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  • Wright brothers' mechanic honored at Ohio museum

    Updated: 46 min ago

    DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — The man who built the engine for Orville and Wilbur Wright's first powered aircraft has finally gotten his due. It was Charles Taylor — a mechanic in the brothers' Dayton bicycle shop — who built the engine for the airplane that first took flight at Kitty Hawk, North...

  • Military exercises delay flights throughout China

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    BEIJING (AP) — China's airline regulator has warned travelers to expect flight delays at 12 airports through mid-August, and an airport employee said military exercises are the reason. The Civil Aviation Administration of China said airports affected include the major cities of Shanghai,...

  • National WWII Museum welcomes 4 millionth visitor

    Updated: 4 hr ago

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The National WWII Museum has capped a record-breaking fiscal year with another milestone: welcoming its four-millionth visitor since its founding in 2000. Officials say visitation for fiscal year 2014 had exceeded 483,000, beating its previous best attendance year, fiscal...

  • 'Eagle Lady' presenting at Smoky Mountains Park

    Updated: 5 hr ago

    GATLINBURG, Tenn. (AP) — A woman known as "The Eagle Lady" is presenting a birds of prey program this week at Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Doris Mager has worked with raptors for more than 35 years. The park says she has cared for more than 80 injured eagles and hundreds of other...

  • Drum Corps International to perform at Mustang High School

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Tue, Jul 22, 2014

    The Drum Corps International Tour features some of the top drum corps ensembles in the country.

  • Park to update goat plan after fatal 2010 attack

    Updated: 13 hr ago

    SEATTLE (AP) — Four years after a mountain goat fatally gored a hiker in Olympic National Park, officials are looking at ways to manage the goats to protect public safety and the environment. The National Park Service is evaluating preliminary options, including capturing and relocating the...

  • Shania Twain's Vegas residency to end in December

    Updated: 15 hr ago

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — Country superstar Shania Twain will end her residency in Las Vegas with a final show Dec. 13, two years after she made a grand Sin City entrance on horseback and began performing at Caesars Palace. Twain announced 16 "Shania: Still the One" shows in October and December, in...

  • Boy also injured fingers on Disney World ride

    Updated: 15 hr ago

    ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A report says a 12-year-old boy suffered cuts to four fingers on Walt Disney World's Pirates of the Caribbean ride, three months before a British tourist had a similar accident. The report made public Monday by the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services...

  • Reindeer dogs from Alaska's cranky hot dog vendor

    Updated: 16 hr ago

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — There's no shortage of hot dog stands hawking that spicy, oh-so-Alaska treat, the reindeer dog, in downtown Anchorage. But only one of them has consistently long lines. M.A.'s Gourmet Dogs is owned by a guy with an attitude and seven types of tasty grilled dogs —...

  • Shark sightings off Cape Cod a boon for tourism

    Updated: 16 hr ago

    CHATHAM, Mass. (AP) — Great white sharks are having an unusual effect on Cape Cod this summer, and many a merchant is going to need a bigger wallet. The sharks being spotted in growing numbers are stirring curiosity and a buying frenzy for shark-related merchandise. Shark T-shirts are...

  • Judge: Students, staff can oppose Corcoran merger

    Updated: 17 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Nine current students, faculty and staff members can argue against the proposed merger of the Corcoran Gallery of Art, one of the nation's oldest museums, and its college with two larger institutions in Washington, a judge ruled Monday. District of Columbia Superior Court...

  • Mississippi's Margaritaville casino closing

    Updated: 17 hr ago

    JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Company officials say Mississippi's Margaritaville Casino & Restaurant will close on or before Sept. 19. Margaritaville said in Monday's announcement that it will pay 371 employees up to Sept. 19, but could close before then. Managers say the casino in Biloxi couldn't...

  • Not-guilty plea in Syria-related passport case

    Updated: 17 hr ago

    SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say a California man charged with lying on a passport application so he could travel to Syria to join a terrorist group has pleaded not guilty. U.S. attorney's spokesman Thom Mrozek says 20-year-old Adam Dandach entered the plea Monday in federal court in...

