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Management plans rejected for 3 Northwest national forests

LEWISTON, Idaho (AP) - The U.S. Forest Service has rejected the recently completed management plans for three national forests in the Pacific Northwest, restarting the 15-year process to revise the plans. The Lewiston Tribune reported Wednesday that the plan
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Management plans rejected for 3 Northwest national forests

LEWISTON, Idaho (AP) - The U.S. Forest Service has rejected the recently completed management plans for three national forests in the Pacific Northwest, restarting the 15-year process to revise the plans. The Lewiston Tribune reported Wednesday that the plans for the Malheur, Umatilla and Wallowa-Whitman national forests were issued last ...

Union says Frontier attendants, airline reach tentative deal

DENVER (AP) - The union representing Frontier Airlines flight attendants says it has reached a tentative contract deal with the Denver-based budget carrier. The Association of Flight Attendants-CWA said both sides agreed to terms for the contract Tuesday even
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Union says Frontier attendants, airline reach tentative deal

DENVER (AP) - The union representing Frontier Airlines flight attendants says it has reached a tentative contract deal with the Denver-based budget carrier. The Association of Flight Attendants-CWA said both sides agreed to terms for the contract Tuesday evening. The contract's language must be finalized and approved by the flight ...

Culinary delights found along the Charlevoix Flavor Trail

LA MALBAIE, Quebec (AP) - Danielle Ricard was walking through the woods not far from the shore of the St. Lawrence River when her husband, Jean-Pierre, kicked a patch of mushrooms. It led to an epiphany. Bankruptcies had hit the Charlevoix Region of eastern Q
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Culinary delights found along the Charlevoix Flavor Trail

LA MALBAIE, Quebec (AP) - Danielle Ricard was walking through the woods not far from the shore of the St. Lawrence River when her husband, Jean-Pierre, kicked a patch of mushrooms. It led to an epiphany. Bankruptcies had hit the Charlevoix Region of eastern Quebec hard in 2002 and the ...

Raucous spring break crowds stressing Miami Beach officials

MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) - The Miami Beach Police Department says additional officers will start patrolling Ocean Drive this weekend to keep an eye on a raucous spring break crowd. That was one of the solutions that came out of Tuesday's emergency meeting of th
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Raucous spring break crowds stressing Miami Beach officials

MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) - The Miami Beach Police Department says additional officers will start patrolling Ocean Drive this weekend to keep an eye on a raucous spring break crowd. That was one of the solutions that came out of Tuesday's emergency meeting of the Miami Beach City Commission. The ...

Prescribed burn planned in Pisgah National Forest

NEBO, N.C. (AP) - The U.S. Forest Service has scheduled a 197-acre prescribed burn in the Pisgah National Forest in North Carolina. The forest service says in a news release the burn is set for Wednesday in northern Caldwell County on the Grandfather Ranger D
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Prescribed burn planned in Pisgah National Forest

NEBO, N.C. (AP) - The U.S. Forest Service has scheduled a 197-acre prescribed burn in the Pisgah National Forest in North Carolina. The forest service says in a news release the burn is set for Wednesday in northern Caldwell County on the Grandfather Ranger District. The burn depends on site-specific ...

Sorrow revisited: Re-creating Katrina's muck in New Orleans

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Patches of black mold on the ceiling. Water marks on the dingy walls. Toys, furniture and a baby grand piano tossed about and covered in a gray muck. The busted floodwall behind the long-abandoned house in New Orleans' Gentilly neighborhoo
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Sorrow revisited: Re-creating Katrina's muck in New Orleans

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Patches of black mold on the ceiling. Water marks on the dingy walls. Toys, furniture and a baby grand piano tossed about and covered in a gray muck. The busted floodwall behind the long-abandoned house in New Orleans' Gentilly neighborhood was mended over a decade ago ...

