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Free bus rides promote access to Detroit holiday activities

DETROIT (AP) - Rides are free on some Detroit buses Saturday as part of a campaign to promote public transportation and downtown holiday events. No fares will be collected Saturday on the #53 Woodward route. On four subsequent Saturdays, the free rides will b
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Free bus rides promote access to Detroit holiday activities

DETROIT (AP) - Rides are free on some Detroit buses Saturday as part of a campaign to promote public transportation and downtown holiday events. No fares will be collected Saturday on the #53 Woodward route. On four subsequent Saturdays, the free rides will be offered on different routes, on Gratiot ...

Georgia theme parks offers free tickets for eating crickets

VALDOSTA, Ga. (AP) - A Georgia theme park is offering guests a free ticket if they eat a cricket. The giveaway may bug some people. But Wild Adventures Theme Park in Valdosta was giving away T-shirts and free admission Saturday to the first 100 guests to gobb
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Georgia theme parks offers free tickets for eating crickets

VALDOSTA, Ga. (AP) - A Georgia theme park is offering guests a free ticket if they eat a cricket. The giveaway may bug some people. But Wild Adventures Theme Park in Valdosta was giving away T-shirts and free admission Saturday to the first 100 guests to gobble up a roasted ...

The Crooked Road: Bristol, Hiltons, Clintwood

ROANOKE, Va. (AP) - Country music was a social thing long before there was ever a "Big Bang" that made it a commercial thing. People with acoustic instruments and big voices populated porches, parlors, storefronts and wherever else it might make sense to han
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The Crooked Road: Bristol, Hiltons, Clintwood

ROANOKE, Va. (AP) - Country music was a social thing long before there was ever a "Big Bang" that made it a commercial thing. People with acoustic instruments and big voices populated porches, parlors, storefronts and wherever else it might make sense to hang around and make joyful noise at ...

Ethnic holiday events draw crowds to Omaha

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - Tourists wanting to experience the holidays around the world are finding festivities just a bus ride away - to Omaha, Nebraska. Last week, 22 motorcoach tours from across the country converged on the city for a smattering of Christmas festi
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Ethnic holiday events draw crowds to Omaha

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - Tourists wanting to experience the holidays around the world are finding festivities just a bus ride away - to Omaha, Nebraska. Last week, 22 motorcoach tours from across the country converged on the city for a smattering of Christmas festivities, and local businesses and hoteliers are ...

The Latest: Man bitten by sea lion says animal trailed him

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The Latest on sea lion attacks on swimmers in San Francisco Bay (all times local): 2:30 p.m. A swimmer bitten by a sea lion in San Francisco says he believes the animal trailed him as he swam from the beach to the mouth of a cove ...
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The Latest: Man bitten by sea lion says animal trailed him

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The Latest on sea lion attacks on swimmers in San Francisco Bay (all times local): 2:30 p.m. A swimmer bitten by a sea lion in San Francisco says he believes the animal trailed him as he swam from the beach to the mouth of a cove ...

Block Island sees benefits of offshore wind farm 1 year out

NEW SHOREHAM, R.I. (AP) - Block Island residents say a year-old offshore wind farm has positively impacted tourism, but residents also have their concerns and reservations. The Block Island Tourism Council says the island has seen increased tourism for peopl
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Block Island sees benefits of offshore wind farm 1 year out

NEW SHOREHAM, R.I. (AP) - Block Island residents say a year-old offshore wind farm has positively impacted tourism, but residents also have their concerns and reservations. The Block Island Tourism Council says the island has seen increased tourism for people coming to see the wind farm. Rhode Island Public Radio ...

Russia to resume flights to Egypt, halted after 2015 bombing

MOSCOW (AP) - Russia and Egypt signed a deal on Friday to resume flights between Moscow and the Egyptian capital of Cairo starting from February, after more than a two-year break, officials announced. Moscow suspended flights to Egypt after a bomb by the loca
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Russia to resume flights to Egypt, halted after 2015 bombing

MOSCOW (AP) - Russia and Egypt signed a deal on Friday to resume flights between Moscow and the Egyptian capital of Cairo starting from February, after more than a two-year break, officials announced. Moscow suspended flights to Egypt after a bomb by the local Islamic State affiliate brought down a ...

