The Latest: Union arbitration override fails in Ill. House

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — The latest on action at the state Capitol, where the Illinois House is expected to consider overriding Gov. Bruce Rauner's veto of union-related legislation and other measures (all times...

Hiker who died at Grand Canyon was studying riparian plants

GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK, Ariz. (AP) — A hiker who fell to his death at the Grand Canyon was a U.S. Geological Survey researcher studying riparian vegetation.

Grand Canyon National Park spokeswoman Emily...

In climate bid, Obama stares down melting Alaska glacier

SEWARD, Alaska (AP) — President Barack Obama stared down a melting glacier in Alaska on Tuesday in a dramatic use of his presidential pulpit to sound the alarm on climate change.

From a distance, Exit Glacier...

Migrant tempers fray as Hungary blocks trains for 2nd day

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Tempers flared among the thousands trapped in a makeshift refugee camp in the heart of Budapest on Wednesday as Hungary played hardball with its unwelcome visitors for a second day,...

New campground opens at Maine's Acadia National Park

WINTER HARBOR, Maine (AP) — Federal officials and conservationists celebrated the opening of a new campground at Acadia National Park.

The roughly 1,400-acre Schoodic Woods Campground opened on Wednesday....

US official in Nevada highlights kids in parks campaign

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The nation's top Interior Department official led a delegation of schoolchildren to a scenic national area outside Las Vegas on Wednesday to highlight a federal "Every Kid in a Park"...

National parks seeing huge spikes in visitation this summer

GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK, Ariz. (AP) — Visitors heading to the Grand Canyon lately know they are going to get two things when they arrive: breathtaking views and long waits, whether it is to get into the national...

National parks seeing huge spikes in visitation this summer

GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK, Ariz. (AP) — Visitors heading to the Grand Canyon lately know they are going to get two things when they arrive: breathtaking views and long waits, whether it is to get into the national...