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Park Service to tap into entrance fees to keep operating

Jan 6, 2019

Interior Department will dip into user fees to pay for staffing national parks during the government shutdown

National parks struggle to stay open, safe during shutdown

Jan 6, 2019

The National Park Service has reached deals with more than 60 partner groups, concessionaires and states to handle trash removal, restroom cleanup and other basic tasks at more than 40 parks _ and, in a few cases, to keep park staffers on the job

Outgoing US Interior secretary defends legacy as he leaves

Jan 4, 2019

As former U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke exits Washington chased by unresolved ethics investigations, he says he has lived up to the conservation ideals of Teddy Roosevelt and insists the myriad allegations against him will be proven untrue

Shutdown spares federal park rangers at site in Trump hotel

Jan 4, 2019

Shutdown spares federal park rangers at site in Trump hotel

Visitor dies at Yosemite National Park during shutdown

Jan 4, 2019

The National Park Service says a man died after falling into a river at Yosemite National Park on Christmas Day

The Latest: Zinke: Park visitors should "grab a trash bag"

Jan 4, 2019

Former U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke says National Park visitors should "grab a trash bag and take some trash out" as garbage bins at some parks overflow during the government shut down

Thailand braces for powerful storm at southern beach towns

Jan 4, 2019

Ferry services suspended, people evacuated ahead of a tropical storm expected to pound Thailand's southern beach resorts during a peak tourism season

Helped by Beyonce clip, Paris' Louvre breaks visitor record

Jan 3, 2019

The Louvre in Paris, the world's most visited museum, received a record 10.2 million visitors in 2018

Zoo animals still need to be fed despite government shutdown

Jan 2, 2019

Zoo becomes latest victim of government shutdown, but thousands of animals still need to be fed, pregnancies need to be monitored and poop has to be scooped

Toot! Toot! New riverboat to ride Mississippi in New Orleans

Jan 2, 2019

Toot! Toot! New paddlewheel riverboat to ride the Mississippi, taking tourists on excursions around New Orleans

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