The Latest: Huge California wildfire continues to grow

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (AP) - The Latest on a huge wildfire burning in Southern California (all times local): 7 a.m. The huge wildfire burning for nearly two weeks northwest of Los Angeles continues to grow. California fire officials say that as of early Frida
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The Latest: Huge California wildfire continues to grow

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (AP) - The Latest on a huge wildfire burning in Southern California (all times local): 7 a.m. The huge wildfire burning for nearly two weeks northwest of Los Angeles continues to grow. California fire officials say that as of early Friday the blaze has scorched more than ...

France rolls back death toll to 4 kids in train-bus crash

PARIS (AP) - French authorities backtracked Friday, reducing the death toll from six children to least four after a regional train sliced open a school bus in southern France. Authorities in the Pyrenees-Orientales region said their statement earlier in the d
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France rolls back death toll to 4 kids in train-bus crash

PARIS (AP) - French authorities backtracked Friday, reducing the death toll from six children to least four after a regional train sliced open a school bus in southern France. Authorities in the Pyrenees-Orientales region said their statement earlier in the day that six children had died was not confirmed in ...

Southern Indiana land trust gift includes old-growth trees

ELLETTSVILLE, Ind. (AP) - At this time of the year, when more people are attuned to giving, Sycamore Land Trust officials are sharing their excitement about a gift from an Owen County family. The land trust is currently closing on acquisition of the Hoot Wood
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Southern Indiana land trust gift includes old-growth trees

ELLETTSVILLE, Ind. (AP) - At this time of the year, when more people are attuned to giving, Sycamore Land Trust officials are sharing their excitement about a gift from an Owen County family. The land trust is currently closing on acquisition of the Hoot Woods property, which is 80 acres ...

Firefighter dies, thousands more take on California blaze

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (AP) - One of the thousands of firefighters battling a series of wildfires across Southern California has died, but authorities gave no hint of how. San Diego-based Cory Iverson was assigned to the blaze northwest of Los Angeles, which h
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Firefighter dies, thousands more take on California blaze

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (AP) - One of the thousands of firefighters battling a series of wildfires across Southern California has died, but authorities gave no hint of how. San Diego-based Cory Iverson was assigned to the blaze northwest of Los Angeles, which has become the fourth largest in California history. ...

Rhode Island State Police beef up patrols for holiday season

NORTH SCITUATE, R.I. (AP) - Rhode Island State Police are beefing up patrols through the holiday season to crack down on dangerous driving. The agency says it will focus on drivers who are impaired, distracted or overly aggressive. Col. Ann Assumpico says sta
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Rhode Island State Police beef up patrols for holiday season

NORTH SCITUATE, R.I. (AP) - Rhode Island State Police are beefing up patrols through the holiday season to crack down on dangerous driving. The agency says it will focus on drivers who are impaired, distracted or overly aggressive. Col. Ann Assumpico says state police made 46 arrests for drunken driving ...

Montana Republican gets behind Yellowstone mining ban

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) - Montana U.S. Rep. Greg Gianforte is sponsoring legislation to withdraw land near Yellowstone National Park from future mining, after describing an identical Senate measure as "dead on arrival" in the House. Gianforte spokesman Travis Ha
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Montana Republican gets behind Yellowstone mining ban

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) - Montana U.S. Rep. Greg Gianforte is sponsoring legislation to withdraw land near Yellowstone National Park from future mining, after describing an identical Senate measure as "dead on arrival" in the House. Gianforte spokesman Travis Hall said the Republican has been working with other lawmakers to make ...