NYC: Met Museum admission fees generates $2.8 million

NEW YORK (AP) - New York City officials $2.8 million received as a result of the Metropolitan Museum of Art's new admissions policy will go toward 175 cultural organizations city-wide. Cultural affairs Commissioner Tom Finkelpearl says the agreement with the
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NYC: Met Museum admission fees generates $2.8 million

NEW YORK (AP) - New York City officials $2.8 million received as a result of the Metropolitan Museum of Art's new admissions policy will go toward 175 cultural organizations city-wide. Cultural affairs Commissioner Tom Finkelpearl says the agreement with the Met is stabilizing one of New York's «major institutions» while ...

Senate supports 1 percent resort tax for infrastructure

HELENA, Mont. (AP) - The Montana Senate has passed a bill allowing resort communities with fewer than 5,500 residents to temporarily levy an additional 1 percent resort tax to fund water, sewer, road, public service or other infrastructure projects. The Senat
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Senate supports 1 percent resort tax for infrastructure

HELENA, Mont. (AP) - The Montana Senate has passed a bill allowing resort communities with fewer than 5,500 residents to temporarily levy an additional 1 percent resort tax to fund water, sewer, road, public service or other infrastructure projects. The Senate passed the bill 33-16 on Tuesday. It now goes ...

Louisiana officials promoting the state in western Canada

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Louisiana tourism officials have headed to western Canada, trying to draw attention to their state as a travel destination. The trip began Tuesday and continues through Thursday, with promotional events in Vancouver and Calgary. A nine
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Louisiana officials promoting the state in western Canada

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Louisiana tourism officials have headed to western Canada, trying to draw attention to their state as a travel destination. The trip began Tuesday and continues through Thursday, with promotional events in Vancouver and Calgary. A nine-person delegation including leaders from the Louisiana Office of Tourism ...

Facebook to overhaul ad targeting to prevent discrimination

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Facebook will overhaul its ad-targeting systems to prevent discrimination in housing , credit and employment ads as part of a legal settlement. For the social network, that's one major legal problem down, several to go, including governme
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Facebook to overhaul ad targeting to prevent discrimination

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Facebook will overhaul its ad-targeting systems to prevent discrimination in housing , credit and employment ads as part of a legal settlement. For the social network, that's one major legal problem down, several to go, including government investigations in the U.S. and Europe over its data ...

Recent rain means lush, bright wildflowers across Texas

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Experts say recent rain across much of Texas has contributed to a spectacular 2019 wildflowers season. The Texas Parks & Wildlife Department on Tuesday announced the colorful displays range from bluebonnets to buttercups to Indian blanket
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Recent rain means lush, bright wildflowers across Texas

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Experts say recent rain across much of Texas has contributed to a spectacular 2019 wildflowers season. The Texas Parks & Wildlife Department on Tuesday announced the colorful displays range from bluebonnets to buttercups to Indian blanket. Botanist Jason Singhurst says admirers of wildflowers can expect more ...

The Latest: Crash investigators examine options in Alaska

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - The Latest recovery of black box recorder from missing Alaska plane (all times local): 11:40 a.m. Federal accident investigators say they're looking at options for recovering aircraft parts found in the search area for air ambulance t
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The Latest: Crash investigators examine options in Alaska

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - The Latest recovery of black box recorder from missing Alaska plane (all times local): 11:40 a.m. Federal accident investigators say they're looking at options for recovering aircraft parts found in the search area for air ambulance that disappeared in Alaska with three people on board in ...

Searchers recover black box recorder of missing Alaska plane

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - The owners of an air ambulance that disappeared in Alaska with three people on board in January say searchers have recovered the plane's black box recorder. Guardian Flight officials said Tuesday that a landing gear and engine of the
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Searchers recover black box recorder of missing Alaska plane

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - The owners of an air ambulance that disappeared in Alaska with three people on board in January say searchers have recovered the plane's black box recorder. Guardian Flight officials said Tuesday that a landing gear and engine of the King Air 200 also were located in ...

