowing the MS-13 criminal gang to take root in US cities. The MS-13, also known as the Mara Salvatrucha, is one of the criminal groups behind a wave of violence in Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador. The gang was formed in Los Angeles by Salvadoran immigrants fleeing civil war in the 1980s.
The US Supreme Court on Monday denied a last-minute request from Arkansas state authorities for permission to carry out its first execution in more than a decade. The US high court decision is the latest in a flurry of legal setbacks to the southeastern state's original plan to carry out eight executions between April 17 and 27, an unprecedented pace. Justices declined an appeal from the state's attorney general to lift a stay barring the execution of Don Davis, who was slated to be the first of several inmates to die this month.
When it comes to iPhone cases, there are generally two schools of thought. Minimalists tend to go with something slim and sleek to add some grip and guard against scratches, but there's one glaring problem here. If you drop your iPhone with a slim case like the Tozo case, it's done for. If you want real protection for your precious iPhone, you need a real protective case - and nothing else out there protects like an OtterBox. Below, you'll find links to Commuter and Defender cases for the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, as well as for the iPhone 6/6s and iPhone 6/6s Plus. Don't worry, you can thank us later when you drop your iPhone down the stairs and it emerges without a single scratch....
As United Airlines struggles to recover from the public relations disaster sparked when a passenger was violently removed from a flight in Chicago, the airport security officers involved in the incident are facing tough scrutiny. The officers -- who are unarmed and meant to back up local law enforcement -- were called by airline employees after the passenger, David Dao, refused to give up his seat for crew that needed to be repositioned for other flights.
GRESHAM, Ore. (AP) - The 911 call from a distraught Oregon mother came in shortly after midnight.
United Continental chief executive Oscar Munoz said Wednesday he would not resign, and he again apologized for forcibly removing a customer from an overbooked flight. Munoz reiterated his regret at the incident, which mushroomed into a global public relations disaster after video showing passenger David Dao, 69, his face bloodied, being dragged off the plane went viral. "That is not who our family at United is," Munoz said.
Whether you're only clearing out your closets or taking on a big project, like renovating a room, make sure you're not paying too much money on your spring cleaning efforts. The cost of cleaning supplies, room updates and other expenses can put a dent in your savings account -- and derail your savings goals for summer travel and beyond. Fortunately, there are several ways to save money on your spring cleaning this year -- and maybe even make some in the process.
By Lawrence Hurley WASHINGTON (Reuters) - If Democrats thought it was hard to stop President Donald Trump's first U.S. Supreme Court nominee, it promises to be even tougher for them if he gets to fill another vacancy, potentially to replace the most influential justice, Anthony Kennedy. Kennedy, a conservative who sometimes sides with the court's liberals in key cases such as on gay rights and abortion, is one of three justices 78 or older. Justice Stephen Breyer is 78 and fellow liberal Ruth Bader Ginsburg is 84.
The internet had some choice words for the White House press secretary after he said not even Hitler used chemical weapons.
U.S. President Donald Trump, who has urged China to do more to rein in its impoverished neighbour, said in a Tweet North Korea was "looking for trouble" and the United States would "solve the problem" with or without China's help. Tension has escalated sharply on the Korean peninsula with talk of military action by the United States gaining traction following its strikes last week against Syria and amid concerns the reclusive North may soon conduct a sixth nuclear test.
President Donald Trump cited the chemical attack as the primary reason behind the military response from the U.S. that included 59 Tomoahawk missiles.
NEW YORK (AP) - The problems at Wells Fargo and its overly aggressive sales culture date back at least 15 years, and management had little interest in dealing with the issue until it spiraled out of control resulting in millions of accounts being opened fraudulently, according to an investigation by the company's board of directors.
Suspected Islamic State militants arrested in Kuwait and the Philippines were planning to carry out bombings against U.S. military forces in Kuwait, the Gulf country's al-Rai newspaper reported on Monday. The suspects were also plotting a suicide attack on a hussainiya, or Shi'ite Muslim meeting hall, said al-Rai, which has close ties to the security services. Philippine security forces arrested a Kuwaiti and a Syrian for suspected links to Islamic State on March 25, three months after they arrived in Manila.
An injured shark that attracted a lot of attention in Santa Cruz has died.
A little over two weeks before the first round of France's presidential election, far-right candidate Marine Le Pen reacted to the US strikes in Syria and her far-left rival Jean-Luc Melenchon took a stab at playing a virtual Robin Hood. Le Pen, who praised Donald Trump's isolationist stance when he was campaigning for the US presidency last year, said she was "surprised" by his decision to order air strikes in Syria in response to Tuesday's suspected chemical attack there. "I'm a little surprised because Trump had indicated repeatedly that he did not intend for the United States to be the policeman of the world anymore, and that's exactly what he did yesterday," the National Front (FN)...
While the rivalry between cats and dogs may very well live on forever, the truth is, some felines and pooches get along just fine. Besides, a cat and a dog are definitely not the oddest of animal friends. Redditor TheOrdner shared a photo of their dog to r/aww on Thursday, which they say was raised with two cats around the house. SEE ALSO: This smart collar will make pet care a walk in the park Nothing to see here. Just a very normal doggo doing normal doggo things. TheOrdner also revealed in the comment section that their dog also enjoys cat toys, and has a special way of dealing with his "brothers" when they get out of line. Comment from discussion He grew up with two...
The world's chemical weapons watchdog said Thursday it has opened an "ongoing investigation" into the suspected chemical attack in Syria that killed at least 86 people. The Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons said it has "initiated contact with the Syrian authorities" and is requesting information about Tuesday's attack on Khan Sheikhun. "This is an ongoing investigation," the OPCW said in a statement.
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The suspect reportedly yelled, "That's my baby" during the bizarre incident.
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Latest on Republican efforts to repeal and replace the Obama-era health care law (all times local):
By Ellen Francis BEIRUT (Reuters) - A suspected Syrian government chemical attack killed scores of people, including children, in the northwestern province of Idlib on Tuesday, a monitoring group, medics and rescue workers in the rebel-held area said. The U.S. government believes the chemical agent sarin was used in the attack, a U.S. government source said, adding it was "almost certainly" carried out by forces loyal to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. The Syrian military denied responsibility and said it would never use chemical weapons, echoing denials it has made over the course of the more than six-year Syrian civil war that has killed hundreds of thousands, created the world's...
More than half a million people have signed a petition demanding that First Lady Melania Trump move into the White House or foot the expense of living in New York herself. The Slovenian-born former model and mother of one has continued to live at her Manhattan penthouse apartment more than two months after husband Donald Trump was sworn in as 45th president of the United States. The first lady has said that she and 11-year-old son Barron will move to Washington after the current school year ends in the summer.