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ENTRIES CLOSE MONDAY: Win up to $1,000 when you enter the 2018 Destinations Photo Contest!

Vacation photographs often capture perfect moments in favorite places. Send us your best ones by July 16 for a chance to win up to $1,000 in our Destinations Photo Contest. The top photographs submitted will also be featured in a national publication reaching more than 1 million households. Read more

Smoke clogs Yosemite Valley as firefighters battle blaze

MARIPOSA, Calif. (AP) — Hot and dry weather on Tuesday hindered efforts to slow the growth of a forest fire near Yosemite National Park that killed a California firefighter last weekend, leading some tourists to cut short their visits although all park trails remained open. Read more

Marriott hotels eliminating plastic straws by 2019

DETROIT (AP) — Marriott International plans to remove plastic straws and drink stirrers from all of its 6,500 hotels and resorts worldwide by next year. Read more

Official: Escaped jaguar bit through steel cable barrier

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A jaguar that killed nine other animals during a weekend escape from its habitat at the Audubon Zoo is believed to have bitten through a steel-cable barrier that forms the roof of its habitat, the zoo's managing director said Tuesday. Read more

Birthday: Jon Lovitz

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Comedian Jon Lovitz is 61.  Read more

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Judge asked to keep public away from ex-nuke weapons plant

DENVER (AP) — A retired professor testified Tuesday he found evidence that billions of particles of plutonium had escaped from a former nuclear weapons plant in Colorado and settled on land that is now a wildlife refuge, raising concerns about whether the site is safe for the public. Read more

San Francisco bans tour buses from 'Full House' residence

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Tour buses will no longer be swinging by a San Francisco house made famous in the popular 1990s sitcom "Full House." Read more

Hawaii volcano boat tours continue after lava injuries

HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii tour boat operators plan to continue taking visitors to see lava, but will follow the Coast Guard's revised policy and stay farther away after an explosion caused molten rock to barrel through the roof of a vessel, injuring 23 people. Read more

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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

Photos: This Moscow museum offers a trip back in time—and defense against disaster

MOSCOW — For Boris Solomatin, a Moscow railway museum guide, steam locomotives are nothing short of time machines. Read more

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Search lengthens for missing Joshua Tree National Park hiker

JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK, Calif. (AP) — Trackers with dogs are combing part of Joshua Tree National Park in search of a Canadian man missing since heading out for a hike Friday morning. Read more

Hawaiian monk seal named Rocky gives birth to 11th pup

HONOLULU (AP) — A Hawaiian monk seal named Rocky gave birth to her 11th pup on a remote shoreline on Kauai. Read more

Historical society unearths letters from President Cleveland

CONWAY, N.H. (AP) — A New Hampshire historical society has discovered 13 boxes of business letters and handwritten messages from former President Grover Cleveland. Read more

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