Northwest Indiana wild bison herd nearly doubles in year

MOROCCO, Ind. (AP) - A wild bison herd has almost doubled since being brought to a northwest Indiana prairie in 2016. The Nature Conservancy brought 23 bison to its Kankakee Sands preserve in October 2016. The bison have given birth to 10 calves this year - f
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Northwest Indiana wild bison herd nearly doubles in year

MOROCCO, Ind. (AP) - A wild bison herd has almost doubled since being brought to a northwest Indiana prairie in 2016. The Nature Conservancy brought 23 bison to its Kankakee Sands preserve in October 2016. The bison have given birth to 10 calves this year - five bulls and five ...

Wild bison herd sees growth in Indiana

MOROCCO, Ind. (AP) - A wild bison herd has almost doubled since being brought to a northwest Indiana prairie in 2016. The South Bend Tribune reports that The Nature Conservancy brought 23 bison to its Kankakee Sands preserve in October 2016. The bison have g
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Wild bison herd sees growth in Indiana

MOROCCO, Ind. (AP) - A wild bison herd has almost doubled since being brought to a northwest Indiana prairie in 2016. The South Bend Tribune reports that The Nature Conservancy brought 23 bison to its Kankakee Sands preserve in October 2016. The bison have given birth to 10 calves ...

Blue Ridge Parkway reopens in Asheville corridor after snow

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) - The Blue Ridge Parkway has reopened in the Asheville corridor, one week after a snowstorm shut the route in North Carolina. The Asheville Citizen-Times reports the National Park Service says the parkway is now open from milepost 375 at
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Blue Ridge Parkway reopens in Asheville corridor after snow

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) - The Blue Ridge Parkway has reopened in the Asheville corridor, one week after a snowstorm shut the route in North Carolina. The Asheville Citizen-Times reports the National Park Service says the parkway is now open from milepost 375 at Bull Gap to Milepost 384. The Blue ...

Blue Ridge Parkway reopens in Asheville corridor after snow

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) - The Blue Ridge Parkway has reopened in the Asheville corridor, one week after a snowstorm shut the route in North Carolina. The Asheville Citizen-Times reports the National Park Service says the parkway is now open from milepost 375 at
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Blue Ridge Parkway reopens in Asheville corridor after snow

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) - The Blue Ridge Parkway has reopened in the Asheville corridor, one week after a snowstorm shut the route in North Carolina. The Asheville Citizen-Times reports the National Park Service says the parkway is now open from milepost 375 at Bull Gap to Milepost 384. The Blue ...

Wild bison herd sees growth in Indiana

MOROCCO, Ind. (AP) - A wild bison herd has almost doubled since being brought to a northwest Indiana prairie in 2016. The South Bend Tribune reports that The Nature Conservancy brought 23 bison to its Kankakee Sands preserve in October 2016. The bison have g
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Wild bison herd sees growth in Indiana

MOROCCO, Ind. (AP) - A wild bison herd has almost doubled since being brought to a northwest Indiana prairie in 2016. The South Bend Tribune reports that The Nature Conservancy brought 23 bison to its Kankakee Sands preserve in October 2016. The bison have given birth to 10 calves ...

New York, New Jersey reach funding pact for new rail tunnel

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) - New York and New Jersey have agreed on how to pay their share of an estimated $13 billion project to build a new rail tunnel under the Hudson River. New Jersey plans to raise $1.9 billion by hiking rail fares by about 90 cents per trip ...
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New York, New Jersey reach funding pact for new rail tunnel

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) - New York and New Jersey have agreed on how to pay their share of an estimated $13 billion project to build a new rail tunnel under the Hudson River. New Jersey plans to raise $1.9 billion by hiking rail fares by about 90 cents per trip ...

The Latest: 4 dead, 7 seriously hurt in French crash

PARIS (AP) - The Latest on a collision between a train and a school bus in southern France (all times local): 6:45 p.m. The French Interior Ministry says four children have died and seven people are seriously hurt following a collision between a train and a s
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The Latest: 4 dead, 7 seriously hurt in French crash

PARIS (AP) - The Latest on a collision between a train and a school bus in southern France (all times local): 6:45 p.m. The French Interior Ministry says four children have died and seven people are seriously hurt following a collision between a train and a school bus in southern ...

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