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The Latest: US government shutdown prompts state to step in

Jan 21, 2018

US government shutdown prompts New York state to step in and pay to open the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island for visitors; Army and Air Force bases' civilian employees uncertain about furloughs

California highway swamped by deadly mudslides reopens

Jan 21, 2018

California transportation officials say a key coastal highway swamped by deadly mudslides has reopened after a nearly two-week closure that caused traffic headaches across the region

Dozens of flights canceled at Denver airport due to storm

Jan 21, 2018

Officials say about 190 flights have been canceled at Denver International Airport as a winter storm moves through Colorado

Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island to reopen amid shutdown

Jan 21, 2018

The Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island will be open for visitors Monday, with New York state picking up the tab for the federal workers.

Death toll in Prague hotel fire increases to 4

Jan 21, 2018

Officials say the death toll in a hotel fire in downtown Prague has reached three after one injured died in a hospital

Swiss resort cut off after new snow increases avalanche risk

Jan 21, 2018

Swiss authorities say a village near the famed Matterhorn peak is again cut off to road and rail traffic after new snowfall renewed the danger of avalanches

Iraqi court sentences German woman to death for joining IS

Jan 21, 2018

An Iraqi court has sentenced a German woman of Moroccan origin to death for joining the Islamic State group

Shutdown divides services into essential and non-essential

Jan 21, 2018

Visiting the Statue of Liberty deemed a non-essential service during government shutdown that splits the must-have and the can-waits

Geysers yes, Ellis Island no: Some US parks open, some not

Jan 21, 2018

Visitors can still ride snowmobiles and snow coaches into Yellowstone National Park to gaze at the geysers and buffalo herds, despite the federal government shutdown

Shutdown forces closure of Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island

Jan 21, 2018

The U.S. government shutdown has instant impact on two top tourist destinations: the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island

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