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No travel advisory for northeast South Dakota

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) - Transportation officials are advising against travel in northeast South Dakota because of a blizzard warning. The Department of Transportation says high winds are reducing visibility on some roads to near zero because of the blowing s
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No travel advisory for northeast South Dakota

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) - Transportation officials are advising against travel in northeast South Dakota because of a blizzard warning. The Department of Transportation says high winds are reducing visibility on some roads to near zero because of the blowing snow. The travel advisory includes Interstate 29 from Watertown to ...

Government shutdown delays, disrupts environmental studies

The rainwater collection system is broken at the environmental research station on a remote, rocky Pacific island off the California coast. So is a crane used to hoist small boats in and out of the water. A two-year supply of diesel fuel for the power generat
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Government shutdown delays, disrupts environmental studies

The rainwater collection system is broken at the environmental research station on a remote, rocky Pacific island off the California coast. So is a crane used to hoist small boats in and out of the water. A two-year supply of diesel fuel for the power generators is almost gone. U.S. ...

Burlington Airport to get direct flights to Denver, Orlando

SOUTH BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) - Low-cost carrier Frontier Airlines has announced it will soon launch nonstop flights from Burlington International Airport to Denver and Orlando. Airport Aviation Director Gene Richards said Wednesday Frontier will start flying t
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Burlington Airport to get direct flights to Denver, Orlando

SOUTH BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) - Low-cost carrier Frontier Airlines has announced it will soon launch nonstop flights from Burlington International Airport to Denver and Orlando. Airport Aviation Director Gene Richards said Wednesday Frontier will start flying to Orlando Feb. 9 and to Denver May 1. Richards says the Orlando flights ...

Phoenix City Council OKs $230 million arena renovation plan

PHOENIX (AP) - The Phoenix City Council on Wednesday night approved a $230 million renovation plan for their downtown arena that will keep the NBA's Phoenix Suns in the city until at least 2037 with an option to extend it to 2042. The plan was approved by a 6
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Phoenix City Council OKs $230 million arena renovation plan

PHOENIX (AP) - The Phoenix City Council on Wednesday night approved a $230 million renovation plan for their downtown arena that will keep the NBA's Phoenix Suns in the city until at least 2037 with an option to extend it to 2042. The plan was approved by a 6-2 vote ...

Government shutdown poses increasing risk to wider economy

WASHINGTON (AP) - At this time of year, John Sprinkle and his wife would normally be planning their summer vacation. Not now. Sprinkle, a furloughed federal employee, is about to miss his second paycheck since the partial government shutdown began just befor
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Government shutdown poses increasing risk to wider economy

WASHINGTON (AP) - At this time of year, John Sprinkle and his wife would normally be planning their summer vacation. Not now. Sprinkle, a furloughed federal employee, is about to miss his second paycheck since the partial government shutdown began just before Christmas. With no end in sight to the ...

Historic Indiana beach homes could become lakeside rentals

BEVERLY SHORES, Ind. (AP) - The National Park Service is teaming up with two partners to renovate five historic beach homes at the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore and rent them out as vacation properties. The Park Service, Indiana Landmarks and the Dunes Nat
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Historic Indiana beach homes could become lakeside rentals

BEVERLY SHORES, Ind. (AP) - The National Park Service is teaming up with two partners to renovate five historic beach homes at the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore and rent them out as vacation properties. The Park Service, Indiana Landmarks and the Dunes National Park Association hope to refurbish the homes ...

Egypt says archaeologists find ancient tombs in Nile Delta

CAIRO (AP) - Egypt says archaeologists have uncovered ancient tombs dating back to the Second Intermediate Period, 1782-1570 B.C., in the Nile Delta. The Antiquities Ministry said Wednesday that archaeologists also found 20 burial sites dating back to the Pre
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Egypt says archaeologists find ancient tombs in Nile Delta

CAIRO (AP) - Egypt says archaeologists have uncovered ancient tombs dating back to the Second Intermediate Period, 1782-1570 B.C., in the Nile Delta. The Antiquities Ministry said Wednesday that archaeologists also found 20 burial sites dating back to the Predynastic Period in Kom al-Kholgan archaeological site, about 140 kilometers (87 ...

EU calls for tougher checks on golden visa applicants

BRUSSELS (AP) - The European Union is warning countries running lucrative schemes granting passports and visas to rich foreigners to toughen checks on applicants amid concern they could be flouting security and tax laws. The EU Commission said in a report Wed
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EU calls for tougher checks on golden visa applicants

BRUSSELS (AP) - The European Union is warning countries running lucrative schemes granting passports and visas to rich foreigners to toughen checks on applicants amid concern they could be flouting security and tax laws. The EU Commission said in a report Wednesday that so-called golden passports and visas offered in ...

Teen to be tried as adult in highway shooting of 3-year-old

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) - A judge says a 17-year-old from Detroit will be tried as an adult in the shooting death of a 3-year-old who was riding in a car on an Ohio highway. The decision came Tuesday after the boy's father testified that he was driving his childre
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Teen to be tried as adult in highway shooting of 3-year-old

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) - A judge says a 17-year-old from Detroit will be tried as an adult in the shooting death of a 3-year-old who was riding in a car on an Ohio highway. The decision came Tuesday after the boy's father testified that he was driving his children home ...

Anchorage plans downtown district celebrating mushing

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - Anchorage officials and business groups are planning to designate a section of downtown to honor the sport of dog mushing. KTVA-TV reports the city, Greater Anchorage Inc. and the Anchorage Downtown Partnership announced plans Monday
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Anchorage plans downtown district celebrating mushing

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - Anchorage officials and business groups are planning to designate a section of downtown to honor the sport of dog mushing. KTVA-TV reports the city, Greater Anchorage Inc. and the Anchorage Downtown Partnership announced plans Monday to name a stretch of Fourth Avenue the Anchorage Mushing District. ...

Southwest co-founder Kelleher praised for low-cost flights

DALLAS (AP) - Southwest Airlines co-founder Herb Kelleher has been remembered as a visionary who thought everyone should have access to low-cost flights. Kelleher, who died Jan. 3 at age 87, was honored Tuesday during a celebration of life service at the Kay
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Southwest co-founder Kelleher praised for low-cost flights

DALLAS (AP) - Southwest Airlines co-founder Herb Kelleher has been remembered as a visionary who thought everyone should have access to low-cost flights. Kelleher, who died Jan. 3 at age 87, was honored Tuesday during a celebration of life service at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center in Dallas. Numerous ...

Confederate flag from S. Carolina Statehouse put on display

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - The final Confederate flag to fly at the South Carolina Statehouse has quietly been put on display at a museum. Confederate Relic Room Executive Director Allen Roberson said Tuesday museum staff put the flag into a $1,400 protective cas
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Confederate flag from S. Carolina Statehouse put on display

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - The final Confederate flag to fly at the South Carolina Statehouse has quietly been put on display at a museum. Confederate Relic Room Executive Director Allen Roberson said Tuesday museum staff put the flag into a $1,400 protective case on Nov. 26, ending a more than ...

Greece removes ancient sites, museums, from development list

ATHENS, Greece (AP) - Greece's government has removed hundreds of archaeological museums, ancient sites and castles inadvertently put on a provisional list of properties up for private development under the country's bailout terms. The culture ministry said T
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Greece removes ancient sites, museums, from development list

ATHENS, Greece (AP) - Greece's government has removed hundreds of archaeological museums, ancient sites and castles inadvertently put on a provisional list of properties up for private development under the country's bailout terms. The culture ministry said Tuesday that following careful cross-checks, 2,330 properties were taken off the portfolio of ...

OMSI, other venues offer free admission to federal employees

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - The Oregon Museum of Science and Industry is offering free general admission to furloughed federal employees and their families during the government shutdown. OMSI said Tuesday it is joining other Oregon venues offering free admission t
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OMSI, other venues offer free admission to federal employees

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - The Oregon Museum of Science and Industry is offering free general admission to furloughed federal employees and their families during the government shutdown. OMSI said Tuesday it is joining other Oregon venues offering free admission to those employees, including the Oregon Zoo, the Portland Japanese Garden, ...

Cities like Springfield struggle to combat urban blight

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) - In the wealthy Boston suburbs, housing prices are skyrocketing and affordable housing is hard to find, even for working families. But travel west to Springfield, and the picture is different. Housing prices, measured by median price
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Cities like Springfield struggle to combat urban blight

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) - In the wealthy Boston suburbs, housing prices are skyrocketing and affordable housing is hard to find, even for working families. But travel west to Springfield, and the picture is different. Housing prices, measured by median price per square foot, are among the lowest in the state. ...

Omar spotlights shutdown effect on airport screeners, others

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Air travelers in Minnesota are enduring some of the longest screening waits in the nation, and it's caught the attention of Rep. Ilhan Omar. The Minneapolis Democrat is highlighting those wait times as the federal government shutdown moves
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Omar spotlights shutdown effect on airport screeners, others

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Air travelers in Minnesota are enduring some of the longest screening waits in the nation, and it's caught the attention of Rep. Ilhan Omar. The Minneapolis Democrat is highlighting those wait times as the federal government shutdown moves into its second month. She plans a news conference ...

Idaho Natural History Museum wants to bolster 3D digital lab

BOISE, Idaho (AP) - The director of the Pocatello-based Idaho Museum of Natural History says the museum for the first time this year will have traveling exhibits to areas around the state. Leif Tapanila also told the Legislature's budget-setting Joint Finance
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Idaho Natural History Museum wants to bolster 3D digital lab

BOISE, Idaho (AP) - The director of the Pocatello-based Idaho Museum of Natural History says the museum for the first time this year will have traveling exhibits to areas around the state. Leif Tapanila also told the Legislature's budget-setting Joint Finance-Appropriations Committee in his budget request on Tuesday that the ...

The Latest: Storm causes hazardous travel in Wyoming

DENVER (AP) - The Latest on a snowstorm in the Rockies (all times local): 9:10 a.m. Snow and strong winds have caused hazardous travel conditions throughout much of Wyoming. A 100-mile (161-kilometer) section of Interstate 80 was closed Tuesday morning betwee
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The Latest: Storm causes hazardous travel in Wyoming

DENVER (AP) - The Latest on a snowstorm in the Rockies (all times local): 9:10 a.m. Snow and strong winds have caused hazardous travel conditions throughout much of Wyoming. A 100-mile (161-kilometer) section of Interstate 80 was closed Tuesday morning between the small cities of Rock Springs and Rawlins because ...

Video shows helicopter rescue of 2 hikers in Yosemite

YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, Calif. (AP) - The California Highway Patrol has released video of the dramatic rescue of two British tourists who were trapped on the edge of a massive granite cliff overlooking the Yosemite Valley. The video shows a CHP helicopter cre
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Video shows helicopter rescue of 2 hikers in Yosemite

YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, Calif. (AP) - The California Highway Patrol has released video of the dramatic rescue of two British tourists who were trapped on the edge of a massive granite cliff overlooking the Yosemite Valley. The video shows a CHP helicopter crew pulling up the two unidentified men one ...

Housing project in town outside Grand Canyon comes to a halt

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) - Work on an off-grid housing development in a town outside the Grand Canyon has stopped because the town doesn't have the approval to build in a flood plain. Tusayan (TOO'-say-an) is just outside the Grand Canyon's South Rim entrance. M
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Housing project in town outside Grand Canyon comes to a halt

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) - Work on an off-grid housing development in a town outside the Grand Canyon has stopped because the town doesn't have the approval to build in a flood plain. Tusayan (TOO'-say-an) is just outside the Grand Canyon's South Rim entrance. Millions of tourists pass through it every ...

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