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  • 5 Things to Know in Florida for Sept. 17

    Your daily look at news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today. UNIVERSITIES WANT BOOST IN AID FOR NEEDY STUDENTS Florida universities say they need millions to deal with the fallout from changes to the state's popular Bright Futures scholarship program. The Board of Governors is expected this week to discuss a $45...

  • NC: 2,757 Labor Day drunken driving arrests

    RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — State officials say nearly 2,800 people were arrested for drunken driving during North Carolina's "Booze It & Lose It" Labor Day campaign. A statement from the N.C. Department of Transportation says the arrests were made between Aug. 15 and Sept. 1. Of the 2,757 arrests for driving while impaired, Wake County had the most...

  • Historic chalet is moved from river's eroding edge

    OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — A historic chalet has been successfully relocated away from the eroding edge of a river in a remote wilderness area. Olympic National Park officials said that contractors used hydraulic jacks to push the Enchanted Valley chalet 100 feet along steel beams and away from the edge of the Quinault River. The work, which began...

  • British Museum features 'golden age' of Ming China

    LONDON (AP) — Intricate, inventive and ahead of their time — and that's just the vases. London's British Museum will open a major new exhibition on Thursday exploring the rich art and global influences of China's Ming era in the 15th century. Some 280 objects from the years 1400 to 1450 will be featured, from bejeweled gold vessels and...

  • Amusement park won't rename coaster 'King James'

    SANDUSKY, Ohio (AP) — Ohio's Cedar Point amusement park is partnering with the LeBron James Family Foundation instead of renaming a roller coaster for the basketball superstar. The Sandusky park had vowed to rename a coaster "King James" if the four-time NBA MVP returned home to play for the Cleveland Cavaliers, which he did. Cedar Point says...

  • Recent Kansas editorials

    The Kansas City Star, Sept. 14 Keep renewable energy mandate and benefits of wind power: Despite Gov. Sam Brownback's sudden lack of support for it, the renewable energy mandate in Kansas deserves to be kept in place. The Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS) requires the state to get at least 20 percent of its electric power from sources such...

  • Get a slice of Chicago culture on pizza tour

    CHICAGO (AP) — In a city famous for its deep-dish pizza tourists wouldn't know that the locals more often eat a thinner-crust, tavern-style pie topped with homemade Italian sausage and cut into squares, not slices — unless they went on a pizza tour. Chicago is one of a handful of cities across the country, like Boston, Milwaukee and New York,...

  • Go For the Food: The ultimate beer run in Vermont

    MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Let's not call this a "beer run." That has such a... Friday night frat boy connotation. Let's instead call this a "beer journey." The ultimate beer journey. For the ultimate cult beer. If you have even a passing interest in great beer, chances are good you've heard of Heady Topper, the intensely hoppy,...

  • Miami science museum gets $5M for health programs

    MIAMI (AP) — Baptist Health South Florida is giving $5 million for health and wellness programs at the new Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science being built in downtown Miami. The Baptist Health People & Science Gallery will be located inside the museum. Some of the funding also will pay for transportation for Miami-Dade County public...

  • Heat wave sends power demand soaring in California

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — A heat wave sent Californians to their air conditioners Friday and drove power demand to its highest peak of the year as the southern region sweltered under 100-degree temperatures. Statewide electrical demand peaked Monday afternoon at 45,090 megawatts, beating a record for the year that was set on July 30, said Steven...

  • Lava enters vacant lots in Big Island subdivision

    PAHOA, Hawaii (AP) — Lava has begun moving over a vacant lot in a rural subdivision on Hawaii's Big Island. The lots in the Kaohe (cah-OH'-hay) Homesteads subdivision that are closest to the lava are vacant, and officials say no homes are in imminent danger. Hawaii County spokesman Kevin Dayton says lava from Kilauea (kih-luh-WAY'-uh) has...

  • Diageo welcoming visitors at historic distillery

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Historic Stitzel-Weller distillery is the newest stop on the Kentucky Bourbon Trail. Liquor giant Diageo PLC said Monday it is opening a visitors' center at Stitzel-Weller, part of a $10 million investment that includes a new bottling line and a small batch craft still that will bring whiskey production back to the...

  • Atlanta airport closing runway for maintenance

    ATLANTA (AP) — Atlanta airport officials say they're closing the northernmost runway until mid-October for maintenance. Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport officials said in a statement that a 9,000-foot long stretch of one of the airport's five runways is being repaved. The airport's general manager Miguel Southwell says the...

  • Bear attack in Wyoming kills Utah man

    CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — A 31-year-old Utah man doing research alone in a remote backcountry area has died in a bear attack in the Bridger-Teton National Forest in northwest Wyoming. Officials aren't certain yet what type of bear killed Adam Thomas Stewart of Virgin, Utah. "I'm assuming grizzly, but we don't have the bear so I can't say for...

  • The Roosevelt trail, from Maine to North Dakota

    NEW YORK (AP) — Ken Burns' new documentary about the Roosevelts — presidents Theodore and Franklin, and Franklin's wife Eleanor — is bound to stir interest in some of the places connected to them. Here's a look at some major Roosevelt sites, including birthplaces, family homes, vacation retreats and national parks and monuments from Maine to...

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