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Florida by Land: Walk on the Wild Side

Travel<p>At parks and preserves across Florida, there are plenty of walks that are short on distance.<p>Seeing animals in their natural habitats doesn’t have to involve hours of trekking through the wilderness. At parks and preserves across Florida, there are plenty of walks that are short on distance …

National Parks

A Park Ranger's Guide to Denali

Wildlife biologist <b>Patricia Owen</b> has worked at <b>Denali National Park</b> for more than 25 years. Her specialty? Grizzlies and other charismatic megafauna. While overseeing the park’s wildlife management program to minimize human-wildlife conflicts through education, Pat gets up close and personal with all …

National Parks

Nurse Confessions: Don’t Get Sick in July

A secret look inside how America’s health care system actually works.<p>Welcome to the land of health care’s 1 percent. During the four years I spent interviewing and following nurses for my book, I was continually astonished by the red carpet some hospitals rolled out for certain classes of patients. …

39 Places to Have a Great Long Weekend

Master the three-day weekend getaway in one of these vibrant adventure towns across the United States. With the advice of a trusted local, discover the best spots to hike, bike, paddle, eat, drink, and sleep.

Eyeball to eyeball with Canada’s migrating salmon

A scuba diver takes the plunge in frigid British Columbia waters to witness the end of an epic journey.<p>My brain froze as I submerged into the cold water of British Columbia’s Shuswap Lake. But the discomfort paled as I watched sockeye salmon – hundreds of cherry-tinted fish with moss-green heads – …

RV Vacation Adventure - Route 66 - America's Main Street

<b>Day 1 - Chicago to Springfield, IL</b> <b><br>199 miles - 4 hours</b><p>180 miles on Interstate and you will ery soon get used to driving your motorhome. Headed for …

The Highs of Climbing Mont Blanc

Hiking up western Europe’s highest mountain in a weekend is a steep—but satisfying—task<p>IT’S JUST AFTER midnight but the snow is glistening in the light of a harvest moon—and our headlamps. I look up, enchanted, at the silhouettes of jagged Alpine peaks and processions of fellow climbers. Despite …

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Historic Rainbow Room reopens atop NYC skyline

NEW YORK (AP) — The Rainbow Room reopened Sunday in its historic perch atop 30 Rockefeller Plaza after a five-year absence from the New York City …

In virtual mega-drought, California avoids defeat

A few years ago a group of researchers used computer modeling to put California through a nightmare scenario: Seven decades of unrelenting mega-drought similar to those that dried out the state in past millennia.<p>"The results were surprising," said Jay Lund, one of the academics who conducted the …

New road makes trip to Grand Canyon Skywalk faster

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Officials from the Hualapai Tribe gathered Tuesday for a ceremonial grand opening of a road that had been a major headache …

Ukraine's first victory over eastern rebels leads Russia to show its hand

In the last seven days, Ukraine's bid to retake the east has gained ground - but Russia's part in the turmoil has become increasingly obvious<p>Sergei Prokofiev International Airport was once a gleaming symbol of Donetsk’s revival as an industrial city.<p>Opened in time for <b>Ukraine</b> to co-host the European …

Ryan proposes big Medicare changes

It’s Paul Ryan’s wish list.<p>The House GOP 2015 budget, penned by the Wisconsin Republican, will seek to shave federal spending by $5 trillion by offering changes to social welfare programs, ending government ownership of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac and repealing Obamacare.<p>Unveiled on Tuesday, Ryan’s …

Congress Approves Ukraine Aid, Expects Obama Signature This Week

The House and Sen­ate al­most sim­ul­tan­eously passed dif­fer­ent but spir­itu­ally sim­il­ar Ukraine bills Thursday that would co­di­fy sanc­tions …

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Artificial intelligence startup Vicarious collects $40 million from tech elites

It has been a big year for artificial intelligence. Google bought DeepMind in January for $400 million and, now, a group of tech elites and venture …