Facebook settles suits over ad-targeting discrimination

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Facebook is settling five lawsuits alleging that its advertising systems enabled discrimination in housing, credit and employment ads. That clears one big legal issue for the social network but leaves others, including government investig
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Facebook settles suits over ad-targeting discrimination

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Facebook is settling five lawsuits alleging that its advertising systems enabled discrimination in housing, credit and employment ads. That clears one big legal issue for the social network but leaves others, including government investigations in the U.S. and Europe over its data and privacy practices. Plaintiffs ...

Space sets the pace at spring break exhibit in South Texas

BROWNSVILLE, Texas (AP) - Joaquin Garcia and his wife, Crystal, drove all the way from McAllen with their 3-year-old daughter, Camilla, for one reason. «We wanted to take our daughter to Space Day,» Joaquin said. «I think it's a real worthwh
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Space sets the pace at spring break exhibit in South Texas

BROWNSVILLE, Texas (AP) - Joaquin Garcia and his wife, Crystal, drove all the way from McAllen with their 3-year-old daughter, Camilla, for one reason. «We wanted to take our daughter to Space Day,» Joaquin said. «I think it's a real worthwhile idea.» The Brownsville Herald reports the Children's Museum ...

LA airport gets rare super bloom of flowers next to runways

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Travelers flying in and out of Los Angeles International Airport are being treated to a rare visual spectacle of large wildflower fields coming into bloom between runways. Heavy winter rains spawned the super bloom of flowers at the airpor
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LA airport gets rare super bloom of flowers next to runways

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Travelers flying in and out of Los Angeles International Airport are being treated to a rare visual spectacle of large wildflower fields coming into bloom between runways. Heavy winter rains spawned the super bloom of flowers at the airport and elsewhere around California. The largest concentration ...

'Both sides of the binary:' Exhibit explores gender, fashion

BOSTON (AP) - When actor Billy Porter unveiled his combination tuxedo-ball gown at the Oscars last month, it got people talking. Porter, the black and gay breakout star of the FX series «Pose,» had bucked traditional Academy Award attire - fancy f
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'Both sides of the binary:' Exhibit explores gender, fashion

BOSTON (AP) - When actor Billy Porter unveiled his combination tuxedo-ball gown at the Oscars last month, it got people talking. Porter, the black and gay breakout star of the FX series «Pose,» had bucked traditional Academy Award attire - fancy frocks for the ladies and basic tuxedos for men. ...

Harrisburg University releases new renderings of building

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - Harrisburg University has released renderings of its new building in Pennsylvania's capital city. The project now will include 17 floors and cost the university about $100 million and approximately $30 million will be spent by a hospita
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Harrisburg University releases new renderings of building

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - Harrisburg University has released renderings of its new building in Pennsylvania's capital city. The project now will include 17 floors and cost the university about $100 million and approximately $30 million will be spent by a hospitality partner that will add a 197-room hotel and conference ...

Colorado town cancels 4th of July fireworks display

FRISCO, Colo. (AP) - A Colorado town has cancelled plans for its annual Fourth of July fireworks display due to safety and other concerns. The Summit Daily reported Monday that the town of Frisco announced Monday it will not hold its annual Independence Day f
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Colorado town cancels 4th of July fireworks display

FRISCO, Colo. (AP) - A Colorado town has cancelled plans for its annual Fourth of July fireworks display due to safety and other concerns. The Summit Daily reported Monday that the town of Frisco announced Monday it will not hold its annual Independence Day fireworks this summer. Officials in the ...

Anchorage airport expects summer passenger increase

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - Alaska's largest airport is expecting a big increase in passenger capacity during the summer tourist season. The Anchorage Daily News reported Monday that officials at Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport say they are looking f
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Anchorage airport expects summer passenger increase

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - Alaska's largest airport is expecting a big increase in passenger capacity during the summer tourist season. The Anchorage Daily News reported Monday that officials at Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport say they are looking forward to a «significant increase» in summer 2019 passenger capacity as more ...

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