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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

Growing fire shows potential for explosive Northwest season

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A fast-moving fire fueled by gusting winds in the Pacific Northwest has forced dozens of households to evacuate and prompted Oregon Gov. Kate Brown to declare an emergency Wednesday. Read more

Jay-Z unhappy 'Made in America' leaving Philadelphia parkway

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Jay-Z said Wednesday he's disappointed that Philadelphia is booting his annual music festival from the city's grandest boulevard, accusing the mayor of having "zero appreciation for what Made In America has built alongside the phenomenal citizens of this city." Read more

Scenic California highway near Big Sur reopens after slide

BIG SUR, Calif. (AP) — A scenic stretch of Highway 1 in a popular tourist area along the California coast reopened to traffic Wednesday, more than a year after it was blocked by a massive landslide, officials said. Read more

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Study links air pollution to drop in national park visitors

DENVER (AP) — Visitors appear to be steering clear of some U.S. national parks or cutting visits short because of pollution levels that are comparable to what's found in major cities, according to a study released Wednesday. Read more

The Latest: California's Highway 1 near Big Sur reopens

BIG SUR, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on the reopening of (all times local): Read more

Dozens of wildfires rage in Sweden amid Nordic heat wave

HELSINKI (AP) — Sweden says it has mobilized all available resources to put out dozens of wildfires raging across the country. 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: Gratiot House becomes B&B

The Gratiot House in Shullsburg, Wisconsin, has been restored and turned into a three-season bed-and-breakfast and a year-round residence f… Read more

Photos: Scenes of Up North

When it comes to defining “Up North,” any community above Highway 8 in Wisconsin qualifies. Read more

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Marriott hotels eliminating plastic straws by 2019

DETROIT (AP) — Marriott International says it's removing plastic straws and drink stirrers from all of its 6,500 hotels and resorts worldwide by next year. Read more

2 dead, 1 critical in small plane crash near Lake Tahoe

TRUCKEE, Calif. (AP) — A small airplane crashed near Lake Tahoe on Tuesday, killing the pilot and a passenger and critically injuring the only other person on board the single-engine aircraft. Read more

The Latest: California pilot killed in crash near Tahoe

TRUCKEE, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on a small plane crash near Lake Tahoe (all times local, PDT): Read more