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Officials prepare to relocate wolves to Isle Royale park

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) - Officials are preparing to relocate six to eight mainland wolves to Isle Royale National Park, a first step toward rebuilding a depleted population of the predators that help keep the Lake Superior island's ecology in balance. Supe
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Officials prepare to relocate wolves to Isle Royale park

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) - Officials are preparing to relocate six to eight mainland wolves to Isle Royale National Park, a first step toward rebuilding a depleted population of the predators that help keep the Lake Superior island's ecology in balance. Superintendent Phyllis Green says federal, state and tribal specialists ...

'IllumiNations' pyrotechnic show ending next year at Epcot

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - After almost two decades, Walt Disney World is ending the pyrotechnic, light and fireworks show which nightly lights up the sky above its Epcot theme park. The theme park resort said on its blog this week that the «IllumiNations: Re
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'IllumiNations' pyrotechnic show ending next year at Epcot

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - After almost two decades, Walt Disney World is ending the pyrotechnic, light and fireworks show which nightly lights up the sky above its Epcot theme park. The theme park resort said on its blog this week that the «IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth» show would be replaced ...

First black female White House reporter gets Newseum statue

WASHINGTON (AP) - Journalist Alice Allison Dunnigan triumphed over sexism and racism to become the first black woman accredited to cover the White House. In recognition of her achievements, the Newseum unveiled a statue in her honor on Friday. The bronze life
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First black female White House reporter gets Newseum statue

WASHINGTON (AP) - Journalist Alice Allison Dunnigan triumphed over sexism and racism to become the first black woman accredited to cover the White House. In recognition of her achievements, the Newseum unveiled a statue in her honor on Friday. The bronze life-size statue will remain in the Newseum, just steps ...

US agency endorses plan to block new mining near Yellowstone

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) - U.S. officials on Friday recommended approval of a plan to block new mining claims for 20 years on public lands in the towering mountains north of Yellowstone National Park. Regional Forester Leanne Marten submitted a letter to the Bure
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US agency endorses plan to block new mining near Yellowstone

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) - U.S. officials on Friday recommended approval of a plan to block new mining claims for 20 years on public lands in the towering mountains north of Yellowstone National Park. Regional Forester Leanne Marten submitted a letter to the Bureau of Land Management endorsing the plan to ...

Deal brings partial resolution to Chicago hotel strike

CHICAGO (AP) - A hotel workers union says a new contract with Marriott International has been ratified, bringing partial resolution to a strike that began two weeks ago in Chicago. The deal reached Thursday between Unite Here Local 1 and Marriott covers seve
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Deal brings partial resolution to Chicago hotel strike

CHICAGO (AP) - A hotel workers union says a new contract with Marriott International has been ratified, bringing partial resolution to a strike that began two weeks ago in Chicago. The deal reached Thursday between Unite Here Local 1 and Marriott covers seven downtown hotels. Details of the agreement haven't ...

San Francisco museum shows off modern Muslim women's fashion

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The head covering is among the most identifiable elements of Muslim women's dress and most likely to be portrayed as drab and restrictive to the Western eye. But a new exhibition in San Francisco shows that the covering used by some Musli
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San Francisco museum shows off modern Muslim women's fashion

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The head covering is among the most identifiable elements of Muslim women's dress and most likely to be portrayed as drab and restrictive to the Western eye. But a new exhibition in San Francisco shows that the covering used by some Muslim women can be a ...

Walk into my parlor: Greek spiders spin giant web over shore

ATHENS, Greece (AP) - It's not quite the World Wide Web - but the spiders of Aitoliko in Greece have made a good start. Spurred into overdrive by an explosion in the populations of insects they eat, thousands of little spiders in the western Greek town have s
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Walk into my parlor: Greek spiders spin giant web over shore

ATHENS, Greece (AP) - It's not quite the World Wide Web - but the spiders of Aitoliko in Greece have made a good start. Spurred into overdrive by an explosion in the populations of insects they eat, thousands of little spiders in the western Greek town have shrouded coastal trees, ...

