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The Latest: Homeless camp fire sparked Los Angeles blaze

Dec 13, 2017

Authorities say a wildfire that destroyed six homes and damaged a dozen more last week in the exclusive Bel Air section of Los Angeles was sparked by an illegal cooking fire in a homeless encampment

US national parks to slash number of free days for visitors

Dec 13, 2017

National parks in the U.S. will sharply drop the number of days they allow visitors to get in for free

Crews struggle to keep flames from California neighborhoods

Dec 13, 2017

The fifth largest wildfire in California history ripped through dry brush atop a coastal ridge while crews struggled to keep flames from roaring down into neighborhoods amid fears of renewed winds

Court keeps ban on new mining claims around Grand Canyon

Dec 13, 2017

A U.S. appeals court has kept in place an Obama-era ban on new mining claims around the Grand Canyon

Protesters call national park plan for Utah monument a ploy

Dec 12, 2017

Environmental groups are blasting a legislative proposal by U.S. Rep. Chris Stewart that would create a small national park within the recently downsized Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument in Utah.

Bruce Brown, whose 'Endless Summer' redefined surfing, dies

Dec 12, 2017

Bruce Brown, whose 1966 surfing documentary "The Endless Summer" molded the image of the surfer as a seeker of adventure and fulfillment and transformed the sport, has died

'Booze Traveler' host Jack Maxwell, 54, says he has cancer

Dec 12, 2017

Jack Maxwell, host of Travel Channel's popular 'Booze Traveler' series, says he's undergoing treatment for cancer

Fetid attraction: London fatberg to go on museum display

Dec 12, 2017

Part of a monster fatberg that clogged one of London's sewers is destined for fame in a museum

Ryanair faces strike threats in Germany, Ireland

Dec 12, 2017

A union is calling on German-based pilots at budget airline Ryanair to strike in a dispute over pay and conditions, though it says there will be no walkouts in the days around Christmas

EU clears easyJet purchase of part of Germany's Air Berlin

Dec 12, 2017

The European Union has cleared easyJet's planned takeover of part of bankrupt German airline Air Berlin

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