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In this Sept. 7, 2013, file photo, members of the Tokyo 2020 delegation celebrate after Tokyo was awarded the 2020 Olympic Games during the 125th IOC session in Buenos Aires, Argentina. The next three Olympics are headed for relatively calmer ports of call in South Korea, Japan and China following the organizational drama surrounding the 2014 Winter Olympics in Russia and the just completed Summer Games in Brazil, but challenges remain, especially when it comes to finances and generating enthusiasm among home audiences. (AP Photo/Victor R. Caivano, File)

After Rio, Olympics headed for Asian venues seen as safe

- Associated Press

For the Olympics, it’s so-long Rio, hello Asia. The next three Olympics are headed for relatively calmer ports of call in South Korea, Japan and China following the organizational drama surrounding the 2014 Winter Olympics in Russia and the just completed Summer Games in Brazil, although challenges remain, especially when it comes to finances and generating enthusiasm among home audiences.

In this April 28, 2016, file photo, a wrecker crew prepares to flip over a Ford Bronco that was involved in an accident in Brownsville, Texas. (Jason Hoekema/The Brownsville Herald via AP, File)

Traffic fatalities continued to surge in first half of 2016

- Associated Press

Traffic fatalities were up 9 percent in the first six months of this year compared with the same period last year, continuing a surge in deaths that began two years ago as the economy improved and travel picked up, according to preliminary estimates released Tuesday by the National Safety Council.

In this Aug. 12, 2016 photo, a limousine is parked in front of a casino in Portoroz, Slovenia. It was in Portoroz in 1992 where Melanija Knavs, who later changed her name to Melania Knauss, got a big break in her modeling career when Slovenia's womens magazine Jana staged its Look of the Year contest. She took second place that gave her the invitation to cast for an international modeling agency in Milan, Italy. (AP Photo/Darko Bandic)

Melania Trump’s Slovenia has become a tourist hotspot

- Associated Press

When Melanija Knavs drove around Ljubljana in a fluffy skirt on a metallic blue Vespa with her boyfriend in the late 1980s, the Slovenian capital was a sleepy town that offered little excitement to rare visitors.

Portofino Bay reflects the evening sun. (Photograph by Jacquie Kubin /  Special to The Washington Times)

La dolce vita at Universal’s Loews Portofino Bay Hotel

Loews Portofino Bay Hotel at Universal Resorts transports families to a Roman holiday without traveling the thousands of miles to Italy while offering easy access to the theme parks Islands of Adventure and Universal Studios Florida.

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Anthony Coscia, right, Chairman of the Board for Amtrak, and Vice President Joe Biden enjoy a light moment at the Joseph R. Biden Jr. Railroad Station in Wilmington, Del., Friday, Aug. 26, 2016. Federal officials say the government will make a $2.45 billion loan to Amtrak to buy new trains, upgrade tracks and make platform improvements on the Northeast corridor. (Suchat Pederson/The Wilmington News-Journal via AP)

Biden: $2.45B loan for Amtrak upgrades in Northeast Corridor

- Associated Press

Amtrak is receiving a $2.45 billion loan from the federal government to buy new trains, upgrade tracks and make platform improvements along the busy Northeast corridor, the largest such loan ever by the Department of Transportation, officials announced Friday.

Obama creates world's largest marine protected area

- Associated Press

President Barack Obama on Friday expanded a national monument off the coast of Hawaii, creating a safe zone for tuna, sea turtles and thousands of other species in what will be the world's largest marine protected area.

Forest official OKs work for proposed Arizona copper mine

Associated Press

A federal official has authorized a company planning a new copper mine near Superior in east-central Arizona to do work to gather information to help evaluate possible construction of a large tailings storage facility.

FILE - This Aug. 10, 2013 file photo shows a rare mountain yellow-legged frog in an alpine lake in Kings Canyon National Park, in California's Sierra Nevada. Federal wildlife officials Thursday, Aug. 25, 2016, designated nearly 2 million acres in California's Sierras as critical habitat for two endangered, yellow-legged frogs, saying cattle-grazing, pesticides and climate change are wiping out the species. (AP Photo/Brian Melley, File)

California: Protections imposed for endangered frogs, toads

- Associated Press

Two types of yellow-legged frogs, and a kind of toad found in Yosemite National Park, won extra protection Thursday when federal authorities declared nearly 3,000 square miles in California's Sierra Nevada mountains as critical habitat for the endangered animals.

Correction: Climate Change-American Pika story

- Associated Press

In a story Aug. 25 about a study about the American pika vanishing from some Western lands, The Associated Press reported erroneously how many areas where the animal is still living in northeastern California. The pika was not found in 11 of 29 sites where it once lived in northeastern California.

This photo provided by the National Park Service shows people on the National Mall in Washington, looking toward the World War II Memorial, Thursday, Aug. 25, 2016, creating a giant, living version of the National Park Service emblem. Participants used brown, green and white umbrellas to create the emblem. (Tim Ervin/National Park Service via AP)

Park Service marks centennial with new citizens, monument

- Associated Press

The National Park Service is celebrating its 100th birthday on Thursday with events across the U.S. including the creation of a giant, living version of its emblem in Washington, D.C., a naturalization ceremony on the South Rim of the Grand Canyon and an outdoor concert at Yellowstone National Park.

Historian McCullough to be honored by park service

Associated Press

Historian and author David McCullough is being recognized for sharing with readers the stories of prominent Americans with connections to National Park Service properties.

Philadelphia train station's departures board to make exit

Associated Press

The ticking departures board at Philadelphia's main train station could make its own exit soon. But just how long the letters will continue to flip and signal passing trains at 30th Street Station remains in question.