The Latest: Evacuation ordered in eastern S. Carolina

WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) - The Latest on the effects of Hurricane Florence. (all times local): 9:20 a.m. Officials have ordered evacuations along the Lynches River in eastern South Carolina because of flooding from Hurricane Florence. Florence County emergency m
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The Latest: Evacuation ordered in eastern S. Carolina

WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) - The Latest on the effects of Hurricane Florence. (all times local): 9:20 a.m. Officials have ordered evacuations along the Lynches River in eastern South Carolina because of flooding from Hurricane Florence. Florence County emergency management officials issued the order Friday morning for about 500 people along ...

Mass tourism threatens Croatia's 'Game of Thrones' town

DUBROVNIK, Croatia (AP) - Marc van Bloemen has lived in the old town of Dubrovnik, a Croatian citadel widely praised as the jewel of the Adriatic, for decades, since he was a child. He says it used to be a privilege. Now it's a nightmare. Crowds of tourists c
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Mass tourism threatens Croatia's 'Game of Thrones' town

DUBROVNIK, Croatia (AP) - Marc van Bloemen has lived in the old town of Dubrovnik, a Croatian citadel widely praised as the jewel of the Adriatic, for decades, since he was a child. He says it used to be a privilege. Now it's a nightmare. Crowds of tourists clog the ...

Berlin Wall reproduction off, at least for now

BERLIN (AP) - The German capital won't be getting a reproduction of the Berlin Wall after all - at least for now. A group of artists planned to build a remake of the Cold War barrier around a downtown block in mid-October and tear it down Nov. 9, 29 years ...
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Berlin Wall reproduction off, at least for now

BERLIN (AP) - The German capital won't be getting a reproduction of the Berlin Wall after all - at least for now. A group of artists planned to build a remake of the Cold War barrier around a downtown block in mid-October and tear it down Nov. 9, 29 years ...

SeaWorld Orlando gets rid of VR goggles on roller coaster

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - SeaWorld Orlando has gotten rid of virtual reality headsets that were installed on its Kraken Unleashed roller coaster a little more than a year ago. News outlets report that park officials have confirmed that the headsets, which disappea
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SeaWorld Orlando gets rid of VR goggles on roller coaster

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - SeaWorld Orlando has gotten rid of virtual reality headsets that were installed on its Kraken Unleashed roller coaster a little more than a year ago. News outlets report that park officials have confirmed that the headsets, which disappeared last month, are gone for good. SeaWorld deputed ...

Barrier Reef tourists warned after 2 shark attacks in 2 days

BRISBANE, Australia (AP) - Tourists were warned to keep out of the water in the Whitsunday Islands on Australia's Great Barrier Reef after two swimmers were critically hurt in shark attacks on consecutive days. A 46-year-old woman was mauled on Wednesday and
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Barrier Reef tourists warned after 2 shark attacks in 2 days

BRISBANE, Australia (AP) - Tourists were warned to keep out of the water in the Whitsunday Islands on Australia's Great Barrier Reef after two swimmers were critically hurt in shark attacks on consecutive days. A 46-year-old woman was mauled on Wednesday and a 12-year-old girl was attacked on Thursday while ...

Christmas tree permits for Prescott forest available Nov. 17

PRESCOTT, Ariz. (AP) - Officials say hundreds of permits for getting Christmas trees in the Prescott National Forest will be available starting in mid-November. The U.S. Forest Service says 600 over-the-counter permits will be for sale beginning Nov. 17. The
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Christmas tree permits for Prescott forest available Nov. 17

PRESCOTT, Ariz. (AP) - Officials say hundreds of permits for getting Christmas trees in the Prescott National Forest will be available starting in mid-November. The U.S. Forest Service says 600 over-the-counter permits will be for sale beginning Nov. 17. The permits, which cost $20 each, can be purchased at the ...

