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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

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Official: Escaped jaguar bit through steel cable barrier

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A jaguar that killed nine other animals during a weekend escape from its habitat at the Audubon Zoo is believed to have bitten through a steel-cable barrier that forms the roof of its habitat, the zoo's managing director said Tuesday. Read more

California woman describes finding cliff plunge survivor

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A self-described beachcomber says it was her luckiest find yet: A woman who survived a 250-foot car plunge off a cliff and a week stranded on a remote California beach. Read more

Judge asked to keep public away from ex-nuke weapons plant

DENVER (AP) — A retired professor testified Tuesday he found evidence that billions of particles of plutonium had escaped from a former nuclear weapons plant in Colorado and settled on land that is now a wildlife refuge, raising concerns about whether the site is safe for the public. Read more

Giant shark spotted in downtown Auburn?

AUBURN — If you've heard your neighbors buzzing about a shark sighting in Auburn, don't be alarmed. There is a giant, “Jaws”-like shark on … Read more

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Hawaii volcano boat tours continue after lava injuries

HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii tour boat operators plan to continue taking visitors to see lava, but will follow the Coast Guard's revised policy and stay farther away after an explosion caused molten rock to barrel through the roof of a vessel, injuring 23 people. Read more

Smoke clogs Yosemite Valley as firefighters battle blaze

MARIPOSA, Calif. (AP) — Hot and dry weather on Tuesday hindered efforts to slow the growth of a forest fire near Yosemite National Park that killed a California firefighter last weekend, leading some tourists to cut short their visits although all park trails remained open. Read more

Sharp teeth: Jaguar may have bitten through steel cable

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A jaguar that killed nine other animals during a weekend escape from its habitat at the Audubon Zoo is believed to have bitten through a steel-cable barrier that forms the roof of its habitat, the zoo's managing director said Tuesday. Read more

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Destinations Photo Contest Spotlight: See some of your best waterfall pictures

Our previous Destinations Travel Photo Contest hosted some wonderful photos taken by travelers such as YOU! From wildlife to waterfalls, su… Read more

21 dreamy destinations straight from a storybook

Our wide world features many amazing travel destinations, but some places are so magical they seem to come from another world. Whether they… Read more

Destinations Photo Contest Spotlight: See some of our editors' favorites

Our previous Destinations Travel Photo Contest hosted some wonderful photos taken by travelers such as YOU! From wildlife to waterfalls, su… Read more

Destinations Photo Contest Spotlight: See some of your best photos of Europe

Our previous Destinations Travel Photo Contest hosted some wonderful photos taken by travelers such as YOU! From wildlife to waterfalls, su… Read more

Destinations Photo Contest Spotlight: See some of your best photos of national parks

Our Destinations Travel Photo Contest hosted some wonderful photos taken by travelers such as YOU! From wildlife to waterfalls, sunsets to … Read more

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Today's celebrity chitchat

We know you want to know first! Auburn and Cayuga County people are buzzing about today's celebrity surprises. Read more

10 insights on today's news that will make you smarter tomorrow

Stay in the know! Browse through opinions and analysis on today's hottest topics. Read more

'Lot of shame, lot of anger': For the first time since Golden State Killer's arrest, a male victim gives rare interview

After four decades of silence, Victor Hayes, a victim of the East Area Rapist's 24th assault, gives his account of the attack he said left him embarrassed, emasculated and angry. In a series of interviews, he expressed regret, anger, frustration and an agenda. Read more

It's not made of cheese, and 12 other fun moon facts

This is a big month for the moon. Friday is the 49th anniversary of the first moon landing, and on July 27 a dramatic blood moon will grace… Read more