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Trump could make visiting a national park more expensive than a Six Flags ticket

The Trump administration is considering substantial increases in entrance fees to 17 of the most popular national parks during their peak season, asking Americans to pay prices that rival the gate costs of amusement parks such as Six Flags and Busch Gardens. Starting as early as January, the entrance fee for a single automobile would go from $25 to $70...

It’s not just Trump, it’s the whole GOP that calls ‘fake things true and true things fake’

White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders speaks at a press briefing in Washington on Oct. 6. Republican Sen. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) this week did something remarkable for a politician: He expressed regret. “It is time for our complicity and our accommodation of the unacceptable to end,” he said, announcing that he would retire at the conclusion of his term...

Whitefish Energy contract bars government from auditing deal

A deal reached between the government and a small Montana energy company located in Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke's hometown prohibits the government from reviewing labor costs or profits related to the company's relief efforts in Puerto Rico, according to a leaked copy of the contract. A copy of the deal highlighted by reporter Ken Klippenstein reveals that the government isn't...

Impeachment ad triggers Trump meltdown as polls increasingly show Americans want him out

Trump claimed an ad calling for his impeachment is "wacky," but polls show Americans have consistently wanted him removed for office after months of incompetence and corruption. Donald Trump is very upset that philanthropist and activist Tom Steyer is running an ad calling for his impeachment, but recent polling shows Americans are already onboard. Steyer purchased time for the ad on...

2 Navy SEALs Under Suspicion in Strangling of Green Beret in Mali

WASHINGTON — Navy criminal authorities are investigating whether two members of the elite SEAL Team 6 strangled an Army Green Beret in June while on a secret assignment in Mali, military officials say. Staff Sgt. Logan J. Melgar, a 34-year-old veteran of two tours in Afghanistan, was found dead on June 4 in the embassy housing he shared in the...

Puerto Rico utility moves to scrap $300M Whitefish contract

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — The head of Puerto Rico's power company said Sunday the agency is cancelling its $300 million contract with Whitefish Energy Holdings amid scrutiny of the tiny Montana company's role in restoring the island's power system. The announcement by Ricardo Ramos came hours after Gov. Ricardo Rossello urged the utility to scrap the deal for...

Michigan buggy crash: 3 children killed, 6 hurt after truck slams into carriage

At least three children were killed and six other people were critically injured after a driver in a pickup truck slammed into a horse-drawn buggy early Sunday in central Michigan, officials said. The crash took place around 8:34 a.m. in Sheridan, located about 45 miles northeast of Grand Rapids, Fox 17 reported. Michigan State Police told Fox 17 the pickup was...

‘Andi Mack’ Character To Come Out As Gay: A Disney Channel First

In a first for Disney Channel, a key character on its popular tween series Andi Mack will realize he’s gay and come out to his friends. The story arc will mark the channel’s first depiction of a coming-out journey. The character – 13-year-old Cyrus Goodman, played by 15-year-old Joshua Rush – will begin his self-discovery in this Friday’s second season...

Will Poulter dressed up as Sid from Toy Story for Halloween and nailed it

Dear internet: Will Poulter has heard your pleas, and last night he delivered. The actor and anti-bullying advocate cheekily dressed up as the ruthless toy-torturer Sid from Pixar’s Toy Story, taking the very strong comparisons in stride and using the resemblance for good. “In addition to having a laugh at my expense I wanted to try and raise some attention...

Cleveland Browns Pregame Scribbles: A test for Hue Jackson’s coaching — Terry Pluto (photos)

  CLEVELAND, Ohio -- Scribbles in my notebook as the Cleveland Browns prepare to face the Minnesota Vikings this morning in London: 1. This game could be a test of Hue Jackson's leadership. I'm not talking about the results. The 5-2 Minnesota Vikings are a heavy favorite to beat the 0-7 Browns. But in the three games in London this season, the...