As the National Park Service kicks off a centennial summer expected to draw record crowds, the agency is seriously considering caps on how many people pass through some of the country’s most iconic landscapes and historical sites each day.
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Tropical Storm Bonnie formed Saturday afternoon off the coast of South Carolina as heavy rains from the system ruined the start of the long holiday weekend.
Air show pilots performed an aerial salute Saturday to their comrade who died after his World War II-era plane crashed in the Hudson River between New York and New Jersey a day earlier.
The mountain is speckled with corpses. Nearly 300 people have died on Mount Everest in the century or so since climbers have been trying to reach its summit. At least 100 of them are still on the mountain, perhaps 200.
A Paris fire service spokesman says 11 people including eight children have been hit by lightning in a Paris park after a sudden spring storm overtook a child’s birthday party.
Eight automakers are recalling more than 12 million vehicles in the U.S. to replace potentially dangerous Takata air bag inflators.
President Barack Obama paid tribute Friday to the “silent cry” of the 140,000 victims of the atomic bomb dropped 71 years ago on Hiroshima, and called on the world to abandon “the logic of fear” that encourages the stockpiling of nuclear weapons.
For the first time, a U.S. patient has been infected with bacteria resistant to an antibiotic used as a last-resort treatment, scientists said Thursday.
Authorities say a 19-year-old man led officers in a high-speed chase in Southern California before stopping and getting into a shootout with them.
A group of college students trapped by flash flooding on a field trip to a Kentucky cave Thursday walked through neck-deep water to get to safety, authorities said.
The Coast Guard says two jets collided off the North Carolina coast and four survivors have been taken to hospitals.
Zion National Park expects record crowds for Memorial Day weekend. The national park in Utah, 160 miles northeast of Las Vegas, typically sees over 71,000 visitors during Memorial Day weekend, usually the busiest weekend for the park, the National Park Service said.
Eleven states filed a lawsuit on Wednesday challenging the Obama administration’s guidance to U.S. public schools this month that transgender students must be allowed to use the bathroom of their choice.
One person was killed and three others wounded in a shooting inside a concert venue in New York City, where hip-hop artist T.I. was scheduled to perform, police said.
After spending a couple of evenings in the desert, a Lake Havasu City, Arizona, woman got nearly naked at the city Police Department so she could be arrested and spend the night in jail.
The head of the Transportation Security Administration said Wednesday the beleaguered agency will add 768 new screeners by mid-June to deal with increasingly long airport security lines that have caused passengers to miss flights even before the busy summer travel season.
Ford is recalling some of its top-selling vehicles in the U.S. to fix a fluid leak that can reduce braking power.
Japan’s prime minister says he has no specific plan to visit Pearl Harbor to reciprocate for Obama’s trip to Hiroshima.
A Kingman, Ariz., man has been charged with second-degree murder in the death of a 23-year-old man after a suspected drug overdose was determined instead to be a homicide.
Body parts recovered from the crash of EgyptAir Flight 804 showed signs of burns and were so small that they suggested the jet was brought down by an explosion, a member of the team examining the remains said Tuesday. But the idea of a blast was promptly dismissed by the head of Egypt’s forensic agency as “baseless” speculation.
Protests outside a Donald Trump rally in New Mexico turned violent Tuesday night as demonstrators threw burning T-shirts, plastic bottles and other items at officers, overturned trash cans and knocked down barricades.
Bill Cosby has been ordered to stand trial in the lone criminal case lodged amid dozens of accusations that he molested women.
Federal prosecutors will seek the death penalty for a white man accused of killing nine black parishioners at a historic church in Charleston, South Carolina, last June, the U.S. Justice Department said on Tuesday.
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