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  • Mexico struggles to clean seaweed surge from Cancun beaches

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — Authorities on Mexico's Caribbean coast said Monday they are redoubling efforts to remove tons of sargassum seaweed that has been washing ashore in recent weeks. The state government of Quintana Roo, where the resort of Cancun is located, said there have been no reports of tourists cancelling visits because of the problem....

  • Seau lawyer: family won't disrupt Hall of Fame ceremonies

    CANTON, Ohio (AP) — The family of the late Junior Seau will not disrupt the Hall of Fame ceremonies on Aug. 8 despite its disagreement with a policy preventing live remarks during a posthumous induction. Steve Strauss, legal counsel to the Seaus and partner at Cooley LLP, said in an email Monday night that the family "does not want this issue...

  • Idaho festival celebrates Basque culture, history

    BOISE, Idaho (AP) — With more than 300 pounds of chorizo sitting in her freezer and 5,000 portions of Basque-style paella prepared in advance, Tara McElhose-Eiguren says she's finally running out of space in her kitchen in anticipation of helping feed those attending the traditional Jaialdi festival in southwestern Idaho. "We've been cooking...

  • Shannon Boxx and Lauren Holiday to retire after victory tour

    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — U.S. soccer formally announced that midfielders Shannon Boxx and Lauren Holiday will retire from the U.S. national team following a victory tour to celebrate the Women's World Cup title. Both players had previously voiced their intention to step down from the team. U.S. Soccer said Monday that Boxx, 38, will also retire...

  • NYC mayor: 400,000 people have obtained municipal ID cards

    NEW YORK (AP) — Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Monday that about 400,000 people have obtained New York City's municipal ID card since the program was rolled out six months ago — including immigrants lacking legal documentation. The card is especially useful for the elderly, homeless and some immigrants who now have free access to many of New...

  • Amazeum children's museum opens in Arkansas

    BENTONVILLE, Ark. (AP) — It's a science museum. It's a children's museum. It's the Scott Family Amazeum. The 50,000-square-foot Amazeum opened in July in Bentonville where Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art opened in 2011 — founded by Wal-Mart heir Alice Walton. The Amazeum offers hands-on activities and interactive exhibits with themes...

  • Upstate NY town gets $45K US battlefield protection grant

    STILLWATER, N.Y. (AP) — A rural upstate New York town located near the site of one of history's most important battles is getting a $45,000 grant from the National Park Service. Officials at Saratoga National Historical Park in Stillwater recently announced that the grant from the agency's American Battlefield Protection Program has been...

  • US Navy naming warship after New York's Cooperstown

    COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. (AP) — The U.S. Navy is naming one of its warships after the upstate New York village that's home to the Baseball Hall of Fame. Navy Secretary Ray Mabus was in Cooperstown over the weekend to honor the professional baseball players who served in World War II. During an awards ceremony held Saturday at Doubleday Field, Mabus...

  • Homeowners can research properties' history at SD museum

    SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — A southeast South Dakota museum is offering homeowners the chance to research their properties' history. The Old Courthouse Museum in Sioux Falls wants to help homeowners find out the year their homes were built, who built them and any changes they have undergone throughout the years. The museum has scheduled an event...

  • Jekyll Island delays long-planned hotel for convention hub

    SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — After nearly eight years of planning and failed deals with two developers, Jekyll Island has put off until next year finding a new partner to build a second hotel for its busy convention hub. The centerpiece of a $100 million makeover to turn around sagging tourism numbers, the island state park's new convention center...

  • Beijing faces Almaty in IOC vote for 2022 Winter Olympics

    The world's most populous nation against a new kid on the block. A global capital that hosted an Olympics just a few years ago against a city which many people may not be able to find on a map. A Chinese region with few big mountains and little natural snow against a former Soviet winter sports resort surrounded by towering peaks and plenty of...

  • List: Eight places to see animals in Colorado

    Butterfly Pavilion: Spread your wings with more than 1,600 butterflies - and sea creatures and Rosie the tarantula - at this education center in Westminster, the first stand-alone zoo of its type in the nation, founded to foster appreciation of the planet's invertebrates. More info: butterflies.org Cheyenne Mountain Zoo: The beautiful setting...

  • LIST: Eight restaurants to visit in Colorado

    Here's eight must-visit restaurants in Colorado. Casa Bonita: It's a restaurant. It's dinner theater. It's a funhouse for kids. Order Mexican food and then sit back and watch the show, including dives from a 30-foot waterfall, gunfights and more. An arcade and puppet shows round off your visit to Lakewood. More info: casabonitadenver.com...

  • Quintessential Colorado: a look at the winning photo entries

    Several weeks ago, we requested photos displaying what the Centennial State means to you. And you responded with nearly 15,000 submissions via an Instagram contest sponsored by Mike's Camera. Today, less than a week before Colorado's birthday, we unveil the winners of Quintessential Colorado. Check out all the entries at...

  • List: Top 10 attractions to see around Colorado Springs

    You will never know how much cool stuff there is to do and see in the Pikes Peak region until you’re asked to list just 10 of them. Here's a list of favorites: Cave of the Winds - 100 Cave of the Winds Road, Manitou Springs, off U.S. 24; 685-5444. Terror-dactyl aerial dive, zip line, cave tours, Wind Walker Challenge Course.  -...

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