Public meetings called on downsized Grand Staircase plans

KANAB, Utah (AP) - The management of the downsized Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument and will be the subject of two public meetings next month. The Bureau of Land Management said Thursday the open-house meetings will be held Oct. 15 and 16 in two ci
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Public meetings called on downsized Grand Staircase plans

KANAB, Utah (AP) - The management of the downsized Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument and will be the subject of two public meetings next month. The Bureau of Land Management said Thursday the open-house meetings will be held Oct. 15 and 16 in two cities near the southern Utah monument: Escalante ...

Ancient treasures on show in Germany reveal turbulent past

BERLIN (AP) - An arrowhead firmly lodged in the skull of an ancient fallen warrior, a voluptuous woman's form carved from ivory and the mask of a Roman river god are among more than 1,000 major archaeological discoveries being brought together for the first t
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Ancient treasures on show in Germany reveal turbulent past

BERLIN (AP) - An arrowhead firmly lodged in the skull of an ancient fallen warrior, a voluptuous woman's form carved from ivory and the mask of a Roman river god are among more than 1,000 major archaeological discoveries being brought together for the first time. The exhibition opening Friday at ...

Florence evacuees return as others brace for more flooding

WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) - The trillions of gallons of water dumped by Hurricane Florence continue to slowly meander their way to the sea, leaving billions of dollars of damage in their wake. The crisis is slowly moving to South Carolina, where there was enough
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Florence evacuees return as others brace for more flooding

WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) - The trillions of gallons of water dumped by Hurricane Florence continue to slowly meander their way to the sea, leaving billions of dollars of damage in their wake. The crisis is slowly moving to South Carolina, where there was enough warning and certainty about where the ...

New Adirondack welcome center opens on Northway

QUEENSBURY, N.Y. (AP) - A new welcome center for the Adirondack region has opened on the Northway. The Adirondacks Welcome Center rest area opened in Queensbury with information for tourists headed to the High Peaks, Lake Placid, Lake George and other regiona
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New Adirondack welcome center opens on Northway

QUEENSBURY, N.Y. (AP) - A new welcome center for the Adirondack region has opened on the Northway. The Adirondacks Welcome Center rest area opened in Queensbury with information for tourists headed to the High Peaks, Lake Placid, Lake George and other regional attractions. The welcome center is located on the ...

American joins Delta, United in raising checked-bag fees

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) - It's official: It will cost you more to check a bag on any of the three biggest U.S. airlines. American Airlines said Thursday that it is raising fees for checking bags by $5 apiece each way, matching Delta and United. The first bag i
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American joins Delta, United in raising checked-bag fees

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) - It's official: It will cost you more to check a bag on any of the three biggest U.S. airlines. American Airlines said Thursday that it is raising fees for checking bags by $5 apiece each way, matching Delta and United. The first bag is now ...

Colombian police shut down Pablo Escobar museum

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) - Colombian police have shut down a small makeshift museum that showcased the life and times of notorious drug lord Pablo Escobar, saying the building's managers do not have a tourism license. Police announced Thursday that they raided t
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Colombian police shut down Pablo Escobar museum

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) - Colombian police have shut down a small makeshift museum that showcased the life and times of notorious drug lord Pablo Escobar, saying the building's managers do not have a tourism license. Police announced Thursday that they raided the venue a day earlier while seven tourists were ...

The Latest: Thermal spring erupts at Yellowstone

HELENA, Mont. (AP) - The Latest on new thermal activity in Yellowstone National Park (all times local): 1:35 p.m. A Yellowstone National Park official says a thermal spring near Old Faithful is erupting for the first time in 14 years. Park spokesman Neal Herb
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The Latest: Thermal spring erupts at Yellowstone

HELENA, Mont. (AP) - The Latest on new thermal activity in Yellowstone National Park (all times local): 1:35 p.m. A Yellowstone National Park official says a thermal spring near Old Faithful is erupting for the first time in 14 years. Park spokesman Neal Herbert said Thursday that Ear Spring erupted ...

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