High winds, choppy waters close Alcatraz Island

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High winds and choppy Bay waters have prompted a rare closure of Alcatraz Island to visitors Wednesday…

Tourists to be shut out from national parks due to government shutdown

Tourists in the US are disappointed that national parks have to be closed because of federal government shutdown…

Alcatraz celebrates 50 years since prison closed

The National Park Service is celebrating the 50th anniversary of the day Alcatraz Island closed as a federal penitentiary with a new photo exhibit and talks by former prison guards…