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  • Sleepy port city focus of North Korea tourism push

    WONSAN, North Korea (AP) — Where do you go in North Korea if you're in the mood for a barbecue by the beach, maybe some pier-side fishing, or a dip in the ocean? For many North Korean vacationers, that place has long been the sleepy port city of Wonsan, which is now the focus of one of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's most talked-about pet...

  • Olympic National Park to move threatened chalet

    PORT ANGELES, Wash. (AP) — Olympic National Park says it's moving forward with a plan to move a historic chalet that's being threatened by the shifting east fork of the Quinault River. The Enchanted Valley Chalet, located 13 miles from the nearest road, was built as a backcountry lodge in the 1930s, before the creation of the park. More...

  • B&B opens at site of former polygamous compound

    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Continental breakfasts are now being served at a bed and breakfast that has opened on the site of a sprawling, mostly unoccupied compound in southern Utah that was built for the leader of a polygamous sect. America's Most Wanted Suites and Bed and Breakfast takes its name from Warren Jeff's time on the list of the FBI's...

  • Officials: Pine beetle infestation not over yet

    HELENA, Mont. (AP) — While the mountain pine beetle epidemic has passed its peak, Montana forestry officials said Monday it's not over yet. The latest survey shows more than 526,000 acres of pine trees in the state were infested with the beetle in 2013, officials told the Board of Land Commissioners. That amount is still significant as the...

  • Museum comes to Santa Fe

    SANTA FE, N.M. - Santa Fe's famed summer market season opens this weekend with the International Folk Market, the world's largest folk art market and one dedicated to helping artisans from impoverished nations start their own businesses. And as the popular market celebrates its 11th anniversary, it is drawing more than just tourists and...

  • Mayor: Times Square characters should be licensed

    NEW YORK (AP) — Cookie Monster may soon need a license. New York Mayor Bill de Blasio said Monday he believes the people wearing character costumes in Times Square should be licensed and regulated. Dozens of people — dressed as kids' favorites like Elmo, Cookie Monster and Batman — stand near 42nd Street and pose for photos with...

  • 3 curators named at Bentonville's Crystal Bridges

    BENTONVILLE, Ark. (AP) — The Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville has promoted two assistant curators and is bringing in a curator from a Wyoming museum. The museum announced Monday that Manuela Well-Off-Man and Chad Alligood have been promoted to curator positions. Also, Mindy Besaw of the Whitney Western Art Museum in...

  • Ohio won't investigate Cedar Point ride accident

    TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Ohio's amusement ride inspectors won't be conducting an official investigation into an accident at Cedar Point that injured at least two people, but will have to give the OK for the swing ride to reopen. The state only investigates accidents when someone is admitted to a hospital or stays overnight. Two people were hurt...

  • Group honors third Kennywood coaster as 'landmark'

    WEST MIFFLIN, Pa. (AP) — The group American Coaster Enthusiasts has named the Thunderbolt a Coaster Landmark, the third roller coaster to be so recognized at the Kennywood amusement park near Pittsburgh. Kennywood is now the only park in the United States with three rides to be honored by the group, which was founded in 1978 has given the...

  • Reed HOF induction gives Bills cause to celebrate

    BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — There are two things receiver Andre Reed is most certain of in preparing to be inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame this weekend. The eight-year wait to hear his name called really didn't feel that long. More important, the timing of the announcement in February was fitting given the sudden uncertainty hovering...

  • Endangered goat herd added to Bronx Zoo

    NEW YORK (AP) — An endangered species of spiral-horned goats has been added to the Bronx Zoo's Wild Asia habitats. The Turkmenian Markhor is found in the mountains of Afghanistan, India, Pakistan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan. The Bronx Zoo herd numbers three adult males, several females and their offspring. The International Union for...

  • Bank buys downtown Sioux City hotel

    SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) — An Illinois bank was the sole bidder in a foreclosure sale for a 12-story hotel in downtown Sioux City. The Sioux City Journal reports (http://bit.ly/X4nJC7 ) First Bank & Trust Co. bid $2.5 million for the hotel and convention center at a July 15 sheriff's foreclosure sale. The bank held the mortgage on the building...

  • American Airlines adds flights Haiti's north coast

    MIAMI (AP) — American Airlines is adding flights from Miami to a second city in Haiti. The airline based in Fort Worth, Texas, announced Monday that daily service between Miami International Airport and Cap-Haitien, Haiti, would begin Oct. 2. The route joins the airline's current nonstop service from Miami to Haiti's capital, Port-au-Prince....

  • PPRTA to spend $12 million on area known as No Man's Land

    The Pikes Peak Rural Transportation Authority will start a major road project in 2016 on a stretch of highway that has been neglected, deemed blighted and been nicknamed No Man's Land. The authority will spend $12 million on sidewalks, gutters, a center turn lane, bicycle lanes and drainage on Colorado Avenue from 31st Street to the city...

  • Former Indiana synagogue to get historical marker

    LIGONIER, Ind. (AP) — A northern Indiana museum that originally served as a synagogue for a thriving Jewish population will receive a state historical marker next month. The marker honoring the 125-year-old former temple will be unveiled Aug. 31 in the Noble County town of Ligonier (lihg-uh-NEER'). The brick building that's adorned with...

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