  • Jekyll Island OKs sharpshooters for thinning deer

    Updated: 17 hr ago

    JEKYLL ISLAND, Ga. (AP) — Government sharpshooters would be hired to thin the deer population on Jekyll Island — at a cost of about $125 per kill — under a plan approved Monday by the state park's governing board. Some residents cautioned the move would harm the island's reputation as a...

  • Report: Higher seas mean extreme floods in SC, NC

    Updated: 18 hr ago

    CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — A new analysis of sea level rise concludes that billions of dollars in property and infrastructure is at risk in extreme floods expected along the coast of the Carolinas in coming years. Climate Central of Princeton, New Jersey, a nonprofit group of scientists and...

  • Simulated service begins on Metro's Silver Line

    Updated: 20 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Metro is simulating service on its new Silver Line, with just five days left before it opens to rail commuters. Metro began running Silver Line test trains on 11 miles of new track Sunday. The agency says riders on some other routes should expect delays this week, especially...

  • National park visitors mean $80 million to SC

    Updated: 22 hr ago

    CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — A new report finds that visitors to national parks in South Carolina spent almost $80 million and the parks supported 1,100 jobs last year. The report by economists with the U.S. Geological Survey found that more than 1.5 million visitors went to National Park Service...

  • Finding elephants and fancy food on Namibia safari

    Updated: 23 hr ago

    TORRA CONSERVANCY, Namibia (AP) — Before setting out on a game drive across ruggedly beautiful northwest Namibia, we told the safari camp managers we were happy to take sandwiches. We were intent on finding the notoriously elusive desert elephant, and we didn't want to waste time returning to...

  • New Hampshire's fair season gets underway

    Updated: 23 hr ago

    STRATHAM, N.H. (AP) — The heaviest baby contest and "girlie shows" are gone, but New Hampshire's traditional summer and fall fairs live on. With just two exceptions, there's a fair somewhere in New Hampshire every weekend between now and Columbus Day. In between the leadoff Stratham fair,...

  • As numbers of gray seals rise, so do conflicts

    Updated: 23 hr ago

    ROCKLAND, Maine (AP) — Decades after gray seals were all but wiped out in New England waters, the population has rebounded so much that some frustrated residents are calling for a controlled hunt. The once-thriving New England gray seal population was decimated by the mid-20th century because...

  • Graceland Too tours, MacLeod memorial to be Aug 12

    Updated: 23 hr ago

    HOLLY SPRINGS, Miss. (AP) — The Holly Springs mansion that became a popular Elvis Presley museum will reopen to the public during Elvis Presley week with a memorial for owner Paul MacLeod. MacLeod was found dead Thursday on his front porch. He was 71. MacLeod's family, friends and lifetime...

  • Shark sightings off Cape Cod a boon for tourism

    Updated: 23 hr ago

    CHATHAM, Mass. (AP) — In "Jaws," the fictional mayor tried to protect the summer tourism season by keeping a lid on reports of the man-eater lurking offshore. As sightings of great white sharks mount off Cape Cod in real life, however, businesses in the Massachusetts town of Chatham are...

  • Southwest jet to Dallas safely returns to Austin

    Updated: 23 hr ago

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A Southwest Airlines jet bound for Dallas has safely returned to Austin after reports of smoke in the cabin. No injuries were reported as Southwest Flight 4625 returned to Austin-Bergstrom International Airport just minutes after takeoff Sunday night. A statement Monday...

  • NPS taking more comment on Lamar Ranch plan

    Yesterday

    YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, Wyo. (AP) — The National Park Service is accepting more public comment on proposed infrastructure improvements at the historic Lamar Buffalo Ranch in Yellowstone National Park. The Park Service is accepting public comment until midnight Aug. 15 on the proposal. The...

  • Visitors spent $700M in Arizona's national parks

    Yesterday

    PHOENIX (AP) — A new report shows that visitors to Arizona's national parks last year spent more than $700 million. The National Park Service says more than 10 million visitors brought in economic benefits for areas surround the state's 20 parks. The study estimates that the spending...