Recreation And Leisure

Confederate monuments to stay at Gettysburg battlefield

Aug 17, 2017

Officials with the National Park Service say the Confederate monuments at Gettysburg will not be removed from the battlefield

Israel, NYC museum agree on event to mark 1947 UN vote

Aug 17, 2017

Israel and a New York City museum have made peace after a celebration marking the 70th anniversary of the nation's founding was cancelled, then placed back on the schedule

Spain rescues 600 migrants in Mediterranean in 24 hours

Aug 17, 2017

Spain's maritime rescue service says it has rescued some 600 migrants trying to cross the Mediterranean Sea from Morocco in the past 24 hours, making it one of its busiest days so far this year

National Parks Service ends ban on disposable water bottles

Aug 17, 2017

National Parks Service officials say they will discontinue the agency's policy encouraging U.S. national parks to eliminate the sale of disposable plastic water bottles years after first implementing the ban

Lucky carrot: Alberta woman finds mother-in-law's lost ring

Aug 16, 2017

A Canadian woman who lost her engagement ring 13 years ago while weeding her garden on the family farm is wearing it proudly again after her daughter-in-law pulled it from the ground on a misshapen carrot

Interior secretary removes 1 California monument from review

Aug 16, 2017

Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke will not recommend any changes to the Sand to Snow National Monument in Southern California

The Iowa State Fair is opening. Time to visit the Butter Cow

Aug 16, 2017

More than 1 million people typically visit the Iowa State Fair annually, and sometimes it seems like all of them are clustered around the Butter Cow

Lonely Planet app Trips: Be inspired or tell your own story

Aug 16, 2017

Lonely Planet has a new app called Trips that offers inspiration for travel along with an easy-to-use platform for creating your own visually driven travel stories

Vandals scrawl anti-law message on Lincoln Memorial

Aug 16, 2017

The National Park Service says someone used red spray paint to scrawl an anti-law message on the Lincoln Memorial in Washington

High risk for rip currents along New Jersey shore

Aug 16, 2017

Hurricane Gert is churning the surf and creating a high risk for rip currents along the New Jersey shore