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SHANGHAI — China's biggest city and financial hub is known for designer boutiques and fine dining. Yet wallet-draining Shanghai also offers activities that cost nothing, from walking on the riverfront Bund to sculpture parks and historic sites. Here are five of them.
ROME — The U.N. has new weapons to fight hunger, boost nutrition and reduce pollution, and they might be crawling or flying near you right now: edible insects.
BOISE, Idaho — The U.S. is heading into a tough wildfire season made even more challenging because budget cuts mean fewer firefighters to battle blazes, Interior Secretary Sally Jewell said Monday.
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High winds and low humidity are creating a danger for the upcoming fire season, the state forester said Thursday, especially for southeast Arizona.
State Forester Scott Hunt discusses preparations Thursday for the upcoming fire seasons. Hunt, appearing with Gov. Jan Brewer, said he expects high winds, though not as bad as in 2011 when the Wallow Fire burned 538,000 acres in eastern Arizona.
A helicopter took off one recent Wednesday morning from Mesa’s Falcon Field for a nearly two-hour flight around Arizona.
‘Had I known about the crime problems around Arizona State University I would have never let Kyleigh move to Tempe.” Those are the words of Karen Montenegro, the mother of murdered ASU student Kyleigh Sousa.
APACHE JUNCTION — A woman was seriously hurt and three other people suffered minor injuries after their pickup truck went over a cliff near Tortilla Flats in the Tonto National Forest.
JUNEAU, Alaska — The week after Alaska's 90 day legislative session comes to a close, its capital seems to slow down and take a huge sigh of relief.
Perhaps to alleviate the dreariness of long northern winters, Scandinavian style tends toward folk-art florals, crisp checks, plaids and stripes, and wood furniture left natural or painted in colors that evoke the region's natural beauty.
When one thinks of the Holocaust film genre, dramas such as “Schindler’s List” and “The Pianist” instantly come to mind for their harrowing portrayals of victims and survivors who suffered at the hands of Nazis. But what about the German survivors – more specifically, the children of Nazi war criminals forced to come to terms with the atrocities of their parents? This is a question posed by the exceptional new German-language film, “Lore,” Cate Shortland’s follow-up to her acclaimed 2004 feature “Somersault.”
Just before sunrise at a campground near Payson, Carly Stoltenberg and her husband, Steve, woke to their friends screaming, “Bear! Bear!” from a nearby tent.
The road to Florence isn’t long when country music stars are in town. People flock from the East Valley to the Country Thunder music festival, spurring the question: What else is there to see in Florence? It didn’t take long to find an answer — alpacas.
The U.S. Forest Service has installed bear-proof food containers at 27 campsites in the Payson area. [Gerald Bourguet/Cronkite News]
Three term state Sen. Al Melvin announced Monday he intends to run for governor this coming year.
It may be a “tale as old as time,” but "Disney’s Beauty and the Beast” will never feel old hat to generations of new children or eternal fans of romance and fairytales.
It’s a sad state of affairs when legislators we elect to protect us ‘can’t see the forest through the trees’.
A memorial service for Eddie Basha is scheduled for 10 a.m. Saturday, April 6, at the ASU Gammage auditorium in Tempe.
In a tree along the Salt River, a male bald eagle feeds its two chicks a fish just pulled from the water.
From fashion to music, vintage is “in” these days. “Memphis,” the Tony Award-winning musical on stage this week at ASU Gammage, taps into that vibe.
Things get hot in the Tony Award-winning musical “Memphis” when a white DJ and a black songstress fall in love in 1950s Tennessee. The score was written by Bon Jovi founding member David Bryan.
When conversations first began about how to achieve the Arizona we want, we set an ambitious goal: Identify a vision and set goals for Arizona that could mobilize people and communities throughout the state.
The Tonto National Forest is looking for volunteers to help clean up one if its busiest recreation spots.
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — There may have been a time when Puerto Rico was a cheap getaway but those days are long gone. Puerto Rico is heavily dependent on imported goods and fuel and that's reflected in prices from a taxi ride from the airport to the mojito at your hotel. And it is, after all, the Caribbean, where tourists should expect eye-popping bills in season. A six-star hotel that opened recently in Dorado, east of San Juan, advertised rates starting at $1,500 a night, ranging up to nearly $5,000. There are, of course, cheaper options. There are also things to do that don't cost anything at all. Here are five of them: