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  • Graffiti-scarred Joshua Tree landmark is restored

    Updated: 4 hr ago

    JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK, Calif. (AP) — Conservators have restored a popular hiking spot in Joshua Tree National Park that became riddled with graffiti. Barker Dam was put off limits several years ago after vandals carved their names into the cement of the historic landmark, built by Old West...

  • Peace museum to honor Ohio conscientious objector

    Updated: 14 hr ago

    DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio conscientious objector killed 44 years ago in Vietnam is being honored by the Dayton International Peace Museum. The museum is honoring Ted Studebaker with an exhibit that opens Sunday and with the Peace Heroes Walk on May 2. Museum officials say Studebaker was...

  • Almost 3M visitors to South Florida national parks in 2014

    Updated: 14 hr ago

    HOMESTEAD, Fla. (AP) — The National Park Service says almost 3 million visitors to South Florida's national parks generated over $231 million for the local economy last year. Federal officials say over 1.1 million people visited Everglades National Park, spending over $104 million in nearby...

  • Fairbanks Museum to honor Leahy

    Updated: 15 hr ago

    ST. JOHNSBURY, Vt. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Patrick Leahy is being honored by the Fairbanks Museum & Planetarium in St. Johnsbury. Museum officials on Saturday will present Leahy with their annual Franklin Fairbanks Award, which recognizes "outstanding achievements by an individual that have...

  • Museum to honor "Flying Housewife" who flew around the world

    Updated: 18 hr ago

    NEWARK, Ohio (AP) — A central Ohio museum is going to honor the first woman to fly solo around the world. The Columbus Dispatch ( ) reports that The Works: Ohio Center for History, Art and Technology in Newark announced plans for a permanent exhibit that will commemorate...

  • National Park Service plans prescribed burn on South Rim

    Updated: 20 hr ago

    GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK, Ariz. (AP) — The National Park Service plans a prescribed burn on part of the South Rim of the Grand Canyon in the coming week. Park officials announced Friday that the Shosone prescribed fire treatment is intended to decrease risks to life, resources and property....


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