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  • Protection sought for scenic California region

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A contingent of California environmental groups, business representatives and politicians will use a visit Friday from Interior Secretary Sally Jewell to push for permanent protection of some 350,000 acres of picturesque federal land near the state's famous wine country. Congress declined this session to pass legislation from...

  • Next steps on Cuba: Normalizing could take awhile

    WASHINGTON (AP) — How does one end almost 54 years of hostility toward a next-door neighbor? That's about to become clear as the Obama administration and the communist government of Raul Castro move to normalize more than a half-century of bitter animosity between the United States and Cuba. It won't happen overnight. Some of the likely...

  • La. police: Smoking ban would hit gambling halls

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Louisiana regulators say $104 million in revenues and state fees might be lost over two years from Harrah's casino, a horse racing track and video-poker halls if New Orleans enacts a widespread ban on smoking. After the New Year, the City Council will debate a proposed ban on smoking in public places. Among those most...

  • Delaware officials celebrate national park

    NEW CASTLE, Del. (AP) — After being the odd man out for many years, Delaware is celebrating the creation of its first and only national park. Ending Delaware's status as the only state without a national park has been a mission for U.S. Sen. Tom Carper, Delaware's senior senator, for more than a decade. "That's a distinction I'm proud and...

  • 4 North Dakota high school coaches being honored

    MANDAN, N.D. (AP) — Four coaches are being inducted into the North Dakota High School Coaches Association Hall of Fame. Darrell Berglund of Hazen, Dan Carr of Linton, Denny Dinius of Langdon and Greg Hoeckle of Carrington will be inducted during the association's convention in late July in Mandan. Berglund coached basketball, golf and...

  • Newseum to display items from Ferguson protests

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Newseum is displaying items from the protests and unrest in Ferguson, Missouri, as part of the Washington museum's exhibit on civil rights. The museum about journalism and the First Amendment will display items including a press pass, a "Police the Police" poster and rubber pellets from a grenade used by police to...

  • Newseum to display items from Ferguson, Missouri protests

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Newseum is displaying items from the protests and unrest in Ferguson, Missouri, as an extension of the Washington museum's exhibit about civil rights. The museum about journalism and the First Amendment plans to display items including a press pass, a reporter's notebook and rubber pellets from a stun grenade used by...

  • AAA projects record holiday travel by Maryland residents

    BALTIMORE (AP) — Record numbers of Maryland residents are expected to travel for the year-end holidays due in part to lower gas prices and a longer holiday travel window. AAA Mid-Atlantic says more than 2.1 million Maryland residents are expected to travel at least 50 miles from home for the holidays. That would be a 4.6 percent increase over...

  • Not much chance of Congress stopping Cuba policy

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A lack of unanimity in both political parties toward President Barack Obama's sudden move to re-establish ties with Cuba complicates any congressional effort to scuttle the most significant change in U.S. policy toward the communist island in 50-plus years. His initiative faces some strong resistance among lawmakers, with...

  • AAA: Busy holiday travel season for Virginians

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — More than one-third of Virginians are expected to travel this holiday season. AAA Mid-Atlantic says more than 2.8 million Virginians will be traveling 50 miles or more from home for the 2014 year-end holiday season that runs from Tuesday until Jan. 4. That's 3.5 percent more than last year and the highest travel volume...

  • Yellowstone solicits saddle, pack trip contracts

    YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, Wyo. (AP) — The National Park Service is soliciting proposals from businesses interested in providing guided saddle and pack stock trips in Yellowstone National Park. The Park Service plans to award up to 42 new concession contracts. Proposals are due on March 17 next year. The Park Service anticipates awarding the...

  • EU bans investment in Crimean, targets tourism

    BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union has imposed a ban on investment in Crimea, and other economic sanctions including measures aimed at keeping tourists away. The new measures on investment, services and trade, announced Thursday, beef up the EU's previous sanctions taken in response to Russia's annexation of the peninsula from Ukraine in...

  • Change in relations with Cubans resonates in Colorado Springs

    Fewer than 900 Cubans live in Colorado Springs, according to census data, but news of the country's improved relations with the United States resonated more than 2,000 miles away from the island nation. Raidel Moreno Armas, a 19-year-old Colorado College sophomore, was born in Cuba and came to the United States with his mother in 2005 when he...

  • Georgia Aquarium has new executive VP and COO

    ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia Aquarium in Atlanta has announced the selection of a new executive vice president and chief operating officer. The aquarium said in a news release Wednesday that Mark Schafer is stepping into the role effective immediately. He has served as chief financial officer and senior vice president at the aquarium since July...

  • Marketing effort boosts passenger numbers at Colorado Springs Airport

    Passenger numbers at the Colorado Springs Airport in October jumped from a year ago by the biggest percentage in nearly seven years as a marketing campaign aimed at leisure and business travelers in Houston, Seattle and Illinois paid big dividends. Passenger traffic for the month was up 9.7 percent from October 2013 to 55,450, the biggest...

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